Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - July 2015

Mack's Corner

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This week 07-28-15 Grandmothers pound cake A friend asked me if I had a good recipe for pork tenderloin. She had no idea what I was thinking about.  Twice a year I start thinking real hard about a dinner I have in April and November. It's usually 20 - 30 people and 5 - 7 courses. I always cook a famous chef. Stephan Pyles is one of my all time favorites, his restaurant is in Dallas, and one of his courses is pork tenderloin with strawberry sauce and blue cheese... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 25, 2015

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This week 07-21-15 Worlds strongest man contest You probably never heard of a Foam Filled Tire, we have had them on all of our trams when they were new. Usually you see them on forklifts. They work great on things that move slow. Our trams will go about 12 miles an hour if you really push it, that's pretty slow. What they do is take a normal tire and fill it with rubber. It goes in as kind of a foam but when it cures its rubber, just like the tire. The reason you do it... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 18, 2015

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This week 07-14-15 You can't make this stuff up! Muscle memory is a strange thing. The less you think about it the better you can do it. I might wear a tie 2 days a year,  but when I was growing up I had to wear one every Sunday to church. To tie it I have to just let my hands do it. If I think about it I can't do it. .....   Here's the story: One of my best friends was leaving home one morning in a rush. He runs out, pushes the button to open the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 11, 2015

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This week 07-07-15 Can you taste it? One of the great chefs of the world is Grant Achatz (Aak - Its). He's the chef and owner of "Alinea" and "Next", in Chicago ( http://www.alinea-restaurant.com ). Alina is one of the best restaurants in the country, and the 26st best restaurant in the world ( http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/Alinea ) ..  In 2003 Grant had a spot on his tongue that started hurting. The dentist said it was no big deal but it... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, July 4, 2015