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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).


Aug
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reviewed Approve Tips for Removing Silk from Corn?
Aug
12
reviewed Approve how long can I keep thawed corned beef in my refrigerator?
Aug
11
reviewed Edit Which foods are high in umami?
Aug
11
revised Which foods are high in umami?
Added information.
Aug
9
reviewed Reject What is this type of hot plate and how do I use it?
Aug
9
reviewed Approve coffee tag wiki excerpt
Aug
9
reviewed Approve coffee tag wiki
Aug
4
reviewed Approve Proper way to add marshmallows to brownies?
Aug
4
reviewed Approve Proper way to add marshmallows to brownies?
Aug
3
comment What method of extracting oil from almonds preserves the most almond flavor?
About the first press
Aug
3
comment What method of extracting oil from almonds preserves the most almond flavor?
I'd agree with the cold pressed oil. Stating that (heated) oils keep 'an eternity' is odd. Could you provide a link?
Aug
3
comment What method of extracting oil from almonds preserves the most almond flavor?
What happens to the alcohol?
Aug
3
answered Fried flour tortilla from scratch cook first or just fry
Aug
3
revised Can you use cooking oil to make “African Drop Doughnuts”?
Improved formatting, maybe. Minor spelling.
Aug
2
reviewed Edit What's a good vegetarian substitute for Worcestershire sauce?
Aug
2
revised What's a good vegetarian substitute for Worcestershire sauce?
pasmesan cannot be made vegetaria as it is made with calfs renate and has to be made this way to have the name Parmesan
Aug
1
comment Where can I buy borosilicate (Pyrex) bakeware in the U.S.?
@rumtscho, I rejected the edit to this answer. I think it should be an independent answer. What do you think?
Aug
1
reviewed Reject Where can I buy borosilicate (Pyrex) bakeware in the U.S.?
Jul
28
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
26
reviewed Reject How do I achieve a light and even 'dusting' of paprika?