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Whatdya Put Hot Sauce On?

And...? ;)

Apr 14, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

I don't take to raisins in any application.

Apr 14, 2014
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What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

I consider fresh garlic a spice because it I use it to flavor rather than to be eaten for its own sake.

I also use garlic powder without qualm or shame.

Apr 14, 2014
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What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

Thyme is my favorite herb/spice, but I can't claim to use it all that often.

Apr 13, 2014
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What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

At a guess, and in no particular order:

Garlic
Cumin
Powdered chile (at least a couple dozen different chiles)
Italian parsley
Oregano
Cilantro

PS--Didn't include black pepper because I consider it every bit as much a given as salt.

Apr 13, 2014
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Detecting Heat in Chiles

Blame the market for mild baseball game nachos for the dumbing down of japs.

Apr 12, 2014
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Detecting Heat in Chiles

Along with the fatali, the bii jolokia and the Trinidad scorpion.

Apr 12, 2014
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Is the low carb, no gluten trend hurting pizza, pasta & bread sales?

True. I remember seeing "Dr. So-and-So's Low Carb Diet" on a bookshelf back in the semdies.

Apr 11, 2014
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Detecting Heat in Chiles

I have also heard that hot, sunny growing seasons conduce to capsaicin development. However, there is a law of diminishing returns with regard to the more succulent peppers, which will actually burn up if subjected to excessive heat and sunshine. Then again, many of the succulents aren't particularly hot to begin with, so who needs 'em!

Apr 11, 2014
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Detecting Heat in Chiles

I have heard that with serranos and jalapenos, the smaller and the pointier they are, the hotter they are. No idea if true or not, but I always seek out the smallest, pointiest serranos/jalapenos on the odd chance that it is.

Apr 11, 2014
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Irresponsible at best? Please. Don't be such a dam' buzzkill. I read this thread to hear about what and how much people drink. If I want to read temperance lectures from humorless scolds I'll log on to carrienation.com.

Apr 10, 2014
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Is the low carb, no gluten trend hurting pizza, pasta & bread sales?

No idea, but if my wife, who is going the low-carb route is any indication, it is surely damaging their bottom line somewhat.

Apr 09, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

But they are delish. Were it not for the high sodium content, I'd be all over them.

Apr 09, 2014
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I won't touch strawberries. They look like they could use a blast o' Clearasil.

Apr 08, 2014
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

Heh. I lift a martini--or two--to your pop.

Apr 08, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

The lyrics to Dave & Dave's "Welcome to the Boomtown" kinda put me off Denny's permanently.

Apr 07, 2014
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How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

I simply no longer have the desire to get seriously likkerd up. I'm 46.

Apr 07, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

The Khantessa and I have at least 10 meatball dishes in our regular repertoire including Tunisian and Armenian meatball soups.

Apr 07, 2014
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I take it Neil Young was not referring to your mom in his 1969 hit song Cinnamon Girl.

Apr 07, 2014
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I believe the former is more common north of the Mason-Dixon, while the latter is more a southern thang.

Apr 07, 2014
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My dumplings are heavy and dense, but definitely not gooey.

Apr 07, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

I submit that there is a meatball out there for everybody.

Apr 07, 2014
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I won't do fish sauce. And the pho I've had, I have not liked. Won't eat it again.

Apr 07, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

So far I've seen no objections to French fries, pertata chips and homemade bread. Rice, too.

Apr 06, 2014
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Cinnamon is powerful and distinctive enough that I'm not surprised some people dislike it. Personally, I love it.

Apr 06, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

Yeah, the Khantessa does not care for chicken broth at all. Only person I've ever known who doesn't like even homemade chicken soup.

Apr 06, 2014
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Cities and Their Famous Foods

Bawlmer, Merlin--Pit Beef Sandwiches

Apr 06, 2014
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Cities and Their Famous Foods

Memphis--BBQ

Tampa and Miami--Cuban Sandwiches

Lafayette, Louisiana--Gumbo

La Mesa, New Mexico--Chile Rellenos

Seattle--Coffee

San Francisco--Sourdough Bread

Portland, Maine--Lobster

Apr 05, 2014
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Foods Without Enemies

Yes. It's really okay to hate something. Even some people. Really it is.

Apr 05, 2014
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For the record, the best cheesecake I've ever had was a maple cheesecake at Addison's in Columbia, Missouri. And I'm a guy who generally loves traditional, straightforward c-cake.

Apr 05, 2014
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