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by Jinx
Fri May 15, 2009 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hottest sauce ever.
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: Hottest sauce ever.

i'm still of the school that believes crazy heat =/= win don't get me wrong, i love a good salsa picante, spicy boudin, hotwings, curry, etc. etc. etc., but a lot of these "hot sauces" are all pepper and vinegar and do little but add heat and kill good flavors in food. i'll take my careful...
by Jinx
Fri May 08, 2009 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: I need some ridiculously easy Chinese/oriental recipes
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: I need some ridiculously easy Chinese/oriental recipes

ChefLehr.com, Intro to Asian Cuisine Scroll over "Recipes". See: weeks 3-6 for four segments of Chinese cuisine. It's the website that we used for the course while i was in culinary school, designed by/for a (deceased) former instructor of mine. Thorough as hell, and lots of other great r...
by Jinx
Thu May 07, 2009 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Things to do with pork loin?
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Things to do with pork loin?

I had a big chunk of pork loin that was sitting in my freezer for a good couple of months, and got some good use out of it. The meat is lean and tender enough to where it can take to applications like sautéing and grilling if cut into chops/steaks, flavorful and durable enough perform in stir-frys i...
by Jinx
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 921658

Re: Today I Made:

It's been all about clearing the pantry lately.. Sale at work yesterday on large Hass avocados: 2 for $1. You're damn right i picked up as much as i knew i could eat and maintain good health. Yesterday, spinach, pear, and avocado salad with dijon-shallot vinaigrette. Today, B.L.[A.]T's: ^The breakdo...
by Jinx
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Grill without a grill?
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: Grill without a grill?

Does your oven have a broiler unit or setting? This would be your best tool. Definitely not over the frying pan with oil—I'm not sure there's anything the frying pan will do for you in this case. You want a broiler pan with an uneven surface and holes to drain away fats and juices, and direct heat,...
by Jinx
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Merry Hell (AKA When Food Attacks!!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2931

Re: Merry Hell (AKA When Food Attacks!!!)

Last Saturday we were frying potstickers and *FWOOM* three-foot-high flames in an epic grease fire. My roommate grabbed the flaming pan with nothing but a dishcloth to protect his hand and gingerly got it out of the apartment with the flames blowing back in his face and everything. When he threw wa...
by Jinx
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3192

Re: My new HFCS-free life

It's a little pricey, but one of the easiest things you can do is to go for organic products- they tend to be zero-tolerance towards things like HFCS. If you have a Whole Foods near you, that can help you indulge in things like ketchup. Things like leafy greens, cheeses, and the like are great stoma...
by Jinx
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?
Replies: 30
Views: 6078

Re: Analytical Cooking... What do you think?

This is an ancient thread, but since there's already been some semi-related discussion: What's the difference between cheap dry pasta and expensive dry pasta?... * Mainly, texture. To cook cheap pastas al dente, I leave the inside a little undercooked while the outside gets a bit overdone. Pricier ...
by Jinx
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Simple, yet effective desserts
Replies: 45
Views: 8250

Re: Simple, yet effective desserts

fun, and somewhat healthy!

Take any amount of figs, and slice into halves or quarters. Place into a fair-sized bowl, give a light sprinkle of sugar, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Also works great with most berries.
by Jinx
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Frying Pan Maintenance
Replies: 23
Views: 2652

Re: Frying Pan Maintenance

The best non-stick skillet is a well-seasoned cast iron skillet. QFT! Anywho, yeah, as was mentioned, metal + most (read:99%) of nonstick surfaces = instant wear, however minimal. Silicone spatulas are the way to go if there's something you want to flip; brands like OXXO can be found most anywhere ...
by Jinx
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Merry Hell (AKA When Food Attacks!!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2931

Re: Merry Hell (AKA When Food Attacks!!!)

I wasn't able to convince my ex to cook bacon naked precisely because of this reason. ^very similar to a conversation i had with a coworker once... Me: "Yeah, i learned the other day to make sure to put a shirt on when i start making breakfast in the morning... bacon and eggs burn something fi...
by Jinx
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Yogurt: Still Healthy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2778

Re: Yogurt: Still Healthy?

Yogurt is one of those foods that comes in a wide range of healthiness levels... add stuff to it to taste. ^very true The little beasties in there are nice for those with meeker digestive systems, but that's not why i dig the stuff. For me, it's a nice middle of the day snack to keep the metabolism...
by Jinx
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Merry Hell (AKA When Food Attacks!!!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2931

Re: Merry Hell

On the subject of perils via saucy things... I was making gumbo at my store this whole past weekend, and was reminded of one of my former Chef-instructors who used to be the soup-guy at Brennan's of LA. Among his duties: making the gumbo. While making the infamous "brick roux" that is quin...
by Jinx
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Odd dining experiences.
Replies: 39
Views: 6626

Re: Odd dining experiences.

One of the oddest food items I've had chance to partake in was a deep-fried Twinkie at a flea market. Very simple recipe actually. Take a frozen Twinkie, insert a corn-dog/popsicle stick, dip in funnel cake batter, deep-fry, add powdered sugar and serve. Calorie and cholesterol count off the charts...
by Jinx
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Fluffer Nutter Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 1650

Re: Fluffer Nutter Sandwich

the s'more variation is great, too~

two graham crackers, a schmear of teh fluff on one side, peanut butter on the other, and a hunk of your favorite chocolate bar.

downright sinful, it is.
by Jinx
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: olives
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: olives

quoteth my sensei: http://www.foodnetwork.com/good-eats/olive-me/index.html tapenade is many a grand, marvelous thing. Thin-sliced sashimi tuna with a few dabs of fresh tapenade on the side.. *drools* Whole Foods and places of the same vein are the easy places to scope out, but any town with a good ...
by Jinx
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 253
Views: 84275

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

I found it! I found the stockpot I want! So lovely... A Le Creuset for under $50, 8-quart, ovenproof to 400*F... WANT. niiiice. Though note, it only talks about the knob having the ovenproof temp.. i'm willing to bet you could toss that badboy in a hot-as-heck oven with a nice tinfoil lid and still...
by Jinx
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 253
Views: 84275

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

What does everyone use as their standard kitchen knife? I've totally switched over to santoku knives for this purpose. I find them much more comfortable to hold and chop with---and I find I don't get repetitive motion strain with them either. If i had to choose just one knife to use, i'd have to go...
by Jinx
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 253
Views: 84275

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

A forum i can really get into... hmm... speaking as a chef, i'm terribly, terribly fond of Shun knives. They can be on the pricey side, but are absolutely worth it. Shaving-sharp straight out of the box, and holds an edge beautifully. I bought my 8" chef's knife a year ago, didn't have to get i...
by Jinx
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0236: "Collecting Double-Takes"
Replies: 159
Views: 64231

Okay, so i'm driving home from work one night, and i rememer i need to pick up some Crisco so i can season the new cast-iron skillet i had recently bought. Well, i get off of work at 11:30 pm, and as most stores are closed by that time, i stop in at my local 24 hour pharmacy. While i'm there, i reme...

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