Comment Archives: stories: Eat + Drink: Table Talk

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?

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

Re: “Smoked Monkeyface

Actually, Stoner, you are wrong. Far more pollution, especially in Humboldt, comes from wood burning than from cars or industry. According to the California Air Resources Board, electric generation is responsible for .10 tons/day of fine particle pollution in the county. The vast majority of that comes from biomass -- .09 tons/day -- because wood burning in any form is hugely polluting. The exhaust emissions from all of the vehicles on the road combined in the county -- semi trucks, buses, passenger cars, diesels, etc -- emit, all together, .14 tons/day of fine particle pollution in Humboldt County. Residential wood burning, however, is responsible for approximately one whole ton/day of fine particle pollution in the county. This doesn't include backyard burns -- just wood stoves and fireplaces.

Wood burning is hugely polluting, and many studies have shown that the pollution from residential wood burning is responsible for a range of chronic illnesses and a higher risk of premature death, especially from cardiovascular and pulmonary causes. It's not a coincidence that our county's lung health and cardiovascular death rates are dismal. The particles from wood burning are in the smallest size range -- small enough to pass through the lungs and into the bloodstream, where they carry toxins throughout the body and raise inflammation levels. This is a large and growing research field -- fine particle pollution kills, especially fine particle pollution from wood burning.

Also, the closer you are to a source of pollution, the more of it you inhale. If someone is burning wood or using a smoker right next to your house, you will breathe in way more of that than you would from something some cars are putting out further away.

Wood smoke is secondhand smoke -- it has most of the same toxic chemicals as tobacco smoke, and is just as unhealthy (actually, it's worse -- wood smoke particulates have been found in toxicology studies to be as much as 30 times more carcinogenic than those from tobacco, and more mutagenic than those from diesel).

Attitudes haven't caught up with the science yet, but they will. The peer-reviewed research on this is too vast and comprehensive to be ignored much longer, even by people who think their smoked ribs are more important than a sick or elderly neighbor next door.

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Posted by Chip on 07/24/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Smoked Monkeyface

Curious Chip posted:
""It's depressing to read an article glorifying cooking over a driftwood fire and backyard smoking. All wood smoke is polluting and toxic, but driftwood fires are particularly problematic. Burning driftwood creates dioxins, which are some of the most toxic chemicals you can release into the environment. They bioaccumulate and are potent carcinogenic endocrine disrupters.

Backyard smokers are awful, especially for neighbors who have lung, heart or other health conditions. Nobody who cares for the people living near them should set up a smoker in their yard. Even if you only smoke food in your backyard once in a while, it can still make some neighbors very ill.

Besides, smoking foods makes them more carcinogenic. In the words of Dr H. Garber of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment:

"the growing epicurial fad of smoking food represents a huge setback for public health, and a personal choice that is one of the most unhealthy of culinary endeavors. Wood smoke is probably the most toxic type of pollution the average person ever inhales. Burning 10 pounds of wood for one hour releases as many toxic chemicals as 6,000 packs of cigarettes. Wood smoke creates free radicals that are active 40 times longer than those found in secondhand cigarette smoke and 12 times more prone to cause cancer. Wood smoke easily penetrates the indoor air of homes nearby and, with no indoor storm to blow it out, can linger there long after the smoked ribs have disappeared.

If an expensive restaurant advertised that they let their ribs sit on top of 6,000 smoldering packs of Marlboros for hours on end, would you be standing in line to get in? How about if they bragged that their meat had been saturated with diesel truck exhaust until mouth watering, tender and juicy? The toxic chemicals in wood smoke are as harmful if ingested, as if they are inhaled, causing chromosomal damage, immune system suppression, and multiple types of cancer, i.e. pancreatic, colorectal and prostate." (Op-ed: Governor should burn bill that puts special interests ahead of public health, Salt Lake Tribune, March 7, 2017)""

Chip, I'm glad I'm not your neighbor. You would not have these issues if you were of an earlier generation. Most pollutants come from automobiles and power generators so unless you give up cars and electricity you are a hippocrit. Also you can find a study or statistic to prove just about anything so take your goody two shoes pie in the sky holier than thou attitude and shove them where the sun don't shine.

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Posted by Hugh Stoner on 07/24/2017 at 12:56 PM