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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen 4 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).


Aug
4
comment Recommendations: Food with Minimal Stovetop Time, No Oven Available
What minimal time? Is 20 Minutes for boiling potatoes too much?
Aug
2
reviewed Approve An alternative to Baileys?
Aug
2
reviewed Reject What is the correct ratio to make self-rising flour?
Aug
2
reviewed Reject Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed What is the origin of fish sauce in asia?
Jul
30
comment What is the origin of fish sauce in asia?
The Romans had Garum, apparently Asian fish-sauce came later
Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed How do you coat perfectly round truffles with melted chocolate?
Jul
30
comment Is there a table showing the shelf life of basic food at room temperature?
Green bread doesn't cause disease? Good to know!
Jul
29
reviewed Edit How do I cook brain to achieve a firmer texture?
Jul
29
revised How do I cook brain to achieve a firmer texture?
Deleted 'cookie' tag
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Closed What are healthy meals to cook once a week as part of a student meal planner?
Jul
29
reviewed Edit and Reopen How can I store wonton wrappers in the freezer?
Jul
29
revised How can I store wonton wrappers in the freezer?
Improved title
Jul
29
reviewed No Action Needed How can I make 'Santon sauce'
Jul
29
reviewed No Action Needed What should I look for in a crepe pan?
Jul
29
reviewed Close Vegetable stock for a vegan gravy
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open How much food for a tasting event? How big of samples?
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open Why does my caramel sauce fail?
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open Where to store my propane torch?
Jul
29
reviewed Leave Open Substitutes for Agave Nectar