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At home, I'm okay with only chopping at 999 miles an hour...

It seems like many of the professional techniques for cutting vegetables will accept some unnecessary waste in order to optimize for speed or uniformity or presentation. For example, I'm thinking of cutting the stems off mushrooms to give the cap a flat base, or taking two transverse sections off the top and bottom of a capsicum/sweet pepper so it can unroll. Are there alternatives that waste less food while still being almost as safe and fast? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Nov 24, 2011 - 7 answers

What are some interesting places to eat in Chicago's south side?

Help me plan a food tour of Chicago's south side by bicycle. I'd like to make a little loop starting and ending in Woodlawn, covering < 50 mi and stopping several times to eat small, interesting things. Can you suggest some good destinations and routes? Note that we'll be five sweaty college kids in funny clothes, with wallets to match, so err on the side of "hole in the wall."
posted by d. z. wang on Nov 7, 2011 - 7 answers

culinary group theory

Food and Group Theory-Filter: I claimed that tasty foods and the operation of serving them together satisfy all the group axioms. Now I have to make Parmesan, spinach, and chocolate mousse taste good in a pie. Ideas, please? (Bonus points if you can work in some Thai peanut-lime sauce. Bonus bonus points if you can define inverses in this system.) [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jan 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Where can I find Huy Fong-brand sriracha chili sauce in Chicago's Hyde Park?

I know I can get an amazing sampler pack by mail-order for $7, but shipping is $10 additional. Anyone know a brick-and-mortar store in Hyde Park that carries Huy Fong's sriracha chili sauce? Failing that, any recommendations for Chicago's Chinatown would also be appreciated.
posted by d. z. wang on Jun 22, 2008 - 9 answers

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