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shun knives

Not since they got bought out by amazon.
http://www.woot.com/plus/zwilling-j-a...

here's their current knife deal (note: under woot, not under "home"). There is no more rhyme nor reason to the site, just pure unadultered chaos. (general theory appears to be like ikea: the loster you get (and the longer you spend there), the more you buy).

Jan 28, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

shun knives

Buy it. But if you've got the time, spend a few months looking for it on WOOT.com first. You can get awesome deals there.
Though I suppose a gift card is a gift card.

I got some better knives (not the classic--their powderized steel, which is harder) from Shun, and I love them to bits. Need to send them back to get sharpened though (free sharpening is nice).

Jan 28, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware
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Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

eatingjoy,
Recognizing the lay of the land isn't giving credence to bigotry. We can quantify the degree of "anti-gay prejudice" in retail because people have kept on doing the studies (with two guys going to a mattress store)... I'm pretty sure it's been going down.

Research is invaluable about telling us facts.

Jan 28, 2015
Chowrin in Food Media & News

Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

You should read more research.

Jan 28, 2015
Chowrin in Food Media & News

Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

Because people are idiots. Next question?
If you're black, and your name looks it, abbreviate it.
Studies show you'll get more interviews that way.

Jan 28, 2015
Chowrin in Food Media & News

Would You Name Your Kid Nutella?

Caryn, actually.

Jan 28, 2015
Chowrin in Food Media & News

What's the point of celery in recipes?

Try some spring beets! great earthy flavor, but also sweet! (spring beets are tiny things).

Jan 28, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

What's the point of celery in recipes?

sweet like chicken soup, or sweet like kugel?

Jan 27, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

What's the point of celery in recipes?

Beano helps with upset stomachs. Eat the Beano.

Jan 27, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

What's the point of celery in recipes?

Ditto. Real, well-grown celery is fabulous!

Jan 27, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

What's the point of celery in recipes?

It's a bit like msg. Some people taste it (DH gets nitrate cravings, i swear!) -- but it's almost something you need to train yourself to notice the difference.

Everyone's tastebuds are different.

Jan 27, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

What's the point of celery in recipes?

Nitrates. If you can't taste 'em, I'm sorry. But they do taste good.
Also, celery does have a taste, though it's likely enough to fade into the background.

Lemon thief

Depends. Were you going to eat the whole quarter mile of blackberries up your driveway?

(In short: Stealing is wrong. So is underpaying your workers.)

Jan 26, 2015
Chowrin in Gardening

Lemon thief

our birds got drunk on alcoholic cherries. then they picked up twigs and tried to break in through the window screens.

Lemon thief

Do you pay them $20 an hour? Per Person?
If so, then you've got a right to complain.

Most people don't pay hired help half of what it's worth.

Jan 21, 2015
Chowrin in Gardening

I really like slightly dessicated apple slices

Find a real apple grower, and find a varietal that doesn't brown, there are multiple designed for drying. Then use a dehydrator, set to whatever setting you prefer.

Jan 18, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

Just needs more milk and sugar. Don't listen to the snobs, keep adding till you like it.

Jan 15, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

Have you ever had coffee taste like blueberry juice? or grapefruit juice? [I've had coffee that didn't have a shred of coffee taste at all...]

There are a LOT of coffees, and many of them are ... special.

Jan 15, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

Acquired tastes can be great. Lebanon bologna, most offal, etc. One acquires them because other people assure you you'll love them.

Jan 15, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

You'd like MY good stuff, I promise... Most coffee is way way too bitter for me.

Jan 15, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

Roasting coffee smells like some sort of burning hay 'sall.

Jan 15, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

Wouldn't be surprised if that was psychosomatic. But hell, if it works, I'd take the placebo effect! (33% effectivity rate on pain!)

Jan 15, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Miele or Wolf single wall oven?

I'm seeing $3,500 for a 30" convection oven.
Germans have a different philosophy about appliances.

Jan 13, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

Miele or Wolf single wall oven?

Miele doesn't think of itself as high end. It's a decent company that makes slightly-better-than middle-of-the-road German appliances.
Germans like to be able to repair their stuff, and have stuff that lasts forever.

Jan 13, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

Miele or Wolf single wall oven?

I'd go with Miele, simply because I'd rather have a middle of the road purchase from someone with a good history of making decent things, rather than splurge on a high end purchase.

Jan 12, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

How is this so HARD?

Thanks Devs! I like the show all!
Very helpful!

Jan 12, 2015
Chowrin in Site Talk
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Why cook pasta in water and not the sauce?

If the water is white, you should be using more water.

Jan 07, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Why cook pasta in water and not the sauce?

If it's too thick, add more water (upfront).

Jan 07, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Why cook pasta in water and not the sauce?

And this is why i try to avoid using pasta. It doesn't reheat well. Why not find foods that aren't such a ** pain? Pizza is a better investment in time and energy...

Jan 07, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

How is this so HARD?

Chow,
Please fix your pagination, for people who aren't logged in. Pagination is appropriate on mobile devices, but it should not be automatic on a PC.

Everyone else configures their website to look different on mobile than on computer, you can too!

Thanks!