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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 10 months
seen 14 hours ago

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 Using cream cheese instead of cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich
1d
reviewed Approve Alternative to low calorie spray for frying sausages?
1d
reviewed Approve Unrefrigerated Mashed Bananas: Are they safe to bake with?
2d
reviewed Approve How to convert a recipe calling for active dry yeast into rapid rise yeast?
2d
comment What has happened to today's chicken compared to the chicken in the 1950's - 80's?
@Jefromi " use gloves and pans that they throw out after the chicken touches..." IMO, that's too much.
May
25
answered What has happened to today's chicken compared to the chicken in the 1950's - 80's?
May
23
reviewed Approve Ice Cream Bar Wrapping Machine Suggestions?
May
23
reviewed Reject Can I use garlic leaf for cooking?
May
23
comment Can I use garlic leaf for cooking?
An anonymous user left this comment: "This is incorrect. The scape is the flower stalk of the garlic plant. The rest of the leaves are not scapes. As others said the leaves can be used like chives or garlic chives. Garlic scapes are good as a pesto!"
May
23
reviewed Approve Wrong consistency when making “after eight” chocolate
May
13
comment How to package fresh pasta and fresh pasta sauce
I think you should study the food-safety laws of the area you live in and obtain a permit to sell your food. Having said that, here's an article.
May
8
awarded  Notable Question
May
7
awarded  Notable Question
May
7
reviewed Approve Can I substitute “green beans” for “string beans”?
May
7
reviewed Reject Can dry ice in a liquid poison you?
May
6
comment Is it okay to mix bread flour and all-purpose flour when making a pizza dough?
The short answer is: Yes
May
5
reviewed Edit Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?
May
5
revised Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?
Gave an example of the algebra to convert cooking times
May
5
reviewed Approve Substitution for egg to bind hamburger mince
Apr
30
awarded  Notable Question