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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 5 years, 1 month
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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 How do you grill Shish Kabobs so they aren't so chewy?
Jul
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answered Can I pasteurize milk using a microwave?
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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?
Jun
28
answered How to cook chicken franks?
Jun
22
answered How to wash vegetables without running water?
Jun
21
answered Storing unused portion of red onion
Jun
17
answered Cast iron, forged iron or carbon steel pan for induction?
Jun
15
answered Does placing a metal spoon in an open bottle of sparkling wine (etc.. .) help keep its fizz?
Jun
10
answered How can I speed up cooking risotto?
Jun
10
asked Lost in translation: Pluma ibérico
Jun
3
answered Why are dark roast beans usually used for espresso?
Jun
3
answered Which brewing method extracts more flavors from the coffee bean?
May
30
answered How long will food last in a refrigerator that is turned off?
May
28
answered How to recognize fizzy wine?
May
27
asked Can you extend the life of frying oil with lettuce?
May
25
answered How can I stop my eggs from cooking when I make lemon/lime curd?
May
18
answered Is it safe to store hot tea in PET bottles?
May
12
answered What does it mean in a Recipe to “steep the gelatin”?
May
11
asked Is there a difference between coca, focaccia and pizza?