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Old 05-26-2010, 05:21 AM   #751
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A dude with cutco knives that basically rides his motorcycle around and gets bitches pregnant has four hours left on this and you're seriously going to argue about good food with him?
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:24 AM   #752
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:48 AM   #753
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #754
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:01 PM   #755
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The stroganoff isn't that far off from what I'd expect from nice restaurant quality plating that doesn't involve trying to make a ****ing tower out of it or anything. Needs less pasta or more sauce. Plus it's probably made with beef tenderloin which is just kind of a waste. I know that's traditional but **** that. You need to take a ****tier therefore beefier-tasting cut and execute l33t tenderizing skills.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #756
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The stroganoff isn't that far off from what I'd expect from nice restaurant quality plating that doesn't involve trying to make a ****ing tower out of it or anything. Needs less pasta or more sauce. Plus it's probably made with beef tenderloin which is just kind of a waste. I know that's traditional but **** that. You need to take a ****tier therefore beefier-tasting cut and execute l33t tenderizing skills.
it was a roast...tenderloin's ***ing ridiculously expensive and its pretty far down the list on my fav. cuts. It was cooked in the over after a brine.

not really proud of the other one but I was in food pic posting funk for a while. fwiw it was damn good.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:07 PM   #757
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im fairly sure that the reason OP is spending $35 a month on cologne is :


Ya i nailed it.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:17 PM   #758
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:52 PM   #759
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I don't know about you but i would like to be living in nyc on 65k and being poor. Best town on earth.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:07 PM   #760
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I lived in NYC for 12k annually when I worked for a non profit. I did not live well. It was a TON of fun.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:30 PM   #761
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I'll be happy to hold the cook-off at my place. Shall we set a cost-of-ingredients cap? Shall I prepare a box of inexpensive ingredients and you both do what you can with it?

To head sorta back to topic -- what would such a dish like the stroganoff cost per person for 4 people? Would it increase or reduce OP's food costs?

OP and gf could come to the cookoff! They could see how they could be living if they moved out of the most expensive city to live in.

I have a whole house for about half what they pay -- and get into the City when I want. OK, it's 2 hours each way, but one can take the train in. Or drive (also takes about 2 hours, if not rush hour), but then add a half hour to look for parking.

I lived in Manhattan for 20 years and got tired of spending an hour every night looking for a valid parking space because I, alone of my friends, had a car, and I had a car because for a few years I had a job on Long Island. (The first 10 years I didn't need a car, didn't have one, and didn't miss it.) I got tired of living in a tiny space. For awhile, it was fun. For another while, it didn't feel awful, then it did. NYC, if you are not pretty wealthy, can get depressing. Outside NYC, the same amount can get you a much more pleasant home, if a less intense life.

People make choices about what is important to them. Own your choices and be happy in them -- or make different choices.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:31 PM   #762
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I don't know about you but i would like to be living in nyc on 65k and being poor. Best town on earth.
You of all people should know New York will be under water in a few years.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:29 AM   #763
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:02 AM   #764
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I'm not sure if this helps a lot.. but if you really want to save $ on food, start eating a ton of Asian foods. Especially Chinese. You'd be literally amazed at how little you can spend on eating chinese dishes, and shopping for ingredients in Chinatown. Rice, vegetables, fish, some meats, soups, dumplings, blah blah blah.. it is REALLY cheap.

The difference in expense is due to "American" dinners revolving around the most expensive thing - proteins. Steaks, lobster, shrimp, Lamb Chops... these are really expensive. Anyway, its just a suggestion, I know its not viable to just start eating Chinese food for the rest of your life.


Oh - and for the person who said "meat is meat" anywhere you go its all the same, that's not true at all. You can pretty much get USDA select and choice everywehre, but you have to actually go look for Prime. The differences in qualities of meats is amazing. A dry-aged prime steak will be like butter compared to a USDA select piece, same cut, prep, etc. Good meats can be outrageously expensive, not to mention the exotic stuff.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:11 AM   #765
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it was a roast...tenderloin's ***ing ridiculously expensive and its pretty far down the list on my fav. cuts. It was cooked in the over after a brine.

not really proud of the other one but I was in food pic posting funk for a while. fwiw it was damn good.
who the **** brines beef do you attend the upstairs dental medical culinary school in afghanistan or something?
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:15 AM   #766
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who the **** brines beef do you attend the upstairs dental medical culinary school in afghanistan or something?
I believe it was the Connecticut school of Culinary arts. And FYI it was on the 3rd floor.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:31 AM   #767
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:27 AM   #768
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I mean, I agree with the essence of a lot of what you say about expectations and disillusionment and etc., but you seem to have these really weird, rigid notions of 'class' and 'what that (should) get(s) you' as though there were these bright-line distinctions and neat little boxes that don't change with time and location and blah blah. 'I am an X sort of person, I should therefore get Y and Z.'
Agree. There's no bright-line dollar amount on anything.

I'd class "poor" as being mostly unable to afford anything beyond strict necessities, and struggling to get those. Necessities are food, shelter, clothing. Nothing fancy, nothing fun unless it's nearly free, nothing at all expensive. Some poor people manage to sneak in some frills -- TV, a beat up car, an evening with friends at a diner.

"Middle-class" includes working class, and at this level, one can mostly get the basics at a less-than-awful level, and there's money for school, some fun, an occasional vacation. With budgeting, the middle-class has most of what they need, some of what they want, some frills and they don't worry too much about becoming homeless or starving. If they don't envy the wealthy and the rich, and want more than they can afford, they do fine. If they start buying the expensive stuff and loading up on frills (every cable channel, extra cars, too nice of a place to live, expensive vacations, fine clothes or foods, too much cologne and olive oil), they get into trouble. They can get by, financially. They can start thinking they should be able to have more on what they make -- and they are right: they can live in less expensive places and live better.

"Wealthy" means you can have almost everything you want, within reason. Nothing hugely fancy -- a second home in the Hamptons better be in a lesser area, the loft is in Williamsburg. The second car is a Honda, not a Ferrari.

"Rich" -- they can have whatever they want. Period. They can afford nearly everything. Nice yacht-- buy it. House in the Hamptons that is destroyed every year by winter storms and no insurance allowed -- not a problem, really, aside from the annoyance of rebuilding. The very rich can buy a country if they want. (What? You think Bill Gates couldn't buy a country? Bet he could, if it was small and out of the way.)

Happiness, however, is not in how much you make, but in how you like your life, how you like yourself, how you care about those around you, how you make your choices and whether you like your choices. It's hard to be happy if you are poor -- but some manage that. Some people can't be happy even when they are rich, rich, rich.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:45 AM   #769
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There is just way too much room between middle-class and wealthy there. Which I think is where you start running into the problems people face. Like a second home in the Hamptons is a big item even if it is in the lesser area vs middle-class where you are restricted on little things like cologne and olive oil.

I also find your definition of rich is way high -- what you are referring to are people who are ultra high net worth and that is a subclass of rich people. There is room between being able to own and easily maintain multiple homes in several countries which I think is rich and being able to buy your own country.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #770
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LOL dooper, methinks you omitted a few points on that sliding slope.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:47 AM   #771
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:28 PM   #773
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:53 PM   #774
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i'll give it A- since our protagonist likely isnt fat enough.
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