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Buying Wild, good quality, Seafood? Los Angeles? Farmers Markets? Tips?

Both of these vendors sell excellent local fish. Maccalls sells great fish.

about 16 hours ago
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
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Fresh English Peas

Peak time at FM.

2 days ago
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area
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The Return of Swordfish

If you are still in SCal then you can from Community Seafood or Real ?sonething at SM Farmers market.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

The Return of Swordfish

I hadn't eaten swordfish for so long I wasn't even sure if I liked it. I do. I wish all of the fish I love was so cared for as well.

The Return of Swordfish

We'll try this. The kids gobble up fish that is of the best quality but turn up their noses at anything that isn't. They love tacos too.

Melanie, I remember reading your fish CSA reviews a few years ago. I'm pleased to say that the local fish scene in Los Angeles has slowly improved and we now have a few local fisherfolk and resellers bringing local stock to the market, including a CSA.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

The Return of Swordfish

What is the perhaps of the mayo?

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

The Return of Swordfish

The strict management of the swordfish population has paid off and we are starting to see it in our local farmer's market. After so many years of avoiding it as an overfished "bad option" I'm not even sure how to cook it best. The two pieces I've had thus far were spectacular. Inspiration for standout methods and companions?

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Winter Menus

We can occasionally buy the restaurant-prepared version for takeaway and a friend gets them through a school's bake sale. Can you imagine the joy?

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Is riccota insalata ideal for cannolis?

Bellweather Farms makes a lovely sheep's milk ricotta but it is seasonal.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Why Must Pork Fat Be Rendered for Pie Dough?

Not everyone can detect the flavor of shortening but I certainly can. And of course the nasty greasy aftertaste in the mouth.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking
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Watery marinara sauce w fresh tomatoes

A real tomato is one grown in season and matured on the vine. Not gassed styrofoam.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Gendering of Food

I remember well a tasting menu at a very high end restaurant in LA. We were in the chef's hands entirely with no dietary restrictions for anyone in the party. Both men were served the same edgy and delicious menu and both women were served incredibly boring options instead. uni for them them, salmon for us. rabbit and venison for them, lamb chop and beef filet for us. We complained and still got the less edgy stuff even at dessert. We got flourless chocolate cake and they got pistachio bomobolini. It still makes me angry today. Even our wine pairing was boring.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in General Topics

Watery marinara sauce w fresh tomatoes

Yes. You need real tomatoes to make a fresh tomato sauce. In Southern California I can get decent tiny sungolds at best right now.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Why Must Pork Fat Be Rendered for Pie Dough?

Lol. Yes, I know many people claim that. But shortening is disgusting and tastes gross in every application. I never use it for anything. Nasty, nasty stuff not worth my time.

Butter always tastes good and makes a delicious and flakey pie if handled correctly. Leaf lard is lovely but I don't care for rendered pork fat unless making a savory pie. The meat flavor is otherwise too present.

Meant to see proteins above, not protons.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Recipes for pork/pig heart

Most of the references I see in the hippie-sphere are to grind it up and you in as an amendment to ground beef. And sausage of course on the awful, I mean offal blogs.

Apr 16, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Why Must Pork Fat Be Rendered for Pie Dough?

Animal fats are not the same as rendered cooking fats, even pretty and pure looking pork fat. It has bits, protons and whAtnot.
Rendering a few batches willl cute you of any innocence. :)

That being said, I find wben the best quality pork fat to be a poor substitute for butter in pastry. Only lead Lars is worth my time.

Apr 15, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Favorite strawberry rhubarb recipes

Buttermilk panna cotta with strawberries and rhubarb.

Apr 15, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Watery marinara sauce w fresh tomatoes

Where do you live? Because you need in -season ripe tomatoes to do it and there is nowhere in the us that will have the right ones.

Apr 15, 2015
JudiAU in Home Cooking

Mori Sushi Premium Omakase + YOLO = YOLOmakase

"Pho pax". Very nice.

Apr 15, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Grilled Cheese Month at Clementine

The deliciousness has resumed....

Apr 14, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Interesting scorecard for "organic" eggs

I buy eggs primarily from the FM but glad to see the commercial brands I buy scoring well.

Apr 13, 2015
JudiAU in General Topics

Off-flavors in farmed fish

Yuck.

Apr 13, 2015
JudiAU in General Topics

The Decline and Fall of... Heavy Cream?

Our TJ has excellent crean
Both organic and not and it is not UHT.

Wholr Foods also carries it. Many of the organic make a good version but sell the crap version to the retailers that demand it.

Apr 13, 2015
JudiAU in General Topics

When is Loquat season?

In Southern California the season is in full swing. You are wo one to pick some. :)

Apr 13, 2015
JudiAU in General Topics

chocolate sauce/hot fudge

This was actuly the least impressive part of our last meal at lawrys. I like the Houston rec, as well as milk, sweet rose, and pitfire.

Apr 13, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

TJs only offers pasteurized milk to us. Fab cream. But in Southern California they use Rockview for Organic which is nasty so I don't but it.

UHT and ultrapasturized milk IS nasty and I won't touch Horizon products. Double yuck.

Apr 07, 2015
JudiAU in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

The WF 365 otganic Os are excellent.

Apr 07, 2015
JudiAU in Chains

SGV or dtla - fancy Easter candy?

Little Johns makes lots of fancy bunnies. Teucher of course. Sockerbrit has very pretty eggs. Williams Sonoma has very good quality jordan almonds.

Apr 02, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Broguiere's Chocolate Milk - Mystery Ingredients?

Likely. WF Pirate Booty is non-gmo but regular is not.

Apr 02, 2015
JudiAU in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy fresh chicken livers in West LA?

Gelsins does beef liver...