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post #7096 of 7342
I have a benriner, but I really prefer the OXO. Much more flexible and really well put together.


It's a bargain at $39, but I think I paid something like $25 for it at a Marshall's.
post #7097 of 7342
Has anyone ever been to something like this?
http://goodfoodfestivals.com/chicago/saturday-festival/good-food-master-class/

Am I just going to be standing in the back of a huge room watching Ruhlman and Polcyn cut up a pig, or will it be more interesting than that?
post #7098 of 7342
Why do pepper mills always come with pepper corns??
post #7099 of 7342
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

My wife took the tip of her finger off with one. That one finger is still flat on the tip, 3 years later. She won't go near the mandoline anymore.

The palm is way worse, though *shudder*

Just the tip?
post #7100 of 7342
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Has anyone ever been to something like this?
http://goodfoodfestivals.com/chicago/saturday-festival/good-food-master-class/

Am I just going to be standing in the back of a huge room watching Ruhlman and Polcyn cut up a pig, or will it be more interesting than that?

these events always seem to be full of a bunch of blowhards.
post #7101 of 7342
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Why do pepper mills always come with pepper corns??

I think I've asked this question ages ago. But I'm serious, let's say I bought a fancy jar of pepper corns and wanted to purchase a new mill (for instance to replace my OTC McCormick black pepper). I can't just purchase an empty mill and pour my fancy new pepper into it. I have to either toss what's in the new mill or go through what's in it.
post #7102 of 7342
AFAIK most Peugeot mills come wihout.
post #7103 of 7342
i have a Peugeot. It's really nice, but i can't get a consistent grind size, the nut always undoes itself into a coarser grind.
post #7104 of 7342
i went through a pepper grinder phase for a little while and still have a few in my cupboard. as far as capacity, flexibility and accuracy of grind, i haven't found anything to rival the Unicorn Magnum. Plus, it sounds like a marital aid. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #7105 of 7342
My marble ikea grinders came without anything inside of them.

I think my plastic target one came empty too...
post #7106 of 7342
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

i went through a pepper grinder phase for a little while and still have a few in my cupboard. as far as capacity, flexibility and accuracy of grind, i haven't found anything to rival the Unicorn Magnum. Plus, it sounds like a marital aid. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i forget if i already asked you this but any recs for mortar and pestles?
post #7107 of 7342
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i forget if i already asked you this but any recs for mortar and pestles?
come with me to the dark side.

I've got maybe a dozen. my wife says i have a problem. for sheer value, the best you can do is a Thai granite m-p ... works as well as provencal marble and i've got a big one that cost less than $30. If you want fancy, the ceramic ones from mason and cash are very good, if pricey. i've also got a couple of japanese ones and maybe a half-dozen molcajetes that are really for ornamental use only -- including one rick bayless gave me years ago with a pig in a chicago bulls uniform with michael jordan's number on it.
post #7108 of 7342
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Has anyone ever been to something like this?
http://goodfoodfestivals.com/chicago/saturday-festival/good-food-master-class/

Am I just going to be standing in the back of a huge room watching Ruhlman and Polcyn cut up a pig, or will it be more interesting than that?

was pretty cool. Ruhlman talked for a bit and then Brian broke down the pig. One half done old world salumi style entirely with a 4-5" curved boning knife, and then the other done the american way (with a saw. taking less than 6 minutes start to finish).



post #7109 of 7342
Why aren't seedless lemons sold widely? I find lemon seeds far more of a nuisance than watermelon seeds, and seedless watermelons are everywhere.
post #7110 of 7342
Because seedless lemons have GMOs inside them and that gives you AIDS.
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