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Food is awesome.

The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, OmeganautRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited March 2007 in Social Entropy++
While I am well known for culinary abominations (though still quite tasty), I am also pretty good at doing some real cooking.

At home right now, I've got a 6 pound pork roast rubbed with sage, thyme, and basil in the crock pot with some potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and fresh garlic. It's gonna slow cook all day for about 10 hours while I'm at work and so I'll have some awesome food waiting for me when I get home. I also put some mix in our bread machine and set the timer so that it won't start baking until this afternoon and then the bread will be fresh and hot when I get home.

What have you cooked lately or are going to cook?

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    CarnivoreCarnivore Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I got Jamie olivers cookbook and have been going insane on the pasta dishes of late.

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    LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    HAM

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    redimpulseredimpulse Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    That sounds very tasty, Geek.

    All I've cooked lately is meat. I made some charred-rare ribeyes on the grille the other day. Great way to open grilling season! Also I've been trying various types of bratwurst. I acquired some lamb w/mediterranean seasoning brats the other day, and my god they are absolute awesome.

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    mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Alternatively, something will fuck up, and your house burns down.

    I'm going to open a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew for dinner. That's the most I've cooked in a long time.

    I miss having a grill. :(

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    Sir Red of the MantiSir Red of the Manti Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    OMGWTFBBQ Chicken Wings. Extra zingy.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm going to make a nice huge seasoned hamburger tonight with some malt vinegar, splash of worchestershire, ground peppercorn, crush some fresh garlic and mix it in with the beef, and maybe a hint of sea salt. Then once cooked top it with a chili sauce.

    Man I even do burgers nice

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I feel like wrapping something in bacon for dinner tonight. Not sure what it is, I need to give it some serious thought. Whatever it is, its sure to end up delicious.

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    WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    wrap turkey bacon in pork bacon

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    hmm, is that too much bacon though?

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    iusehappymodiusehappymod Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Peanut Butter, mayonnaise, and banana sandwich.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    People still use bread machines?

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    LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    There is never too much bacon.

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    SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I think it might be time to do my awesome lamb stew this week.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited March 2007
    I love cooking.

    I suck at figuring out what to cook, though.

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    HarrierHarrier The Star Spangled Man Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I am thinking of going to a restaurant for lunch that serves ribs slathered in a Dr. Pepper barbeque sauce. They are delicious.

    To top it, today is my Comic Book Day.

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    LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Echo wrote: »
    I love cooking.

    I suck at figuring out what to cook, though.

    This is me. Im actually going to look into a cooking class over the summer.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Butters wrote: »
    People still use bread machines?

    Got it as a wedding present. It's very handy, though I don't use it as often as I should. I really enjoy nice fresh baked bread.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I can't cook anything right now because my aparment does not have a kitchen.


    =(

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    tech_huntertech_hunter More SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    lostwords wrote: »
    hmm, is that too much bacon though?

    Are you insane, there can never be "too much" bacon.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Lardalish wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I love cooking.

    I suck at figuring out what to cook, though.

    This is me. Im actually going to look into a cooking class over the summer.

    That money would be better spent on a set of Good Eats DVDs.

    Seriously, Alton doesn't just show you how to prepare a recipe, he teaches you the concepts behind making good food so that you can throw something together on your own.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Weaver wrote: »
    wrap turkey bacon in pork bacon

    Though I love the idea of bacon-wrapped bacon, turkey bacon is shit.

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    mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    lostwords wrote: »
    hmm, is that too much bacon though?

    Are you insane, there can never be "too much" bacon.
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    :?:

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    LardalishLardalish Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The Geek wrote: »
    Lardalish wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I love cooking.

    I suck at figuring out what to cook, though.

    This is me. Im actually going to look into a cooking class over the summer.

    That money would be better spent on a set of Good Eats DVDs.

    Seriously, Alton doesn't just show you how to prepare a recipe, he teaches you the concepts behind making good food so that you can throw something together on your own.

    Hmmm.... I do enjoy Good Eats, but this idea hadnt occured to me, Ill have to look into prices of each. If the class is stupid cheap (which it robly wont be) then Ill have to go with that.

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    tech_huntertech_hunter More SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    mcp wrote: »
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    :?:
    Even if you wraped that in this bacon-of-the-month.jpg Still not too much bacon

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I like food.

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    RageRage Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The Geek wrote: »
    Lardalish wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    I love cooking.

    I suck at figuring out what to cook, though.

    This is me. Im actually going to look into a cooking class over the summer.

    That money would be better spent on a set of Good Eats DVDs.

    Seriously, Alton doesn't just show you how to prepare a recipe, he teaches you the concepts behind making good food so that you can throw something together on your own.


    Truth. Alton taught me the fine art of making fudge over the holidays. Learning the science behind proper temperature control and why I continued to make mint-flavored chocolate sludge prior to that made the whole process way more bearable. And the final fudge product kicked ass.

    <3 Good Eats

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    Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Had a couple of chicken breasteses earlier. Out of the pack, dip them in a beaten egg, then coat in a breadcrumb/curry powder/misc herb mix. Then I dip them back in the egg for an extra coat. Madness! D:

    Then I had too much leftover egg and breadcrumb mix, so I mixed them together and put everything in the oven, along with some baby blue potatos. It turned into a salty cookie. Yum.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I should cook a prime rib this weekend. I love doing that. It's so damn easy and so damn good.

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    JetBlackCenterJetBlackCenter Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I love cooking, although Im not the BEST cook in the world.

    Either way, if you ever wanna make somethign totally delicious and pretty easy, making a nice thai curry is pretty simple.

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    tech_huntertech_hunter More SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Has anyone seen fast food nation? I was really craving beef after watching it, also I crave seafood after going to an aquarium.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    That reminds me I've got a garlic herb pot roast I need to toss in my crock pot.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I love cooking, although Im not the BEST cook in the world.

    Either way, if you ever wanna make somethign totally delicious and pretty easy, making a nice thai curry is pretty simple.

    Do you use curry pastes from thailand or domestic pastes? Or do you make your curry from scratch?

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Any meat dish is even better with the addition of naan bread on the side. I have been obsessed with that stuff for a few months now.

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    JetBlackCenterJetBlackCenter Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Druhim wrote: »
    I love cooking, although Im not the BEST cook in the world.

    Either way, if you ever wanna make somethign totally delicious and pretty easy, making a nice thai curry is pretty simple.

    Do you use curry pastes from thailand or domestic pastes? Or do you make your curry from scratch?
    I use pastes from the local asian market.. dunno what you wanna count those as. I really wanan try making it from scratch but finding a lot of the ingredients in the US seems liek it would be pretty hard...

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Druhim wrote: »
    I love cooking, although Im not the BEST cook in the world.

    Either way, if you ever wanna make somethign totally delicious and pretty easy, making a nice thai curry is pretty simple.

    Do you use curry pastes from thailand or domestic pastes? Or do you make your curry from scratch?
    I use pastes from the local asian market.. dunno what you wanna count those as. I really wanan try making it from scratch but finding a lot of the ingredients in the US seems liek it would be pretty hard...

    I'm referring to the country of manufacture, so buying them at an asian store doesn't necessarily tell me if they're thai or domestic. I just ask because when I first started playing around with thai coooking I tried some of the domestic brands that are easily found in normal supermarkets in the ethnic section such as Thai Kitchen and found them to be lacking. I later found that this was because they often left out some of the traditional ingredients such as shrimp paste, kaffir lime leaf, and/or galangal. Also they tend to tone down the heat. So I've found that curry pastes from thailand are much better though I'd also like to try making my own curry pastes one of these days.

    Also, availability of ingredients varies widely by region in the U.S. I imagine you'd have a hard time finding fresh lemongrass in most areas of Montana but here in Seattle many of the ingredients are readily available in specialty markets.

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    Buddy LeeBuddy Lee Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Linguini with Pesto sauce.

    I wasn't a huge fan of the sauce (I made it from scratch... not that hard to do. I don't think I screwed up, i think it just tasted bad.)

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    What The Geek said about Alton Brown is totally correct.

    He's the damn man when it comes to cooking. Nothing too fancy, just a few tips and tricks...then bring on the tasty.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited March 2007
    I was talking with a nurse in the ward kitchen yesterday about why I'm working as a Ward Assistant, and I explained that I want to go off to Uni to do philosophy and we chatted about job prospects (a very real worry for me, at this point) with that degree, when the other ward assistant bumbled into the kitchen.

    Now, I'd only worked with her this once, but she seemed like a cheery enough lady, full of little wisecracks and amusing little observations about the patients, but not particularly bright, it has to be said. She asked what we were talking about, and the nurse said that I was just explaining about how I want to go to Uni to read philosophy. The other ward assistant had never heard the word, let alone have a clue how to pronounce it.

    "So what's philosophity then?"

    "It's basically thinking about things." I replied.

    "I'll tell you what, the world is a cruel place now compared with then I was a little girl."

    And so she launched off into a tirade about how everyone - everyone, from the postman to teachers - nowadays is a paedophile, and how she was young, they played in the street and accepted candy off of strangers all the time and no-one ever got abused, ever. She segued into a damning critique of the judicial system ("they go into prison for two months for murder, say they wont do it again and come right back out") and rounded it off with that perennial favourite, "they ought to bring back hangin's."

    Me and the nurse nodded politely giving each other cursory "is she swelling up? oh gosh I think she might be swelling up ready to burst like a balloon" glances, and tutting along with her philosophical diatribe (did you know, and I find this a remarkable true fact, that kids nowadays apparently cannot go to their friends' houses because they will almost certainly be raped by their friends' parents?), before as abruptly as it began it ended.

    "It probably did happen," said the nurse "but people are more ready to admit it nowadays."

    The woman looked into the middle distance (an impressive feat considering the wall not more than two metres ahead of her) and replied "Well, yes, of course.", apparently failing to understand that she'd just rendered the entire crux of her argument - that kids nowadays get raped a lot more than the past, and as such we should bring back hangings - void.

    The nurse excused herself and left, and then the other ward assistant, and I was left in a kind of mental prolapse, with bits hanging out of my psyche where they really shouldn't be.

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    JetBlackCenterJetBlackCenter Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Druhim wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    I love cooking, although Im not the BEST cook in the world.

    Either way, if you ever wanna make somethign totally delicious and pretty easy, making a nice thai curry is pretty simple.

    Do you use curry pastes from thailand or domestic pastes? Or do you make your curry from scratch?
    I use pastes from the local asian market.. dunno what you wanna count those as. I really wanan try making it from scratch but finding a lot of the ingredients in the US seems liek it would be pretty hard...

    I'm referring to the country of manufacture, so buying them at an asian store doesn't necessarily tell me if they're thai or domestic. I just ask because when I first started playing around with thai coooking I tried some of the domestic brands that are easily found in normal supermarkets in the ethnic section such as Thai Kitchen and found them to be lacking. I later found that this was because they often left out some of the traditional ingredients such as shrimp paste, kaffir lime leaf, and/or galangal. Also they tend to tone down the heat. So I've found that curry pastes from thailand are much better though I'd also like to try making my own curry pastes one of these days.

    Also, availability of ingredients varies widely by region in the U.S. I imagine you'd have a hard time finding fresh lemongrass in most areas of Montana but here in Seattle many of the ingredients are readily available in specialty markets.



    I just checked, and the pastes I use are infact from thailand... brand Maesri

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    bongi wrote: »
    I was talking with a nurse in the ward kitchen yesterday about why I'm working as a Ward Assistant, and I explained that I want to go off to Uni to do philosophy and we chatted about job prospects (a very real worry for me, at this point) with that degree, when the other ward assistant bumbled into the kitchen.

    Now, I'd only worked with her this once, but she seemed like a cheery enough lady, full of little wisecracks and amusing little observations about the patients, but not particularly bright, it has to be said. She asked what we were talking about, and the nurse said that I was just explaining about how I want to go to Uni to read philosophy. The other ward assistant had never heard the word, let alone have a clue how to pronounce it.

    "So what's philosophity then?"

    "It's basically thinking about things." I replied.

    "I'll tell you what, the world is a cruel place now compared with then I was a little girl."

    And so she launched off into a tirade about how everyone - everyone, from the postman to teachers - nowadays is a paedophile, and how she was young, they played in the street and accepted candy off of strangers all the time and no-one ever got abused, ever. She segued into a damning critique of the judicial system ("they go into prison for two months for murder, say they wont do it again and come right back out") and rounded it off with that perennial favourite, "they ought to bring back hangin's."

    Me and the nurse nodded politely giving each other cursory "is she swelling up? oh gosh I think she might be swelling up ready to burst like a balloon" glances, and tutting along with her philosophical diatribe (did you know, and I find this a remarkable true fact, that kids nowadays apparently cannot go to their friends' houses because they will almost certainly be raped by their friends' parents?), before as abruptly as it began it ended.

    "It probably did happen," said the nurse "but people are more ready to admit it nowadays."

    The woman looked into the middle distance (an impressive feat considering the wall not more than two metres ahead of her) and replied "Well, yes, of course.", apparently failing to understand that she'd just rendered the entire crux of her argument - that kids nowadays get raped a lot more than the past, and as such we should bring back hangings - void.

    The nurse excused herself and left, and then the other ward assistant, and I was left in a kind of mental prolapse, with bits hanging out of my psyche where they really shouldn't be.



    Dang.

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