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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
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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).


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answered Give me one answer of a cooking practice or recipe that should have been obsoleted by economics or technology
Jul
30
answered How to create a soup with frozen chicken?
Jul
30
answered Is it possible to use a commercial oven range in the home?
Jul
27
revised How can I cook the perfect potato for a potato salad?
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Jul
27
revised What to look for in a pot?
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Jul
27
comment What to look for in a pot?
Yes, very valid point, I'll edit the post. Thanks.
Jul
27
comment Fissler frying pans. Are they worth the price?
@Bob so true, I forgot the conclusion that answer. I've cowardly deleted that comment :(
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
How would boiling (spaghetti for instance) leave the 'seasoning'. Also, for a beginning cook, having to season or cure a pot might be a challenge.
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
Also, 2.5 cuarts is 2.3 liters, just about what I was aiming at.
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
Could you clarify the options? I'm sure the tri-ply is the best solution, but how about the price tag?
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
@derobert, you're right, of course. The thing is when you're shopping, how are you going to tell that it's PFA or whatever? How do you even remember to look for PFA?
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
@Cos, it might be.
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
@Aaronut. Stainless means less maintenance. Aluminum is a weak material so it will bend, could be great for a gas stove. Also, where I live aluminum can be used for cooking, but not for storing food, so why take the risk? Cast iron is great for a pan, but in a multi-use pot, I'm not so sure...
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
Edited the original post to add the rivets.
Jul
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Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
@Aaronut, I'd make it a wiki.
Jul
26
comment What to look for in a pot?
Thanks, but which plastic can stand 200ºC in the oven?
Jul
26
answered Fissler frying pans. Are they worth the price?
Jul
26
asked What to look for in a pot?