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Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

I agree, not a visual I welcomed.

about 11 hours ago
DGresh in Food Media & News
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lamb dish for a virgin to the meat

These lamb meatballs are a rather elegant take-- would be nice as an appetizer. The cocktail pairing is nice too.

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12...

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12...

about 21 hours ago
DGresh in Home Cooking

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

As far as I can tell, "rosemary lavender" doesn't exist. I wonder if he called it that because the rosemary had flowers on it? The thing didn't have a label on it.

Jul 29, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

Speaking of Star Salvation, is "Rosemary Lavender" a (single) thing? I've never heard of it, and google seems to agree with me.

Jul 29, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

especially with how bread is not the most popular food these days, with all the low carb, paleo, no simple carbs, stuff that a lot of people follow.

Jul 28, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

I think if Arnold was allowed to present more of (what he says is his talent) decorating, presenting, etc., it could be a worthwhile show. Think how many people are really interested in Pinterest and such for "cute ideas". Not me, but I bet there's an audience.

Jul 28, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Almond milk is even more of a scam than we thought

Fascinating! What does the milk taste like? I guess it's still pretty expensive (at least around me, 3/4 of a cup of almonds is a few dollars)

Jul 27, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Almond milk is even more of a scam than we thought

The issue is that the 2% number is only available on the cartons in the UK, not the US. The US labels just have almonds as the second ingredient (as does the label in the UK).

Jul 27, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Almond milk is even more of a scam than we thought

I guess I'm "surprised" since I've never tried it, have seen the ads, and figured "it tastes like almonds". What else am I supposed to think? Does soy milk have more soybeans in it? I don't drink that either.

Jul 26, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Almond milk is even more of a scam than we thought

I've never tried it (I like cow milk just fine, thanks) but had no idea it's basically water, a bunch of "thickeners" and 2% almonds.

Ingredients

Spring Water, Almonds (2%), Calcium Carbonate, Tapioca Starch, Sea Salt, Stabiliser: Carrageenan; Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin; Natural Flavouring. *Contains naturally occurring sugars.

Jul 26, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Mandolin safety guard - recommendations?

I got one at BB&B. It is not metal, but something seemingly just as strong. Of course I don't make an effort to test its ability! I throw it in the DW. I hate the holder that came with my mandoline; it ruins the vegetables with all the little holes.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store...

Jul 25, 2015
DGresh in Cookware

Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’

Finding support for your rant in Yelp comments? This is the state of journalism today?

A&P bankruptcy

I've only been to the S&S in Peekskill a few times (not really on my usual routes), but it seems nice to me.

British Bake Off starts in early September, 2015 on PBS

I ended up watching them on WNET's website as I recall. I loved that show!

Jul 24, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

My response to those who cry gloom and doom about the MM being raised is, "so why do we have one at all? Let's make the MM $0 then. Lots more jobs for folks, right?" And if you don't think that's a good idea, then perhaps we can have a reasoned discussion about WHAT it should be, and WHEN it should be raised (linked to some CPI or whatever). As it is now, it is simply a political football, getting raised, or not, depending on the whims of whoever is in Congress, and what their current priorities are.

Jul 24, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

A&P bankruptcy

I drive right by Apple Farms on my way to HMart but have never gone inside. What does it offer that HMart doesn't?

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

For the record, I'm firmly in favor of raising the MM a lot. $15 sounds good to me.

Jul 23, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

Yeah, I don't get this attitude of "even $15 isn't very much" so therefore we should still keep tipping at the same level. How many people do you run into in your daily life who are earning far less than $15? Do you tip them all?

Jul 23, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

Masterchef U.S. 7-22-2015 spoilers

I was only half paying attention but thought that Hetal was the one with strawberries and chocolate. I think she said when presenting that the chocolate was a thin layer on the bottom

Jul 23, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

Amen!

Jul 22, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

A&P bankruptcy

Yeah, the Croton store is on the Acme list. I've been in Acmes only a few times in my life; it's the big grocery store near where we vacation in south jersey.

http://patch.com/new-york/peekskill/a...

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

Why? Why do servers deserve the equivalent of $30k per year PLUS TIPS when plenty of other workers of similar skills/education/experience are earning minimum (or maybe living wage)? I don't get it.

Jul 21, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food
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$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

Really? I think most people would consider any tip in the US less than 15% (or 20% in more urban areas) "cheap". It's as close to "required" without being "required" as I can imagine. Do you really think 5% tips (based on "customer's dining experience") are not considered way out of line?

Jul 21, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food
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$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

It's not "a lot" of money. But the whole tipping culture in the U.S. Is predicated on minimum or sub minimum wage. So at some point when servers are earning *more* than minimum wage there should at least be a discussion of whether our high tip levels (compared to say Europe) makes sense

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

and it's not like SF has ever been "cheap". This sounds more like wanting to find a scapegoat for not wanting to spend SF prices. Which is understandable; I don't eat out in NYC if I can help it. But don't put the blame in the wrong place.

Jul 21, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

I have no idea what point you're making. I'm simply saying that right now, I tip 20% whenever. Regardless of what state it is/what the wage is. Not sure if there is a tipping point (har har) for that.

Jul 21, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

$15 Minimum Wage=No Tip

I'm sure debate will ensue! However now I will note that I don't pay attention when eating out whether in this state the servers get minimum, whether they get something lower, or what the state minimum wage is. Is $15 some magic number where we are supposed to start paying attention?

Jul 21, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

Montvale-based A&P files for bankruptcy protection; Stop & Shop to take over some stores

mine is not on the closing list.

Jul 21, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

A&P bankruptcy

Mine is small, but not dirty, and does not have empty shelves. The folks in the produce department are always friendly and willing to look in the back if something's not out. They recently completely reorganized the store, moving every aisle's stuff to somewhere else. Confusing. Probably to make it more attractive to a buyer.

Anyway, we don't have any Walmart supercenters around us, nor Whole Foods or Trader Joes. So the competition is mainly Shoprite and Stop and Shop.

A&P bankruptcy

My closest is the small one in Croton-on-Hudson. Wonder whether they will be able to sell it to another grocery store chain.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-p-files...