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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen 11 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
21
asked How do you get a feel for the heat (direct heat)?
Aug
21
comment How can you prevent lettuce from becoming bitter?
Could you explain what you smell?
Aug
19
asked How can you prevent lettuce from becoming bitter?
Aug
18
comment How the heck did people in the olden' days learn to beat eggs and other laborious tasks?
probably it was the other way around and they discovered butter after stirring cream too long.
Aug
18
comment Is it safe to eat marinated beef that has been frozen for three days?
Did you marinade and then put it directly into the freezer? Did you leave the marinade on the counter for some amount of time? How did you defreeze? There are a lot of variables here. As long as you did it 'fast', Satanicpuppy's answer is correct.
Aug
18
comment Precise cooking time: how to figure it out
There is also a touch of opinion. Do you want it 'al dente', done or overdone?
Aug
15
comment Why do adult humans drink milk while no other animal does?
I'm with Sobachatina that this isn't a cooking question.
Aug
15
comment Why do adult humans drink milk while no other animal does?
Because we can!
Aug
15
comment What's the simplest method to cook rice?
Interesting, I'll give that a try once.
Aug
15
comment What's the simplest method to cook rice?
@Cos, we're talking about cooking here :)
Aug
15
comment What's the simplest method to cook rice?
+1 for the method, thanks.
Aug
15
comment What kind of sandwich can be made with Shredded Beef?
Maybe a mayonnaise would be good with beef.
Aug
15
comment What kind of sandwich can be made with Shredded Beef?
A shredded beef sandwich (you asked)
Aug
14
comment Alternative for shake and bake?
How to get from 1 to 3 without getting your hands dirty is another question altogether :)
Aug
14
accepted How to clean dill?
Aug
14
comment How to clean dill?
So, the trick is to pluck. Thanks.
Aug
13
answered Can I use boiled potatoes in Spanish omelette?
Aug
13
asked How to clean dill?
Aug
12
revised Cooked or Raw - Shrimp peeling
added 244 characters in body
Aug
10
comment Cooked or Raw - Shrimp peeling
No luck so far. Maybe it's because these shrimp are extra fresh the skin sticks to the flesh in such a way neither my own nor your method worked.