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Rachael Ray is going to teach us how to tip

A new show from the food network. As described at http://eater.com/archives/2014/04/22/...

Rachael Ray is getting a new show on the network called The Big Tip, which follows Ray as she travels to various towns and tips "deserving waiters and waitresses." (Perhaps this is Ray's attempt to change her reputation as an awful tipper.)

1 day ago
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Masterchef Canada

Can't believe they kicked off Tamara. I don't think she's ever been in a pressure test. Thrilled Kaila is gone, but Tamara and Marida would have been a more realistic final two.

1 day ago
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Faux pas - eating fish at work?

I worked with the meat eaters and not the vegetarians in our little farm last night. We all retreated to the kitchen to nuke our food, then returned and ate at our desks. I got a couple of whiffs of delicious bbq smell. Then that was it. Tonight I eat with the vegetarians.....

1 day ago
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

Well that sucks, I've always had good luck with them being all foil wrapped and in tin cans and stuff.

1 day ago
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Top Chef's Padma appears to be a pretty woman

If you don't find it interesting, you certainly aren't required to visit the thread or post on it.

1 day ago
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Top Chef Canada begins tonight

So much for the whole boys vs. girls schtick.

Apr 21, 2014
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

Pepperidge Farm Pirouette chocolate hazelnut rolled wafers.

Apr 21, 2014
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I'm sorry you don't like what I ordered, but keep your thoughts to yourself

Man I am so with you on the olives. I don't know how many friends have tried to take me to olive bars because I clearly haven't tried the "good ones" for me to react as I do. I've had the surprise tapenade spread in a sandwich before... I can not swallow the bite in my mouth. My gag reflex takes off and the best I can hope for is a tasteful slipping of the food into my napkin before the gagging starts.

Apr 21, 2014
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Faux pas - eating fish at work?

I have a quick FOF question for you FOF enthusiasts. It's been years since I've had one, but sometimes when you flake them apart there is like a shiny silver coloration on parts of the white meat. Is that normal?

Apr 21, 2014
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Top Chef's Padma appears to be a pretty woman

As in rumor has it she's dating Richard Gere.
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-n...

I've never been a huge Padma fan, ... but have to give her props for that I guess.

Apr 21, 2014
Firegoat in Food Media & News

Kitchen Nightmares recaps

eater.com is doing a feature of recapping Kitchen Nightmares by writer Alison Leiby. Pretty entertaining stuff. I read her last two, haven't looked to see if she did one on the episode which features the place which must not be mentioned....

Apr 21, 2014
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I'm sorry you don't like what I ordered, but keep your thoughts to yourself

I think it would be pretty rude to comment on what another guest orders. If it were a very good friend, maybe a little light ribbing, or if they ordered something obscure I'd never heard of or tried I'd be interested in trying to get a bite of it. I work with two vegetarians and we all manage to not get too grossed out over each other's food choices.

Apr 19, 2014
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Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

Anton's voice still entertains me. I could listen to his talking heads all day

Apr 18, 2014
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Top Chef Canada begins tonight

I just watched the first six episodes all in one sitting.

They are doing female chefs no favors with this show.

Apr 18, 2014
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It's back... (but only for a limited time) the KFC Double Down

http://eater.com/archives/2014/04/16/...

The double down returns, just in time to take on Domino's specialty chicken

Apr 17, 2014
Firegoat in Chains

Faux pas - eating fish at work?

My job makes free popcorn on Fridays for staff and customers. There's a movie theater type oil/corn popper back in the break room. It isn't microwave popcorn.. but after about 3-4 hours I get pretty nauseous yuckified by the stink depending on how many batches are getting fired up. As far as office politics, there are numerous signs like (use the scoop, don't get your germy hands on the corn) etc.
The biggest food annoyance I have at work is I inherited a desk where there were candy jars sitting and apparently people fill them up and also put a bag of candy in one of my drawers. I so enjoy a) losing part of my desk acreage to shit I could care lessa bout b) dieting with candy on my desk c) people coming over and interrupting me to get said candy and d) candy in my drawer. Uck. I said about 3 months ago to my boss I would really not like that candy jar on my desk. It moved for about a week then returned.

Apr 15, 2014
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Serious Eats

I enjoyed the story on how to dry age steaks in your home and I pretty much read all of their pizza articles.

Apr 15, 2014
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Faux pas - eating fish at work?

I particularly felt bad as I didn't realize someone was eating.... I was walking up from the back of the building and the food was on the other side of a cubicle wall... I assume the smell was coming from a mechanical room or the bathrooms off the hallway so I pipe right up as I walk in... man, I don't know what died back there but man it smells like sh*t.... yeah that was uncomfortable.

Apr 14, 2014
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Cheap chain pizza - anything good?

I personally dislike Little Caesar's. However, a friend of mine eats it religiously every Friday at work and seems to love it. So, guess you just have to try it and see what works for you.

Apr 14, 2014
Firegoat in Chains

Faux pas - eating fish at work?

I never used to get the "stinky food at work" problem. But then most people ate in a break room, or closed their office doors or went to eat. Now I work where about 5 people all bring their lunch and we eat at our desks. One days I smelled something I thought was a fresh horrid bowel movement. Nope, someone's lunch. A lot of the microwave asian-type meals seem to have a super pungent odor. I've never noticed a fish smell, but maybe no one is eating fish?

Apr 14, 2014
Firegoat in Not About Food

Dominos' pizza making pizza with a fried chicken crust

http://eater.com/archives/2014/04/14/...

I dunno. I'd try it at least once.

Apr 14, 2014
Firegoat in Chains
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Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

Eater.com had a pretty funny recap posted on their site for those that don't want to watch the cluster f*.

Apr 14, 2014
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Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

They gave her good lighting and makeup, who wouldn't take that deal?

Although I bet they all went to Waffle House afterward..... or wished they did.

Apr 11, 2014
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Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

I think a lot of times people getting married on reality tv are actually getting married.... just do this for the publicity, to be on TV. It isn't their actual ceremony, they do that another day off site, but have this to make their wedding kind of a destination fun wedding. I mean, if you were invited, how fun would that be?

Apr 11, 2014
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Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

meow

Apr 11, 2014
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Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

I think it's odd several people have commented on her being "old" when at least 3 other women are right at about the same age. Kind of makes you wonder if it was stunt casting for her to "act" old.

Apr 11, 2014
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Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

It looks like Beth is a year older than Bev according to wikipedia. Beth hasn't impressed me at all. I keep remembering the creepy way she was hitting on the old dude.

Apr 10, 2014
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Hell's Kitchen Spring 2014 season spoilers

I was looking for a recap this evening and stumbled upon an interview with Bev from the ladies team.
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforki...

She actually has some serious cooking chops/experience working for Milliken and Feniger at BorderGrill.

I really haven't cared enough about this cast to look into anyone's background, but she might be the one to beat.

Apr 10, 2014
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Kitchen Nightmares .... back to Amy's Baking Company

A link to a story about the staffers at the Ariz. Biz Journal that will be on the show.... best part is Amy and Sammy have already commented on their post.

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/bl...

Apr 09, 2014
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Top Chef Duels [Was: Top Chef Extreme]

I sent a request!

Apr 09, 2014
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