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Old 05-25-2008, 01:14 PM   #11
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Welcome to DC, Surfrider...

that's quite the list, but i daresay there are MANY serious home cooks here at DC and elsewhere who don't know all that stuff, and maybe don't care.

I know my Grandma would have thought your culinary education incomplete if you couldn't make great Knaidlach, Kreplach, Gefilte Fish, Tzimmes and a whole assortment of delicious Kugels. Her sister Sadie would have added Rugulach, Hamentaschen, Passover Sponge Cake, Challah for Shabbos dinner.

As for me, I've been in the business for many years, still don't know how to make sushi and don't care. When I want some, I'll go out for it.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:11 PM   #12
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Who the heck is Escoffier?
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:08 PM   #13
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LOL - IC ... I left off the real test of a "serious" home cook/chef ...

... name 12 SPAM recipes that someone will want to eat a 2nd time!
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:31 PM   #14
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WRONG! The REAL TEST for the serious home cook is: everybody likes it and is well and well filled and always feels pride in the accomplishment.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:28 PM   #15
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True test of the serious home cook or professional to me is: is the home/restaurant clean and do I believe either is following safe food handling techniques of some type. Cause if not, I'm not eating there or coming back.

Call it saute or pan fry, follow Julia Child or Fannie Farmer or Mrs Maguilicutty...are your hands clean? is your kitchen clean? and is your food cooked properly.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:32 PM   #16
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Oh Robo, I have been in so many spotlessly clean and sterile kitchens where the food tasted the same...sterile and flavorless. I agree that kitchens should be clean, but that would NEVER be my first criterion.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:38 PM   #17
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....martini.
....margarita.
LOL I think this would apply only if you were being tested by Tony Abou-Ganim
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:43 PM   #18
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Oh Robo, I have been in so many spotlessly clean and sterile kitchens where the food tasted the same...sterile and flavorless. I agree that kitchens should be clean, but that would NEVER be my first criterion.
Mine either. Just think of all the great street food you would miss out on. Those Jamacian meat pies on the side of the road are not prepared in the best of conditions, but I will keep eating them and just pray I do not get sick.
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LOL - IC ... I left off the real test of a "serious" home cook/chef ...

... name 12 SPAM recipes that someone will want to eat a 2nd time!
Ok, 12 huh?

1. SPAM Fried Rice
2. SPAM and cheese omelet
3. Spicy SPAM Arrabiata
4. SPAM Ramen
5. SPAM Chow Mein
6. SPAM Benedict
7. SPAM and onion sandwich
8. Oysters SPAM-sino
9. Teriyaki SPAM musubi
10. SPAM Kelaguen
11. SPAM Curry
12. SPAM Tamales
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:06 PM   #20
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Spam tamales! What a concept - Mexicans do eat tacos made from hot dogs, but I've never seen them with Spam. The other day when I was at the supermercado, they were selling mayonnaise (Hellmans) with a free can of Spam. I bought the one without the free Spam.

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Mine either. Just think of all the great street food you would miss out on. Those Jamacian meat pies on the side of the road are not prepared in the best of conditions, but I will keep eating them and just pray I do not get sick.
I completely agree with you. We are enthusiastic consumers of street food and have never been sick. We're just getting ready to go downtown to the plaza, where there is music and dancing (the whole family) and fireworks and wonderful tacos al pastor and fresh corn every Sunday night. Yum.
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