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#166 Wilfrid

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:08 PM

I'm sure "rumor" is a collective noun for something. But not tomatoes.

#167 Sneakeater

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:50 AM

He didn't mean it as a collective noun. He meant "hint". (I'm sure you know that.) (When I read that, I actually started to try to remember the same thing: what's "rumor" a collective noun for?)
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#168 Rich

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:12 AM

More importantly he's referring to Don Pep's, which is rumored to be a restaurant. So it all works out at the end.



#169 Wilfrid

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:47 PM

It was a deliberate misread, and I can't see that it's a collective noun for anything. It should be. I will use it for tomatoes.

#170 Suzanne F

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:13 PM

olives in briny throbs . . . ground beef simply salted in a sweat of onions . . . air-dried beef in thrall to garlic and fenugreek, so potent it’s a rebuke to pastrami. . . . a whole chicken for less than $10, rubbed down with seven-spice and made fervent overnight, then roasted on a spit and given a last spackle of char on the grill.

 

 

The first two comments are praise for the writing. :angry:


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#171 small h

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:25 PM

When I'm simply salted in a sweat of onions, I take a shower.

 

 

The first two comments are praise for the writing. :angry:

 

 

People are stupid.

 

Also, did I miss the memo about the use of margarine being praiseworthy? "Each is painted with margarine, a stand-in for Egyptian samna, pure butterfat."



#172 Suzanne F

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:36 PM

 

cumin-strafed potatoes like mouthfuls of musk. The pancakes can come plain or topped with a single, wrinkly egg, pocked with oil. But the marriage with bacon and cheese is best of all, earthiness enveloping pangs of salt.

 

chicken thigh . . . may arrive cold alongside aachar and chiura, rice grains pounded flat and then fried into gossamer flakes that suggest fossilized tears.

 

 

 

Mmmmmm, musk, how appetizing. And I'm sure we've all had pangs from salt, but of salt? Gossamer flakes = fossilized tears?? I don't get the texture equivalence, do you?

 

Too bad there's no reference to Freud, as the headline leads one to believe:

An Egg Is More Than Just an Egg at While in Kathmandu

unless it's subtly that the son opened this restaurant to rival the father (well, and mother, too), who are not fulfilling their mission at their own restaurant.

 

 


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#173 Lex

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:53 PM

Is anyone editing the Times food section?  Is Sam Sifton on a 4 week vacation to Antarctica? 

 

How can that overwrought semi literate copy make it on to the website and into the print edition.  It's not a one off.  Ligaya is a serial offender.


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I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

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#174 Suzanne F

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:12 PM

She just can't help herself, no matter what the subject.


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#175 Suzanne F

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:20 PM

 

Two Dungeness crabs face off on the plate, ready to duel. One is battered gold, deep-fried and propped on a rubble of garlic shards; the other has been steamed to a dying-sunset hue and shimmers from a frisk in the wok with ginger, scallions and Shaoxing wine. Only a border of half-moon cucumbers separates them, keeping the peace.

 

"A frisk in the wok"??

 

Thank you, but I'd rather be sure that my food not be on the verge of fighting on the plate.


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#176 joethefoodie

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

Here was beef braised seemingly forever in coconut milk, beautifully slumped with all its knots undone, making a virtue of indolence...



#177 Sneakeater

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:59 PM

Better that than if it's running around your plate.
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#178 Suzanne F

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:38 AM

Stew as bodice ripper.


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#179 Behemoth

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 09:38 PM

I have to admit I find her writing OTT but in a good way, given the subject matter.
Summarizing, then, we assume that relational information is not subject to a corpus of utterance tokens upon which conformity has been defined by the paired utterance test.
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#180 Wilfrid

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:02 AM

Yes, that's a funny one.