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knife storage

That's a good idea.

Aug 04, 2013
bjslater in Cookware

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi in San Francisco

Great pictures, though I wish they had all been labeled and included ingredients.

Nov 03, 2012
bjslater in Features

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

Really? People are complaining about ketchup on a dog? Although I rarely eat hot dogs, and I do vary my topping of choice (onions, sauerkraut, mustard, relish), I still frequently put ketchup on them. I'm 46 years old and no one will dictate what I'm going to eat.

Jul 20, 2012
bjslater in Features
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How to Charm Your Sushi Chef

I've never had a problem with the chopsticks. And I know, David, that I'm supposed to stuff the whole thing in my mouth, but I just can't chew that much at once. Is there a way to break up the pieces without being offensive?

Apr 20, 2012
bjslater in Features

Nobody Owes You a Lunch Break

And as a nurse aide I would realize that I hadn't been to the bathroom after working 12 hours. Guess there is a lot of us in this boat.

Apr 15, 2012
bjslater in Features

Food Words We Love to Hate!

Although I hate cutsie titles for menu items, I really don't know why you would get irritated by the common phrases above. What would you consider an acceptable substitute for laced or spiked with?

Mar 20, 2012
bjslater in Features

All That Menu Psychology Stuff Is Bull

I don't expect pictures at the finer restaurants, but I DO want to see prices, as I, too, feel uncomfortable asking. And I do find photos enticing at "family" spots. They definitely influence what I decide to order.

Feb 11, 2012
bjslater in Features

Servers: Eat in Secrecy, Please

In a casual restaurant, or bar, I don't mind the servers eating in front of me, especially if they are being sociable with customers at the same time. My husband has been a chef for 30 years and does not EVER take a lunch break, nor snacks in front of customers.

Jan 24, 2012
bjslater in Features

McD's, BK, KFC, and Taco Bell: Worst Fast Food in America

Fast food IS crap, but it's cheap AND fast, so great when my teeni weeny wants something while we're out shopping. Never had anything edible at a Mexican fast food shop, though.

Jul 16, 2011
bjslater in Features

Is the Thank-You Card Obsolete?

I've never received a "thank you" for parties, dinners or sleepovers, and only twice -ever- for gifts. The rest of you must live in a different world!

Feb 11, 2011
bjslater in Features