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Declining quality at Costco?

Oh, so it's YOU who has the popping corn!
I'm so Jealous!
What's the branding on the popping corn?
I definitely don't mean already popped.
(we don't have a business center near us).

1 day ago
Chowrin in Chains

Declining quality at Costco?

I think it's only in the south. And some costco, somewhere, has popcorn.

Dec 16, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Declining quality at Costco?

Write a comment card. Sometimes they do read them and put the item back.
Still no cornmeal in my local costco, though...
"Just use the mix!" -- no, I don't think so! Cornbread isn't supposed to be sweeter'n corn.

Dec 16, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Declining quality at Costco?

It's choice beef is the best on the market. Always recommend.

Dec 15, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

Is Japanese food overrated?

Japan is having a demographics issue, yes.
Blaming Krugman for talking with Abe is sorta silly.
He's talking about His Area of Research, for once.
(Bernanke's is the great depression, Krugman's is Japan's lost decade)

Dec 12, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Declining quality at Costco?

our costco has good turnover. the broccoli lasts in my fridge for a week (easy enough to go through, with two people).

Dec 12, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

HELP: how to make popcorn on the stovetop

Why do you say that black jewel is the best popcorn?

Dec 11, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Don't ever wash raspberries - Good Advice??

You obviously know nothing about biofilms. Bacteria do generally wash off. Biofilms take scrubbing.

Nothing washes off petrochemicals except soap.

Dec 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Don't ever wash raspberries - Good Advice??

Dear, do you drink vinegar? In Anything? That's far more biologically contaminated than most things..

Dec 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Don't ever wash raspberries - Good Advice??

urine is sterile, you realize that?

Dec 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Don't ever wash raspberries - Good Advice??

depends on whether the stuff is water soluble or not. you aren't going to get petro off your food, but you can minimize (most) surface bacteria.

Dec 10, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Lo Mein - something missing

also, a bit of rice wine wouldn't hurt. it's a great way to mix in sauce, and then have it float away...

Dec 10, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Good way to doctor up jar spaghetti sauce?

fennel's just "tastes like sausage" w/out the meat!

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking
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Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Okay, please, please don't trust your reaction to poison ivy.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-an...

Poison ivy is getting worse in a hurry!!

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Trolley, please go read some research about adolescents. Sensation seeking is not remotely like being a toddler.

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

You don't know what the allergy is. Kiwis cause allergic reactions (can't breathe) because of a tree allergy (same proteins).

If it's something that's standardly causing a reaction by inhaling, i don't see why a vapor of kiwi (spray bottle, presumably) wouldn't cause issues too.

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Some places have more of an allergenic load than others. If your kid is allergic to ragweed, and exposed, their "not very bad" allergic response to egg may tip them over into shock. Moderate shock is REALLY bad for their ability to learn (or even walk without falling over).

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

may be genetic too. Japanese, as I recall, are often allergic to strawberries. (hence the legend of strawberry milk).

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Do you support having all children tested (@500 bucks a pop) for environmental allergens? If not, how the hell do you expect a parent to figure out that their child is going to have trouble breathing after eating a couple kiwis?

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

+1. Yeah, this. One shouldn't have to ban everything, everywhere, always. Then again, if we had kids eating in their classrooms (rather than school lunches), we'd have less issues with "everyone can't"

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

autumn,
get her tested for rathair/feces and animal dander.

My husband can tell which peanut butter is worth eating, by his allergic reaction (he is NOT allergic to peanut butter).

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

cashew skins are irritants for everyone.

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

phthalates, perhaps?

Part of the issue is allergenic load, you realize? If you're already being dosed heavily with tree pollen, your "relatively minor" food allergy can send you into shock.

I'm not saying anaphylactic shock, I'm saying "can't walk straight, slurred speech" and other happy things During School.

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

baloney. kids with real allergies to trees aren't necessarily going to be told to watch what they eat.

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Because having a birch allergy really, really is something we expect 12 year olds to understand means "no kiwis".

right...

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

Per person Thanksgiving cost

$40 per person is way too rich for my blood. But I'm not going to bitch about the spendthrifts.

Dec 09, 2014
Chowrin in Not About Food

What's the best basmati rice?

Does it taste like popcorn? If not, then you want the real basmati.

Dec 05, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Pressure Cooker for a harried mom who is afraid of pressure cookers

Also, I live in Pittsburgh, where we do see noticeablely more wear and tear on plastics because of the pollution.
(figured I ought to note, my paranoia has some rationale)

Dec 04, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

Are city pigeons safe to eat?

Oh, yeah, I remember that research. probably should check out the book.

Dec 04, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Are city pigeons safe to eat?

that's the point.

Dec 04, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics