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Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

I can get 5-star quality "highly refined wheat bread" from my local Costco. It's not wonderbread, it's decent italian.

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

If it's graham flour, it's "whole" flour. Otherwise, you probably ought to ask. Have you?

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

I'd rather see that then them turning the refrigerator up in the trucks.

I don't mind transparency in pricing, but put the total on the damn menu. I think this way with tips too. Write down 15% tip, and put it on the menu. I will pay the standard tip.

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Yeah. I prefer them in natural proportions, as in graham flour or oatmeal. I do NOT want to pay more for industrial waste products, which is what "whole wheat bread" often is. (The rest of the seed is used for other, more expensive, uses).

Sorry, I'm a bit of a cheapskate.

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

But, but, but, they aren't mentioning apples specifically bred to be fed to horses!
Posers.
(Try a goldrush, they're fantastic!)

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

And Perdue and Cornell.
I don't know the cow colleges for other fruits, but I do know for apples.

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

Says someone who's never had a Delicious apple, no?
If you find an heirloom red delicious, they're fine apples.
Well better than Cheeseborough.

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

Pittsburgh favorites

Ramen Bar is fun, but again, no comparison to Suzu's

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in Pennsylvania

need help in Pittsburgh !

City Paper's a "free paper".
You get what you pay for.
(that said, I ought to admit some bias
as I know a good friend who did a bit of work
for that rag).

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in Pennsylvania

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Nu, of course we do! However, being asked to pay more for indigestible crap is Dumb. If I want fiber, I'll eat more oatmeal, where fiber seems a good deal more natural. Or I'll eat Graham Flour,which actually tastes good.

Sep 11, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

snake oil, you mean?

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Thank you very much. I'll read the rest of the article when I get a chance... I'm curious to know the mechanism here.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

My cousin has a wheat allergy. not anything about gluten.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

highly refined wheat bread is better than being sold indigestible crap, and calling it "more healthy".

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

JT,
there was an interview on chowhound saying for 9-10 dollars a portion, frozen food could knock your socks off. I believe it.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

oh, my dear, you haven't heard me go off on "whole grain" bread. The only whole wheat is Graham flour, which is actually nutritious, rather than being merely "filled with fiber" (otherwise known as indigestible crap!)

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

I'm all for calling peanutbutter sandwich a "dinner alternative" as in "I made this, if you don't like it kid, the PB is in the cupboard."

What is "real food"?

*snort* my grandmother asked if a banana was edible, and how to eat it.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

What is "real food"?

Homeostasis can get extremely whacked out. I do eat watermelon, and plenty of other salty things.

But people have gotten themselves severely sick during marathons from drinking "just water".

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

sun,
beggin' yer pardon, but I have significant trouble giving a damn about someone that rich and dumb. After all, she won't be costing my pocketbook anything. The poor person who is going to have to be on medicare at some point? They deserve some help,and not Just because I'm a damn cheapskate!

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

People need to really be taught that it's part of their 'culture' for lack of a better word to make hamburgers at home. they're about as cheap as fast food, and pretty much about as healthy (less soy, I'm sure).

Of course, rather than say "it's okay to eat burger king" I would rather tell people "shop once a month, stop driving yourself crazy -- and order the rest online." But I'm simple like that -- travel time and "waiting in line" time is expensive! And for what, really?

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

wowsa. Yeah, I think we spoil kids in America way, way too much. Left to my own devices, I can do up some fresh green beans, and a good pot of those can feed me for an entire week.

People make cooking WAY harder than it needs to be. Also, the microwave is not the devil, and neither is the freezer or the refrigerator.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

What is "real food"?

yet, if you misbalance the salt and water, you die. So needed for drink, and sustenance.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Cooking for one with limited left overs

One baked potato.
One steak (or hamburger patty).
One veggie (asparagus is good).

Done.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking

What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

yes. if you're not going to sharpen the pizza cutter, just use a spatula.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware
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What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

A bit more like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-906-Nons...

wide enough that i'm getting a decent amount cut per "press down hard and rock it" maneuvre.

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

sun,
I think you might have misread some stuff I said earlier. Deep breaths?

Some people are capable of doing it all. Of course that's always the case, and it helps if you have a GOOD JOB. If not? Well, cafeteria style food ain't no crime (come to da burgh, I can recommend you some real food done well, and affordable too!).

All's I was sayin' wif dat comment was that most folks who are having trouble feeding their kids can't afford a personal chef to cook 14 dinners for them. (let alone have the cooking units to do so).

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

If I can make a weeks' worth of food in a couple of hours, I expect other people to do the same. It's pretty easy so long as pasta ain't your mainstay (pasta doesn't reheat well).

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Tenish states out of 50? really?

Sep 10, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

affordable personal chef == cafeteria.