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site forgetting "read" posts

A regular occurrence these days. Usually on very old posts

2 days ago
scubadoo97 in Site Talk

Critique my Sonoma wine itinerary please

Been there. Won't do it again. No way to get off that merrygoround and got stuck at Stinson beach for over an hour. Beautiful drive so if you do it plan for extra time

Sending a healthy (ish) gift basket or snacks to hospital staff?

It's hard to cut shapes and ship ripe fruit. That's they they buy underripe fruit for their baskets

sou vide machine experience

Immersion circulators like Anova do a better job circulating water around than the convection type units like SVS. But the results seem to be the same. When not using, my Anova stores away in a drawer saving counter space and I can travel with it.

Sep 28, 2014
scubadoo97 in Cookware

Sending a healthy (ish) gift basket or snacks to hospital staff?

Like Edible Arrangements

Do Different Types of Alcohol Cause you to Act Differently?

Staying away from alcohol is not a bad idea

Sep 28, 2014
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Boneless beef short ribs from Costco

How did you cook them?

Sep 27, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Tito's Vodka to contest lawsuit against "handmade" claim

As long as they have hands it will be a difficult suit. Now the Pot still claim should be a slam dunk

Sep 27, 2014
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Smoked brisket cooking too fast!!! Help!

Yep

Slow-fried french fries

Burger with cold oil fries. Didn't take an hour. Cook on medium heat

Sep 27, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Boneless beef short ribs from Costco

Pretty sure it's from the chuck

Sep 26, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

Because good butter and great bread taste good together?

Sep 26, 2014
scubadoo97 in Features

branzino - my dream fish!

The reason branzino is found on so many restaurant menus is that it's now farmed

http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.co...

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

Why would judge what someone else eats? Get a life you are obviously too full of yourself

Sep 26, 2014
scubadoo97 in Features

Grant Achatz Names MSG as a Top-3 Kitchen Staple

Anecdotal at best

Sep 24, 2014
scubadoo97 in Food Media & News

Do you grill with aluminum foil (and no, it's not what you're thinking of)

To sell more foil?

Educate me - scotch and whiskey and rye (oh my)

Nope

Sep 22, 2014
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Educate me - scotch and whiskey and rye (oh my)

This is simply not true and sku is more knowledgeable about this topic and whisk(e)y in general than most so called experts.

Please check your facts and please post your sources

Sep 22, 2014
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Too sweet Shortribs with dried cherries and merlot

Add acid

Sep 21, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Wild Caught Salmon from Vietnam at Wahoo's at Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA [moved from Los Angeles board]

I doubt it's wild but worrying is worse for your health than eating non wild fish

Removing smoke odor after kitchen fire

It will help cover but won't get rid of it

Sep 21, 2014
scubadoo97 in Not About Food

The weirdest plating you've ever seen...

This is an example of asymmetrical plating and negative space. Seems to be more common these days but is running it's course and will fade away as did the vertical stacking of yesteryear

Sep 21, 2014
scubadoo97 in General Topics

Removing smoke odor after kitchen fire

I will just take time

Sep 20, 2014
scubadoo97 in Not About Food
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Issue roasting chicken thighs on foil lined baking sheet?

I also like dark meat to go to at least 180. It's got enough fat to stay juicy and the connective tissue gets broken down well. 165 may be safe but higher taste better

Sep 20, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

scrambled eggs for 125, sous vide possibly?

Here are simple SV instructions
http://www.modernistcookingmadeeasy.c...

You have to break up the curds a few times but texture should be okay

Sep 19, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Looking for a substitute for preserved lemons

They have a unique flavor so can't think of a good sub

Sep 14, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Fennel fronds

They have a good anise flavor and I use them as garnish

Sep 14, 2014
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

best quality tequila for mixing

El Tesoro and Tapatio are 2 that don't use diffusers. There are more

Sep 14, 2014
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Rose syrup: Where to buy?

Check at any middle eastern market for rose water which I think is the same thing

Sending food back, what about the rest of the diners?

Sometimes one needs to think beyond themselves . When dinning out with a group of friends it's more about the overall experience of the group than your individual satisfaction with the meal. Certainly there will be times an item will need to be sent back like under cooked chicken. Other things can be overlooked for the benefit of the group experience

Sep 13, 2014
scubadoo97 in Not About Food