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Bittman on French Food in France

but eminently logical in the French Universe.

It's their universe, and their laws.

about 2 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

Fait Maison

one of the ones that fascinated me was Le Petit Marché, just behind the Place du Vosges.

The kitchen is basically a glorified closet, and I have no idea how the 2 chefs/cooks there manage to feed that many people while literally squeezing past each other all evening.

about 2 hours ago
sunshine842 in France

the end-times are upon us. repent.

I agree -- I think that's part of the derision with veggie burgers/patties/flattened disks.

The protest is always that the don't taste like meat -- once you grasp the concept that the producers didn't even try to make them taste like meat, it's easier to try them with an open mind.

So it's all about managing expectations...!

I love veggie burgers -- it's not unusual for me to bypass the various meat-based burgers and go for a veg, because I like them. I have a particular soft spot for the ones served in a half a grilled portabello mushroom, then served on a bun with the usual burger accoutrements. Yum, yum, and yum.

about 11 hours ago
sunshine842 in Chains

Turning a non-stick frying pan into a regular frying pan?

same concept -- you don't know what the underlying material is --you could end up with something that you *really* don't want to have to deal with.

about 11 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Domestically Disabled

totally agree on all points...

Potatoes can thicken the sauce, though....

about 12 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking

Domestically Disabled

except for the celery leaves, which I sometimes throw in at the beginning, as they give good flavor.
I've also been known to put in carrots, onions, and celery at the beginning, then fish those out and discard them when they're spent....then cook fresh ones in the last 45 min or so.

Then I end up with long-cooked flavor without long-cooked texture.

about 12 hours ago
sunshine842 in Home Cooking
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the end-times are upon us. repent.

somebody said upthread that this particular brand has egg in it, so it's not vegan anyway...

But yeah, I'd want them to at least scrape the grill between batches (which they do anyway, IIRC)

about 12 hours ago
sunshine842 in Chains

Maine Lobster or Spiny Lobster?

I'm with you sluggy -- there aren't many of us who prefer spinies to Maine.

And I'll fight you for the legs :)

about 13 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

LOl -- what fun!

about 13 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

Responsibility

not Food Network footage.

See EM23's cmment above.

about 13 hours ago
sunshine842 in Site Talk

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

It's an awesome idea, but the logistics are a mess.

1) yes, but the S&I is gonig to set me back an enormous percentage of what the thing will cost me to begin with.

2) Yes, but I don't buy unitaskers, nor do I buy Staub or Le Crueset or copper. Don't know that I really have all that much to offer (and there are some things that aren't leaving my house, ever. I don't even loan some things to my sister who lives in the same town)

3) yes -- but see#1.

So it's an awesome idea -- but I'm not seeing how it's going to end up cost effective.

about 13 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Misspellings

I used to work with a guy who couldn't spell much beyond his own name.

As he was in the marketing department (!) I asked him once why he didn't use the spellchecker on his computer.

he said that all those squiggly red lines just pissed him off, so he turned the spellchecker off. (!!!)

I couldn't even form a response to that.

about 15 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics
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Turning a non-stick frying pan into a regular frying pan?

Please read this: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3610...

I wrote it quite some time ago, so new arrivals may not have seen it....but having seen saute pans being made in a couple of different places, this is a really important thing to consider.

(and why my nonstick goes in the trash when the nonstick is shot)

about 15 hours ago
sunshine842 in Cookware

Is there any real reason to eat squid or octopus?

there was a fascinating program on a few years ago about them -- I think it was National Geographic.

They had amazing footage of a mating cluster -- thousands of enormous squid, all flashing from red to white.

about 15 hours ago
sunshine842 in General Topics

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

I used to have a colleague who was a vegan -- he should be the poster child for vegans. He was completely filled out (by his own admission, a bit soft around the middle!) -- rosy-cheeked and bright-eyed, and was constantly off to kayak, rock climb, hike through the mountains of New Zealand and Scotland....he was healthier and enjoyed life more than most people I know. I enjoyed going out to eat with him, because the meals were always delicious -- he had a knack for finding great little restaurants wherever we traveled (and this was in the baby days of the interwebs, when it was hard to find vegan restaurants!)

He also paid close attention to what he ate, but it was never obvious -- not ever a primadona "me-me-me" rant, and while he would discuss ingredients and I knew he was balancing his dietary needs in his head, it wasn't ever oppressive.

Pity he's such a rarity.

about 15 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

I had that exact same thought about those mangos. Those are beautiful, and I can't imagine relegating them as nothing but nourishment.

about 15 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

What the hell did he eat? Moss and mold?

That's the only things in Florida that don't cast a shadow...especially this time of year!

about 15 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

Merriam-Webster acknowledges the second 'r' as a variant:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictio...

and dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/brows...

Sorry -- it drives me nuts, too, but we're apparently fighting a losing battle.

about 15 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

Bittman on French Food in France

Read my post again: (in all caps because I have no way to put it in italics or bold face, but it now needs more than asterisks)
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Please conduct a survey of French citizens and find out how many of them even give a rat's ass about this story...let alone how many are shocked or think that L'Hexagone is going down the toilet. It was last week, and everybody in France is getting ready to go on vacation.

You are projecting your culture and background on another culture and another very different set of laws, and that doesn't ever work out very well.

How do you feel about Jessie Ventura suing the late Chris Kyle's widow for defamation -- because Kyle alleged in his book that Kyle punched Ventura after Ventura made disparaging remarks about Navy SEALS?

Was Ventura hurt?
Should Kyle's estate receive profits from the book because a guy made a statement (and the guy's now dead...)?
Should Kyle's widow be held accountable for what her husband wrote?
it's VERY important to note that thus far no one has been able to verify the story OR any harm that Ventura has suffered.

When it's boiled down to legal nitty-gritty, there's not a huge amount of difference ...someone wrote something that may or may not be true, and the owner of the gored ox is crying foul and starting court proceedings.

about 16 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

you mean after all that much roughage he still even HAS an asshole? I figured it would have been abraded away.

Which might be why he appears to be in a state of permanent grouch.

about 22 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News
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‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

dude is kinda scary.

about 22 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

Chipotle is going seat-less..............

McDonald's has lots of take-out only counters, especially in malls.

It works.

about 23 hours ago
sunshine842 in Chains
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ah, that's why I have AdBlock Plus. Keeps at least a little of the scum away...

about 24 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

Bittman on French Food in France

The legal issue isn't about food. It's abut a headline.

Please read this slowly and carefully -- I keep saying it, but it apparently hasn't stuck: (in all caps because I have no way to put it in italics or bold face, but it now needs more than asterisks)

THE LEGAL CASE WAS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE WORDING OF THE HEADLINE.

IT WASN'T ABOUT THE BAD REVIEW. THE JUDGE SPECIFICALLY ALLOWED THE BAD REVIEW.

This isn't about shrugs and yawns, this is about long-standing legal precedent.

comparing this to the horrors of war and genocide is jumping right onto Godwin's Law, and means you have no real argument left.

about 24 hours ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

Chris Kimball makes me sad -- everything he does is so cold and humorless and NOT fun. Even when he's wearing a stupid costume, he's still stiff and obviously not comfortable.

I simply cannot watch ATK.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News
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the end-times are upon us. repent.

and then there's this....

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Chains
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Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

like on broadcast TV, the realm of buzzwords and sound bites, they're going to repeat a small paragraph instead of a few words.

N.F.L.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

Bittman on French Food in France

what you're not getting your head around (or refusing to...I'm not going to make that call) is that if it appeared on paper printed with ink, the fine wouldn't even have made the papers. Those lawsuits go on all the time, and they don't make the news That's the way libel works in France and much of Europe.

The one and only thing that makes it unique is that it was online, and that the judge specifically addressed the headline of the review.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News

‘Food is Meant to Nourish, Not Entertain’

I feel sorry for him, as I feel sorry for anyone who cannot find joy in a beautiful plate of anything, beyond its nutritional value.

(really, and he believes that he will never, ever get cancer? He's deluded, too.)

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News
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Tant pis.

1 day ago
sunshine842 in Food Media & News