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


May
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comment When should I not use a cornstarch slurry?
Why not make a batch of roux and freeze individual blocks? That way, when you need to work fast, you can just dump one in... and then another one...
May
27
answered Ways to make my cooking routine more efficient?
May
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
May
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why do my macarons come out looking weird?
May
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Dishwasher safety - “top shelf” vs. “bottom shelf”
May
20
revised Frying - Oil foams
Added link
May
20
comment Frying - Oil foams
seriouseats.com/2013/09/…
May
17
awarded  Notable Question
May
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awarded  Popular Question
May
6
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How do I get caramels to turn out grainy?
May
6
revised How do I get caramels to turn out grainy?
clarifying the last point
May
1
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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reviewed Close Presto multi cooker sous vide- clarification?
Apr
29
reviewed Leave Open What size are small, medium and large tomatoes?
Apr
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reviewed Close What other vegetables can I roast with asparagus?
Apr
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reviewed Close gluten free hot cross buns
Apr
29
comment gluten free hot cross buns
possible duplicate of Having trouble getting gluten free bread to rise
Apr
29
reviewed Close What are the consequences of leaving the fridge 2 inches open overnight?
Apr
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reviewed Close Bacon in sealed package, 4 days at room temp
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29
reviewed Leave Open Should I cook frozen salmon differently from fresh salmon?