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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 44
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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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asked Why does some cake make your tongue thick, and how to prevent it?
Aug
22
answered How can I filter out unwanted particles in my chicken broth?
Aug
16
answered Why is my pastry cream (custard) grainy?
Aug
15
answered What is the shelf life of a garlic bulb, with the “skin” still on, left in the fridge?
Aug
12
answered Buying chocolate transfer sheet
Aug
11
answered How to make chocolate cups with swirls?
Aug
10
answered How long does it take for milk to spoil unrefrigerated?
Aug
6
answered How can I chill ice coffee quickly?
Aug
6
answered Are there any scientific advantages to using a cork to stop a wine bottle?
Aug
1
asked Turkish delight: cornstarch or gelatine?
Jul
30
answered How do I balance the bitterness of raddichio in soup?
Jul
24
answered How to choose an upright, self-defrosting freezer?
Jul
23
answered How to peel bell peppers effectively?
Jul
22
answered Why do chicken wings turn chewy if cooled between cookings?
Jul
21
answered Why do my teriyaki steaks come out hard and dry?
Jul
21
asked Why does oil change the color of salmorejo?
Jul
13
answered How do you grill Shish Kabobs so they aren't so chewy?
Jul
10
answered Can I pasteurize milk using a microwave?
Jun
30
answered What is the difference between a gugelhupf pan, a bund(t) pan and a rodon pan?
Jun
28
answered Is having an extending blade near the knife handle a serious risk when cutting food?