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


Jul
14
comment Frying - Oil foams
Maybe try a higher temperature?
Jul
14
reviewed Approve 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 Is ground upper turkey thighs the same as regular ground turkey?
Jul
8
reviewed Reject A proper way to cook Mi Goreng noodles?
Jul
6
reviewed Approve 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 How to stop icing from running off iced buns?
Jul
2
reviewed Approve My parchment paper soaked in oil after finish baking cookies
Jun
26
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
21
reviewed Reject Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Jun
14
reviewed Approve What is the effect of adding sugar to the water when poaching eggs?
Jun
7
reviewed Reject Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
Jun
4
reviewed Approve Holding sugar syrup at a consistent temperature