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Mark Bittman's article on Jim Lahey's no-knead bread got me into baking at 18, which got me working into a bakery, which got me started cooking, then butchering, then cooking more, and baking, et cetera. I don't even read him that regularly but I… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by joseph conrad is fully awesome, stoneweaver
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Meyer lemons are a small miracle, and living in Toronto they are mostly just a distant and barely attainable one. Okay, I'll finish reading TFA. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by bakerina, IAmBroom, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, joseph conrad is fully awesome
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

Inertia
favorited 1 time, recently by Johnny Wallflower
Music post - 2 months ago

My opinion as a professional cook is that eating it was a terrible idea. You aren't guaranteed to get sick but I don't know why you'd risk it. Food poisoning is misery and chicken is volatile. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by andrewesque, feckless fecal fear mongering
Ask MeFi comment - 2 months ago

I know it's probably supposed to be a sly Robert Palmer reference or something, but there's something really creepy about the the women as prop 'assistants', especially the way the one is mocked for having a hard time with the corkscrew. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by kinnakeet, mumimor, xmattxfx, an animate objects, flyingsquirrel, mimi, nertzy, ukdanae, halftone, amanda, gingerest, tavella
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The Card Cheat, I don't mean to diminish your experience and what you took from it, but that all sounds pretty reasonable to me. (Canadian, male, approaching 30, etc) [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by headnsouth, St. Peepsburg, Bartonius, saturday_morning, justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow, thewalledcity, ambient2
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Example. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by BlueHorse
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

God bless them. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by harrietthespy
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I have this model MBP and in the past couple months it has been driving me completely bonkers. I paid for the AppleCare but obviously the clock has run out. I guess I'm completely out of luck. Oh well. It's only the single most expensive thing… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by headspace, blueberry, AsYouKnow Bob
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I use an external sound card plugged into a power conditioner for this reason (with my Macbook Pro) because otherwise I'm getting pops and clicks when the furnace turns on or off which is on a different circuit but the same ground loop. There's woo,… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by daq, thecjm
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Really not feeling the exaggerated autotune on this, and I'm not usually the guy complaining about autotune. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by pseudonymph, asphericalcow, substars, flyingsquirrel, gubo, djeo, bowline, Roger Dodger, milnak, sektah, dilaudid, tonycpsu
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Brockles, it's a crème caramel. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Wolof
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

This is so well edited. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Beti
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

Sometimes a post comes up on here and it's just my thing, and I really want the conversation to pick up but they seldom do! I went to Tuscany for 4 months in the winter to learn about the meat curing tradition there. I was focused more on whole… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by forgetful snow, From Bklyn, helmutdog, Mr.Me, Dip Flash
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

I could not fucking read this. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Pantengliopoli, wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Ironically, his restaurant when I was there was mostly devoted to beef imported from Spain. He insists that Tuscan beef is not to his standard, which is a fair assessment. The butcher shop across the street is where he hangs around, playing host,… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Renoroc
MeFi comment - 6 months ago

Cosmestics
favorited 1 time, recently by Johnny Wallflower
Music post - 6 months ago

A Gift for an Art Lover
favorited 3 times, recently by msali, cda, kris.reiss
Ask MeFi post - 6 months ago

Get lost.
favorited 7 times, recently by wats
Ask MeFi post - 8 months ago

This post hit home for me today. 14 hr shift, 40ºC in the kitchen, paid a daily rate so who cares how long I'm there. Happy Labour Day. Now get to work. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by DGStieber, feckless fecal fear mongering, special agent conrad uno
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

I'd like to emphasize that despite what wikipedia tells you, many restaurants charge their staff for 'family meal', and those meals are usually loveless and perfunctory. Try to imagine yourself as a cook in one of these places, making poverty level… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by special agent conrad uno, elwoodwiles
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Joe Pastry
favorited 29 times, recently by dimejubes, constellations
MeFi post - 9 months ago

BOP BAM BOOM!
favorited 1 time, recently by fritillary
Ask MeFi post - 9 months ago

Yeah, he really sounds horrible. He and the interviewer seem to overestimate Cream's long-term relevance as well. Fuck Cream. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by evil otto, Imperfect, kittensofthenight, papafrita, drezdn
MeFi comment - Last year


Glengarry Glenn Ross comes to mind. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by limeonaire
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

There was a great chapter in Mason and Dixon where one of the characters is in England at this time, and for some reason doesn't skip ahead the eleven days and has to live them out alone. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by any portmanteau in a storm, rifflesby, Mick, PinkMoose
MeFi comment - Last year

AYATOLLAH
favorited 1 time, recently by groklock
Music post - Last year

Not to derail too much, but a pinch of anecdata: Here in Canada, we recognize Metric, US and Imperial systems of measurement. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by acroyear
MeFi comment - Last year

I was lonely
favorited 1 time, recently by grumpybear69
Music post - Last year

Also, the consensus among the Scots I know seems to be that they support the movement on principle, but economically it would be very unwise to split at this time. They will be voting against independence almost unanimously. (Girlfriend is Scottish… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by professor plum with a rope, Cash4Lead
MeFi comment - Last year

Some of you who are still keeping up with this thread may be interested to know about this: http://savetoronto.tumblr.com/ [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Bwithh, anthill, Multicellular Exothermic
MeFi comment - Last year

Yeah, I don't mean to drag my dad out for ridicule, just to highlight the way people of different backgrounds and affiliations are processing this scandal. I stand before the yawning chasm that is the generation gap. I wish we could talk local… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Bwithh
MeFi comment - Last year

The people downtown are not necessarily wealthier. If you look at the Kingsway, home of Humbertown aka Ford Nation Ground Zero according to The Star, as I mentioned previously. It's an enclave of well-educated, well-monied inner-suburbanites to which… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Bwithh
MeFi comment - Last year

"The real embarrassment for Toronto is, he has been far and away the best Toronto political leader in years...simply because he has absolutely stopped Toronto politics in its tracks. " Right. . . [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by jason_steakums
MeFi comment - Last year

I presume the meeting is to discuss exactly how much the family is willing to pay Lisi to stay mum. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Hutch, The Card Cheat
MeFi comment - Last year

I love how The Star has repeatedly used Humbertown Plaza to represent Ford Nation Ground Zero. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by ThatCanadianGirl, avocet
MeFi comment - Last year


It's funny the way little things in life coincide sometimes to take on a cosmic significance. I just got her Essentials of Italian Cooking the other day. My left hand was mangled sharpening my knives so I'm off work for the week and I've… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by bakerina
MeFi comment - Last year

This was beautiful and poetic, and technically marvellous. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by mistersquid
MeFi comment - Last year

The New Guy
favorited 1 time, recently by BlueMarble72
Music post - Last year

Magic Theatre
favorited 3 times, recently by jiawen, dobie, BlueJae
Music post - Last year

Hundreds out of tens of thousands of workers. They probably lose more employees when there's an Insane Clown Posse show in town. The brave are few. [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by wondrous strange snow, Space Kitty, thsmchnekllsfascists, six-or-six-thirty, elsietheeel, el chupa nibre, saucysault, Caduceus, BlueJae, angrycat, dr_dank, dontjumplarry, symbioid, kurosawa's pal, sinnesloeschen, airing nerdy laundry, FireballForever, fredludd, Purposeful Grimace, scody, LucretiusJones, sweetkid, Garm
MeFi comment - Last year

Grudge
favorited 1 time, recently by DarkForest
Music post - Last year

You'll put your eye out. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Lipstick Thespian, notyou
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I would rather our symbolic head of state were a panda, and I mean that in all seriousness. [more]
favorited 21 times, recently by tjcohen, Megami, BlueHorse, normy, Katjusa Roquette, DoctorFedora, goshling, Cash4Lead, LucretiusJones, col_pogo, sebastienbailard, joannemerriam, Suddenly, elf ass, artificialard, Mars Saxman, gusandrews, Sys Rq, brennen, xingcat, Drexen, idiopath
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I really enjoyed watching this, and this isn't the kind of thing I expect to enjoy watching. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Greg_Ace
MeFi comment - Two years ago

That's right, Burhanistan. I don't work in one, but I visit an abattoir almost weekly and follow our pigs and cows through for the whole process to make sure the animals are treated well, to scrape any extra hair off the pig carcasses, and to clean… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Bugbread, skewed, superfluousm, miss patrish, glasseyes, Lentrohamsanin
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I failed grade 9 math 3 times despite going to every single class. If you don't believe ADHD is a real condition, you probably don't know what it's like to have such difficulty focusing on simple mundane work that it leads to hyperventilating panic… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by KTamas, kiripin
MeFi comment - Two years ago

I never said it stopped when I left high-school. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by hollygoheavy
MeFi comment - Two years ago

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