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What Goes Into Wine-Label Design?

And then there's Nacktarsch http://www.reocities.com/WestHollywoo...

about 3 hours ago
kagemusha49 in Wine

Another specific question re: London Liverpool Station and Stonehenge on a bank holiday

I've got to warn you that Stonehenge is a little larger than the version in Spinal Tap. Also, Gringotts will be closed because it is a bank holiday.

about 17 hours ago
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Another specific question re: London Liverpool Station and Stonehenge on a bank holiday

I'm leaning towards caution and buying some wonderful M&S or Tesco frozen or chilled foods - should see a soul through the rigors of the train journey until an acceptable pub gets located.

about 19 hours ago
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Another specific question re: London Liverpool Station and Stonehenge on a bank holiday

I second most of these comments. While Liverpool Street does have excellent food (including good sushi) you'd be leaving from Waterloo. M&S has wonderful take out food - when it's open. Now you can take the train from Liverpool Street to Cambridge (and from King's Cross). Now, I may be wrong but I suspect that many shops will actually be open on the Monday after Christmas even though it is a bank holiday.

about 21 hours ago
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub (St. Albans) is offensive to chickens

Of course the real money game at pubs was terriers killing rats.

about 22 hours ago
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland
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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub (St. Albans) is offensive to chickens

No no no. You've got it all wrong. This is Chowhound and the name of the pub was supposed to be "Ye Olde Fighting Cooks" only the signpainter had a few too many mulled wines and got the name wrong (known in the signage trade as a painto). It honors Elizabethan fighting cooks much like today's Gordon Ramsey.

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub (St. Albans) is offensive to chickens

je ne sais pas

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub (St. Albans) is offensive to chickens

I'm a Brit living in Oklahoma which recently outlawed cockfighting (and no I never went to one). I have to say that many activities like cockfighting, bullfighting and foxhunting puzzle me - I could imagine going to one just to see what all the fuss was about. And yet some people are clearly very passionate supporters of this stuff. And I have to say I find these blood sports clearly less offensive than religions that kill women for dating someone outside the religion or for drawing a cartoon of some 7th century pedophile. What amuses me about this whole thread is that PETA claims the pub's name is "offensive to chickens" - do these people not have a rudimentary understanding of the English language?

What is sour yogurt?

Traditional unsweetened yogurt is milk or cream to which the bacterio streptococcus thermophilus and lactobacillus bulgaricus have been added. Thermophilus means "heat loving" and the mix is left to brew at around 100F for a couple of days. The bugs accomplish two things. First they digest the lactose (for people who are lactose intolerant) turning the mixture sour. Second, they pretty much crowd out any harmful bacteria.

May 21, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics
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Must eat places in KC? Need some suggestions.

Lamar's for donuts?

May 20, 2015
kagemusha49 in Great Plains

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub (St. Albans) is offensive to chickens

Have any chickens complained about being offended?

May 20, 2015
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland
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Gas Stove Problem

With no heat losses an 8,000 btu (per hour) burner should be able to heat 10 lbs (5 qts) of water from 32F to 212F in slightly under fifteen minutes. Of course, there are heat losses. Minimize those by having a lid on the pot and also make sure the pot is squarely on the burner. Since your water probably starts warmer than 32F you should be able to bring it to a boil in well under 30 minutes once you factor in the losses that still remain.

May 18, 2015
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Long Pig pricey but tasty

Why don't you look up Creutzfeld-Jacob disease for your answer?

May 18, 2015
kagemusha49 in Food Media & News

Long Pig pricey but tasty

Oh I think there may even be a reference in Kipling to long pig

Long Pig pricey but tasty

Ah long pig - just remember if you're in Nigeria and your host says he's taking you out for "a Chinese" you may not be getting egg fu yong.

May 18, 2015
kagemusha49 in Food Media & News

Waterless Cookware Myths or Not

Cutco is cheap and nasty cutlery sold for a ridiculously high price through schoolkids

May 18, 2015
kagemusha49 in Cookware

USA heavy cream vs UK double cream

Absolutely! Just be aware that clotted cream does not flow like regular cream - you have to spoon it out

May 17, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Scientific Methods Misapplied to the Evaluation of Cuisine

My bad - at least I did not say I knew the science of the Maillard reaction

May 16, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Scientific Methods Misapplied to the Evaluation of Cuisine

Knowing the existence of the Maillard reaction is useful in understanding why and how much you brown food to caramelize it.

May 16, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Needing a new cookware set

I guess my Wolfgang Puck set of 4 santoku knives was an exception - they held up very well.

May 15, 2015
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Needing a new cookware set

Most celebrity chefs put their names on fairly decent inexpensive cookware sets

May 14, 2015
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Chicharonnes, Cracklins, and Pork Rinds - Do the names mean anything?

A cracklin is about one square inch (or more!) of tough pig skin and the underlying fat. Chewy but delicious. A chicharrone seems (to this gringo) to be mostly the fat fried up so that it becomes like a solid foam

May 13, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Spirits from Israel

Well there's Sabra - a chocolaty orange liqueur

May 12, 2015
kagemusha49 in Spirits

How much non-vegan wine is there, really?

Well do you count insects that get mashed up with the grapes?

May 12, 2015
kagemusha49 in Wine

How To Chose A Restaurant In Toronto (Or Anywhere Else)

You left out places where they recite the menu to you when you have a pair of eyes that work perfectly

May 12, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Needing a new cookware set

The following set pretty much meets all your requirements. Although Amazon lists it as $229 they also have a vendor selling it for $154 + shipping. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G...
This set is thick anodized non-stick aluminum. It also has a stainless steel base if you want to try induction cooking. Aluminum IS safe for cooking - especially anodized aluminum - as it has a protective oxide layer. It is also light and has great thermal conductivity. This set is dishwasher safe, oven safe and has glass lids.

May 11, 2015
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Why do almost all chicken and turkey sausages have pork casings??

I don't know if it is folklore http://www.trojancondoms.com/naturala...

May 06, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

is salt really heated to 1200 degrees F?

I only use salt that gets crapped out by civet cats. No wait! That's my coffee!

Ordering Vietnamese dishes

A little Vietnamese restaurant near us has parking spaces with a sign that says "Pho parking only" - I mean what else would it be pho?

May 04, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

is salt really heated to 1200 degrees F?

I am well aware of the use of salt tablets to prodce chlorine in pools. OTOH shock is a product containing sodiu hypochlorite and when you shock a pool you are adding shock to it. http://www.amazon.com/CLOROX-Pool-Spa...

May 03, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics