Comment Archives: stories: Eat + Drink: Table Talk

Re: “'Tis the Season for Tamales

Making tamales at Christmas is a family tradition, my 90 yr. old mother still makes them. The trouble I've had living in the northcoast for over 40 years is buying fresh ground masa. El Pueblo Market used to travel to the Santa Rosa area and bring back orders for the fresh masa during the holidays. They stopped doing that before they lost their market to the fire. So what I have resorted to is when visiting southern Cal. I make a visit to a local Mexican market where one can watch the soaked hominy being ground and sold either
plain or prepared. The aroma in these markets is just amazingly wonderful. I bring the masa back to Humboldt county frozen, packed in dry ice. I used to hold tamale making parties but find it easier to make them by myself or with just one other friend. To me, the fresh masa makes the best tamales and it just doesn't seem like Christmas without the smell of steaming pots of tamales cooking on Christmas Eve.

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Posted by Barbara Sue1 on 12/13/2018 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Sweet Reward

Fabulous! Congratulations, Kenny!

Posted by Dottie1 on 10/21/2018 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Quinoa's Boom and Bust

quinoa is awful tasting

Posted by Chris Stone on 10/03/2018 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Quinoa's Boom and Bust

I would be happy to buy lots of Lundberg quinoa if it tasted good. As it is, every time I eat any quinoa I think, "Gee, I wish this was something else."

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Posted by VioletsandWine on 10/01/2018 at 2:27 PM

Re: “The Price of a Burger

Perhaps you had better speak with Mr. Larose and seek remedial math tutoring. You claim the price of a biodegradable food box to be 85 cents/unit. The actual cost is < .07$/unit as per the advertised price per case at a popular online retailer:

It is obvious that this is merely an editorial intended to show support for a group of advertisers, but please don't insult our intelligence by pretending to do math and then blatantly fudging the figures when they're not supporting your narrative.


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Posted by Mister Fabuloso on 09/15/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “The Price of a Burger

This article is SO OFF POINT, obviously you havent worked on a line or shopped for a restaurant. These numbers youve compiled are a great way to put people out of business, especially the ones who use local products and pay their employees well! Stupid.

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Posted by M Meyers on 09/13/2018 at 2:53 PM

Re: “The Colonel Comes Back to Eureka

I never figured out why the Crescent City KFC made better chicken than the ones in Eureka. Nicer staff, too.

Posted by jtimmons on 08/31/2018 at 9:03 AM

Re: “A Pie to Take with You

This sounds so much like my mom's cream cheese pie which I favor over any other cheese cakes. Thanks for making me inspired to make one for the weekend.

Posted by Barbara Sue1 on 05/10/2018 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Meals to Seek Refuge In

If Campground is as spotty as Salt (really good, OK, downright terrible) no thanks. As a matter of fact because of my experiences at Salt no thanks.
If you want to charge premium prices you'd better deliver premium experiences every time. I am not into gambling.
I like Renata's but like a lot of restaurants up here suffers from inconsistency. Not anywhere near as bad as Salt but it could be improved. I still like to go there and their mocha is the bomb.

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Posted by Frederik Kalor on 04/29/2018 at 8:07 AM

Re: “In Defense of MSG

Was this written on April fools?

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Posted by Gem Ann Champion on 04/15/2018 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Thinking Outside the Jar

Go auntie

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Posted by masterchef on 03/30/2018 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Mushrooms and Tofu

Nice to see a vegan food feature. Anyone who is a legit environmentalist and/or feminist would not eat meat and dairy, or drastically cut consumption.

Posted by strictlyrevolutionary on 02/22/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Heart on a Stick

You should always aim to prepare food in a manner that it raises your wellbeing. The human body may only utilise its capacity to recover merely by replacing your poor eating habit. It's actually much simpler to drop most of the extra fat when your metabolism does the job right.

I found a course which gets quite a lot of awareness from nutritionists. . Take the time to let me know your feelings about the topic.

Posted by shapingrecipes on 02/08/2018 at 6:23 AM

Re: “Ten Items or Fewer: WinCo Edition

Try the gummy grapefruit candy. Oooh. Plus, the organic tofu (at the far end of the veggie dept) is the best I've ever had. And they're so cheap.

Posted by quicksilver80 on 01/28/2018 at 3:01 AM

Re: “Ten Items or Fewer: WinCo Edition

Excellent writing!

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Posted by Heather Joan Donesky on 01/25/2018 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Champagne for my Real Friends

"road to hoe"? Hehe, if you're going to toss out the occasional colorful phrase, you might want to stick with those phrases with which you're familiar. You don't hoe a road, you hoe a row.

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Posted by Friday Ululani on 01/04/2018 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Queen of the 9x13

I wish there were more recipes!! :)

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Posted by Chris Stone on 12/11/2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Queen of the 9x13

This was such a sweet read. Thank you.

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Posted by noel on 12/08/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Whole Hog

In his sons defence i told him not to work on it unless i was there. My father being the amazing man that he is could not sit idly by seeing a half assembled construction, so he finished it. I am thankfull to have a retired father close by to help with projects.

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Posted by Jeremy Westkamper on 09/15/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “A September to Remember

Yes, Chad, the produce is from Shakefork Community Farm in Carlotta.

Posted by Simona Carini on 07/31/2017 at 5:07 PM

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