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Whack9 wrote:
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Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 pm
For several years, my personal rule has been to eat pizza only when I'm in NY or NJ, and only from local places. No chain pizza, despite that I know some chains do turn out a decent pie. So it's not surprising that I haven't eaten many of the ones on that list. But how do I live in a world that has as many locations as Blaze and I've never effin' heard of it. Don't recall seeing a store, don't recall seeing an ad on air or in print. Do I just visually/mentally gloss over things that don't interest me?
I've yet to find a decent sub here in Upstate/Western NC area. Delis aren't really a thing here.
Jersey Mike's are palatable.

https://www.jerseymikes.com/locations?search=28731
Yeah they're alright. Jersey Mike's, Jimmy John's, and Publix subs are all decent enough in my book. Ingles really stepped up their sub game too.
Wasn't Jimmy John's the chain that was making employees work off the books?

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Wasn't Jimmy John's the chain that was making employees work off the books?

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Jimmy John's may have been one of them; Papa John's was.

I think Whack9's original complaint was that he had no decent local sub sources. But I guess if he's getting a sub-standard sub anyway, he might as well get a local one. He doesn't find this one in Upstate SC..
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Wasn't Jimmy John's the chain that was making employees work off the books?

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Jimmy John's may have been one of them; Papa John's was.

I think Whack9's original complaint was that he had no decent local sub sources. But I guess if he's getting a sub-standard sub anyway, he might as well get a local one. He doesn't find this one in Upstate SC..
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Yeah, it's a tough life.

Thought about stockpiling a few hundred subs when I go to Jersey and shoving them in a dehydrator, so whenever I get a hankering for a sub I can just dip them bad boys in some water and have an insta-sub.

That's how that works, right?
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Our Roundup discussion on pp. 33-34.
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In 2015, the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified glyphosate, an active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, as a “probable carcinogen,” setting off a global debate about the world’s most popular weedkiller.

Over the last four years, Republicans in Congress have excoriated and pushed to defund the IARC, casting their defense of the chemical as a quest on behalf of small American farmers. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., has written that his outrage over the cancer research is on behalf of the “farmers and food manufacturers who rely on traditional farming methods to produce the food that fuels America — and the world.”

But according to a recent trove of documents, the ongoing political assault on the IARC has been scripted in part by Monsanto, the St. Louis-based chemical and seed conglomerate that produces Roundup and Roundup-resistant crops.

Roundup has been cash cow for the company since the 1970s, fueling billions of dollars in annual profits. Its use has skyrocketed in recent decades since the company developed genetically modified corn and other crops that are resistant to it; it is now the world’s leading herbicide.

A growing number of individuals say that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the dangers of using Roundup and had marketed the chemical spray as harmless to humans, while internally recommending that its own employees use gloves and protective gear. Critics say that the Roundup formula used in the U.S. also contains a surfactant that makes the herbicide far more toxic than the variation of the spray sold in the European market....
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A teenage boy from Bristol has gone blind and partially deaf after living off a diet of chips, bangers and crisps for up to a decade.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bris ... af-3274446

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"Crimes" with food people have committed...
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ajanibazile/fo ... -committed

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"Crimes" with food people have committed...
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ajanibazile/fo ... -committed
A couple I see no problem with:

12. "My dad puts shredded cheese on pears."
Fresh fruit and cheese slices are commonly mixed. He's just added a texture quirk to it.
14. "I've seen someone dip Oreos in orange juice."
Orange and chocolate are often combined in candies. Same result for 1/10 the price.

Others I wouldn't go out of my way to try, but might not be awful:

3. "My local restaurant once served mozzarella pizza with marshmallows."
Breakfast pizzas, dessert pizzas, pineapple on pizza - maybe this one works, too. Maybe not, but only because I'm not a huge marshmallow fan to begin with.
7. "I think a slightly sweet beer in some plain or honey nut cheerios is game-changing!"
There was a time when I would have tried this in a heartbeat, maybe liked it, maybe not.
9. "When I was a kid, I used to dip cheese sandwiches into strawberry milkshakes."
I still eat cheese and jam sandwiches. Is this very different?

I agree that ketchup on anything and large amounts of mayo are disgusting. I have enjoyed mayo on french fries like the Dutch do, but I prefer ranch dressing.
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I thought it was a funny list, although sure not everything was awful - some of it was funny only because somebody thought it was strange. Cheese on pears (or with most any fruit for that matter) is a long-time favorite of mine. I'm not a dipper of hardly anything into liquid, though. Not into sog.
Some would consider poutine to be a food crime, and maybe that was once me. Not now. The author would be aghast at a lot of the food now served at any big fair, but many of the items at the Minnesota fair look pretty good... https://www.mnstatefair.org/new-this-year/food/


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http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/index.jsp

Example:
Winter Squash
64 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program
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http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/index.jsp

Example:
Winter Squash
64 Pesticide Residues Found by the USDA Pesticide Data Program
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How is that even possible?
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How is that even possible?
Many different farms sampled. Some pesticide residues were only found on 0.1% of the squash, and I imagine that some contamination is from drift or from historic use of a field as opposed to recent application.
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Speaking of food - tonight will be halibut bought literally off the boat an hour or so after it was caught, avocados fresh off the tree at less than a buck apiece, fresh brussels sprouts that you have to pick off the stem and salad made from stuff grown within 5 miles of here. All that and a margarita to watch the sunset over Monterey Bay. So if the fish has a little mercury and the veggies and fruit have bug spray - Life's too short to quibble, especially when large chunks of the state are burning down from the effects of climate change.

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Speaking of food - tonight will be halibut bought literally off the boat an hour or so after it was caught, avocados fresh off the tree at less than a buck apiece, fresh brussels sprouts that you have to pick off the stem and salad made from stuff grown within 5 miles of here. All that and a margarita to watch the sunset over Monterey Bay. So if the fish has a little mercury and the veggies and fruit have bug spray - Life's too short to quibble, especially when large chunks of the state are burning down from the effects of climate change.

How does it compare to gulf flounder?
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How does it compare to gulf flounder?
This particular halibut was quite similar. It was smaller than a lot of halibut you get, so it was not so thick. Very light, good flavor.

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How does it compare to gulf flounder?
This particular halibut was quite similar. It was smaller than a lot of halibut you get, so it was not so thick. Very light, good flavor.

https://www.joepattis.com/Joe-Pattis-Se ... elcome.cfm


Fish store on the way home. A fresh flounder, a way super expensive half pound of blue crab lump meat and it's stuffed flounder tonight.

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Good choice!

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