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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
seen 5 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).


Jul
25
revised What are some good resources for learning Knife Skills?
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Jul
25
awarded  Organizer
Jul
25
revised Ways to learn to season food correctly?
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Jul
25
revised How can I safely improve my cutting technique
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Jul
25
comment Are roasted nuts nutritionally different from raw nuts?
+1 for the 'nutshell' pun
Jul
21
revised What to look for in a mandoline?
added 43 characters in body
Jul
21
comment What to look for in a mandoline?
I totally agree with you and this was already on the list.
Jul
21
revised Getting better in the kitchen
Added Boil, Simmer & Poach
Jul
21
answered Getting better in the kitchen
Jul
20
comment Can I sharpen a knife with sandpaper?
I've sharpened all my knifes and, boy, is there a difference. Next time, I'll try the pad+sandpaper approach!
Jul
19
comment Flank postmortem (how I was outflanked)
I'll give that a try real soon and report back here.
Jul
19
accepted Flank postmortem (how I was outflanked)
Jul
18
asked Flank postmortem (how I was outflanked)
Jul
18
answered How do you remove the stickiness from reusable plastic container or lid?
Jul
18
awarded  Yearling
Jul
17
revised What should I look for in a good, multi-purpose chef's knife?
Added link
Jul
17
comment What should I look for in a good, multi-purpose chef's knife?
@Bob, We don't have Globals around here. After following your link, I just had to sharpen all of my knifes.
Jul
17
comment Can I sharpen a knife with sandpaper?
The second link is extremely interesting
Jul
17
comment Why do my egg whites separate after whipping?
As long as it's not plastic.
Jul
17
revised What should I look for in a good, multi-purpose chef's knife?
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