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What's up with Opera and 11 "major" versions in 13 months? (And for an already mature product at that!)

I now have Opera 23 on Win 7 and this feature now works.

(Now I'll go back to Chrome, which is my usual browser!)

about 6 hours ago
drongo in Site Talk

New Permalink

I can confirm: it works for me in Chrome/Win7 but NOT in Opera 12.16/Win7.

about 20 hours ago
drongo in Site Talk

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

I mostly agree. When I was younger (and living outside of the USA and without a huge fridge), I'd keep many things (e.g. condiments and fresh vegetables) outside of the fridge without adverse effects.

OTOH, I don't agree about the beer... IMHO, beer is best at "cool pantry" (or cool basement in my case) temperatures, rather than really cold.

2 days ago
drongo in Food Media & News

Finally, a realistic review of a restaurant by a real person.

I'd never heard of clickhole.com ... almost seems like a parody of a parody site (such as theonion.com) with a bit of huffpo mixed in.

Jul 28, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

Get Ready For More Feces In Your Chicken!

I usually like the Grauniad... so I'm disappointed that they'd publish this article, which is just FUD. Hopefully they'll give Potts the boot before too long.

Jul 28, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

Chipotle is going seatless...

Ahahahah! I think they're called assless chaps, but I got the picture (a picture in my mind of jrvedivici in assless chaps... aaaaaaaargh!).

Jul 27, 2014
drongo in Chains

Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like

Heh!

I have read that some restaurants have a "water sommelier" -- e.g. http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...
I've never been to a restaurant that had one though (or maybe the water sommelier recognized the plebian in me and didn't bother to come over).

Jul 27, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

'Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side' - article in NY Times about regional fast food chains offering better food

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/nyr...

It's an interesting article about small regional fast food chains (some with less than 10 locations) that offer meals with ingredients such as local, organic produce, grass fed beef, "humanely raised" beef, etc. Not surprisingly, most seem to be in locations where a higher price point is likely to be accepted -- e.g. NYC, Santa Monica.

Jul 26, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

Is NJ's "Italian Hot Dog" crazy?

LOL... when I saw the title of this thread I didn't think it was about hot dogs -- I thought it was about an Italian-American chowhounder who thinks he's really hot, but is actually crazy. Any nominations??

Jul 25, 2014
drongo in New Jersey

Introducing New Conversation Types

Thumbs up and thumbs down -- that would be perfect!

Jul 25, 2014
drongo in Site Talk
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Is NJ's "Italian Hot Dog" crazy?

Yes!

(Actually, I was just poking at the people with strong opinions in the "Is a hot dog a sandwich?" thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/967293 .. but maybe I should let sleeping dogs lie!)

Jul 25, 2014
drongo in New Jersey

Introducing New Conversation Types

I am OK with the heart, but I'd also like an icon to register the opposite -- i.e. my dislike of a post. Maybe a club?

Jul 25, 2014
drongo in Site Talk

A Writer Tests the Limits of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

The Garlic & Basil Bruschetta might be the best choice for an ordeal like this - 350 calories, 33 g carb, 900 mg sodium, 21 g fat (compared to 900 calories, 60 g carb, 1720 mg sodium, 65 g fat for the crispy green beans). Though I'm not sure how the bruschetta has less carbs than the beans, because bruschetta necessarily has the bread (since the name refers to the toasted bread rather than to the toppings).

Jul 25, 2014
drongo in Chains

Is NJ's "Italian Hot Dog" crazy?

Articles like this need to have geographical diversity... but I would have liked to see the ripper representing New Jersey.

With regard to the "Italian Hot Dog" -- the HuffPo article says it's a piece of plain pizza crust stuffed with peppers, onions and fried potatoes.... is it still a sandwich if it's wrapped in a piece of pizza crust?

Jul 25, 2014
drongo in New Jersey

Actually, Your Man Can't Cook

That "blueberry balsamic chicken alfredo" redefines what "Alfredo" is all about! Probably the most creative of the bunch, though ... other than the rat (and maybe the bullfrog).

Jul 24, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News
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Role of Critics

I didn't know this until now... and it's interesting that Rick is a chef while Skip is apparently totally non-adventuresome when it comes to food:
"At his core, he’s a man of routine, and at the beginning of each week, he orders five days’ worth of chicken and broccoli (no sauce), his nightly dinners. Every weekend he stops by the same Manhattan deli and buys five sandwiches to bring back to his weekday home in Connecticut, his daily lunch." http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/six-t...

Jul 24, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

Role of Critics

When I saw this I thought it was a typo, because the food critic I know with surname Sietsema is Robert. But I see there is indeed a Tom also. I wonder if they are related?

Jul 24, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

"Google it"

Me too. Using google to search for 'xyz site:chowhound.chow.com' works better for me than searching for 'xyz' within chowhound.

Jul 24, 2014
drongo in Site Talk

Dutch Oven that fits in the Breville Smart Oven?

A quick update... I did not get the ring pull. I just remove the knob and keep it outside the oven. When I want to remove the lid, I just quickly screw the knob back on and then have a nice cool knob to use to lift the lid. See attached pic and I think you'll see how easy this is.

Jul 24, 2014
drongo in Cookware
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Dutch Oven that fits in the Breville Smart Oven?

I don't think it will take 9x13, though it might. The baking pan it comes with is 12x12. And there's an optional pizza pan (which I don't have, or have misplaced) that's 13" in diameter.

Jul 24, 2014
drongo in Cookware

Dutch Oven that fits in the Breville Smart Oven?

I have not had this problem, and I've had this 3-qt Dutch oven in there fairly full on numerous occasions.

My only problem with the Breville so far is that the On button has become cantakerous -- sometimes I need to poke at it multiple times to get the oven on. I guess it's failing from being used so many times...

Jul 24, 2014
drongo in Cookware

Dutch Oven that fits in the Breville Smart Oven?

I have the standard "Smart Oven" and thanks to the 3 qt Lodge Dutch Oven, I use my Breville more frequently than my standard oven for braising (and for me especially during Winter, not so frequently now in Summer)

I love my standard "Smart Oven" but have not tried the Compact version.

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in Cookware

Actually, Your Man Can't Cook

Errrr... wetting your pants over the dead rat or.......?

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

The Great Jersey Tomato Sauce Taste-Off

OK, sorry.., I saw "The Great 'Jersey Tomato' Sauce Taste-Off" but it's really "The Great Jersey 'Tomato Sauce' Taste-Off".

Personally, I'll pass on them all.

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in New Jersey

The Great Jersey Tomato Sauce Taste-Off

Are these made from New Jersey tomatoes? ... I'm skeptical, especially with regard to those available in volume year round (e.g. Bongiovi - "Jon Bon Jovi's Dad's pasta sauce"). The Jersey tomato season is so short -- basically from now to end of August.

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in New Jersey

Actually, Your Man Can't Cook

Rat fell into the skillet so he got stir-fried along with the #freshveggies. Lol.

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

The TJ's in Westfield, NJ, has 8'x19' parking spaces instead of the standard 9'x20' spaces. They inherited that layout from previous tenants, and had to get a variance from the township. See http://www.goleader.com/97stories/97a... (though that link has a typo and says 8'x10' instead of 8'x19' -- 8'x10' would truly be only for Smart Cars... or a motorcycle with sidecar as in Two Fat Ladies!)

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in Chains

Actually, Your Man Can't Cook

The "couscous salad" in the #surfandturf looks more like quinoa salad to me.

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News
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Actually, Your Man Can't Cook

The caption is entirely hashtags and starts: #lamb #steaks #yummy #whoneedsbeef ...

Does look more like bullfrog though. Or some kind of a snout.

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in Food Media & News

Trader Joes fruit recall....see that place is going to kill all you loyalists!

It's hard to figure out why things are done the way they are in the "Soprano State"!

Jul 23, 2014
drongo in Chains
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