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Sticky Toffee Pudding

This recipe is...SO...good...! Truly dangerous, in fact!

Jul 17, 2007
ChowClown in Recipes

Ad Campaigns Gone Wrong

Truly unbelievable! (And appealing only to the lowest common denominator of intelligence.) Then again, I'm thinking about voting for what Spraycehl does next...
I guess those ad-wizards have gotten me!

Jun 22, 2007
ChowClown in Features

Roasted Baby Carrots with Marmalade

This was delicious! The combination of marmalade and cumin is genious!

May 25, 2007
ChowClown in Recipes

Roasted Rhubarb Compote

Mmm! I made a half recipe of this for breakfast today. Forgot to get oranges so I subbed lime juice and some lemon zest with delicious results! I put it over yogurt with some granola while my hubby had it on fresh English muffins with butter.

May 06, 2007
ChowClown in Recipes

Impure Imports

Trader Joe's shoppers beware...

Apr 19, 2007
ChowClown in Features

Top Chef Backlash [Spoilers in Post]

I'm sorry, but Marcel's "new and innovative" techniques are a merely a laundry list of very common ones done already (and for a while now) by the more well known "molecular gastronomist" chefs. The isomalt capsule?--seen it (by Jose Andreas) Coffee caviar? It's done with calcium chloride and alginate. (pioneered by Ferran Adria.) I promise you, Wylie was likely yawning inside at these copycat techniques, poorly recreated by a tecnho-groupie.
Yes, it's cool, but is there any soul there? Does it taste better or is it different simply for the sake of being different? Manipulating textures and contrasting expectations of your diners is very innovative, but there's a very thin line between one's own interpretation of techniques, and simply jumping on the bandwagon.

Feb 01, 2007
ChowClown in Food Media & News

Fancy Japanese Confectionery on Madison Ave?

Yep, it's Minamoto. Thanks!! Been driving me crazy all morning.

Oct 31, 2006
ChowClown in Manhattan

Fancy Japanese Confectionery on Madison Ave?

What's the name of that beautiful confectionery (I think it's on Madison Avenue) that sells Japanese confections like jellied cherries and other beautiful edible works of art?

Oct 31, 2006
ChowClown in Manhattan

Three Times an Entrée

What is the three-way dish pictured here?

Sep 21, 2006
ChowClown in Features

Infusion Confusion

I don't know if it's fair to have tasted Hangar One's since it's flavored with buddha's hand and not lemon.

Sep 21, 2006
ChowClown in Features

Site does not seem to be up.

No login, just and application error.

Sep 13, 2006
ChowClown in Site Talk

Good places to eat around Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow?

Need some suggestions for when my family is in town for my wedding. (It's at Blue Hill, so we've got that one covered.)

Best food around Courtland Manor NY

Blue Hill Stone Barns
www.bluehillstonebarns.com
It's in Pocantico Hills--right by Tarrytown. Don't miss it.

Dessert: The Final Frontier

Pork belly ladled with miso butterscotch sounds so f*cking delicious! Don't knock it until you've tried it.

Sep 09, 2006
ChowClown in Features

French 75

Yum! Used Regans' Orange Bitters. You can buy them online! http://www.buffalotrace.com/giftshop/...

Sep 08, 2006
ChowClown in Recipes

Standing ova-tion

I didn't realize cooking an egg was so hard for people. This is pointless!

Aug 25, 2006
ChowClown in Features

Mango on a stick?

Anyone know how to cut mangos in that crosshatch pattern so you can eat them whole on a stick? I really want to learn how to do that.
Here are some examples:
http://flickr.com/search/?q=mango+on+...

Jul 07, 2006
ChowClown in Home Cooking

Mango on a stick?

Where can I find a place that cuts mangos in that crosshatch pattern so you can eat them whole on a stick? I really want to learn how to do that.

Jul 07, 2006
ChowClown in Manhattan

OMG we're having a baby!

Jul 07, 2006
ChowClown in Home Cooking

Coconut Ice cream.

Boulder Ice Cream Company makes great coconut--I know it's available at Whole Foods in San Francisco. Also, Gelato Massimo, made in Watsonville, CA and sold throughout the state makes great coconut gelato. It's REALLY good. (and healthier than ice cream though you would never guess.)

Jul 05, 2006
ChowClown in Los Angeles Area

One food for the rest of your life?

Momofuku!!!

Jul 01, 2006
ChowClown in General Topics

UES or Lupa?

Lupa is great. Don't miss it...

Jun 30, 2006
ChowClown in Manhattan

Do you like the current interface?

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't it the content and the community that make Chowhound Chowhound? A new, clean, modern interface does not a "corporate" website make! The content is still unpaid for and completely real. It's just changed clothes.

Would you judge a person for the clothes he wears? Should we all start wearing flour sacks to avoid being labeled as "corporate" too? It seems to me that a lot of close consideration in order better serve the Chowhound community went into this redesign. I see nothing more "cold" or "impersonal" than before.

And really, how is scrolling down more "drone like" than see-sawing back and forth with my browser's back button? That always made me seasick. And the old small blue lettering made my eyes burn after a while...

I like the new site and it really does seem that the Chowhound team is listening to constructive criticism. I'm not saying it's perfect, or that everyone's negative points are invalid, but it really is better than before.

Jun 30, 2006
ChowClown in Site Talk

Lime recipes?

Can we have your recipe?

Jun 25, 2006
ChowClown in Home Cooking

Lime recipes?

Make Indian lime pickle! It's a spicy condiment made with limes, salt, chilies, and spices. Kind of along the lines of preserved lemons (in terms of how you make them.) Lime pickle is so good! I don't have an exact recipe, but I'm sure you can find one in a good Indian cookbook, like one by Madhur Jaffrey.

Jun 25, 2006
ChowClown in Home Cooking

SF-expat, one dinner in Financial District

Town Hall. It has a great vibe and great food.

Suggestions for a top quality saute pan

I am a devout All-Clad fan--I suggest you buy their 12-inch fry pan. Most people never buy one that large, but the extra two inches makes a big difference! It conducts heat evenly and dependably (and has an extra handle like the kind on stockpots.) A worthwhile investment...

Jun 24, 2006
ChowClown in Cookware

Great restaurants in Sicilia?

I'm headed to Sicily (and Malta) for about 3 weeks in September. All the guidebook suggestions in terms of restaurants seem a little "advertised." Does anyone have suggestions? I'll be pretty much traveling all around the perimeter of the island, so all areas are pertinent...
Help! I don't want to eat in tourist traps! Fancy and un-fancy places welcome!

Jun 23, 2006
ChowClown in Italy

Roots & Bark & Stuff

Where in San Francisco can I find whole roots and barks to brew root beer with? I'd like a specific place, please. Don't just tell me "Chinatown." Thanks!