All Time Classic Chowhound Threads
As a fairly newbie to Chowhound, I often wonder about the originals who have been posting for years and what I have missed all of these years. I have spent hours searching and reading links to postings but it is like looking for a needle in a haystack especially when you don't know what you are looking for.
What is your favorite thread? It can be humorous, inspirational, informative or controversial. I stumbled upon this one while looking at risotto postings and I must admit, I read it often! I actually laugh out loud every time. It inspired a few other threads.
Absolute Best Risotto You Will EVER Eat: Toasted Pistachio Gorgonzola Dolce http://www.chowhound.com/topics/288918
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/291101 (funny description of how she made the recipe
A thread that got the most action recently was about the New York Times article by Mark Bittman about the Jim Lehey Sullivan Street Bakery recipe for no-knead bread. The original article was printed in the NY Times 6 Nov 06
But there have been a lot of other threads about this topic. If you want to find them, search Mark Bittman, no-knead bread, Sullivan Street Bakery, Jim Lehey, and Father Kitchen. You’ll get enough threads to fill a book. And that’s if you only search on Chowhound. If you do a web search on Google, you’ll have a library.
A couple of topics that always produce more heat than light are any by, for, or about servers and any about tips.
Then there was the string about "Do you have a reservation?' It wasn't even a thread, just a string with-in a thread. I think it got vaporized.
On another tack, Melanie Wong's posts are entertaining and knowlegable. She did a series from France last year. I could only find two threads. I thought there were more.
Languedoc: Turned Away at Restaurant Emile in Toulouse
2005 Bordeaux En Primeur