Techniques of Fine Cooking 1

Today was egg day! Everything we learned revolved around eggs in some way. The lecture portion started off by going over some of the technical ways to cook the items we were going to be cooking later in the class, such as the temperature the water should be to properly poach eggs, how to properly peel hard-cooked eggs, and how to make clarified butter.

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Techniques of Fine Cooking 1

Wasting time online since 1993. This lesson was all about braising, shellfish, and heavy cream. We got started with the lecture and Chef told us all about the how and why of braising, how to check shellfish to make sure they’re still alive, how to deglaze and reduce, and how to make mousse.

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Techniques of Fine Cooking 1

Techniques of Fine Cooking 1 - Class #5. This was the last class and the chef threw us for a little bit of a loop…when it came time to cook, she told us that we wouldn’t be allowed to look at our recipes…she would post a list of ingredients and we would have to mix them based on experience and taste. I’ll go into why that is almost the

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Techniques of Fine Cooking 1

Wasting time online since 1993. We dove right into the class lecture this week both because there was no general introduction to go through and because we were roasting chicken and making chicken stock so we needed as much cooking time as possible.

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Techniques of Fine Cooking 1

Techniques of Fine Cooking 1 - Class #1. Last night was the first class of the five, and to make sure that I wasn’t late, I left work slightly early to make sure I had enough time to get downtown and find the school, and by “slightly early” I mean that I left at the time that I officially work till as directed by the employee handbook and

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joshmadison.com – Wasting time online since 1993

Wasting time online since 1993. NYC has had its share of interesting weather the last few years, including a major hurricane, minor hurricane, and various levels of nor’easters and blizzards. During each of these weather phenomena I’ve noticed that the intensity of the impending weather can be matched to the level of dress of the local TV weathermen shortly before the storm hits the area.

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Convert for Windows – joshmadison.com

Convert for Windows. Convert is a free and easy to use unit conversion program that will convert the most popular units of distance, temperature, volume, time, speed, mass, power, density, pressure, energy, and many others, including the ability to create custom conversions! Download Convert v4.10 (it's …

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Fortune Cookie Fortunes – joshmadison.com

A lifetime friend shall soon be made. A lifetime of happiness lies ahead of you. A light heart carries you through all the hard times. A new perspective will come with the new year. (2) A person is never to (sic) old to learn. (2) A person of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds.

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Quote: Too bad that all the people – joshmadison.com

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. joshmadison.com is a collection of thoughts, photos, reviews, and WOMBATs of Josh Madison. About. Archives. Featured. Photos. Convert. Woody’s Chalkboard. [email protected]

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Juggling Instead of Unpacking – joshmadison.com

Wasting time online since 1993. You’ve moved, and as you’re unpacking, you come across three juggling beanbags, so you immediately stop unpacking and spend 10 minutes juggling to make sure you haven’t forgotten how to do it.

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Who Do You Miss Most In Your Life

Answering today’s question from Quofda:. This is a good question, and one that I have a long and weird answer to. To understand the answer, you have to know that I’m an only child who grew up in an apartment in Manhattan.

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Puzzle 29 – joshmadison.com

Puzzle 29. Puzzle 29 is a jigsaw puzzle designed by Yuu Asaka, and it’s a doozy. Right off the bat, the puzzle stacks the deck against you because the pieces are acrylic and have no front or back, so either side can be used. Then the base measures about 5x5 pieces, so you would think about 25 pieces would fit in it, but there are 29 pieces!

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Getting the Current Desktop Background in OS X

I have a lot of desktop backgrounds (a.k.a. “wallpapers”) on my Mac. I keep them all in one folder and set them to change every 15 minutes in random order.

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About – joshmadison.com

Josh is a 40-something New Yorker who likes movies, pizza, museums, and the Oxford Comma. He’s been described as having “a laconic, dry sense of humor”, which might be an understatement. He’s six feet six inches tall (198 cm), and weighs around 210 pounds (95 kg). His birthday is September 6, which makes him a Virgo, and he was born and

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I'm Keeping a Promise with Myself – joshmadison.com

Wasting time online since 1993. For many, many years, I’ve been threatening to take a cooking class to improve my confidence in the kitchen…and if the class prevents me from poisoning myself, well, that would be a bonus.

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Height in Things – joshmadison.com

I’m roughly six-feet six-inches, or about 198 centimeters, tall.Every once in a while I wonder how tall I am in terms of other, non-established, units of measure. For example, I’m 20 Twinkies tall, which would add up to 1,980 calories, 86 grams of fat, and 1,800 milligrams of sodium.

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M&M’s Color Distribution Analysis Individual Pack Data

M&M’s Color Distribution Analysis Individual Pack Data. Below is the individual sample pack findings of M&M Color Distribution Analysis. This pack had 1 M&M (s) more than the rounded average of 55 per pack. This pack had 2 M&M (s) less than the rounded average of 55 per pack. This pack had 1 M&M (s) less than the rounded average of 55 per pack.

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Photography – joshmadison.com

Photography. One of my hobbies is photography, so I’ve included some galleries of photos I’ve taken. There’s a whole range of close-up photos I’ve taken, as well. I’ve been known to throw stuff up on Instagram from time-to-time, and I’ve dissected an old lens to see how it worked. “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst

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The MSN Beta T-shirt – joshmadison.com

A number of years ago my father taught me how to shine my shoes using an old T-shirt or rag to apply the polish. As I was shining my shoes this evening, it dawned on me that the old T-shirt I was using was about 14 years old and was related to a very old service of Microsoft.

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Dinner With George – joshmadison.com

Salmon Salmon with honey-dill sauce Next up was a very nice piece of salmon with a honey-dill sauce. After grilling the salmon for four minutes, I spooned onto it a heated mixture of honey, dill, parsley, butter and salt, then grilled it for an additional three minutes.

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Weird Search Results – joshmadison.com

Weird Search Results. Sometimes, when I look at the logs of this site, I’m struck by how often it’s visited by someone after it was returned by a search engine based on a somewhat strange query. I have included a few of the strange queries here and will add to it as appropriate. I may find the query strange if it is 1) just a strange group

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Why Is This Door Taped From The Outside

Why Is This Door Taped From The Outside? I got home a little while ago and noticed that my neighbor (the Steelers fan) had taped the bottom of his apartment door with masking tape as seen in the picture below: Door bottom with tape. This is the second time that I’ve seen his door taped in this fashion, and I have no idea why.

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March Madness: Final Two Minutes – joshmadison.com

The average time it took to play the the last two minutes of the games was 9:22. If the point differential was 4 points or less (11 games), they took an average of 13:10. The maximum was 22:36; the minimum was 8:56. If the point differential was between 5 and 9 points (10 games), they took an average of 13:32. The maximum was 18:19; the minimum

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Lens Dissection – joshmadison.com

Minolta MAXXUM 50mm f/1.7 lens before dissection. Bottom of lens. Removing the four screws seemed like the thing to do. The metal mount came right off. The computer chip in the upper left tells the camera what kind of lens is attached as well as the minimum and maximum aperture of the lens. The big hole on the right side at about three o

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Jury Duty (2009 Edition) – joshmadison.com

Jury Duty (2009 Edition) On October 13, 2009, I was summoned for petit jury duty in New York State Supreme Court at 100 Centre Street in Manhattan. This is the second time I’ve performed jury duty for the state, and the first in criminal court. The summons requested that I show up at 8:45 a.m. and go to room 1517.

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Toilet Paper Usage Analysis – joshmadison.com

Analysis over. April 14, 2008 — The analysis is over. It’s been one year and four days, and in that time, I’ve used 49 rolls of toilet paper bathroom tissue, or 49,000 sheets, at an approximate cost of $52.43. You can see the details below, but it’s clear that I …

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Woody’s Chalkboards

It’s the thought that counts. Everybody wants to see “my name” on the blackboard. “My Name”. Nothing to see here today. Move on to Woody’s face. Glued my eyes shut. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Getting you forget-me-nots for valentine’s. Please remind me.

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Review: Tassimo Hot Beverage System – joshmadison.com

Tassimo is a hot beverage machine that uses prepackaged “discs” to make a variety of coffees, teas, and other hot beverages. In a nutshell, you fill its tank with water, place a Tassimo “T DISC” in the machine, close a lid, hit a button, and in a minute or so your beverage is ready. Each T DISC makes one cup of whatever beverage you

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Lite Brite Neon Studio – joshmadison.com

Lite Brite Neon Studio. After the tour at The Brooklyn Army Terminal, the second half of Obscura Day was spent taking a tour of Lite Brite Neon Studio, a studio that creates…wait for it…neon signs. There were lots of reclaimed signs that they keep around the shop to reuse or use for inspiration, as well as new signs they were working on.

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The Post In Which My Father Calls Me a "Nutjob" and I

The “Nutjob” Part. One of the stocking stuffers that my father gave my mother for the holidays this year was some Mint Chocolate M&M’s. During lunch, they came up in discussion, so I took out my iPhone and pulled up my review of Mint Crip M&M’s from May. Since my parents really don’t know how to use the iPhone, I had to zoom in on it so they could read it.

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Woody’s Chalkboards

Tony is gravy. Monday, November 23, 2020. Note: Clinton = Clinton Yats, another panelist on the show. Tim = Tim Cowlishaw, another panelist on the show. Frank = Frank Isola, another panelist on the show. Tony = Tony Reali, the host of ATH.

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U2 Book Signing – joshmadison.com

On September 22, 2006, I got an e-mail from U2.com stating that U2 will be signing their new book, U2 by U2, on Tuesday, September 26 in New York City. It said that U2.com had 150 invitations to the signing, exclusively for US subscribers. It further said that if I clicked on the provided link by 8 p.m. that night, I could enter for a chance to

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Chia Pet Planting (1999) – joshmadison.com

First off, the Chia Pet is handcrafted out of terracotta, and has a glazed head. The body, where the Chia Seeds go, is grooved so the seeds have a place to adhere to the body. To start off, you need to soak both the Chia Pet and the chia seeds in water overnight. This is to get the terracotta moist since this is how the water gets to the seeds.

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Woody’s Chalkboards

Have a very merry cherry Eric Berry Christmas. Thursday, December 20, 2018. You don’t appreciate something until it’s gone. For instance, toilet paper. Wednesday, December 19, 2018. My mind believes I’m 25. My humor suggests I’m 11. My body thinks I’m dead. Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

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Review: Nikon FM3a – joshmadison.com

Review: Nikon FM3a. FM3a body with 50mm lens. Picture it, late Saturday night, a smokey bar in the quiet part of town. An FM2n is sitting at the bar nursing her third martini. Up saunters a rather smooth talking FE2. He shows off his TTL flash control. The FM2n is unimpressed. He shows off his aperture-priority stepless shutter.

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One dollar coins will never be widely used in the U.S.A

One dollar coins will never be widely used in the U.S.A. I was thinking about the new Presidental $1 Coin program that the U.S. Mint started this year, and how they’ve tried to push $1 coins in the past, to no avail. I was thinking about how the rest of the western world has embraced $1 coins, and how the U.S.A. hasn’t, time and again.

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Mac OS X: The Grand Experiment – joshmadison.com

Mac OS X: The Grand Experiment. It’s been about a year since I made a Mac my full time, main-use, home computer. In that time I’ve learned a few things about Apple, the Macintosh, OS X, Microsoft, Windows, and even a little bit about myself. Table of Contents. Background. The grand experiment. Things that still blow me away.

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Woody’s Chalkboards

Never say “It goes without saying,” then say it. Friday, June 14, 2019. I don’t argue with Sarah. I just mentor her on how to be right. Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Note: Sarah = Sarah Spain, another panelist on the show. I didn’t know you award points at home. I …

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Woody’s Chalkboards

About Woody’s Chalkboard. This is an ongoing list of Woody Paige’s chalkboard/blackboard quips from the ESPN show “Around The Horn”. This list was started in January 2008.

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NYC Blizzard of 2000 – joshmadison.com

On Friday, December 29, 2000, 1010 WINS, the all-news station in NYC, reported that New York City was expecting 6-10 inches of snow in the 12-hour period starting at about 8:00am on Saturday.Knowing how beautiful NYC gets when covered with snow, and knowing that it only looks beautiful for about 10 minutes after the snow stops, I prepared myself to go out at about 10:00am.

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Woody’s Chalkboards

Woody’s Chalkboards. I prefer my kale with a silent “K”. Monday, July 17, 2017. Using latin phrases to sound smart is my modus operandi. Monday, July 17, 2017. If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing rihgt. Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Note: sic.

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