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Zach
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Am I a bruthish cave man?



I've always considered myself a fairly meticulous cook but today I got a small mag titled Cook's Illustrated in the mail ...about 20 pages. Some suggestions:

1. Organize your spice cabinet by alphabet left to right.

2. When grating cheese do it in a large zip lock bag that contains your hand, the grater and the cheese so it catches all the fly away bits.

3. To prevent unsightly oil stains around your olive oil bottle wrap a cotton tennis wrist band around it. Wash the wrist band as needed.

4. Clean your mushrooms with your toothbrush and then throw your toothbrush in the dish washer before brushing your teeth with it.

5. Instead of chopping chile peppers with a knife or food processor, just put them in a hand held garlic press.

Any of you folks do any of this?








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BRgetthenet
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The Cooks Illustrated staff lives in a bubble, with a very strange man running the show.

I don't want to be like him.






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Gaston
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Am I a bruthish cave man?


Do you consider habachi a culinary delicacy?






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Zach
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Do you consider habachi a culinary delicacy?


Uh, I thought an habachi was a little bitty bbq grill for people who lived on the second floor of an apt complex.






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ProudLSUMom
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1. Organize your spice cabinet by alphabet left to right.


I have done this for the past 30 years. A few months ago my husband decided to organize the spices by bottle size. When I questioned why he did that he explained he thought he was helping me out an he NEVER noticed that the spices were in alphabetical order.

The man cooks as often as I do and he never noticed that in 30 years!!!






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Gaston
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You sir are not a brutish caveman in my unprofessional opinion.

I have one of those little Lodge grills and it'll throw a mean sear on a couple of steaks.







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hungryone
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I loathe Cook's Illustrated. As if there could be one single "best" way to roast a chicken, or any of the other countless things they love to codify. It's seriously weak on ethnic foods.





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BRgetthenet
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Who wouldn't go drinking with this crew?



Oh wait, me.






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BRgetthenet
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You could have cleaned the rust off.





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tirebiter
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My wife used to get CI. The recipes/prep can be so time consuming it's not worth the effort. From a man's perspective, that is what restaurants are for.

That list of 5:






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HungryTiger
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How the hell do they grate cheese with their hands in zip loc bags? The sweat band on the olive oil bottle suggestion is one of the stupider things I've ever heard.





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Zach
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The man cooks as often as I do and he never noticed that in 30 years!!!

Hey, I've been married to Lucy for 17 years. Last year I asked her to unload the dishwasher while I was mowing the grass. She had never unloaded the dishwasher. When I came in I had to replace everything that she put in the wrong cabinets.

To this day she doesn't even put dishes in the dishwasher because she has no idea how to do it. She puts them in the sink for me.






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BRgetthenet
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I appreciate all the recipes. That's about it.

The taste testing and product reviews are the stuff of F&DB legend.







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Zach
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My wife used to get CI.

I don't pay for it. It just came in the mail. It's one of those those address trading things. If your wife actually paid for it you should spank her tonight and tell her that Zach recommended it.






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Gris Gris
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I didn't know you were a meticulous cook, Zach.





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Bill Parker?
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1. Organize your spice cabinet by alphabet left to right.


Done this, and many other sensible things, for years. Then I got married and found the basil next to the thyme and realized I was in for a long fight.






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timbo
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I really dig Cooks Illustrated. I think their recipes are pretty damn good. And they do have some good suggestions. (Although some of the ones you listed are kind of dumb)





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Zach
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I didn't know you were a meticulous cook, Zach.

Hey, after I take a crap I always wipe my hands on the Golden Retriever.






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Gris Gris
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Wow





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BRgetthenet
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You and Gris are supposed to be the role models around here.





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