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BikeGeek

BrewMonkey
Jul 2, 2001
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I've only recently converted my wife from the evil that is bagged, grated "cheese."

I'm ashamed to say I bought grated cheese the other day, but at least it was good cheese. I needed some Parmigiano-Reggiano and according to the deli-boy the grated was $1 less per pound...for the same cheese. I'm still a bit confused because when I placed my order, he grabbed chunks from the non-grated bin, weighed it, the grated it for me... and it was cheaper. :confused:
 

Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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i was recently given the gift of a cheese slicer.

i love it. yes, i'm a cheap date if this is all it takes.

:D

 

Damo

Short One Marshmallow
Sep 7, 2006
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I've only recently converted my wife from the evil that is bagged, grated "cheese."

I'm ashamed to say I bought grated cheese the other day, but at least it was good cheese. I needed some Parmigiano-Reggiano and according to the deli-boy the grated was $1 less per pound...for the same cheese. I'm still a bit confused because when I placed my order, he grabbed chunks from the non-grated bin, weighed it, the grated it for me... and it was cheaper. :confused:
I love proper Parmesan! Buy a block of it and grate it as you need it. The flavour will be better and it lasts for ages. Buy a 'microplane' to grate it. Such a useful tool.

Mmmmmmmmm...... Cheese is good........
 

OGRipper

back alley ripper
Feb 3, 2004
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NORCAL is the hizzle
I generally agree with all of this, but with an occasional exception. I get most of my cheese at a local cheese shop and will sometimes have the cheese guy grate cheese if I know I will use it right away (like if I'm cooking a big batch of mac n' cheese for a crowd or something). But that is starting with what I know is good fresh real cheese, and watching someone grate it.
 

syadasti

i heart mac
Apr 15, 2002
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VT
I also hate sliced bread from the bakery but thats only because it stays fresher if you don't slice up all at once and you can cut it to preference.
 

berkshire_rider

Growler
Feb 5, 2003
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Chris Walker said:
Karim: Sorry, buddy. Tomorrow I'll write about face-planting into nachos from Del Taco and getting kicked out of Green Valley Station for being ****housed. Would that make you happy, douchebag? By the way, it's not just a post about cheese - I talk about hot dogs, too.
Chris Walker said:
As for the rest of your response to my post, I'll make this short: you missed the point and since I don't even know who you are (although I have a feeling) I won't waste either of our time explaining it. Furthermore (and most importantly): I take the argument to where it suits me. You don't like that, **** it, what do I honestly care?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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Cheese snobbery is so European.

I buy shredded, bagged cheese all the time. Somehow I have managed to not die.

I hope you change your mind. It would be a shame to have lived your whole life without feeling superior to others because of your grocery shopping habbits.
 

syadasti

i heart mac
Apr 15, 2002
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The various time saving/overpriced processed supermarket products are usually altered, taste different, and/or don't stay fresh very long. Those salad in a bag things are evil too.
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
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Nov 7, 2001
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Does it not raise a red flag when you no longer have to make a simple pancake batter or even add water to pre-made mix, but just take a pre-flapped jack from your freezer and pop it into the microwave for your child? This is the future of America, people.
from a comment on the blog.

the dead kennedys had this dialed in years ago.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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are you advocating for bagged cheese?

and the europeans are 'cheese snobs'? hell, they just know how to make better cheese than us.

i miss this place:
http://www.sheridanscheesemongers.com/

I don't like grated cheese bought or grated on my own. I just break or cut chunks off. The grated stuff is just a mess, I hate cleaning and that stuff seems to find its way all over my counter and oven. I do buy pre sliced cheddar quite a bit though. When slapped on a ham sandwich and doused in mustard I can not tell the difference.
 

I Are Baboon

Run, Forrest, Run!
Aug 6, 2001
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anger? i think you are projecting.


we are just trying to drill some common sense into your fromage-related purchases.
I was more referring to the blog. The guy is getting pretty upset about SHREDDED CHEESE IN A BAG. I don't know...it takes a little more than that to get me riled up, but I'm funny like that.

:monkey:
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
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Nov 7, 2001
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I was more referring to the blog. The guy is getting pretty upset about SHREDDED CHEESE IN A BAG. I don't know...it takes a little more than that to get me riled up, but I'm funny like that.

:monkey:
well i think that blogs are designed for histrionics, even if they aren't always truly heart-felt.

but the comment i pasted, i think, is extremely relevant to his point.
 

OGRipper

back alley ripper
Feb 3, 2004
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NORCAL is the hizzle
Cheese snobbery is so European.

I buy shredded, bagged cheese all the time. Somehow I have managed to not die.
Agreed, it's not life or death. It's really more a quality of life thing (or more accurately, it's a quality of cheese thing). Frankly I'm more concerned with the ingredients and processes that go into it than whether it's grated.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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I bought a bag of pre-cooked rice on the way home from the gym last night. I wanted some chicken and rice with curry and would have passed out if I had waited the hour to cook my normal brown rice. I felt some shame but it was tasty.
 

I Are Baboon

Run, Forrest, Run!
Aug 6, 2001
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I bought a bag of pre-cooked rice on the way home from the gym last night. I wanted some chicken and rice with curry and would have passed out if I had waited the hour to cook my normal brown rice. I felt some shame but it was tasty.
That pre-cooked rice works well when making burritos. :thumb:

Not as good as rice in the rice cooker, but burritos take long enough to put together and cook without having to wait for rice.
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
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Nov 7, 2001
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how long does it take to steam some rice? 30 min?

multi-tasking, people. get the rice going first, then start cooking yr peppers/onions/protein of choice.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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I like brown rice, it takes a good hour to cook. I'd rather buy the pre-cooked stuff in a pinch then settle for the white stuff.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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what does the sushi chef say to you when you refuse his nigiri? or are you a sashimi fan?

there's always this:
I do prefer sashimi but if I was making sushi I would probably use sticky white rice. But I don't make sushi.
 

syadasti

i heart mac
Apr 15, 2002
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I do prefer sashimi but if I was making sushi I would probably use sticky white rice. But I don't make sushi.
Brown rice sushi is getting more popular these days. There is a takeout place near me that specializes in it.

Why not just make brown rice in a rice cooker? They have ones that can make brown rice but usually it can't make as much as white.
 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
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Nov 7, 2001
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WHERE WILL IT END???

minute rice? maggots would be tastier.


edit - no snobbery here, just probing the taste/convenience continuum here...