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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 44
visits member for 4 years, 1 month
seen 10 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).


Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open Very unusual kitchen tools
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open Uses for stale bread?
Jul
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Jul
28
comment Why does my caramel sauce fail?
No, but you could quote the recipe. That's clearer and prevents the broken link problem.
Jul
28
comment Why does my caramel sauce fail?
Welcome to the site, Adrian. Enjoy!
Jul
28
answered Why does my caramel sauce fail?
Jul
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
26
comment Why to remove skin and seeds of tomatoes when we puree them?
Great story! Welcome to the site, Ben.
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Could I use beer instead of/as well as water in my sourdough?
Jul
23
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Bell Pepper Mousse - won't charge or discharge
Jul
23
revised Bell Pepper Mousse - won't charge or discharge
fixed grammer and spelling
Jul
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Jul
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is this spoon-like kitchen utensil with a rubbery head and wooden handle called?
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on cocoa tag wiki
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on cocoa tag wiki excerpt
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jul
17
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
16
comment Avoid butter in puff pastry dough from melting while baking in the oven
I'd chill the cookies as long as possible.
Jul
14
comment Frying - Oil foams
Maybe try a higher temperature?
Jul
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Milk substitute for ice cream and others