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Do you know any of these people?

Hank Hanover, I'm black and grew up on casseroles. Does that make me a ghetto redneck? I don't eat them now, as I'm already fighting off the pounds I grew up accumulating. But they tasted good then. So now I'm a lurker, ghetto redneck.
Okay!!!

Feb 11, 2013
basildip in Not About Food
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Do you know any of these people?

You were being light hearted--delightedly so. If I can adopt your attitude, I can enjoy posting more instead of just lurking. And to whoever coined 'self delete', that's so funny. Thanks y'all!

Feb 11, 2013
basildip in Not About Food

Do you know any of these people?

I'm a Chowhound lurker, in all honesty. I still feel like such an outsider who posts on the wrong boards. The people who regularly post are a pretty sophisticated knowledgeable bunch. I feel like they all know one another. Being a lurker is to me far better than not being a member at all. You learn an awful lot; and, you get to enjoy the sometimes very funny people. Once in a while I dip my toe in the water (like with this post), and it is such great fun. Whew! There is so much to learn and enjoy here. Thank you to the chowhounders who openly share themselves and their experiences. I learn a lot from all of you.

Feb 11, 2013
basildip in Not About Food

Should I have said something? (grocery store product movers)

I'm sorry I drove you nuts. When I was able to get to the store, I was always self conscious ab leaving my cart at the front of the parking stall. Sometimes the corral was more than I could handle. I didn't leave my cart in the middle, but I knew it wasn't in its proper stall. I didn't want to be an annoyance, but I did want to stay ambulatory and able to shop as long as possible. Dvwud, you sound healthy and I truly hope you stay that way, bc as Betty Davis (1940's) actress said, "Getting old ain't for sissies". We don't mean to be irritating, we're just trying to hang in there. Stay healthy Dvwud as long as you can

Jan 30, 2013
basildip in Not About Food

I Forgot My Wallet, Have You Forgotten Yours?

A few yrs ago I took a friend to eat at an inexpensive Japanese restaurant. I didn't forget my wallet; but, i didn't have the money either. It was her very first time eating sushi, and I had not yet become a regular. We both loved our dinners. It wasn't until I was ready to take my last bit that I saw, "cash only". So I whispered to my server that my friend would stay while I 'dashed' to the B of A teller. Reluctantly they agreed to trust me. When I finished transacting at the teller and headed back to Sawtelle, I could not spot the restaurant. I went up and down Sawtelle, from Olympic to Santa Monica Blvd ab 4 or 5 trips bf I finally spotted it. Sweating profusely, I nervously walked in. Nobody said anything rude or unkind, but I did notice all the waitstaff and chefs heaved a collective sigh of relief. Now I am a regular and always remember to take my cash.

Jan 30, 2013
basildip in Not About Food

pico seafood in inglewood

Mel's Fish Shack
4525 W. Jefferson Blvd. @ Buckingham Rd.
Los Angeles! CA
323-735-7220

Jan 29, 2013
basildip in Los Angeles Area

McRib is Back, and Are you going to get one?

Is it the same as it was years ago? I liked it then; but the current commercials don't look very appetizing. My question is for Jelly71, or whoever wants to answer.

Jan 07, 2013
basildip in Chains

I ate too much of it once...

See's chocolate candy with nuts. I o'd for several months on several different kinds. I still love it, but I developed an allergic reaction. Now if I eat anything with nuts or chocolate, I cough my head off.

Dec 21, 2012
basildip in General Topics

Grocery store pet peeve. Is it just me?

Bless you. That is wonderful exhortation. All of us probably annoy someone, even
before we get old.

Nov 27, 2012
basildip in Not About Food

Why You Should Spatchcock Your Turkey

Great tip on keeping the dressing dry.

Nov 16, 2012
basildip in Features

Is the Apple Pan Worth a Visit

I admire all you Apple Pan loyalist. I went there once in the 80's--didn't like it at all.
Thinking I might be missing something, I went back 10 or so yrs. later. To me, the burger was just average. At that time it was Fat Burgers or Millie's on the East side for me and my buddies. I obviously never became a regular THERE. But I did become a regular at other spots, and I fully understand why you regulars would love the Apple Pan. I cannot speak on the pies. I know I must have tried one of them, being a sweet tooth slave. All I know is that pie did not linger on my taste buds, as the burger did not. But I love it that they pamper their regulars; and, I love that you pampered regular are so loyal in return. I have that same experience at mt favourite Thai restaurant and it is an enhancement to the dining experience. But, I think I'll try the Apple Pan one more time--I'm going to get that hickory burger, extra crispy fries and some kind of pie. Do they have a good berry pie--all of that whip cream makes me wanna' run and settle my tummy with chicken broth. I'll be on the lookout for some of you lovely sounding loyalist.

Jul 11, 2012
basildip in Los Angeles Area

Why Do We Need Tomato Paste Anyway?

I'm a follower of Mario Batali. One of his recipes calls for 'carmelized' tomato paste. Once I tasted the boost in flavour I got from the 1)tomato paste and 2)caramelisation of the paste, I never cook tomato dishes without it (the paste). I especially use it in my chile pot. It is also essential (without caramelising) in my spaghetti sauce.

Jul 07, 2012
basildip in Features

What are you favour 3 cuisines?

In this order: 1) Thai
2) Japanese-sushi &cooked
3) Italian

Apr 22, 2012
basildip in General Topics

The Ten Best Things To Eat In LA Right Now

Thanks Food622. I thought Nanbankan had closed yrs. ago. They must just have moved to their present location. Their yakitori is heaven. I'm going to find out if they still serve grilled burdock root. I read some reviews and see they still serve their Australian lamb.

Apr 11, 2012
basildip in Los Angeles Area

The Ten Best Things To Eat In LA Right Now

Well, FattyWantsCheese, these all sound like great places. I am familiar with Sananluang. They have great, authentic Thai food. I love many dishes there. My personal favourite--the Generals Noodle soup. Talk about a rich broth. Because I am a hugh veggie lover, I always ask them to
slightly reduce my noodles. Then I tell them the veggies I want...green onions, bean sprouts, bok
choy and chinese broccoli. Then I get extra garlic along with the spice tray and sail away to heaven. Ooo, I can smell and taste it now.

Apr 11, 2012
basildip in Los Angeles Area

After Batali Bust, Arguments for and Against Tipping Out

Sigh. So many complications today. In my simplistic way, I love to tip. I normally dine at a restaurant so frequently, the staff practically becomes family. I tip my waiter, my busboy, and the chef. Since I don't really know them personally, I consider the tip one tangible way of communicating what I think of them and my experience at the restaurant. As a result of reading these posts, reality has set in. I see tipping is a many sided coin. Because I am a demanding (but courteous) diner, I will continue to reward my server, busboy and chef. I figure if I can complain, I should most certainly reward those who make my dining experience the best it can be. If I eat at the Jar(Beverly Hills), or if I eat at Denny's, I feel compelled to say an extra thanks to the staff. Maybe I'm too dumb to appreciate the legal ramifications. But I sure hope someone smarter with a more complex mind than mine will find a way to equitably laud people who deserve it.

Mar 12, 2012
basildip in Features

The Ten Most Insulting Things Anthony Bourdain Has Said About Food Network - Grubstreet

Agreed, Foodie_Phil. I love the Asian and Latin American foods. Their soups, veggies and fruits look like foods from another wonderful world.

Mar 07, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Bourdain vs. Deen

Bellachefa, wouldn't your advice get Guy fired? If he decided to "stand up...and be a tv personality that you want to be rather than the person that got you on the network"--would that independent action cost him his job at the fn? I mean, they don't seem that flexible to me. I always suspected inflexibility is why Tony Bourdain is no longer at the fn.

Mar 07, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Bourdain vs. Deen

Thanks DaisyM. We do have a responsibility to ourselves.

Mar 07, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Bourdain vs. Deen

Well said bulavinaka.

Mar 07, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Bourdain vs. Deen

I like him a lot also.

Mar 07, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Bourdain vs. Deen

Definitely shtick and put on to me too-I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But as for PD's influence over people's eating habits, I'm left to wonder a/b personal responsibility. I'm way over weight and gradually learning to eat more healthy. I decide what I'm going to eat. I even decide not to watch Paula and her, to me, forced laughter. But, I have nothing against her doing her thing. She seems okay to me. But I was disappointed to hear she may not be so kind to kids. Tony on the other hand has many endearing traits. He is especially wonderful when he talks with someone who he sees as passionate a/b their work. I notice he encourages them to do most of the talking while he give them his rapt Charlie Rose-ish attention.

Mar 07, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Paula Deen's may have "type 2" (aka lifestyle) diabetes - surprise, surprise, surprise!

Adam Richman of Man vs Food. He promotes extreme eating habits. He annoys me more than all the chefs put together.

Mar 07, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Does salt really "expire"

LOL

Mar 06, 2012
basildip in General Topics

Does salt really "expire"

LOL--10 minutes

Mar 06, 2012
basildip in General Topics

My Aplogies, but I Need to Vent About America's Test Kitchen

Tell them how much you despise them and their tactics. For some reason, it worked for me. I was delighted to get rid of Chris K.

Feb 20, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

My Aplogies, but I Need to Vent About America's Test Kitchen

Thanks for helping me laugh at this show and website. I was once signed up to receive their emails. I didn't even last a month. I couldn't find a way to move my curser, without "ordering" an unwanted book. This happened twice in a short space of time. After returning the books, I had a hard time getting them to cease and desist billing me. Needless to say, I cancelled my limited access to their website with some harsh words. After reading these posts, I now know I am not crazy. I carried that anger for 3 years. What a relief to finally laugh ai ATK.

Feb 20, 2012
basildip in Food Media & News

Mini Meatballs with Massive Flavor

We could not find these meatballs. Which store has them? They sound worth a try

Feb 07, 2012
basildip in Features

Fat, Fat, Gucky Chicken Breast (Normal or Freaky)? [moved from Site Talk board]

Sage advice, nami54. Thank you, but I have been already.

Jan 15, 2012
basildip in Home Cooking

Fat, Fat, Gucky Chicken Breast (Normal or Freaky)? [moved from Site Talk board]

Trust me paulj, I am so grateful for these answers. I feel so so much better to learn this was something natural and not guck at all. Never having made stock/broth this way before, I had never seen this substance in my pot. Truly it looks quite different from what I know to be fat, and frankly it scared me. And thanks for that oxalic acid tip--I'll research it and purchase it.

Jan 15, 2012
basildip in Home Cooking