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Post# 357525   8/12/2016 at 16:31 (435 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Cholesterol, fat and sugar are the things put into food to make it taste GOOD!..Life is too short to worry about such, I have never smoked, and all the alcohol I have ever drank wouldn't fill a pint jar, so I intend to EAT good old Southern food!

Post# 357545 , Reply# 1   8/13/2016 at 00:20 (435 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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When I took German in high school, the teacher had a little placard on the bulletin board that read "Alle guten Dinge im Leben sind illegalisch, unmoralisch oder machen sie dich!" which translates to "All good things in life are illegal, immoral or fattening". To that I would have to add that moderation in all things is definitely advisable.

Post# 357552 , Reply# 2   8/13/2016 at 03:21 (435 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

AMEN to that-those things do make the food GOOD!!!And have flavor the "health" foods don't have-for the large part the "health" foods can taste like a bland peice of cardboard!

Post# 357556 , Reply# 3   8/13/2016 at 07:35 (435 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Yes, moderation

is the ticket. Life is a banquet, and some are starving to death.
Live, Love, Eat!
The French use butter, cream, and drink wine. Wine cuts fat. Red wine has tanins, which are anti oxidants. Not too much now. A little does the heart good. I cook often with wine, and olive oil. Most of the alcohol evaporates. Garlic too! It's good for the ticker. Cook it slow, and it gets buttery sweet.
Stress is the worst killer out there.
Heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet, the add some wine and watch what happens. Not over 350 degrees f. High heat changes it to a saturated fat.
Now who knows of a northern restaurant that serves fried green tomatoes?
Guten Tag! Das sonne hat im der schwarzwald bei shinnen!

Post# 357617 , Reply# 4   8/14/2016 at 03:07 (434 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Too many US dieticians-they consider the French Diet is LETHAL- to them-BUT----Many French folks live LONGER than we do!Stress could be a big factor here!Its thought now BUTTER is BETTER for you than margerine!And butter TASTES better!Tried the Smart Balance stuff-went BACK to butter the SB stuff was HORRIBLE!!!And I LOST weight!!!

Post# 357618 , Reply# 5   8/14/2016 at 06:42 (434 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Look how long

Julia Child lived. She cooked with butter and duck fat.

Post# 357621 , Reply# 6   8/14/2016 at 06:49 (434 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
And I cook

With FATBACK and country ham!!!! Nothing better than green beans cooked with fat back!

Post# 357626 , Reply# 7   8/14/2016 at 08:21 (434 days old) by vacuumlad1650 (Chicago Suburbs)        

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As I learned in High School German..."Das Gefale Mir!"


Post# 359048 , Reply# 8   9/9/2016 at 22:00 (407 days old) by kirby519 (Wisconsin)        

I will take green beans with bacon over the green bean casserole any time. Green bean casserole is good but one of those things I just don't miss if it isn't there.

Side meat is good with many other vegetables as well. But then I grew up on southern style cooking.

Post# 359055 , Reply# 9   9/10/2016 at 00:17 (407 days old) by cb123 (Mobile, Al.)        

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That's the problem, nowadays, nobody thinks! If somebody had a original thought to enter their head it would most probably blow off!

Post# 359070 , Reply# 10   9/10/2016 at 09:35 (407 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I like

Munchner schnitzel too.

Post# 359525 , Reply# 11   9/19/2016 at 02:28 (398 days old) by Vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        

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Does that mean if I only eat healthy salad and continue to enjoy my Marlboro Red 100s and double Stolichnaya martinis that it will even out and I'll be just as healthy?? Lmao😂

It's true though that France has one of the highest smoking rates in the world too but they also very long life expectancies, some say it's because of all the red wine, some say it's because they are more active. Has anyone seen that commercial that states "sitting is the new smoking"? They say an obese person who doesn't smoke is still much less healthy than a smoker of normal weight.

I definitely agree about the fake butter too, it's disgusting! And it's a very artificial yellow colour that doesn't even look real. Real butter is 100% natural, whereas margarine is made from hundreds of artificial food preservatives and additives, several of which were used to fatten up livestock during WWII. Even though margarine "may" have less fat, it's still much worse for you. The fewer artificial substances we put in our bodies the better, there is something to be said for eating an organic diet, it also tastes better most of the time for sure.

Post# 359633 , Reply# 12   9/20/2016 at 11:40 (397 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I'm usually very careful about what I put in my body

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(snickeing, I hear?????)
I'd much rather eat butter and sugar than processed stuff.
I've NEVER smoked, OR tasted alcohol. Who knows? I might get killed by the ice cream truck!... Imagine: John Long succumbs ...death by motor vehicle, while music played in the background,, and a Nutty Buddy dripping down his face.
His vacuums will be available soon. Details to follow..
I have NO intention. lol

Post# 359642 , Reply# 13   9/20/2016 at 13:31 (397 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I readily admit I bake too much and enjoy butter and sugar a bit! But at 5'11" and 181 lbs and yes, 60 this year! Dr says I am one of his healthier patients, perfect bp, but I do walk a lot.

Post# 359643 , Reply# 14   9/20/2016 at 14:11 (397 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
You're actually the picture

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of health. My bp has been up and down, cholesterol is OK, I believe. Other than that (head issue), I'm pretty alright myself.
I bake a lot too. My grandfather had a bakery and taught us hot to make wonderful things. And, although I'm not Italian, I live in a very Italian town. We were taught how to make great Italian food too. So much so, that people have asked me, "Which side of your family is Italian"? I reply, "Neither".

Post# 359650 , Reply# 15   9/20/2016 at 16:18 (396 days old) by Cajunvac (St. Martinville, LA)        
Julia Child also said

One becomes over weight not because of good food, it is the indulgence in eating too much good food. Many of us do not exercise portion control, myself included! Having lost 30 lbs over a three month period I was successful sticking to a weight loss plan M-F and having a cheat meal on Sat. and Sunday. Sometimes the cheat meal was Friday night but never more that two cheat meals during any given week.

Post# 359658 , Reply# 16   9/20/2016 at 17:08 (396 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Portion control for sure! And not to indulge every meal!

Post# 359666 , Reply# 17   9/20/2016 at 19:19 (396 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Oh gosh, Thank you John!

Post# 359684 , Reply# 18   9/21/2016 at 06:10 (396 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I notice

many who live in a warmer climate and get out doors more during the winter are more active, and seem healthier. Less cabin fever. The northeast winters are harsh.
Must make an effort to go to the gym or exercise. Then who wants to drive in inclement weather? Stay in and eat, or occupy time with hobbies.

Post# 359687 , Reply# 19   9/21/2016 at 08:15 (396 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I normally am a touch lighter in the warm climates, of course with a gas stove, it's not so much fun baking in the summer either!Winter? Free heat! House smells so good too.

Post# 359703 , Reply# 20   9/21/2016 at 15:08 (396 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I'd not

prefer a gas oven ever again. They heat up any kitchen in winter or summer too much. The vent is at the top, and the burner's high btu's really pump out the heat.
My electric ovens main element is concealed under the bottom, so it heats the oven floor first. Only if I use convection does it throw heat out the front, and then not even that much.

Post# 359716 , Reply# 21   9/21/2016 at 18:57 (395 days old) by Vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
I prefer a Dual-Fuel stove myself

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Specifically, a gas cook top with an electric oven. One reason being, it is easier to regulate the temperature in an electric oven compared to a gas oven, which is EXTREMELY important if you like to bake, which I do from time to time. I've heard that from several people actually. Two of the head chefs in the hotel where work are actually very adamant about that, another woman who said the same thing owned and helped operate a bakery that had been in her family for decades. There's probably some truth to it but the newer gas ovens are probably at least somewhat better than older ones. Either way though, I love my Electrolux Wave-Touch dual fuel stove. It's been a good one other than the fact that one of the gas burners died and had to be replaced and it was just a year and a half old at the time.

Post# 359722 , Reply# 22   9/21/2016 at 20:21 (395 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I, too, have heard that dual fuel IS best.w

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However, we always had gas. I recently got a new gas stove.  It works SO well.  THat previous one, (rather cheap model) had a 'mystery temperature) ranging anywhere from 'heat' to 'cremate a body'. I've had to get used to this 'accurate temperature;. Plus, I have a marvelous Kitchenaid counter oven... electric.

Post# 359735 , Reply# 23   9/22/2016 at 07:22 (395 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
I have a dual

fuel range. Yes, I like it. I looked at the Electrolux range Austin posted pic's of. It has plastic knobs, and while the blue oven interior looks nice, and it has luxury glide racks, I opted for the GE Profile because it seems sturdier. The knobs are stainless steel. I paid a bit more as well. I don't have 5 burners, but I rarely use all four at once. My right front is a dual stacked 18,000 btu power burner. It can go down to a very low simmer. The right rear is a small precise simmer burner for delicate sauces. You can set paper over it on low and it doesn't catch fire for a minute.
I only have one complaint. You must pre heat the smaller burners to use them if the oven is on, or they go out. There is a squirrel cage fan at the back that blows air out the front to cool the electronics.
The newer models have the vent at the top, so this may have been alleviated.

Post# 359757 , Reply# 24   9/22/2016 at 17:09 (394 days old) by Vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
I agree about the plastic knobs!

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Those aren't my favourite either. I love the blue interior though, it's a pretty good stove and except for the one burner being replaced there haven't been any problems. I've been thinking of of upgrading it though. I've always been a fan of Thermador appliances so I've been eyeing this one;)

Post# 359758 , Reply# 25   9/22/2016 at 17:38 (394 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Yes Austin,

Thermador is "spitzenklasse", unless you want Dacor, or Gaggenau. DCS and Five Star also make nice ranges.
Dacor has that infrared broiler.

Post# 359762 , Reply# 26   9/22/2016 at 19:38 (394 days old) by Vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        

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I also love Gaggenau! And also Wolf

Post# 359769 , Reply# 27   9/22/2016 at 22:45 (394 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
A OLD gas oven

With the modulating control bakes much better to me, I am just the opposite of most people,, I like electric surface units and a gas oven, but, living in the HOT South, I use electric.

Post# 359777 , Reply# 28   9/23/2016 at 07:03 (394 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Oh Austin,

Wolf of course! How can I have forgotten? I like how their big red oven knobs have an led digital display, and the glass display flips and over and hides when you are not using it.
Ken, gas is more moist heat. Certain baked goods come out better, but steam can do the same in an electric oven. A French bread is often baked in a benne' marie bath. A shallow pan of water to set the bread pan in makes steam.

Post# 359825 , Reply# 29   9/24/2016 at 09:18 (393 days old) by Vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
That's right Mike!!

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Those red knobs are a mark of quality!;)

Post# 359839 , Reply# 30   9/24/2016 at 15:17 (393 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
They should

be a mark of quality for a $6,000.00 range.

Post# 359840 , Reply# 31   9/24/2016 at 15:18 (393 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Pioneer Woman

on food network has Wolf. She lives on a Montana ranch. I think she's "dirt poor" LoL.!!!

Post# 359841 , Reply# 32   9/24/2016 at 15:52 (393 days old) by Vintagevaclover (Athens, GA)        
Pioneer woman

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Probably spent all her money on the Wolf!!! Lmao. I try to steer clear of brands sold at *cough* Wal-Mart haha. I'd love to boycott that store lol😂

Post# 360037 , Reply# 33   9/28/2016 at 07:05 (389 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
She buys

cream and butter by the pounds. For certain, her ranch's prime beef doesn't end up at Walmart.

Post# 360056 , Reply# 34   9/28/2016 at 14:11 (389 days old) by luxflairguy (Sumas)        

The Pioneer Woman and her family do not live in Montana. They live outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma where her husband Ladd's family having been cattle ranching for over 100 years. The Drummond Ranch is one of the largest cattle ranches in the country.

Post# 360067 , Reply# 35   9/28/2016 at 21:16 (388 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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They are very very comfortable!

Post# 360086 , Reply# 36   9/29/2016 at 09:54 (388 days old) by vacerator (Macomb Michigan)        
Yes they are David

I have yet to see her reduce a tallow gastrique' to a mellow sauce for a brisket or London broil.
I don't catch the food network too much lately. We're trying to slim down before the holidays.
I did see David Burtka's first episode. He had a birthday party for his Italian friend who is he and Neil's kids Godfather.
David grew up in Canton Mi.

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