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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Eat My Charlotte

Re: “Why do the black shows on the Food Network suck ass?

I just saw my first episode of Big Daddy's House...I don't know exactly what you are looking for. Most cooks make foods in a certain cooking style. Jacques Pepin does french, Nigella does British, Giada (ugh) does it because of big money, meaning because she can. Big Daddy's House does American. Other than being unaccustomed to watching black men cook... I enjoyed what he cooked. He is or should I say was gutsy, innovative and the food is gorgeous in color, pop and sheer eat ability. I think your unhappiness with black people cooking IS because they are black. Not all blacks are gonna put on a dashiki and research "the richness" of black culture. Some folks just wanna cook something delicious and eat it. And I'm whitish (half Mexican) so you may decide to discount my opinion. Aren't we all just people from time to time without having to emphasize and point out our differences? Yes, I know you are proud of your heritage but surely you don't dwell on it 24/7?

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Posted by Phyllis Moore on 12/20/2013 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

What kind of God creature are you to use Gods name invein ? When sharing your great gift? I am a God fearing christian and i believe that to enjoy your hard work , you should clean not only your kitchen. But your Mouth. That is called REPENT.. and enjoy the good language God gave us not the foul that the devil taught you. May God have mercy on you.

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Posted by gowie on 12/12/2013 at 11:27 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

Charlotte has never tried to preserve much of it's history. Uptown is a perfect example. There's no resemblance to uptown in the 1960's. All the old storefronts are long gone along with some beautiful architecture like the Masonic Temple on S. Tryon and the Oasis Shrine Temple right next door. The columns from the Masonic Temple stand alone on some road in Rock Hill now. Go figure. I was surprised to hear the old Carolina theater is up for renovation and I look forward to that happening, if it ever does.

Posted by Sabre70 on 12/08/2013 at 8:16 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

Updating happens, I get it... But I will say I understand where you are coming from. Charlotte, especially, seems to lack more history in architecture and what not. I like seeing old things around sometimes.... Maybe they kept it somewhere?? Who knows.... As long as the food hasnt changed though, I think the charm and nostalgia will still be there in other ways.

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Posted by MFarr322 on 12/05/2013 at 2:43 AM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

As long as the chicken recipe hasn't changed I think I'm good with it.

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Posted by Robin Woodie Williams on 12/04/2013 at 11:21 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

The new sign looks a lot like the old one when you consider how much worse it could have been.

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Posted by Jeff Hahne 1 on 12/04/2013 at 4:01 PM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

I agree with everything you said, and as a designer am constantly dismayed at the dumbing-down of our visual landscape, but truthfully I didn't spend much time caring about this particular example. The old sign was done in the low-cost vernacular of the time. This new one is done in the low-cost vernacular of today, which just happens to be digital and clip-art-y. I'd prefer to have the old one, but I can't expect reverence for design and retro charm out of every business.

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Posted by rumbrave on 12/04/2013 at 11:15 AM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

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Posted by Wyndham Manning on 12/04/2013 at 10:17 AM

Re: “What's the value of a sign?

The change is insignificant, and if you hadn't written this article I wouldn't have even noticed.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DLP on 12/04/2013 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

I made this pie last night and it's f@#$ing delicious. Having to delete all your profanities to get to the recipe made for a good story at the table, the cinnamon whipped cream is insane, and my friends kept taking spoonfuls of pie and whipped cream until the whole thing was gone. (I thought one woman was going to rub it all over herself, for heaven's sake.) The only thing is: the filling was a little runny. The next time I make it, I'm going to use a whole can of pumpkin, reduce the amount of cream in the filling, and cut down on the sugar just a bit. Other than that, this is crazy good.

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Posted by Roberta on 11/25/2013 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

Haha, hilarious! Your writing reminds me of Thug Kitchen on Facebook. Everyone needs to get a grip!

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Park on 11/25/2013 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

Your opening line is uncalled for and turns more people off than necessary. The recipe itself and other comments can stand on their own without dropping the "F-bomb". I'm wondering if you are doing this for the shock value to make you stand out more? Regardless, the recipe sounds yummy and I'm going to give it a try.

4 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by DeeDee on 11/23/2013 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

Ridiculous bit of tone shaming from "dan"... Oh my god, someone said "ass" ... everything of value is ruined.... simply ridiculous notion, perpetuated by wrinkled old shrivs...

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by droogie79x on 11/23/2013 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

I love it!! and your honest commentary. Can't wait to break out of the boring mold.

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Posted by Teresa Nakooka on 11/23/2013 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Recipe: Pumpkin Pie with Brown Butter Gingersnap Crust

Nice use of the English language. Feel better now? You remind me of the idiot I recently encountered driving the wrong way down the aisle in the parking lot. I stopped and pointed it out to him and his response was *uck you *itch. Nice! I used to admonish my children that their I.Q. diminished a point for each profane utterance that issued from their face. Clearly I was correct. Get a clue and raise your I.Q. .... But I suppose that is not the audience you are aiming for. Too bad you made your recipe not matter.

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Posted by dan on 11/22/2013 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Featured Cocktail: The Dirty Ol' Punk'n

Sounds delish, Nicole. My cocktail creation made it on the Liquid Diet on August 29th! :) I'll have to come and try this one.

Posted by EPedersen on 11/22/2013 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Eating With Your Dollars: The best fast food money can buy

Hi! I've been juicing for a while now. Made a 14day juicing fast and felt great so I've kept the green juicing as part of my morning routine! I do travel a lot though, I see you travel too, so my question is: did you travel all that way with your breville packed? (I have a breville also! Yay!) if not, how do you make sure the hotel will prepare your juice every morning? Thanx for the great tips!

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Posted by Silvana Guajardo on 10/26/2013 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Recipe: Thai Coffee Cupcakes

Duh, forgot to put 'flour' in your recipe!

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Posted by bakerme on 10/10/2013 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Updated: Ardbeg's full-size rocket not landing at Soul Thursday

this place is the pits

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Posted by a loyal fan on 10/09/2013 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Crockpot Recipe: Turkey Pumpkin Chili

When you say one can do pumpkin, do you mean a large or small?

Posted by Leanne on 10/06/2013 at 9:58 AM

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