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2 Nights in Montreal

We used to live close to Montreal (Plattsburgh, NY) and know the city pretty well. We moved away and trips to the city have been short and sweet. We will be there (9/8-9)and I'm looking for dining suggestions. I know it is too late to get reservations at stars such as Joe Beef or Pied au Cochon and that is fine. Any other places we should look at? I don't care if it is in Chinatown or wherever. Simple or high end but good. We'll be staying downtown, will have our car and are also fine with the metro

Aug 25, 2015
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Lee Corn Cutter

http://www.amazon.com/RSVP-Shuck-Delu...

I bought this one sold on Amazon. RSVP is the producer. I am quite happy with it. Quick and simple and very little spattering

Aug 25, 2015
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Le Creuset

Ray, I've been in the housewares and table top business most of my life and have been selling LC for years. I know how they work.

Aug 19, 2015
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My First Chef's Knife. Guidance Please.

Go to a store that stocks them and see which fits in your hand the most comfortably. The knife I use most often is a Shun with an ergonomic handle. I have 2, 6" and an 8". I have arthritis in my right hand and those handles are my preferred knives.They are from the Reserve line. No one can tell you what knife is right for you, only your hand can.

Aug 17, 2015
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Does It Bother You to Be Photographed While Eating?

It doesn't bother me at all and some of those pix might be cherished by some others.

Aug 17, 2015
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Phrases You Don't Hear Anymore

Do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb? Not if it comes in cans.

Aug 17, 2015
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Syracuse suggestions

We are stopping in Syracuse over night early next month. We've not been there in years. Does anyone have some recommendations for dinner? A must while in the area?

THX

What's for Dinner #382 - the Weather Gone Wild! Edition [through August 22, 2015]

Lobster rolls

Le Creuset

I've never seen LC at BB&B before.

Aug 15, 2015
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Is it pointless to buy an expensive knife if I sharpen/hone with a electric Chef's Choice 120?

A kitchen shop where I worked sharpened knives. We'd hone them first on a diamond hone and then used Chef's Choice or a Shun elec. sharpener depending of course on the knife.

Aug 15, 2015
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Le Creuset

Did you look at the latest ad from Bed Bath & Beyond? Le Creuset is going mass market. They won't be able to control the pricing any longer annnnd you will be able to use BB&B coupons!

Aug 15, 2015
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Getting into canning?

The first thing you really MUST buy is a copy of the latest edition of the Ball Blue Book on canning. Read the directions and don't deviate. Tomatoes are pretty simple and do not need to be pressure canned, they are not much more that tomatoes and an acid, such as lemon juice. Read the book before you start.

Aug 15, 2015
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So you are moving away

I don't think that as an adult that I have never had a problem with not getting coffee ice cream. It seems to be right up there with Van, Choc, Straw. I just finished off the last of a pint of Talenti Coffee Gelato with chocolate bits.

Aug 15, 2015
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1950s Atrocities

I was looking at another thread on FB. Someone brought up some of those Jr. League cookbooks in the South. I got out Savannah Style, from the early 60's and was amused to see Vegetarian Vegetable Soup made with beef stock.

Aug 15, 2015
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1950s Atrocities

Those still make the rounds at parties here as do sauerkraut balls.

Aug 15, 2015
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Substitute for molasses in gingersnap recipe?

I sub. Bourbon Barrel Foods bourbon barrel aged molasses. People love it in the cookies. They ship. You could just use sorghum and add a tsp. or so of a good quality bourbon to simulate the flavor. Most if not all of the booze will bake out. I make them every fall.

Aug 15, 2015
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Artichokes in a pressure cooker?

It can be done but I like them best when microwaved. They cook quickly and best of all is that they stay hotter longer than conventional methods. The heart-bottom heats better. Trim, rinse, wrap in plastic wrap snugly and microwave for about 7 mins. for 2 artichokes.

Aug 10, 2015
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Fully Encapsulated Clad Cookware

Chantal is made in Germany. The pans are constructed with a carbon steel and copper core coated with enamel inside and out. Silver or red exteriors and black inside. Stainless rim. There was a less expensive Chantal pan in cobalt blue. It does not have the copper in the core with the carbon steel. Lighter but serviceable.

Aug 08, 2015
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So you are moving away

Did you know St. Viateur will ship? The bagels are still had made and baked in a wood fired oven but they are on line and will take orders. We've rethought taking our food saver and are enjoy a few there and then order when we can't go oe more day without a couple.

So you are moving away

We had a friend bring us NYC knishes to us. Security thought it was odd.

Aug 07, 2015
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So you are moving away

I'll be heading to St. Viateur for bagels. While in NY state I'll look for some Bialys. You mention them here and people look at you funny.

Aug 07, 2015
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So you are moving away

Order Broadbent's sausage on line. It makes mighty fine sausage gravy.

Aug 07, 2015
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So you are moving away

No Santa Maria Beans?

Aug 07, 2015
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R.I.P. Vic Firth, jazz drummer/drumstick maker/pepper mill crafter

I've had mine for close to 30 years and also a Perfex. I've never seen a Peugot come back from disatisfaction.

Aug 07, 2015
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Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

We had a similar discussion a few weeks ago about salmon, specifically Copper River which is merely a brand as I found out recently. I would patiently wait for it to come on the market. I really did not care for other salmon. It turns out that the salmon I like is wild caught King salmon. I found this out after paying dearly for Copper River and being very disappointed. The other varieties, other than King, are flavorless to me.

Aug 07, 2015
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Teaware

I have a number of tea pots. I really don't specify, I guess I am not into the tea culture. My oldest (husband's father's) WW II Brown Betty pot, My mother's pure silver coffee and tea service, it is .999 fine, not sterling. Royal Doulton bone china pot in the Sarabande pattern, 2 Le Creusets, 1 Royal Worcester in the Evesham pattern, the old Evesham with shoulders. I think that is it.

Aug 07, 2015
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So you are moving away

No, to Shapiro's pie. I've never had it. I've been to Shapiro's a few times but never had the pie. A neighbor brought me some cookies from them for cat sitting. They were pretty flavorless with no butter being Kosher.

Aug 06, 2015
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Cornbread stuck on cast iron pan

When you get it clean you can re-season. Don't use oil, use lard or shortening. Next when you use it get it smoking hot before adding the batter. Again, use solid fat like lard or shortening. If you have bacon fat on hand it is good too.

Aug 06, 2015
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R.I.P. Vic Firth, jazz drummer/drumstick maker/pepper mill crafter

So sad. I'll treasure my Vic Firth rolling pins all the more. Firth did not make the grinding mechanism, he designed and made the container. The best grinding mechanism is in a Peugot mill. Lousy cars, great pepper mills.

Aug 06, 2015
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Would you/have you put stainless steel counters in your kitchen?

NO!!!!! I had to work in a test kitchen with stainless counters. They were dark, scratched easily (stainless steel is fairly soft)and never looked good unless they were freshly polished.

Aug 06, 2015
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