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The Evolution of Pizza

I'd have to call the last 40 year period the devolution of pizza.

1 day ago
grampart in General Topics

Hot Dogs... Grilled, Boiled, Steamed... or really?... Microwaved?

Although I'm partial to mustard and sauerkraut, I'll eat them in almost any configuration as long as there's no ketchup on them. At home, I like to heat them up with butter in a pan, slice them, and eat them on toasted bread since I don't always have the rolls on hand. I guess this way makes them a true sandwich. When doing a long, low & slow, cook in the smoker, I like to put a few big Hebrew Nationals in there for a couple hours and have them on a substantial roll with just mustard. These may be my favorite.

1 day ago
grampart in General Topics

Smoking on gas grill

I've had good results with this. Also excellent for cold smoking.
http://www.amazon.com/A-MAZE-N-A-maze...

Help with pizza stone

They are definitely NOT fragile!

Apr 21, 2015
grampart in Cookware

Help with pizza stone

A Fibrament is unsuitable for home ovens? Where do you come up with this info?

Apr 20, 2015
grampart in Cookware

Pizza Stone or Pizza Steel - please help me decide

The SuperPeel eliminates 90% of all the problems.

Apr 19, 2015
grampart in Cookware

Pizza Stone or Pizza Steel - please help me decide

I've been using one of these (rectangular) for the 7+ years and it produces a perfect crust every time. Twice during that time I've used the cleaning cycle on the oven and it comes out (almost) like new. It stays in the oven all the time except when my wife makes her cheesecakes. Everyone I know who has gotten one on my recommendation has been totally satisfied.
http://bakingstone.com/shop/home_oven/

Apr 18, 2015
grampart in Cookware

Another tipping question?

They work for a dick? What the hell does that mean?

Apr 18, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Another tipping question?

Really.

Apr 17, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Another tipping question?

It has nothing to do with being a "cheap ass".

Another tipping question?

I've never seen this, but if/when I do, it comes off the tip.

Apr 17, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

I wonder what Harry would have to say about that.

Apr 12, 2015
grampart in Features

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

NO HFCS

Apr 12, 2015
grampart in General Topics
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Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

I never need my wallet to pay for purchases.

Apr 12, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Kind of like tipping.

Apr 11, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

Many years ago, I did speak to the store manager of a Winn Dixie in Florida about this problem. He told me that they actually depend on customers to enforce their 15 item policy. I told him my therapist advised me to avoid situations like this and that I would not be returning. Winn Dixie sucks anyway but, at the time, it was closer than the nearest Publix and they did have pretty good beef.

Apr 11, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

I know I used to get those "How could you?" looks when I ordered a Spanish omelet; the kind that's served smothered in a red sauce with onions, green peppers, and celery. I think it was the celery that got to them.

Apr 11, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

Most of the NJ diners offered a jelly omelet on their menu. It never struck me as that unusual. Never had one myself or, for that matter, actually witnessed anyone eating one. I did see a LOT of folks putting ketchup on their omelets, though.

Apr 11, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Horrible Restaurant Names

In Sebastian, FL

Bialetti pizza stone preheating?

No stick, no parchment, no cornmeal, no mess. Super Peel.

http://www.superpeel.com/

Apr 10, 2015
grampart in Cookware

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

Spam was just one of the many things we bitched about there. One of the coveted items was a can of Dinty Moore beef stew. It's another thing I haven't eaten in 47 years. I always have a laugh when I read someone here say, "I wouldn't eat (fill in the blank) if I was starving". They would eat at Arby's, Waffle House, Cracker Barrel and they would eat scrapple, hot dogs with ketchup, and even lutefisk. Being very hungry changes your outlook on a lot of things.

Apr 10, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Servers who ask if you need change...

I would never "punish" a server for asking, but it is a bullshit question. If I don't want change, I'll let the server know.

Apr 10, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

My Aldi experience!

Regarding the Wild Wings....if they include the celery and dip "at no extra charge", it translates into people like me having to pay the extra cost and I don't care for either. Also, having to wait a few moments for them, just might mean they're freshly cooked.

Apr 10, 2015
grampart in Chains

Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

I ate Spam in many "recipes" during my year in Nam. Fried up chunks mixed in with canned minestrone was probably my "favorite", but I never really cared for it or its bastard cousin Treet. Told myself that, once I got back in The World, I'd never eat it again. It's been 47 years and I've stuck to my guns.

Apr 09, 2015
grampart in General Topics
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Ketchup on Eggs? Not in my House!...Yours?

Ketchup on overcooked (dry) omelets and scrambled is fine. Never on eggs with runny yolks. Always on fried egg sandwiches with, perhaps, a bit of Miracle Whip. I do like Heinz, but would NEVER put it on a hot dog.

Apr 09, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Your automobile as dining room!

What does it do? Damned if I know. I first saw it done in the late 60's when I was stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. Not much to it. I prefer my peanuts on the side.

Apr 03, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Cornstarch Steaks for Grilling

What's your favorite coffee maker?

Been using a Technivorm for the past few years. I like it enough that I'll probably buy another if this one craps out. I also, from time to time, use a pour over which I think does a good job too.

Apr 01, 2015
grampart in Cookware

Why do people find it so strange to take photos of your food?

I think, for the most part, you are indeed way off the mark. I hope one day to have my food pics made into a calendar.

Apr 01, 2015
grampart in Not About Food
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McDonald’s to Test Expanded Breakfast Hours

Ah, a Spam eater. Say no more. Obviously, our sense of taste differs tremendously.

Apr 01, 2015
grampart in Chains
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