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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
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My name is Hans Polak, I'm the owner, cook, dishwasher, maintenance guy and web designer at 'La Casa del Holandés' in Spain. My wife is the general manager, maître d', kitchen hand, cleaning woman and community manager.

I have a master degree in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and specialized in Human Computer Interaction. That's the reason I choose GUI Junkie as my on-line personality (GUI stands for Graphical User Interface).

My wife is a psychologist.

Thanks to cooking.stackexchange I'm becoming a better cook, and, to give something back, I've posted a number of improvement suggestions at MSO, resulting in four (!) question bans in one year (these have all been lifted).


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How much salt is needed for “Coq au vin”
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are some tips for making Baklava?
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comment Can we (safely?) use salmon after storing it (in deep freeze?) for two years or more?
Absolutely true, especially for processed foods. Fresh salmon will deteriorate far worse in the freezer then processed salmon as the enzymes (correct me if I'm wrong) are denaturalized by the heat treatment.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the authentic traditional ingredients for Naan bread?
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comment Food Safety Question - Refrigerator Temperature
Check if your insurance company covers your losses.
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comment Food Safety Question - Refrigerator Temperature
Most things you have in the fridge need to be refrigerated. 12ºC is a nice temperature for bacteria to flourish. After a couple of hours (2h, I believe), your food should be considered unsafe.
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revised Food Safety Question - Refrigerator Temperature
Added Celsius
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comment Where did hot dogs get their name?
hot-dog.org/culture/hot-dog-history
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