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What Food Trend are You So Sick Of?

Salted caramel, salted chocolate. Yes, salt does good things for sweets. We get it already.

May 10, 2012
o_pinon in General Topics

Your disappointing purchases from Costco

Papillon Roquefort. I ADORE cheese...especially blues (I love the stilton Costco sells around Christmas), but after having another salad ruined by even the smallest amount of this roquefort I've decided to throw it out (for me to throw away cheese is extraordinary). It is incredibly harsh and offers none of the flavor payoff.

Mar 26, 2012
o_pinon in Chains

Hand Hammered Wok from E-Wok Review

Excellent - just the kind of info I was looking for. I ordered one (one handle style) today (seller taost on Ebay). I was going to get the pow wok from the Wok Shop but this one looks like the real deal -- not a bunch of dimples hammered into after manufacture.

Mar 08, 2012
o_pinon in Cookware

In Seattle on a college-budget

There are lots of interesting, cheap restaruants on University Avenue near the UW--after all, they cater to college students. And Seattle's International District has great options. I love Wonton Noodle House for a delicious, filling, cheap bowl of SuiKau Noodle soup with bbq pork. There are a bunch of vegie markets that are super cheap and the produce is great -- my hunch is that a lot of it is locally grown by the same folks who sell produce for a whole lot more at Pike Place and other more upscale farmers markets.

Nov 20, 2008
o_pinon in Pacific Northwest