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

jeez everyone! relax. let her not do it and let her convince others like her not to as well. can you imagine if everyone started doing it? wouldn't that drive the cost of quality oils up?

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Posted by letembestupid on 04/06/2014 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

The real story here is a middle aged person leaving one apparently successful career to BECOME an attorney? Or do you mean to practice with a degree they already had at 26 years old? Which one is it and where did he get into Law school, Nashville Night Law? Do a story about that; it's a lot more interesting than a pasta dish, although it's a nice fun touch to an obviously much deeper soul.

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Posted by Cake on 04/06/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

Rented out Pub of Love for my wife Cammie's 40th b-day. Had great food from 12th & Porter, including, of course, pasta ya ya. Great times.

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Posted by John Claybrook on 04/05/2014 at 9:02 PM

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

If people swished water around in their mouths for 20 minutes, they would encounter the same dental hygiene benefits. @Lesley Eats, I thought it was funny when you mentioned the onion because that practice is even sillier than the oil pulling. I remember a traveling salesman came to my place of business touting this amazing multi purpose cleaner that was non toxic, (he even opened up the bottle and licked the straw that was attached to the sprayer for added effect). He sprayed some on the floor and rubbed one spot with his shoe and wiped it away with a rag. Low and behold, there was a clean spot on the floor! I proceeded to spill some of my bottled water on the floor, rubbed it with my shoe, wiped it away and low and behold, there was another clean spot on the floor! It wasn't the cleaner that cleaned the floor, it was the physical effort of my body weight rubbing the floor that made it clean. The moral of the story is this: If you need to tell yourself that the organic virgin fair trade small batch coconut oil is what's convincing you to swish a clean liquid in your mouth for 20 minutes which in turn is making your gums healthier for doing so, so be it. I am the kind of person that wants to know without the shadow of a doubt the absolute facts about something. That's all. I don't care for additional fluff. And all those claims that oil pulling heals or cures everything under the sun? Not buying it. Anyhoo, my two cents. Namaste :D

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Posted by Foodfreak on 04/05/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Let's Taco ’Bout It

Nobody's taking up the corn or flour challenge, so I'll jump right in. If it's a taco, it must be corn tortillas. Period. If you wrap flour tortillas around your so-called tacos, I'm not trying them. If you want to wrap whatever it is in that flour tortilla, that's fine, but don't call it a taco!

If it takes two corn tortillas to hold together, that's fine. Even better. Because it's more CORN TORTILLA and not flour!

If your taco has no mesa, then no mas for me.

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Posted by S L on 04/05/2014 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

The recipe is in a cookbook put out in November of 1982 called "Nashville Cuisine. A sampling of restaurants & their recipes" compiled by Bernie Arnold. This dish has been my go to meal for a crowd for years. Now it is my daughter's go to. It is always a crowd pleaser.

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Posted by Julie Schaefer on 04/05/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Let's Taco ’Bout It

Food truck newcomer confeastador has a pretty much off the rails pork belly taco and a rediculous brisket taco. Hunt them down.

Posted by Elliott Wood on 04/05/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

I wish he would publish a recipe for it. I had totally forgotten about it until I read this and now is kill for it.

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Posted by Cannon Smith on 04/05/2014 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

Some of my best memories involve Faison's and Pasta Ya Ya.

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Posted by Catherine Scott on 04/05/2014 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

Well, if we're talking about origin stories, Mr. B's Bistro in New Orleans was probably making a very similar dish by the same name in the 90's, but there were certainly variations between the recipes among all the versions.

Jody has written poems about Pasta Ya-Ya http://jodyfaison.wordpress.com/2009/12/14… and either a song or a spoken-word reading of the poem available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Pasta-Yaya/dp/B003DZ…

I wasn't willing to pay the $.99 to find out whether he was speaking or singing, but I sure did used to eat the hell out of some Pasta Ya-Ya back in the day.

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Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 04/04/2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

I made a lot of money serving up plates of Pasta YaYa but even I have never been able to get the recipe quite right.

I always thought the funniest thing about Shoney's ripping it off is that they kept it named the same! Like some 12th & Porter denizen would be driving along the interstate and see a billboard for Shoney's featuring Pasta YaYa and think "oh, that's the same dish I love at 12th & Porter...I bet it's the same type place..."

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Posted by Barbara Please on 04/04/2014 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

Tom and I went to Faison's for our first anniversary in 1985. Blew our entire discretionary fund for that year, which was 50 bucks.

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Posted by Jennifer Plant Johnston on 04/04/2014 at 8:48 PM

Re: “12 South Bistro Turning Thai

I tried to give them a whirl via doorstep delivery. I got lasagna that was overloaded w nutmeg and inedible and a salad that came delivered already dressed and was gross. We've all seen great restaurants in bad locations get a cult following. Sadly the problem here was the food.

Posted by frenchassassin on 04/04/2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “12 South Bistro Turning Thai

I tried to give 12south bistro a try via doorstep delivery. I got lasagna and it was so overloaded w nutmeg that I couldn't eat it and my dog didn't want it either. I know that sounds harsh but nutmeg? Really? And their house salad came delivered already dressed (and overly so) and was flat out gross :/ I wanted to see it thrive but I think the real problem aside from location was the food. We've all seen great restaurants in bad locations get a cult following. :(

Posted by frenchassassin on 04/04/2014 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Sam's Sports Grill Expanding to Old Hickory

We are excited to have Sam's come to our side of the lake. We have been to the Indian lakes location several times and always enjoyed it. Everything we have eaten has been beeter than anything we have ever gotten on the lake at the few other locations.

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Posted by Kevin Woods on 04/04/2014 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Remembrance of Pasta Past: Faison to Cook Up His Famous Pasta Ya-Ya

I don't think I ever ordered anything else there, except maybe that pasta dish with the blackened shrimp and blue cheese (black & blue-plate pasta?) a time or two...

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Posted by pogo on 04/04/2014 at 5:39 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Let's Taco ’Bout It

I just discovered Taqueria San Luis this week and have already brought a friend. Incredible. The meat is the most savory I've had in a taco.The lingua blows my mind.

Posted by Dave A on 04/04/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “First Bite: Jeanne's Meatball Factory

I made the cupcakes for the first 3 weeks of Jeanne's being open. They sold every single one of my cupcakes and kept every cent. They owe me a couple thousand dollars and won't pay. I have requested payment for months but they just closed the restaurant and moved on to continuing their catering business. They failed to pay the manager as well and who knows if anyone involved got paid. I was promised on several occasions full payment and then was dismissed incredibly rudely each time with no payment. All I know is they have ceased all communication with me and now it's going on 8 months later and they have made no attempt to pay me. I would strongly urge people not to do business with or support their business in any way.

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Posted by Jill King on 04/04/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Maui Wowi Chain Will Bring Fruit Smoothies and Hawaiian-Sourced Coffee to Franklin

Lately the majority of posts around here have been press releases. I miss fighting about over priced hipster food. I miss us.

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Posted by mike on 04/04/2014 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Maui Wowi Chain Will Bring Fruit Smoothies and Hawaiian-Sourced Coffee to Franklin

"Colorado-based Maui Wowi"

[TommyChongVoice] There's a joke in there somewhere, man, but I'm too stoned to find it...[/TCV]

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Posted by pogo on 04/04/2014 at 12:42 PM

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