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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 20 2009,22:44   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Jan. 09 2009,16:34)
I am currently making Ale-sauced pork ribs and vegetables.

I made this 2 nights ago and per your suggestion used 1 tsp of salt. Upped the pepper to 1 tsp, used 5 cloves of garlic and added the juice from 1/2 the lemon. Didn't feel like wasting a Boddington's and bought a single of Guinness for the base liquid.

Came out pretty good...thanks for the link!

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 20 2009,23:30   

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anybody have an recommendations on food processors? I've heard you either pay $30 and get a piece of crap or $200 and get something good. Any comments?

I can give you some recommendation‘s...

I can also provide info on food processor‘s.

Seriously though, it depends somewhat on what your purpose for using one is. That will guide a prescribed evolution to a final decision.

I have four in various sizes and formats for specialized purposes and 2 are manually operated. I love them so...

The thing I'd mostly use it for is chopping up onions, a frequent task I hate to do by hand.

[personal opinion]

1. The small, wave-blade style hand choppers are fairly worthless.

2. Expensive food processors (Cuisinart) can do a decent job, but often turn them to mush.

3. Smaller versions are great if you only need finely chopped onions.

4. One of the most indispensable, multi-use kitchen tools I own is a mandolin, especially when Grisman visits. Nothing else comes close to creating thin slices if that's what you're after. There are cheaper versions around, but avoid the OXO.

5. I've only used while preparing meals at a friend's home, but a version of this worked well.

6. If it's just a matter of st^inky fingers, a cheap onion holder can be used, or rub your hands on stainless steel immediately after chopping.

[/personal opinion]

I was taught by a french freedom chef how to chop an onion similar to what is seen here. I was taught to not cut all the way through on the horizontal and first vertical cuts and this holds the half together while chopping. By varying the number of cuts, it is easy to control the size of the chop. After years of doing this, I can chop an onion in under a minute, but not quite this fast. For me, it's just not worth the time it takes to retrieve a piece of equipment that I have to clean afterwards. Laziness rules.

[ETA: a longer how-to version]

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,08:19   

Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Jan. 20 2009,23:30)

I was taught by a french freedom chef how to chop an onion similar to what is seen here. I was taught to not cut all the way through on the horizontal and first vertical cuts and this holds the half together while chopping. By varying the number of cuts, it is easy to control the size of the chop. After years of doing this, I can chop an onion in under a minute, but not quite this fast. For me, it's just not worth the time it takes to retrieve a piece of equipment that I have to clean afterwards. Laziness rules.

[ETA: a longer how-to version]


Would that piece of equipment be a finger, by any chance?  :O

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,10:00   

I have a numbr of German knives that I thought were pretty good, and I've been a skeptic of the expensive Japanese knives.

But I got a Shun knife for Christmas, and jobs like chopping vegetables are transformed.

That, plus you can have the knife factory resharpened forever for the price of postage.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,11:31   

knife factories get dull?

   
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,11:47   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 21 2009,09:31)
knife factories get dull?

Eight hours a day on the floor, five days a week, day in day out, same thing every day, no chance of promotion, I can see that.

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,12:00   

An exchange that shows one of the reasons I love coming here...
     
Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 21 2009,09:00)
But I got a Shun knife for Christmas, and jobs like chopping vegetables are transformed.

That, plus you can have the knife factory resharpened forever for the price of postage.

 
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 21 2009,09:31)
knife factories get dull?

 
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,10:47)
   
Eight hours a day on the floor, five days a week, day in day out, same thing every day, no chance of promotion, I can see that.


Well that...and realizing that without AtBC, I would never have learned about Arden's mum, who never needs sharpening.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,12:05   

Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Jan. 21 2009,10:00)
An exchange that shows one of the reasons I love coming here...
         
Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 21 2009,09:00)
But I got a Shun knife for Christmas, and jobs like chopping vegetables are transformed.

That, plus you can have the knife factory resharpened forever for the price of postage.

     
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 21 2009,09:31)
knife factories get dull?

     
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,10:47)
   
Eight hours a day on the floor, five days a week, day in day out, same thing every day, no chance of promotion, I can see that.


Well that...and realizing that without AtBC, I would never have learned about Arden's mum, who never needs sharpening.

I get my knife sharpened at your mom's house at least once a week, ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo...

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,12:08   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,11:05)
 
Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Jan. 21 2009,10:00)
An exchange that shows one of the reasons I love coming here...
             
Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 21 2009,09:00)
But I got a Shun knife for Christmas, and jobs like chopping vegetables are transformed.

That, plus you can have the knife factory resharpened forever for the price of postage.

       
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 21 2009,09:31)
knife factories get dull?

       
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,10:47)
   
Eight hours a day on the floor, five days a week, day in day out, same thing every day, no chance of promotion, I can see that.


Well that...and realizing that without AtBC, I would never have learned about Arden's mum, who never needs sharpening.

I get my knife sharpened at your mom's house at least once a week, ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo...

Yes, I'm afraid I do and distresses me greatly...she died 20 years ago.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,12:08   

Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Jan. 21 2009,10:08)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,11:05)
 
Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Jan. 21 2009,10:00)
An exchange that shows one of the reasons I love coming here...
             
Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 21 2009,09:00)
But I got a Shun knife for Christmas, and jobs like chopping vegetables are transformed.

That, plus you can have the knife factory resharpened forever for the price of postage.

         
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 21 2009,09:31)
knife factories get dull?

         
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,10:47)
   
Eight hours a day on the floor, five days a week, day in day out, same thing every day, no chance of promotion, I can see that.


Well that...and realizing that without AtBC, I would never have learned about Arden's mum, who never needs sharpening.

I get my knife sharpened at your mom's house at least once a week, ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo...

Yes, I'm afraid I do and distresses me greatly...she died 20 years ago.

Nah, she just smells like it.

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Tony M Nyphot



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,12:12   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,11:08)
Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Jan. 21 2009,10:08)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,11:05)
   
Quote (Tony M Nyphot @ Jan. 21 2009,10:00)
An exchange that shows one of the reasons I love coming here...
               
Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 21 2009,09:00)
But I got a Shun knife for Christmas, and jobs like chopping vegetables are transformed.

That, plus you can have the knife factory resharpened forever for the price of postage.

         
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 21 2009,09:31)
knife factories get dull?

         
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 21 2009,10:47)
   
Eight hours a day on the floor, five days a week, day in day out, same thing every day, no chance of promotion, I can see that.


Well that...and realizing that without AtBC, I would never have learned about Arden's mum, who never needs sharpening.

I get my knife sharpened at your mom's house at least once a week, ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo...

Yes, I'm afraid I do and distresses me greatly...she died 20 years ago.

Nah, she just smells like it.

No, I think that's steve's st^inky onions...

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,12:22   

You guys all deserve Shunning.

ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo...

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,12:30   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 21 2009,12:22)
You guys all deserve Shunning.

ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo...

HA HA THIS IS YOU



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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2009,13:08   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 21 2009,10:22)
You guys all deserve Shunning.

ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo...

Hey, you're the one who thinks factories need sharpening.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2009,16:17   

I know this is stretching the definition of "comestible to it's very limit, but in honour of Burns Night: make your own haggis.
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First of all. A sheep's 'pluck' is the windpipe, lungs, heart and liver which you'll need to order direct from a butcher. If you've been good to him all year, he probably won't charge you. Slaughter regulations mean that any food-safe pluck will have had the windpipe removed and the lungs will have been cut across for inspection. This makes little difference as, in traditional recipes, the windpipe was merely hung over the edge of the pot to remove 'impurities' (read sheepsnot) and not included in the stuffing. You will, however, have to keep your eye on the simmering pot as the same 'impurities' can cause a disturbing brown froth to form if boiled too hard. Not in any way to the detriment of the finished product but visually reminiscent of something in a cheap 50's sci-fi shocker.


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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 28 2009,12:54   

Paging TeveTory, paging TeveTory,



Louis

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 28 2009,14:37   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 28 2009,12:54)
Paging TeveTory, paging TeveTory,



Louis

Ahem

As you of course realize, it's only science if you can measure it.

So. Does the picture represent the output of

1 year
1 month
1 week
1 tough-ass day as moderator....

for "Mr. Teve Tory "?

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 28 2009,17:48   

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So. Does the picture represent the output of

1 year
1 month
1 week
1 tough-ass day as moderator....

for "Mr. Teve Tory "?


Or a really, really, tough ass day?



link

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 28 2009,18:11   

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Quote (Louis @ Jan. 28 2009,12:54)
Paging TeveTory, paging TeveTory,



Louis

Ahem

As you of course realize, it's only science if you can measure it.

So. Does the picture represent the output of

1 year
1 month
1 week
1 tough-ass day as moderator....

for "Mr. Teve Tory "?

You'd be surprised.  I've got some triathlons coming up in the spring I'm getting ready for. So I'm on a ...well, not strict, but not too libertine diet these days. The general schedule I follow is no drinking Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday are my cheat days, i can do what I want. But during the week I'm annoyingly sober. And eating lots of veggies. I think I've eaten somewhere over a pound of stir fry veggies so far today.

Although to be fair, Friday and Saturday do tend to resemble that picture, although vodka bottles instead of beer cans. My tolerance is so high I can't get a buzz off beer without drinking like a gallon of it, and that's uncomfortable.

Next triathlon I do, probably late march, I'll post a link to the results.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 28 2009,18:23   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 28 2009,19:11)
Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 28 2009,15:37)
Quote (Louis @ Jan. 28 2009,12:54)
Paging TeveTory, paging TeveTory,



Louis

Ahem

As you of course realize, it's only science if you can measure it.

So. Does the picture represent the output of

1 year
1 month
1 week
1 tough-ass day as moderator....

for "Mr. Teve Tory "?

You'd be surprised.  I've got some triathlons coming up in the spring I'm getting ready for. So I'm on a ...well, not strict, but not too libertine diet these days. The general schedule I follow is no drinking Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday are my cheat days, i can do what I want. But during the week I'm annoyingly sober. And eating lots of veggies. I think I've eaten somewhere over a pound of stir fry veggies so far today.

Although to be fair, Friday and Saturday do tend to resemble that picture, although vodka bottles instead of beer cans. My tolerance is so high I can't get a buzz off beer without drinking like a gallon of it, and that's uncomfortable.

Next triathlon I do, probably late march, I'll post a link to the results.

Vodka?

I'm down to boxed wine.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 28 2009,18:53   

HA HA THIS IS STEVE:



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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,00:00   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Jan. 28 2009,19:53)
HA HA THIS IS STEVE:


Oh lordy. Thank god I don't drink like I used to. A friend who was in Cosmo last year sent me this photo from a party.



That was from several years ago. Since we can still focus on the camera, I can tell that this was whole Minutes before we passed out. I enjoyed my blasted-every-night days, but I more enjoy nowadays, where I can swim a mile and then jog 3 miles home.

(although I wasn't in really horrible shape then. My recovering alcoholic roommate Tom would ask, "How the fuck can you drink a fifth, wake up, and swim 32 laps? Seriously dude How The Fuck?" Excercise makes hangovers better, is my only response.)

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,00:05   

I watched Burn After Reading again, after seeing it yesterday, and I liked it a lot more the second time. And at some point, Malkovich is waiting as the clock ticks 4:55. I wonder where this 5 o'clock rule came from. The weekend days where I still drink, I like to wait til 10 or so. That way I can compress all the drinks together. That pairs the intense experience with a small absolute number of drinks, so, drunk + no hangover.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,00:13   

BTW, i don't mean to sound like I had such great times. It was pretty rough, by some standards. You couldn't pay me to go back to 2005. If you have to have 3 drinks not to get a buzz, but to get normal, your current lifestyle is a temporary one.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,00:32   

Seriously, if anyone knows where the 5 o'clock thing came from, please let us know.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,05:47   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 29 2009,00:32)
Seriously, if anyone knows where the 5 o'clock thing came from, please let us know.

Well, there is this song.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,08:20   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 29 2009,00:32)
Seriously, if anyone knows where the 5 o'clock thing came from, please let us know.


It's probably from the traditional 9-5 workday.  5PM is also probably when many 'Happy Hours' begin. I wait until the sun is over the yardarm myself.

KC

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,09:36   

I always follow my mother's advice:
Rule 1>never drink before noon
Rule 2>never specify the time zone

hugs,
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,09:44   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 29 2009,01:32)
Seriously, if anyone knows where the 5 o'clock thing came from, please let us know.

It's a convenient shorthand for the general rationalizations for drinking ("Hey, it's after work!  Party time!!!") and rules for consumption (I'm not going to be one of those stinking daytime drunks!") that substance abusers come up with to justify their behavior as their control over it starts to slip away. Because there's a certain inherent irrationality to the "rule", you're going to have a hard time finding a solid philosophical rooting for it.  Of course I'm sure it works reasonably well for some people.  

A friend of mine told me all this.

I like Cohen brothers movies a lot, and I think they get held to a higher standard than most filmmakers.  They're so massively talented, and it's almost as if they're obnoxiously reminding you of that fact when they repeatedly hammer on their characters' weaknesses and flaws.  Showing Malkovich's character run afoul of the 5PM rule, which itself is a cliche, was a pretty crude way to show his.  But they nailed all the details, such as the use of the shot glass to measure the alcohol.  His character was screaming to himself he was in control, whereas it was screamingly obvious to the viewer that he wasn't.

[/pedantic armchair psychologist and highly amateur film critic]

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2009,12:36   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 29 2009,00:05)
I watched Burn After Reading again, after seeing it yesterday, and I liked it a lot more the second time. And at some point, Malkovich is waiting as the clock ticks 4:55. I wonder where this 5 o'clock rule came from. The weekend days where I still drink, I like to wait til 10 or so. That way I can compress all the drinks together. That pairs the intense experience with a small absolute number of drinks, so, drunk + no hangover.

What 5 o'clock rule? Evolution demands more Facebook drunkfail.

Ain't evo-pop psych/rationalizations wonderful? :p

P.S. Never go to 8 AM jazz dance class with a hangover. (Okay, okay, but that was a long time ago!;)

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