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Where to buy Red Star yeast, other quality baking ingredients?

So that catering business you've been meaning to start for years... start it today.

First thing to do it get a Tax ID #... good directions on how to here:

http://www.sba.gov/content/obtain-you...

Now take your new tax ID number and go shopping at RD... they will ask for your tax ID number to give you a membership...

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Paying debt yes but not dividends to the arty a side, and with interest rates still super low, the debt load should be quite manageable.

New Mother India Waltham??

Luv Kebab and Tandoor.

Bacardi makes unprecedented move into single malt Scotch whisky

I like the typo in the article: "masala finished..." Ooh spicey! Do you think they meant Marsala?

Aug 20, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits
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Szechuan's Dumpling Is Amazing, Lucky Arlington

Awesome.

Szechuan's Dumpling Is Amazing, Lucky Arlington

Gosh, I loved their soup. Sad news on the new management.

Moody's Delicatessen and Provisions

Awesome.

Recipe for Excellent Cocktail Cherries

I've just used standard bing cherries, huge, firm, sweet, buy em whever I can find em cheap.

I think if I was using sour cherries I would make sure they were on the greener side of ripe, and would blanch them for 10 seconds, TOPS if at all. Might experiment a little.

Aug 18, 2014
StriperGuy in Spirits

Would any Boston restaurants get any Michelin stars?

"American exports of gmo soy and corn are fed to cattle and pigs in the uk, europe and australia."

Absolutely. GM soy and corn are increasingly part of the global food supply. Like it or not, the cat is out of the bag.

Even more interesting is the the most profitable GM crops, "Roundup Ready" (glyphosate tolerant) corn and soy is increasingly coming up against Roundup tolerant weeds. See this VERY recent article in the NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/us/...

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Totally agree that the Polartec products were far superior to the Chinese stuff, but 80% of the market didn't care and the Chinese stuff kept getting better.

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

It was a privately-held company so in fact HE DID pay them out of his pocket, it was his company.

Pretty much just as the company was getting back up to speed, post-fire is when the Chinese onslaught in the entire garment industry happened. Prices dropped massively. Fire or not, like so many other U.S.-based manufacturing industries, Malden Mills could not compete with Chinese labor costs.

Go do a little homework and talk to one of the two or three remaining garment companies in Fall River, MA. I had just such a conversation with the owner of this company 2 months ago:

Precision Sportswear Inc.
54 Front Street
Fall River Ma 02721-4302

In the late 1990s Fall River went from having more than 100 garment related manufacturing companies to maybe 5 today.

You can call Feuerstein a dope if it makes you happy, but it just isn't the truth of the matter.

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Seriously, do some homework. From a rather definitive article on the matter, and the conclusion:

"But the radical reduction of textile prices because of international labor markets makes any survival of American textile manufacturing something of a miracle. This market situation, not his kind heart, is what ended Feuerstein’s run as a textile industry leader."

And here is the whole article:

http://ethix.org/2011/06/25/was-aaron...

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

The hole in the gear limits the flow.... Dump the water on and go read the paper. Repeat til your mug is full.

Aug 09, 2014
StriperGuy in Home Cooking

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Seeing as he owned Malden Mills outright he paid the salaries. And also you have no idea what you are talking about. The reason Malden Mills eventually went bankrupt was super cheap knockoffs from China NOT the righteous act of paying his employees during the recovery period after the fire. Do your homework, know the issues.

Since Market Basket is not an option, where can I buy Bomba Rice or Arroz La Marjal?

Don't think Latino stores will have Spanish Bomba rice. It is just not used at all in Caribbean or South American cooking. Even when they make paella, non-Spanish latinos don't use Bomba.

Seeking input on outdoor Puerto Rican pig roast facility under development [Holyoke, MA]

Verdadero lechon Boricua aqui en Massachusetts! Buena suerte con el negocio nuevo para Senor Romero.

Where to buy cachaca

I agree that any liquor store in MA will have a few, but Itaunas here on chowhound pointed me to Martin Brothers in Cambridge. Not at all fancy, but a MUCH better selection including quite a few that you just won't find elsewhere:

Martin Brothers Liquors
Address: 1144 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone:(617) 547-7729

They also have lots of Portuguese wines and brandies.

Seeking input on outdoor Puerto Rican pig roast facility under development [Holyoke, MA]

Most excellent!!!!! Count me in!

Paella Burner Rental in the area?

Never seen one for sale in Boston but one of the resto supply places surely has a propane fired gas ring for catering. Even better do a wood fire in a firepit.

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Of course if every fired employee contested the denial of UI the new MB overlords would be tied up in unemployment hearings for years. The lawyer cost alone would be many millions.

Alternative to Market Basket for cheap lobsters

I was at the former Super88 which is usually pretty competitive this time of year... $9.99 a pound, ouch.

Retail Marinated Olives

I think Sophia's in Belmont has one of the all around best selections at absolutely the best prices. Nothing else even comes close. Arax and Sevan are also very good, but a bit pricier.

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

Some of the work I do is in agricultural biotech.

As you seem to have absolutely no idea what you are talking about I will again suggest you purchase a good book on plant genetics so that you actually use your terminology correctly here on the internet that you are bashing. This would be a great place to start:

http://www.textbooks.com/BooksDescrip...

If I go to a large scale commercial farm here in the USA a large part of the crop will likely be genetically engineered/ genetically modified, in particular if you are talking corn or soy.

The GM "Round-Up-Ready" trait has been inserted into MANY food crops. Yes indeedee, "Round-Up Ready" i.e. glyphosate-tolerant plants are mostly genetically engineered / GMO. Though with the increase in glyphosate resistant weeds the line is starting to blur. Did the weeds evolve glyphosate-tolerance on their own, or is this a case of gene transfer via pollination or even plasmid-based transfection via insect or microbial vectors.

Of course I am WAY over your head now.

At my local farmer's market, or the organic section of any supermarket, they sell some nice old school hybrids, as well as heirloom varieties, NEITHER OF WHICH are GMO by any stretch of the imagination.

Seriously though, read a book, take a class, educate yourself so you have some small inkling of what you are talking about.

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

You took the words out of my mouth.

Chinese grilled beef TENDON skewers in Boston

Lot's of places do killer tendon dishes, but I've never seen it on a menu grilled. I love the Shangri-La (Belmont) version.

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

Most sweet corn is NOT GMO for a very good definition of GMO see this Wikipedia definition: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMO

It is quite scientifically accurate.

Jul 27, 2014
StriperGuy in General Topics

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

I work in biotech, you are WAY off base any accepted definition of GMO. Do some homework. Read a genetics text book rather than Wikipedia if that makes you feel better, but you have no idea what you are talking about

Jul 27, 2014
StriperGuy in General Topics

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

Uhhh you've got your terms crossed. ALL modern food crops have been intentionally bred to improve them from the original found in nature... You probably wouldn't want to eat teosinte from which corn was derived.

They are NOT GMO, nor are most supersweet varieties which are hybrids (look up the term on Wikipedia if you need the definition).

The difference between traditional selective breeding, hybrid or otherwise and genetically modified is significant even if actual GMO food crops are not necessarily dangerous.

GMO means that individual genes were modified and inserted into the organism in question. Genetic modification is done in a lab, selective breeding, hybrid or otherwise is not, though very recently (last 10 years or so) some lab-based techniques have been used to accelerate identification of desireable traits which are then bred traditionally. Whew.

Is anyone going to boycott Market Basket?

Why do there need to be puppeteers? The employees like their work, and like their boss. It bums them out when he gets pushed aside...

Effect of Market Basket stoppage/boycott on inventory of other chains?

In an ideal world a market is a fluid frictionless thing... in the real world, not quite so much.