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27 Food Stories Nobody Needs to Write Again

28. Here's the Correct Way to be eating/cooking something you've been doing differently but just fine, your whole life.

29. The breathless hysterical Article about the component in your water that you already knew all about and is harmless, like oxygen.

30. The Superfood you should be eating even though it tastes horrible and has no known nutritional value, because a celebrity is.

What would you do to fix the Food Network?

Maybe the first step is being taken. Brooke is "retiring."

Aug 19, 2015
acgold7 in Food Media & News
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What would you do to fix the Food Network?

Their carriage agreements prohibit scripted shows and movies.

Aug 19, 2015
acgold7 in Food Media & News

What would you do to fix the Food Network?

Note that those numbers are (000), so $445 million for FN, etc. Not so small. That's almost a Billion a year from FN alone, and close to 3 Bil from all the Scripps nets combined, of which about 2/3rds is from ads and the rest from affiliate fees and other piddly stuff.

Aug 19, 2015
acgold7 in Food Media & News

Hot dog fast food chains

Yes, exactly.

Aug 09, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

Things you might not know about Walmart and/or Kewpie Mayonnaise!

>>> Man does not require the heat of the sun to boil water!<<<

No, we prefer the burning of nonrenewable, carbon spewing fossil fuels.

Aug 02, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

No kids allowed?

I'm reminded of the airline safety briefing on one flight when, during the oxygen-mask portion, the flight attendant said, "If you're seated next to a small child, or someone behaving like one..."

The Fog City Diner in SF was the first place I saw that had, prominently posted on its front door: "No Crybabies."

I think behavior-based guidelines makes sense. If our kids ever acted up, out the door they went (with one of us of course) until they calmed down. They knew this once they were old enough to understand, which was actually pretty young. No need to disturb other diners and ruin their evenings. And sometimes you do cave and rely on electronic devices if that will keep them reasonably occupied until the food comes.

But I have no problem with any restaurant setting an age limit. Or any limit as long as it complies with the law. Well, maybe if they banned fat people like me from buffets I'd have an issue...

Aug 01, 2015
acgold7 in Not About Food

Is Gatorade an acceptable generic name for sports drinks?

Unless they are paying, I suspect it'll be fine. Or if they work for the labeling division of the FDA.

Aug 01, 2015
acgold7 in Not About Food

Hot dog fast food chains

Well, sorta, but you have it exactly backwards. The hot dog is the lure for everything else, but okay, sure. The dog is the loss leader to get them in for the other stuff.

Hot dog fast food chains

Where is here for you?

Jul 29, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

Would you have asked...? Food to be thrown out

We would never have made her choose. That's the tacky part. If we screw up then it's on us to bring her the right dish and of course the wrong one is hers to keep if she wants it.

Hot dog fast food chains

Yeah, sadly they disappeared from our markets a few years ago out here in the west. I believe they are still available in the east.

You still get them online but it's like buying a kidney.

Jul 28, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

Hot dog fast food chains

They're in 44 states, so pretty close. But would you call them a hot dog chain?

Jul 26, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

Hot dog fast food chains

BK's hot dogs are still only in a couple of states and may not go much past that.

Jul 26, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

Bitchin' Kitchen: You Sexually Harass Nadia, She’ll Message Your Wife

In any event, the content is irellevant. It isn't by any definition harassment.

I've actually never heard the word flapjacks used in this context.

The point is you can't put something out on public display and then claim harassment from the resulting public commentary. Imagine the lawsuits resulting from every bad movie or restaurant review.

Jul 26, 2015
acgold7 in Food Media & News

Hot dog fast food chains

Nathan's used to be sort of national but has largely disappeared except on the east coast and a few dotted here and there. As many previous discussions have shown, hot dogs tastes are too regional to be able to successfully go national.

Jul 26, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

Bitchin' Kitchen: You Sexually Harass Nadia, She’ll Message Your Wife

There is nothing dicklike about trying and failing to be funny in complimenting someone for something they are flaunting. Just because you don't like their joke doesn't even remotely qualify it as harassment.

And no, there is a universe of distance between what he said and the fictional quote you leapt to without any logic at all. It would be much more accurate to say there is no overlap between the two.

And the other comments are irrelevant as they are not the topic of discussion here. Changing the subject is not a valid argument.

There is absolutely nothing about the guy's post that fits the definition of harassment. You don't post a picture highlighting any part of your attributes and then scream harassment when someone comments on them in a complimentary (or even derogatory) way. Harassment is *a pattern of unwanted sexual advances* that create a *hostile work environment.* How on earth does this qualify? This isn't blaming the "victim" because there is no victim.

Hypocrisy much, Nadia?

Jul 26, 2015
acgold7 in Food Media & News

Dry-aging beef at home - ISO of specifics please for 28 days

Wow. Nice. Especially for that price. I am drooling.

If they were mine I would consider smoke-roasting them at a higher heat for no more than an hour.

Jul 24, 2015
acgold7 in Home Cooking

Beef ribs on the grill #2

The recipe you linked to is for short ribs. They are similar to the spare ribs of the piggy, so they in fact would benefit from the low & slow method.

But if you go with back ribs -- the ones that are more like the prime rib -- here's what I recommend:

https://youtu.be/x6iRJSVFjM4

They don't really need a lot of time, but you can if you want. Season with not much more than salt & pepper, smoke over indirect heat for a couple of hours, then grill to get some nice grill marks without burning. Save the sauce for the table.

Jul 24, 2015
acgold7 in Home Cooking

Bitchin' Kitchen: You Sexually Harass Nadia, She’ll Message Your Wife

Based on only the photo, no she should not. The only thing that photo was intended to communicate was, "Hey, I'd like to have sex with that," or, at the very least, "Gosh, that's attractive." To deny that is being completely dishonest.

So to pretend to object when people think and say exactly what you intend is the worst form of moral and intellectual bankruptcy

Jul 23, 2015
acgold7 in Food Media & News

Bitchin' Kitchen: You Sexually Harass Nadia, She’ll Message Your Wife

Absolutely. Including the photos she posts and what comments she allows. But to get into a spiteful hissy fit seems a bit disingenuous.

Unless she did not post the swimsuit photo -- the article wasn't clear. In which case a grownup would simply have deleted it.

But it is okay on FB for her to say "Please look at my nipples" but not for someone to then say: "Okay. Hey! Nice!"? And is there a difference if the commenter is male or female? Gay or straight? What if the comment is negative?

Jul 23, 2015
acgold7 in Food Media & News

Bitchin' Kitchen: You Sexually Harass Nadia, She’ll Message Your Wife

And sometimes, that's true, especially if she hasn't really been the victim of anything. People have taken the extreme monstrosity of a physical assault and trivialized it to mean a blog post commenting on something that was put out there specifically to elicit said comments.

"Look how sexy I am but don't say anything about it"

Bitchin' Kitchen: You Sexually Harass Nadia, She’ll Message Your Wife

Just as there is a huge difference between what the guy wrote and actual harassment. How long must we tolerate this "Stare at my body parts but don't objectify me" hypocrisy?

In N Out Overrated?

Doubles are for girls. I never get less than a 4 x 4.

Jul 22, 2015
acgold7 in Chains

Best way to cook frozen, dry aged prime beef?

Cooking it from the frozen state will have the opposite effect from what you've been told. It's great if you want it black & blue, which some people love. If you want it very evenly cooked, you should cook it thawed.

Using the method you described, bringing to room temp helps. A better way is to slow-roast, and do the sear either before or after. If you slow roast, bringing to room temp isn't necessary, but thawing is.

Jul 22, 2015
acgold7 in Home Cooking

Bradley smoker taking FOREVER to heat up???

Sounds as if the smoker element is working but the oven element is not. Could be the element itself or the inline fuse. Happens all the time, even with new units, and was a common problem a couple of years ago. Bradley replaced a bunch of the heating elements for free.

Turn the unit on and the heating bar in the back should glow orange and read about 550F within a few seconds. If not, it's DOA.

A working smoker element but dead oven element will result in food exactly as described -- flavorful but tough.

My ice cream won't set:( Whats wrong?

It didn't aerate properly because your bowl wasn't cold enough. As you noted, it was thin when you put it into the freezer to harden. It never got to the soft-serve stage, which it has to in order to really become ice cream after churning.

...for any new readers who wonder about this.

Jul 19, 2015
acgold7 in Home Cooking

My ice cream won't set:( Whats wrong?

No. Your freezer isn't cold enough. It must be at zero or lower. A standalone chest freezer is best for this. A normal reefer-freezer will never get cold enough.

Jul 19, 2015
acgold7 in Home Cooking

5 Guys vs. In & Out... Time for a simple vote

It's pretty obvious at this point that Chowhounds don't like being told what to do, so it's a bit quixotic to try to dictate the content or format of the replies, like trying to herd cats.

And this particular topic has been debated so many times that I think there's more than enough data to show the real answer is... there is no real answer. The preferences are about even from this statistically invalid sample, and are highly polarized -- each one is either "the best" or "sucks."

Rasputina's method would actually have been better, as it would have provided constantly updating, real-time votes.

I only have 5G where I live and I like them just fine, but when traveling, I vote IO.

Jul 19, 2015
acgold7 in Chains
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Unbelievable !!

Why is it relevant where the guy came from?