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Fair amount of tip at a restaurant

Perhaps it's because a lot of folks never bought into the new 20% "standard".

about 7 hours ago
grampart in Not About Food

Substitute for cornmeal to keep pizza dough from sticking to stone

The Super Peel - no mess, it just works!

http://www.superpeel.com/

Feb 27, 2015
grampart in Home Cooking

How come my tuna fish never tastes as good as sandwich shops?

Feb 20, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Your fantasy place setting

I find that a hamburger bun makes a damn fine pork chop holder.

Feb 18, 2015
grampart in Cookware
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Are you a food hoarder ?

Here in Georgia, when Publix offers "buy one, get one free", you can buy just one at 50% off.

Feb 18, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Are you a food hoarder ?

Do MRE's count?

Feb 17, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Best Frozen Pizza (not Trader Joe's)?

We tried the "Screamin' Sicilian - Bessie's Revenge" from Publix just the other night. Plenty of cheese and a tasty sauce. I added black olives and strips of hard salami. Pretty damned good but, as usual, the crust was nothing to write home about.

Feb 16, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Pizza delivery charge

"....I would be so happy if everybody picks up the pizza. I could make much more money, or offer better incentives to the customers."

And, if you offer eat-in, the customers get to eat a pizza that hasn't been "steaming" inside a zipped, vinyl suitcase.

Feb 13, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Should you tip the owner?

No

Feb 13, 2015
grampart in Not About Food

Typical cost of artisan breads?

I wouldn't sell a loaf of my home-baked challah for less than $20 but, then again, I'm not what you might call a "motivated seller".

Would like your opinion on what coffee supplies to provide for a nicer end vacation rental

I'm sure water treatment plants prefer that folks don't put coffee grounds down the sink.

Feb 05, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Would like your opinion on what coffee supplies to provide for a nicer end vacation rental

Like the manufacturer wouldn't overstate the performance of the product?

Feb 03, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Would like your opinion on what coffee supplies to provide for a nicer end vacation rental

It is NOT advisable to put coffee ground through the garbage disposal. Google it.

Feb 03, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Would like your opinion on what coffee supplies to provide for a nicer end vacation rental

Agree 100%.

Jan 31, 2015
grampart in General Topics

Signs that someone is a GOOD cook

"Personally, I have found enjoyment in meals that were properly disharmonious".

Me too! Especially at the Automat!

Jan 31, 2015
grampart in General Topics

What's the best way to reheat coffee?

And so easy!

Jan 23, 2015
grampart in General Topics

What's the best way to reheat coffee?

One of the worst suggestions I've ever read on this site.

Help me! My pizza stone got covered with grease!

No need to rinse. Otherwise, good advice.

Dec 28, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Mandolin recommendation

+1 on the Borner.

Dec 25, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Pizza in/near Lambertville

To my way of thinking, using the word "cracker" to describe a pizza crust is never a good thing.

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

Trust me. If you were starving, you would eat at Subway.

Dec 16, 2014
grampart in Features
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Help with homemade pizza

Corn meal does help getiing the pie from the peel to the stone, but I've never heard of intentionally putting it on the stone. Personally, I don't like the mess of cornmeal nor do I like the texture of crust when it has corn meal stuck to it. I use a SuperPeel and avoid the use of cornmeal altogether.

Dec 16, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Help with homemade pizza

"Yes I use a pizza stone which has lived full time in my oven for about twenty years. It's pearl black in colour. So shiny it no longer needs any corn meal etc."

Why would you ever use corn meal ON a pizza stone?

Dec 15, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

What makes a Diner special?

It should look like this. Long gone Circle Diner in Flemington, NJ.

Dec 09, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Can you help this knife newbie?

Victorinox is a good choice and you can't ignore the reviews of this set on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-4-Pi...

Dec 07, 2014
grampart in Cookware
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Help me! My pizza stone got covered with grease!

Fibrament stone about 6 years old. NEVER been near water. I scrape it with a putty knife when I get some burned globs (cheese mostly) and it's been through 2 or 3 oven cleaning cycles. NEVER get it wet or wash it in any way.

Dec 02, 2014
grampart in Cookware
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I know it can be tourist trap central, but I would like FQ recommendations please

I'm sure there will be naysayers but, for the past 30+ years, every trip to NO for this family has included a trip to Mr. B's for lunch where I ALWAYS have the BBQ shrimp and a few cheap house Bloody Mary's. Nary a complaint.
Also, a muffaletta from Acme purchased a few hours before time of consumption. Gotta give it time to "get good".
Brandy milk punches at the Monteleone Carousel Bar are also a tradition.

Dec 01, 2014
grampart in New Orleans

Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

It may still be a "fad" to some, but I think there is no better way of assuring a perfectly done steak. Rare/medium rare, anyway.

Nov 25, 2014
grampart in Site Talk

Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

A better search engine would make CH life easier for many things.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

The fare for this NFL Sunday is Bigos for 6 with a home-made loaf of Burebrot. Pork chunks, kielbasa, cabbage, sauerkraut, onions, mushrooms (fresh and dried), etc.. The grandson and wife enjoyed this dish often during their 2 year stint teaching in Krakow.