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2021-04-13 4:01:01 AM  
They have a place, but a good wooden spoon is infinitely more useful.and versatile.
 
2021-04-13 4:20:31 AM  

anuran: They have a place, but a good wooden spoon is infinitely more useful.and versatile.


I respectfully disagree. With a soupçon of manual dexterity, cooking with chopsticks gives more control.

Caveat. I'm talking about a one or two serving stir fry. If you're doing a party platter fried rice dish, go to town with a wooden spoon.
 
2021-04-13 4:29:09 AM  

Ragin' Asian: anuran: They have a place, but a good wooden spoon is infinitely more useful.and versatile.

I respectfully disagree. With a soupçon of manual dexterity, cooking with chopsticks gives more control.

Caveat. I'm talking about a one or two serving stir fry. If you're doing a party platter fried rice dish, go to town with a wooden spoon.


I disagree as respectfully as you do, and without the clumsy attempt at a subtle insult. I have been cooking with chopsticks for more than thirty years, eating with them for forty and had excellent dexterity with them up until COVID long-hauling and will again. Not my first rodeo. They just don't have as many uses and aren't as good as a well proportioned spoon at most of them. Even Mrs. Nuran who learned her Chinese cooking at her mother's knee has given up on them except for a few specialized tasks. They are first rate for a bunch of stuff, half passed for almost everything else.
 
2021-04-13 5:37:04 AM  
This Canadian stand-off is killing me.

Knife is the way.  Cut, stab, scrap, scoop.  Just don't use to stir.

/arguing just to argue.
 
2021-04-13 5:39:10 AM  
Ok, but you need a lot of them to get a fire going.
 
2021-04-13 7:08:57 AM  
Prior to living in Hawai'i; "This is just crazy talk. Who the blazes could take this seriously?"

Since living in Hawai'i; "Well, duh! Thank you Captain Obvious!"

But the same could be said of rice cookers, musubi, and formal aloha shirts.
 
2021-04-13 7:13:22 AM  

anuran: Ragin' Asian: anuran: They have a place, but a good wooden spoon is infinitely more useful.and versatile.

I respectfully disagree. With a soupçon of manual dexterity, cooking with chopsticks gives more control.

Caveat. I'm talking about a one or two serving stir fry. If you're doing a party platter fried rice dish, go to town with a wooden spoon.

I disagree as respectfully as you do, and without the clumsy attempt at a subtle insult. I have been cooking with chopsticks for more than thirty years, eating with them for forty and had excellent dexterity with them up until COVID long-hauling and will again. Not my first rodeo. They just don't have as many uses and aren't as good as a well proportioned spoon at most of them. Even Mrs. Nuran who learned her Chinese cooking at her mother's knee has given up on them except for a few specialized tasks. They are first rate for a bunch of stuff, half passed for almost everything else.


I hate when we fight. Let's just get this and make out.

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2021-04-13 7:30:09 AM  

makerofbadjokes: This Canadian stand-off is killing me.

Knife is the way.  Cut, stab, scrap, scoop.  Just don't use to stir.

/arguing just to argue.


now giggling in tears, trying not to Urkel-snort beer out me nose. mom+dad can't you please just get along!

and seriously, knife does 90% of the work en-cucina.

...

meh, I cook with chopsticks. I also cook with cheap dollar-tree silicone. huh, I should really buy a dozen more of these.

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but I also-also cook with kickass dreamfarm nonsensery (no, no, I did not pay retail for a set of these, it was NIB at the beloved pre-plague-era upscale thrift store. 2 big ones and 2 small ones, maybe came to $3+tax.)

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2021-04-13 7:37:54 AM  

Ragin' Asian: anuran: Ragin' Asian: anuran: They have a place, but a good wooden spoon is infinitely more useful.and versatile.

I respectfully disagree. With a soupçon of manual dexterity, cooking with chopsticks gives more control.

Caveat. I'm talking about a one or two serving stir fry. If you're doing a party platter fried rice dish, go to town with a wooden spoon.

I disagree as respectfully as you do, and without the clumsy attempt at a subtle insult. I have been cooking with chopsticks for more than thirty years, eating with them for forty and had excellent dexterity with them up until COVID long-hauling and will again. Not my first rodeo. They just don't have as many uses and aren't as good as a well proportioned spoon at most of them. Even Mrs. Nuran who learned her Chinese cooking at her mother's knee has given up on them except for a few specialized tasks. They are first rate for a bunch of stuff, half passed for almost everything else.

I hate when we fight. Let's just get this and make out.

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Don't diss the spork after I hiked across the country in 2012 I actually didn't see the reason to own another piece of flatware except for a knife.

I still routinely use my haululite pots to help cook up things In the kitchen.

As an aside, never used cooking chopsticks, I'm intrigued and also does sound like a fantastic way to do fajitas or bacon
 
2021-04-13 8:00:15 AM  

Laobaojun: Prior to living in Hawai'i; "This is just crazy talk. Who the blazes could take this seriously?"

Since living in Hawai'i; "Well, duh! Thank you Captain Obvious!"

But the same could be said of rice cookers, musubi, and formal aloha shirts.


Rice cookers are a stupid waste of money and counter space.. The cheap ones don't do anything a good pot won't do better.  I don't know about the expensive ones, because I ain't dropping $250 on a rice cooker.

//Counterspace is more important than cost.
 
2021-04-13 8:06:29 AM  

EvilEgg: Laobaojun: Prior to living in Hawai'i; "This is just crazy talk. Who the blazes could take this seriously?"

Since living in Hawai'i; "Well, duh! Thank you Captain Obvious!"

But the same could be said of rice cookers, musubi, and formal aloha shirts.

Rice cookers are a stupid waste of money and counter space.. The cheap ones don't do anything a good pot won't do better.  I don't know about the expensive ones, because I ain't dropping $250 on a rice cooker.

//Counterspace is more important than cost.


That's what I thought before living in Hawai'i.
When rice is on the plate three meals a day, you look at it differently.  And there are plenty of great rice cookers under $100.

Don't get me started on "Rice is all the same, isn't it?" as they're reaching for Uncle Ben's (hork...).
 
2021-04-13 8:18:25 AM  

Laobaojun: EvilEgg: Laobaojun: Prior to living in Hawai'i; "This is just crazy talk. Who the blazes could take this seriously?"

Since living in Hawai'i; "Well, duh! Thank you Captain Obvious!"

But the same could be said of rice cookers, musubi, and formal aloha shirts.

Rice cookers are a stupid waste of money and counter space.. The cheap ones don't do anything a good pot won't do better.  I don't know about the expensive ones, because I ain't dropping $250 on a rice cooker.

//Counterspace is more important than cost.

That's what I thought before living in Hawai'i.
When rice is on the plate three meals a day, you look at it differently.  And there are plenty of great rice cookers under $100.

Don't get me started on "Rice is all the same, isn't it?" as they're reaching for Uncle Ben's (hork...).


Rice, three meals a day, doesn't that get a little boring?
 
2021-04-13 8:25:27 AM  
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/seriously, I think I have 4 pairs of tongs
//as with most things, OXO makes a really pair at a good price
 
2021-04-13 8:34:37 AM  

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/seriously, I think I have 4 pairs of tongs
//as with most things, OXO makes a really pair at a good price


I hate the silicon tipped tongs, they don't have the grippy.  I have some for my non-stick, but I vastly prefer the metal ones.
 
2021-04-13 9:04:28 AM  

EvilEgg: RogermcAllen: A challenger appears:
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/seriously, I think I have 4 pairs of tongs
//as with most things, OXO makes a really pair at a good price

I hate the silicon tipped tongs, they don't have the grippy.  I have some for my non-stick, but I vastly prefer the metal ones.


The OXO aren't silicone, they are hard plastic for exactly that reason.
 
2021-04-13 9:25:37 AM  

RogermcAllen: EvilEgg: RogermcAllen: A challenger appears:
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/seriously, I think I have 4 pairs of tongs
//as with most things, OXO makes a really pair at a good price

I hate the silicon tipped tongs, they don't have the grippy.  I have some for my non-stick, but I vastly prefer the metal ones.

The OXO aren't silicone, they are hard plastic for exactly that reason.


Those OXO folks really know their shiat, they seem to make the best kitchen tools out there.
 
2021-04-13 9:36:39 AM  

Axeofjudgement: my haululite pots


hunh! I knew GSI, but haululite was an entirely new word to me.
 
2021-04-13 9:40:55 AM  

EvilEgg: Laobaojun: EvilEgg: Laobaojun: Prior to living in Hawai'i; "This is just crazy talk. Who the blazes could take this seriously?"

Since living in Hawai'i; "Well, duh! Thank you Captain Obvious!"

But the same could be said of rice cookers, musubi, and formal aloha shirts.

Rice cookers are a stupid waste of money and counter space.. The cheap ones don't do anything a good pot won't do better.  I don't know about the expensive ones, because I ain't dropping $250 on a rice cooker.

//Counterspace is more important than cost.

That's what I thought before living in Hawai'i.
When rice is on the plate three meals a day, you look at it differently.  And there are plenty of great rice cookers under $100.

Don't get me started on "Rice is all the same, isn't it?" as they're reaching for Uncle Ben's (hork...).

Rice, three meals a day, doesn't that get a little boring?


Apparently not.
Spend a year outside the tourist parts of Hawai'i (I spent 5) and you'll get used to rice instead of bread or potatoes as "normal".
 
2021-04-13 10:03:25 AM  

Laobaojun: EvilEgg: Laobaojun: EvilEgg: Laobaojun: Prior to living in Hawai'i; "This is just crazy talk. Who the blazes could take this seriously?"

Since living in Hawai'i; "Well, duh! Thank you Captain Obvious!"

But the same could be said of rice cookers, musubi, and formal aloha shirts.

Rice cookers are a stupid waste of money and counter space.. The cheap ones don't do anything a good pot won't do better.  I don't know about the expensive ones, because I ain't dropping $250 on a rice cooker.

//Counterspace is more important than cost.

That's what I thought before living in Hawai'i.
When rice is on the plate three meals a day, you look at it differently.  And there are plenty of great rice cookers under $100.

Don't get me started on "Rice is all the same, isn't it?" as they're reaching for Uncle Ben's (hork...).

Rice, three meals a day, doesn't that get a little boring?

Apparently not.
Spend a year outside the tourist parts of Hawai'i (I spent 5) and you'll get used to rice instead of bread or potatoes as "normal".


I could easily deal with. bonus-difficulty-level: my lazy-dumbass.

could eat loco moco or literally anything-donburi 5 times a day for the rest of my unnatural life.

maaan, now I want eel.

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2021-04-13 10:14:53 AM  
This is exactly the kind of article Big Stick would write to get you to buy more chopsticks
 
2021-04-13 10:18:51 AM  

RogermcAllen: A challenger appears:
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These work as well for me as chop sticks.
Admittedly, not too well.
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2021-04-13 10:23:27 AM  

fasahd: RogermcAllen: A challenger appears:
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These work as well for me as chop sticks.
Admittedly, not too well.
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That or playing bluegrass banjo.
 
2021-04-13 10:25:37 AM  

RogermcAllen: A challenger appears:
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/seriously, I think I have 4 pairs of tongs
//as with most things, OXO makes a really pair at a good price


Those are pretty handy.  We have a pair with the plastic ends as well as just metal.  However, be careful not to drop them.  The tab at the bottom can easily snap off making it annoying to lock them in the closed position.
 
2021-04-13 10:30:26 AM  

fasahd: RogermcAllen: A challenger appears:
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These work as well for me as chop sticks.
Admittedly, not too well.
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EvilEgg: fasahd: RogermcAllen: A challenger appears:
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These work as well for me as chop sticks.
Admittedly, not too well.
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That or playing bluegrass banjo.


*cue Adrien Brody opening*

The Darjeeling Limited Opening Scene
Youtube xYK8r3anY6I
 
2021-04-13 1:10:43 PM  
Let's see you deglaze a pan with chopsticks.
 
2021-04-13 10:03:42 PM  

EvilEgg: Laobaojun: EvilEgg: Laobaojun: Prior to living in Hawai'i; "This is just crazy talk. Who the blazes could take this seriously?"

Since living in Hawai'i; "Well, duh! Thank you Captain Obvious!"

But the same could be said of rice cookers, musubi, and formal aloha shirts.

Rice cookers are a stupid waste of money and counter space.. The cheap ones don't do anything a good pot won't do better.  I don't know about the expensive ones, because I ain't dropping $250 on a rice cooker.

//Counterspace is more important than cost.

That's what I thought before living in Hawai'i.
When rice is on the plate three meals a day, you look at it differently.  And there are plenty of great rice cookers under $100.

Don't get me started on "Rice is all the same, isn't it?" as they're reaching for Uncle Ben's (hork...).

Rice, three meals a day, doesn't that get a little boring?



nope.  I love me some rice.
 
2021-04-13 11:44:02 PM  

Laobaojun: Apparently not.
Spend a year outside the tourist parts of Hawai'i (I spent 5) and you'll get used to rice instead of bread or potatoes as "normal".


Just because rice is normal doesnt mean you have to avoid other starches, geez
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Why not some rice and cassava?

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Or rice and potatoes?

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Rice with brined green bananas.

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Rice with bread.

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Rice with spaghetti.

/aside from the burrito I needed to use Spanish to find the pictures lol
 
2021-04-14 12:04:16 AM  

IHadMeAVision: Why not some rice and cassava?


oh man, yucca-frita is one of my favoritest of the things of the evars.

but spaghetti and rice? now that is an entirely new one on me.
 
2021-04-14 12:17:06 AM  

tintar: but spaghetti and rice? now that is an entirely new one on me.


You've never had lo mein or chow mein in the same meal as white or fried rice? Basically the same idea.
 
2021-04-14 7:08:49 AM  

IHadMeAVision: tintar: but spaghetti and rice? now that is an entirely new one on me.

You've never had lo mein or chow mein in the same meal as white or fried rice? Basically the same idea.


This seems so redundant to me. "Yo Dawg heard you like starch and carbs, so we put carbs in your carbs so you can Carbo load while you Carbo load."
 
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