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  1. The definitive HARD LIQUOR thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So, since maybe January or a bit before of this year, I've been exploring more Irish whiskies. For me, I haven't yet gone up to Redbreast 12 or, from the other place, the Laphroaig 10 (both are at about the entry level for top-notch stuff: ...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 07 May 2021 02:16 PM
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  2. Red face Did i destroy my microwave? (Need answer kinda fast)

    I put a bowl with unpopped kernels in a plastic bowl in my microwave. I saw flames, quickly opened the door. Flames died right down, no smoke, bowl didn't scorch.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 08 Jan 2018 10:00 PM
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  3. Things you've tried and/or like on your pizza *Quik-E-List*

    Broccoli and garlic.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 05 Jul 2011 05:19 PM
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    14 Sep 2017 09:52 AM Go to last post
  4. The new post good stuff about poetry and stuff, prefer new, but about other people

    I just found this gem, which is new to me, and I think it's about time to start thinking about stuff with words again. True to my thoughts, the only stuff I packed in my little shoulder bag (besides some sheet music, because I have brain damage...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 28 May 2016 07:47 PM
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    10 Aug 2017 02:42 AM Go to last post
  5. Dr. Carin Bondar why is she called "biologist with a twist"

    Goddammit I am very upset I looked her name up on google. There's like all these cheesecake photos and whatever. (a) wth is people's problems (b) i don't say leave her alone -- she clearly enjoys her appearance and whatever desire that may...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 16 Apr 2014 05:16 PM
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    21 Apr 2014 05:09 PM Go to last post
  6. IsSo

    When I first got into the web, it was for stuff like food and music and stuff. Like there is these whole things about that stuff. Full of knowledgeable people and whatever, and just like IRL some handles got to be like ridiculous and lots of...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 10 Apr 2014 07:45 PM
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  7. Pancake Day

    It's Pancake Day, more formally known as Shrove Tuesday, or even Jif Lemon Day in the UK because of clever advertising. Regardless, it's THE day for eating pancakes on and not just normal pancakes, but all varieties of pancake topping as well. So...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Feb 2012 09:38 AM
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    14 Feb 2013 09:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Russell Stover: a box full of lies

    Due to various holiday-related circumstances, I found myself the designated recipient of a box of Russell Stover candy. For those unfamiliar with the name, Russell Stover is the most popular brand of drugstore chocolate sold in America. If a...

    Started by terrifel‎, 27 Dec 2012 01:53 PM
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    28 Dec 2012 11:36 AM Go to last post
  9. Olive Garden customers afraid of capers, pesto

    No kidding: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/21/olive-garden-capers-pesto_n_1163544.html Prefer "cheesy, chickeny things."

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 22 Dec 2011 08:48 PM
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    04 Dec 2012 08:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Serving spaghetti bolognese

    Random food question. Do you serve the bolognese on top of the spaghetti, or do you make a hole in the middle of the spaghetti for it?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 13 Sep 2012 08:44 AM
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    18 Sep 2012 05:03 AM Go to last post
  11. The produce quiz!

    I got 8 out of 10, frankly guessing on two. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/spring-produce-quiz_n_1382731.html#quiz_2655 Thank you, Food Network. I am wiser for my time with you.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 28 Mar 2012 11:17 AM
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    20 Apr 2012 07:31 AM Go to last post
  12. The Hot Dog stuffed crust pizza?

    It exists. This holy mecca of foods has been created. Seriously, is there any way it could get any better?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 13 Apr 2012 01:30 PM
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    13 Apr 2012 11:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Chocolate keeps you slim.

    Finally, a science report that I can fully endorse and I'll ignore any naysayers who might claim otherwise. Science has shown that eating small but regular amounts of chocolate can keep you slim. Yay for science :madsci: And easter is just...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 27 Mar 2012 08:47 AM
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  14. McDonald's India Menu

    This is fascinating! And when did ketchup become "flashy?" http://www.mcdonaldsindia.com/deserts.html As a vegetarian, I am jealous of all the tasty-looking stuff we don't get.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 20 Feb 2012 05:06 PM
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  15. Bud Light Platium: The Anti Sam Adams

    Check out this commercial: Tell me if it's just me: This ad makes the product seem sterile and characterless. The colors, even the name, Platinum, feels nothing like something you'd want to ingest. I compare this add to any Sam...

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 20 Feb 2012 05:44 PM
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    21 Feb 2012 05:36 AM Go to last post
  16. Get Well Soon Soup

    Heinz have dusted off one of their better ideas. Being able to personalise a Can of Tomato Soup with a "Get Well Soon" Message and have it sent to someone ill. Admittedtly, it costs £1.99 and takes 3 days to deliver, by which time the...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 20 Jan 2012 10:28 AM
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    21 Jan 2012 09:44 AM Go to last post

    You didn't know we were having monthly cooking contests? Well. That's probably because I just decided we are. Also this month is actually more of a baking contest. Anyway. December's cooking baking contest challenge is.... MAKE AN EDIBLE...

    Started by RabbitMage‎, 26 Nov 2011 04:49 AM
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    15 Dec 2011 05:23 PM Go to last post
  18. Poll Poll: Red or White

    Its strange but when younger, on those occasions where I had to drink wine, it was invariably white, couldn't stand red, it just seemed to taste dry and wrong. Nowadays, I seem to have almost grown into the taste of red wine and will enjoy it on...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 Nov 2011 04:04 PM
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    01 Dec 2011 03:29 PM Go to last post
  19. Most polarizing holiday food items

    This from today's Huffpost: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zagat/classic-holiday-foods_b_1100040.html#s488058&title=Fruitcake

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 21 Nov 2011 12:20 PM
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    23 Nov 2011 08:40 PM Go to last post
  20. Share a recipe!

    I'm finding or coming up with something new a couple of times a week, but I never have anybody to really inflict my discoveries on. To that end, I am inflicting them on all of you. Of course, you're welcome to inflict right back. Vegetarian...

    Started by Zuul‎, 18 Nov 2011 08:34 PM
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    21 Nov 2011 07:58 PM Go to last post
  21. Pizza is a Vegetable. WTF?

    You read that correctly, in America, pizza is classified as a vegetable because it has a smear of tomato paste across the top of it. It counts as one of your five-a-day according to Congress who have turned down a challenge to the existing rule...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 18 Nov 2011 01:54 PM
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  22. Now Burger King is using "artisan"-style buns. Ugh.

    Man, when a buzz word catches on, it sticks. With this post I officially whine about the food-marketing band wagon and my already being sick of anything "artisan."

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 17 Nov 2011 02:48 PM
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  23. It's chilly outside...how about some soup recipes?

    Anyone got a good one? Bonus points if it's a crockpot recipe!

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 10 Nov 2011 11:14 AM
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    10 Nov 2011 04:31 PM Go to last post
  24. World's Largest Chocolate bar

    Thank you Thorntons, thank you. A 4 metre square chocolate bar. Now where is my invite?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 12 Oct 2011 09:34 AM
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    12 Oct 2011 09:34 AM Go to last post
  25. The Killer Kismot

    A charity competition in Edinburgh to eat the hottest dish that a curry house could make has ended up with two of the contestants going to hospital as their bodies were not able to take the heat. Ok, they ramped up the heat by using hottest...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 06 Oct 2011 08:40 AM
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    07 Oct 2011 05:03 AM Go to last post
  26. When you're offered food you don't want...

    How do you handle it? How would you prefer a polite guest respond if you offer them food that it turns out they dislike? My niece and her boyfriend came over at dinner time tonight, uninvited. I'd made extra, as I'd intended on saving leftovers,...

    Started by Zuul‎, 29 Sep 2011 06:08 PM
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    30 Sep 2011 03:22 PM Go to last post
  27. Obama - Vegemite Hater

    If the POTUS says it's horrible, its horrible. It doesn't matter that Julia Gillard thinks its ok. And the US Customs are trying to prevent the spread of this vile stuff. Only the convicts complained and Kevin Rudd was allowed to take it into the...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 20 Sep 2011 05:45 AM
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    20 Sep 2011 08:19 AM Go to last post
  28. Single Serving Pie in a Jar

    What a gloriously elegant idea. You fill a small canning jar with pie crust and pie filling, then freeze it. Whenever you're feeling like just a bit of pie (or an adorable gift to give someone) you just take it out and bake! I need to find...

    Started by Zuul‎, 14 Sep 2011 10:32 AM
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  29. Kendal Mint Cake

    Someone, just gave me a packet of Kendal Mint Cake and I had forgotten just how gorgeous this stuff tastes. Is this a pecularly British food or are the equivalents abroad?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 02 Sep 2011 08:48 AM
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    14 Sep 2011 09:32 AM Go to last post
  30. Ice Cream request?

    I really fancy an Apple and Blackberry flavour Ice Cream about now. No idea why? Anyone know where I can find one?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 Aug 2011 10:14 AM
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    14 Sep 2011 09:13 AM Go to last post
  31. Does salt make a difference?

    There is a large online campaign developing due to the change in recipe of one of Britain's favourites HP Sauce. The owners have changed the recipe slightly and reduced the salt content. Just a simple little change, but it appears to have had a...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 12 Sep 2011 09:22 AM
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  32. One Lunar Pizza to go

    Dominos are now considering how to build a franchise on the moon for when it becomes settled by pioneering astronauts. Is it April already?? Don't believe me? Here you go. What on earth could you order, the Margharita with asteroids and...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 01 Sep 2011 07:07 AM
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  33. What's your favourite breakfast?

    Mine's an Ulster Fry minus the meat. Something like this, with a mug of tea. Eggs either fried or scrambled. fried tomato. potato bread. soda bread.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 17 Aug 2011 06:14 AM
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  34. AC/DC's Aussie Wine

    That most cultured of Rock Bands AC/DC have released several types of own wine named after several of their songs in collabaration with a major Australian Wine producer. Anyone for a glass of You Shook Me All Night Long muscat. More here....

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 16 Aug 2011 08:28 AM
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  35. I have angst. I am also quite pleased. Basically, I'm conflicted.

    So, two guys at work are retiring. As a member of the local union, I took upon myself to get them retirement presents. After checking with their closer work mates, I confirmed that Scotch might be a good choice. Today I bought one bottle of 10yo...

    Started by Claptree‎, 04 Mar 2011 01:34 PM
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  36. Poll Poll: How do you drink your coffee?

    This is important, after all it's about coffee. So, how do you drink it?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Oct 2010 07:41 AM
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    05 Aug 2011 05:36 PM Go to last post
  37. I'm not too much of a beer snob to admit it...

    ...but Bud Light Lime goes down REAAALLY nice on a very hot day. Make no mistake, I'm as big a beer snob as anyone who ever brewed an all-malt ale with only noble hops and discussed the relative merits of obscure Belgian lambics. But I allow...

    Started by Laughing Lagomorph‎, 11 Jul 2010 05:54 PM
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    05 Aug 2011 05:33 PM Go to last post
  38. Introduced on this day in 1982:

    Wait for it... Diet Coke Hard to remember a world without it.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 12 Jul 2011 10:53 AM
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  39. Food pictures!

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 06 Jul 2011 10:02 AM
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    06 Jul 2011 10:38 AM Go to last post
  40. New (old) Schlitz.

    Wondering if anyone here has tried the new "60s Formula" Schlitz. Drank nothing but the new (old) Schlitz yesterday, and it made me sad. Sad because common American beer once had some real character, if this stuff does, in fact,...

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 04 Jul 2011 12:09 PM
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    04 Jul 2011 10:24 PM Go to last post
  41. The worst recipe I have ever read

    I collect cookbooks, great and terrible. The terrible ones are usually sociologically interesting, and sometimes when my middle-American-1960s roots get the better of me, I even secretly like some of the heavily processed, high-fat glop that passed...

    Started by Hatshepsut‎, 25 Jun 2011 04:00 AM
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    26 Jun 2011 12:24 AM Go to last post
  42. Things I'm craving right now

    Broth and bread.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 13 Jun 2011 09:48 AM
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    13 Jun 2011 02:25 PM Go to last post
  43. Nutty Goodness! *Quik-E-List*

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 04 Jun 2011 02:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04 Jun 2011 03:04 PM Go to last post
  44. Flavour combos that shouldn't work...

    ... but really, really do. Right now I am eating rice with a sauce I made. The main ingredients are butter, roast wattleseed powder*, and nutmeg. Tuna and corn are thrown in, too. These flavours work brilliantly together. It should be more of...

    Started by AllWalker‎, 31 May 2011 04:03 AM
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    02 Jun 2011 05:16 PM Go to last post
  45. Marmite banned in Denmark

    A law has been introduced banning the sale any food product that contains added vitamins. It was introduced in 2004 and Kelloggs had to remove several breakfast cereals and Vegemite was banned, but only now has the law been applied to Marmite. ...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 May 2011 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 12
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    26 May 2011 03:41 AM Go to last post
  46. Poll Poll: What's your fallback meal-that's-not-really-a-meal?

    You know, the thing you eat when you don't feel like making dinner, but want something that's not quite junk food?

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 06 May 2011 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    15 May 2011 10:06 AM Go to last post
  47. The Perfect Picnic

    Summer is coming and with it warm, weather, blue skies and the chance to eat outdoors on the lawn. Would you stick with sandwiches and fruit squash. How about a few savoury dishes and maybe a bottle of lemonade. For the refined perhaps a...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 04 May 2011 07:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    06 May 2011 04:08 AM Go to last post
  48. Benders! Booze and food combos that will certainly make you hork! *Quik-E-List*

    Please pair some type of liquor with a food item. Let's assume you can only consume those two items until you hork. What combos would be nastiest?

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 23 Apr 2011 02:53 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    24 Apr 2011 10:23 AM Go to last post
  49. Poll Poll: Olives! Love'm or lump'm?


    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 12 Apr 2011 01:17 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    21 Apr 2011 10:46 PM Go to last post

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