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Spending money like water... - Princess
maigrey
maigrey
Spending money like water...
So, I'm thinking of buying this.

Think I should?

yes
3(27.3%)
no
5(45.5%)
do I get pasta out of this, too?
3(27.3%)
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maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 5th, 2002 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, really? See, I could see me not using the hand rolly pasta maker thing so much, but this is automatic!! (cue ooh and ahhing)

I probably won't buy it. But I waaaant.
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maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 5th, 2002 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ooh!

Yes, that'd be awesome!

Hah, perhaps someone should start the white elephant exchange community :)
low_delta From: low_delta Date: April 6th, 2002 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ooh!

Well, there is trading post, swop_meet and a_perfect_trade, but they seem to have just the same three people posting in them. (I did an interest search on "trading".)
maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 5th, 2002 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

to follow up to myself...

... I also have an automatic bread maker.

It's great for gathering dust.
From: grapesoda Date: April 5th, 2002 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
no. And I'm a chef so my vote should count for like....5 votes.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 5th, 2002 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

It definitely counts more!

I did say "ooh ms g said no, so probably not a good idea". But why do you say that, if I may be curious? Is it because these things are useless, or because all good pasta should be hand done?

From: grapesoda Date: April 5th, 2002 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: It definitely counts more!

To make good pasta you have to learn to make perfect pasta dough. You have to make it wrong so many times you think you're going to go crazy trying to obtain the most perfect consistency and then finally you get it right...perfect...straight from heavy consistency. It doesn't really have to do with the machine, it has to do with ones level of commitment to learning how to make pasta. I've had great fresh pasta in my life...and a lot of it has come from a machine (although, an industrial version)...but if I had a spare 100$ I'd just put it towards buying a high quality dried pasta like Dececco.(and cooking it perfectly al dente and without rinsing it after it comes out of the water)

in conclusion: fresh pasta's not all that
maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 5th, 2002 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

A pasta question I've always had...

how do you tell if it's al dente or not, without tasting a lot? Guess work? Lots of pasta cooking?

And thanks. I admire you -- I'd love to be able to cook well, instead of just cooking edible things. :)
From: grapesoda Date: April 6th, 2002 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: A pasta question I've always had...

You have to taste, touch, smell the food you're cooking. It's a must. More specifically with pasta that you're cooking to al dente....break a piece, the middle should have a hint, just a hint of white left in the middle.

And I'm sure you cook better then you think you do....being a good cook is mostly just about being confident.
snidegrrl From: snidegrrl Date: April 5th, 2002 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
they had OBNOXIOUS popunder ads, therefore i rule out buying their product.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 5th, 2002 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
but it's automatic!! :)
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