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  1. It’s good to hear a welcoming crowd. It’s good to hear some methodical research. Skunk, bitter, in candy and pastry, is a good thing. I aim to turn off any juvenile.
  2. I looked, and couldn’t find a better thread, other than insects in China. Lol I had begged, for years, for street food in China. I got it in 2015. I’ve got the pics, I’d just have to dig.. It was a quickly scheduled trip, one week notice. I insisted, obviously knowing the timing, that there better be one helluva birthday party for me in Beijing on the return down days. I was not disappointed. After a full day on the streets snacking, one final stop for Rock and Roll and more beer. Lol. Unbeknownst to me, one of my cohorts petitioned the band for Country Roads. Everybody in the place knew the words. I had several fruit, cheese, and meat dishes gifted during that song. I arrived in WV two days later with that same smile on my face. That was was the fourth time I heard it that day, and the most memorable time I’ve ever heard it.
  3. From my travels in China, Country Roads. Restaurants, hotel lobbies, elevators, etc, it’s played everywhere.
  4. I really identified with the guy. My professional career, and the associated globe trotting, paralleled.
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    Ramps: The Topic

    Dating my wife, my Father in Law told this story. It's rather short, and parallels many stories that my Grandfather told me. He quoted his Father when setting down at the table for the first mess of spring greens every year, he had eight brothers, "Boys, we've made it another year".
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    Ramps: The Topic

    This was lunch yesterday. Ramp, greens and bulb separated. Dandelion and greenbrier buds. Pair that with pasta and a rainbow filet.
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    Best First Cookbook

    I need some sort of personality profile. A country boy/girl, White Trash Cooking iregardless of race/ethnicity. A geek, Modernist Cuisine at Home. Something in between those two could be The Four Hour Chef. Athletic, Feedzone and/or Feedzone Portables. Living alone/college, The Joy of Cooking for One, or maybe Tinned Fish, or Not Your Mother’s Microwave. Give us a bit of personality profile?
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    Best way to freeze a whole chicken

    It it may be tomorrow on a response to that. Mom’s faucet replacement and Schnitzel are forefront.
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    Best way to freeze a whole chicken

    With, or without, gravity?
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    Best way to freeze a whole chicken

    And, I can’t stand the taste of ‘balloon’.
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    Best way to freeze a whole chicken

    It only removes what atmosphere pushes out.
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    Best way to freeze a whole chicken

    I would disagree that vacuum will remove air from the cavity. Can you rotesserie a spatchcocked bird?
  13. Broil/Grill, and become intimate with the critter/cut/and preference. Im late, I know.
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    "Happy" Flatware

    Uh, use them for a sourdough starter?
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    Cooking Light Diet

    Sparkpeople.com has a nice browser interface and app. Linked to the USDA database as well as allowing user input. Track calories, macros, and micros. It’s a bit of a steep learning curve, but it’s a nice set of tools. It’s free, for all of the above, too.