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Your favorite ham brand (coldcut)

Russer Light

or any Dietz and Watson ham

about 5 hours ago
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Two come to mind right now ...

1- The Original F&J Pine Tavern on Bronxdale Avenue in the Bronx

2- The Original Plan Eat Thailand on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn

<ETA> Two German eateries also very missed ...

3- Charlies Inn on Harding Avenue in the Bronx

4- Castle Harbour Casino on Havemeyer Avenue in the Bronx

1 day ago
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Cioppino [Westchester]

Try the parihuela at various Peruvian joints. You might just like it.

Aug 18, 2014
Cheese Boy in New York State (exc. NYC)

What's the best basmati rice?

Texmati is certainly not inexpensive rice, and I know this because I have two containers that I'm working on right now. Does it taste like cheap rice? Yes, it tastes *almost* like Carolina brand rice (regardless of the basmati claim). Hey, I devour it just the same ... I undercook it slightly and it tastes just fine. I use Texmati basmati when I'm not looking for that "true" overall basmati experience. Texmati is very white in color and it cooks up rather quickly. Is it toothsome?Toothsome it is not (regardless of doneness). It just doesn't have that characteristic.

Aug 18, 2014
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What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

Pint of ice cream

Aug 17, 2014
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What's the best basmati rice?

Texmati lacks the nutty flavor and toothsome texture of a quality basmati rice. A good basmati also has a certain aroma to it that adds to the whole experience as well.

Aug 17, 2014
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Favorite Bread(s)

Okay, here's one more for you then. Khachapuri.

Press ">" play here once inside,
http://www.ny1.com/content/lets_eat/c...

Aug 15, 2014
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Pakistani Sweets - What are they called?

Thank you for sharing this with us.
Laddu -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laddu

Aug 14, 2014
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Pakistani Sweets - What are they called?

To the OP, what was your favorite sweet in that box?

Aug 13, 2014
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PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Not only does TJ's have pumpkin cheescake, but I have one too in my freezer that I've been trying desperately to unload. My freezer real estate is very valuable to me ... I can't consume anything with cream cheese in it. http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-fl...

Aug 13, 2014
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Favorite Bread(s)

Thank you chefj. You do great work.
Just adding this preferred (by me) brand ... http://www.the-baker.com/products/det...

Aug 13, 2014
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BOUKHA (fig brandy)

Purchased this in New York, 2008.

Aug 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in Spirits

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

Yes, I am a pumpkin person. Best to ask me around October, but I will jog my memory a bit and rattle off a few hits here now.

TJ's Pumpkin butter
Entenmann's Pumpkin Loaf Cake
TJ's Pumpkin cheesecake
Baskin Robbins Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Pumpkin Burek

Aug 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Lentil soup accompaniments?

A nice starch to add on the side would be COOKED pasta. Your cooked pasta would be incorporated into the already hot lentils when you are ready to plate. Acini di pepe, orzo, ditalini, and stelline are all good candidates for this.

For meat protein, I'd recommend an Andouille sausage.

Cornbread is an excellent idea ... 8x8 is small, so don't overload on the jalapeños. Half a cup max on the peppers and 2/3 cup or more on the cheese (helps offset the heat a bit).

Aug 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

No place in my area sells chicory (the lettuce)

Berry Fresh Farm in Astoria is a lot of fun. Love that store.

Aug 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Pakistani Sweets - What are they called?

Those are some really nice looking sweets. They're not messy looking at all.

Aug 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

No place in my area sells chicory (the lettuce)

With all the Italian families out there on Staten Island, there's no friggin' "cicoria ricci" ?? Curly endive is sourced from New Jersey right next door. There's got to be some available somewhere nearby.

Aug 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

Memorable food stories

Torispelling has the same effect on people.

Aug 10, 2014
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Memorable food stories

If it were lokum, then it would be seen as greedy.
Otherwise, no harm, no foul.

Aug 10, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Memorable food stories

I have many, but one that was very funny was the meal three of us shared one night at McSorley's Old Ale House in NYC. We had been drinking, and we decided it was now time to eat. So a friend ordered a turkey sandwich with mayo, and two of us ordered burgers. The waiter was quite cordial, but he was a carbon copy of Anthony Hopkins. (Fill in images of Hannibal Lecter here at your leisure). So the food order is placed, and our food eventually arrives. The burgers are fine, but the sandwich is turkey and CHEESE and not turkey alone. So we summon the waiter and tell him could he please correct the error and give us a turkey sandwich with mayo. Off goes Anthony Hopkins, and five minutes later he returns and plops down a plate on the table and runs off. This time the sandwich is just cheese and nothing else. No mayo, no turkey. We call the waiter over one more time, and ask him again for a turkey and mayo sandwich with no cheese please. Off he goes at another attempt, and two minutes later he returns. Sandwich looks GREAT. Turkey, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and (wait for it) CHEESE. The funniest image is seeing my friend getting up and racing after Hannibal Lecter in this packed NYC bar trying to get his sandwich once and for all finally corrected. It took four attempts, but it all worked out fine. Thank goodness for all the McSorley's ale we had in us -- it made it all that much funnier.

Aug 10, 2014
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Chowhoundish Use of Food Sites

Let's not forget to thank Jim for being the brainchild behind this incredible site. I visit here EVERY single day, and I place a lot of credence here on CH. Yelp is a site simply there to reinforce (or not) an opinion I'm trying to formulate ... it's nothing more, nothing less. If I want a more comprehensive answer on a subject, I always look to CHOWHOUND first.

Aug 09, 2014
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Favorite Bread(s)

Garlic Naan

Pane Pugliese

Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

Lard Bread

Yoga Bread

Irish Soda Bread (w/ caraway seeds)

Aug 08, 2014
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The Testing Thread - Part 4

A mugshot.

Aug 07, 2014
Cheese Boy in Site Talk

Mami's, a Latino Steam-table in White Plains

Hey, +1 on that portmanteau of Jim's name !!!

Aug 07, 2014
Cheese Boy in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Jam and ?

Post this thread also on the "Special Diets" board ... here on CH.

Aug 02, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Anyone catching "Restaurant Startup" on CNBC?

I like it so far. I agree that Joe B. doesn't come off as so prickish in these episodes, but rather he sounds like a seasoned veteran. I'm not sure why he went for that Egghead junior look, but that's a whole other story. Tim Love brings a new face to the game. That's a plus.

Restaurant Startup ... http://www.cnbc.com/id/101700819?__so....

Aug 01, 2014
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News

Dessert Italian Style

Aug 01, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

cooking for yet another party of mixed food needs

We have a cornucopia of food nowadays (so why settle),
and the rest is just plain old snobbery.

Jul 29, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Avocado on Sandwiches: Mash or Slice?

I like doing what they do south of the border with their tortas and cemitas.
Typically the aguacate is sliced. Refried beans and guacamole -- they
are both enough of a mushy mess.

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Leftover Tomato sauce/soup/

Hill food come on, you've probably been on the planet a lot longer than the OP. Cut the person some slack.

Jul 28, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking