I am currently working a food service position that is very fast paced. We have long stretches of break-neck panic and then a few minutes of downtime. It's a small store and there isn't really a place where we can eat AND get all our stuff together for the next rush. Therefore, I sometimes have customers walk in while I have my mouth horked full of sandwich or taco or whatever. I'm always super embarrassed when this happens but I do have to eat sometime. Food service workers and customers alike, how do you feel about eating in front of the customers? Gauche or forgivable?
Now that I've started cooking dinner for both my boyfriend and I almost every night, I have noticed that I usually give him the best looking bit of the food while serving. I was wondering how you dish out your meals: do you keep the best bits for yourself (to the cook goes the spoils) or do you give them to your dining partner? I never tell him I do it, but it feels wrong to give him the piece that is slightly overcooked/undercooked/etc.
We're starting to learn that my boyfriend is allergic to onion. This is tragic because almost every recipe we use/want to eat has onion in it! I know there's onion power but it leaves a sort of metallic taste in my mouth >. I was wondering if Serious Eaters had any way around this, a vegetable that tastes like onion or some way to reduce his allergic response? I'm willing to experiment!
Help! I bought some fresh herbs for a recipe that only needed a small amount of what I ended up buying. It was the first nice meal I cooked for my boyfriend so I wanted to have fresh herbs and went a little overboard. The next day, my mother mentioned that she had recently bought a lot of fresh herbs from the same place and wasn't going to use them. I thought if anyone could provide me with an herb-tastic recipe, it's you guys. I have thyme, rosemary, parsley, chives, sage, thai basil and lemon thyme. Multiple recipes covering all of these ingredients would be greatly appreciated.
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