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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    black beans are among the fastest cooking. unsoaked black beans will be done after 2 hours at a gentle simmer. if not completely done, within 10 minutes. I don't think it's worth a pressure cooker for that (since it's all passive cooking time). When you get into some of the harder beans, kidneys, pintos, navys and some of the "heirloom" crosses, then maybe a pressure cooker would be more worthwhile.
    probably the best solution for you, conne, would be to cook up a big batch on sunday afternoon, and then reheat through the week.
     
  2. Connemara

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    Yeah...good call on the Sunday thing. I use a lot of different beans, and there are like 50 different dried varieties where I shop. Might end up going the pressure cooking route. Thanks for the advice!
     
  3. foodguy

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    the thing about beans is that 90% of the cooking time you're sitting back and ... well, doing whatever conne does in his spare time. if y ou were a busy indian housewife trying to get dals on the table in 20 minutes, i could see that a lot more.
     
  4. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Yeah. Beans tend to freeze well too, so it would be easy to cook up half a pound of whatever and save the remainder.
     
  5. foodguy

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    i usually cook a pound at a time ... a little pork (saltpork, pancetta, etc), some chopped onions and garlic. a pound of beans, 6 cups of water, bring to a simmer on top of the stove and then bake at 350 until done. salt to taste halfway through. At the end (depending on the bean), i'll garnish ... maybe with chopped mustard greens or kale, maybe with cooked italian sausage. last time with leftover roast goose, chopped up.
    that will usually make enough for ms. foodguy and i to eat 2-3 times, with enough for any guests who happen to drop by.
     
  6. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I never put them in the oven, usually do stovetop only. But I'll try your method sometime.
     
  7. foodguy

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    oven works better. stovetop is harder to maintain the perfect light simmer.
    and if you don't have a cast-iron dutch oven, buy one.
     
  8. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I gave my wife a Dutch oven last night
     
  9. foodguy

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    i'm sure it was appreciated.
     
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    Thanks to foodguy for solving ridiculous things that should have never been a problem.

    Even if you don't want to use his solution, what is so difficult about putting beans in a pot with some water and putting it on the counter/refrigerator/whatever?
     
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  11. foodguy

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    there's nothing difficult about it. it just takes thinking about the night before. that's something i almost never do.
     
  12. Connemara

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    My aunt gave me one she never used. It's...Emeril's brand. :embar:
     
  13. L'Incandescent

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    Maybe it is just the port wine talking whatever time to air my views about the '90s (don't get it). All I keep hearing is oh the '90s this and the '90s that's when music was still good and real and authentic ("hey-yay-yay what's goin' awn?"). Also how in the '90s people had a happiness of soul that's been lost in our times of corruption and decrepitude. Man I don't even know what the hell people are talking about it was a bullshit decade and that's just how I view it. ("No way, hoo hoo hoo things was earnest and heartfelt back in those day-yay-yay-yays what's goin' awn?")
     
  14. acidboy

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    the 90s also brought us "come on barbie let's go party, oh oh oh yeah", "new kids on the block have a bunch of hits, chinese food makes me sick", "I did it all for the nookie, come on, the nookie, come on, so you can take that cookie", "near far wherever you are I believe my heart will go on" and "heeey macarena, aha" among other gems.
     
  15. kashmir

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    those are I guess started by 20somethings whose childhood is in the 90s (me included) so basically it's the yearning for the childhood itself because they are growing up now, not the actual 90s

    the 90s things that I consume now are the ones with the existential/industrial themes; all this Soundgarden, NIN, Massive Attack, I like em
     
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    Happiness of Soul? Maybe its b/c they were watching nickelodeon?

    The 90's brought us:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    Was Lou Bega 90's or 2000's? That was awful.
     
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    As a Gen X/Y cusp whose entire teenage life occurred in the 90s, I can confidently say there is very little about that decade that warrants nostalgia. There were some high points, mostly at the beginning and end, but, speaking generally, it was pretty meh.
     
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    i'm going to see a 90's band tonight. fuck yeah.
     
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    Finally have the chance to see that Dishwalla-Better than Ezra co-headlining tour?
     

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