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Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

I think one thing not discussed so far is that dishes or ingredients (e.g. meat etc) from a freezer never taste as good as freshly made stuff. You can always recognize if something comes out of a freezer.

about 9 hours ago
honkman in Food Media & News

Best Los Angeles area Tasting Menus

Hatfields
Bistro LQ pop up

about 13 hours ago
honkman in Los Angeles Area

AmazaonFresh now operating San Diego

No, buying ingredients is part of the fun

about 13 hours ago
honkman in San Diego

craft cocktails, kid friendly dinner

I think it often means that people won't be offended if a kid is loud for a short period of time (some people also associate it with "simpler" food which children are more likely to eat (but that's just a wrong approach IMO)

about 13 hours ago
honkman in San Diego

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

I am not sure if it is out of reach for most as a significant part of the population lives in larger cities which have significant numbers of supermarkets. I also don't have a supermarket within walking distance but that doesn't mean that I don't shop 3-4 times/week

about 15 hours ago
honkman in Food Media & News

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

I don't agree with the article but what has this to do with communism ?

about 16 hours ago
honkman in Food Media & News

craft cocktails, kid friendly dinner

But this weekend without Comicon you will have much more options, e.g. JSix, Jaynes (especially on the patio in the back), Urban Solace, Social Experiment

about 17 hours ago
honkman in San Diego

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

"I can't shop 3x week reasonably..." - That's a complain I heard a lot in the US but hardly ever in Europe but never understood.

about 17 hours ago
honkman in Food Media & News

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

I am not implying that my connection is correct and I agree research would have to be done (but I find it interesting that in European countries with smaller fridge sizes the average customers seems to be eaten healthier than the average US customer - which doesn't mean that not a lot of Europeans don't eat processed food but having lived in different countries in Europe and US overall on average I think the percentage of processed food in your average shopping basket is higher in the US than in Europe.

about 17 hours ago
honkman in Food Media & News

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

Why would it be less appetizing than pork, beef or lamb which is eaten raw reguarly

about 17 hours ago
honkman in General Topics

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

??? - I wrote that you can't go into every supermarket (in Japan or Europe) and take any egg to eat it raw (it is always obviously a certain risk but based on the source of the egg you can minimize that risk to a certain extend). All my comments were just based on your original posts which (at least) for me seemed to implicate that in Japan it is much more common to eat raw eggs, meat etc which I don't think is the case.

about 17 hours ago
honkman in General Topics

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

That's an interesting question - would a smaller fridge which requires much more frequent visits to the supermarket have any impact on the buying habits/average nutritional profile of the shopping basket of an average American. The first reaction would be obviously - no, because either you believe in certain "nutritional ground rules" or not. But sometimes psychology is doing strange things on your behavior, e.g. more frequent visits to the supermarket -> more 'exposure" to the produce aisle -> you buy more produce etc. ? That would actually something interesting to study

about 17 hours ago
honkman in Food Media & News
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Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

" If you fill your fridge with hot pockets, pudding, and soda, then sure, that's not the healthiest." - The problem is that CH might not really reflect the "average" America consumer and the large majority of people in the US use their large fridges to fill it with only processed food.

about 18 hours ago
honkman in Food Media & News

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

My comment meant that it is no problem to find restaurants or farmers in the US which sell you either dishes which include raw eggs or raw eggs itself which are good enough to eat raw at home (every restaurant in the US will have the normal disclaimer that eating raw (or undercooked) eggs, meat, fish etc might make you sick but that is more of a problem of too many lawyers in the US). It is not like in Europe or Japan you can go in any supermarket and buy any raw egg and it is fine to eat raw - similar to the US people are doing it if they trust their source.

about 18 hours ago
honkman in General Topics

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

I don't really see from your references that the Japanese claiming anything different than people in Europe or the US as that it is safe to eat raw eggs. You won't have any problems to find eggs in most western countries which are fine to eat raw

about 19 hours ago
honkman in General Topics

Best book for improving cooking skills?

"Modernist Cuisine" will give the best inside and background how cooking, ingredients, techniques etc. work in a depth you won't find in any other book

about 19 hours ago
honkman in Home Cooking

If refrigerating tomatoes is supposed to be verboten, then what of gazpacho?

It's not overblown - refrigerating tomatoes will decrease the amount of volatiles without the tomato having the chance to refresh the volatiles as it would have at room temperature. And McGee in "On Food and Cooking" also explains that the low temperature in the fridge is damaging the membranes inside the fruit walls -> mealy texture. Both phenomenons obviously don't play a role with gazpacho as by crushing the tomato you lost the majority of the volatiles and also damaged the membranes anyway.

about 19 hours ago
honkman in General Topics

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

Could you cite a paper where Japanese claim that they eat "bacteria free eggs"

about 20 hours ago
honkman in General Topics

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

Not only Japanese eat eggs raw, pretty common in Europe or even the US

about 20 hours ago
honkman in General Topics

Horrible iPhone presentation

I am not aware that there is any forum which lets you choose font size on an Iphone (but I might be wrong)

Jul 27, 2014
honkman in Site Talk

Horrible iPhone presentation

No, and I hope they keep the newer, smaller font as it is better to read the discussions. Overall the new iphone format is much better to read than the older one.

Jul 27, 2014
honkman in Site Talk

To much pork belly!

Great - how did you serve it ?

Jul 27, 2014
honkman in Home Cooking

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

The taste of a grass fed burger or steak is significantly different than grain fed and my comment was mainly about "just being marketing hype" which is BS

Jul 26, 2014
honkman in San Diego

craft cocktails, kid friendly dinner

With Comicon this weekend I wouldn't go anywhere near Downtown, North Park etc but stay closer to your area even though this might limit your choices - how about Sea &Smoke (food & cocktails are good but not great), Georges (outstanding food & good but not great cocktails),

Jul 26, 2014
honkman in San Diego

What is the best way to prepare steak at home?

Sous vide at your desired temperature with a post-sear

Jul 26, 2014
honkman in Home Cooking

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

What makes this recipe (or any other recipe in the book) particular "healing" ?

Jul 26, 2014
honkman in Home Cooking

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

I am fine if somebody prefers the taste of grain fed burgers as taste is subjective but I have problems if somebody calls grass fed beef just a marketing hype as this is simply ignoring facts.

Jul 26, 2014
honkman in San Diego

Attention Chefs: Can we all agree that bacon is over?

Bacon ice cream is great

Jul 25, 2014
honkman in General Topics

Your Favorite Place to Get a Grass-fed Burger and/or Steak in the San Diego Environs

Why is grass fed marketing hype ? Ever tried both side by side and see how they different they taste (and let's not start talking about the difference it makes for the animals) ?

Jul 25, 2014
honkman in San Diego

BlueRibbon Rustic Kitchen. Yes, indeed.

Nothing is impossible with FN but perhaps he isn't posting any longer since he moved together with Stone Brewery to Berlin the (culinary) capital of the world

Jul 24, 2014
honkman in San Diego