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by Bakemaster
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

I did not bake the sourdough. I did not catch or smoke the salmon. I did not cream the cheese. I did not grow the avocado or the olives or the cherries. But being the magnanimous sort of fellow that I am, I have absolutely no problem ingesting every one of these things, from now until forever.
by Bakemaster
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Quizatzhaderac wrote:Cheesecake fails as a dessert. It's only a little tasty, which fails to justify sending a nutrition-less brick to the bottoms of my stomach.

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by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Wine!
Replies: 104
Views: 37981

Re: Wine!

Funny - that vineyard is right next door to us. Don't think I've tried any of their wines, though. I've had a couple whites from different vineyards in the same area.
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Wine!
Replies: 104
Views: 37981

Re: Wine!

Tricky terminology, as high sugar --> high alcohol. But "big" wine generally means one or both of strong flavor and strong alcohol content. Not necessarily sweet. If you Google it you'll get all sorts of less-helpful descriptions about body and frame and blah blah wine stuff. Just think of...
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

Quercus wrote:really good tomatoes (the kind that's hard to find outside italy)

As roll my eyes, so roll the eyes of 40 million other residents of California... not counting the potatoes
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 252455

Re: The Liquor Thread

Azrael wrote:old school 'cooking wines'

aka "salt juice"
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

Today I didn't realize that I was out of pasta. Then I tried to spiralize a butternut squash and bent the hell out of the tines on the damn thing. Then I found some soba noodles and ended up having almost sort of bolognese with vegetables over a mix of soba and butternut shapes. Weird but you know w...
by Bakemaster
Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

My in-laws brought me a huge flat of peaches fresh off the trees from a stand in the valley somewhere North of here. I fucking love this time of year. But, I didn't cook anything with them. Instead I slow-roasted a pork butt like I like, this time using a mixture of achiote and turmeric, instead of ...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I would call it closer to roast beef. Salami is on the dry side in comparison.
by Bakemaster
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Would have to be all beef. Alright, here's an opinion for this thread. All-beef hot dogs are not better than other hot dogs. Just because they're more expensive (or Kosher) people think they're higher quality. Baloney! Blends are far superior. Deutschmacher Natural Casing is an old friend. And don'...
by Bakemaster
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

It also gives me a chance to experiment with this deglazing malarkey, which I've never really understood properly Pan hot. Stuff stuck to pan. Add enough liquid to unstick stuck stuff. Not too much or pan not hot anymore. Works best when pan is heavy and hot, and stuck stuff is not too starchy. Red...
by Bakemaster
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Apple and basil and caramelized onion pizza is something I'm pretty sure I have posted about here before. Probably more than once, since I have made it more than once and it's always worth talking about.
by Bakemaster
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

^I'm gonna do that soon, but I keep forgetting I have the paneer. This morning on a whim I dusted off my most very British cookbook and tried my hand at scones. They came out pretty great - I've heard scones are tricky, so was expecting... tricks? Turns out they are extremely simple. The only goof I...
by Bakemaster
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Yeah, butter flavor is better, but mayo's not bad. Definitely better than oil.
by Bakemaster
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Yeah, I was suckered into eating one by the wrapper just because I was like... What the fuck could possibly be in here that makes it not for girls?

And it was just extremely shitty chocolate product.
by Bakemaster
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Much like Yorkies.
by Bakemaster
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

We had some leftover chunks of chicken that we had grilled on rosemary skewers the other day, so last night and this morning I used them to make delicious little sourdough "pizzas" - which is to say, cheese and things on bread. Specifically, I took slices of a cracked wheat sourdough boule...
by Bakemaster
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Hershey's regular chocolate bar deserves some nostalgia points. Like shitty bologna and some other things like that. I actually think that makes it more worthwhile than Hershey's "special dark" chocolate. The fact that they think it's special pisses me off. I really like Dagoba chocolate b...
by Bakemaster
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Homemade Ice Cream
Replies: 9
Views: 9096

Re: Homemade Ice Cream

We finally stopped being lazy and made a proper custard for our ice cream, and it is wow. Vanilla base with pistachios and bing cherries. Problem with the cherries is that they turned into little frosty frozen bits. Seems clear that I need to remove some moisture, but I don't know what the best rout...
by Bakemaster
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chiles Chilis Chillies Chilies
Replies: 4
Views: 4269

Re: Chiles Chilis Chillies Chilies

I picked some up at the farmer's market (they look like Guajillo) but they seem pretty dry and brittle. The chili I made with the anchos was way different from any chili I've made before, partly because of the flavor of the chilies and partly because I hadn't soaked any beans so just threw in a can ...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 21140

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

I was listening to The Splendid Table (lol) on NPR a couple weeks ago and they had a cheese guy who was lamenting that goat cheese is no good and people only like it because blah blah I stopped listening. Listen, goat cheese is very good. It's made from goats, and that right away is a point in its f...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Chiles Chilis Chillies Chilies
Replies: 4
Views: 4269

Chiles Chilis Chillies Chilies

Diving into using dried chiles for the first time today. I found what seems to be a good video about use and preparation, now I want more opinions and tips. I'm using a bag of anchos as part of a big pot of chili. Not any sort of authentic chili, just one that uses ground pork and bison and tomatoes...
by Bakemaster
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

I have a soup on that is very much an experiment. It started with mirepoix and some spices - mainly thyme and cumin - and then had a sudden run-in with some bacon and beer before snuggling up to a cup of urad dal for a nice slow simmer. I have no stock in the house so when it came time to season I e...
by Bakemaster
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

Nath wrote:On the side, a beet and arugula salad with quark.

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by Bakemaster
Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Did you perchance use vinegar in your mayo? Yes, but I can't recall where I got the recipe. It might have been from this one cookbook that has a great pancake recipe but literally every other recipe I've made from it has been disappointing. Or it might have been from the internet. Thanks for the ti...
by Bakemaster
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190699

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I prefer a nice bread fresh from the oven to cake or pie of any sort. I first read this as "bread fish" and was like "what the fuck" and then "why do you put it on your cake" and then hooked on phonics worked for me. (Thanks, Obama?) Been making my own mayo since 1971....
by Bakemaster
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

I made some millet with mashed banana and butter. Never had millet before. It got pretty mushy as I intended but also had quite a lot of texture remaining. I kept adding a little more water and simmering it a little more to get it creamier to no effect. Maybe that's not how millet works. I ate it wi...
by Bakemaster
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)
Replies: 44
Views: 19976

Re: Kitchen Problems (and Solutions!)

Yeah, that would be my first guess. This clearly calls for more batches... for SCIENCE!
by Bakemaster
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

I made pineapple chicken tonight, completely unrelated to the above discussions of sweet and savory or pineapple and things. Pretty much just a stir fry with medium dice chicken breast and fresh pineapple chunks; ginger, paprika, cayenne, little bit of bell pepper, little bit of green onion, garnish...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Masters of Engineering vs. Bachelors of Engineering
Replies: 7
Views: 9276

Re: Masters of Engineering vs. Bachelors of Engineering

My perspective as a recent graduate, B.S. civil engineering, working in the public sector in the US (California): M.Eng instead of B.eng - I have no idea how relevant this will be to employers. Many employers will allow you to substitute your graduate degree for 1 year of experience toward meeting t...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

Sweet and savory are like oil and water, they might mix if you stir hard enough, but you can always tell they don't belong together. Honey ham. Stuffed croissants. Moroccan lamb with apricots. Caramelized onion anything. Pineapple pizza. Duck a l'Orange. Edit: Maybe you mistook this for the controv...
by Bakemaster
Tue May 27, 2014 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

I made this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe, stretched proportionally for a 13x9 pan. I frigging love smitten kitchen. And rhubarb. So great.
by Bakemaster
Sat May 24, 2014 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

Grilled chicken drumsticks using the sauce recipe recently featured on America's Test Kitchen. To nobody's great surprise, it's a very good grilling sauce recipe.

I may have added some slight bourbon by the meager glug-full.
by Bakemaster
Sat May 24, 2014 4:24 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Master's Degree
Replies: 5
Views: 8802

Re: Master's Degree

If you think a master's degree in computer science has anything to do with programming tutorials on the internet, you are in for a rude awakening. Recommend you do a little more research about what such a degree entails.
by Bakemaster
Wed May 21, 2014 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323469

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

I guess the session beer is just not for me. If I'm drinking something throughout the day, for thirst and refreshment, it's delicious water. When I go for a beer I want flavor; it doesn't have to be a West Coast amount of hops, it could be malt, yeast, fruit, but there has to be something throughout...
by Bakemaster
Fri May 16, 2014 4:09 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Should I tell my parents I'm agnostic?
Replies: 5
Views: 8495

Re: Should I tell my parents I'm agnostic?

Negotiating with your parents about getting financial help with college doesn't make it any less your own decision to make.
by Bakemaster
Thu May 15, 2014 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Should I tell my parents I'm agnostic?
Replies: 5
Views: 8495

Re: Should I tell my parents I'm agnostic?

Where (and whether) you continue your education is not your parents' decision to make, it's yours. It sounds like there are several reasons you don't want to go to that school. Give your parents as many or as few of them as you'd like.
by Bakemaster
Tue May 13, 2014 3:38 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802686

Re: Today I Made:

Today, chicken marsala over whole wheat spaghetti with sauteed broccoli. Had to scrounge for the last feeble crimini mushrooms due to an unexpected sale at the supermarket. Apparently taking 20 cents off the price makes everyone go shroom-crazy. I supplemented with a few reconstituted shiitake. Good...
by Bakemaster
Mon May 12, 2014 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 166212

Re: Cocktails

Well, I haven't really made a concerted effort to locate them, either. If you can get them in Oakland, I'm sure I can get them in Sacramento.
by Bakemaster
Fri May 09, 2014 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 166212

Re: Cocktails

I wish I could find them. I believe they're also the oranges that are used in making marmalade, and I wouldn't mind trying my hand at some homemade orange marmalade (but yes also cocktails, and other things).

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