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Woodstock

Really? No one can tell me anything about Woodstock?

Sep 10, 2014
Fydeaux in Metro Portland

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

Even if the only main was pasta with a cream sauce [and how likely is that?], there would no doubt be some fruit and/or vegetables present. You will probably be locked out of dessert, but that's the way the wheat/dairy-free cookie crumbles sometimes.

Sep 08, 2014
Fydeaux in Not About Food

Woodstock

What can anyone tell me about any possible hound-worthy options in the Woodstock area? Restaurants, shopping, carts, anything. My daughter and son-in-law just bought a house there.

Sep 07, 2014
Fydeaux in Metro Portland

Restaurant Pet Peeves

The part that got cut:

SERVER: You want me to hold the clams and chorizo!?

LITBBM: I want you to hold them between your knees!

Sorry; couldnt help myself!

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

More for me.

Jul 16, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

What Is the National Dish of New Mexico?

Hardly undisputed, since there are so many willing to dispute it.

And honestly, it doesnt matter, at least not to me. It will always be a New Mexico thing to me. Just like bratwurst will always be a Milwaukee thing, even though I know full well that they werent invented here.

Jul 15, 2014
Fydeaux in Southwest

What Is the National Dish of New Mexico?

Moved to where I intended it to appear

Jul 15, 2014
Fydeaux in Southwest

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

I have a bag of Claeys Horehound candy in my desk drawer at work. I think I see them most regularly at places like World Market.

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

Hoppel Poppel at Joey Gerard's?! I am guessing this is not on the dinner menu. I've been there several times [my mother LOVES this place] and have never noticed it.

Jul 14, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I lived in Cincinnati for about five years. It's where I learned to love chili. Nothing replaces it. If you dont care for it, more for me! Thank you!

Jul 09, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics
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Leaving half doughnuts behind

I hate to see this also. Bagels too. Not being germ-phobic, if I saw an unusual number of 'remainers' left from donuts I brought in. I would take them home with me to make bread pudding.

Jul 07, 2014
Fydeaux in Not About Food

Foodie or Gourmet?

Yes, there are others. But I'm trying to stay ever so slightly dignified here.

Jul 02, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

Foodie or Gourmet?

I tend to balk at any nicknames that end with either '-ie' or '-head' [as in Parrothead or Deadhead]. I am an enthusiast.

Jul 01, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

do yu "drink" at work??

There a lot of people with dental issues who cannot tolerate either hot or cold drinks.

And frankly, if you have time to spend observing and contemplating and casting judgement on the eating and drinking habits of your co-workers, I would say that your boss needs to find you more work to do.

Your best cook book finds at garage salesthrift stores etc

I never went looking for cookbooks there, but I used to LOVE going up to Waynesville when I livied in Cincinnati. I found a lot of art deco drinking paraphinalia there at incredibly low prices. Come to think of it, I think I paid $2.00 for an early edition of the Savoy Cocktail book.

Jun 16, 2014
Fydeaux in Not About Food

do you add anything to your coffee grounds

What Foodperv said. If you can really taste the salt, you've used way too much. Just a shake or two for a whole pot is enough.

Jun 13, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

do you add anything to your coffee grounds

I remember as a kid seeing someone put eggshells in with the coffee grounds in an old movie [one that was old when I was a kid] and my mother commenting that she remembered her mother doing that before the war [the big one, WWII].

I will sometimes add a shake or two of salt to the grounds. It's subtle, but it can help enhance the flavor of some of the cheaper grinds.

Jun 13, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

How to serve bigass bottle of vodka?

Silly me! I would just buy a smaller bottle of vodka!

Jun 04, 2014
Fydeaux in Spirits

So annoyed with dinner guest

Unfortunately, I kind of used to be this guy. For a long time I had insufficient filtering between the brain and the mouth, along with strong opinions about food. Then there was one night that some friends had invited my wife and me over to dinner and served a home-made pizza. Pizza was never a favorite of mine, and ever since having suffered a head injury in a robbery while making a pizza delivery in college, I REALLY have to be in a mood for pizza if I'm going to eat one.

Being a meat lover, I bristled at being served an all-vegetable pizza, and regarding one particular topping, I blurted out, "God, I HATE black olives!"

The look on my friend's face was one that put a chill in my heart. [This was more than 30 years ago, and I still remember the feeling!] It occured to me that I had pretty much always been this way, and I didnt want to be that guy any more. So I stoppped. It took a lot of concerted effort to learn to be gracious, and while I have probably said things since that someone would consider to be rude, I dont feel like I'm that guy anymore. I was lucky that my reality check came from within rather than in the form of a punch in the mouth.

I wish your friend's husband had had the sense to say "I really love your potato tacos!" instead of what he did say.

SGWM seeking Romantic MKE Restaurant for proposing to partner

October 2014 hasnt happened yet.

May 26, 2014
Fydeaux in Great Lakes

How germ phobic are you?

2 tops. I have enough stuff to be justifiably paranoid about. Germs barely make the list.

May 22, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics
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Not another food books thread

I think The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark would fit your criteria. I like to think of it as what a collaboration between Dan Brown and Anthony Bourdain would be like.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416...

May 17, 2014
Fydeaux in Food Media & News

When only SALT will do?

I spoke too soon. I went over to the Delta Southern Grocery on Saturday to stock up only to discover that they were shutting down that day and were all out of the chicken cracklins. So until [or unless] I find another local source, it looks like I'll be investigating mail order also.

May 06, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

SE WI area - Any opinions on Dickey's Barbecue Restaurant?

I live near Mayfair; Ashley's isnt in my neck of the woods either, but stll worth the drive down Center St, and still closer than Pewaukee.

In fact, the whole area around Mayfair is distressingly void of any barbeque at all. If Dickey's were to open an Mayfair somewhere between North Ave & Hampton, I'd be quite pleased. Until; then, I'll be driving down to 15th & Center.

May 05, 2014
Fydeaux in Great Lakes

looking to hear from fans of Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches

Worse. Much worse.
http://youtu.be/d4Yg_XM7RCg

May 05, 2014
Fydeaux in Chains

looking to hear from fans of Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches

I have only had a sub from them once, and that was several years ago. I recall that it wasnt bad, but there are much better to be found nearby.

I do know that their advertising is so horrendously bad that it will be a cold day in hell before I try them again.

May 02, 2014
Fydeaux in Chains

When only SALT will do?

I live in Milwaukee, and there is one southern grocery where I first saw them and now buy them [They are also a good local source for boudin]. I have never had them shipped. I do wish they came in a larger bag, but I'd probably down a 6 or 8 ounce bag in a sitting like I do a 2 ounce bag, and that couldnt possible be good.

If you have an accomodating grocer near you, you might see if they could get some in. Or contact Kim's and see if they do business with anyone in your area.

May 01, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

When only SALT will do?

http://chickencracklins.com/

Perfect, like crack!

If you are at all familiar with gribnes [it's transliterated from Yiddish, so it probably has many different spellings], which are the bits of chicken skin and fat left from making schmaltz, this is about as close as you could possibly get in a package.

Apr 30, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics

Restaurant Pet Peeves

Yes.
1) Because although I really dislike the word, I feel it to be tremendously inappropriate in any kind of public setting.
2) Because I want to make sure management knows this is occurring and is aware that at least one customer finds it offensive.
3) Because if management IS aware and doesnt disapprove of the practice and act to end it, I can eat elsewhere in the future.
Over-reacting? Maybe. Still, MY peeve. And I still dont mind if it's not one of yours.

Apr 30, 2014
Fydeaux in Not About Food
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When only SALT will do?

I recently discovered Kim's Chicken Cracklings. Now THERE'S a salt fix!

Apr 30, 2014
Fydeaux in General Topics