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Pommes Aligot

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Pommes aligot from Le Politique Austin.

According to their botanic family, potatoes (pommes, in French) are a vegetable. But calling pommes aligot a vegetable is like calling peanut butter pie a legume. Plant matter takes a backseat in this dish laden with garlic, butter, heavy cream, and cheese.

How much cheese to add is a personal question, but the correct answer is some variation of “a lot.” For each pound of potato, true aligot calls for about a cup of Tomme, a mild, nutty Alpine cheese. But Tomme is also made in Southern France, among the Pyrenees mountains, which is where pommes aligot was born.

Shepherds tending livestock in this rustic region once prepared the wintry comfort food with homegrown potatoes and fresh cheese. French pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago likely filled up on bowls of the hearty, creamy starch on their way to the tomb of Saint James. Today, traditional French restaurants still whip up decadent pommes aligot, often as a side to hearty meats such as grilled sausages and roast pork.

Why bother with a tuber when you could just eat fondue? Because smooth and melty cheese isn't cut by the presence of potato; it's enabled. The novice concerned about "breaking" their fondue (causing the cheese to separate into fat, protein, and water as it melts) will soon discover that starch keeps everything bound together. Similarly, overworking the potatoes when whipping them is actually helpful—the gluey starch gives aligot its characteristic stretchiness. The finished product might taste surreal and stretch like elastic, but there's no magic involved—it's science. Delicious, cheesy science.

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HarlandCorbin
10 days ago
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Pommes is apples. Pommes de terre is potatoes...
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Client: So I want you to write 60 articles about fashion. You know like celebrity fashion, what to...

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Client: So I want you to write 60 articles about fashion. You know like celebrity fashion, what to wear, etc.

Client: Each article should be about 400-450 words with 15+ images and completely, completely original.

Client: The pay for all 60 is $70. They’re due at the end of the week.

Client: Are you in?

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HarlandCorbin
12 days ago
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Definitely a CFH!
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Fruit Collider

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The most delicious exotic fruit discovered this way is the strawberry banana. Sadly, it's only stable in puree form, so it's currently limited to yogurt and smoothies, but they're building a massive collider in Europe to search for a strawberry banana that can be eaten whole.
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HarlandCorbin
25 days ago
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Now I want a strawberry-banana. The closest I know of is the red banana which has a lightly berry flavor (at least to me!).
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23 days ago
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The most delicious exotic fruit discovered this way is the strawberry banana. Sadly, it's only stable in puree form, so it's currently limited to yogurt and smoothies, but they're building a massive collider in Europe to search for a strawberry banana that can be eaten whole.
satadru
24 days ago
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This is the worst Feynman diagram, but I suppose he would have gotten a kick out of it.
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matthiasgoergens
24 days ago
That's not a Feynman diagram. It looks at most like the traces you would find in bubble chamber.
satadru
24 days ago
Fair enough. But Feynman did like fruit analogies.
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24 days ago
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Wait, isn't this the plot to Fruit Ninja?
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jepler
24 days ago
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and the conjectured "aisle of stability" where unusual but highly shelf-stable fruits should appear starting around aisle 300 in ultra-mega grocery stores.... the difficulty is in building such a large grocery store, I guess.
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The Republican candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th District is a torture advocate who worked at Abu Ghraib

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When Rep Tim Murphy resigned in shame after he was outed for pressuring his mistress to get an abortion while serving on the "House Pro-Life Caucus," it triggered a special election in Pennsylvania's 18th, a rustbelt district in the southwest corner of the state, where a strong Democrat candidate named Conor Lamb is polling high against his Republican opponent, torture advocate Rick Saccone, who served as an Army intelligence support consultant at Abu Ghraib prison after its torture scandal. (more…)

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HarlandCorbin
34 days ago
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Rustbelt? We're far more a new-economy area. Sure there are still old industrial sites here, but they are going the way of the dodo.
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Every picture tells a story

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Via the Well That Sucks subreddit.
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HarlandCorbin
36 days ago
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Almost looks like a dog silhouette.
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Phone Security

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...wait until they type in payment information, then use it to order yourself a replacement phone.
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toddgrotenhuis
52 days ago
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Duress Modes!
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jfhebert
57 days ago
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J’ai hâte qu’ils soient vraiment capables de faire ça!
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seanmnaes
59 days ago
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This is a feature set I can get behind.
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satadru
59 days ago
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<3
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60 days ago
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...wait until they type in payment information, then use it to order yourself a replacement phone.
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