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What's your best recipe for guacamole?

Incredibly similar to yours except I usually add garlic and sometimes a pinch of cayenne if I don't think the peppers I used were quite hot enough that day. Simple is best with guac. It's a dip, not a salad or a soup. I really hate it when I am served the liquidy mess that usually results from too many tomatoes or the old 80s style recipe of just dumping a jar of salsa in the mashed avocados.

Feb 01, 2012
bombshoo in Home Cooking

Doritos Consommé with Shrimp, Smoked Corn, and Cilantro

If I am going to make a recipe that basically takes two days to make, I'm not going to be using doritos in it. If I am cooking, it's generally to avoid eating junk food. That said, the actual method is sound.

Dec 07, 2011
bombshoo in Recipes

Is "Foodie" a Put-Down?

Other than food, my biggest interest is probably history. When I tell people I like history, they inevitably refer to me as "a history buff" and assume I go out and tromp around in a Civil War uniform doing reenactments...And while there is nothing wrong with that, it just isn't something I do or have any desire to do. Where we run into the problem is that people make the assumption that everyone who likes history does or wants to do reenactments, simply because a very visible part of history aficionados do.

It's the same for food (and really, probably anything else). I wouldn't ever call myself a "foodie", but if called one I also would have a hard time denying it, because I do have a great interest in food. Does this mean I want to cook like they do at El Bulli, or put creme fresh on everything, or force all my friends to eat macarons instead of normal cookies? Not at all, while all those things are fine, they simply are not the part of food I'm really that interested in.

"Foodie" is basically just another grouping of a lot of sort of similar people into one big group. Should you find it insulting? I suppose only if you find the majority of other people in that group stupid or offensive for some reason.

But hell, what do I know? I'm drunk.

Dec 06, 2011
bombshoo in Features