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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Jonny 290 posted:

buy a rice cooker

thinking about an instant pot


already have rice cooker. it would replace it

i agree about rice cooker tho. i buy the big 20kg sacks of rice. itís good poo poo

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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

rotor posted:

lets talk about whats good in salads, i'll start

  • green onions
  • mushrooms
  • pea sprouts
  • watercress
  • thinly sliced radish
  • a nice snap pea or sugar pea
  • peeled carrot
  • celery? eh i'm on the fence
  • peels of turnip

ok now you

thick rare beef in thin slices

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Jonny 290 posted:

so how do yall clean your cast iron anyhoo

water and a plastic scrub brush

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

iím man enough to admit iím not man enough to get my cast iron good enough to cook eggs in

nonstick pan for eggs is still the best way. just donít do like my mum or gf and get it so hot it smokes even tho itís dry

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Gentle Autist posted:

I have one of these and it is very good. It is probably my favourite kitchen tool. my wife doesn't get it

https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Multi-pu...0102371&sr=8-27



its great for scraping poo poo into neat piles and transferring stuff from eg a chopping board to the pan. its good

looks like a knife


I like cleaver style knifes. ďchefsĒ knives can eat poo poo as far as I am concerned

Gentle Autist posted:

i know the internet thinks cast iron is so great for some reason but its really not as good as just a good quality stainless steel pan (i have high-sided cuisinart pans and they are good)

they are annoying to clean and all the 'seasoning' poo poo is not worth the effort. and yes I am dumb and annoying but that doesn't detract from my point

the reality is I manage to cook without loving up food much better on a cast iron than the stainless steel pan I also have. still fat? yep

Cat Face Joe posted:

remember when you guys were super into sous vide

never

fart simpson posted:

get yourself one of these imo



yep this is the poo poo

mine is less intense. like this :




lol a supermarket in nz did a thing collect stamps get knives and I got 4 of those. some people complain they donít keep their edge for long but theyíre fine and the benefit of that is that sharpening is super fast and cos all metal, nothing to break down. iíll have these forever


what food do i cook? oh poo poo i donít normally bother for myself. cook for my kids. tonight i donít have kids so iíll get kfc probably because idgaf about life lmao

Shaggar posted:

i like to buy meat in bulk and then portion, season, vacuum seal, and freeze it. then when i want something ez i just pull one out and toss it in the sous vide

drat i want a vacuum sealer

but mostly in case i ever get bothered to grow portobello mushrooms again

rotor posted:

i still think sous vide is gross

it makes the least appealing looking food ever



lol

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Lake of Methane posted:

hell yeah we're rounding the corner into tree-bean salad season



yum
bean

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Bloody posted:

chefs knives can eat poo poo. anyway here's my chefs knife

:argh: its a santoku :argh: not a chefs knife :argh: its a slightly different shape :argh:

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

good pizza is food heroin

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

thats not to say its a fine food. anything but. its just hits all those food requirements to dump as much dopamine in the brain as possible

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Gentle Autist posted:

its not a knife cos itís not sharp, the edge is square. they are also known as dough knives which is annoying but they are used in commercial kitchens o think to help with scooping up dough then quickly cutting it into smaller loaves/buns

i got the idea after seeing them in use on bake off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl70qh52t9k

jesus mate how much bread do you drown

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

mediaphage posted:

cooking with an immersion circulator is great

it makes food look like wet socks

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

mediaphage posted:

yeah good editing of my post to leave out the part where i talk about how it's one step in the cooking process

how does it feel to get so owned

Silver Alicorn posted:

the most cooking I really do is heating up a can of soup. I’m terminally helpless

it's fine. cooking is overrated.

if I could flick a switch so I never needed to eat again I'd be fine.

eating is a burden and good tasting food is either bad for me or requires too much effort or money

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

mediaphage posted:

lol ok

just go drink some soylent then i guess

good food doesnít have to be super complicated or really bad for you.

soylent wouldnít satisfy me

itís not that i donít like food, i do, thatís the problem. not being a piece of poo poo food wise is very difficult. people who donít have a problem with food are like people who have never tried drugs telling heroin addicts that sunshine and a cold shower are all you need to feel good. i have a problem with food. in my fantasy world the solution to this problem is i never desire food again and never have to eat

but in this reality, having to eat is a burden because i never want food thatís good for me so i have to go against all my feelings an desires and make choices i donít want to make just to survive: ugh

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

mediaphage posted:

lol if you're trying to suggest i've never had a problem with food. i used to weigh nearly a hundred pounds more than i do now, so i get it. it doesn't mean i don't still enjoy cooking and eating, though. i just do less of it (especially doughnuts)

I wasnít implying anything about you at all.. not sure where you got that

bobbilljim posted:

in fact if you cook your own food you can make (comparatively at least) healthy meals that you actually want to eat
maybe one day iíll be able to get my attitude to embrace the reality that most of life is doing poo poo you just have to.

i hope so. i see other people enjoy and embrace life and itís like maybe.. maybe iím worthy of that too (unlikely)

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

bobbilljim posted:

gently caress man you've got kids thought you'd be well aware of that lol

what you mean?

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

tonight I cooked a meal for my kids I'm not ashamed of. I used veges. I cut them and cooked them a bit. and some beef. and some rice. satay sauce. they ate it all.

life is not as poo poo now

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

bobbilljim posted:

i figured having kids would be enough to beat this into you lol

itís one thing to live it? another to step back and think about it

iíve been thinking lately about how what i want or donít want is really irrelevant and yet i let it guide me all the time.

the part of brain that wants things can get hosed! wish the smart part of brain that knows what i should be doing could take over.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Gentle Autist posted:

just take the anti depressants echi

nah my anti depressant is learning things I should have 20 years ago, out loud, on this forum

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

fart simpson posted:

you sure this is effective self medication?

only for me, not for you or anyone else that ends up damaging their retinal nerve from rolling their eyes so hard at my posts

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

good status : shin ramyum noods

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

wth is curry powder anyway

itís an odd concept, colonial times someone tried to condense every south asian flavour into one powder

or
something

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Bloody posted:

induction is the real mvp

eh there's good induction and then there's not good.

it's uncool when a cheap one sits there humming...click.. stop humming... click. humming.... click. stop humming... click. humming..

etc, because of it's thermostat and noisy design and on low temp it boils... it stops boiling.. it boils... it stops boiling...

unable to simmer just alternative between boiling and not boiling. suppose a thicker pan would help this but in the end cheap induction isn't "nice" to cook with

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

thats kinda what I meant, the implication from the product on the shelf is that this represents the entire continent

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004


iím
hungry for more memes in this young / old format

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

my stepdads beer posted:

i have a cheap ikea induction and it doesn't do this. not sure you can get much cheaper than that?

idk my mumís does it but the one I had years ago didnít

maybe itís not a function of cost idk. I just remember thinking after watching my mum use hers to make sure I donít cheap out if i ever go that route

Jonny 290 posted:

Enormous fireflies energy from the people itt scratching their head about fuckin' curry powder, jesus christ.

when other cultures flavours get condensed and handed around the world it cracks me up

like here in nz you can buy products that claim to taste like louisiana bbq or new york pizza and I just wonder about how iím sure those arenít just homogenous generic flavours

or like moroccan flavouring etc. just all of morocco food tastes like this

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

rotor posted:

yeah i'm gonna eat wontons, what the gently caress you gonna do about it? eh? eh? yeah, nothin, that's what i fuckin though, get the gently caress outta here

delete this loving post

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

old school fuckin electric coils ❤️

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

mediaphage posted:

lmao hot knife tattoos good grief




drat. we call that ďdoing spotsĒ and once some guy I was buying weed off, and this story is no lie Iím not exaggerating, was about to sell me the strongest weed I had ever smoked, and made me do FIVE spots of it before I bought some. I remember doing the last one and sitting down and there was a flower on the table and it took up my entire vision and I moved so slow.
It was the highest Iíve ever been and by miles. after a minute I had settled down to just being incredible high but no longer was my perception so altered. wow.





iíve gotten high enough to alter my visual perception with weed only a few times out of the thousands of times iíve gotten high. iíve never really read anyone else describe my experience

itís not like hallucination, and if you think of your vision as two things, one the raw image and two your brains filter on top that shows a face is a face etc, it was like that part was being massively distorted. I remember looking at my brother when this happened, which only lasts a couple of mins before you come down to just super high, but he looked like a muppet. features were distorted, but you can tell itís not on the raw image layer where this is happening but in the perception layer that defines what things are. well thatís how it seems in my mind. very few tales of people and weed and this perceptual change, also I imagine a lot of people say ďweed canít do thatĒ and so shut down the convo

when I first started getting high as a late teen, it used to be such a profound and huge change to my consciousness. itís almost never like that anymore. different from psychedelics but definitely comparable in intensity. used to make music sound soooooooooo good. now itís ok.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Gentle Autist posted:

i fully 100% support legalisation for all recreational drugs and am totally down with you do you

but, donít smoke weed imo

decrim for sure but what would legalisation of drugs really look like?

I donít necessarily think a punishment model is correct to disuade use, but iíve met A LOT of drug addicted people and it absolutely dominates their life like nothing else ever could, and reducing access as much as possible is paramount. obv this includes plenty of money for help etc etc but itís difficult to
imagine a world where people have better access to highly addictive drugs but have less problems due to it.

also when people talk about legalising drugs does anyone wonder if that means dr no longer needs to write rx for amiodarone people can just get any drug they want just by asking?



weed specially thc is probably not very good for levels of psychosis across society and the free market approach that is seen in colorado from the outside looks disturbing, drugs shouldnít be treated how society treats alcohol, as far as openly advertised and available, there should never be a place for encouraging someone to use more drugs. all of this is compatible with accepting legalisation is the best way forward.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Jonny 290 posted:

we dont get arrested for it in this state

presumably you can also get some pretty fuckin good poo poo

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

President Beep posted:

yeah, addicts might be more inclined to get help if theyíre not also worried about going to jail too.

absolutely, which is why decrim is a no brainer

mediaphage posted:

theoretically full legalization would mean you could get hardcore stuff from government sources where theyíd provide public health information and interventions at every step of the way.

this still seems like a libertarians wet dream where our freedoms to consume drugs which have high rates of ruining lives are upheld and even supported by the govt

ultimately the best solution to the drug problem is people having lives that are better than the drugs, because drugs ruin far less lives when the people donít want to risk ruining their good life just to get high.


a bit like obesity, we have to as a society work out how to walk the line where we do what we can to prevent it in the first place, but also care and treat those who are in that position in the best way possible.


our dopamine reward pathway drives almost all of our actions. free will is an illusion, it just feels true. most people know what itís like to try to be eating well but you just cave to desire helplessly.

a drug like weed can create rewards in the brain, but like an activity like eating, the pathway is acting as it should, weíve just put some strong rewards in front of it and itís responding as it will.

but drugs like amphetamines and opioids interfere directly inside the reward pathway, creating dopamine responses literally impossible without drugs, and because of the way our reward pathway determines our actions, you literally rewire the brain to consider this drug more vital to survival than almost anything else.

there is a unique insidiousness with those types of drugs and their ability to hijack a persons life shouldnít be underestimated

idk what the best solution is, but it absolutely involves a healthy approach to doing what we can to prevent people from trying those kinds of drugs at all, rather than sitting back and allowing people to make potentially life altering decisions for the sake of freedom


imo anyway

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Gentle Autist posted:

this argument is always bizarre to me, itís like ďwith the present system people are massively drug dependent and take drugs all the timeĒ.

so obviously making drugs illegal is working well to reduce access :thumbsup:

such a astute take on all of what I said

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

surely authentic means something along the lines of "as if it were made in the dishes origin", and in a lot of cases if it was strictly adhered would probably also mean, limited to only their limited local ingredients, and without the benefit of modern cooking technology and knowledge.

which also makes you wonder if a modern version of a traditional dish from the dishes origin, and all they've changed is used newer probably better ingredients and cooking techniques.. is that authentic? suppose now you've got multiple streams of authenticity


this is a picture of an authentic american meal

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

authentic chocolate fountain


and authentic american pizza (this was a tgi fridays)

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

behold this classic authentic "home style"

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

authentic Texas Roadhouse

echinopsis fucked around with this message at 15:17 on May 14, 2021

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

isnít that called butterfly chicken? ironic since chickens canít fly

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

thankgod cos everyone else is mega sexualising it and it makes me uncomfortable

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Jonny 290 posted:

you have less justification for clutching pearls than literally anybody else in this forum.

idk what clutching pearls means but I hope its not a pearl necklace reference

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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

Jonny 290 posted:

well i don't know what a pearl necklace is. your move

even in my purity I get destroyed

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