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New PBS series: The Mind of a Chef

what's wrong with our pbs station, paul? they always show the shows at least 1 season late. but they spend hours showing kcts cooks. i remember going round and round with them on the kimchi chronicles. it took them a year later to finally show it.

Oct 18, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

without ever stepping foot into their kitchen or tasting their food, i would guess a good cook by how she talks about food and proof that she actually cooks and how she talks of her love of cooking and eating it.
i.e.: i love the blah-blah at this restaurant because of how this ingredient made it taste like so, and how it is prepared makes it taste even more so.
i made the best blah-blah the other night by changing up this ingredient for that and took a hint from this famous chef's recipe and it ended up tasting like this.
etc. etc.

Oct 18, 2014
ritabwh in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

agreed. my mother was from japan. we lived in japan until i was 13 years old. ajinomoto was always on the table next to the s&p, togarashi and soy sauce. when we moved to the panama canal zone and finally to the mainland usa, ajinomoto was always on the table.

Oct 17, 2014
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Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

i don't think hotdogs are considered bratwursts or any other wurst.

Oct 16, 2014
ritabwh in Features

Microwaved chips

i consider it a forced portion control for me. :-D

Oct 08, 2014
ritabwh in Home Cooking

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

i suspect cherokee made the comment with tongue firmly in cheek.

Sep 22, 2014
ritabwh in Features

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

yes!

Sep 22, 2014
ritabwh in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

johnb and ratgirl, please speak more on the cuban chinese food. thank you!

Sep 17, 2014
ritabwh in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

gmm,i lived in spokane for over 25 years until 2005. the first time i saw crab rangoon on the menu at a chinese restaurant, i wondered why there was a thai dish at a chinese restaurant....the cathay inn. :-))

Sep 17, 2014
ritabwh in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

well darn. i actually like the pu-pu platters, recognizing it for what it is. one place in spokane had a little hibatchi grill thingie for their pu-pu platter when you could grill up some chicken skewers. i cannot like the crab rangoon, no matter what.

Sep 17, 2014
ritabwh in General Topics

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

maybe it's not about the hotdog. maybe it's about the sausage: bratwurst, polish, etc. etc.
maybe in the days and ways of bratwursts, mustard was the preferred condiment, and that preference has transferred to the the american style hotdogs which are, as we all know, nothing comparable to the bratwurst and polish sausages.

Sep 15, 2014
ritabwh in Features
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Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

no

Sep 15, 2014
ritabwh in Features

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

couldit be the german heritage that prefers mustard? and....because hotdogs - sausages - etc are associated with german culture..........hmmmmm......
just thinking out loud, if you know what i mean.

Sep 15, 2014
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Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

hi bill, so you do not use ketchup at all, on anything?

Sep 15, 2014
ritabwh in Features

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

i like ketchup on my hot dog with onions and black pepper.
i do not use A1 on my steak. period.

Sep 14, 2014
ritabwh in Features

Above average dining in the general area of Shoreline - Lynnwood?

i had one of the hot pots. it was merely ok.

Sep 12, 2014
ritabwh in Greater Seattle

New PBS series: The Mind of a Chef

season 2, episodes 9 and forward, april bloom.
i made her clam chowder. i followed her verbal recipe from the show, since the one by bittman and april from NYTimes did not follow what was shown on the mind of a chef.
it was delicious. it was a "wow" dish.

Sep 10, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

Maybe Andrew Zimmern isn't so bad after all?

i love bourdain. but i have to disagree with you on bourdain's approach to foods he does not like. he may smile but then he will do the snarky voice-over later. at least zimmern will give his critique "to face", and i think, in a very respectful way. the durian thing is an on-going thing with him. it is one of the few things he cannot eat.

Sep 10, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

Above average dining in the general area of Shoreline - Lynnwood?

i think it is more the NE china cuisine that may not be executed well? i am not very familiar with the various chinese regional cuisines, so it is hard for me to say. there are not many chinese restaurants in the area that i like. szechuan garden is my favorite. i also like wonton noodle house and biang! i do realize that not all chinese cuisine is the highly seasoned and highly spiced as in szechuan or hunan which are my favorites. but i also like some basic cantonese.
have you been there, paulj? i would be interested in your take on Dumpling Generation. it would help me learn to appreciate the NE Chinese cuisine.

Sep 10, 2014
ritabwh in Greater Seattle

Above average dining in the general area of Shoreline - Lynnwood?

i was so excited that Dumpling Generation finally opened. i've been there 4 times and so far, nothing grabs me. even the dumplings are just ok for me. i'm really disappointed that i don't care for much there. they are really nice people but if there is a "rush" for dining in, take out and bubble tea service can slow down to a crawl since there is usually only one waitress and i think, one cook.

Sep 08, 2014
ritabwh in Greater Seattle

Above average dining in the general area of Shoreline - Lynnwood?

thought i'd resurrect this...
there is a"new" korean restaurant called New Seoul.
my korean friend discovered this place about 6 months ago and swears this is authentic and great tasting food. this place serves food that is not offered in most of the korean restaurants in this area. i think she goes there once a week now.
i had the sul lung tang and the broth was not as white and creamy and was more like the Traditional Beef Soup sul lung tang, but oh, the flavor! i highly recommend it.

Sep 06, 2014
ritabwh in Greater Seattle

New PBS series: The Mind of a Chef

i liked april bloomfield more than sean brock. but i agree with paulj, sean brock's foods did not interest me while i want to make everything april bloomfield made.

Sep 06, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

i'm picturing this year's FN Thanksgiving special with Ree Drummond and Lenny circling each other behind the scenes........

Sep 01, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

<VBG>
ok, guess the american pronounciation of Pend O'reille (Idaho). the apostrophe is optional :-))

Sep 01, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

Asian Noodle Shopping Guide

this was very helpful to me regarding the various non-japanese and non-korean noodles.
1. disappointed that Ramen was represented by the dry brick instant ramen and the "recipe" was the ramen hack article.
2. disagree with the statement that Soba is stir-fried and not very sure i liked most of the soba recipes.
3. wish there were pictures of how the noodles look after they are cooked next to the dry noodle pictures.

Sep 01, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

Leave Guy Fieri alone: Why he has nothing to do with the Food Network’s decline

i made the stuffed cabbage from A Taste Of History. if you try the recipe, i recommend you use no more than 1/2 the amount in the recipe. :-))

Aug 30, 2014
ritabwh in Food Media & News

guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

the key here is "with family"....i think this creates a whole different dyanmic of "manners". "with family" you will even be expected to take out the trash.

Aug 30, 2014
ritabwh in Not About Food

guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

i've been thinking about this.....
i wonder if this has to do with the old american farm country, pot-luck, everyone chips in mentality; even if dinners are not like that anymore.

Aug 26, 2014
ritabwh in Not About Food

your favorite food movie..

has anyone seen The Hundred Foot Journey? i enjoyed the book .

Aug 22, 2014
ritabwh in Not About Food

your favorite food movie..

i am sure i replied with a long list before, but today, my short list is: tampopo and babette's feast.

Aug 22, 2014
ritabwh in Not About Food