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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 4 years, 11 months
seen 10 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).


Jun
4
reviewed Reject What is a substitute for mascarpone cheese?
Jun
4
reviewed Approve How to store a banana that was cut in half to preserve the other half?
May
29
reviewed Approve What is the difference between good quality chocolate and cheap chocolate?
May
28
reviewed Approve Using cream cheese instead of cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich
May
27
reviewed Approve Alternative to low calorie spray for frying sausages?
May
27
reviewed Approve Unrefrigerated Mashed Bananas: Are they safe to bake with?
May
26
reviewed Approve How to convert a recipe calling for active dry yeast into rapid rise yeast?
May
23
reviewed Approve Ice Cream Bar Wrapping Machine Suggestions?
May
23
reviewed Reject Can I use garlic leaf for cooking?
May
23
reviewed Approve Wrong consistency when making “after eight” chocolate
May
7
reviewed Approve Can I substitute “green beans” for “string beans”?
May
7
reviewed Reject Can dry ice in a liquid poison you?
May
5
reviewed Edit Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?
May
5
reviewed Approve Substitution for egg to bind hamburger mince
Apr
16
reviewed Edit Keeping noodles from absorbing all the soup
Apr
15
reviewed Reject How to deseed a guava?
Apr
10
reviewed Edit What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
Apr
8
reviewed Reject Which type of oil/fat should I use for deep frying?
Apr
6
reviewed Reject Where in the US can I purchase Turkish Coffee/Cafe Botz/Mud Coffee
Apr
6
reviewed Approve When did the US start refrigerating eggs on a regular basis?