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"...supposed to be Chicago hot dogs what ever that means"    Well, that means a lot!   The Chicago hot dog is a Vienna Beef all-beef, natural casing dog on a steamed poppy-seed bun which is combined with a very specific list of toppings to make The Chicago Hot Dog.  If any are omitted, it ain't a Chicago Hot Dog.  If you ask for Ketchup you will be asked to leave the store.   We take this matter very seriously.   Mike
I posted this several years ago-   When my son owned a cabinet shop, he made a lot of cutting boards to utilize scraps.  He found research papers from the University of Wisconsin/Madison Department of Food Science that concluded that USP mineral oil was really the only choice for oiling boards as it never became rancid, whereas all nut/vegetable oils definitely did.   If you make a board, use TiteBond III glue, which is USDA approved for foodservice use, waterproof,...
What's wrong with USDA-approved mineral oil?  It's the only treatment that doesn't go rancid and it is also food safe. Is your car powered by non-petroleum-based fuel?   Mke  
Sushichef Welcome!   I'm sure many of the community would welcome some expert advice about sushi/sashimi, and I hope you will hang around and participate.     You will find that if you have any questions other than your specialty there are many who will generously respond with both amateur and professional advice, techniques, and suggestions.   Looking forward to having you here.   Mike
Gotta be a French onion soup with the onions cooked down until almost black, long-simmered in a hearty beef broth, topped with a 1/4" slab of gruyere and put under the broiler until the cheese droops and just starts to brown and served gingerly in its super-hot heavy china bowl.   That described the onion soup at the now-departed Bogart's Steakhouse in Tinley Park, a SW Chicago suburb.  We couldn't afford the steaks but went often to slurp out on the soup.    Mike
mimi-   I have a cookbook simply  titled Hot  which  has a recipe for Brussels sprouts stir-fried in a mustard sauce.  I hate sprouts, but I can eat these all day  I'll get to the book in a couple of days and post the very simple recipe.   Mike
No, I'm not an ads...whatever that is... I'm an economist.   That's probably worse.   Mike 
Well, I'm an economist and I don't understand.   It's not a lot of work- it's a lot of waiting until the seedlings mature and begin to host truffles, and then you let your dog/pig dig them up for you.   If there's literally tons and tons of them I would think the price would be a lot lower.   Something fishy here.   Mike   
Two Christmases ago, when UPS got all backed up, we realized our customary country ham wasn't  arriving in time for Christmas. Our son went to a local fancy butcher and got a ten-pound USDA  prime bone-in prime rib roast.  He gave it a rub and cooked it in a smoker for about four hours to 140* and then put it in a 500* oven for a few minutes for a crust. Worked wonderfully.   Mike
TJ's introduced Grand Blue blue cheese in this month's Flyer.  I rushed to buy a chunk but it's not very tasty.  Made in Germany, it does not  have much tang or bite.  Guess they should stick to wursts.    Go find Wisconsin's Bleu Affinee which  I touted a few months ago.   Mike
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