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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen 12 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
5
comment Does cooking with solar cookers preserve the nutrients in food?
+1 Welcome to the site :-)
Aug
5
comment Does cooking with solar cookers preserve the nutrients in food?
No cooking can add nutrients to food. However, cooking does make nutrients more readily available... independent of method. See the answer below.
Aug
5
revised Does cooking with solar cookers preserve the nutrients in food?
Changed title and body for clarity
Aug
5
comment Does cooking with solar cookers preserve the nutrients in food?
+1 Welcome to the site!
Aug
5
reviewed Approve What is ganache, and how it is used in truffles? Does it differ from chocopaste?
Aug
5
reviewed Reject Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
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 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?