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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).


Jun
9
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
9
revised What to look for in a mandoline?
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Jun
9
comment How to treat brik dough?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filo_dough is apparently the same as brik dough en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brik...
Jun
8
comment How to treat brik dough?
I guess it's thinner than filo. I'm not sure. I have wheat brik dough in the fridge.
Jun
8
asked How to treat brik dough?
Jun
7
comment What to look for in a mandoline?
I have used a Benriner once and it's a marvel. The only 'issue' is that you need a screwdriver to fasten the blade.
Jun
7
comment What to look for in a mandoline?
I stand corrected. The spell checker does not accept mandoline...
Jun
7
comment What to look for in a mandoline?
Added to list. Thanks.
Jun
7
revised What to look for in a mandoline?
mandoline for mandolin
Jun
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What to look for in a mandoline?
Jun
6
accepted Frying - Straw potatoes in fryer
Jun
6
comment What to look for in a mandoline?
I am all gun ho for knife skills, but I can't get chips all uniform, or straws, or... and not to mention the speed you can achieve with a mandolin is amazing.
Jun
6
comment What to look for in a mandoline?
Unless you can dismount the blade... but you are correct of course :)
Jun
6
revised What to look for in a mandoline?
Added safety to list.
Jun
6
comment What to look for in a mandoline?
Safety, that sure is a good thing to look for...
Jun
6
asked What to look for in a mandoline?
Jun
6
comment Frying - Straw potatoes in fryer
I'll give that a try. I knew I should have worked at McDonalds'
Jun
5
answered Why should I use olive oil?
Jun
5
comment Frying - Straw potatoes in fryer
I don't think that works. A bird's nest will produce a bird's nest (methinks) and I already have a spider and don't use it to drop the potatoes in the oil.
Jun
5
revised Frying - Straw potatoes in fryer
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