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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (January 2015) Nominations!

ASIAN DUMPLINGS!

about 4 hours ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

online cooking classes?

What fun that will be! I've had good luck freezing some of the dumplings.

I'm looking at 5 or 6 classes - trying to decide which I *need*. Once you are on their mailing list you'll find that there are occasional special rates.

about 6 hours ago
meatn3 in Food Media & News

Hong Kong Dim Sum

And other recent visits? Thinking of going in a week or so!

1 day ago
meatn3 in Southeast

Tampa - Greg Baker's Fodder & Shine

Looks like Friday 12/26 is the planned opening.

Hope to read about your experiences!

http://cltampa.com/potlikker/archives...

1 day ago
meatn3 in Florida

Nice place for lunch off I-95 Va/NC

I came across a newish place in Emporia which sounds worth trying.
It's called Then Bank by Kahill's and is said to be a few minutes off the interstate.

I have eaten at Kahill's in South Hill. Had an excellent meal and then a satisfactory meal.

If you opt for trying them give a call first. Looks like they close for private parties sometimes.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant...

1 day ago
meatn3 in Southeast
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Recipes for Cancer

Welcome! Wishing you good health and appetite. Hope these ideas help you during your chemo. Chowhound has a friendly community with lots of cooking knowledge so jump in with questions!

1 day ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

online cooking classes?

Great minds...I was just coming to post the news of the sale!
With it being the busy season it's worth mentioning that you can enroll but start the class anytime in the future you wish.

1 day ago
meatn3 in Food Media & News

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Look how quiet this thread became once the notices about the change went up on the boards!

There's a lesson here...

Dec 19, 2014
meatn3 in Site Talk

Looking for a restaurant in Raleigh, NC area?

Rockycat-

I was there in November with two others. No difference was apparent. Every thing I tried was quite good. One person wasn't thrilled with his side dish but that was an individual taste thing.

If I lived closer Lucky 32 would probably fill the hole in my dining left from Porters closing.

Dec 19, 2014
meatn3 in Southeast

ethnic options in triangle

Part of finding places to your liking is spending enough time on the various sites to identify posters who share your taste. Once they have been found you save a lot of time.

There are a few people who I've identified that I always enjoy the spots they rate highly. There are a few that I have the opposite experience with. Both sides of the coin are helpful!

Dec 18, 2014
meatn3 in Southeast
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Marssy -

You stepped into an already existing community. Hopefully those who filled your shoes before left notes. I would assume you have spent time studying the past issues which were not well received and tried to learn from them

The wheel does not need to be reinvented. You were hired partly because you preformed in a similar capacity elsewhere. That means your learning curb should be limited to the peculiarities of this particular site.

The people posting here are doing so because we actually are invested and give a damn. Feedback can be invaluable if one takes the time to really reflect on it.

We want to be here. You need us to be here. Why make our experience difficult and frustrating when a little forethought could have avoided the whole cluster f*@k?

It's pretty basic. Stop - look- listen- process - learn.

I've been here since a year after CH began although didn't post for 6 or 7 years. I have never been so disgusted with the site as I am now. I'm not opposed to change. It's the degree of cluelessness that has my brain ready to implode.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

The point is that
1) the announcement was not prominently located
2) why make 1000's change something they never wanted
3) the "method" used created 100's of WTF moments and time wasted becoming frustrated trying to figure out what the new problem was

It is a very small percent of users who ever look at the Site Talk board let alone know that it exists.

How hard is it to anticipate potential user angst and come up with a proactive way to avoid it?

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

A simple, easy to find notice of the new OPTION and how to enable it would have done the job. Users would not have been inconvenienced and you guys could have avoided all of this angst.

Is there no one on your team who has experience dealing with the public in a face to face manner? Operating from behind a screen seems to not lend itself to learning good communication, human nature and the ability to present change in a positive manner.

Under Cabinet Range Hood Recommendations

I have been very pleased with my Zephyr Pyramid. Quiet, easy to clean, does the job and looks great.

http://zephyronline.com/product_searc...

Dec 18, 2014
meatn3 in Cookware

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Obviously you haven't consumed enough boxes of Cracker Jacks! The decoder ring is key...

:-D

Dec 18, 2014
meatn3 in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Two things that would have made this a heck of a lot more palatable:

Communication and understanding human nature.

People aren't fond of change. Especially when it makes them feel inconvenienced. Popping on to the site is an entertaining break for most of us. Making this change the new default was a bad choice.

CH has a bunch of real estate on every page. Take down the silly snow flake or remove a photo for a week and put up a message about the change. Creating a situation where each poster has to spend time investigating the WTF surprise just amps up the annoyance factor.

CH could have offered this as an option rather than the default. If an announcement had been made in an easily spotted format CH would have shown goodwill rather than the growing trend of blatant disregard.

Presentation makes a big difference. Being told the benefits of a new option* will get a better reception than feeling like something you had no interest in was shoved down your throat.

*Option meaning an actual, well - option. One we could enable if desired as opposed to having to go through the annoyance of turning off a switch we never choose to turn on.

Being "put to work" at a Christmas Party

Yep, that would have been good. Wasn't so quick witted when sleep deprived and on pain meds to have a nimble response.

Dec 17, 2014
meatn3 in Not About Food

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Do the decision makers even spend time using this site? So many of the changes implemented are contrary to what a user would want.
A primary key to business is understanding your customer. TPTB seem intent to find new and novel ways to prove that they simply don't get it. Nor do they appear to give a rats ass.

Looking for a restaurant in Raleigh, NC area?

I've had very nice experiences at Lucky 32 in Cary. Aside from the regular menu they have seasonal specials too. Food and service is quite good and the price is what you are looking for.

http://www.lucky32.com/cary.htm

Dec 17, 2014
meatn3 in Southeast

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

This is a total PITA!

Best Fruitcake Mail Order?

They still have a web page. Looks like you have to phone to order though.

http://whowomen.tripod.com/

This article is a few years old but may help too:

http://www.wnc-woman.com/1205-who.html

They are still listed on the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce site:

Women Helping Other Women
PO Box 456
Burnsville NC 28714
(828)284-4628 Fax: (828)682-0090
Ali Randolph

I haven't been in the few stores that might carry the cakes in my area lately. Please report back which ever way your search goes!

Dec 16, 2014
meatn3 in General Topics

Being "put to work" at a Christmas Party

Hooch & Mooch being second!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589079

Jewish Cooking not just Kosher

Much of where to post depends upon the OP's point of view. A person keeping Kosher would keep to those laws even when cooking a Chinese, Nigerian or Nepalese dish. The dietary laws create a need for substitutions when cooking many non-Jewish dishes. To further confuse, Jews have lived all over the world for centuries so "Jewish" cooking has many, many variations

I'm Jewish but don't keep Kosher. Some dishes I make reflect my ethnic background (Ashkenazim). Some reflect the regional focus of where I have spent my life (Southern). Many reflect my interest in food in general and have nothing to do with who my people are! My holiday foods tend to be from an Asjkenazim background because, like most, the food traditions from our childhood often carry forward. My way of eating and cooking keep me on the Home Cooking board. I'm interested in view points different from my own.

Let's look at Pastrami. This could be a regional "where to source" question. Deciding upon the best brine could be Home Cooking. Someone who keeps Kosher may elect to inquire about brine on the Kosher board since that would keep responses within their focus. Now the meat has been brined - time to smoke it! This could go to the BBQ, Home Cooking or Kosher boards. Just depends upon what type of information you are seeking.

Clear as mud!

I suspect the same situation would occur if we were discussing Muslim food. Some would find a Halal board preferable. Some might not keep Halal and view the category as the food from their ethnic background. The ethnic influences could vary greatly too.

Dec 16, 2014
meatn3 in Site Talk
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Food For The Afterlife

Isn't she great? I had just discovered her the day before your comment. My internet wanderings can end up in unexpected places!

Dec 16, 2014
meatn3 in General Topics

Being "put to work" at a Christmas Party

I admire the restraint it took to resist fork fencing!

While I'm happy not having a Roz in my life I do enjoy hearing about her.

Dec 15, 2014
meatn3 in Not About Food

Jewish Cooking not just Kosher

Thanks!

That posters response didn't scare me (or the other poster caught in the silliness) off - just caught us off guard. I try to be generous when someone is less than welcoming. Maybe their dog died, perhaps they are off their meds, there could be "buttons" I inadvertently pushed. Hopefully they get it out of their system in words on the net rather than taking it out in road rage!

Dec 15, 2014
meatn3 in Site Talk

Food For The Afterlife

Here's your answer (begins around 2:13)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpESk...

Jewish Cooking not just Kosher

I see the Kosher Board in the same light I see the Vegetarian and the Special Diet boards. They are all cooking from a more limited and specific pantry than the Home Cooking Board. Often the diets limit the posters interest in other cooking topics.

Sharing recipes and discussing dishes of any tradition falls nicely within the Home Cooking Board. Personally I enjoy the diversity of posts and frequently learn about new foods and traditions.

Some boards and serial threads do develop a group of regulars. It's their daily coffee klache. I've found most people pretty welcoming.
Although I was told recently that my opinion on the Vegetarian board was not helpful since I eat meat! But fortunately that is a rarity in my time here.

Dec 14, 2014
meatn3 in Site Talk
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Food For The Afterlife

I guess the best choice would be the food you most hate to share. This time it will be all yours!

Dec 13, 2014
meatn3 in General Topics
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What's For Dinner #338 - Winter Wonderland Edition [through 12/14/14]

Thanks!

I wish I had a better way to bookmark promising recipes mentioned in WFD besides using the heart.

Dec 12, 2014
meatn3 in Home Cooking