Dick Stein http://www.kplu.org en KPLU's Night At The Tacoma Rainiers http://www.kplu.org/post/kplus-night-tacoma-rainiers <p></p><p><strong>KPLU'S SPECIALLY-PRICED TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!</strong></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Brenda Goldstein-Young 17484 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU's Night At The Tacoma Rainiers Waiting for a Table http://www.kplu.org/post/waiting-table <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So how long would </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">you </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">be willing to stand on line for a table at a popular restaurant? Ten minutes? A half hour? Longer? Not </span>KPLU&rsquo;s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dick Stein, as he tells Seattle Times food writer Nancy </span>Leson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on today&rsquo;s Food for Thought.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Nancy Leson & Dick Stein 306 at http://www.kplu.org Waiting for a Table The best-ever way to slice a hot dog! http://www.kplu.org/post/best-ever-way-slice-hot-dog <p>&quot;How could I&nbsp; not have known about this?&quot;&nbsp; My Food for Thought pard Nancy Leson echoed the very words I had thought when I discovered the Spiral Cut hot-dog.&nbsp;&nbsp; It&#39;s not only cool,&nbsp; it&#39;s so easy to do.&nbsp; Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 5490 at http://www.kplu.org The best-ever way to slice a hot dog! Seattle gets drastic on plastic http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-gets-drastic-plastic <p>Seattle&#39;s ban on (some) plastic bags starts July 1st. Seattleites will still be able to get paper bags at the checkout at a nickel a shot for the big ones.&nbsp; Or do what any smart KPLU&#39;er would &ndash; Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 5407 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle gets drastic on plastic What's your food phobia? http://www.kplu.org/post/whats-your-food-phobia <p>Everybody doesn&#39;t like some kind of chow that almost everybody else loves. Me, I&#39;m horrified by fruit. That&#39;s baffled and bemused everyone around me lo these years. But even I was surprised when some KPLU staffers revealed their food terrors to me.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 5197 at http://www.kplu.org What's your food phobia? Go green and leafy – bacon optional http://www.kplu.org/post/go-green-and-leafy-%E2%80%93-bacon-optional <p>Well, optional for you maybe.&nbsp; Me, I like a nice hunk of bacon nestled in there with some slow-cooked collards.&nbsp; I got&nbsp; turned on to eating them with a few shakes of the <a href="http://dixiecaviar.com/2010/08/20/hot-pepper-vinegar/">hot pepper vinegar&nbsp;</a> on the counter at Lamar&#39;s, a greasy spoon I used to frequent in Biloxi. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Dick Stein 4506 at http://www.kplu.org Go green and leafy – bacon optional Exciting news for cracker snackers http://www.kplu.org/post/exciting-news-cracker-snackers <p>No, not&nbsp; about Cracker the p(t)et pterodactyl in <a href="http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/">Captain Underpants</a>. He&#39;d snack on you. Nor do I refer to the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamadryas_(butterfly)"><em>Hamadryas</em>&nbsp; </a>genus of brush-footed butterflies commonly called The Cracker. This is about the kind of crackers you eat. And eat. And eat. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 4269 at http://www.kplu.org Exciting news for cracker snackers Is 'yogurt' an ugly word? http://www.kplu.org/post/yogurt-ugly-word <p>I think so.&nbsp; Just look at it: <strong>Yogurt. </strong> Call it a typographical phobia but I&#39;m not eatin&#39; anything that looks like that word.&nbsp;&nbsp; Even its etymology is not encouraging.&nbsp; Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 4213 at http://www.kplu.org Is 'yogurt' an ugly word? Road rage in the frozen food aisle! http://www.kplu.org/post/road-rage-frozen-food-aisle <p>It happened to KPLU&#39;s Grooveyard and Weekend Edition host Kevin Kniestedt. Assaulted by a deranged woman in an electric shopping cart at a local supermarket.&nbsp; Click &quot;listen&quot; to hear him describe his harrowing ordeal.</p><p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 4084 at http://www.kplu.org Road rage in the frozen food aisle! Should you store tuna cans upside down? http://www.kplu.org/post/should-you-store-tuna-cans-upside-down <p>I don&#39;t bother to do it but Nancy Leson does. Find out why below &ndash; along with the reason you should never use old tuna cans to cut biscuits.&nbsp;</p><p>I&#39;ve also posted my &quot;Clamity Cheryl&quot; DeGroot-approved red clam sauce recipe. You can make it in the time it takes to bring a big pot of water to boil for the spaghetti &ndash; and in these times of the Fetish for Fresh it&#39;s proud to use<em> </em>canned clams.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 3905 at http://www.kplu.org Should you store tuna cans upside down? What's the best way to store bread? http://www.kplu.org/post/whats-best-way-store-bread <p>Is the best way to store bread in the bag or in the fridge? In the immortal words of<em> Prizzi&#39;s Honor </em>hit man Charlie Partanna, &quot;Which one of dese?&quot; Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 3776 at http://www.kplu.org What's the best way to store bread? Do you eat the shrimp tails? http://www.kplu.org/post/do-you-eat-shrimp-tails <p>I do. So does <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/allyoucaneat/index.html">Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson</a> &ndash; but only if they&#39;re fried. Others won&#39;t eat them at all, no matter how succulently crisp those feathery little hind appendages may be. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Dick Stein 3560 at http://www.kplu.org Do you eat the shrimp tails? When's the last time you had a nice baloney sandwich? http://www.kplu.org/post/whens-last-time-you-had-nice-baloney-sandwich <p>&nbsp;Don&#39;t you think you&#39;re due? It had been about ten years for me and that was too long.&nbsp;</p><p>Traditionalist that I am I went with Oscar Mayer, spongy white bread,&nbsp; mayo, iceberg lettuce and house-brand chips. The result is pictured above. Was it good?</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 13:26:00 +0000 Dick Stein 3444 at http://www.kplu.org When's the last time you had a nice baloney sandwich? Show us your best thrift-store cooking gear http://www.kplu.org/post/show-us-your-best-thrift-store-cooking-gear <p>For many a year I was quite proud that other than appliances I owned no kitchen tools, pots, pans or gear of any kind that I paid more than $10 for.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There was just one problem. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 3375 at http://www.kplu.org Show us your best thrift-store cooking gear How good was Stein's pie? (Plus, an Apple/Pear Galette recipe) http://www.kplu.org/post/how-good-was-steins-pie-plus-applepear-galette-recipe <p>I was so proud of my brilliant Thanksgiving pecan pie innovation.&nbsp; And then I learned the awful truth.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Dick Stein 3292 at http://www.kplu.org How good was Stein's pie? (Plus, an Apple/Pear Galette recipe)