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Old 08-26-14, 03:30 PM
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@rpenmanparker is my, unexpected, Father Damien. Although I feel he may be just playing at contrarian.
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Old 08-26-14, 03:31 PM
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mix?!?!?!
Speaking of snobs!
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Old 08-26-14, 03:37 PM
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@rpenmanparker is my, unexpected, Father Damien. Although I feel he may be just playing at contrarian.
@rpenmanparker plays at nothing...or is it everything? I've forgotten now. Oh well, back to my pancakes and biscuits.
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I think that many people consider themselves good cooks at home. But many are not, based on what I have experienced.

As a master chemist I know the importance of mixing things and cleaning my glassware. I have seen many people cook and I have seen their kitchens afterwards. It looks like a three year old tried to make cookies unsupervised; I have a three year and I have seen him make cookies supervised and it is easy to extrapolate. Their food may taste okay but that is only half the battle. It needs to be the cooks responsibility to keep a clean prep and cooking area. I think that good food in a clean environment is a sign of a good cook.

I usually do not like going out to eat, since I know I can get comparable ingredients and make food of quality near 80% of high end restaurants for less money. My biggest downfall is presentation and my portions are larger.

I love a brisket slow roasted on a bed of sliced onions with a few grinds of pepper, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and tarragon and butter coated green beans.
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Old 08-26-14, 04:41 PM
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As a master chemist
What's the difference between a chemist and a "master" chemist?
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Old 08-26-14, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What's the difference between a chemist and a "master" chemist?
Dunno. Master's degree?
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
It is foolish IMO to throw the baby out with the bath water.
You know, the world might be a better place if some babies were tossed out with the bath water. Population growth would slow, freeing up land, and then maybe all could have a garden. Food for thought.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Dunno. Master's degree?
Yup.

My wife reminded me I am a master of chemistry when I said I am a jack of all trades and master of none.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What's the difference between a chemist and a "master" chemist?
I thought it had to do with wanking.
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...I make a whole wheat pancake that would make Aunt Jemima weep with envy.




BTW, why does the censor pick up on ******, *******, and ****,
but allow Aunt Jemima, which is quite obviously racist in every regard ?
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The censor is stupid.
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
You know, the world might be a better place if some babies were tossed out with the bath water. Population growth would slow, freeing up land, and then maybe all could have a garden. Food for thought.
We could convene a conference in the Adirondacks on thst topic and likely make a fortune on registration fees.
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We could convene a conference in the Adirondacks on thst topic and likely make a fortune on registration fees.
Malthus in the Wilderness. First 100 registered get a T-shirt and a box of Bisquick (supplies limited, not valid in Wisconsin or Nevada).
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I just completed a 'scientific' internet research project. My findings are that the percentage of roadie snobbery is within the same percentage range as 93.7% of all other interest groups. Therefore, the results are true / false.
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Old 08-26-14, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...I make a whole wheat pancake that would make Aunt Jemima weep with envy.
That is the error that seems to be so common on the 41. Out of hand dismissal of the commercial product in favor of the homemade. I'm sure your cakes are quite good. But there is no rational reason to believe the commercial mix isn't absolutely top notch, at least not without a controlled competition, which just isn't going to happen. Understand I am not saying the AJ cakes are better. I'm saying they are very, very good and have a shot at winning a battle.
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Malthus in the Wilderness. First 100 registered get a T-shirt and a box of Bisquick (supplies limited, not valid in Wisconsin or Nevada).
That's what I'm talkin' about.
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I think those with disposable income like pastimes that require shopping for equipment. Spending time researching online, talking to people about your choices, and then ultimately buying the equipment has many hours of enjoyment in it for some.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...I make a whole wheat pancake that would make Aunt Jemima weep with envy.




BTW, why does the censor pick up on ******, *******, and ****,
but allow Aunt Jemima, which is quite obviously racist in every regard ?
'Cause the censor is white?
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...I make a whole wheat pancake that would make Aunt Jemima weep with envy.




BTW, why does the censor pick up on ******, *******, and ****,
but allow Aunt Jemima, which is quite obviously racist in every regard ?
Of course, this is not at all what we see on an AJ package these days except for the portrait of AJ herself. Is it worse to take her picture off the box or leave it on? Consider the ability for the personification of AJ to have evolved. Should we say she has no place today as a corporate spokesperson the likes of the equally fictional, but very white Betty Crocker? I consider the modern package to be a form of redemption of the AJ concept. Why don't we celebrate that?
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'Cause the censor is white?
...most of them are...
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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...I make a whole wheat pancake that would make Aunt Jemima weep with envy.




BTW, why does the censor pick up on ******, *******, and ****,
but allow Aunt Jemima, which is quite obviously racist in every regard ?
Because there's bacon with them flapjacks.
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The winnah!
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Scones must either be made at home or at a local bakery by an artisan with a rolling pin tattoo. In either case, it should be accompanied by a mean espresso drink (Starbucks need not apply).

Scones with COFFEE**********?? One does not take their scones with coffee - EVER! One always takes their scones with jam - handmade from the fruits of the garden, freshly whipped cream and the beverage of choice is, naturally, Tea......lol
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Scones with COFFEE**********?? One does not take their scones with coffee - EVER! One always takes their scones with jam - handmade from the fruits of the garden, freshly whipped cream and the beverage of choice is, naturally, Tea......lol
Is this one of the "rules"?
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