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Take a bow - What are your best post(s) of the year? Maybe even something that helped the s/n ratio

wew Jan 3, 2010 09:55 AM

If your background regards this a unseemly then cite a favorite read post.

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  1. greygarious RE: wew Jan 3, 2010 10:16 AM

    I am proud of my contributions to the Malko's/Kirgilnix thread, and for pointing out that it is not necessary to keep the water for pasta boiling for the whole cooking time.

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      fourunder RE: greygarious Jan 3, 2010 10:25 AM

      The pasta tip is now one I employ religiously

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        danhole RE: greygarious Jan 8, 2010 10:33 AM


        I missed that thread. Do you have a link??

        Thanks, Dani

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          greygarious RE: danhole Jan 8, 2010 11:21 AM


      2. tatamagouche RE: wew Jan 3, 2010 11:18 AM

        What's an s/n ratio?

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          soupkitten RE: tatamagouche Jan 3, 2010 11:34 AM

          i think Wew means signal to noise ratio. or meat to filler, as we might say.

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            wew RE: soupkitten Jan 3, 2010 02:45 PM

            That's right soupkitten.
            For me this year it was a May 11 post on the outer boroughs board about a great bread from Caruso found at Emily's Pork Store. The bread was to my knowledge never written about, a sadness.
            My best ever was a response to an Oct. 17 wine board post about burgundy (Burgundy101). As a result of reckless spending I able to suggest several wines.

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              squid kun RE: wew Jan 8, 2010 12:40 AM

              I'll second the Caruso bread post, which is the kind of tip that first got me hooked on Chowhound some years ago in San Francisco. I loved that bread and need to get back there.

              BTW your post elicited replies that painted a mini-portrait of an Italian neighborhood that isn't often discussed on the NYC boards. And it got picked up in the Chow Digest ... http://www.chow.com/digest/2009/05/br...

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              tatamagouche RE: soupkitten Jan 3, 2010 03:34 PM

              Aha, thanks!

              Not mine, and not this year. But one of my fave posts of all time is the uncommon pairings post on the General board, even though it never ceases to bug me that "uncommonly" is spelled wrong.


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                linguafood RE: tatamagouche Jan 5, 2010 11:40 AM

                dito on that!!

          2. kattyeyes RE: wew Jan 5, 2010 08:41 AM

            Many strong signals throughout 2009 from fellow contributors...

            From the New England board -

            Best Dishes in NE List by chowmensch:

            Connecticut Wine Trail by JaneRI:

            From the Home Cooking board -

            Eggplant on the wafflebaker! Try it. by scuzzo:

            Got a good salad dressing recipe? by whosyerkitty:

            SOUP, SOUP, SOUP by sdv231:

            Yes, there's some noise amid the signal, but there are too many good recipes in this thread that outweigh it.

            How 'bout some COOL soups for warmer weather?

            From General Chowhounding -

            Blue Cheese [split from Purist thread] by moh:

            The dangers of making desserts when bored by bigfellow:

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              Caitlin McGrath RE: kattyeyes Jan 5, 2010 11:30 AM

              scuzzo posted his excellent waffled eggplant suggestion in October 2007!

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                kattyeyes RE: Caitlin McGrath Jan 5, 2010 11:36 AM

                HA HA HA, I just realized that. It was bumped in '09 and that's when I first found it...I never noticed it was two years old! OOPS, well, let's just call that a "classic" then. ;)

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                  kattyeyes RE: Caitlin McGrath Jan 5, 2010 05:24 PM

                  Substitute alkapal's 20009 waffle thread, please, for scuzzo's classic from '07...but that's where I learned of it...and both alkasis and scuzzo had creative additions here:
                  brown sugar bacon waffles! ..... or your creations? by alkapal:
                  Have YOU tried chili with cornbread waffles yet? Coming again soon to MY kitchen!

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                    danhole RE: kattyeyes Jan 8, 2010 10:31 AM

                    They serve a chili and waffle for brunch, at a local Cafe here in Houston. Not sure if they are cornbread, though. I haven't tried it because they make the best darn quiches ever, but with this frigid weather I just might - if I can get warm enough to leave this house!

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                      kattyeyes RE: danhole Jan 8, 2010 10:56 AM

                      Stay home, grab your waffle iron and game on!
                      Waffle info:
                      Dinner is served here (enjoy full screen!):

              2. southernitalian RE: wew Jan 5, 2010 11:40 AM

                I've never been to MSP, yet I looked forward to and enjoyed all of jfood's restaurant reviews when he travelled there.

                1. bushwickgirl RE: wew Jan 7, 2010 04:25 AM

                  My favorite read was the magic house thread (a lighthearted look at food safety...)

                  bigfellow's What's for Dinner is an ongoing, inspiring read, book-worthy.

                  fourunder's contributions to the culinary skill of roasting meat is book-worthy, also. I mean that in a nice way.

                  Amusing menu gaffes, need I say more.

                  Left lasagna out, can I still eat it...continues to get traffic.

                  Conversely, anything with the words "white sauce," "bechamel," or "how to cook eggs"
                  I avoided like the plague after 10 minutes of rubber necking.

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