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Why is it so difficult to find a bread knife?

Here is one on clearance, but the handle might be a different material:

http://www.cutlerymania.com/Victorino...

about 12 hours ago
GH1618 in Cookware

Is it time to stop buying/eating almonds?

True. They wait until there's a crisis before they do anything meaningful. I think that tendency afflicts most people, however.

about 12 hours ago
GH1618 in General Topics

Why is it so difficult to find a bread knife?

Mine is an Olsen, which has lasted far longer than the company (about 50 years).

about 19 hours ago
GH1618 in Cookware

Cleaning All Clad

First, just soak it overnight with water and liquid dish soap. Then use BKF and a nylon scrubber.

about 19 hours ago
GH1618 in Cookware

Is it time to stop buying/eating almonds?

I drink Cava, so it contains Spanish water.

about 19 hours ago
GH1618 in General Topics

Is it time to stop buying/eating almonds?

No. The water shortage cannot be solved by individual shopping choices at the supermarket, but only by authorities acting on a larger scale.

about 20 hours ago
GH1618 in General Topics
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Why is it so difficult to find a bread knife?

What's wrong with the Victorinox rosewood handle bread knife:

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/victori...

Too expensive?

1 day ago
GH1618 in Cookware

Why is it so difficult to find a bread knife?

The more constraints, the smaller the solution set.

Coca-Cola paid nutrition experts to recommend soda as a healthy snack

I'd say the term "expert" is being usd rather loosely.

Mar 23, 2015
GH1618 in Food Media & News

Interesting new list of America's best food cities.

Articles of this type are intended to promote travel to places beyond the beaten path, and to sell the magazine. It wouldn't do to have Leisure and Travel put the same well-known destinations at the top year after year.

My view is that good food can be found almost anywhere. I wouldn't pick a destination with food as the criterion of first importance.

Mar 22, 2015
GH1618 in San Diego

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

It could be that a lot of pickles are left and wasted when they are always included. In that case, there is some merit to charging for them separately.

Mar 21, 2015
GH1618 in Not About Food

Bring your shopping cart back where it belongs, please!

Many places have stations at various places in the lot, and where I shop, most people use them. At my regular supermarket, employees collect the carts, so an occasional cart that is in the way until it gets put away is a pretty small problem in the large scheme of things. In parking lots, improper use of disabled parking is a much more serious problem, in my opinion.

Every aspect of society is beset by people seeking an edge.

Mar 18, 2015
GH1618 in Not About Food

All-Clad vs Rosle

Any stainless steel utensil will likely outlast you, so it's more a matter of style. My inexpensive Vollrath large spoon doesn't have the "cool" factor that my All-Clad spoons have, and it's lighter weight, but it's 30 to 40 years old and hasn't changed much in that time.

Mar 18, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

Why delicious Indian food is surprisingly unpopular in the U.S.

There are different sources for that information with different rankings. The World Factbook has South Pacific island nations ahead by a wide margin. There are several countries very close to the same ranking as the United States.

Mar 18, 2015
GH1618 in Food Media & News

What exactly is Native American cuisine?

Excellent point.

Mar 18, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics

When to discard a fry pan.

No. If it works for you, just keep using it as long as you like.

Mar 18, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware
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Snake oil . Or are supplements necessary in your diet ?

Supplements are only necessary when there is a deficiency.

Mar 17, 2015
GH1618 in Not About Food

tasteless red chile sauce @$##$X

I use dry chiles that old without a problem. I get them at a supermarket -- they are readily available in California. I generally use New Mexican with others such as chipotle addd for interest.

Mar 17, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking

Corned Beef Cooking Instructions

That's what I do. I start it in a pot with the spices, then finish it in the oven in a roasting pan. It's much better that way.

Mar 17, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking

Pope Francis Says His Time As Pope Will Be Short, Misses Pizza

I think it was a tongue in cheek remark. President Obama has, on occasion, gone to a hamburger restaurant and placed the order himself. It would be cool if the Pope Francis would just do it.

On Friday, would he get the anchovy pizza?

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in Food Media & News

What's a good salad to serve with soup as the main course?

Soup and salad should not be served together. The soup course is properly served first. Then the salad, which, as the main course, should be more substantial than a green salad. I would go with a less hearty soup, followed by a Waldorf salad.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking

Master List of Beers Owned/Destroyed by Anheuser Busch/InBev

In the present case, it would have to be based on experience drinking each beer on the list with an awareness of any change that came with the change in ownership. I doubt anyone is xperienced with all of these beers. It is not reasonable to conclude that they have all been ruined by becoming associated with A-B.

My approach with unfamiliar beers is just to try what's available, without regard to ownership. If I like it, I'll buy it again. If I don't, I won't. That's basing it on reason and actual experience.

A glass of beer is a small expenditure. It doesn't matter much.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in Beer
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Mussels not de-bearded?

Here's what James Beard wrote on the subject:

"The mussels must be washed and the beard -- the gathering of vegetation on the shell -- must be removed." (from James Beard's New Fish Cookery)

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics

New "Jules thin crust Pizza" next to Zachary's in Oakland...WTF?

As a matter of fact, I do live in Oakland.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in San Francisco Bay Area

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

It used to be that minimum wage was set at the federal or state level. In California, it is not unusual to pass local legislation in areas which were not previously thought to be municipal issues. So in Oakland, the minimum wage just went up about one-third. This has a real effect on certain businesses where there is a significant difference in wages compared to neighboring jurisdictions. The playing field isn't level.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in Not About Food

New "Jules thin crust Pizza" next to Zachary's in Oakland...WTF?

What a silly thing to get all worked up over.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in San Francisco Bay Area

Brand NEW John Pawson skillet scratched after using once or twice

e you used stainless steel before? All of my SS shows fine marks. The only way to keep any pan looking brand-new is to not use it, but keep it in its original box. If you want to display your fine collection of pans for guests, carefully take them out of thir boxes and hang them up, then put them away later. If you want to cook with them, just don't worry about minor blemishes.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

Does anyone else suffer "fly-away posts" when posting on Chowhound?

It's helpful to write a long post in the notebook, then copy and paste it into the thread. Also, when writing directly into the thread, you can copy what you have written periodically. It will remain in the clipboard if it is lost from Chowhound.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in Site Talk
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How to eat frugally?

I don't know why there are so many posts badgering the OP. If someone doesn't have a constructive contribution, I think it's better just to give it a pass.

How to eat frugally?

Yes, IvIg is expensive and a limited resource. There is a strong incentive for the medical industry to ration its use.

Mar 16, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics