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DIrty Family Secrets

When we were kids my brother would make a mayo sandwich with garlic powder then heat it up in the microwave!!

Aug 20, 2014
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I had no idea immersion blenders were so dangerous!

Proof that, like college, not everybody belongs in the kitchen.

Aug 19, 2014
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Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Of course!!

Aug 19, 2014
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Is it right for restaurants to stop seating people before closing time?

I have no problem with a restaurant having a displayed "last seating" time. But without such, if a restaurant says that they are open until 9:00pm, I expect to be served at 8:45 and most likely my order will be to-go so as to inconvenience the staff as little as possible and my tip will show my gratitude.

Aug 17, 2014
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Is it right for restaurants to stop seating people before closing time?

How many department stores tell you "Yes we are open for another 30 minutes, but we won't sell you anything"?

Aug 17, 2014
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Nice crunchy insect?

I added dry roasted crickets to my backpacking menu thirty years ago when I used to hike in Yosemite.

Aug 07, 2014
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music to chowhound by

Song-Album all by Jimmy Buffett

I Will Play For Gumbo-Beach House on The Moon

Desdemona's Building A Rocketship-Banana Wind

Fruitcakes-Fruitcakes

Barometer Soup-Barometer Soup

Calaloo-Don't Stop The Carnival

I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever-Off To See The Lizard

Duke's On Sunday-Take The Weather With You

Peanut Butter Conspiracy-A White Sports Coat And A Pink Crustacean

Dixie Diner-You Had To Be There Disc 2

Blue Heaven Rendezvous-Barometer Soup

Aug 07, 2014
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The view from the kitchen window

It is and I am spoiled to having bears, moose, and deer come walking through our back yard.

The view from the kitchen window

This is mine 9 months out of the year (the joys of living in Maine's Great North Woods).

Does Excellent Canned Whipped Cream Exist?

No. Whip your own.

Aug 05, 2014
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Pork Ramen, what's the broth 'supposed' to taste like

Pork.

Aug 05, 2014
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Bad service (not horrible). Check adjusted. What to tip?

Apparently you believe in rewarding sloppy service.

Food related television commercial failures

Will somebody please teach Popeye's advertising team how to freaking COOK????

Complaint #1; the newest commercial about "chicken tenderloins". She claims to "slow marinade, hand BATTER, and fry them up crispy" (exact quote).
Excuse me, but the chicken at Popeye's is BREADED not BATTERED.
Ok, small technicality. Easy mistake. BUT....

Complaint #2; The previous commercial about "Cracked Pepper Butterfly Shrimp" (remember the name,it's important). ,She opens by saying "I'm gonna give you one of MY cooking secrets, but you better keep a lid on it, alright? Cracked peppercorn. That is the secret behind my new cracked pepper butterfly shrimp!"
Ok, not only has she failed to convince me that she is sharing this secret with only ME, but not the other 50 million people ALSO watching that particular TV channel at that particular moment, but if you TRULY want to keep the pepper a secret ingredient then DON'T PUT IT IN THE FREAKING NAME OF THE DISH!!!!!

Here are the links to the two commercials in case you haven't seen these little gems.
http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7Lq_/popeyes-h...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PQ1G...

Aug 02, 2014
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Rediculous Food Commercials

Will somebody please teach Popeye's advertising team how to freaking COOK????

Complaint #1; the newest commercial about "chicken tenderloins". She claims to "slow marinade, hand BATTER, and fry them up crispy" (exact quote).
Excuse me, but the chicken at Popeye's is BREADED not BATTERED.
Ok, small technicality. Easy mistake. BUT....

Complaint #2; The previous commercial about "Cracked Pepper Butterfly Shrimp" (remember the name,it's important). ,She opens by saying "I'm gonna give you one of MY cooking secrets, but you better keep a lid on it, alright? Cracked peppercorn. That is the secret behind my new cracked pepper butterfly shrimp!"
Ok, not only has she failed to convince me that she is sharing this secret with only ME, but not the other 50 million people ALSO watching that particular TV channel at that particular moment, but if you TRULY want to keep the pepper a secret ingredient then DON'T PUT IT IN THE FREAKING NAME OF THE DISH!!!!!

Here are the links to the two commercials in case you haven't seen these little gems.
http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7Lq_/popeyes-h...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PQ1G...

So, what food commercials do YOU find utterly ridiculous?

Aug 02, 2014
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Need to vent quickly.. new HUGE pet peeve Restaurant week only menus

I have camped in Yosemite in July, you just have to know where to go...(the RV camp in the Valley = NO 20 mile hike from Tuolumne Meadows to Young Lakes = yes)

Tipping delivery or take out. Do you? How much?

There are plenty of restaurants that charge a "take-out" charge.

Aug 02, 2014
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can i bring a yogurt cup on board an airplane

It is also considered a liquid in the medical field when tracking a patient's intake, as is ice cream and pudding.

Aug 02, 2014
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Lay's Potato Chips' New Flavors -- Seen or Tried Them?

I saw someone buying the bacon mac and cheese today.

Aug 01, 2014
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Attention Chefs: Can we all agree that bacon is over?

I grew up with bacon gravy and biscuits.

Aug 01, 2014
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Who eats using sterling silver flatware at home each and every day?

We have three complete sets (2 from my mother-in-law and one from Mrs. Potato's first marriage). Mrs. Potato has decided that as soon as we use up the stores of Lemon-juice (which is bad for real silver) laced dish washing liquid that we are going to start using the "good silver" as our everyday utensils.

Aug 01, 2014
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Absentee Chefs

I'm sure Emeril Lagasse rarely makes an appearance at his restaurant at Universal Studios Orlando.

Aug 01, 2014
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On the road

That is the way I grew up traveling (Navy kid = 13 different schools in 13 years). After spending 20 years as an over the road truck driver I know a lot of the cool places to stop on a road trip.

Aug 01, 2014
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Discrimination in Restaurants - does it influence where you dine?

"Breaks are rarely taken, illegal immigrants abound, sexual harassment lines are stretched to their limit."

Hell, you could be talking about the medical field. Are you going to refuse to go to a particular hospital for the same reasons? What if you live in an area like I do, where there is only one other hospital (which most likely has the same practices) that is less than an hour away?

Aug 01, 2014
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Discrimination in Restaurants - does it influence where you dine?

Leave for family care is federal not state, under FMLA-Family and Medical Leave Act. It is not optional no matter what state your business is in.

Aug 01, 2014
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Their company, their rules. If you don't like it work somewhere else. In the real world the employee conforms to the employer, not the other way around.

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

My avatar has a double meaning. It not only expresses my disdain for the famous pressed and canned meat(???), but also for those who use internet discussion threads to advertise their worthless crap.

Jul 15, 2014
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Where's my change!?!

Quagmire always knows what to do!!! (Giggity giggity)

http://youtu.be/QCijdeZ9nnc

Jul 09, 2014
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Dinner with friends - should they show up empty handed?

They should ask what they can bring EVERY TIME you invite them.

Jul 09, 2014
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Where's my change!?!

You sure don't want to know how they break a $20...

Jul 08, 2014
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I'm so over...

I am sweet pickle intolerant.....I just can't stand the little bastards.

Jul 07, 2014
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