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I was offered to cook for a family of vegans 5 nights a week, but decided I would like to maintain my sanity.
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Those actually exist?
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Indeed. They are anemic looking, skeletal types, but so are most of the women you find in lower Fairfield county, most of which pop their kids ritalin to stay thin.
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

I was offered to cook for a family of vegans 5 nights a week, but decided I would like to maintain my sanity.

If they would not affect your future cooking prospects, I would agree to the job, show up the first day and make a MikeDT type of buffett for them.
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It was like a year ago. I'd sooner cook for third offense felons or packs of hyenas.
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Just got a potato ricer. Planning to make mashed and gnocchi....anything else it is good for?
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Was breaking down a pork shoulder the other day and was not happy with getting into the bone with my chef's knife (and didn't like knicking its edge into the bone). So when I saw this old boning knife for cheap, I thought I'd pick it up. Felt good in my had and had a pretty solid feeling blade.



Two questions:
1. Any advice on how to sharpen this thing? Most of the blade is not a problem, but it's got that big curve near the bolster that's not going to work on my waterstone. I don't want to use the corner of the waterstone as I think it would be likely to chip and then it would no longer be flat. I suppose I have a set of "crock sticks" that I could use to sharpen that area (not that it needs to be as sharp as the rest of the knife)...otherwise I was thinking about wrapping fine auto-body sandpaper around a dowel rod that matches the radius of the curve.

2. Anyone know anything about the maker? It just says Burgdorf and when I google it, I just get references to knife makers and sellers located in Burgdorf and nothing talking about knives that are stamped with the name. The seller was trying to make it sound like it was something rare and special, but I couldn't find anything out (and I don't think anyone else knew either since I got it for like $8 instead of the $100 they had set the buy it now for)
post #6863 of 7347
You don't really need to sharpen that area, but if you want to you can either use a ceramic steel or cone shaped stones from King.
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I was offered to cook for a family of vegans 5 nights a week, but decided I would like to maintain my sanity.

how many jobs have you turned down now?
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

how many jobs have you turned down now?


More than imagewis had for offers
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

More than imagewis had for offers

Yeah but that was HR's fault.

Also, has he posted lately? I have him on ignore.
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I almost handed out my first card to a couple last week. The wife got drunk, though, and they left abruptly. My current client's husband is ill (got a parasite while on vacation in India). Hoping he doesn't die. I had a pretty nice dinner planned for his birthday.
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(got a parasite while on vacation in India).

Maybe they just went to The Fat Duck?
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Alcohol question, can making a nutmeg infusion with grain alcohol kill you? I'm taking a class that involves making bitters, but the guy teaching it is an idiot so I just wanted to make sure. They already started the process, and used a stupid amount of nutmeg, like 30 crushed seeds in 400ml of alcohol. On that note, are there any other things that may become poison when infused with alcohol? People have been coming up with some awful ideas, I'm kind of nervous.
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Originally Posted by alexg View Post

Alcohol question, can making a nutmeg infusion with grain alcohol kill you? I'm taking a class that involves making bitters, but the guy teaching it is an idiot so I just wanted to make sure. They already started the process, and used a stupid amount of nutmeg, like 30 crushed seeds in 400ml of alcohol. On that note, are there any other things that may become poison when infused with alcohol? People have been coming up with some awful ideas, I'm kind of nervous.
let us know. on the other hand, if we don't hear anything, we'll guess.
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