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Food related television commercial failures

Yep, that's my soundcloud page. I haven't updated my food blog in such a long time, I'm too embarrassed to link it.... then again, those recordings aren't all *that* recent, either.

Might be studio time again soon.

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

Food related television commercial failures

Natch!

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

"Neither do I".

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk
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Stupid gadgets

That's all but implied by the OP.

about 8 hours ago
linguafood in Cookware

Food related television commercial failures

Pretty much every commercial for chain restaurants makes me want to projectile vomit all over the tv screen: depicting glossy, revolting looking "food" being slowly covered in cheesy or neon-colored sauce (TGIF, Chili's, Red Lobster, OG, etc. etc.). Positively disgusting.

Why anyone would think "hey, that looks great, ima gonna eat there every day now" is beyond me.

Whereas I lurved the Quizno's sock monkeys. We play that song on special request at shows '-D

about 10 hours ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

Yes, I still can't wrap my head around "girlish" being an insult.

#smh

Is "boyish" a bad thing, too? Just wondering.

about 12 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk
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Stupid gadgets

50% of OXO products. The other 50% are great.

about 12 hours ago
linguafood in Cookware

An Open Letter to Chowhound re: the new format

Girlish? Talk about gender stereotypes. I guess men don't experience love.

But good grief, if this is the end of the world (or CH) as we know it, I'm all for bringing back "recommend" instead. Just to make the wailing stop already.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk
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For Fun: Favorite bad versions of dishes?

I haven't made it in forevah, but my go-to add-ins were ground beef or pan-fried spicy chicken breast (cubed), mushrooms, green or red peppers, and hot sauce. Maybe some grated, extra sharp cheddar, too.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

When do you send a drink back?

That's just, like, your opinion, man.

about 14 hours ago
linguafood in Spirits
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Does Fast Food Really Make People Fat?

Ah, well if it worked for you, then the other poor people are probably just too damn lazy to follow your shining example.

1 day ago
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Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

Congress was in the process of doing anything? Well, I'll be damned.

1 day ago
linguafood in Food Media & News

"Google it"

Hey now.

1 day ago
linguafood in Site Talk

"Google it"

God, people are such inept assholes, aren't they?

1 day ago
linguafood in Site Talk
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I hate it when I don't know how to pronounce a food's name in a restaurant

MGZ was replying to sparrowgrass.

1 day ago
linguafood in General Topics

Does Fast Food Really Make People Fat?

Bravo.

1 day ago
linguafood in Food Media & News
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What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy. [through July 31, 2014]

I can't wait for any shipping at this point, but thank you. I will look at Petco and Wiscoy and hope to find it.

1 day ago
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Makeshift Poll: what would have been better than the new Q&A format?

I just wanted to say I may have found a new favorite poster.

This is genius.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Site Talk
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What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy. [through July 31, 2014]

I will try to find those at the local pet store. Are they a common item, or do they need to be ordered online? A day could make a difference, unfortunately.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking

'Substitute' dinner needed for next week Wednesday

Thanks, I'll note it for my next trip. Had to cancel this one, sadly.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Philadelphia

When do you send a drink back?

Mezcal & tonic's pretty awesome, too. The Ilegal has a nice smokiness to it.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Spirits

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy. [through July 31, 2014]

There.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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For Fun: Favorite bad versions of dishes?

There's a gourmet version of that?

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in General Topics

For Fun: Favorite bad versions of dishes?

Kraft Mac & Cheese here, too. It was incredibly exotic when (and where) I grew up. There were other crappy versions of foods I liked as a kid, but no more. The blue box is still acceptable, though I always add stuff.

I think that pretty much covers it.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in General Topics

Why not make the Site Talk board strictly Q&A format? .....-OR-.....

Excellent idea.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Site Talk
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

That's utterly ridiculous.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Chains

Raw minced pork.

Just goes to show what a bad North Rhine-Westphalian I am. Can't stand it in sauerkraut or on bread, either.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy. [through July 31, 2014]

Thank you, meatn3. It seems like there is not much that entices him anymore these days, save for a few bites of roast beef.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #315 - Summertime... and the living is easy. [through July 31, 2014]

This here is my favorite recipe for caponata. It's fairly involved (to me at least), but totally worth the effort. And makes a whole bunch, too.

2 lb eggplant (preferably small but not Asian)
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (preferably Sicilian)
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups olive oil
11 garlic cloves (from 2 heads), chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste (preferably from a tube)
1 (28-oz) can whole Italian tomatoes, finely chopped and juice reserved
5 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup drained bottled capers, rinsed
1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/3 cup red-wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch cubes and transfer to a colander. Toss with 2 tablespoons sea salt. Let drain 1 hour.
While eggplant drains, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté three fourths of garlic, stirring, until golden, about 1 minute. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add tomatoes with their juice, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes.
Bring 3 cups salted water to a boil in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart saucepan, then cook celery until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop cooking.
Gently squeeze eggplant to remove excess moisture and pat dry. Heat 1/4 inch oil (about 2 cups) in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until it registers 360°F on thermometer, then fry eggplant in 4 batches, stirring and turning constantly with a slotted spoon, until browned and tender, 3 to 5 minutes per batch. (Return oil to 360°F between batches.) Transfer to paper towels.
Pour off all but 2 tablespoons oil from skillet, then reduce heat to moderate and cook onion and remaining garlic, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 10 minutes. Add tomato sauce, eggplant, celery, capers, vinegar, sugar, pepper, and remaining teaspoon sea salt and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature, uncovered, then chill, covered, at least 8 hours.

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Raw minced pork.

Whoa! Caraway seeds????? Not on my freaking Mettbrötchen.

(Caraway seeds is one of the very, very few things I cannot abide).

Jul 29, 2014
linguafood in Home Cooking