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Site/community/mod philosophy: I fight for the users. (and also the site.)

Eating philosophy: yum, everything tastes so good. I'm originally from Texas, so I do love my Mexican food and barbecue, but I love just about everything else too.

Cooking philosophy: enjoy yourself! Don't measure unless you need precision, don't rush if you've got time, taste everything, and make enough for leftovers.


Aug
14
comment Is eating olive pits a problem?
@ychirea1 Unpitted olives, or olives with pits.
Aug
14
reviewed Edit Why do Pocky and other “stick” biscuits have this distinct burn pattern?
Aug
14
revised Why do Pocky and other “stick” biscuits have this distinct burn pattern?
adding more tags because who knows what pocky really is
Aug
14
reviewed Approve How to substitute butter with combination of butter and shortening in cookie/biscuit making?
Aug
14
reviewed Approve Is there a super close substitute for graham crackers?
Aug
14
reviewed Approve Stick wafer sticks to mudcake
Aug
14
reviewed Approve How to stick oreo biscuits together to make a tower?
Aug
14
reviewed Edit biscuits tag wiki excerpt
Aug
14
revised biscuits wiki excerpt
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Aug
14
reviewed Approve Melted biscuits
Aug
14
reviewed Edit biscuits tag wiki
Aug
14
revised biscuits wiki description
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Aug
14
comment Bananas are radioactive…so how many exactly would you have eat to die? Is it possible to calculate?
Also relevant: xkcd.com/1475
Aug
14
comment Bananas are radioactive…so how many exactly would you have eat to die? Is it possible to calculate?
I agree this isn't really on topic here. I could migrate to physics, but they have a different question about bananas already which ends up answering yours as well: physics.stackexchange.com/a/78047/550 If you want more detail than that I'd suggest posting a more specific question on physics.
Aug
13
comment How can I keep food hot for extended periods without an active heat source?
@Catija It sounds like people have successfully done this; some of the sites I found it on even attributed it to an episode of Good Eats. Ice chests do seem like stronger plastic than water cooler jugs, but I don't really know exactly how hot they can handle.
Aug
13
answered How can I keep food hot for extended periods without an active heat source?
Aug
13
comment How can I keep food hot for extended periods without an active heat source?
I was trying to avoid things that need plugging in and go for totally passive solutions, but it's not the worst thing to have them also mentioned. Maybe it'd be nice if you reorganized, to put the no electricity no flame things first, and then give the "if you have a car..." and "if you can have fire..." as followups?
Aug
13
comment Any suggestions for cracking “black walnuts”?
Yup, YouTube should make it really easy for you to upload a video, just do that and come back to post the link.
Aug
13
revised Any suggestions for cracking “black walnuts”?
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Aug
13
comment Cooking issue with cheap plastic forks
There may well be issues with melting plastic, but your claim that food becomes dangerous when simply touched with a plastic utensil is a bit ludicrous. The FDA has approved a wide variety of plastics as food-safe, always based on plenty of scientific evidence.