What was the most memorable CH thread this past year, in your opinion? [moved from the Not about Food board]
Well, its the end of the year and reflecting on the year past I'm thinking about all the great and not-so-great CH threads I've read since I just recently joined. And this brought to mind the question: To you, what was the most memorable CH thread you read this year and why?
It could be because of the info, it could be because of the content, did it make you shake your head and why, or did you get a good laugh over it....
I don't know if this thread will fly or if there will be alot of responses, but it might be fun to talk about?
Because I learned about something WAY beyond the original intent of the thread and eventually got my own pot moose out of the deal:
Not only because it's cool Chef's is now closer to home, but it's also always fun to have some fun with my local board buddies:
From a learning perspective, I finally bought both almond paste AND bitter almond because of this thread! And I made some kickass almond horns, at the risk of blowing my own (horn)!
Still need to make the almond clouds when I'm not surrounded by so much sweetness. :)
Not sure why this was moved to Site Talk, because it really isn't to discuss the pros/cons of the site, but like the first response, to let us give a shout out to those posters or threads that were of interest or from which we learned in the past year.
Not at ALL about the site per se.
Oh well, RIP this thread because putting it here certainly isn't going to get the responses that were intended by putting it in the Not About Food area. Chowhounds usually only visit this section of the board when there is a site/computer coding issue, not to talk about food related threads.
Ah, freia, it'll show up in the "latest posts" area at least.
I enjoyed the "Chicken Stock "Etiquette" Question" thread:
Always interesting to see what lines folks will, or will not, cross.
Any "I left this out all night" thread. Polarizing but always amusing. When I go to Vegas, I like to watch other people gamble also.
Anything about dehydrating. I should have a bumper sticker that says "ASK ME ABOUT MY DEHYDRATOR".
And my fave CH thread ever (from 2002!) but updated this year, "Absolute Best Risotto You Will EVER Eat":
Seriously. Will make milk shoot out of your nose, even if you're lactose-intolerant.
If you don't subscribe to the free Chow Digest (also at the tab on the top of the page) these were some top 10 threads chosen
General Topics Digest: 2011 Top 10
Home Cooking Digest: 2011 Top 10
Boston Digest: 2011 Top 10
Los Angeles Digest: 2011 Top 10
New York Digest: 2011 Top 10
San Francisco Bay Area Digest: 2011 Top 10
Unfortunately when thinking of memorable posts, the negative ones popped to mind first. What I like to call the moderator hostage post being the most memorable and shameful as far as i was concerned. If there was any saving grace in that one it was that maybe the rules, no matter how obscure to some should not be easily tossed aside.
On the positive side, this was my favorite post
Incredible Cookies from Lousy Ingredients and Pedestrian Recipe
Not surprisingly it sumerized everything that was good about the site.
It didn't need obscene or eye candy shock headlines. It didn't make fun of people like the poor or fat thinly disguised as something more than that. It wasn't about food celebrities or the hot new food trend. It didn't need or expect back pats from people saying how appreciated they were. It wasn't chatty.
It was simply an interesting, informative and fun discussion of food. The kind of post that drew me to this site and in the past had me glued to the screen.
It didn't need bells and whistles. I guess you could say it was like its subject ... magic ... that elusive quality that looks at the ordinary and makes you think about what makes greatness.
The saddest thing to me is that this year some suprising people seem to have lost sight about the site.
"On the positive side, this was my favorite post
Incredible Cookies from Lousy Ingredients and Pedestrian Recipe"
That was a really cool thread. Even though I didn't contribute, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Curiousity compels me, so I must ask... what was the moderator hostage post?
Well, that is just your opinion.
Like I said, some people will think it is them or one thread or another. I don't choose to dredge up the ugly, only the good.
That may be your pick in that category, but it is not necessarily mine.
I was just sad that a number of negative threads were the first ones that came to my mind.
Not refering to the poster of the thread i was thinking of, but i'll just leave anyone who thinks they were the bad ass of the year let's sing 'you're so vain, i bet you think this post is about you ... dontcha, dontcha.
New Years res ... make a joyful noise for the good threads and ignore the rest.
"I was just sad that a number of negative threads were the first ones that came to my mind."
Were you sad because you attribute that to there being a number of negative threads or sad that your mind went to negatives first? It seems to me that most threads are very positive and helpful, especially on Home Cooking and on my local board. I actually can't remember negative threads on my local board, maybe a few little spats but few and far between.