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    cookware

    When reading a recipe that states use a Dutch oven, then says something about a pot, a pan, whatever; all you have to do is apply Ocham's Razor. To understand the recipe, is the simple idea of using the same piece of cookware that you started with (Dutch oven) logical in it's context? Would...
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    Blanc-manger — 600 years of history

    Thank you for this information. As a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and being very interested in medieval cookery, I found this very illuminating. I have been told that the Arizona State University library, in Tempe, AZ, has quite a section of medieval cooking, so I am going to...
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    Idiotic orders...

    While the ignorance and bull-headedness of the coustomer is legend, we nust remember that sometimes wiat staf can be just as dense. One of my favorite meals is fish and chips, and when it is done right, it is, to me, the greatest gift of the UK to food. It never fails that when a local...
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    Similar prob to "To tell or not to tell..."

    Just as Jim was only trying to make a point, I was trying to make a point also, and my statement was just as cogent as his was. I have great respect for Jim, from reading his other posts, I love children as much as anyone else, and I am death on those who put the population at risk with...
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    Anybody here have Direct TV?

    I started out in Coolidge, Arizona with nothing but regular broadcast TV, which truly sucked. Then, Channel 15, in Phoenix offered what they called On TV. At six o'clock in the evening, channel 15's signal was scrambled, and oyu had to have the box to unscramble it. It waan't perfect, but it...
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    Bravo Tv; Top Chef season2

    I love the show, but I keep getting two different competitions, and the one I have really been following seems to be being shown on an endless loop of tape. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I have mine. IMHO, Marcel would have been sent packing long ago if I were one of the...
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    One careless mistake! Workplace safety

    I will never forget the night I was working at a Big Boy in southern Indianapolis, when the manage told me to do a real good job of mopping the floor that night, as she had gotten word the Health Department was going to evaluate us the next day. Normally, we used sudsing ammonia for most...
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    Reality TV

    As a former police officer and a former Hoosier. I will be watching closely when this show airs. I want to see Erik Estrada looking around for the director to yell cut and send in the stunt man when an arrestee starts to fight. lol I heard a story about a lady who witnessed a bank robbery in...
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    Chefs' Shoes

    When I graduated from high school, in the dim, distant past, I went to work for White Castle. We were required to buy and wear white Nay oxfords. We hated those things, especially since we had to spend hours at home, cleaning onion and grease schmutz off of them and polishing htem with that...
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    Pinzon knives

    First let me wish you a belated Happy Channukah. As far as the knives go, you mention the mismatch between the tang and the bolsters. Is this a problem? Can they cause blisters? While true, normally that the better fit between tang and bolsters, the higher quality the knife has, I feel there...
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    Knife Questions

    I agree with what many have said, a steel does not sharpen a knife, but pushes little burrs that get bent over in the use of the knifeso that the blade is once again a single edge. If the knife gets dull, no amount of steel use will sharpen it. I disagree with the people pushing whetstones...
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    Similar prob to "To tell or not to tell..."

    I agree with Jim as far as the question of sanitation. I have worked at many restaurants, and my wife and I operated a hot dog stand, and someday hope to open one in a permanent location. However, Jim did something that hit all my hot buttons at once. His touching little display of concern...
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    Amusing Storie

    It took me a while to translate frelenace (freelance), but to help Hungarians cook Italian food reminds me of a restaurant in New York City. I may not have the name correct, but you will get the idea. Abe Cheng's Kosher Pizza. Those of you in NYC will have the real name. .
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    Flay opens cans with a knife?!?!?!?

    I agree wholeheartedly about not opening cans with a knife, I was taught the proper tool for the proper job, and have also seen may people severely injured from misuse of an edged tool. The comment was made about Flay only having an hour to prepare a meal. Wrong!!! Flay, as well as Emeril...
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    Something a little more positive,,,..

    I took a look at the products offered by the company. You can do whatever you wish, but I will pass on the vests. As a deputy sheriff, I wore a ballistic vest while working in the northern Sonora desert between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, where we have seen 122 degree temps. the products...
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