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good winery to visit near petaluma

I thought they looked good but not open Thursday. Still a call can't hurt.

The Bimini Twist

May 18, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Hotel de France, San Francisco

Robert also remembered the Des Alpes green bean salad.

Robert Lauriston Apr 24, 2011 11:55 AM

green bean salad (2007)

This is my attempt to recreate a dish served at Des Alpes, a San Francisco Basque restaurant. The original was surely made with canned or frozen green beans. Amounts are very approximate.

2 lbs. green beans
1/2 red onion
4 eggs, hard-boiled
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. wine vinegar
1 tsp. salt

Dice onion and soak in 1 cup water with a splash of vinegar for 30 minutes, then drain. Trim green beans and snap or cut into 1" lengths, steam five minutes. Mash egg yolks with vinegar and salt until smooth, then beat in olive oil. Put egg whites through egg slicer twice, turning 90 degrees. Toss green beans, onions, and egg whites with egg yolk dressing.

Update: Vineyards Inn does this with (slightly wilted?) kale, alone and with green beans, both are great.

May 15, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Hotel de France, San Francisco

I remember Des Alpes on Broadway near Stockton and the green bean salad.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/21469

May 15, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

South African spices in the Bay Area

Not sure what biltong spice is but I am still working on what to do with wattleseed.
http://www.herb-inc.com/products.html
http://www.cutanddriedgourmet.com/blo...
http://www.biltongblog.com/?p=78
What's gnu jerky?
http://www.biltongblog.com/?page_id=11

May 14, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Hsin Tung Yang sliced noodles?

http://htyusa.com/?page_id=5

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6 sliced noodles
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May 13, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

baking class - beginner

Tain't cheap but my bagels came out pretty good.
http://www.sourflour.org/workshops/

May 12, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Amusing incident at Antoine's.

That would have been ok as I am excrement bilingual.

May 10, 2015
wolfe in New Orleans
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Amusing incident at Antoine's.

My dining partner ordered the 3 course lunch menu with chicken, which she was assured was one of the best choices. She opted for salad and bread pudding as the rest of her meal. The salad was fine. The chicken, a very small piece, was red at the drumstick bone. She called that to the attention of one of the junior servers who took one look , said "shit" and grabbed the plate to take back to the kitchen. No offer of replcement was made. The senior server came back and said the offending meal had been taken off the bill. Apparently so had the dessert as she was told since she had a comped entree the dessert was eliminated. After a brief discussion she did receive her comped dessert. All part of a less than impressive meal, food and servicewise.

May 09, 2015
wolfe in New Orleans
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Cafe Gibraltar closes.

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...
Creekside Smokehouse still a reason to stop at El Granada.
http://www.creeksidesmokehouse.com/

May 06, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Wor Won Ton SF

FWIW did you have a better suggestion in the 24 hours this has been on the board. I thought,at least, the almost worthless site might have a list of places that served WWT. And it did. Thus the FWIW. Thank you for your interest. BTW even our vaunted search function leaves something to be desired.
http://www.chow.com/search?q=wor+won+...

May 05, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Wor Won Ton SF

May 05, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Simple Italian restuarant similar to Capps Corner?

Al the Wops, Walnut Grove.
http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Re...

Apr 28, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

kosher food to order in San Fransisco

Dear Elizabeth, now that shabbos is over my question needs an answer.
The Richmond is a district in San Francisco's northwest corner near Golden Gate and the Ocean. Richmond Ca. is in the East Bay about 7 Miles north west of Berkeley and considerably further from Oakland.

Apr 25, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

kosher food to order in San Fransisco

Richmond or "the Richmond?" I would think to Richmond it would be unlikely. Costco does carry a few packaged foods,short ribs,pastrami,stuffed cabbage and blintzes.

Apr 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

closest thing to fresh Langer's rye around here

Have you tried Rye Project?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981807

Apr 09, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

closest thing to fresh Langer's rye around here

Have you bought a loaf at Rye Project?
http://www.ryeproject.com/menu/

Apr 04, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

where to get flours for bread baking in East Bay?

I have watched the flour truck unload 50 pound bags of Central Milling unbleached organic at the San Pablo Bakery. It is available from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007...

or if you prefer 2 10 pound bags are available at Costco for about $13.

Mar 21, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

NYT Mark Bittman finds the Monterey Market. [Berkeley, Ca]

Mar 18, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

(green, probably) vegetable to serve with quenelles?

Apparently asparagus was good enough for Julia. Especially with the pencil thin ones I have seen in the market this week.
http://www.seasonalandsavory.com/wp-c...

Mar 12, 2015
wolfe in Home Cooking
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One night...one restaurant [San Francisco]

I thought with your screen name you would be more inclined to Diners, Drive In and Dives.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shmatte ;-)

Mar 10, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

One night...one restaurant [San Francisco]

Shmates, I assume you want a place without a strict dress code.

Mar 10, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Camp BBQ [San Francisco]

Best try Burmese Kitchen search. Only jerks like me link bbq, sushi and other Asian cuisines.

Mar 07, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Fish taco friday [San Francisco]

Great fish tacos and high chair may be an oxymoron. Take one for the kid Rubio's.

Looking for natural casing hot dogs in grocery stores/meat markets in the San Francisco Bay Area

Mar 05, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Moving to the Bay Area!

You might try these old threads.
http://www.chow.com/search?q=neighbor...

Mar 04, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Arguello, Presidio [San Francisco]

Greyelf reported on her latest trip.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1000...

Mar 01, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

black stone flower, chettinad cooking

Feb 25, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Fish for gefilte fish

I made mine with rock cod from Monterey Fish. They were kind enough to also provide the rest of the fish for making stock.

Feb 25, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area

Best Chinese Almond Cookies

I always get my Old Man Cakes at Modern. I am sure they have almond cookies. They are very busy and everything is fresh. Check before you cross a bridge.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/818950

Feb 24, 2015
wolfe in San Francisco Bay Area