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A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

" A well mannered person such as yourself can overlook the ill manners of another-great"

I don't consider eating anything in a theatre ill mannered. Wait a month & watch it on Netflix.

29 minutes ago
zackly in Not About Food

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

Bob- It's all relative. I consider myself a very well mannered, tolerant & respectful person. I'm sure all my acquaintances would agree. I realize & accept that there are going to be noises & smells in an airplane or a movie theatre that are potentially annoying. It comes with the turf. I think what we're seeing in these threads is mostly hypersensitivity by people who are chronic complainers. I could care less if someone sits down next to me in a theatre or airplane and opens up a crock of choucroute garnie and a beer and enjoys his/her dinner. As long as I can hear the dialogue there's no problem. If they're distracting me, I'll move my seat.

about 2 hours ago
zackly in Not About Food

Great Induction Deep Fryer for $40.00!

I bought this Tatung induction hot plate & covered pan combo awhile back from Newegg when it was on sale. It sat unopened in the box until last evening when I wanted to try a new recipe for Mochiko Chicken that I wanted to deep fry. I have both a Fry Daddy & a larger two basket deep fryer but I thought I'd give this a shot. It worked great! Heated the oil quickly and recovered the temperature after I put the food in, nicely. I like the wider & shallower profile a lot more than the Fry Daddy where foods get crowded easier. Safe & easy to clean, I just put the pan & glass lid in the dishwasher. If I had it to do over again I'd look for the 1,800 watt version but I'd only pay a few dollars more for it because this unit is very adequate. I'm sure you could use a larger pan as this pan is only a couple quarts capacity.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product...

about 2 hours ago
zackly in Cookware

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

For me part of the enjoyment seeing a movie are the snacks. If it bothers you, STAY HOME!

1 day ago
zackly in Not About Food

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

C'mon get over it. Airplanes, theatres, sporting events etc. people have right to snack. Be it pizza, nachos, hot dogs, popcorn etc. As others have said, theatres make a large percentage of their profits from the concession stand. Maybe these people couldn't afford or want to pay $15.00 for a small box of Raisinettes. Be happy they banned cigarettes in theatres and on planes.

A guy walks into the movie theater with his own sandwich...

or worse yet that fake butter smell from the popcorn

1 day ago
zackly in Not About Food

Green Pea Guacamole Recipe

Exactly! Isn't the whole idea of being a "foodie" to expand your culinary horizons? I've been cooking at home and in professional kitchens for 50+ years and every day in the kitchen I learn something new. I'll try anything once. I'd like to try this version of guacamole. If it bothers you, give it a different name.

Jul 02, 2015
zackly in Food Media & News

Chic Fil A highest rated fast food

Politics aside, they make a great chicken sandwich! They recently opened their first unit in Wallingford, CT which is a hike for me. Hopefully, they'll open one near me soon.

I don't know what meat it is

It looks like a boneless leg of lamb. You can roast it or better yet, open it up (butterfly) rub it with garlic olive oil and herbs then grill it outdoors. You can also cut it in pieces and freeze.

Jul 01, 2015
zackly in General Topics

Sausage storage

I would re-freeze them but if they smelled funky when defrosted, prior to cooking, I'd toss them

Jul 01, 2015
zackly in General Topics

Good ideas/recipes for ground beef

lasagna
empanadas
Kofta Kebabs
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fo...
seasoned ground beef & macaroni
moussaka

Jul 01, 2015
zackly in Home Cooking

Best price on wild salmon?

Sockeye filets $11.00 @ Whole Foods in Darien, CT
https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=wm&...

Jul 01, 2015
zackly in Greater Boston Area

Sausage storage

Bacteria starts to multiply @ 40F and dies around 140F.If you didn't go over 40 you should be fine.

Jul 01, 2015
zackly in General Topics

My meatballs crunch like they have egg shells in them..

What else could they be besides the onions? If you barely cook the meatballs and the onion dice is large enough, they'll stay crunchy. All the other ingredients are soft.

Jun 30, 2015
zackly in Home Cooking

Are Miele dishwashers worth the price? Are they ever discounted?

That's why I now buy cheap dishwashers & a long extended servicecontract. To get four additional years warranty service on my GE Profile dishwaher (total 5 years)cost only $150.00 more. I've already used this warranty twice.

Jun 30, 2015
zackly in Cookware

My meatballs crunch like they have egg shells in them..

If they aren't egg shells it has to be the onions. You need to do one of two things if you don't like the crunch:

pre-cook the onions until they are soft

poach the meatballs longer to cook the onions

Jun 30, 2015
zackly in Home Cooking

Kirkland olive oil?

Extra virgin and Pure olive oil are both 100% olive oil but they are substantially different. EVO is mechanically cold pressed only while Pure grade can also be extracted using heat & chemical solvents like hexane. I use pure for cooking (it has a high smoke point) and EVO mostly for cold preparations.Here's a good explanation:

Kirkland Pure olive oil is a blend of virgin and refined olive oils. Virgin olive oil cannot be extracted with high heat or chemicals, hence 'cold pressed'. Virgin olive oil that is too acidic, has an objectionable odor or taste is not marketed, but sent to be refined with either high heat, chemicals or filtration. At this point is is considered olive oil or pure olive oil. Grade A or pure olive oils on the market are fine for cooking, or decent used raw, as in a dip. The shelf life is longer for a blended vs virgin olive oil. Typically this blend has about 15% virgin olive oil added back in and 85% of the former virgin, now refined variety. What you are thinking of as only cold pressed would not apply. It's more like cold-pressed 'and then some'

Jun 27, 2015
zackly in Chains

Wegman's Faux Pas [Moved from Boston]

I find that most any brand of salted butter will do because the salt hides many imperfections in butter. Unsalted butter, on the other hand, shows the slightest imperfections so I buy Land O' Lakes when it's on sale around the holidays. At any given time I may have 10# of unsalted butter in the freezer. I prefer salted butter on the table but I've switched to unsalted due to high blood pressure.

Jun 27, 2015
zackly in Not About Food

Wegman's Faux Pas [Moved from Boston]

Butter has a long shelf life refrigerated and a really long shelf life frozen. I always have unsalted butter in my freezer for baking. I stock up when it's on sale.

Jun 27, 2015
zackly in Not About Food

Whole Foods overcharging NYers

Their food is ridiculously overpriced to begin with. The fact that they also go back to double dip customers with bogus weights and measurements is mind blowing. Shop there @ your peril. I don't anymore unless I need something that nobody else has.

Jun 26, 2015
zackly in Chains
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Style of Fillet knife

That's an excellent technique! I think I don't need a new knife I just have to become more proficient sharpening mine.

Jun 25, 2015
zackly in Cookware

Replacing 15 year old Weber Genesis Silver - what to get?

I just find my Weber to be so much easier to use. It has the "Sear Station" and I can get it up to 700+ degrees in 15 minutes. I guess it depends on how much work you want to do preparing your grill. A Kamado will give you better results than a gas grill with many things but it requires more time and effort. For example, before I retired I'd get home from work @ 6:00 and begin prepping a meal to be served @ 7:00 or earlier. With the Kamado I have to add charcoal & wood, stand over it with a torch, wait for the coals to get an ash, adjust the vents etc. The ease of use that a gas grill provides makes it my choice for a primary grill.

Style of Fillet knife

Tom,

Unless the fish are huge I like to cut just one filet per side. Like in this video. My boning knives didn't do a good job cutting the skin.I need a knife that's razor sharp.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiDjZ...

Jun 25, 2015
zackly in Cookware

Style of Fillet knife

Whoa, just saw this cool Shun boning knife. Anyone else make a similar shaped knife not as expensive?
http://www.amazon.com/Shun-DM0743-Cla...

Jun 25, 2015
zackly in Cookware

Style of Fillet knife

I was filleting some fluke (summer flounder) yesterday after a successful fishing trip. This is a flatfish in the sole family. I quickly realized that none of my blades were sharp enough so it was a struggle. My chef knives were two rigid and my Japanese knives too long to control safely. I need something easy to maintain razor sharp, 6-7 inches and flexible. I'm think I want a softer carbon steel knife like in Chemicalkinetics video of the Asian woman but for me that's too rigid and large of a knife for filleting fish. Any suggestions for a old school carbon steel knife in the $50.00 price range?

Jun 25, 2015
zackly in Cookware

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

That's one thing (preparing your own food)when you are at home but how about people coming from elsewhere, like hotels?

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

Before the eighties many airlines would serve you a decent meal then clip & light your cigar! The good old says!

Jun 23, 2015
zackly in Food Media & News

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

I used to fly frequently for my job. I would usually pick up snacks from the shops in the boarding area to eat on the flight. Nuts, trail mix, sandwiches etc. No one has the right to be offended by this. In the good old days you cold reasonably expect the airline to provide you with a meal if you were flying during mealtime hours. That's not the case anymore so you have to take care of yourself. In my case now I'm diabetic so it's necessary.

Replacing 15 year old Weber Genesis Silver - what to get?

Kamados are great but they take quite awhile to heat up and not good for indirect cooking like the OP wants to do. Gas grills are ready in ten minutes for a quick burger, steak etc. The OP also has dedicated smoker which is what I use my Kamado primarily for.

Subway made 2 mistakes that are destroying its business

Agreed, maybe yeasty but I like that smell!

Jun 22, 2015
zackly in Chains