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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

That was the 1980's lowlying fruit. Today's lowlying fruit is 47% of American jobs, many of which are retail (and most of transportation), some lawyer work, most accounting. And a 50/50 shot of computer programming being automated substantially.

about 7 hours ago
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

To tom34, and anyone else who's really paying attention:
in the past few years, our underground economy has gone from 4% to 8% of GDP. Expect this to cause more illegals?

about 21 hours ago
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

Two months in Pittsburgh! (cool-ass shirts, cocktails, coffee, doughnuts, and breweries)

Want American? Want Eastern European? Want German?
How long you staying...?
San Francisco is like food nirvana, so we'll try and recommend some "local delicacies" (we have fresh mushrooms here!)

about 21 hours ago
Chowrin in Pennsylvania

LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

no need to watch anything of moveon's. if they can't play nice with their knives (they have a tendency to let them fall and cut their own feet while doing it.).
/liberal here.

about 21 hours ago
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

raised it by 2/3rds in Puerto Rico, so I hear...

about 21 hours ago
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

National Geographic: Which California Crops Are Worth the Water?

And we're ignoring comparative advantage!!
If cali raspberries are better for PA, well... there's a reason to grow 'em there.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Food Media & News

LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Seems easy enough: automate automate automate. Cafeteria style food (where you bus your own table, and don't have a server). Will some places simply raise prices? sure...

More food carts (as those don't bus tables).

1 day ago
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Think more cynically, silly. The higher the minimum wage gets, the easier sell automation is. Robots doing human work means you can pay the humans more, because they're more productive.

If I was doing robotics, i'd be pushing strongly for a high minimum wage.

1 day ago
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

I won't mind eating at cafeteria-style restaurants...

1 day ago
Chowrin in Los Angeles Area

"Good" American Cheese-Does it exist?

you do realize it was called that because it was made in canada, right? it was headed to the states...

May 22, 2015
Chowrin in Cheese

Barbecuing - Does ANYONE Think Of Food Safety When Grilling?

Chronic exposure to allergies leaves a very misprioritized immune system.

May 18, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Shun Serrated 6 inch "Ultimate Utility" Knife: why not sold in Japan?

How am I supposed to know that? (I appreciate the info, honestly. Suikoden 2 did not mention jars or tubes).

May 18, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

The Future of Food

How so?
I want lab raised meat, it will be good for putting on the bones of the children... (I do mean this literally, if we insist that children must work to live, then they're going to get burnt).

May 18, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

The Future of Food

Comrade Wesson disagrees!
(you may translate this as : not cost effectively yet)

May 18, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Barbecuing - Does ANYONE Think Of Food Safety When Grilling?

great until you meet someone with a depressed immune system.

May 18, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics
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Barbecuing - Does ANYONE Think Of Food Safety When Grilling?

What's the heat capacity of the spatula?

May 18, 2015
Chowrin in General Topics

Pizza dough question

I let it sit in the fridge for 3 days no problems. but you MUST punch it down daily (or when it gets big). Will it be flatter by the end? sure, but not flat -- there will still be bubbles.

If the dough is at any point doubled, punch it down.

Too much rising kills the yeast (their byproducts are toxic to themselves, it is why you do multiple rises for many breads).

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Shun Serrated 6 inch "Ultimate Utility" Knife: why not sold in Japan?

Different uses of knives, different people who buy them.
Americans buy silly things, Japanese have cowboy bars and Pretzel-man.

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

i am not planning to replace the dishwasher when it dies.

Well, I admit that not everyone is perpetually on the verge of anaphylactic shock. I do not consider worrying about allergic reactions to be particularly germaphobic (though with any depressed immune system...)

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

i am not planning to replace the dishwasher when it dies.

you're seriously giving advice from 20 years ago??
ROFL.
I bet you think that Whirlpool and Kenmore are different.

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

i am not planning to replace the dishwasher when it dies.

I grew up without a dishwasher.
I'm 30something.

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

i am not planning to replace the dishwasher when it dies.

When was the last time you made botulism?
Had mold growing on your plates?

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

i am not planning to replace the dishwasher when it dies.

Baloney. Sanitization is at scalding temperatures.
Don't make me cite pubmed.

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

Pizza dough question

1) put oil on the outside of the dough
2) hydrate the dough (put it in a sealed container in the fridge)

It should not be dry.

Punch it down (or knead it) before you put it in the fridge, and let it do its first rise in there. The second and third rises should be less, but it should never be flat.

May 17, 2015
Chowrin in Home Cooking

Shun Serrated 6 inch "Ultimate Utility" Knife: why not sold in Japan?

Serrated knives are a pain to sharpen. I know shun will sharpen if you send back to them... but still!

May 16, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

Shun Serrated 6 inch "Ultimate Utility" Knife: why not sold in Japan?

Japan love mayo!

May 16, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

High temperature oven gloves

Tried silicone?

May 16, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware

i am not planning to replace the dishwasher when it dies.

Hell no, that's mostly for getting grease off. Heat kills bacteria.

May 16, 2015
Chowrin in Cookware
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$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

Elect Bernie!
Socialist for... what's he running for now??

May 16, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

All I really want is a minimum wage that rises with cost of living, just like everything else the gov't does. then we can stop talking about it.

May 16, 2015
Chowrin in Not About Food