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  1. narlus

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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:
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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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

     
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    mom.....why is my hot dog taking longer than 10 seconds!!!!!!!
     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I was not aware that bagged stuff was cheese. :confused:
     
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    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........
     
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    I have never brought pre grated cheese, and I never will. :disgust:
    Work of the devil it is. :disgust1:
     
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    put it in yoda speak.
     
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    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.
     
  11. syadasti

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    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.
     
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  13. Westy

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    You guys buy cheese? I just slaughter a freshly fed calf and remove the contents of it's stomach.
     
  14. I Are Baboon

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    Cheese snobbery is so European.

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

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    No headcheese please:twitch:
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    One taste of American Cheese and you'd know we're doomed:dead:
     
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    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.
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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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.
     
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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/
     
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    from a comment on the blog.

    the dead kennedys had this dialed in years ago.
     
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    Shredded cheese can really bring out the anger in people. :(
     
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    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.
     
  23. narlus

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    anger? i think you are projecting.


    we are just trying to drill some common sense into your fromage-related purchases.
     
  24. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I wonder how they feel about this guy.

     
  25. I Are Baboon

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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:
     
  26. syadasti

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    Right now my favorites are Ciao Angelo, Parrano, and Gruyere.
     
  27. narlus

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  29. Westy

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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.
     
  30. I Are Baboon

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    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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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:
     
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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.
     
  35. syadasti

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    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.
     
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    You're not going to admit to rice snobbery, are you?

    RICE SNOBBERY?
     
  37. narlus

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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...
     
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    It depends, are the maggots fresh free range organic or freeze dried?
     
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    free range, straight off the road kill in front of my house.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    I wonder if you can get bagged and shredded maggot cheese?