Posted by Joke at 5:23 PM
Badger posted at 9:01 PM, March 03, 2009
I am with you on the beef phenomenon. Ask me how much I paid for brisket (my go-to cheap cut) the other day. GO ON, ASK.
Thank goodness pork spareribs are still cheap around here, because everyone wants baby back. Of course, having SAID that ... you know what'll happen.
And I find Sarah Silverman neither cute NOR funny. So there.
dessessopsid posted at 1:15 AM, March 04, 2009
Usually I just lurk, but my librarianess has forced me to comment.
The searching thing, requires the people who design a website to know what they are doing. Most people don't, but kinky websites get it right more than most.
My suggestion for better results: search for thing one - then limit those results for stuff with thing two or thing three but not both. I'm sure you've already done that but I couldn't help myself with the suggesting.
Although perhaps I am also just here as part of the government involvement to make it harder for you...
HEATHER posted at 1:47 AM, March 04, 2009
Yes, the beef thing kills me! Do you know that we always had a chuck roast for dinner because they were so cheap, but you cooked it in a pressure cooker or a slow cooker and they would fall apart-you would not believe how expensive they are now!!!
Badger I feel your pain about the brisket!! It is just about my favorite and it just keeps going up!!
Joke posted at 4:17 AM, March 04, 2009
Badge - Brisket has gone through the roof, the bastids. Fortunately "breast" of veal hasn't yet. But all of a sudden people have discovered BBQ brisket -- I blame Cook's Illustrated for having devised a pretty good jerry-rig for same -- and the bloody thing requires a mortgage.
The ropa vieja output has suffered mightily.
In fact, not that long ago (2006?) I was able to buy Kobe brisket for +/- $3.50/lb.
What I am doing these days is buying whole chuck steaks (a/k/a the "7" bone steak) and trimming out the flatiron, some stew beef and some excellent beef for grinding.
Dess - You have no idea how hard it is to find out where it's written that when a given product is "exempt from tolerance" by the EPA it is therefore outside the FDA jurisdiction. (I'm looking for chapter and verse, in this case.)
And yes, I tried that. But thanks.
Oh, and when I become the benevolent dictator, libraries will be one of the few places I'll leave alone. Except for installing coffee/tea bars and making book defacement punishable by garrote.
On the spot.
Heather - Yep.
BabelBabe posted at 7:03 AM, March 04, 2009
Joke - listen CAREFULLY: Call your local university library. Ask specifically for the reference librarian. Be polite, don't be pedantic, and she will help you, quite possibly using resources you may never have heard of. Or if you don't ant to call, check the library website for email reference, which gives the librarian some time and leeway.
Ask me how I KNOW.
p.s. sara silverman annoys the everliving shit out of me.
BabelBabe posted at 7:04 AM, March 04, 2009
or possibly you could email me specifics and I can see what i can do. in all my free time. but i'm game.
shula posted at 7:35 AM, March 04, 2009
I'm immensely relieved that you made the point about Sarah Silverman. It's been troubling me for weeks.
I mean, I laugh, okay, but I suspect a lot of the time it's more from a mild horror than actual amusement.
I'll pass on the meat. You'd be AMAZED how little time it takes to become squeamish....
Joke posted at 9:11 AM, March 04, 2009
BabBab - You've got mail.
Shula - I really fail to see what the big deal is with her. Also, we don't have that time...my family's preferred diet is nearly identical to that of an average leopard.
Jen posted at 10:42 AM, March 04, 2009
I'd noticed that about brisket, but thought I was imagining things, or that is was some odd Northshore phenomenon.
Not a fan of Miss Silverman either, and I adore Kathy Griffin. Which shows you that even people who like obnoxious comedy can't stand SS.
Poppy Buxom posted at 2:07 PM, March 04, 2009
Well, I've always thought "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" was pretty funny. But then, I've always had the sense of humor of a 21-year-old midwestern big 10 college student.
I don't do the brisket thing, but Oxtails have been sky high for longer than I care to think. Like 8.00 or 9.00 a pound. Crazy!
LemonySarah posted at 8:31 PM, March 04, 2009
A couple of weeks ago Mr. Lemony wanted a prime rib. Now, being the neoBoulderites that we are, we only buy organic meat at Whole Foods. You see where this is going.
SEVENTY-FREAKING-DOLLARS. And some change.
And yes, I did laugh at F*cking Matt Damon. The first and probably last time Sarah Silverman's made me laugh rather than scratch my head wondering who the hell makes up her fan base. Some things are probably best not known.
MsCellania posted at 9:47 PM, March 06, 2009
I can still find chuck eye here for ridiculous prices. Brisket is gonna get really cheap Mar 18 and not just the corned beef.
Sarah Silverman has the humor schtick of a 13 year old boy, as does her boy friend. No thanks.
Still lighting the (soy) candles here for the Jokes, et al.
My boys are beginning to work with sharpish knives now. Their cooking has increased the 'what the kids will eat' factor exponentially.
teachergirl posted at 11:04 AM, March 07, 2009
I thought the brisket thing was just me here in the South. And I was at "shudder" Costco. That was always my go to cheap as hell dinner (when I had a day to cook it.)