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Sous Vide cooking...are you on board?

I believe the issue with hamburger meat is that it is "mixed" from the get-go. So unlike a slab of steak, where the interior could never have been exposed to (say) fecal matter or other unsavory things, the interior of a hamburger is not so pristine. Thus many people feel that it really needs to be cooked to a higher internal temperature than steak or other slab forms of beef.

Now perhaps the long cooking time of sous vide negates this issue; I myself don't do hamburger sous vide, so I have not bothered to worry about it.

1 day ago
DGresh in Home Cooking

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I reported what may be a related issue on August 12; not sure anyone saw it

http://beta.chowhound.com/post/questi...

ETA: Here's the exact link (thank you to Nightshade): http://beta.chowhound.com/post/questi...

Aug 24, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

The information in "Recently Viewed" is inconsistent

By the way, "Meatballs at the Cookery" (not a wildly trending topic) still says "last updated 1 hour"

Aug 24, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

New in Stone Harbor

So to report back, on our first evening in SH we went to Chill. It's on a rooftop on 96th street, taking the place of one of the mini-golf spots. It's outdoor, under umbrellas, with an "upscale bar food" type menu. We enjoyed it. The staff is friendly and laid-back, and the food was good. I was sad they'd run out of fish tacos (a special) but enjoyed my lobster roll. We got some hummas/nan and fried green tomatoes as appetizers, DH had a crab cake, and DS had the carnitas. All tasty. It's not inexpensive, but it's a nice evening out.

Last night (Friday) we went to Red Store in Cape May Point. Very upscale ambiance, though a bit loud for our taste. Delicious food, again *not* inexpensive, especially given that it's cash only. BYOB, three of us spent somewhere in the range of $150 (I wasn't the one paying). They don't have a menu or prices online. Apps are in the range of $10-15, mains $25-35. But very good food. For starters we got a bread order, squid-ink cured salmon, and empanadas. All very good. For mains we got pork chop, scallops, and trout. Again very well done. Good special occasion place.

Aug 22, 2015
DGresh in New Jersey

Ok I'm confused. Boston is not a "location"? Cambridge is?

Yeah, I guess I zipped right past those "maps" to the text list. Clicked on "see all". And Boston isn't there. I guess "Greater Boston" is. And stupid me, was looking in the "B"s.

Somehow I doubt I am the only human on earth who will do this.

Ok I'm confused. Boston is not a "location"? Cambridge is?

I have never followed the "board" for Boston until just now, since my kiddo has just moved there. Actually to Cambridge. So I decided to add it to my list (and I'll get rid of S. New England, where she used to be). I go to "All locations". I quickly find Cambridge ("cool"!). But Boston is not in the list? In what world does this make sense. Is this another of those weird Tags vs Communities things? How on earth is some random person going to figure this out?

Aug 21, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

Why does my tab for "My Followed Discussions" say "DGresh's Followers"?

That doesn't really make sense. I sincerely doubt anyone is following me, and even if they are, that's not what I'm looking at. I'm looking at the things I AM FOLLOWING.

ETA WHY ON EARTH SHOULD I HAVE TO COME UP WITH A TAG? Fortunately I remembered that there was one with "Site" in its name.

Aug 21, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk
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Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I agree about the colors. I stared at my feed for a long time trying to decide if I was seeing different colors or all the same. After awhile I realized there were two distinct colors, but it is totally not obvious. I only convinced myself they were different by looking at the different wording in the "snippet". This is on a normal size laptap, and I have normal vision.

Aug 21, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk
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Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I'm seeing yellow right now in "My followed discussions"

Aug 21, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

I disagree that the yellow one is the least important. I typically look at my "profile" which is *only* things I'm interested in (following). The yellow means "something new here" which is the most interesting.

Aug 21, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part IV

It is *crucial* on mobile for just that reason

Aug 16, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk
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Chowhound Beta Site Part IV

I reported that one a few days ago. The one I keep seeing is about meatballs at some restaurant. Kind of amusing if it wasn't so silly

Aug 16, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

I always sort of cringe when the contestants go ga-ga over some guest. It's embarrassing.

Chowhound Beta Site Part IV

Maybe it's been addressed somewhere, but is there no way to get to my "Communities" (either one's I've said I'm interested in, or all of them) from inside a thread (like this one)? I shouldn't have to go back to my profile page to get that (at least I don't want to have to). Sometimes I just bounce around to my interests. I can get to my "locations", but not my "communities" (or other communities for that matter).

Masterchef August 12, 2015 spoilers

I agree.

Something I seemed to notice. They had those (disgusting to me) heads on their station, and then the next moment they seemed to have the "parts" (tongue, ears) on a tray in front of them. And I'm pretty sure the pig still had his ears! So I guess they didn't actually have to dismember the beast (despite all of Hetel's comments about science lab dissection).

Aug 13, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

One question about the new site

You don't have to use tags. You use the search bar at the very top, hit search, then select Conversations, then find the "community" you are interested in.

Aug 12, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

One question about the new site

When I looked at your pictures by clicking on them, I was oddly shown THREE pictures (including my picture in my earlier response above, which has nothing to do with your post of course). I tried again and that time got just the picture I clicked on. I expanded all the posts in the thread, and when I clicked on your picture, I again got three lined up.

So it looks like your pics are being put in some library along with mine, and clicking on a picture gets "the library" rather than your subset of the library.

And I agree with the points you made.

Aug 12, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk
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One question about the new site

What I see is "New Comment" in yellow, if there is a new comment, and "Last Comment" in grey, if you've read that thread and there's nothing new. I see it pretty easily, but I know others have complained that it is hard to see.

Aug 12, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

I think it is hard to search for fennel fronds on *just* home cooking. I did the same experiment as you! If you don't want results from all over the place you have a few more clicks to just select the home cooking board.

Aug 11, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

well truth be told I nearly always use the google for chowhound search. cause it just works better.

Aug 11, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk
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Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

I see, I guess I turned it off early, when Arnold made his sad farewell.

Aug 11, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

Did I totally miss something? Did they also show the pilots in addition to the episode where Dom came back and Arnold went away? I always do On-Demand, so wasn't watching Sunday night.

Aug 11, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

The information in "Recently Viewed" is inconsistent

"Meatballs at the Cookery" still says "last updated: one hour". I haven't visited it, and it was last posted to 3 days ago (or it may be 4 by now).

What exactly is the point of that section? To tell me if things have been updated if I've viewed them (but not necessarily decided to follow, by posting, or explicitly following)? If so, then the "last updated" info should be fixed to be accurate.

Aug 11, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk
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The information in "Recently Viewed" is inconsistent

the first image was just my profile page (it shows similar info now)

http://beta.chowhound.com/profile/183...

the other images are from the SAME PAGE, just looking at my list of followed pages.

Aug 10, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

My itty-bitty church "went mobile" a year ago as we saw the way the world is going. I cannot use the beta site on my phone as the scrolling and screen real-estate waste is terrible.

The information in "Recently Viewed" is inconsistent

So "last updated' means "last visited"? It actually says "last updated: 1 hour" when it was in fact 3 days.

How obvious.

Aug 10, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk

The information in "Recently Viewed" is inconsistent

Over on the right side I see a "Recently Viewed" list, which seems to imply that there are some very recent additions to some threads I've followed. (First picture) But in my profile page (same page where I see the "Recently Viewed" list, the info (correctly) indicates that it's been awhile since those threads have been updated (second and third pictures). What's up?

Aug 10, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk
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Next Food Network Star - latest and greatest?

Matthew chopping up 4 onions for the Bolognese made me think of Hazan's recipe, which uses a tiny amount of onion, carrot, and celery!

Aug 10, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

The scrolling speed on my iPhone for the (long) Food Network Star thread (http://beta.chowhound.com/post/food-n...) is absolutely unacceptable. No way will I ever want to use my phone for this site if that's the performance. (I'm on wi-fi so it's not my network). It was always pretty brisk on the old site. Each swipe of my screen went down about three posts. With close to 300 posts, you can see how that goes.

Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

I see now that the thread (http://beta.chowhound.com/post/chowho...) is locked (indicated by teensy-tiny text at the very top). This means that every single "reply" button in that thread does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. This was my first time trying to reply using the beta site, and I thought I was losing my mind.

Aug 09, 2015
DGresh in Site Talk