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Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

The point is that you are acting like it is a word invented in the 80s, when it has been around a lot longer.

Apr 16, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

You do realize that the word "schmear" is Yiddish, don't you?

Apr 11, 2014
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Would you eat sans bathroom?

They are required to have bathrooms available for the STAFF but they are not required to have them for customers.

Apr 01, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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kitchen OWIES!?!

As a former paramedic and Navy Corpsman I can tell you, steam burns are THE WORST burns you can get.

Mar 30, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

kitchen OWIES!?!

I can not tell you how many times I have LITERALLY sliced off the tip of my right thumb (I am left handed) while cutting onions!!

Mar 29, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

It's nothing to be ashamed of but.......

I am amazed that i have not responded to this thread;

1. As my closest friends already know, there is NOTHING I wouldn't go on Facebook and talk about. My dearest friends (who are as close if not closer than family) that happen to be on FB are spread across the country and it is how we stay connected. They have seen me (and I them) through the lowest and highest points of my life and we tell each other everything.

2. My biggest culinary "secret" would be that after skillet grilling meat ( hamburger, pork chops, ham, etc) I LOVE to scrape up the residue (the little bits which are the reason for deglazing a pan) and enjoy every second of eating it as I savor the flavor.

Mar 29, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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Current obsessions?

Agave nectar. I am going to try it instead of honey when I make my next batch of granola.

Mar 29, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

What is the hottest / hippest / cutting edge food of this moment in time?

Kopi Luwak AKA Civet Coffee. Coffee beans eaten then pooped out by the Civet. YUUUMMM!!!

Mar 29, 2014
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Shrimp on pizza, yes or no?

But...but...but...what about Lobster Pizza???

http://www.innovativeduo.com/spectacu...

Mar 27, 2014
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Food Trucks - Once they're parked and serving, what powers them?

But yet, as a former truck driver, in CT I have seen police cars (yes, plural) idling at weigh stations with no occupants. Just another case of "all animals are equal but some are more equal than others".

Mar 25, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Addressing people by gender at a restaurant

While your position appears to be well thought out and articulately presented, and I can appreciate that you are considering the a position that does not impact your personal life and therefor you are obviously a caring person. But I can only respond to those who would take offense in such a situation in the only way I was raised to respond to said situation;

"Suck it up, cupcake, the world doesn't revolve around you".

Mar 25, 2014
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Addressing people by gender at a restaurant

"Y'all serves the purpose, but not used everywhere, obviously (people up here would look at me funny). In turn, I say "you guys" all the time and my southern Aunt does NOT like it!"

Youse guys???

BTW, "Y'all" only covers one or two people. For a larger group the proper term is "All Y'all".

Mar 25, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

If You Could Create Any Restaurant....

Desserts. I have talked about this before and I am just waiting for a local eatery downtown to shut the doors so i can take over the property and open my dessert shop. hehehe.

Mar 16, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Has Fast Food Killed off all the cafeterias??

They are still popular in Texas. Luby's and Furr's especially.

Mar 16, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Art from Food

ALIEN!!!!!!

Mar 16, 2014
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Are we supposed to be tipping much less than I thought in California?

Yes, I was an over the road truck driver and I was in L.A. in the late 1990's when the baggers went on strike because along with their union-mandated $18 an hour wage, they didn't want to have to pay anything for their health care insurance.

Mar 15, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Knowledge And Wisdom,,,

Just sayin'....

Mar 15, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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Splitting appetizers

Mrs. Potato has had bariatric surgery so she is unable to eat more than 5 ounces of food at a meal, so when we go out to eat we either split (or share, if you will) an app and entree (she only eats a bite or two of the app) or she orders her own entree and eats on the left overs for two or three days. If we decide on the first option then we tell the server that we will be sharing the meal and we have never had a problem with it. In some of our local eateries they even split the meal in the kitchen without any extra charge or problem.

Mar 15, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Are we supposed to be tipping much less than I thought in California?

"$20/hour for unskilled labor seems remarkably high."

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t9...

Mar 15, 2014
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Are we supposed to be tipping much less than I thought in California?

Not when they are making $18 an hour to bag my groceries!! (YES, that is what baggers in L.A. make, thanks to their UNION!!!)

Mar 15, 2014
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Favourite sweet pie??

3rd.

Mar 13, 2014
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was this a social faux pas?

Well, you know what us southerners say, "You can't invite everyone you know to a party or you won't have anyone to talk about".

Mar 09, 2014
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Gourmet Music

Trop-Rock, 80's, classic country, whatever strikes my fancy at the time.

Mar 09, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

was this a social faux pas?

I agree with the consensus of the group. Growing up a southern boy/Navy brat I was raised around, and with an appreciation for, very spicy food. Now that I live in northern Maine, I am very conscious of the spice level of foods that I prepare for friends and family (read: in-laws). I believe that you were a very gracious host and personally I would have tried both versions of the dish.

Mar 09, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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Is a hot dog a sandwich?

(Not attacking post or sources; honest question)

wondering if these were before the advent of the "hot dog bun", if the hot dogs at this the time of these quotes were actually eaten between two slices of bread. I would be interested to know.

Mar 09, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

A pita is also a sandwich made from said bread, as pictured below.

Mar 03, 2014
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Are there such things as greengrocers, butcher shops and fish shops in the States?

yes.

Mar 03, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

"A sandwich needs to have a filling "sandwiched" between two pieces of bread. A hot dog bun is split and the dog nestles in the bread rather than being sandwiched."

So following that logic, is a pita not a sandwich?

Mar 03, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

How do hotels serve pineapple? [moved from the Manhattan board]

I learned it when I lived in Hawaii in the 1970's.

Mar 01, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Beignets: The Quest for Perfection

Wildrose did not claim they weren't FRIED and this is not a BLOG....If someone should comment on an 8 year old comment they should at least get it right....

Feb 28, 2014
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking
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