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Old 10-31-2010, 04:07 PM   #21
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I give them a wash and spin them out in my salad spinner. As far as I can tell they are clean and dry then. I know what they grown in.
I like that salad spinner idea.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:08 PM   #22
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I have alot of respect for him too.Have you read his biography?Great read!

He has more credentials than just about anyone and still found time and respect for Julia Child.I have his video series on techniques and it is good.His book and series with Julia is one of my faves.A real class act there and a greast artist to boot!
My favorite, too. I don't know anything about him except that he exudes a generosity that is decidedly missing from most celebrity chefs. His daughter was a guest one time on one of M. Batalli's shows, and she SLAMMED him for stereotyping her French mother as a fussy chef. The true legacy is the character of your children.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:26 PM   #23
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My favorite, too. I don't know anything about him except that he exudes a generosity that is decidedly missing from most celebrity chefs. His daughter was a guest one time on one of M. Batalli's shows, and she SLAMMED him for stereotyping her French mother as a fussy chef. The true legacy is the character of your children.
I sure agree with the the first two sentences Spork, but I'm scratching my head at the rest. Can you explain further?
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:45 AM   #24
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I wash mine under running water right before use. I have always done it this way and have never had a problem. Mushrooms are not as delicate as a lot of people think they are.

I loved the episode of Good Eats when Alton Brown proved that mushrooms don't quickly soak up a lot of liquid, as many people think. He started with a few batches of mushrooms, equal in weight. He brushed some, soaked some, and quickly washed some. I can't remember if there were any other cleaning methods used--I saw it a couple years ago. I can't remember the exact amounts, but if there was any weight difference, it was negligible.

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I do the same. I never felt like all the dirt was off by just brushing them. I use a collander and wipe them dry. I also wash the pre-washed greens too. If you've ever put them in a bowl of water and washed them before moving to the salad spinner, you'll see there are several things in there that you wouldn't want in your salad.
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I sure agree with the the first two sentences Spork, but I'm scratching my head at the rest. Can you explain further?
Sure, Kay. I like Chef Pepin, whom you rarely see nowadays on the Food Network and are more likely to see sometimes on a PBS channel. I like him because he offers to his tv audience, whereas most of the celebrity chefs on tv today, I think, force us to accept. But, I don't know anything about him.

He has a daughter. I don't know much about her either. When Mario Batali started at the Food Network, he had a good show cooking two or three Italian dishes for 3 guest diners. One of Batali's schticks was to highlight the rustic nature of Italian cooking by insulting French cooking as fussy and pretentious. She was once a guest on his show. When he made his comment that Italian mothers carve up their root vegetables assertively upright, without cutting board, into irregular pieces, unlike a French mother who slouches into a board to meticulously cut one into a perfect football tourne, she interrupted him, "Wait just a second! My mother is French, and she doesn't cook like that!" It flustered Mario; I don't recall whether he apologized, probably not.

I don't know anything about Jacques Pepin, haven't read his biography. I've seen a few tv episodes with him and Julia Childs. But, my sense of him is re-affirmed by the character of his daughter, who on national tv, calls out a celebrity for his offensive schtick and defends her mother.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:51 PM   #26
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I put mine in a large holed collander and jostle them around under running water. The holes and bumping up against each other does an excellent job at washing them. Then if they are destined for the frying pan I roll them onto a towel and jostle them there before slicing.
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Well after reading all this about Alton Brown busting the whole thing, I will definitely be rinsing mine before using them from now on. I missed that episode! Darn it.
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Granpappy tole me da water is poysin
An older Irish gentleman ordered whiskey in a Scottish bar in Newfoundland. The bar tender asked if he wanted water on the side.

"Water, never touch the stuff. Fish _______ in it."

True story.
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