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Re: “Swallow, Don't Spit: 'Oil Pulling' Is a Crime Against Food

When my 5 yr old son had swollen and painful knees from a virus this year and nothing seemed to help, we put freshly sliced onion in his socks and within 15 minutes the swelling had gone down and he was feeling much better. I started oil pulling a couple of weeks ago and my mouth is much healthier and no bad breath. That dumbass who claims water does the same thing has no idea what he is talking about. Sometimes things work BEFORE science figures out how or why, derp.

Posted by HappyHimitsu on 04/16/2014 at 2:46 AM

Re: “National Cornbread Festival Update, and a Cast-Iron Quandary

I never wash my iron skillet when I make cornbread in it. I bake the cornbread. When it's done, flip it out on a platter. Turn the oven off. Next I just wipe it clean with a paper towel and place it right back into the oven as it cools down. When the oven is cool, I take it out and store it. Usually on my back burner of the stove. This keeps that wonderful non-stick surface :)

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Posted by Kay Little on 04/15/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Legislature Passes Bill Allowing High-Gravity Beer in Grocery Stores

That's 8% ABW not ABV. It's just over 10% ABV. Still not ideal, and still less than other states (and the cap on wine), but it's at least a bit better than 8% ABV.

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Posted by GkM on 04/15/2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Swallow, Don't Spit: 'Oil Pulling' Is a Crime Against Food

My dear....oh my dear.....well, first of all, you're missing the point altogether if you think regular mouthwash is better than this. That's a separate conversation that I don't have time for right now. Secondly, baking soda breaks down enamel over time, as does anything abrasive so there's that too. And your point about crimes against foods referencing the avocado, only makes you seem fat. The earth is full of medicines and foods that crossover one another. We evolved on a planet that has everything we need to survive - without any chemical intervention. So I wouldn't knock people's proper use of this earth. They're using those things those ways because they are informed people.

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Posted by jeffluvsmimi on 04/15/2014 at 1:04 PM

Re: “GoTo.com and Nashville Guru Can Point You to Today's Best Happy Hours

Ooh, I didn't know Dave & Buster's in "Opery Mills" offered outdoor seating!

Posted by fancycwabs on 04/15/2014 at 12:45 PM

Re: “GoTo.com and Nashville Guru Can Point You to Today's Best Happy Hours

Not necessarily happy hour, but Holland House offers $6 old fashioneds and sazeracs all the time. One of the best deals in Nashville.

Posted by 37210 on 04/15/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “National Cornbread Festival Update, and a Cast-Iron Quandary

(love the six million dollar reference.)

Posted by S L on 04/15/2014 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Legislature Passes Bill Allowing High-Gravity Beer in Grocery Stores

I'm thinking some map reading classes might be in order - that's MS with the 8% cap according the graphic, not 'bama.

Gotta file this one under "weak sauce" in any case - a three-year wait for 8% ABV is not exactly cause for celebration.

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Posted by djb on 04/15/2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: What Is Authenticity

Authentic is one of those unnecessary words that results in the opposite effect for me. In other words, when I see it, I think, hmm, if you had to say it, then you probably aren't...

and let's face it, to pick on one example: what is "authentic chinese" any more? I just spent a week and a half in Beijing, and my local hosts feel like they have thousands of regional variations they can't figure out or even name, let alone try and form an opinion about. And everywhere you go there's five Korean places! Hot pots are everywhere. Xaibou xaibou is everywhere. They consider "American Chinese" its own regional specialty now. It's all authentic. It's in China. Local natives are lined up to eat it. But it's not authentic Chinese...say what???

Posted by S L on 04/15/2014 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Restaurants Offer Up 'Tax Relief' With April 15 Specials

What we need is a Shao Bing Bus.

Posted by fancycwabs on 04/15/2014 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Restaurants Offer Up 'Tax Relief' With April 15 Specials

This new truck, Bao Down, intrigues me. Looks like you can follow them on Twitter @BaoDownTN.

There's a sneak peek of the menu:

https://twitter.com/BaoDownTN/status/45583…

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Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 04/14/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “National Cornbread Festival Update, and a Cast-Iron Quandary

Keep some lard on hand and coat the skillet lightly everytime you store it away. I buy rendered lard from PRB, so that I know it doesn't come with any lecithin or other additives to make the pan sticky over time. Scrub with kosher salt as an abrasive and store oil coated.

Posted by saraclark on 04/14/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Swallow, Don't Spit: 'Oil Pulling' Is a Crime Against Food

I started "oil pulling" 2 months ago and can only give this the highest praise for what this has done for me. Not only did I have an abscess on one tooth in the back of my mouth, I also had a cavity developing on the other side and it was painful. Today the abscess and the cavity are completely gone. I am also an asthmatic and had to use my inhalers at least 2x a day. Once I started oil pulling, I went a whole week without using any of them, even when exercising. Now, I don't need to use both everyday as much as I did in the past. It also has decreased my sugar cravings. Realizing that everything works differently for everyone, I can say that I have seen only positive personal results with the 'Oil Pulling", and will continue to do it.

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Posted by St Williams on 04/14/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “The Chivito Returns: Former Nola's Owner Alexia Humphrey to Open Tango Grill

I agree with others who support this new venture. I'm glad some new territory is being explored. I look forward to giving them a try!

Posted by Local Foodie on 04/14/2014 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Opening City House and the New Nashville

I think 2007 is about right. Yes, change had started before then but, there was something about that year as we plunged into the great recession that gave Nashville a chance at rebirth. The influx of younger progressives likely had much to do with this change. Now it's old money Nashville that struggles with change. I wonder what Belle Meade will be like in 20 years?

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Posted by Local Foodie on 04/14/2014 at 7:35 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: What Is Authenticity

this is an open thread so heres an off topic post

there is a new place visit off Nolensville road. the old elysian inn spot is open again as 404 bar and grill. WOW what a transformation! this is a nice restaurant with a full menu. as you enter you will see two leather couch areas for relaxing. the table clothed dinning area is spacious and quiet. tasteful art and gentle lighting set the mood well. there is a cute little patio which I understand will be expanded to include a smoker soon. the menu offers appetizers, pastas, burgers, steaks and more. happy hour sports two bucks off appetizers. I had the wings and they were just perfectly cooked with a snappy Cajun dry rub! homemade soups lead to ohhs and aahhs the day I was there as did the hotdog platter - which looked really good! service was great as well!

im not sure when ive seen such a transformation in a restaurant space. this place is nothing like anything else in the area. its is NOT a bar that serves food - this is a restaurant that has a bar. its a perfect spot for dinner! currently, they are open Friday, sat, and sunday 11-1am and they are open for dinner the rest of the week. I think they are going to expand the lunch hours in the future. please support this classy friendly unique addition to the zoo area of Nolensville road! I plan to eat there this week for lunch and ill write a review of what I get when I do so.

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Posted by Tee Lee on 04/13/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Swallow, Don't Spit: 'Oil Pulling' Is a Crime Against Food

How obvious it is that a shill wrote this one.... "oh no science hasn't proven it's as beneficial as the claims, so it's wasteful..."

An ancient Aryuvedic remedy couldn't really be that beneficial could it? This guy obviously hasn't tried it himself long enough to see results. The media will constantly be trying to demean and steer our attention away from the natural way...as long as "science" hasn't proven the benefits...gullible people put too much trust in SCIENCE and not enough in NATURE...I'll leave you to think about that one....

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Posted by Jeana Barrancotto on 04/12/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “National Cornbread Festival Update, and a Cast-Iron Quandary

Now, I know it may be rough, but here is one way to season a skillet: fill it with some peanut oil and fry some chicken!! Green scrubbies are good for cleaning too, no soap of course.

Posted by G on 04/12/2014 at 9:26 AM

Re: “National Cornbread Festival Update, and a Cast-Iron Quandary

I use a chain mail scrubber to coax my gunk away.

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Posted by Tyler Neu on 04/11/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “The Chivito Returns: Former Nola's Owner Alexia Humphrey to Open Tango Grill

I miss nolas!!! Are you bringing back the hotdog !

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Posted by Shane Troia on 04/11/2014 at 1:14 PM

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