Comments on: I can pick up raw peanuts with my toes and fling them pretty far… http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: rita http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31810 Wed, 30 Apr 2008 20:17:23 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31810 hi! i hope i’m not too late on this. when i was a kid, i used to like fried spam and peanut butter sandwich. i know. it’s disgusting. don’t ask me how i came up with that concoction. i can’t eat that anymore. for one thing, among the list of my allergies that i have under the sun, that includes the sun (i get sun poisoning) – nuts (all sorts) is one of my top nemesis.

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By: We Are Never Full http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31410 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 00:02:31 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31410 food network ran out of ideas in about 2000/2001 when they hired rachel ray and sandra lee to start leading the way for the future of the cruddy station. this is just ridiculous. they haven’t given me a reason to watch since the quietly let go of mario. alton brown is all that’s left! someone needs to help america by giving that station a real culinary make-over!

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By: Vinny http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31404 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:42:06 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31404 When my daughter was teething, we used to get her zwiebacks or arrowroot cookies to chew on. I’d be holding her and she’d chew/gum one until thit was half gone and semi-soggy, then say, “Here, Daddy!” and jam the rest of it into my mouth. We used to call them, “Daddy cookies”. Its a good thing I really like zwiebacks.

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By: Susan G http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31346 Sun, 20 Apr 2008 18:42:55 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31346 The peach cobbler story reminded me of Aunt Mildred: She needed sugar to bake a cake, borrowed from a neighbor…but what she got was mistakenly salt! Another time she washed a teapot with a cake of kosher soap (for washing dishes). The next time they drank tea it had a funny taste: a knob of soap was left in the spout. She loved to tell these stories, died a few years ago after 104 years.

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By: chadzilla http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31344 Sun, 20 Apr 2008 17:22:05 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31344 Here’s my disgusting food story…
It’s called ‘post-katrina’ clean-up of commercial hotel walk-in coolers.
Imagine opening the door to a walk-in refrigerator 2 weeks after the hurricane and loss of power, sweltering heat, flies the size of humming birds. The first time we opened the big door (with a professional clean-up team behind me), you could hear the gush of air movement as the crack in the door released a cloud of rotten ammonia so foul that 8 grown men had to turn their heads and shield their faces as though someone had just opened the Ark of the Covenant. The inside clean-up was worse. Have you ever seen meat melt… this was far beyond the normal stages of food degradation. Going from rancid, to rotten, to food for parasites, to a complete break-down of the matter itself… dripping out of the plastic garbage bags it was thrown into. Protected with little more than rubber boots, a garbage bag over the body with holes ripped out for the arms and head, and only one of those dust masks over your mouth and nose imagine the many levels of disgusting rot you must remove before bleaching down every inch of the coolers (I am using the plural because we actually cleaned about 10 coolers in our hotel following the aftermath). Imagine waking up in the morning and that smell is still lingering in your nostrils as well as visions of maggots… you simply cannot remove yourself from it. The only thing that allows you to eat afterwards is the ultimate pull of true hunger… not the kind brought on by a healthy appetite, but pure eat or die hunger.
The bright side to going through something so hideously grostesque as that, is that I feel a strong sense of confidence that I will probably never in my life have to go through that again. As a chef, we deal with foods that spoil on a regular basis. We check meats, poultry, and fish. Sometimes they turn and the smell of rancidity takes hold. These smells are nothing to me anymore… I have been to the hell of rotten food and these little demons are only peons in the hierarchy of nastiness. I laugh in their face.
Sorry, no pictures for Food Network… my camera battery died beforehand and my charger was lost to the flood. The creative visuals will have to suffice.

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By: Mal Carne http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31342 Sun, 20 Apr 2008 13:50:25 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31342 Well, I was homeless for a short time when I started culinary school – now I own my own business (Yes, there you have it, a true american success story! meh..)

I onced cooked for Jesse Helms and Ron Jeremy, who were at opposite ends of the dining room.

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By: Zenchef http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31334 Sun, 20 Apr 2008 04:21:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31334 Well, at one point in my life i was a beach bum in Hawaii stealing pineapples from the Dole plantations to survive. Last week, i cooked for someone in the Forbes top 10 richest people in the world. Does that qualify? haha.

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By: Mary Coleman http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31320 Sat, 19 Apr 2008 03:44:07 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31320 Jaden,
You know the minute we come up with a great idea, Sandra will be asked to host the show.
Rest my case.

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By: Kathy http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31316 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 23:12:38 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31316 Hi Kirk – in answer to your question above, research shows that Hypermobility is seen more often in Asians than in most other races (like for instance Caucasians). It is to do with connective tissue (lax ligaments). Amazing what you learn on ‘Steamy Kitchen’ eh?! I have Hypermobility Syndrome myself (but am not Asian).

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By: Maven http://steamykitchen.com/303-i-can-pick-up-raw-peanuts-with-my-toes-and-fling-them-pretty-far.html/comment-page-1#comment-31315 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 22:34:44 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=303#comment-31315 I’m having a love affair with black rice.
First it was Chinese black, now Thai glutinous black…I fear it’s escalating.
It started innocently enough at a Vietnamese market north of Dallas Tx. I was hunting for simple brown sushi rice (I know, sushi rice is white, but you can do it with brown) I saw such exotic delicacies like Thai red rice & green bamboo rice in addition to jasmine and basimati. I had to give them a try.
A websearch gave me coconut black rice pudding, so I gave it a try. Nice, nothing remarkable. But then something strange happened overnight. I was expressing milk for my son so his wonderful red neck daddy can enjoy those 3am feedings while mom catches some sleep, and within 6 hours of eating the pudding my output doubled! I waited and tried it again the next day. Same result, over 101 floz in a 24hr period.
Is this an ancient secret or something??
I now feel like one of my dairy goats, but the baby’s milk supply is secure..

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