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Does anyone eat tartar sauce with anything other than fish?

So does my wife. I have been known to use it on hamburgers a la the local Frisch's Big Boy chain or on other kinds of sandwiches.

Jan 29, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

Hi, my name is _______ and I'm addicted to ________ .(food only please!)

I am jmckee and I too am an addict of the golden magic paste. I usually have two or three kinds in the house at once. Giving it up for lent was my hardest Lenten sacrifice ever.

Jan 29, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

Too much hassle to bother with foods

There's only sweeping because I seem incapable of keeping the flour on the work island.

Jan 28, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

A deceased someone's brother. Who reveres the memory of his sister in clear and honest ways.

I like the guy. A friend of mine who is chef / owner of a place he covered a few years ago says he's genuine, generous, and a nice, nice guy.

I confess: When he was in Cincinnati last year, I drove past the restaurants he was exploring (two of which I frequent) to see the car sitting on the street.

Too much hassle to bother with foods

I'll echo that. An hour after I decide to make it, it's drying on floured towels. And I'm sweeping the kitchen floor.

Jan 27, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

Frequently, it does. She's a nurse and works evenings, so sometimes we can't do it. But this year, she's off so we probably will.

Jan 26, 2015
jmckee in Not About Food

Beer can celebrates 80 years

Here in Cincinnati, a local restaurant group just opened their third place in the "Gateway Quarter" district. It's a kicked-up tavern food menu, featuring (among other things) an extensive collection of canned craft beer and is named Krueger's, after the first brewer to can beer.

Jan 26, 2015
jmckee in Beer

Why are people slaves to a date, say February 14?

I am not a "slave" to anything. I choose to celebrate St. Valentine's Day -- among other days -- because we live in a world where there's a lot of unpleasant stuff that happens. To take any opportunity to commemorate something as special as my nearly-30 years of marriage to my wonderful wife is something to be embraced. I like "special" days. Yes, we celebrate our relationship in small ways throughout the year. But a designated day is an opportunity to slow down and say, "You are still important. I still love you. You still matter in my life."

Lady Caught Stealing Rhubarb from Neighbor

Reminds me of the second definition of "rhubarb" from the Roy McKie / Henry Beard humorous dictionary "Coo-king": "A squabble or quarrel such as might erupt after someone is served a vegetable for dessert"

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (February 2015) Voting!

GUMBO

Jan 26, 2015
jmckee in Home Cooking

Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

I guess my question is: Why? What do you get out of it? A sense of superiority? A need to control what other people watch? So you don't like them; fine. Don't watch. The snarling negativity some CH'ers direct toward these folks says more about the posters than the program hosts.

Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

Wow. I guess we didn't go long enough without a Fieri bashing thread.

So don't watch him.

How many people really use shallots? I generally don't.

I use them on a recipe-specific basis where they're called for, or if I'm just making something up and want to use them -- a lot of times for salad dressings or poultry marinades.

Jan 16, 2015
jmckee in Home Cooking

First time posters

We're not talking "further education" here. We're talking about a website. A free website. Where only long-timers seem to think that there are "conventions" and get offended if they're not observed.

The subculture of the long-time Chowhounder is not welcoming to a first-timer a lot of the time.

Jan 16, 2015
jmckee in Site Talk
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First time posters

Let's just examine the language in this post.

"educate them" -- implies either that newbies are ignorant or that your way is the ONLY way to use a website.

"serial offenders" -- words usually used to describe criminals.

And you wonder why people feel unwelcome here.

Jan 15, 2015
jmckee in Site Talk
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Salty Cuisines: Your thought?

Another nonsensical bashing of the United States. you know, there IS food other than processed here.

Jan 15, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

Salty Cuisines: Your thought?

Oh yes. I forgot. I'm on Chowhound, and American food is all soooooooo dreary and dreadful.

Your statement is, of course, in error. Hard to understand why you express such disdain for the nation in which you reside.

Various regions in the American South alone have contributed many fine dishes to the world's cuisine.

Jan 15, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

First time posters

That certainly was my experience when I first ventured onto this site; any post I made was either ignored, met with derision, or answered with a barely-civil "Did you look at THESE threads?" with an unspoken "you moron." And it still is sometimes. I brought to mind a comment in an article about the site that some people "at times have felt unwelcome" here.

How do you pronounce 'bruschetta'?

Broo-SKET-tuh. (ever so slight pause between the two Ts)

Jan 14, 2015
jmckee in Not About Food

Salty Cuisines: Your thought?

Well, that sounds like rather a knee-jerk reaction to me. What do YOU think of as "American" foods?

Jan 14, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

Foodie is Now a Banished Word!

Suspenders AND a belt -- not taking any chances.

He was on Letterman's NBC show one night, and he did the teaspoon of salt, and Dave said, "Oh come on now -- I've seen you do that, and it can't be accurate." Without saying a word, Justin poured the salt into his hand, grabbed a teaspoon measure, and carefully poured it into the spoon. Result: A perfect level teaspoon.

Jan 12, 2015
jmckee in Not About Food

How is this so HARD?

First-world problem.

Jan 08, 2015
jmckee in Site Talk

Healthiest Chinese Restaurant Choices?

You must have some lousy Chinese joints in your neck of the world. I have never encountered a dish "swimming in oil".

Jan 06, 2015
jmckee in General Topics

Simple Good Things

Cornbread and buttermilk.

A sugar cookie.

Ditto on the baked potato.

Foodie is Now a Banished Word!

Hey, watch it -- one of my past cookin' idols, Justin Wilson, wrote the "Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook." :-)

Jan 06, 2015
jmckee in Not About Food

Foodie is Now a Banished Word!

What is the big flipping deal about the word Foodie? A very large and wonderful and diverse grocery where I live has "Welcome Foodies" on the credit card pad before you swipe.

Honestly, sometimes the people on this site seem poised to be offended by something so infinitesimal......

PBS Heats Up Sundays With THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW

My wife and I watched last evening, before "Downton Abbey", and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jan 05, 2015
jmckee in Food Media & News

Heinous KFC commercial

I guess I must go ahead and ask: What is wrong with not having the (so-called) "healthy" meal sometimes?

"The original comment has been removed"

Yes. When a thread takes kind of a leap, where you sense something is missing, it's good to know it actually IS missing.

Is Chowhound dead?

No. It was never a sentient, living being, so de facto, it cannot be "dead."

Dec 29, 2014
jmckee in Site Talk