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Sam Sifton Named Food Editor at the New York Times

I am exactly the same. They will have to pry the paper copy from my cold, dead, hands. It's just a completely different reading experience.

about 21 hours ago
DGresh in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

off topic but I channel surfed past a rerun of last season's Top Chef. Loreal's get-up was more or less exactly the same as Sara's from that season: http://www.bravotv.com/people/sara-jo...

1 day ago
DGresh in Food Media & News

Anyone catching "Restaurant Startup" on CNBC?

Someone mentioned this on the MasterChef thread so I checked it out. CNBC is not a usual channel I go looking for shows on. It was actually pretty good, and Joe Bas- whatever gave a better impression of actually having some brains than he does on MasterChef. He's still a prick.

1 day ago
DGresh in Food Media & News

What happened to the threads that used to be "saved" at the top of the Home Cooking Board?

Completely non-intuitive. "i" means "here is some more information in case you don't understand the purpose of this board". It does not (to me) mean, here are some more or less permanent threads. I see that "how and how not to post" falls into the informational cateory, but Cookbook of the Month sure does not.

2 days ago
DGresh in Site Talk

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

I can't stand her over-acting, opening her mouth wide.... she thinks she's the best thing since sliced bread.

Jul 29, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

yeah, I don't buy the packet from the store, but I do use Penzey's bulk taco seasoning and it's pretty darn convenient. This from someone who has a whole spice "corner" in my kitchen (top cabinet + two lower drawers + rotating spice rack).

Jul 29, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Master Chef 7/21 (SPOILERS)

and then napkin tucked under his chin like he's eating lobster at a shack in Maine? What's with that?

Jul 28, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Master Chef 7/21 (SPOILERS)

I agree that Joe's quizzing Cutter on the ingredients was rather cruel. It's easy to say you should know those ingredients, but I bet there are other regional things that not everyone knows.

Did Courtney have boxed spaghetti in her basket to cook? I didn't think that was something one typically made from scratch.

Jul 28, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

Yeah, I'd prefer "this is" or "I made". Why all those extra words?

Jul 27, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

i love watching Ina, she is pleasant to listen to, and gives great advice.

Jul 27, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

I'd watch Luca to, you know, watch him. He's kind of adorable. Just kidding, I don't have time to waste, but he is cute.

Jul 27, 2014
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Pasta, Fish

i just made this tonight. Totally agree-- very very simple and very good. I honestly have never had sardines before; I thought the "one can for 4 people" didn't sound like much (mine were 4.5 oz instead of the 3 something specified), but it was just right. (I used this recipe since I'd already returned the book to the library) http://rozannegold.wordpress.com/2012...

Jul 27, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Pesto experts, a lil help please?

true-- while I use her recipe, I never add the butter.

Jul 23, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Master Chef 7/14 spoilers

yes it was "work in a diner". And pie girl for the life of her could not cut a stacked club sandwich without smushing it. Cooking diner food comes down to timing and experience, but doesn't require a heck of a lot of creativity or finesse. For that matter neither does a cake.

Jul 19, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

yes, thanks!

Jul 18, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

I'm a new iphone owner, so maybe this is just part of the current problem, but how can I get "my profile"? I can see "my boards" but don't know how to get the threads that I'm following.

Jul 18, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk

Restaurant week dispute

i guess if i squint *really* hard I can maybe see the SO's feeling (though I think it's crazy). that there's some special fun in "getting away with" a cheaper dinner than usual and the OP is messing that up by introducing the idea that maybe it's not such a steal after all. But especially given his medical situation, I think his desires trump.

Jul 16, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food
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July 2014 COTM: Radically Simple - Pasta, Fish

I threw in a splash of lightly salted water, just to get a more liquid consistency in the food processor.

That said, this was not a hit in my house. Just seemed weird and boring. Not sure what purpose the peppers serve other than to give it a really crazy color.

Jul 16, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Removing Oil Stains From Fabric - Any foolproof methods?

carbona might work. That was my mother's weapon of choice for a lot of stains.

Jul 16, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food

Pesto experts, a lil help please?

I generally don't bother with the layer of oil, since in my experience, while it does darken, it is only the very top layer, and when I use it, I just stir it up at the last minute and the result is still very green.

Jul 15, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking
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Master Chef 7/14 spoilers

I thought red velvet *was* a chocolate cake (never made it myself). Is there any reason for the red coloring other than looks?

Jul 15, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Master Chef 7/14 spoilers

THAT is too sweet. All you need to know. Joe is a jerk.

Jul 15, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Removing Oil Stains From Fabric - Any foolproof methods?

I bought store brand (Shoprite) which was talc+fragrance

Jul 15, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food

Pesto experts, a lil help please?

My experience is the opposite. I've never seen a recipe that calls for toasting. Exhibit a: Hazan: http://www.food.com/recipe/pesto-marc...

Jul 14, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Pesto experts, a lil help please?

I typically use *way* less oil than classic recipes such as Hazan's. I freeze it without cheese and add the cheese later (agree on using good cheese; romano is cheaper than parm and I can't tell the difference in pesto). So OP, you have one of those mini food processors that you use the immersion blender stick on? I have one of those, and that should work fine, though you can't make very much at one time in those.

Jul 14, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

I like Emma also; though Luca is certainly eye-candy. Lenny is too over the top for me.

Jul 14, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Removing Oil Stains From Fabric - Any foolproof methods?

I specifically avoided the cornstarch ones and bought talcum powder. Not sure if the cornstarch would have worked as well as i didn't try it.

Jul 14, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food

boneless chicken wings?

From a recipe in Nathan Myhrvold's tome for the home cook, I did. 12 hours in the sous vide, cool, debone, coat with potato starch, fry. Delicious. Fun exactly once. LOTS of work.

Jul 14, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Freezing chicken portions in Non-Freezer Zip-Lock Plastic?

Ziplock Brand sells these things (meant to be *used* with Ziplock; they are simple bags themselves) that are little one serving "sleeves". I use them to quickly portion raw chicken breasts for freezing so that I can take them out one at a time. I find them really handy; you may find them useful to put multiple chicken pieces in one bigger ziplock. I think they'd come out of the bag with just a half hour of defrost or so. http://www.ziploc.com/Products/Pages/...

Jul 14, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

Removing Oil Stains From Fabric - Any foolproof methods?

I also have had good results with Dawn but recently tried the talcum powder and was very impressed with how well it worked.

Jul 14, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food