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Mobile text size with new format

And even better, variation in smallness.

Jul 26, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Mobile text size with new format

Verrrrry small

Jul 26, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

Wait.
Are there supposed to be # of comments on mobile?

Jul 25, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

I think I like the "what I saw" part of this thread almost as much as the "this is my avatar" part!!

Introducing New Conversation Types

But… the articles for which I used the LINK format -
I wanted Full Hound Discussion!!!!!

Jul 25, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

SNAP POLL—WOULD YOU USE A COOKWARE “LENDING LIBRARY”?

Yes
Maybe, I'm certain I do not own anything nice enough to loan
Yes, naturally

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Cookware

Do you make and drink "potato chip cocktails"?

Sounds like what my Dad would call
Factory Floor Sweepings,
a term he uses for the Oreo bits sold as an ice cream topping.

Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like

1) Three essentially inedible greens with Asian names, with goat cheese
2) quinoa salad with beets and black vinegar in a single serve wine bottle
3) American Ramen: pork belly served with one long-life noodle and an obscure mushroom broth in a mini cast iron skillet

Responsibility

My first year in Beijing, I discovered that "Breakfast Milk" included aloe.
Not a pleasant experience.

Kris now in DC/NoVA

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

If you read through some of the other options on the site, he's at least 67 and he does seem to believe in joy, Joy, JOY in all things.

He also has a 7 step description of how disease and aging work.

I read enough to make up my mind; so not for me. YMMV

Pairing Korean Banchan

I think the "Buffet" style is intentionally different.
Also, bulgogi sort-of has "built in sides" -- the sauces and leaves.

Here's the book that I referenced earlier.
http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Korean-Foo...

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

See here, where I tried not to say "proteins" and it was just... awkward.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9834...

Where Restaurant Reservations Come From

How different is that from when "the monied" have their assistants drop $$ or implied power plays to the maître d ?

"Google it"

Oh but I think balut is the Perfect example!!!

If you google (well, when I do; we all know we'll get differing results) the first 2 hits are Wikipedia, then a bunch of articles about "going too far."
.
That's not very Chow-Positive (or whatever PC chow term is better).

If someone asked here, I would hope they'd get a foodie answer.

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Do you make and drink "potato chip cocktails"?

I like Diet Coke. I prefer Coke Zero.
And I did have salad : ).

Do you make and drink "potato chip cocktails"?

Lunch.

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

Where does that diet get him in terms of what his DNA says?

Pairing Korean Banchan

I wanted to give a separate post about bulgogi.
I only lived in Seoul for 13 months. About once a month we went to Bulgogi BuPe (/buffet /pronounced with a Korean accent).
There was a top sliding lid cooler with buckets of two dozen kinds of marinated beef/ pork/ chicken/ seafoods* plus another cooler with only perilla, some other leafy greens, and garlic. Somewhere there was a table with 2 or 3 sauces and a big rice cooker.

You sat in the floor and grilled your meats, with lots of assistance from the scissor wielding staff.

All that to say-> no ban chan.

*note to those who dislike the use of the term "proteins." It would have been nice in that sentence.

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Pairing Korean Banchan

Whilst in Seoul, we were always TOLD that 9 was the requisite # for it to be "a real meal."
However, we were most often served 5 when 3 people/4 dishes.

I'll go look at some of my 80's "Korean Food for the Foreigner" guides to see what they say.

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Asian-style Zucchini?

Or toast the sesame seeds in the wok first, remove, and continue with B B's recipe.

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Home Cooking

Chipotle is going seatless...

Our drive thru only McD just closed and they built a "regular one" about 500 feet away in a previously unoccupied lot.
Local gossip says that a Sonic wanted the lot, so McD poached it.
.

Kris now in DC/NoVA

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Chains

Role of Critics

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...

Or, to go with another thread "just google"
(Verrrry tongue in cheek)

"Google it"

For me, it's often the case of
"What a wonderful question. I'm not sure if I really know enough to give a great answer, so I'm going to go google and see what's out there "

Then I'll "curate" the results for the OP.

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Ooooh, Gio, you've caused me to do doge.
Much irony
Too funny
Poster confused.

Line four? My small screen says you've responded to the attached pic… which doesn't really Have a Line 4.

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

With the exception of greyed out already reads, how do comments NEED to be organized?
I'm not sure that I see a need, If They Are All Answers To The OP.

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

Effect of Market Basket stoppage/boycott on inventory of other chains?

Perhaps he has a contract?

Role of Critics

I read Tom Sietsema*
http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/tom-...

*although until I had to type it today, I had been completely butchering the sp of his name.

Chipotle is going seatless...

Some New Chipotles will just be take-out.
Seems like a good business model for expansion- they can have a corner of an established cafeteria/ food court or cater to heavy foot traffic areas
Many people already get their Chinese from counter-service-plus-3-tables places. Who "eats in" there?

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Chains

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Have you/ can you/ would it matter if you
beta'd with people who'd never used CH?
I suspect for anyone New, Q&A won't be hard to "figure out"-> it's just everyone responding to the OP.

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Are you, then, asking us to flag when someone says:
"I wanted to respond to K B but Q&A won't let me"

Jul 24, 2014
Kris in Beijing in Site Talk