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Swiss Chard Recipies

The thing I do with Swiss Chard -- chopped, sauteed w/olive oil, garlic, maybe lemon juice -- is fine. But I've got some chard I want to use tonight, and I'm in the mood for better than fine. What do you do with Swiss Chard that's amazing?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by .kobayashi. at 12:31 PM on April 16, 2014 (28 comments)

Recipes using a julienne peeler?

I just got a hand-held julienne peeler (it's this one), and I'm looking for recipe ideas. I plan to make a huge pile of zucchini noodles, of course, but what else can I make? And what goes best with a huge pile of zucchini noodles? Recipes and ideas (especially low-carb) are welcome!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by grey_sw at 12:41 PM on March 20, 2014 (14 comments)

Warm, modern, slightly epic classical music?

So there's classical music and then there's film score music, right? What I'm looking for is something in the middle that sounds modern, epic, but not overly bombastic (as cool as it can be, I'm not looking for Two Steps from Hell). Also, major bonus points if it's not actually from an existing film and not too purposely calming (by which I mean no whale sounds etc. the music I'm looking for would be calming but that shouldn't be it's reason for existing). A good example of what I'm looking for is this track from the second Thor soundtrack after the 50 second mark.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by sendai sleep master at 9:03 PM on March 16, 2014 (19 comments)

It's unknown whether these homebrewers went for insanely hoppy IPAs too

"As an important part of daily nourishment, women had always produced beer at home and for their own household. However, in Holland from the beginning of the thirteenth century beer production for the general market commenced. In the developing cities more and more labour was divided among specialised craftsmen. Professional breweries were established and the beer industry became a serious trade." -- female brewers in Holland and England, a paper by Marjolien van Dekken looking at how the brewery industry changed in Early Modern Times from largely homebrewed and controlled by women to a more large scale and male dominated industry.
posted to MetaFilter by MartinWisse at 12:12 PM on March 13, 2014 (10 comments)

CABBAGE SOUP? My favourite!!

Comforting, hearty vegetable recpies OR good veggie snacks for carrying around with me Difficulty level: Low starch vegetables only please
posted to Ask MetaFilter by dinosaurprincess at 5:12 AM on December 12, 2013 (18 comments)

Eclectic DJ Mix Monday

While the UK-based FACT magazine surveys a broad range of popular music content, its regular mix series tends to focus on electronic and hip-hop. Since January, however, the website has featured three distinctive mixes that buck this general trend: Peanut Butter Wolf's 24-hour soul music mix for Valentine's day; the Wild Beasts's eclectic, short-and-sweet mix of classical, black metal, poetry, rock, and folk in support of their new album Present Tense; and Slowdive's rock-and-shoegaze mix compiling many of their inspirations in celebration of the band's reunion.
posted to MetaFilter by Going To Maine at 7:12 PM on March 10, 2014 (6 comments)

Dancing, from the Audubon Ballroom to Deep Space.

10 iconic mixes from the dancefloors of New York. "It’s the city that gave birth to disco, house music and hip hop, the home of iconic, seminal clubs like The Loft, Studio 54, Paradise Garage and the Sound Factory. If you were going to pick one city on earth where you could track the history of dance music through a series of classic sets, then New York would be it. Back in the early 90s, inthemix writer Jim Poe worked as a DJ in New York City, and here he’s selected ten iconic mixes from the history of NY clubs, tracking the city’s evolving sounds from Grandmaster Flash in 1978 to Francois K at Output this year."
posted to MetaFilter by googly at 5:07 PM on January 9, 2014 (51 comments)

Chicago House Music: History in Interviews and Recordings

Gridface has an on-going series of interviews as part of its Chicago House music history section. The first interview was with Stacey Collins, aka VERB, who started working security at The Music Box in 1983. Others interviewed include producers Merwin Sanders (discog) and Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being, IAMTHATIAM, The Sun God) and Frank Youngwerth (discog), and DJ Leonard "Remix" Rroy. [via mefi projects]
posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief at 11:33 AM on January 11, 2010 (15 comments)

How would you explain why WWI started to an eight-year-old?

My son has recently gotten interested in history. He's been asking a lot of questions. I paid attention in high school, took some history classes in college, and read some history in spare time. So, I can often provide a halfway decent answer to his questions. However, I really didn't know what to say when he asked me this weekend why WWI started and what the war was "about". I said some vauge things about Archiduke Ferdinand and pre-exsiting tensions and alliances. I am sure, based on his past behavior, he wasn't satisfied and will ask again. I'd like to do better next time. I've read books on this topic, but don't know how to distill them into an answer. What would you recommend saying? I want to help him understand what happened, at least to the level he can appreciate at this age, while avoiding the sort of pat explanations that might make the war seem sensible or noble.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Area Man at 7:08 AM on March 3, 2014 (15 comments)

A One-PDF History of European Socialism and Communism

Some friends and I compiled a 500-page PDF that does the following (from the Introduction): "We present here a history of twentieth-century communism through primary sources, divided into fourteen chapters arranged in chronological order. Each chapter deals with a historical moment or theoretical debate, and contains an amount of reading appropriate for one week’s time. We hope that this reader will provide the foundation for seminars and reading groups."
posted to MetaFilter Projects by Noisy Pink Bubbles at 8:39 AM on January 14, 2014 (2 comments)

What are the general principles for cooking with coconut milk?

As the years go by I find myself craving coconut milk more and more, but I'm not quite sure how to incorporate it into my diet. I'm pretty bad at following recipes, so usually I just use my past experience with ingredients to guide me in how to use them. I don't have much experience with coconut milk, however, so I'm hoping that folks on AskMe can give me some general principles to guild me instead.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by sam_harms at 11:08 PM on February 20, 2014 (24 comments)

On Beyond Tacos

I've recently realized that due to having lived only on the northern east coast of the US, I am not very knowledgeable about Mexican cuisine beyond what's bled over into "Tex-Mex". Can you point me at resources to help me expand what I know?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by EmpressCallipygos at 7:59 AM on February 18, 2014 (34 comments)

Why did he buy the Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks?

Alexander II was known as the liberator of serfs, because under his rule, in 1861, serfs were granted the freedom to marry without having to gain consent, to own property, and to own businesses. In 1862, Alexander II signed off on the ethnic cleansing of Circassians that began as a simple resettlement, and led to (by official Tsarist documents, more by other accounts) over 400,000 deaths. Circassians in fact protest the 2014 Olympics in Sochi being that it was the supposed site of their final expulsion.
posted to MetaFilter by oceanjesse at 8:48 AM on January 29, 2014 (8 comments)

listen to the wealthy scream

The return of "patrimonial capitalism": review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st century (pdf) - "Thomas Piketty's 'Capital in the 21st century' may be one of the most important recent economics books. It jointly treats theory of growth, functional distribution of income, and interpersonal income inequality. It envisages a future of relatively slow growth with the rising share of capital incomes, and widening income inequality. This tendency could be checked only by worldwide taxation of capital."
posted to MetaFilter by kliuless at 8:11 PM on January 12, 2014 (39 comments)

A "Great" Anniversary

I like to give myself literary new year's resolution and since this year will be the 100th anniversary of The Great War I think it would be fitting to read some literature and history of/from that era. I've read Guns of August and All Quiet On The Western Front. What else should I read?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by brookeb at 10:22 PM on December 30, 2013 (37 comments)

What CAN I eat?

Going to finally really commit to low-carb. Past attempts have obviously failed. Please set me up for success.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by rabbitrabbit at 12:22 PM on December 26, 2013 (28 comments)

Give me your best savory finger food recipes, please. Celiac edition.

I've volunteered to bring some finger foods to a small New Year's Eve party of other adults who are, let's be honest, more serious foodies and better chefs than I am. One guest has Celiac disease, which eliminates the sorts of things I normally make - like little quiches/tarts, spanikopita, or cheese puffs - when I want to impress. Popping them in the oven to cook or reheat, or transporting them hot, is not a problem.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by DrGail at 1:17 PM on December 26, 2013 (24 comments)

Women are writing science-fiction! Original! Brilliant!! Dazzling!!!

100 great science fiction (short) stories by women, with links to the stories where available, as compiled by Ian Sales out of irritation with a 1978 anthology of great science fiction stories in which only five had been written by women.
posted to MetaFilter by MartinWisse at 8:11 AM on July 31, 2013 (32 comments)

An Introvert's Guide to Better Presentations

Improve your public speaking with the help of MeFi's own Mathowie.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 10:33 AM on December 11, 2013 (62 comments)

Pies Please

It's cold and dark in the UK winter and I wish to feast on warming, comforting savoury pies. Can you share your favourite vegetarian recipes please? Fussy eating details below.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by billiebee at 9:03 AM on December 3, 2013 (30 comments)

Your thoughts on the Power Quadrant?

Hi, I'd appreciate advice on whether or not I should buy the "Power Quadrant System" to help me through a brief period of unemployment.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Musashi Daryl at 5:39 AM on October 18, 2013 (32 comments)

Help me find the kind of recipe that sticks in your memory for decades.

What are your favourite simple recipes that make "guests plead for the secret"?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Vrai at 5:12 AM on October 2, 2013 (61 comments)

Marcella Hazan - A Culinary Giant

A Culinary Giant Perhaps like no other food writer, Marcella Hazan, helped intergrate a foreign cuisine into American culture with her no-nonsense and easy to understand approach. Mrs. Hazan passed way yesterday a the ripe old age of 89. Her simple tomato sauce is legendary - she made all of us better cooks and eaters.
posted to MetaFilter by helmutdog at 10:17 AM on September 30, 2013 (87 comments)

Papercraft project blog Paper Matrix

Paper Matrix is a blog that gives instructions for cool papercraft objects, "reinterpreting the Danish tradition of woven paper hearts and ornaments." Cut paper in the prescribed ways and weave it together carefully to make a mobile of colorful hot air balloons, gorgeous and complex boxes; simple but satisfying pennants and much more... including a full theater for performances by paper dolls.
posted to MetaFilter by LobsterMitten at 1:55 PM on September 23, 2013 (18 comments)

hot weather vegetarian dishes: go.

You guys. It's so hot. I have guests coming and I don't want to be baking vegetable gratins or stirring risotto or God forbid melting cheese onto anything. Help me think of hot weather vegetarian dishes that have plenty of protein and work for company, ok? Stuff that is served cold and ideally doesn't take much (or ideally any) heat to prepare. I've already thought of: gazpacho; deviled eggs; watermelon-feta salad; pitas with hummus and Israeli salad. Maybe that's my menu right there. But there must be more options. Tell me what you would make. Thanks!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by fingersandtoes at 5:51 PM on September 11, 2013 (29 comments)

What songs make you want to get up and dance?

What are some songs similar to Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones and Lust For Life by Iggy Pop? The kind of song that makes you want to get up and dance around whenever you hear it. Songs can be from any genre or time period.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by MaryDellamorte at 12:03 PM on November 28, 2009 (82 comments)

Recipes For Stale Bread

I have an endless supply of baguette and ciabatta, thanks to my current brokeness and my teenage background as a dumpster-diving crust punk (pun intended). It's preservative free, high quality french bakery bread that is about 12 hours old when I acquire it. It's already a little stale, and moulders within two days. I'm looking for tips on storage and for about a million recipes I can utilize to use it all up.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Juliet Banana at 7:35 AM on July 17, 2013 (40 comments)

Just saw "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for the first time. More, please.

While settling a disagreement over whether Total Eclipse of the Heart was a duet, I just saw the music video and it blew my mind. I grew up without cable, and am pretty much ignorant of everything but the "classic" music videos from the 80's; please let me know what I'm missing.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 8:34 AM on May 23, 2013 (267 comments)

What's your favorite old song to sing?

I like to sing traditional-styled songs to myself during my day. It helps me feel happy. I'd like to learn some new ones. The catch is I'm attracted to a specific subset of songs that I can't quite classify, so I'm having trouble finding new ones that really hook me. I like the songs that are very... bittersweet? Like, they demonstrate profound hope or love, but at the same time seem to understand how awful the world can be sometimes. Songs like Long Time Traveler (or more properly "White"), The Parting Glass, Peggy Gordon, Down In The River To Pray, etc. Do you know any songs that strike this chord? (They don't have to be Irish or American; as long as I can learn the words I'm excited about everything.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ictow at 7:55 AM on May 23, 2013 (43 comments)

A life in letters

Bess of Hardwick's Letters brings together the correspondence of one of the most powerful women of the Elizabethan era, the builder of one of England's greatest houses and the founder of one of its greatest political dynasties. As well as telling the story of Bess's life, it offers an introduction to early modern letters and a guide to reading early modern handwriting.
posted to MetaFilter by verstegan at 10:59 AM on May 13, 2013 (9 comments)

Roger & Me & who else?

What are the best movies about class struggles?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Edna Million at 1:14 PM on April 4, 2013 (51 comments)

Music to sooth a weary mind

Help me find good study music -- aka bands that sound like the Lumineers.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by DoubleLune at 8:46 AM on January 28, 2013 (12 comments)

Looking For Not so Sweet Sweet Potato Recipes.

Help needed with sweet potato side dish recipes
posted to Ask MetaFilter by wwax at 9:49 AM on December 20, 2012 (23 comments)

Please help me brainstorm around this flurry of snowflakey meal requirements

Help me add new dishes to the menu. Difficult level: kosher-style, pescaphobic, non-dairy, mushroom hater.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by bq at 12:31 PM on November 27, 2012 (17 comments)

Dishes similar to sautéd chanterelles?

I really enjoy eating sautéd chanterelles. Can you recommend similar dishes that are quick to make (~10 min), have very few, fresh ingredients and have an elegant and mild flavor?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Foci for Analysis at 2:56 PM on December 2, 2012 (20 comments)

What music makes you most productive?

What music makes you most productive?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jeisme at 10:15 AM on September 13, 2012 (49 comments)

What is the best choice for this relationship?

Should I tell the person I've dated that his time is up?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kellybird at 8:56 AM on September 9, 2012 (30 comments)

"There's a lot of other singers out there who don't sound anything like they talk ..."

Death Vessel is a modern folk band from Rhode Island. But mostly, it's Joel Thibodeau's astonishing soprano singing voice .
posted to MetaFilter by barnacles at 11:16 PM on August 21, 2012 (6 comments)

Early abolitionist David Ruggles

In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass wrote of his early days in New York City after his escape from slavery:
Thank Heaven, I remained but a short time in this distressed situation. I was relieved from it by the humane hand of Mr. DAVID RUGGLES. [...] Mr. Ruggles was then very deeply engaged in the memorable Darg case, as well as attending to a number of other fugitive slaves, devising ways and means for their successful escape; and, though watched and hemmed in on almost every side, he seemed to be more than a match for his enemies.

posted to MetaFilter by Zed at 1:54 PM on August 9, 2012 (9 comments)

Paths to Graceland

Paths to Graceland is a new mix from the Kleptones. Not bad listening for a BBQ.
posted to MetaFilter by gwint at 2:17 PM on July 4, 2012 (24 comments)

Sakanaction is a band that is pretty good overall !

Sakanaction is a band from Sapporo with a very stylish web site and some pretty unique music videos, especially but by no means limited to:
posted to MetaFilter by DoctorFedora at 6:14 PM on June 9, 2012 (12 comments)

Emphatically *not* gluten free.

Vegetarian recipes filter: I have a box of "vital wheat gluten" sitting around my pantry. What can I do with it that is vegetarian (lacto-ovo; no other food restrictions) and tastes delicious? I am pretty decent at both cooking and baking, so complicated recipes are welcome alongside simpler ones.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by shamash at 11:52 AM on June 27, 2012 (16 comments)

Yummy vegan sauces?

Looking for vegan sauce recipes to make my healthy meals more appealing.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by daikon at 9:08 AM on April 30, 2012 (28 comments)

Unsweet chocolate icecream recipes.

Unsweetened chocolate ice cream: I would like to make a chocolate ice cream/gelato without sweetening it at all (no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no fruit juice), how would I do that?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Brent Parker at 12:59 PM on April 26, 2012 (19 comments)

Courtyard Marriott in Times Square is spying on and manipulating your Internet

Web developer Justin Watt was staying at the Courtyard Marriott in Times Square, New York and using the hotel wifi to access the Internet. He noticed some strangeness on his website... and on every other website he visited (not to mention YouTube was broken.)
In short, Marriott is injecting JavaScript into the HTML of every webpage its hotel customers view for the purpose of injecting ads (and in the meantime, breaking YouTube). Marriott’s wireless internet service provider is a third-party company called Hotel Internet Services, so it is possible, though unlikely, that Marriott doesn’t know what’s going on. But it’s crazy to me that I’m paying $368 a night for a hotel room, and this is how I get treated.

posted to MetaFilter by gen at 7:06 PM on April 5, 2012 (113 comments)

Obscure shouldn't mean unattainable

Rhapsody has started to suck. Why? And what are my options?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by MrVisible at 12:23 PM on April 4, 2012 (10 comments)

Looking for enchanting, obscure works of classical music.

Looking for enchanting, obscure works of classical music.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by resiny at 11:24 AM on July 19, 2010 (33 comments)

Help me make sense of Free Jazz

I've been listening to jazz for some time, but I haven't been able to get into free jazz. Whenever I try to listen to free jazz albums, they sound chaotic to me. It sounds like pure noise and my mind can't seem to digest it. I'd like to be able to understand and appreciate free jazz better. Are there any particularly accessible free jazz albums that you could suggest I try? Or any sort of approach for being able to "get" free jazz?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Proginoskes at 8:28 AM on March 13, 2012 (33 comments)

A woman cannot live on chili alone: what are some hearty low-carb soups and stews?

What are tasty, low-carb soups and stews that keep and re-heat well?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mercredi at 11:35 AM on January 4, 2012 (23 comments)
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