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Marilyn Hagerty reviews McDonald's

i loved-still love her story. she writes an innocent review for the olive garden, it hits the internet for some reason, internet snarkers beat her down. then the tide turns and anthony bourdain (also snarked at her in the beginning) sponsors her to new york, etc. his publishing company has published her reviews into a book.

Jan 22, 2015
ritabwh in Food Media & News

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

sorry, half the amount of the beef suet, if at all.

Jan 22, 2015
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Leave Guy Fieri alone: Why he has nothing to do with the Food Network’s decline

i really liked good eats and the motorcyle touring show. i liked the nerdy self-deprecating alton brown.
i started to not care for alton brown's new "character" on ICA, and now, i really don't like the character in cutthroat kitchen.

Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

i was kind responding to law-doc who said good cooks don't talk about their cooking. seems to me many and most folks here are very good cooks, and everyone etalks about their cooking and what they do.

Jan 22, 2015
ritabwh in General Topics

Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

ok, i guess

Jan 22, 2015
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Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

ok

Jan 22, 2015
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In Memoriam: French Food at Home

her piedmont eggs were to die for. i make them all the time

Jan 21, 2015
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Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

i think everyone here talks alot about food and his/her cooking.

Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

i'm not sure talking about food could be considered as bravado.

Jan 20, 2015
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Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

ditto on the crab rangoon.

Jan 20, 2015
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Ramen

miyabi 45th now has a "popup" named onibaba ramen every wednesday for lunch. ramen. and only 1 type of ramen. it's pretty good ramen. i;ve only had the shoyu and shiyo ramens but the broth is clean and uncomplicated. if you are tired of the heavy, heavy american style broths i think you will appreciate onibaba ramen. you won't have to pay extra for every single topping. the ramen comes with all the toppings. once i ordered an extra egg having forgotten the ramen comes with the egg, and i ended up with a whole egg as well as the standard 1/2 egg. the bowls are not so huge that you are uncomfortably full. the bowls are larger than samurai ramen but smaller than yoroshiku. you're looking at about $9 a bowl before tax.

Jan 20, 2015
ritabwh in Greater Seattle

Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

there is no shame in liking spam.....not everyone mocks or hates spam. people from hawaii, south korea and japan are a few that come to mind who like spam and cook with it. :-)

Jan 17, 2015
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What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

thank you so much for your advice. as i said to phild above, i will have to figure out a way to peek into the kitchens!
btw, why do i never see whole grilled or baked fish at indian restaurants?

Dec 01, 2014
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What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

thank you. around here it's mostly buffets and even the regular menu is all the stewed stuff and dried out tandooris. meat sauces over rice or sopped up with naan are fairly boring to me. you offered some interesting insights for me. i will start peeking into the kitchens!

Dec 01, 2014
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What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

indian. i don't hate it. maybe i have not had really good examples of indian cooking. i love the rices and biriyanis and saag paneer, samosas and naan. but....most other dishes seem so similar to taste and texture and cooking style: mostly stewed in sauces. the meats are blended and melded into the sauces. and for me, the sauces all kind of taste similar. i've had the tandoori meats but they all seem to be overcooked and dry. i like the curries, but almost everything else seem to be cooked like a curry with different spices.

Nov 30, 2014
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What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

just curious...was there anything you particulary disliked?

Nov 30, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

BIG YAY for this. i like it better than their dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

Oct 26, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014 [old]

NAY and ick.
Mushroom mochi.

Oct 25, 2014
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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
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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
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Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

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

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

no

Sep 15, 2014
ritabwh in Features