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rice cooker questions

I have a tiny, cheapo wolfgang puck, and it makes awesome jheera rice. reduce the water a bit, and basmati comes out perfect every time.

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in Cookware

Whole Foods vs Trader Joes.....

Try costco.

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in Chains

Whole Foods vs Trader Joes.....

It's only expensive for rubes, who think that anything labeled truffle or marcona is expensive.

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in Chains

Whole Foods vs Trader Joes.....

Salt's bad for those with chronically high blood pressure and a specific genetic profile, afaik.

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in Chains

Whole Foods vs Trader Joes.....

Ah. people are idiots. if we've bred ourselves to be beer tolerant, yes we damn well have made our bodies meant to consume processed food.
And white rice is older than large scale consumption of beer, I'm pretty sure.

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in Chains

Which Penzey spices should I stock up on?

passable. mostly designed for "housewives" (see use of three or four spices max). Generally focused on "easy".

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in General Topics

powdered alcohol?

I'll take your judgement as authoritative on the subject. And thank you for providing it.

about 8 hours ago
Chowrin in Spirits

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

Can't say as I'm surprised. Progresso's current quality is about the same as Dinty Moore's. Ya should be able to get a decent price on it.

about 10 hours ago
Chowrin in Not About Food
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Funniest thing a server said to you 2 (or, funniest thing you've heard in a restaurant)

My mum asked for a soda in WV and got a soda float!

about 11 hours ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

back when I was couponing, the limits were rarely enforced, and even if they were, you could come back the next day.

Also, progresso soup: $1.00 off 4. Four of those will clear a shelf nicely.

about 11 hours ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Which Penzey spices should I stock up on?

Just buy the bags. Cheaper, and if something gets old, just use more!

about 11 hours ago
Chowrin in General Topics

Which Penzey spices should I stock up on?

if you buy the actual herb blends, they're good. bouquet garni, herbs de provence, or the curries...

about 11 hours ago
Chowrin in General Topics

Plate sharing fee- why?

Do they charge you less for it?

about 13 hours ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

powdered alcohol?

alcohol has plenty of calories.
Bears break into cars to get at gum wrappers inside.

about 13 hours ago
Chowrin in Spirits

Radioactive Japanese knives

I was talking about remelting plants. So everything new you buy with steel has been screened.

about 13 hours ago
Chowrin in Cookware

ISO: help reducing iciness in ice cream recipe

The sugar isn't that far off, I don't think.

about 14 hours ago
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Radioactive Japanese knives

Steel in america goes through a radiation detector before it's melted down. A while back someone messed up big time, and they don't need recalls.

about 14 hours ago
Chowrin in Cookware

Plate sharing fee- why?

I feel freaking guilty if I sit in a restaurant and don't order anything except an icewater.
Don't you?

I think a seating fee is entirely appropriate.

about 15 hours ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Plate sharing fee- why?

this is the Sensible Thing to Do.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Plate sharing fee- why?

really? you actually ask people to cut the portion size?

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Plate sharing fee- why?

the MBA approach would be to fire the bad customers.
To seat them in the worst table, and do escalatingly horrid things to them.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Plate sharing fee- why?

jfood has more money than a lot of customers, methinks.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Plate sharing fee- why?

No, it's perfectly logical. Appetizers are already upcharged out the wazoo.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Funniest thing a server said to you 2 (or, funniest thing you've heard in a restaurant)

Lol. Hopefully you read him the menu.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Not About Food

Radioactive Japanese knives

if you're looking for good shuns, check out woot.com. and keep checking. WS offloads a ton, and when they're on "overstock" they are priced very reasonably.

sample link:
http://www.woot.com/plus/shun-knives

1 day ago
Chowrin in Cookware

Radioactive Japanese knives

Yes. definitely too much free time. The problem with foods is that they have a nasty tendency to concentrate radioactivity.

Also, we still have radioactive food in this country (milk) from atomic bomb testing. (Utah and Nevada,not everywhere)

1 day ago
Chowrin in Cookware

Cooking When You are Poor

It's utah and nevada. Not radioactive enough to be dangerous (the FDA would be on them like a hot monkey if it was), but still they did do nuclear testing there.

1 day ago
Chowrin in General Topics

powdered alcohol?

Feathers. Gold sucks and can't use the same pound as everything else.
http://www.omgfacts.com/Technology/A-...

1 day ago
Chowrin in Spirits
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powdered alcohol?

Katadyn has been selling it for the past 5 years or so:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-b...

1 day ago
Chowrin in Spirits

powdered alcohol?

grain alcohol is smelly, isn't it? And liquids are much more prone to stinky leakage than powders.

Bears are fond of smelly things.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Spirits