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dbzeag

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here, i love all wes andersons movie. less of that!

Uh oh, lover's quarrel. Please get along, you two! You make such a cute couple (for me to be jealous about).

Back to the OP :drool: I love your cooking. I love your meat :drool: I fail at life, though, as I cannot have Baileys just straight up :(
 

theacoustician

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Uh oh, lover's quarrel. Please get along, you two! You make such a cute couple (for me to be jealous about).

Back to the OP :drool: I love your cooking. I love your meat :drool: I fail at life, though, as I cannot have Baileys just straight up :(

How girly do you have to be that you can't even drink Bailey's on the rocks?
 

kiwi

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I keep thinking about attempting to cook lobster. It hasn't happened yet though. Any good recipes for a first try?
 

dbzeag

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How girly do you have to be that you can't even drink Bailey's on the rocks?

It's a preference thing, not a feminine thing. Certainly the fine choice in beers and wine selection + what can only be called innovative vodka collection I have bears some credibility to my pseudo-masculinity.
 

theacoustician

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I keep thinking about attempting to cook lobster. It hasn't happened yet though. Any good recipes for a first try?
Watch the Good Eats video linked and watch the other two parts of that episode on YouTube. Lobster is good straight up with garlic butter on the side if you don't mind getting visceral with a nutcracker and possibly a hammer. Rounders put on grip gloves and tear it apart with their bare hands.

I've been known to make people lose their appitite at Joe's Crab Shack when I go all Wild Kingdom on a stack of crab legs. Its been described as a brutal feeding frenzy.
 

Mrs. Valve

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this is an example of shopping carefully (aka, what not to buy in this case)
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 17:24:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: ProMED-mail <[email protected]>
Subject: PRO/EDR> Azaspiracid toxins, shellfish - USA ex Ireland: alert

AZASPIRACID TOXINS, SHELLFISH - USA ex IRELAND: ALERT
*****************************************************
A ProMED-mail post
<http://www.promedmail.org>
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases
<http://www.isid.org>

Date: Fri 15 Aug 2008
Source: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) News, press release [edited]
<http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2008/NEW01875.html>


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers
against eating certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry
Bay Seafoods, imported from Ireland, because they may be contaminated
with azaspiracid toxins, a group of naturally occurring marine toxins
known to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

Azaspiracid toxins are odorless, tasteless, and cannot be destroyed
or neutralized by freezing or cooking, including boiling. Individuals
who have experienced gastrointestinal symptoms such as those noted
above after eating any of the products listed below should consult
their health care professional. Symptoms typically occur within hours
of consumption and persist for 2 to 3 days.

In July [2008], 2 people in Washington State became ill after eating
the company's "Mussels in a Garlic Butter Sauce." FDA tested unopened
product from the same production lot and found that it contained the
azaspiracid toxins.

Consumers should throw out the following Bantry Bay Seafood frozen
cooked products with "Best before end" dates ranging from 23 Jan 2009
to 15 Nov 2009:

Mussels in a Garlic Butter Sauce
Mussels in White Wine Sauce
Mussels in Tomato and Garlic Sauce
The "Best before end" dates are displayed on the side of the box in
the following format: MM:DD:YY. Products to be thrown out are marked
with dates 01:23:09 through 11:15:09.

These products are sold frozen in 1 pound cardboard packages in
stores throughout the United States.

The FDA also recommends that retailers and foodservice operators
remove these products, and any food in which these products were used
as an ingredient, from sale or service.

Azaspiracid toxins were an unknown marine toxin until 1995, when they
were identified and linked to an outbreak of foodborne illnesses
associated with consumption of Irish shellfish. The toxins have since
been identified in other shellfish from the west coast of Europe.
They have never been detected in shellfish harvested from US waters.
 

plot

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this is an example of shopping carefully (aka, what not to buy in this case)
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 17:24:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: ProMED-mail <[email protected]>
Subject: PRO/EDR> Azaspiracid toxins, shellfish - USA ex Ireland: alert

AZASPIRACID TOXINS, SHELLFISH - USA ex IRELAND: ALERT
*****************************************************
A ProMED-mail post
<http://www.promedmail.org>
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases
<http://www.isid.org>

Date: Fri 15 Aug 2008
Source: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) News, press release [edited]
<http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2008/NEW01875.html>


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers
against eating certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry
Bay Seafoods, imported from Ireland, because they may be contaminated
with azaspiracid toxins, a group of naturally occurring marine toxins
known to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

Azaspiracid toxins are odorless, tasteless, and cannot be destroyed
or neutralized by freezing or cooking, including boiling. Individuals
who have experienced gastrointestinal symptoms such as those noted
above after eating any of the products listed below should consult
their health care professional. Symptoms typically occur within hours
of consumption and persist for 2 to 3 days.

In July [2008], 2 people in Washington State became ill after eating
the company's "Mussels in a Garlic Butter Sauce." FDA tested unopened
product from the same production lot and found that it contained the
azaspiracid toxins.

Consumers should throw out the following Bantry Bay Seafood frozen
cooked products with "Best before end" dates ranging from 23 Jan 2009
to 15 Nov 2009:

Mussels in a Garlic Butter Sauce
Mussels in White Wine Sauce
Mussels in Tomato and Garlic Sauce
The "Best before end" dates are displayed on the side of the box in
the following format: MM:DD:YY. Products to be thrown out are marked
with dates 01:23:09 through 11:15:09.

These products are sold frozen in 1 pound cardboard packages in
stores throughout the United States.

The FDA also recommends that retailers and foodservice operators
remove these products, and any food in which these products were used
as an ingredient, from sale or service.

Azaspiracid toxins were an unknown marine toxin until 1995, when they
were identified and linked to an outbreak of foodborne illnesses
associated with consumption of Irish shellfish. The toxins have since
been identified in other shellfish from the west coast of Europe.
They have never been detected in shellfish harvested from US waters.

polo has some explaining to do...
 

polo

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polo has some explaining to do...

The sea around Fastnet is a heavy sea traffic zone - I wouldn't eat anything from there either.

Generally the safest catch in Ireland is Donegal/Galway area on the west coast of Ireland, touching the Atlantic. Eating produce from St Georges Channel and the Irish Sea is asking for trouble.
 

Mrs. Valve

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this is what i am doing
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oh yeah, and apparently watching football (and later baseball)
 
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Mrs. Valve

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you have no idea. i've been waiting years to open this box and make my coffee-table-sized imperial blowy-stuff-uppy awesomeness