Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > General > Off Topic

Off Topic All non-tech chat belongs here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default Do you suck at cooking?

I sure do, so I appreciated this link that I found at CNN:

http://www.cookinglight.com/cooking-...0400000064986/

There's surprisingly a lot of good tips in there, regardless of whether you are baking something or cooking a meal. I am a major repeat offender for #10: You overcrowd the pan.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
b1lk1
Tech Monkey
 
b1lk1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 821
Default

I consider myself a great cook and I still like reading articles like this because you can always pick up a new tip here and there that will just add to the eating experience. Anyone that feels they need tips should definitely read that, alot of them are not a common sense as they should be.
__________________
Oldschool PC:
Intel E6300/Nouctua NH-9U w/dual 92mm Panaflos
XFX 680i LT
Patriot PC2-6400 2X2GB LL
2 X BFG 8800GTX in SLI
Enermax Revolution 620W PSU
ASUS 24X DVD/Seagate 250GB SATA 2/THermaltake A90/Windows 7 Ultimate 64
b1lk1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
Tharic-Nar
Techgage Staff
 
Tharic-Nar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,166
Default

Made a few of those mistakes as well, and i will say that i have a serious problem with cooking meats in general. White meat i can handle, it's actually quite hard to get wrong, but red meats... the number of failed attempts far exceed those of an edible level, lol. Pastries i don't have a problem with anymore, or more accurately, i don't have so many problems. Going from making bread to making pastry often results in over-working the dough and you end up with rubber.

With the likes of cakes, the one thing that has to be emphasized is the creaming method, most people just simply mix the sugar and fat, resulting in bricks. You have to work it, and work it for a while until it really is fluffy in texture, otherwise you will be greeted with a brick.

Yes i can cook...... for the most part.... i think.
Tharic-Nar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 12:51 AM   #4
slugbug
Partition Master
 
slugbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 336
Default

When I was 10 or so I destroyed my mom's kitchen curtains while attempting to make myself french toast for breakfast one morning. Note to self: don't pour water on a grease fire

I'm a much better cook now though
__________________
Going broke saving money.
slugbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 05:17 PM   #5
Doomsday
Tech Junkie
 
Doomsday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: KHI, PAK
Posts: 1,559
Default

i wanted to become a Chef! but then i realized there wont be anything left for other people to eat!
__________________
PSU: Corsair AX850 - Case: Cooler Master HAF X - CPU:Core i7-2600k - Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT - Motherboard: Asus Z68 Maximus IV Extreme Z - Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB-1600Mhz - GPU: AMD MSI R6970 Lightning - HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green - SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB - K/B: Razer Lycosa Mirror - Mouse: Logitech G700 - MouseMat: Steel Series 4HD - LCD: Asus VG278H 27" - Speakers: Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 - Headset: Logitech G35 7.1



"Do not look at a man's prayers nor his fasts, rather, measure him by how well he deals with others, the compassion he shows his fellow man, his wisdom and his integrity" - Umar Ibn Al-Khattab


Doomsday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 06:40 PM   #6
Optix
Basket Chassis
 
Optix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 1,685
Default

Did you ever see Homer make cereal only to have it spontaneously combust? Yeah...that's me. Luckily I married someone who LOVES to cook. Cooking to her is like tinkering with my computer to me.

OVERCLOCK YOUR DINNER!
Optix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 07:14 PM   #7
Doomsday
Tech Junkie
 
Doomsday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: KHI, PAK
Posts: 1,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Optix View Post
Did you ever see Homer make cereal only to have it spontaneously combust? Yeah...that's me. Luckily I married someone who LOVES to cook. Cooking to her is like tinkering with my computer to me.

OVERCLOCK YOUR DINNER!
Lol!
__________________
PSU: Corsair AX850 - Case: Cooler Master HAF X - CPU:Core i7-2600k - Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT - Motherboard: Asus Z68 Maximus IV Extreme Z - Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB-1600Mhz - GPU: AMD MSI R6970 Lightning - HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green - SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB - K/B: Razer Lycosa Mirror - Mouse: Logitech G700 - MouseMat: Steel Series 4HD - LCD: Asus VG278H 27" - Speakers: Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 - Headset: Logitech G35 7.1



"Do not look at a man's prayers nor his fasts, rather, measure him by how well he deals with others, the compassion he shows his fellow man, his wisdom and his integrity" - Umar Ibn Al-Khattab


Doomsday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2010, 08:10 PM   #8
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Optix View Post
OVERCLOCK YOUR DINNER!
Didn't you read? Slugbug tried that, and it went completely wrong ;-)
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #9
slugbug
Partition Master
 
slugbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 336
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
Didn't you read? Slugbug tried that, and it went completely wrong ;-)
I forgot to mention that I grabbed the cast iron skillet and threw it outside in the snowbank, burning my hand in the process.
__________________
Going broke saving money.
slugbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2010, 03:02 PM   #10
Optix
Basket Chassis
 
Optix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 1,685
Default

Good thing you live in Canada. Where would you have thrown it if you lived in say, Arizona?
Optix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #11
b1lk1
Tech Monkey
 
b1lk1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 821
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Optix View Post
Good thing you live in Canada. Where would you have thrown it if you lived in say, Arizona?
At a cactus, lol.
__________________
Oldschool PC:
Intel E6300/Nouctua NH-9U w/dual 92mm Panaflos
XFX 680i LT
Patriot PC2-6400 2X2GB LL
2 X BFG 8800GTX in SLI
Enermax Revolution 620W PSU
ASUS 24X DVD/Seagate 250GB SATA 2/THermaltake A90/Windows 7 Ultimate 64
b1lk1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 12:56 PM   #12
slugbug
Partition Master
 
slugbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 336
Default

I suddenly have a craving for french toast
__________________
Going broke saving money.
slugbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #13
Jen McPherson
Resident Artist Nerd
 
Jen McPherson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MI, USA
Posts: 114
Talking

Cactus... haha.

I think I'm a decent cook, not the best, but I enjoy it. Yeah, french toast does sound good...
__________________
Jen McPherson
Freelance Writer & Artist

Visit my art portfolio: http://astral-deva.deviantart.com/
Jen McPherson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 07:47 AM   #14
Kougar
Techgage Staff
 
Kougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,653
Default

Quote:
If you have not "caramelized" fruit in salt rather than sugar, you have not suffered the most embarrassing mistake made by one of our editors.
Hmm, guess someone likes martini's a bit too much.

That's definitely a great (and amusing) read, I'm bookmarking this one. Lots of really good tips and pointers in there...
__________________
Core i7 4770k 4.2Ghz
Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 1600MHz 32GB
EVGA GTX 480 HydroCopper FTW
ASUS Xonar DX
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB | Windows 7 64-bit
Apogee XT + MCP655 & Thermochill Triple 140mm Radiator
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Cooler Master HAF-X

Kougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2010, 01:17 PM   #15
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
That's definitely a great (and amusing) read, I'm bookmarking this one. Lots of really good tips and pointers in there...
Yup, I put a couple of the tips to use last night, and the supper turned out to be better than usual (though it was just steak and vegetables, not rocket science).
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kung Fu Cooking Girls Original animation movie Kayden Off Topic 5 06-15-2011 01:01 AM
Vampires Suck TheCrimsonStar Off Topic 2 08-23-2010 10:25 AM
Five Applications that Don't Suck to Replace Ones that Do Rob Williams General Software 8 10-18-2008 01:44 PM
PC Gaming Isn't Dying, EA's Games Just Suck Rob Williams Gaming 10 07-15-2008 01:03 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:09 PM.