Our server costs ~$56 per month to run. Please consider donating or becoming a Patron to help keep the site running. Help us gain new members by following us on Twitter and liking our page on Facebook!
Current time: May 23, 2022, 4:07 am

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Cooking vs Restaurants
#31
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
(September 10, 2021 at 7:43 pm)brewer Wrote: The right appliances certainly make a difference when cooking. I'm using the hell out of my instant pot.

We have one of those as well.  They work very well and are ideal for prepping a meal early so it will be ready when you get home.  However, I don't care for fancy gadgets and slow cooking devices.  I prefer to be involved with the food, stirring and checking and tasting.  I'm a very hands on and intrusive cook.  And I really enjoy improvising.  This is why I don't do much baking.

Food suggestion:  Has anyone here ever had a dish called Steak Diane?  It used to be a popular dish in fancy restaurants half a century ago, one of those that was prepared tableside and came with a flame show.  I read that a lot of waiters screwed up the flambé and caught patrons on fire.  Eventually it died out and you rarely see it anymore but I saw it prepared on a food channel on Youtube I watch.  It is quite simple to make and I don't fuss with the flames.  It creates a gravy that is amazing.  Serve it with potatoes and a green vegetable and you won't believe how good this is.  Dang it, now I want to make this dish again.

P.S.  My wife and I went out for dinner last night, usual Friday night.  It was one of our favorite haunts, but it seems like they are slipping.  Sometimes the food comes out cold or you wait forever.  This time half our order wasn't even there.  At least they are friendly and cooperative.  So many places now have children working with no experience and no motivation.  I noticed the head manager (a guy my age) wasn't there.  He usually keeps things in order.
Why is it so?
~Julius Sumner Miller
Reply
#32
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
(September 10, 2021 at 7:22 pm)Ten Wrote:  But then their low calorie caesar was just fricking chicken, romaine, cilantro, and parmesan. Wtf? 



Reply
#33
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
(September 11, 2021 at 7:56 am)Lawz Wrote:
(September 10, 2021 at 7:22 pm)Ten Wrote:  But then their low calorie caesar was just fricking chicken, romaine, cilantro, and parmesan. Wtf? 




I fully expect that Gordon Ramsay will one day be beaten to death with a cast iron skillet.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reply
#34
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
He does strike as being one incredibly sour and unpleasant dish. Perhaps he has a 1inch winky...DAMN YOU GOD!!!!
Reply
#35
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
[Image: 79f8ec767422e3dcc8eeab95c62c8ebd.jpg]
[Image: Fenrir-sign.jpg]
Reply
#36
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
My guess is that 99% of what you see on the show is an act for the show.
Why is it so?
~Julius Sumner Miller
Reply
#37
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
(September 11, 2021 at 12:50 pm)Spongebob Wrote: My guess is that 99% of what you see on the show is an act for the show.

Apparently, he’s a perfectly nice, cordial bloke. Unless you work for him.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reply
#38
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
(September 11, 2021 at 12:55 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 11, 2021 at 12:50 pm)Spongebob Wrote: My guess is that 99% of what you see on the show is an act for the show.

Apparently, he’s a perfectly nice, cordial bloke. Unless you work for him.

Boru

He has some instructional videos where I think his actual personality comes through, he is quite pleasant. I can't stand him on any of his "reality" shows.
Reply
#39
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
I don't care for that genre of abusive chef either. I don't think it makes sense to glorify abusive behavior whether it's real or pretend.
Why is it so?
~Julius Sumner Miller
Reply
#40
RE: Cooking vs Restaurants
(September 11, 2021 at 11:29 pm)Spongebob Wrote: I don't care for that genre of abusive chef either.  I don't think it makes sense to glorify abusive behavior whether it's real or pretend.

Many people think that that shit is cute. If I lived alone, I wouldn't even have a TV in the house. I didn't, before I was married. Beyond public broadcasting, most TV programming is just a wasteland, afaiac.
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.
Reply



Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Cooking Tips BrianSoddingBoru4 64 1674 November 13, 2019 at 11:22 pm
Last Post: Rev. Rye
  What's cooking, good-looking? Mr.Obvious 45 899 April 3, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Last Post: BrianSoddingBoru4
  Are restaurants (USA) known for not paying employees who quit/walk out? EgoDeath 6 503 October 29, 2018 at 10:57 pm
Last Post: EgoDeath
  What are you cooking/eating right now? Joods 1249 51459 December 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm
Last Post: Whateverist
  Cooking Morel Mushrooms Mechaghostman2 3 602 May 12, 2017 at 5:52 am
Last Post: BrianSoddingBoru4
  What's everyone cooking for turkey day? brewer 43 4640 November 18, 2016 at 11:58 pm
Last Post: Athene
  What are you cooking/eating for Thanksgiving? SteelCurtain 46 3816 November 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm
Last Post: SteelCurtain
  Cooking with Dyre Double Recipe Late night munchies + Bread pudding dyresand 0 1101 November 13, 2015 at 2:50 am
Last Post: dyresand
  Cooking with Dyre French Toast dyresand 10 1520 November 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm
Last Post: dyresand
  Cooking Languange Jenny A 22 2448 December 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm
Last Post: ManMachine



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)