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Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

"I heard the site is so bad because they fired everyone."

I don't agree with your premise and I'd like to ask why you would even start this thread.

about 14 hours ago
grampart in Site Talk

"Just eat it, you'll like it"

I just wait for the offender to ask, "what don't you like about it?". My answer usually shuts them up....especially when it concerns certain cheeses.

about 17 hours ago
grampart in Not About Food

Fresh Ham - NYT

Here's where I got mine. btw, they are Korabuta pork. At about $8.50 per 24 ounce shank (including shipping) , they're cheaper than steak and much more "special".

http://www.marxfoods.com/Kurobuta-Hin...

about 21 hours ago
grampart in Food Media & News

Fresh Ham - NYT

Last Sunday's dinner....6 mini fresh hams (hind shanks)

about 23 hours ago
grampart in Food Media & News

Calzones

I believe they are both made with the "house" pizza dough.

1 day ago
grampart in New Jersey

Calzones

In my world, either one of these could be a Stromboli, but only the half-moon could be a Calzone.

2 days ago
grampart in New Jersey

Calzones

I was never much for Calzones since I'm not a big fan of ricotta, but the mozz, meat, and other pizza toppings in a Stromboli with a little dipping marinara is a long time favorite.

2 days ago
grampart in New Jersey

Cooking bacon in the oven... why the hype?

"Perfect" bacon does not, nor has it ever, required a gas stove.

Apr 13, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking
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Dunkin D coffee at home

Can you check the temp of the water coming out of the head? If it's down in the 180's, this could the difference. Honest!

Apr 12, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Peruvian Food

I'd have to agree about the search function here, but that seems to be true of most small sites.

I was wondering, assuming your new book has a recipe for authentic Peruvian chicken, could you tell me if the list of ingredients includes the items mentioned in this passage from a recipe/article that I received.
"You’re going to need 3 key Peruvian ingredients (2 chili pastes and a black mint paste from an herb indigenous to Peru). I picked these up at a local Mexican grocery store. If you don’t have one, you can purchase them online here: Aji Panca Paste, Aji Amarillo Paste, Huacatay Paste. (You’ll need the Aji Amarillo paste for the Aji Verde Dipping Sauce that is traditionally served with the chicken)."

Apr 11, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Sous-Vide controller - use slow cooker, hot plate, or ??

I've been using the Dorkfood Controller for well over a year and have been very pleased with the results. I use an old (non-digital) crock pot, but I've never cooked anything longer than 4 or 5 hours. I know that I wouldn't want a large Dutch oven perched on a hot plate for any length of time. Let us know which way you go and.....good luck!

Apr 10, 2014
grampart in Cookware

What to do with Kielbasa

Does anyone still use fresh (unsmoked) kielbasa?

Apr 10, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

"Chicago pizza - Honestly I am mystified at how to approach deep dish pizza - spoon?"

Soup spoon.

Apr 09, 2014
grampart in Not About Food
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Forgotten Fast Foods

Shalimar si, Ambush no.

Apr 08, 2014
grampart in Chains

Best accessories for a gas grill?

Keep in mind that you can cold smoke with the tube. That thing put out smoke for over 4 hours (half-filled) just sitting in my smoker box with no external heat.

Apr 07, 2014
grampart in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Best accessories for a gas grill?

I've been grilling/smoking a long time and, along the way, I've picked up a lot of fairly useless "accessories". This smoke-tube is a rare exception. The video pretty much tells it all and there is plenty more info to be Googled. Check it out.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DrsdPz1rEpI

Apr 07, 2014
grampart in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling
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When is pork ham?

I want it fried.........with runny eggs.

Apr 06, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Do You Use A Multi Cooker To Boil Pasta?

The pot lid.

Apr 05, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Do You Use A Multi Cooker To Boil Pasta?

I've been using an 8 quart Calphalon version for close to 10 years. Pasta is about the only thing that gets cooked in it, but the steamer basket gets a lot of use. I use the large strainer/basket quite often. Right or wrong, It seems to me there are fewer boil-overs when I use it, but there are still no guarantees. Recently, I purchased one of those silicon "boil-over prevention lids" and have been totally satisfied. It fits all pots; so I don't have to drag out the 8 qt., and I have gone back to draining in the sink with my old granitewear colander.
Maybe I should make my next pot of chili in it.

Apr 05, 2014
grampart in Cookware

When is pork ham?

Looks perfect for frying up with some runny eggs!

Apr 05, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

Apr 05, 2014
grampart in Not About Food
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Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

Yup, and sometimes you just want to roll up your sleeves and tear into a haunch.

Apr 05, 2014
grampart in Not About Food

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

At times, when presented with a slice of soggy-tip pizza, I find it necessary to eat the first bite or two with a knife and fork. There is the option of bringing your plate up to mouth level and just sliding it in, but I find some folks take exception to this.

Apr 05, 2014
grampart in Not About Food
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Smoking chicken?

One time I smoked a four pound chub of bologna following a "recipe" that required a short length of 3/4" PVC and a dowel. I found out that it's better fried and four pounds is way too much baloney.

Apr 04, 2014
grampart in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Sous Vide for Beginners

The "chooks" on DDD sure do use a lot of beef, pork, chicken base and Guy always seems to be down with it. Just one more flavor enhancer.

Apr 01, 2014
grampart in Features

Best Eats in Athens GA

Big City Bread is one of the best! The lamb burger is outstanding!

Mar 31, 2014
grampart in Southeast

Chicken Marsala with Pasta?

I've been using pork tenderloin medallions pounded thin for years. Good flavor, texture, and price.

Mar 31, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Coffee in Hotel Rooms

Those crappy in-room coffee makers don't get the water hot enough to brew a decent cup even if you use quality whole beans and grind it fresh.

Mar 30, 2014
grampart in General Topics
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Home Roasted Coffee Beans - Share Your Technique!

The Green Coffee Buying Club sounds a bit complicated. These days I buy from either Sweet Maria's or Burman Coffee Traders.

Mar 29, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Runa Peruvian Cuisine Red Bank

Tray on lap, sitting in recliner, in front of TV, watching Judge Judy!

Here's the recipe.....
http://www.daringgourmet.com/2013/09/...

Mar 28, 2014
grampart in New Jersey
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