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Chris Cognac
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"so tell me how do you bone a chicken?"

When you know the answer to that question, asked for a new, better boning knife for Christmas, and have been practicing as a winter culinary project.

I'm getting better.

well i know how to debone a chicken :wink:

"so tell me how do you bone a chicken?"

"tastes so good makes you want to slap your mamma!!"

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A story I've told before:

The city was repairing the street in front of my apartment, and had run the big grinder through, which roughens up the surface so the next layer of asphalt will stick.

Whan I saw them lay down the first thin layer, I thought, "crumb coat."

The fact that I could make a connection between asphalt and buttercream pretty much says it all...

Screw it. It's a Butterball.
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A story I've told before:

The city was repairing the street in front of my apartment, and had run the big grinder through, which roughens up the surface so the next layer of asphalt will stick.

Whan I saw them lay down the first thin layer, I thought, "crumb coat."

The fact that I could make a connection between asphalt and buttercream pretty much says it all...

Hmm, and when I had a mudbath at Calistoga, my first thought was that it was the texture of chocolate-chip cookie dough. :blink:

SuzySushi

"She sells shiso by the seashore."

My eGullet Foodblog: A Tropical Christmas in the Suburbs

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A story I've told before:

The city was repairing the street in front of my apartment, and had run the big grinder through, which roughens up the surface so the next layer of asphalt will stick.

Whan I saw them lay down the first thin layer, I thought, "crumb coat."

The fact that I could make a connection between asphalt and buttercream pretty much says it all...

:laugh:

a recipe is merely a suggestion

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My favorite quotes from others on this board that I'd say I can relate to as being a foodie.

1. you cook three course meals when you're drunk.

2. When you're a heterosexual male with unlimited computer access, and you spend more time on food sites than porn sites

3. When you take a culinary book to read in the bathroom because you can't set it down and walk away for 2 minutes (I have food magazines instead of playboy)

4. Your ability to turn out an impressive meal on short notice frightens your Gay friends. (also straight friends for that matter)

5. When you sneak a little red wine and beef stock into the tomato sauce your kid is making (I didn't do it on purpose, the glass tilted, yea tilted)

6. You include your favorite ethnic grocery stores on the grand tour of your city when you have out-of-town guests.

My quotes -

1. Your friends at work tell you that you take food way to seriously

2. You actually have a mandolin and use it

3. You work 12 hours at a stressful desk job and then come home to make food for friends and it's relaxing

4. You live in America and you actually know who Gordon Ramsay is

Jason

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"so tell me how do you bone a chicken?"

When you know the answer to that question, asked for a new, better boning knife for Christmas, and have been practicing as a winter culinary project.

I'm getting better.

well i know how to debone a chicken :wink:

You know you're a foodie when you ask questions like:

How come when you take bones out it's deboning, but when you take skin off, it's skinning, not deskinning? :blink:

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You're a foodie if you have a mandoline, a zester, a small blowtorch, and more than 20 cookbooks.  You use these things, but not because you're paid to do so.

You own more than nine different vinegars - right now.

You mark the seasons by the first sighting of: California strawberries, New Zealand lamb, local peaches, cranberries.  Conversely: shad roe, salmon, ama ebi.......

Susan, this is eeerie! That's me you are talking about! Are you my lost twin? :wink:

"I took the habit of asking Pierre to bring me whatever looks good today and he would bring out the most wonderful things," - bleudauvergne

foodblogs: Dining Downeast I - Dining Downeast II

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  • 2 years later...

:cool:

When you turn your nose up at the produce on sale at Safeway and go to Whole Foods and pay a whole lot more instead, because (a) it's in hugely better condition; (b) it's organic; © it has a new issue of Saveur you absolutely cannot wait more than ten more minutes to read; and (d) you're voting with your pocketbook for all of the above, so that eventually the market will notice and reward people who want to eat wisely and well -- you're a foodie. No mistake. And there is, by damn, absolutely nothing wrong with that.

:biggrin:

Me, I vote for the joyride every time.

-- 2/19/2004

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You know you're a foodie when you don't let being on a tight budget stop you from eating well. Like many other areas, it's not what you got, it's what you do with it.

Marcia.

Don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted...he lived happily ever after. -- Willy Wonka

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You know that you're a foodie when you're looking for a recipe for bread and butter jalapeño peppers... just because you want that sweet and hot zest ... for a kick at a holiday table. You know you're a foodie when you throw the cook away from the grill at the company BBQ for murdering the meat. You know you're a foodie when you go to the Asian market and don't know the English name for what you're in need of. You really know you're a foodie when you iPod has a "chopping the vegetables" mix and a "doing the butchering" mix --- right next to the "kneading the dough mix". You know that it's terminal when you have an excellent meal out and you hug the owner of the restaurant for making you so very happy.

hvr :biggrin:

(You get the heebie-jeebies to see Wine Sonoma smiling from the grave when you read a topic that is resurrected after a long pause...) :sad:

"Cogito Ergo Dim Sum; Therefore I think these are Pork Buns"

hvrobinson@sbcglobal.net

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You know that you're a foodie when:

You get one of those brown bags that you're supposed to fill with canned goods to donate to those less fortunate and..

"I can't give my best jasmine rice!"

"They'll never appreciate my canned jackfruit!"

"Will they understand these are SAN MARZANO tomatoes???"

"It's not spaghetti, it's bucatini!"

"There IS a difference between Bumble Bee and imported italian tuna!"

So I'm a food snob.

I went to my grocery store and made two bags. I've been homeless, and lived out of my car, and a can opener and a park bench and any can of veggies/meat was a God-send.

Hope my bags make someone happy.

Jamie Lee

Beauty fades, Dumb lasts forever. - Judge Judy

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When getting directions, you insist that people use RESTAURANTS as landmarks. This happened to me at dinner last night -- I was having trouble visualizing the location being described until they said it was "near the old Vinchenzio's location", and I knew exactly where they meant.

-drew

www.drewvogel.com

"Now I'll tell you what, there's never been a baby born, at least never one come into the Firehouse, who won't stop fussing if you stick a cherry in its face." -- Jack McDavid, Jack's Firehouse restaurant

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