Look Who's Talkin': Recent Comments We Have Known And Loved
I love watching our Serious Eats community grow every day on all sections of the site, but I especially enjoy the interaction over at Talk, where anyone can jump into a conversation or start a new one if they want to. Here are my favorite comments from Talk over the past week:
"My favorite kitchen companion is my little dog, who calmly but intently watches every move I make at the counter and stovetop. I know he's desparately hoping something will drop into his mouth, but I like to think I am his own personal food network. It is calming to have him there."
- bylime, from Do you like company in the kitchen while you cook?
"I always keep herbs, spices, and a variety of staples on hand:onions, thyme, garlic, shallots,hot peppers, olive oil, citrus, vinegars, wine, flours, braising greens, leeks, rice, potatoes, etc. this allows me to come up with an inordinate amount of combinations. Screw Mark Bittman, I am my own How to Cook Everything. If you just take time when you have it, then when you don't later in the week, you'll be ready. And the more you do this the easier and faster you'll get. Have no fear just bang shit out, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but always it's fun and interesting and a learning experience."
- angrywayne, from What are you cooking for dinner tonight?
"Hemmingway's Bistro in Oak Park, IL is an adorable little French restaurant within the charming Wright Hotel. We didn't expect too much and were blown away by both the service and the food. Good simple French food can be so sexy. Especially with a great bottle of wine and the husband of your dreams smiling at you. Too bad George Clooney couldn't make it and I was stuck with my real husband. Ha! It was by far the most romantic dinner we've ever had. I can't wait to go back."
- gwenpentland, from Where did you have your most romantic dinner?
"The most memorable one in my experience isn't even one I got. Back in college, I was at one of those terrifying mondo-buffets with a large groups of friends and acquaintances, and one of the girls got, "God has given you one face and you make for yourself another." Since she wasn't best known for her honesty, the rest of the table was in stitches (and those of us who recognized the source of the quote were especially delighted). The young woman who got that fortune was none too pleased, though. The only way that one could've been better was if she actually wore heavy makeup."
- the pictsie, from Memorable fortune cookies