A suggestion to fellow 'hounds who value these forums and take food and drink at least somewhat seriously, and to all 'hounds who value this as a welcoming and friendly place to hang out:
Please don't feed the trolls. I know they are aggravating, and like you, my inclination is to want to slap them down hard, but that just eggs them on. The result is that threads get hijacked by the trolls and those who have taken the trolls' bait, and what might be a useful, or enjoyable discussion is in shambles.
I really want my experience here to be enjoyable and maybe even to learn a thing or two, but that is made all the more difficult when what might be an interesting or useful thread has been hijacked by a troll, and 'hounds pile on. If I suspect a poster is trolling I immediately hit the Report link at the bottom of the post, and let the Chowhound staff deal with the troll, much as I'd feel good hurling a smart or chastising reply.
Let's all work together on making this an unwelcome venue for trolls, by ignoring them on the boards, and reporting them to the moderators.