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In Topic: New York Times

Yesterday, 01:19 AM

Prediction: 'member when the NYT put some of its Opinion page behind a pay wall, and no one paid, so they just gave up and reverted to the old model? This will happen again. Ain't no way I'm paying for recipes, when recipes are available for free ev.ry.where.

Even if that happens I'll still have lost every recipe I've saved. At least I assume that's what will happen because iirc, when splinky re-subscribed after letting her subscription lapse, all her saved recipes had disappeared.

My plan is to copy any recipe I really want to keep, and then cancel my basic subscription. If I really want to, I'll still be able to read articles through other means. I get that they need to make money, but I'd be less pissed off if they had just raised the price of a subscription a few dollars. But tying a price increase specifically to a section that used to be free is shitty (not the word I want to use, but apparently the desired word has become socially unacceptable).

In Topic: New York Times

16 August 2018 - 01:01 AM

I have a basic online subscription. Today, I opened a recipe in order to save it, and found NYTimes Cooking is now subscription-based. I have 28 days left of my "free trial" to cooking, but after that, I either upgrade my basic subscription (I think from CAD$20/month to CAD$25/month, but maybe more if that additional $1.25/week was in US funds.).


I assume if I choose not to upgrade, then I lose all the recipes, from NYTimes or otherwise, I have saved to Cooking. 


And if I choose not to upgrade, do I lose all access to NYTimes recipes? They are part of the NYTimes archives, so I should be able to access them without being able to save them to Cooking, shouldn't I?


I'm annoyed. And I'm so annoyed I'll probably cancel my subscription altogether and stick with just Washington Post.

In Topic: Dinner Party Menus

11 August 2018 - 02:41 AM

I would love the forever pork roast! But if you are ever looking for ideas for another similar dinner, i once made these fine cooking recipes for a North Carolina style pulled pork. https://www.finecook...pork-sandwiches

I had to do the pork in the oven as I did not have a grill, and I used the Lexington style sauce which was great on a hot and humid summer day. I also made the coleslaw from that issue, and a macaroni and cheese from some other issue. Can't remember what we had for dessert.

In Topic: What are you watching?

09 August 2018 - 02:37 AM

Interestingly, Amy Adams quit Sharp Objects. I guess she wanted to stop pretty quickly, too.


The show’s subplot of self-harm casts light upon an often misunderstood condition. But there won’t be another season; Ms. Adams, citing nervous burnout, has quit.
“Amy doesn’t want to live in this character again and I can’t blame her,” said Casey Bloys, HBO’s programming president.



In Topic: Joel Robuchon

08 August 2018 - 02:13 AM

I mis-remembered. I was thinking of the company that owns Henri Le Roux in Japan.