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  1. So sad, he always made me laugh, terrible news.
  2. Did this Chris Young guy give any idea as far as a timeline for his teardown of the machine? I'm still sort of tempted to pick one up and bust it open, waiting for a BB coupon to show up in the mail, but if a YouTube video is around the corner it makes more sense to wait like Anna mentioned. Don't want to have to pay for my curiosity if I don't have to!
  3. For real, though for me it's more specific, "I only wish I'd started earplugs before that Stone Temple Pilots concert back in 1992"
  4. If I'm working with anything really loud for anything outside of a few seconds, air compressors, power tools, that damn Blendtec, I just pop in a couple of foam ear plugs and they work great. If you are listening to music, I wonder if the extra cost of the noise cancelling technology would be worth it, unless you are listening to some really quiet music. Edit to say I have some nice wired ear buds with dense foam pads that block almost everything out besides whatever I am listening to.
  5. Ah yeah sorry I missed your comment, funny you mention the Blendtec, I have one too and that's exactly what it reminds me of.
  6. Have been watching a few videos, @mgaretz is this thing as loud as it seems? The couple of demos I've sat through sounded like it was screaming loud, not a huge deal but was curious.
  7. Thanks man, that's super interesting and helps a lot. I like to do breakdowns because I want to directly see and touch and feel, I want to hold the motor in my hand and measure current draw on the bench. Pictures and videos are worth 1000 words, but there is nothing like that direct contact to really give you an idea of the quality (or lack thereof) in a machine.
  8. Wife: Honey what are you doing it's 10AM on a Friday why is the scotch out? Me: Ice cream.
  9. Any interest in me picking one of these things up and doing a complete physical breakdown with pictures? My background is in electronics/mechatronics, I spend most of my days dismantling and rebuilding things (particularly old stereos but new equipment as it comes through too), and I'm really sort of curious to know what the guts of this machine look like. Maybe after a couple of drinks on a Saturday night I might be mentally lubricated enough to click that "add to cart" button...
  10. We have a Cost Plus nearby that carries these, and I feel like the one or two times I go in there every year I clear out whatever they have on the shelf.
  11. Ok there it is, price is explained by the value of the Canadian dollar vs US. Was starting to think I had a dream about kitchen equipment... https://www.cookstore.ca/pacojet-pacojet-2-system-pacojet-2-40530.html
  12. Weird, you are right, when I did a search yesterday the first place that came up had it marked at $10K (discounted from $14K! ha), but now I can't find that page. But yeah all the others that are coming up now are in the $6500 range which is still insane to me but what do I know 🙃
  13. Yiasou Shain, your narrative and pictures have made me miss Greece so much. It has been 20 years since I've been back, far far too long.
  14. This didn't really work for me either until I realized that less water is much better than more, maybe just an inch or half an inch covering the exposed stems (which I usually also trim before putting in the glass). I would imagine everyone's fridge and kitchen environment is slightly different too, I've had people swear by a given method and I could never get it to work.
  15. This is a constant struggle here too, but I have discovered a few things through some experimentation. Grocery store herbs like chives, dill, taragon, mint etc do much better with the plastic bag/paper towel method if you make a point of adding some air to the bag before sealing it up, ie blow into it and seal. As far as I can tell, pressing the air out keeps the herbs in close contact with any moisture in there, which quickens their deterioration. I keep cilantro and parsley in the fridge in a glass with a small amount of water in the bottom and a loose bag over the top. You can do the same with asparagus, though on that one I'm not sure it extends the life that much farther than just putting them in a bag in the crisper drawer. Looking forward to some more ideas, though I do also feel that after some days even herbs that are still green and fresh looking tend to lose a lot of their character and flavor.
  16. Yiannos

    Breakfast 2021

    @blue_dolphin if you are ever in the Sacramento area, I can help you score some of the good stuff 😉
  17. 24 out of 26 of those positive reviews are provided by people in Best Buy's "Tech Insider Network", which means they all got a free machine for writing some words down. I have owned a couple of Ninja products in the past (a combo slow cooker thing and an indoor grill) and ended up giving them away because they always felt a little cheap and while they did a lot for a little money, I never felt they did one thing particularly well. Edit: I also have a really hard time believing that all that's missing from the Ninja machine is roughly $10K of durability.
  18. Be careful, I feel like I at this point in my life I now have a substance abuse problem with that stuff.
  19. Unless I'm mistaken, that is a cake made of semolina soaked in syrup which they call halva in Greece, but the ubiquitous pressed sesame that most people are familiar with is also available everywhere.
  20. Also more of a casserole in a way but Greek pastitsio would be a great use for it, basically Greek lasagna. I like the recipe in Greece: The Cookbook by Vefa Alexiadou, but here's a recipe that is similar and seems to hit all the right notes (though I haven't tried it personally).
  21. Thanks to you all for your comments on this book, I have loved cooking from DRR and didn't even know this existed. I really like a lot of Vivian Howard's recipes, they feel new and fresh to my west coast tastes, something really different. Looking forward to trying some of these out too.
  22. I do agree with this 100%, I'm not even particularly crazy about apples but those Honeycrisps are amazing, utterly addicting, like pistachios in apple form. I'm not at all averse to new flavors and genetics in produce, especially when they come up with something truly special like the Honeycrisp. But this pink pineapple looks a lot like a square watermelon, if you get what I'm saying.
  23. Yiannos

    Pee-Pee Boy

    This is hilarious and really ingenious at the same time, so smart.
  24. @Shelby Happy belated birthday, that dinner looks amazing, exactly the kind of feast I'd love to have on a day like that. And don't worry so much about turning 46, I've been 46 for like 10 months now and it's not so baOH GOD IS 2020 ALL MY FAULT?
  25. Yiannos

    Breakfast 2020!

    @blue_dolphin So many of my favorite things on one plate, beautiful breakfast!
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