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Smucker's - Bonne Maman

I know I prefer Bonne Maman myself.

Apr 08, 2015
YAYME in General Topics

Is it worth it?

You are kinda telling me stuff I already know. I have a job coach, I'm in an employment program. The job I'm starting is part time, but my eventual goal maybe in the next 5 to 15 years is to financially self-sufficent. I am not going to lose them, tomato, trust me.

Mar 05, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

What it's like to compete on Chopped

I'd love to be on Chopped, I've had to magic up tasty food from miscellania in my cupboards at the end of each month for a decade! I'd kill it!

Mar 05, 2015
YAYME in Food Media & News

Why delicious Indian food is surprisingly unpopular in the U.S.

Okay Chowhounds your thoughts?

Mar 05, 2015
YAYME in Food Media & News

Is it worth it?

I know about the long hours, the sexism, and having no social life. But all my friends are already working their tails off and never have time for me, so what social life? My family is supportive about this and wants me to do this. I know it's hard, but I'm making friends (I hope) in my culinary classes and not giving up. Besides I don't know until I try and I've tried so little, I've been scared so much. I'm sick of fear and doubt, I want to get out there try!

Mar 01, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food
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Is it worth it?

Well... I don't want to get into how I'm paying for it, but let's say debt won't be an issue., in this case. The school is very supportive and I figure learning proper technique will be a good baseline for what I'm going to do. And I used to work with school age kids who are: messy, noisy, and dirty. The thing is as for the rest, I am just starting out. It'll be 3-4 years before I'm out in the real world, in the meantime I have job at Autism friendly cafe, where I will work in the front and back so I'll see how that goes.

On Being a Chef, Nobody Gets Out Alive

I know that! Most of my friends/neighbors around here have worked in the indsutry. And most just love to smoke weed and talk about cartoons. So? I can do that too.

Mar 01, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

Is it worth it?

Actually I'm doing better now, I had a pain in my abdomen for about I'd say four days and yesterday was a miasma of pain, anger and sadness. Today is better. I will MAKE it better, I hope. Life has been improving for me steadily since I was 29. So don't worry.

Mar 01, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

Is it worth it?

Now that I'm depressed, in pain, I can to do that. You know that being disabled does not mean I'm lazy. It means I have trouble functioning with many day to day task. Medication helps. So does supported living, in which I have people who help me remember chores and drive me places ( I have developed a terror of learning to drive and can't afford a car at the moment). However, it's not just lazyness, I've been ruled disabled by a freakin' judge. Are you a judge? No. well then.

Mar 01, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

Is it worth it?

To me having a job, give me some meaning and pride in my life. It doesn't mean I'm useless. I suck at math and computer stuff. I suck at cleaning. I don't wear make and am not traditionally feminine. I can't drive and don't own a car I have no interest in working in a hospital, despite my addiction to Scrubs and House. I'm good at writing fiction and taking care of children. Neither of which earn big bucks. And yes there many things besides earning a living but I've spent most of adult life with no job, no school and no routine or anything to fill my EMPTY EMPTY DAYS.

Feb 28, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

Is it worth it?

Hello, I'm starting my culinary education the old grizzled age of 31. After wasting a decade of my life battling depression, unemployment, my mental disabilities (autism and SEVERE ADHD). I am now getting on what I think is the right track for me. I know all about the long hours, stress, and pitfalls of the industry because I have been warned off it most of my life. I am good at passionate/about few things. Cooking is one those things. I don't plan on marrying, or having children. I just something to get me a respectable wage and a career where I can hopefully advance.

So is it culinary career worth it for me? Or should I go back to scraping by on SSI, mooching off my relatives, and attempting to fill my long, boring days with internet and naps?

Feb 28, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

Why would anyone go to Denny’s these days?

They are cheap, like most of my family, also they list the calories on the menu so people like me can get something that isn't a days worth of caloric intake in one meal. Mostly I got there because I don't pay, my Dad or grandparents do. And as I said, my family is poor/cheap. So yeah, also there is no momofuku in Schenectady.

Feb 28, 2015
YAYME in Chains

On Being a Chef, Nobody Gets Out Alive

marry a provider...

That's the most sexist thing I've heard so far.
I'm autistic, marrying someone when you are socially awkward as me, is NOT a realistic goal. I can't get beyond a first date with most guys.
It's either I do this or devote my life to being an unemployed, cat lady on SSI. Which I'd rather not do.

Feb 28, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

On Being a Chef, Nobody Gets Out Alive

None of my friends have time off, and my family supports me. So yeah, I don't see the point.

Feb 28, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

On Being a Chef, Nobody Gets Out Alive

I'm 31 and just starting a culinary education. i don't plan on getting married or having children. I just want to be around creative, interesting people who are as passionate about food as me. I spent my 20s fighting crippling depression and overwhelming sense of uselessness. Now I finally am doing something I love!

I figure anything is better, than sitting on my ass all day online or laying in bed wishing I was dead. I am good at taking care of other people's children (which doesn't pay much), writing fiction (again doesn't pay much) and cooking out the three cooking seems to be the best shot at earning a living wage, perhaps?

So, Zackly? Should I give up and live off my SSI benefits/family, and be miserable? Or should I cook?

Feb 28, 2015
YAYME in Not About Food

Are tank lobsters any good?

Yeah, it's the only kind I get when they drop down to about 5.99 I buy one. Very tasty, good with butter.

Feb 27, 2015
YAYME in General Topics

How Top Chef could be "fixed" - according to Grantland

I can understand about restaurants not wanting their hot young chefs to go on the show. My uncle has fours restaurants in Hawaii, one of his chefs left and became a contenst a Top chef and basically after that he quit. Which was awful for my uncle.

Feb 24, 2015
YAYME in Food Media & News

The lies chefs tell

I'm taking a culinary course at a local college and our Chef instructor explained that sometimes people won't buy what they don't know. For example in my burg, a pork belly dish did not sell, while the same dish renamed: 'uncured bacon' sold really well.

Feb 20, 2015
YAYME in General Topics
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Flavorless chicken breasts

I suggest using chicken thighs or drumsticks, they are also cheaper. Also boneless and skinless are making it worse. Bones are great, when you are done, save them in a freezer bag and make a broth out of them

Feb 19, 2015
YAYME in Home Cooking

Anyone know how to proper knife cuts?

I have been practicing. It's hard to get it right.

Feb 09, 2015
YAYME in Home Cooking

Anyone know how to proper knife cuts?

Cuz I'm majoring in culinary and just started, I practice on potatoes, carrots and onions every day. And I still can't get it right. I square off the veggies but they taper and it makes the cuts imperfect.

Feb 09, 2015
YAYME in Home Cooking

Interesting ideas for leftover cheese sauce?

broccoli?

Jan 19, 2015
YAYME in Home Cooking

All You Can Eat Lionfish, an over population solution

Someone make this the new big hipster food trend and there you go problem solved.

Late-Night Asian Noodles

Jan 13, 2015
YAYME in Recipes

Home Cooks - How do you minimize food waste?

I use bones, shrimp shells and fish heads to make stock. I learned that tip here.

Jan 12, 2015
YAYME in Home Cooking

A Tiny Cocktail Trend In America?

Personally I'd welcome a tiny cocktail it would be nice ot sip something without getting too horribly tipsy.

Jan 01, 2015
YAYME in Spirits

The best sausage you ever had

I'd have to say the best sausage I had was the Cheddar and mushroom brats sold by the local butcher's Garofalo's. Also their hot dogs (only made in summer) are to die for as they have a hint of smokiness int them. BUT all their meat products are very good, they are famed locally for their italian sausage. And I love their daisy hams!

Jan 01, 2015
YAYME in General Topics

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #9 – 12/17/14 (spoilers)

I really think the missed an opportunity by not having Lovecraft as one the authors to be inspired by.

Dec 19, 2014
YAYME in Food Media & News

Everything You Ever Wondered About Dessert Custards

Thanks for this! My custard game has gotten rusty nice to have refresher.

Dec 17, 2014
YAYME in Features

Oysters

sweet and briny, is how I'd describe it.

Dec 12, 2014
YAYME in General Topics