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  1. I never wear an apron although I should. My shirts all have splatter scars. If they don't they are not my shirts.
  2. What a great contributor; what a loss.
  3. I never met a pepper I did not like unless it was hotter than a Habanero. I grew up with a regular rotation of stuffed green Bells--there were no other colors available in the stores in Austin and no lettuce other than ice berg in the 50's,
  4. I just now stumbled onto this news. Thank you for the post. Rebecca was a very engaging person even when the conversation was about sardines or making mayonnaise. She was a friend and though I never met her I miss her.
  5. slo_ted

    Knife Guard

    Messermeister gets my vote, too.
  6. Coming up on ten years for me. Rarely post but I do follow the conversation closely and the conversation has always been stimulating. I also love the instructive side of this site--the forums on stocks, sauces, braising, and Col Klink's masterful class on smoking meat. If anyone runs into =Mark, please thank him for posting his recipe for Carolina style BBQ sauce. I hope we are just warming up.
  7. slo_ted

    Steven Shaw

    I, too am shocked by the news of Steven Shaw's death. He was much too young for this, if I may restate the obvious. Like others above, I rarely post here these days though I do look in on the site fairly frequently. I did enjoy reading the previous posts on this thread. There is a definite memory lane element to seeing responses from my favorite eGulleteers from the past. Thank you for returning and thanks for your stories.
  8. I remember when horse meat was a brief fad here in the US back in the 1970's. I was living in Tucson at the time and there was a butcher shop dealing exclusively in horse meat which I think was located on Speedway. Horse meat was touted as healthier than beef--leaner, lower in cholesterol, etc. My wife and I tried several cuts and of course ground horse meat, which if i remember correctly, we thought was the best of show. IMHO it was not as good as beef. The horse meat shop lasted maybe six months and vanished.
  9. I love fried rice. In our outfit it is almost always a way to use yesterday's rice and yesterday's protein, usually beef, chicken, or pork. Any added vegetables and of course peppers are fresh. I love this discussion. I'm gonna make some tonight. Thanks
  10. I like 'em roasted, and I also like 'em raw right out of the bag. The batch I have now is pretty hot--approximately jalopeno hot. I love to eat one raw as a side to whatever else is on the menu.
  11. slo_ted

    Corn season 2011

    So far, all I've found is the white corn and it's devoid of flavor. The best thing to do with it is avoid it and wait for something better. My dog, though, really likes it strait off the cob.
  12. We had an Insinkerator hot water dispenser which we really enjoyed until it leaked into the kitchen counter damaging the counter and the wood floor. That occurred more than ten years ago, so maybe they are better now.
  13. Great post, Ben, Congratulations on the weight loss combined with great eating. It is the most difficult high-wire act in the world IMHO. I've lost 60 lbs and kept it off for 17 years and consider it the greatest accomplishment of my life since cooking is my hobby and food is an obsession. Austin is my home town, I live 5 years in Houston and have relatives in Fort Worth (where the West begins) and have spent lots of time in Dallas (where the East peters out). Thanks for this blog. I'll be your constant companion. Long may you run.
  14. Too loud is a deal killer for me, too. One of the most important functions of food is to bring people together. Some of us met yesterday at a local winery for wine and snacks on their beautiful terrace. There was live music which can be a great idea, but it was cranked up way to loud for that type of event. We retreated to the most distant table available, but could only converse during the breaks taken by the band. On a recent trip to the Bay area my wife and I learned to dine much earlier than our norm to avoid the crowds of hipsters who are not deterred by noise in the least. In fact it seems to attract them. Noise seems to signal a certain demographic the "this place is a happening scene." Maybe that is why some restauranteurs feel that noise is so friggin' important.
  15. This morning I paid $1.49 a can for condensed milk. Not the sweetened stuff, but the regular kind. I thought it was high at 95 cents a can a month ago. The store was Smart & Final which has the best prices for canned milk in town.
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