There's so much going on in Talk and the comments week to week that we almost can't keep up. If you're in the same boat, here's a small selection of topics and responses that have piqued our interest this week.

Talk: Julia Child: 'You can't use duck fat for anything'

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"OMG! Julia must have been having a moment of sheer insanity ~ "throw away duck fat." She probably had a little too much wine..."duncan1205

Serious Entertaining: How To Throw a Pizza Party

"If the first beer kicks in after the last guest arrives, you're doing it wrong! :)" Mike N.

The Pizza Lab: The Baking Steel Delivers

"I'll be sure to let you all know if I die. I guess if my My Pie Monday contributions stop, you'll know. But for now, I'm young(ish) and very poor :-)" atmast on using a homemade version.

[ Editor's note: We will hold a Serious Entertaining pizza party in your honor if this occurs.]

Talk: Does Eating Hamburgers Affect Your Monkey Insurance?

"Kenji, I am pleased to see that you have correctly identified chest-pounds as a unit of time. Most people consider that to be a unit of mass."gb944

"And remember, as with cows.....never stand behind a sneezing monkey."CJ McD

[Video: Return of the Pink Panther - Blind man and Monkey. Source: YouTube (Thanks for the rec, CJ McD)]

What's The Upper Limit on Free Refills?

"It would make a great article if you sat at the table and kept ordering refills until they asked you to leave."redfish

"To quote Kenny Shopsin: you "could get three refills and take the glass home with [you], and I would still make a profit""John F.

Weekend Cook and Tell: Cooking on the Quick

"I try to keep cooked rice (converted rice, I confess) and/or cooked pasta in the fridge, so making a stir fry or a pasta salad or quick pasta meal with a quick sauce is just a matter of 10 or 15 minutes. Assume salt and black pepper to taste. "lemonfair


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