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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

It is sad that people have that fear-but the fear is perfectly reasonable.

Sep 13, 2014
Naco in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Winner, winner, seafood dinner. I could not agree more. I will just add that a recent poll found that 68% of Americans think that it should be illegal for 9-year olds to play unsupervised at a park. For 12-year olds, it was in the low 40s. Assuming the methodology was alright, that isn't a statistically insignificant risk.

Edit to add link: http://reason.com/archives/2014/08/20...

Sep 13, 2014
Naco in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

I don't think it's unreasonable for parents to have some apprehension about being reported to CPS et. al. over trivial matters. There has been a spate of highly-publicized examples of these incidents lately-sources have been provided already.

These have a chilling effect-by and large, the "infractions" in question were things that were normative behavior a generation ago.

Sep 13, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

That doesn't appear to be sufficient for many people.

Sep 13, 2014
Naco in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

I would like to try that place, but unfortunately, there is some sort of time vortex between Raleigh and Chapel Hill; I can make the former in an hour, the latter takes an additional 60-90 minutes somehow despite only being 30 miles or so.

Sep 13, 2014
Naco in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

"The super mommies will cluck because you fed your kid leftover pizza, let them eat Doritos..."

To hell with them. You can't be an iconoclast and also be popular.

Sep 13, 2014
Naco in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Not riled up; I just thought that the logic was reductive.

Sep 12, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

I'm a Southerner, so I'm especially partial to pigpickings. Wood-cooked barbecue, iced tea, hushpuppies, singing the Internationale and The East is Red...

If you liked anything but eastern NC vinegar and pepper sauce, you had to publicly denounce yourself.

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Any gathering of humans is social by definition.

Sep 11, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Martha Stewart:femininity :: Rambo:masculinity

A lot of what is going on here is middle-class shaming.

Sep 11, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

The potluck *was* a "communal feeding arrangement". You are making a distinction without difference.

Sep 11, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Usually, the mods move their posts to the grilling board.

Sep 11, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Mmm. Apparently, those church potlucks I went to as a kid placed me in the vanguard of international communism. Who knew?

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

I learned a thing or two from Chipotle don't you know

You better stay away from Copperhead Road...

Sep 11, 2014
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Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

I choose to disregard the actual acts undertaken by the employees in question so as to allow me to make a facetious, judgmental post about them.

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Indeed. Food prices are up, and real wages are flat or have decreased.

There's also the fact that the act of producing the kids in the first place jars many people out of accountant mode. Odd, I know.

Sep 10, 2014
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The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

I like cooking, but Marcotte's point is well-taken. My wife and I both have remarked about the never-ending "tyranny of the food".

Sep 10, 2014
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Southern Ingredients: What should I pick up when I'm in NC/VA next week

Always beware Yankees claiming credit.

Hotter in N.C.?

The thing to do would be to compare the number of seeds produced-most of the capsaicin is in the seeds.

Chilis being a tropical plant, it would certainly make sense that there would be a positive relationship between heat/sunlight exposure and the number of seeds produced by a given pod.

Sep 10, 2014
Naco in Southeast

Chef and the Farmer (Kinston, NC) - recent experiences?

Are you sure?

Aug 19, 2014
Naco in Southeast

Chef and the Farmer (Kinston, NC) - recent experiences?

Yeah, I think she meant King Chicken.

Aug 18, 2014
Naco in Southeast

No Rare Burgers for You!

I've been having good luck on this front in the last year or so. Successfully getting a medium rare to medium burger is definitely on the upswing for me, and I've confined myself to places like Carolina Ale House and such.

Jul 23, 2014
Naco in Southeast

Is it okay to graze off your plate while in the buffet line?

I'm putting my money on the former.

Jul 03, 2014
Naco in Not About Food

Eastern NC Barbecue - Blackbeards

Every time I've gone to Lee's Country Kitchen, the service has been awful. I don't expect much from what is, in essence, a convenience store, but I've been actively ignored by staff and glared at by customers and staff-on multiple occasions. I drive past it all the time and go out of my way not to stop.

Jun 28, 2014
Naco in Southeast

Eastern NC Barbecue - Blackbeards

Your experience about matches my most recent one. I wouldn't say you were expecting too much; I felt like I was eating at a different restaurant than the one to which I'd become accustomed.

Jun 20, 2014
Naco in Southeast

Eastern NC Barbecue - Blackbeards

Few sides available, and what I had (sides and barbecue) wasn't up to the usual standards.

Jun 19, 2014
Naco in Southeast

Eastern NC Barbecue - Blackbeards

Interested to hear your take on it. I have to say that I was disappointed by my last visit, about a month ago.

Jun 19, 2014
Naco in Southeast

Los Comales shut down- where to go for tacos in Durham now?

I don't know what the margin is on a taco, but they'd need to sell a lot of them to raise that sum.

Jun 09, 2014
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Ecuadorean Aji sauce or fresh tamarillos/tree tomatoes in the Triangle?

Interesting, I was wondering what causas were as I never came across them in Ecuador. Looks like a more baroque version of a llapingacho.

May 27, 2014
Naco in Southeast

local foods of North Carolina

Re: Pine State, yes, I know what you mean, Vern.

May 18, 2014
Naco in Southeast