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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen 2 days 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
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
Jul
13
comment Options for non-stick frying pans - not using teflon
Yes, @NimChimpsky, he also demonstrates water on a hot plate.
Jul
13
comment Options for non-stick frying pans - not using teflon
iflscience.com/physics/… This is how hot the steel plate has to be for non-stick stainless steel (and iron?)
Jul
13
comment Options for non-stick frying pans - not using teflon
Why, o why, do people install smoke detectors in kitchens?
Jul
13
comment Options for non-stick frying pans - not using teflon
I hadn't used my plate iron pan in a while (maybe six months) and it's doing great. Non-stick eggs.
Jul
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is ground upper turkey thighs the same as regular ground turkey?
Jul
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on A proper way to cook Mi Goreng noodles?
Jul
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are red lentils and split red lentils the same?
Jul
5
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
5
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to stop icing from running off iced buns?
Jul
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on My parchment paper soaked in oil after finish baking cookies