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  1. America's Test Kitchen is taking 20% off a new model Thermapen until 11:59 Pacific time tonight. And thanks, Dave, I now have another book on Kindle, too!
  2. Another happy new owner. Thanks!
  3. Oh yeah, I contributed to that. Added a book that Anna had mentioned in one of the threads about the Instant Pot, Great Big Pressure Cooker Book. Looks great. Can't wait. (Thanks, Anna!)
  4. **Raises hand** Love the rest of it (albeit hoping they get rid of the "comedienne" host--third show I've seen her in, dislike her in them all). They're on YouTube.
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    Food Movies: The Topic

    It's schmaltzy and predictable, but after a week of crappy news, I didn't mind that a bit. Will most certainly be eating Indian food this week.
  6. That's very much like my mom's recipe, but I don't recall her letting it sit for an hour--does it make a big difference?
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    Worst cooking show ever

    But with five less watchable people making meh food and working their Food Network-approved "brands." And only the latest in a line of shows the FN/CC have ripped off (Top Chef, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares).
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    R.I.P. Dave Hatfield

    I extend my deepest condolences to Dave's family and friends. His posts were a treat and his recent blog was a lovely look into a wonderful life.
  9. None of the above here, too. Alton's new show sounds like enough to cancel out any good thing he ever did on Good Eats. And from my peek at last week's TNFN"Star", there's an obnoxious pie guy (everything is "pah styahl"), an obnoxious "sin" guy (more fat!) and a seemingly pleasant young woman who concentrates on southern food (buh-bye, Paula) but got roped into a help-others-win-love-through-making-southern-food pilot idea. Non grazie.
  10. Bobby Deen is an Iron Chef? Heh, somewhere Hiroyuki Sakai cannot stop laughing. Game show standards aren't what they used to be. (We've already established that neither are cooking shows.)
  11. Merci, Kim! A wonderful report filled with shared memories, including a lovely dinner at Café Constant and the unforgettable Pierre Hermé (it was a rose macaron that blew us away).
  12. IIRC, both companies say no. Though the former is formulated to emulate the latter. Trader Joe's store staff has told me it's the same. Recently, TJ's headquarters replied to my email saying they had previously sold KA branded flour but KA does not supply the Baker Joe flour. I've used both to make recipes from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day--cannot tell the difference in performance or taste (neither can the friends who crave those loaves and have eaten bread baked with each brand).
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    Top Chef: Seattle

    Amen. A cup of American Idol, half a cup of Project Runway (minus a spoonful of Mr. Gunn) and all the wrong parts of Iron Chef (sorry, no real right parts of IC America). I'm mighty pleased for Kristin, but like many others, missed she and Brooke cooking a complete meal, ala finale. I was pretty happy with Judge Emeril--in the final and all season--he seems to have lost his will to schtick and replaced it with thoughtful commentary and a real sense of delight when someone makes him something good. (Plus the scene with he and Roy Choi a few weeks ago was so genuine and sweet I'll let it make up for having to put up with Blais and that Ilan guy on my TV.)
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    A Pupick in the Pot

    As moving as ever, Ellen, thank you for sharing and I hope the soup cured what ails you. I know it made you feel better.