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Marinading steak

Interesting responses. I marinate to flavor, not just to tenderize.

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Home Cooking

Help me build my kitchen.

Yup! Get stainless counter tops, everything else is disposable, including good wine.

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Cookware

Green Onion Rant

Asian markets usually have them very cheaply. Also, they keep if you don't cut them, and you can freeze them if you chop them. Fill ice cube trays with any chopped herbs.

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in General Topics

Food by the Gallon: The Water We Eat

By all historic standards, food is dirt cheap, so a bit of a rise till the El NiƱo arrives is of no consequence.

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Food Media & News

Food by the Gallon: The Water We Eat

The scientific illiteracy is breath taking. Here's a note about reality: every thing comes with a cost, and the number one cost for life is water, number two is salt. All living things on earth(land) use about 1% of all the water on earth. Potable water is not evenly distributed, so guess what, if you live in a dessert, you don't have as much water as those who do not live in desserts. Southern California is largely dessert, and it is a dumb place to put so many people. Eventually, without a technology breakthrough, the population there has to decline.

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Food Media & News

Marinading steak

Just got some great, large T-bones for today. I am marinading in some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chopped onion and shallot. Curious what others do, and why you like that technique.

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Home Cooking

how to get food not to stick in new all clad pan?

Get used to holding your hand a few inches above the pan, then you will get a sense of when the pan is properly hot. That is when to add the meat. Practice takes only a little time.

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Cookware

how to get food not to stick in new all clad pan?

Paper towels work well

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Cookware

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

Did you read, however, the comment to which I was responding?

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

Supposedly an acronym for "to insure promptness," so why is it given at the end of the meal?

May 25, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

Very insecure!

May 22, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

Why are you asking us? Don't you have your own opinions?

May 22, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

7 Myths (and Truths) About Olive Oil

Yeah, The Onion ran an article on making your business green. Labels, ink color, pictures of nature, everything to get the socially sanctimonious and ignorant customer, but nothing, of course, that helps the environment.

May 19, 2015
law_doc89 in General Topics

7 Myths (and Truths) About Olive Oil

You might try responding to what I actually said.

May 17, 2015
law_doc89 in General Topics

7 Myths (and Truths) About Olive Oil

Because there is high-priced olive oil, there is massive fraud playing on the ignorance, stupidity, and even mental illness of a large number of consumers. Much of the olive oil sold, even in premium labels, is not what it is purported to be.

Some sorry reports:

http://ideas.time.com/2013/05/17/forg...

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/200...

If I posted everything on this topic, I would run out of room.

Learn to read, and then read labels carefully. Learn that there are many with vested interests stirring fear through ignorance. Organic means only that certain things may not have been done to a field in the last three years, no matter how much DDT or radioactive residue is in the field. So, you are often way better off otherwise.

Once something gets into the EU, it becomes an EU product. So Moroccan olive oil becomes Italian due to being processed in, Italy (Moroccan olive oil is actually high quality, but the same crowd that thinks organic means good, won't touch the stuff) So people pay premium prices for a product they could have bought more cheaply. Same thing with the fun and games played with peppers that make their way to Hungary to become "Hungarian."

This is a problem due to poor education in the US, poor teaching about critical thinking, stampede mentality and a host of social issues. I will gladly eat a GMO modified tomato because I know it doesn't have salmon teeth and won't rip out my carotid in my sleep, but I won't touch swai fish, period.

So read the labels and learn what the terms mean.

May 17, 2015
law_doc89 in General Topics

7 Myths (and Truths) About Olive Oil

Wow! Kicked over here by the CH team when I started a separate thread on this. Some of the comments here suggest not having read the article.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/7-myths-a...

I do find it interesting that the article is incomplete, and people are unaware that there is copious production of olive oil in diverse places from Morocco to Argentina. One must read labels carefully, and often the same brand, especially the cheaper ones, will use codes for country of origin. Some of the cheaper oil is quite good, but some is truly awful.

May 17, 2015
law_doc89 in General Topics

Nice primer on Olive Oil

May 17, 2015
law_doc89 in General Topics

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

C'mon, it's Gallup, not science.

It should be cast as a paretian distribution with multiple unstable tails. :~)

May 17, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

Meaghan comes from a family where she is one of five sisters. Sister on is named Alma, sister two is named Elma, sister three is named Ilma, sister four is named Olma. What is the name of sister five?

May 17, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

Arrrgh! Please help settle tipping argument!!!

There has been a trend toward tip inflation. The standard is 10% for poor service, 15% for good service, 20 for exceptional service. Over tipping is a sign of insecurity. The tip should be on to total bill, including the tax, so $22 is appropriate. If the problem with a meal is not the server's fault, tip according to what the bill would have been before management waives the cost of a dish or a meal

May 17, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

Who eats using sterling silver flatware at home each and every day?

Peasants is as peasants does, and some do so genetically.

May 10, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

What is swai fish?

I think no one in his right mind would eat this stuff knowing that is is farm raised from the Mekong. Some people are pathologically cheap to the point of illness, so don't care that they are eating pollution. Others work for the industry?

May 08, 2015
law_doc89 in General Topics

LC Goose Pot vs 13qt round oven

Congrats. You will enjoy the two burner bottom. It is truly useful for large anything.

May 02, 2015
law_doc89 in Cookware

How much do you spend on groceries each month?

Wine pairing herby pork?

A fruity red is the obvious choice, but if you are in the right area, you can track down dry wines made from dessert-wine grapes. Furmint from Hungary, Juracon from France; either would make a perfect pairing.

Apr 26, 2015
law_doc89 in Wine
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Sous Vide Hamburgers

I presume you like them, but that is a long time for a quick meal!

Apr 26, 2015
law_doc89 in Home Cooking

Where's the Hungarian Paprika?

Revisiting this discussion because Szedged is on back order at all the local stores in my area. The various assistant mangers didn't even know what I was say, and I had to get to the actual managers of various stores who had no explanation as to why. I may be forced to order it online now.

Schlotzsky's

It was a franchise, and the local owner a Sikh named Singh. With the low standard common in DC, it lasted for many years in the van Ness area. Now there is fake, poor deli pushed by poseurs content to over pay for fake. In reality, you will have to go to NY for the real thing, and then think Katz's.

The site is now run by a Turk and is called Acacia, a pleasant bistro. Loeb's is the nearest thing to true Deli, with a long family tradition that grates on the nerves of millennials, as it stand s for the proposition that something actually existed before them, it is muti generational, and it preserves a tradition otherwise long gone. Parkway used to be authentic, but it has declined rapidly, and it cannot in any way be deemed authentic.

The environmental unfriendliness of K cups?

Is possible to use one's own coffee and a reusable filter, which I do at my office. The water in most of these machines isn't hot enough for a great cup, so still only a passing convenience. No real justification for the K-cups other than lack of good taste and discernment.

Mar 15, 2015
law_doc89 in Not About Food

Mimolette on Lockdown in US

Whew! Now maybe we can have peanut butter in schools again.

Mar 10, 2015
law_doc89 in Cheese
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