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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
visits member for 5 years
seen 4 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
22
reviewed Reject Are there any substitutes for Shortening?
Jun
22
reviewed Approve How long will ground beef stay good after being frozen?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve Is there a standard measure for coffee grind size?
Jun
21
reviewed Edit Keeping bananas fresh for longer
Jun
19
reviewed Reject What meats can I serve medium rare and why?
Jun
18
reviewed Approve Should I refrigerate eggs?
Jun
18
reviewed Approve Should I refrigerate eggs?
Jun
15
reviewed Approve How Did I Explode A Saucepan?
Jun
15
reviewed Approve Why did my sponge cake go moldy so quickly?
Jun
11
reviewed Approve Are there gas ovens that come with a thermometer?
Jun
9
reviewed Approve How is mass egg-frying performed?
Jun
9
reviewed Approve How should I poach an egg?
Jun
9
reviewed Approve What is the difference between marinara and spaghetti sauce?
Jun
5
reviewed Approve How long can I store a 'naked' Pavlova?
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?