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Does every meal out have to be so Chowish or not?

I once sat on a box outside the restaurant while the Voodoo Lady made food for us. It was delicious! (waiting outside in the breeze was way better than sitting inside would have been).

Moral: What service you want, is good service.

about 21 hours ago
Chowrin in General Topics

Corn Syrup - WHY is it in everything???

Blame big sugar

Sep 25, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

Worst Cooking Disaster Thread

How do you make a ball of blue fire?
Now I really want to see the recipe.

Sep 25, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking
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Worst Cooking Disaster Thread

You are absolutely wrong about this.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs104
You're welcome.

The spores are still there, and presumably could return to a state of "growing" if allowed to stay around.

Sep 25, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Worst Cooking Disaster Thread

okay, everyone has scary pressure cooker stories. but, this one is actually scary!

Sep 25, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Worst Cooking Disaster Thread

Last week I made botulism! Luckily, my husband noticed, and gave it a good boil (about 10 minutes, detoxifies the toxin).

What's your worst cooking disaster? Have you ever made something completely inedible? (I have, spilled the salt!). Ever made someone super sick?

Sep 24, 2014
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

so now it's all "Grade A"? Wowsa. That's even dumber than the last idea (which was total crap)

Sep 23, 2014
Chowrin in Chains

What's with all the lining up for hours for miserable, crappy food?

Japanese are the kings of fads. And they like getting a chance to chat while in line.
Besides, if you've never had good chocolate, would you know the difference? probably not!

Sep 22, 2014
Chowrin in Japan

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

where how do you find a dill relish?

Sep 22, 2014
Chowrin in Features

What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

Katana in the kitchen with chihuahua, and a bathrobe.

Sep 19, 2014
Chowrin in Cookware

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

Lancaster County milk is the third best in the Western Hemisphere...
(Hershey's now Sucks because they're using mexican milk. blech).

Sep 17, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

spoilage is different from loss of flavor.
Maybe your fridge is better than mine.

Sep 17, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

Honeycrisp's a great apple, but it's watercored, so it stores horribly.

Sep 17, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

Any commercial strawberry is pretty much crap. If you can find wild American strawberries, they're better than the whole lot.

They're also supertiny.

Sep 17, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

They're growing organic, as far as I've been able to tell, so yeah, disease resistance is a Big Big plus.

Sep 17, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

MacIntosh is a whole family of apples, at least as they had it in the supermarket back in the day. Just anything that wasn't one of the others.

Sep 17, 2014
Chowrin in Food Media & News

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

Like hell it is. The radioactive milk from Utah is horrid. I'd run the best milk in America against the best milk in Europe.

You can buy unpasteurized milk around here, I think they just got that law changed. Or maybe it's still under the table.

Sep 17, 2014
Chowrin in General Topics

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