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Good and cheap with no fridge.

Just being a frugal math nerd...

People think of bacon as being inexpensive but when you consider post-cook weight (and especially if you're one of those crazy people who discard the grease) it's one of the most expensive proteins out there. A lb of standard (Oscar Meyer) bacon is 6.99 regular and 3.99 on sale. Once you cook it you're down to half a lb which is far from cheap. Cooked bacon can cost you 14$/lb if you bought it at regular price!

Compare to things like pork shoulder (1.29/lb), whole chicken (.99/lb), or ground beef (1.99/lb), it's relatively quite expensive. These are everyday prices where I live.

Things like London broil (1.99) and turkey breast (.99) can be had for cheap when on sale too.

Compare those prices to deli ham/salami/cheeses, which hover roughly in the 5.99-7.99/lb range (though these have no cook/shrink loss).

The exception is buying shank hams, which are generally cheaper and can go on sale from time to time in the 1$/lb range. This is the only time I buy ham. I just feel like I'm getting ripped off buying the deli stuff.

Just a public service announcement. :)

about 3 hours ago
joonjoon in General Topics
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Bulging sealed pico de gallo

You really oughtta open yourself up to new experiences.

about 3 hours ago
joonjoon in General Topics

How big of a Foodie are you? Take the quiz to find out!

I hate these quizzes. And now I hate you for making me take one.

about 3 hours ago
joonjoon in Food Media & News

Bulging sealed pico de gallo

What's more pleasurable than bad salsa evacuating your system? :D

about 7 hours ago
joonjoon in General Topics

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

I'll have some too, please! Thank you. :D

about 7 hours ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

How can I use up massive quantities of alcohol in cooking?

So....any chance you live somewhere around New Jersey?

Aside from the things others have mentioned, you might want to try some tempura using vodka or gin.

1 day ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Pork bones... Stock options

Pork stock is awesome. I keep all bones (including the ones from pork butt) and make stock with them. I just add it all in - beef, pork, chicken, ham, whatever - and I find I like the result better than stock made of just one type of animal bone.

1 day ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Exactly. I love it the same way I love White Castle or Taco Bell.

1 day ago
joonjoon in General Topics

To much pork belly!

I don't hate David Chang, I was just clarifying because a lot of people immediately think of the David Chang dish when you mention bossam. Anyway, give it a try, it's delicious! Possibly my favorite Korean dish.

1 day ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Broadway Diner Red Bank Closes

I almost spit out my drink laughing!

1 day ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Santorini Greek Cuisine Coming to Lincroft

I find the 4 star review particularly hilarious.

1 day ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

To much pork belly!

What's next, a thread titled "Too much money"?

Freeze what you can't have. If you like it sauteed with kimchi try some bossam. Not the shit David Chang makes, but real bossam. http://www.kunjip.net/img/m_bossam.jpg

1 day ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking
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Red Bank Redux

I've never been into cigars but I've spent many a night putting down martinis at Ash's - not sure when they opened but it was a weekend staple for me from 2001 til they closed. Maybe I'm getting old but Char doesn't have the same charm.

1 day ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Broadway Diner Red Bank Closes

So let me get this story straight - Bob Russo and and Rocky Coviello owned this diner. Russo passes away and his daughter buys out Coviello in order to open a third toast? I can understand why they wouldn't tell their staff but it saddens me that none of them had any notice.

I've actually never been to this diner before 2am. It was a late night Red Bank institution...I'll miss it.

1 day ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Santorini Greek Cuisine Coming to Lincroft

At least it's not another Italian/Sushi joint. I miss Kimchi Sushi though.

For those who haven't been, Queso next door is excellent. But you need a degree to learn how to order off their menu.

1 day ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Red Bank Redux

Whoa. What happened to the Broadway Diner? I've only been there with the 2am crew but it was always PACKED. I guess it's the end of an era.

1 day ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Bulging sealed pico de gallo

I like to live dangerously?

1 day ago
joonjoon in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

For your information, it's easier to carry around a package of cut apples that are SEALED (which contains a preservative also so no chance of it going bad unless the homeless person is not going to eat it for a week even if it's not refrigerated) than to carry around a whole apple in their pocket as a matter of fact, it's easier as a whole apple contains a core, which most people don't eat.

We're all entitled to our opinions but this is factually incorrect. The pre-sliced apples that come in a container contain a lot of empty space - it's not completely packed with apples. So per volume at best you'd be trading the empty space for the core - but the core is still edible while the empty space isn't. (I'm not homeless and I eat the core because I don't want to waste good apple)

Not trying to annoy you, just stating the truth. :)

1 day ago
joonjoon in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

Oh I understood that it would be the givers doing the prep. My point still stands.

1 day ago
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Bulging sealed pico de gallo

But there's no reason you can't make fermented salsa. :D

Jul 21, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

I get that this is chowhound, but I don't understand why people are recommending foods that require prep. They are homeless. If they are truly hungry the first order of necessity is calories, then portability and shelf life. Making things like fruit kabobs or sandwiches (grilled cheese??) take additional time and won't do as well at the end of the day as a banana or an apple. A steady diet of bananas and hard boiled eggs will give you pretty much everything you need, nutritionally. They have good shelf life and fit easily into pockets. Plus they are cheap. Pretty much ideal homeless food.

Jul 21, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics
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Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

And now...me too.

Jul 21, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

"Sriracha sauce contains sugar that intrudes upon a true hot sauce enthusiast's appreciation of a sauce that is basically a hot peppers puree."

Who died and made you the authority of "true host sauce enthusiast[s]"?

You're still my favorite poster on Chowhound though! :D

Jul 21, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics
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Bulging sealed pico de gallo

It's probably fermenting. It's not necessarily a bad sign as kimchi/kraut undergoes the same process.

Jul 21, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics
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Chicken Stock - Pressing Pause?

Just take it off heat and reboil when you get home. Bugs wouldn't have had a chance to grow anyway (it's a sterile environment), and whatever did grow would die off in the second boil.

Jul 21, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Few things in life are as awesome as a Double Double Animal Style at 3am...wait...I feel like I just said the same thing about cheese steaks above thead.

Jul 21, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics
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Good and cheap with no fridge.

What wouldn't a hungry man want to eat if he were hungry enough?

How 'bout just keeping it simple and handing out bananas? Few things deliver the nutrition per lb that bananas do.

Jul 20, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

Oysters in Monmouth/Ocean?

Their happy hour lobster nachos are also very tasty!

Jul 19, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Oysters in Monmouth/Ocean?

I go to Fish in Asbury for my oyster fix. 1$ during HH on Mondays.

Jul 19, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

For those who love offals, which are your favorite?

Creamy is the word when describing brains. It's like meat custard. Feels almost like a loose, creamier ricotta without the grit.

Jul 18, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics