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[#] Sat Jun 16 2007 11:41:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think the cone shape is designed for cheaper manufacture of both coffee pot and filter media, not because someone thought it would make better coffee.

As for cooking with AB's recipes ... I usually watch the show a few times (usually thanks to TiVo, although I do have a few on DVD) and then grab the recipe from the web site.

I tried the pot roast recipe too, and it was definitely good. Eventually I start modifying any recipe, though ... nowadays I do pot roast (or any recipe calling for a chuck steak) in the pressure cooker, and it comes out just as good in a fraction of the time.

[#] Sat Jun 16 2007 11:51:56 EDT from Groo the Wanderer @ Uncensored

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I'll have to try that, because cooking steak for 3 hours on 350 degrees is really a long time when you're hungry after a long day of work. 

 

Sat 16 Jun 2007 11:41:57 AM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar@uncnsrd

I think the cone shape is designed for cheaper manufacture of both coffee pot and filter media, not because someone thought it would make better coffee.

As for cooking with AB's recipes ... I usually watch the show a few times (usually thanks to TiVo, although I do have a few on DVD) and then grab the recipe from the web site.

I tried the pot roast recipe too, and it was definitely good. Eventually I start modifying any recipe, though ... nowadays I do pot roast (or any recipe calling for a chuck steak) in the pressure cooker, and it comes out just as good in a fraction of the time.



[#] Sat Jun 16 2007 11:54:44 EDT from Groo the Wanderer @ Uncensored

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I would think that water would take the easiest rout to the hole at the bottom, an upside down cone I would imagine would center the water when you pour in it and the water would leak down missing a majority of the grins no?
Sat 16 Jun 2007 08:57:31 AM EDT from nadia@uncnsrd

Jun 15 2007 11:41pm from Groo the Wanderer @uncnsrd
Really? Because you would think that the water would be moving
inwards towards the bottom and not missing as much of the coffee.
Hmm, then again there is less coffee at the bottom.... there must be
some mathimatical, physicy things that would explane which is
better.

keep in mind that there's a little hole in the center under the filter for the water to escape in either way. so i guess it might have a tendency to pool over a larger volume of the grinds when the bottom is flat. by that logic and upside down cone would get you the strongest coffee per volume of grinds.



[#] Sat Jun 16 2007 12:20:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'll have to try that, because cooking steak for 3 hours on 350
degrees is really a long time when you're hungry after a long day of
work.

That's fine, as long as you're doing a "wet method" application like pot roast. Obviously you can't do a plain steak that way.

Do be sure to brown the meat first, before adding liquid and other ingredients and closing the lid. But you probably knew that already.

[#] Sat Jun 16 2007 19:03:09 EDT from Groo the Wanderer @ Uncensored

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No I didn't know that, thanks.  I've never used one before.
Sat 16 Jun 2007 12:20:23 PM EDT from IGnatius T Foobar@uncnsrd

I'll have to try that, because cooking steak for 3 hours on 350
degrees is really a long time when you're hungry after a long day of
work.

That's fine, as long as you're doing a "wet method" application like pot roast. Obviously you can't do a plain steak that way.

Do be sure to brown the meat first, before adding liquid and other ingredients and closing the lid. But you probably knew that already.



[#] Sun Jun 17 2007 13:27:19 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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Jun 16 2007 9:53am from Magus @uncnsrd
Only if you have fixed diameter, no? I'd think a very broad, flat disc

would yield even stronger coffee per volume if your logic is correct.

Although you might need the bottom to have a slight incline toward the

single hole to get the water to drip out, so perhaps a very shallow

cone?


yes, yes. i meant give the 2 shapes already in use. and in fact i'm sure the bottom of the "flat" kind also has a slopee. the container has to have a slope but the filter needn't i guess. then you need to figure out the aspect ratio of the coffee grinds needed to hold the filter down (ie, not bypass the filter). who knows, you might get back awfully close to the flat basket design after all.


[#] Sun Jun 17 2007 22:22:34 EDT from shazam @ Uncensored

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btw, shazam, around here the kids drink this unique thing... all the
kids drink it.

all natural, no artificial colors or flavors, no sugar or
aspartame...

it's called water.

Never heard of it.

No wait, that does ring a bell... No, I was wrong. I never heard of it. So do they sell it in cans, or in bags?

[#] Sun Jun 17 2007 22:30:27 EDT from shazam @ Uncensored

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IG, any suggestions on making coffee? I've been trying a bunch of
different things and no matter what I do my coffee tastes like
crap. How much coffee do you use per cup?

Ooh, I realized I was wrong about the real coffee. Instant can be just as good, and the important thing is to make it *much* stronger, and stop adding sweetener to it. Or milk, really. And then add more coffee, because it really wasn't strong enough. You'll see, it's much better that way. But like everyone else said, you have to start with good coffee.

[#] Tue Jun 19 2007 11:13:51 EDT from Groo the Wanderer @ Uncensored

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Good Coffee is just logical.  fortunatly I have this great coffee place right up the hill from me, they sell decent bean for a decent price.  I got a grinder too so it's all good.


[#] Thu Jun 21 2007 14:37:57 EDT from Avalondaughter @ Uncensored

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Instant coffee is great for coffee flavored desserts.  If I'm baking, I sure don't want to take the extra time it takes to brew a pot of coffe and be stuck with another pot to wash.

[#] Thu Jun 21 2007 14:53:04 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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oh, I always make my coffee ice cream with espresso.

[#] Fri Jun 22 2007 05:40:00 EDT from girthta @ Uncensored

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Yea, kicks up chocolate cake rather nicely, too.


[#] Fri Jun 22 2007 14:05:02 EDT from harry @ PixelBBS

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Too bad that Ginger doesn't like that flavor of coffee or we might try that one.


[#] Sat Jun 23 2007 00:07:45 EDT from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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Another deliciously delectable meal from Santos'. (not Tex-Mex)

http://www.santostaqueria.com/

Their fresh made sauces are the best... and HOT!!!!

[#] Tue Jul 17 2007 04:55:05 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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My mother is a cruel cruel woman.

She knows I've been dying for sushi.

She brought me day-old sushi with no fresh fish! As if that even begins to count! harumph! 



[#] Tue Jul 17 2007 10:51:26 EDT from Magus @ Uncensored

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I wouldn't advise fish, but good fresh vegetable sushi turns out to be really easy to make, and inexpensive. Might help satisfy the craving and the budget a the same time?

[#] Tue Jul 17 2007 11:05:10 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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I've been off of sushi because of it not being safe for preggies.

This is one we're going to splurge for... It's going to cost a fortune, but I'll have real sushi with FRESH fish! 

I may have to wait a month or two for it, but so be it. I may have to earn the money myself. Also doable.

Which reminds me... I'm supposed to be getting a cheque for the work I did in June... just looked... it'll cover all-you-can-eat sushi for 2.

not a lot more than that, but hey, my primary achievement for June wasn't in that arena ;) 



[#] Thu Jul 19 2007 09:46:27 EDT from Avalondaughter @ Uncensored

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Is any chef on the Food Network ever inconsistent anymore?

Last night I was watching back to back episodes of "Good Eats".  The first episode had my Other Husband baking a cake from scratch.  He was shunning the idea of frosting because the cake was so moist it didnt' need one (but consented to cover the cake with chooclate whipped cream).

The next episode had him saying that cake wasn't such a big deal.  Cake was only the delivery system for the frosting.  Cake without frosting was useless.  He even said cake mix cakes were better than cakes made from scratch.

Make up your mind!



[#] Sun Jul 22 2007 19:05:16 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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i didn't get to go to any shows this weekend, but i did bake yummy chocolate chip banana muffins.

now i have to figure out what to do with them.

[#] Sun Jul 22 2007 21:32:01 EDT from Magus @ Uncensored

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Mmmm . . . I'll take 'em off your hands.

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