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Why do Restaurants Use Frozen French Fries?

There are lots of places that utilize the In-n-out model of slicing them nearly to order. But, as discussed, ad nauseam, here and elsewhere, it doesn't mean you end up with a superior product. At fairs, they can set up a dedicated 2-step fry process. That's not an easy thing to do in a small kitchen, so you usually end up with a soggy/limp fry that has bragging rights on the menu.

about 23 hours ago
ferret in General Topics

takepart.com: There's a Price to Pay for Not Eating America's Ugly Seafood

Sort of like the scene in "Local Hero" (obscure movie reference) where the visitor is chatting with Scottish fishermen who are unloading a massive catch of fresh lobster and discussing how much money the French are willing to pay for them. The guy asks "do you eat any yourself?" and the fisherman says "nah; too expensive."

takepart.com: There's a Price to Pay for Not Eating America's Ugly Seafood

What price is being paid? The only thing I can glean is that it's being paid by Europeans and Asians. So where's the downside to exporting something that has high demand outside the U.S.?

1 day ago
ferret in Food Media & News

New Kitchen, ideas

Don't forget that the sink dictates the size of the sink base, so you really need to determine the optimal size of the base/sink in the run of cabinets on that side before you commit to a size.

1 day ago
ferret in Cookware

Why do Restaurants Use Frozen French Fries?

I can say it, but I'm not sure what it has to do with fresh vs. frozen? Restaurants can easily source fresh potatoes from Sysco.

1 day ago
ferret in General Topics
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Replacing 15 year old Weber Genesis Silver - what to get?

I recently went back to charcoal after spending the last decade with a natural gas Weber Genesis. My wife still hates me for it. While charcoal is awesome, it's not as spontaneous as gas.

Sugar causes cancer!

That would be "Food Douche."

Sugar causes cancer!

If a "FoodDude" was spouting the same nonsense, I'd like to think people would be similarly vocal about their distaste for his practices. And frankly, I'd be less critical if she wasn't actively shilling for book sales.

1 day ago
ferret in Food Media & News

Chemical additives lurking in fresh cuts of meat

Not secretive, alarmist. She has no basis to believe there's anything added to meat that isn't labeled. It's one thing to say "I've tested samples of unlabeled meat and fount them to contain additives." It's another thing to say "don't trust unlabeled meat" without providing even a single example.

Chemical additives lurking in fresh cuts of meat

Yet another alarmist post, but the linked person isn't claiming that they're being added in secret only that certain packaged meats may have added ingredients (and she's not saying all fresh meat contains additives). So, as always, if you're a reasonably diligent consumer, buy from a reliable source and read the packaging. Simple solution.

Fresh Moz, $10/lb> in N.J., Does that sound right?

I have no issue with frozen fish. The idea behind sushi is that the fish is sliced and prepared as it's about to be served. My comment is more about freezing a prepared roll or piece of sushi. The analogy was about taking something that's ideally prepared to eat at that moment and then instead freezing it for later.

Jun 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics

How Long Will Store-Bought Eggs Stay Fresh In Fridge??

Jun 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics
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Kirkland olive oil?

You're late to the game. There have been a number of threads on this over the last couple of years. Kirkland's extra-virgin olive oil is legit, both in the plastic jugs and the glass bottles. The only issue this year is that Italian production is down (with prices up) and they are now sourcing from Greece.

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/...

Jun 26, 2015
ferret in Chains
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Fresh Moz, $10/lb> in N.J., Does that sound right?

My point being that a fresh mozzarella is meant to be consumed just after it's made. Frozen "fresh" mozzarella is as logical as frozen sushi. Yes, you can do it, but it misses the point.

Jun 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics

Fresh Moz, $10/lb> in N.J., Does that sound right?

Sort of misses the point though.

Like frozen sushi.

Jun 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics

Fresh Moz, $10/lb> in N.J., Does that sound right?

It's a vendor at a farmer's market. $10 ain't that high.

Jun 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics

What gadgets/cookware would you have in an efficiency apt? (my list) (kid leaving in fall)

Never mind the cooking, what about the cleaning up?

Jun 26, 2015
ferret in Cookware
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Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

You fail to appreciate that you're always taking some paid person's word for things. The person with a website pushing homeopathic cures has a financial interest. I have no problem with people following a financial incentive. But when I have two paid people with opposing views I invariably follow rationality and science, not conspiracy theories and wishful thinking.

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Sorry, pit, posting another idiot's misunderstanding doesn't equate to scientific validation. Beecher was an anesthesiologist whose studies concluded that 30-40% of patients suffering pain could be given simple saline injections and report diminished pain. You cannot conclude, like the idiot writer you link, that placebos are more effective than chemotherapy.

Real, actual, case in point. Steve Jobs, who was a vegan and was well known for eating meals consisting of a single vegetable, opted for alternative therapies when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He later regretted not seeking traditional treatment.

There's nothing wrong with seeking alternative therapies while you're being treated conventionally. Going alternative exclusively is ignorant and foolish.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/art...

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

"For example chemotherapy is less effective then a placebo."

Again, more nonsense.

Jun 25, 2015
ferret in Food Media & News

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

It may be that occasionally a condition will improve with or without medication. It may be that there are mechanisms within the body that can work to aid in a condition being improved without medication. HOWEVER, making the leap to suggest that a placebo is a first, second or third line of TREATMENT demonstrates an enormous lack of understanding.

Just because you read something doesn't mean you understand it.

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

"Homeopathic remedies are just placebos and placebos work."

The level of nonsense in your posts never ceases to amaze.

Trip to Chicago in September. Recommendations please!

Terzo Piano at the Art Institute is nice for brunch, if it's a nice day and you can get a seat outside.

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in Chicago Area

Whole Foods overcharging NYers

Yes, because the most outrageous pricing to be found in New York is the extra 20 cents Whole Foods gouges on a container of artisanal hummus.

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in Chains

Trendy Paris grab and go lunches

Street View.

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in France

Trendy Paris grab and go lunches

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in France

Chuck Wagon without wheels.

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in Cookware

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2015

One of my quirks that bugs the wife to no end. Then again, I stop in grocery stores wherever I travel.

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in Chains
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Rave over kale over?

Does kale need to "end" for something else to appear?

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in Vegetarian & Vegan

crazy questions

Tip for the Eiffel Tower: even though it locks you into a specific time, buy tickets online in advance (you will need to print them before you go). Otherwise the line for tickets can be ridiculously long. Also count on being accosted by gypsies in the plaza under the Tower hitting you up for money - they can be aggressive. And there's a reason for all the "watch out for pickpockets" signs. Welcome to Paris!

Jun 24, 2015
ferret in France