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I eat it my way

Everything causes cancer. Might as well enjoy what you like!

Feb 05, 2015
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Waitress at Elmwood Cafe Berkeley makes racist assumption

He dresses like most of the professors I had at Cal.

What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

My tongs and spatula (silicone). I don't scratch my cookware as much and I love my tongs.

Feb 01, 2015
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Oven substitute needed for pita bread pizzas

We have an induction burner in an apartment in Agra, India. It has been the best and most flexible solution. My mother uses a grill pan to make the simple flatbread "pizza" you are talking about and it works very well.

Feb 01, 2015
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need a meat substitute,but not beans or lentils

Thick, meaty mushrooms

Jan 30, 2015
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Vietnamese/Mexican Wedding food. Any Ideas?!

When my brother got married, he had Mexican and Indian food together. We were lucky because our caterer could do both. The dinner was served as a buffet. I don't think it would be too difficult to find a caterer who could both, but make sure you try the food first.

Jan 18, 2015
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Gluten Free... Overblown, by a lot?

I have type 1 diabetes. I try to avoid carbs, Sometimes, I cheat. I know what the consequences are and accept them. Someone in our office has celiac disease. When I arrange food for the office, I always make sure that there are options for her prepared by somebody who knows the difference between preference and medical condition. Does she cheat? Sure, there are times when she eats a cookie or a slice of cake. She is old enough to make her own decisions and understand the consequences. Cheating is a fact of life and it doesn't invalidate whatever medical condition you may have.

Jan 01, 2015
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What do you not order in restaurants...

You can make a good cup of tea with teabags. However, no matter how good your tea is, you cannot make a good cup of tea with lukewarm water

Cumin

Love it with melted butter and popcorn

Dec 06, 2014
Kalivs in Home Cooking
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Best New Thanksgiving Dish

Made a modified 3 sisters dish: refried black beans on the bottom, sautéed zucchini in the middle, & a corn flour béchamel with pecorino & quest fresco on top.

Nov 30, 2014
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Mom isn't eating well any suggestions?

Custardy scrambled eggs might be good.

Nov 26, 2014
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what to serve with baked beans

Toast with beans and a sunny side up fried rgg

Oct 28, 2014
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Why doesn’t Indian cuisine make use of tofu?

That's weird. Indo-Chinese food was definitely available in Dehli prior to 1981, and gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian was a staple of my mother's get togethers during the seventies. It may not have had the pedigree it does now, but it was available.

Oct 11, 2014
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Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

Yummy....a fillet O fish with mashed potatoes on the side!

Sep 29, 2014
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Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

I love KFC Mashed potatoes and gravy.and, yet, KFC in England came with french fries. I don't know why a burger doesn't come w mashed potatoes. I would really like hat.

Sep 27, 2014
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Worst Cooking Disaster Thread

Not me, my mother. A pressure cooker on the stove burst and deposited dal all over the kitchen. The indentations in the ceiling were at least half an inch deep.

Sep 24, 2014
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Regional Egg Roll Styles

Chicken tikka is Indian in origin, but chicken tikka masala has a murkier origin. Some claim that it was invented in Indian restaurants in Britain, others claim that it was invented for the British in India.

Sep 24, 2014
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Issue roasting chicken thighs on foil lined baking sheet?

It's ok. I was the same when I switched from being a veg to eating meat in my thirties. The good thing about chicken thighs is that you can cook them a little longer than chicken breasts without them getting dry.

Sep 17, 2014
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What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

I agree with that

Sep 14, 2014
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Great pieces of inexpensive equipment?

Apart from tongs, my silicone spatula is my favorite tool in the kitchen. It's great for anything that's nonstick and the handle doesn't melt if you keep it in the pot.

Sep 13, 2014
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What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

Darn...it was going to be my next present to myself

Sep 08, 2014
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What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

I use scissors. They work great for thin crust homemade pizzas. But, I'm fascinated by Alaskan Ulu knives.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0006PILUK/r...

Sep 08, 2014
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We are going to dinner at a Jain believing household

I wouldn't take any food products & would take a potted plant. Jains, like anyone else, vary in terms of their adherence to religious food practices. And, to be safe, I wouldn't take candles either.

Sep 08, 2014
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Minimum Wage Impact on Restaurant (especially FF) Prices

Economic theory would suggest that employment would be negatively affected. However, in the case study done comparing an increase in the minimum wage in NJ to no change in Pennsylvania found employment was more stable in NJ. Minimum wage earners spend a disproportionally larger part of their income on consumption, so it makes sense that an increase in the minimum wage would benefit the economy.

http://davidcard.berkeley.edu/papers/...

Tasting Kitchen Brunch Pictorial

This looks great!

Sep 05, 2014
Kalivs in Los Angeles Area

Soft Boiled Eggs/Old School?

Recently, I bought two purple Le Creuset ones from Amazon. There were many more types available.

Aug 23, 2014
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veggie Indians and their dairy foods

Funny. Doodh means milk, but wallace could be translated as dude. Milk dude.

Aug 22, 2014
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What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

A fried egg on toast.

Aug 20, 2014
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obscure indian foods

I have eaten at Village Tandoor for the last 20 years because it is the closest Indian restaurant to my family. It's gone up and down in terms of its food and service, but it's pretty average for Indian food in the valley. I never eat the buffet.

Red Chili is great. For the most part, I've only had lunch because it's close to the office. Their naan is good and their rolls and kebabs are excellent. I've tried their CTM which is just ok.

Woodlands is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant. I like the food but find Woodland's rendition of it to be overly oily. I prefer their sister restaurant Valley India Cafe. It has both veg and non veg South Indian food. I like the dosas and uthappum there. The chicken 65 is also very good.

For snacks, chaat & other things like sweets, we go to India Sweets & Spices. There are at least two locations in the valley, Northridge and Canoga Park. Their prepared foods are vegetarian and they also have a decent lunch deal. I prefer canoga Park in terms of taste and Northridge in terms of cleanliness. Both have grocery sections, too.

Aug 20, 2014
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A few things to get off my chest ...

I think all dogs' paws do. It has something to do with their not having sweat glands.

Aug 17, 2014
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