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Whole strawberry shortcake recommendation (Brooklyn or queens)

Du Bois Pastry in Elmhurst has its fans.

<ETA> Aliotta Pastry Shop in Mill Basin is a great cake shop.

Jul 20, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

blue fish recipes??

If you can get somebody to smoke the fish, that'd be your best bet.

Jul 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Do you eat rabbit? How do you cook it?

We bought fresh rabbit last week ... it was just shy of twenty bucks for one.
That rabbit was prepared cacciatore, but the best I've ever had was prepared with white wine, frozen peas, and dried rosemary. Molto delizioso.

Jul 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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Leaving half doughnuts behind

Perfect donut for a CSI.

Jul 19, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Leaving half doughnuts behind

...or if it's a lopsided donut and you leave the half w/o filling.

Jul 18, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Leaving half doughnuts behind

After having read these replies, I'm wondering what would happen if your *favorite* donut was the only one halved in the bunch and all the others were left whole? Do you throw caution to the wind and take the halved one then, or do you take a whole boring one instead? I love Boston cream donuts ... *any* percentage of one is fine. Same goes for crullers.

Jul 17, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

OK..SO I HAVE A BAGEL...WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOURS?

Wow, is that what that is supposed to be?
It looks like a walrus or manatee at first glance.

Jul 16, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Any uses for an unripe avocado?

Coarse grate on a box grater and add it to some pico de gallo.

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

OK..SO I HAVE A BAGEL...WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOURS?

I used to order walnut-raisin cream cheese on a cinnamon-raisin bagel, but nowadays, it's more everything bagels toasted at home and topped with whatever. Toppings include deli meat, cheeses, melitzanosalata, tuna or egg salad, etc.
Pizza bagels can be a nice addition too if you're into gooey cheese things.

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Light sauce to moisten grilled sliced chicken breasts

Herbed chicken breast would lend itself well to a yogurt based sauce.
(Tzatziki would be okay -- it's just not a real favorite of mine). As *sweetened* Greek yogurts continue to gain more and more popularity, *savory* uses for yogurt are gaining popularity as well. To make a light sauce, take plain yogurt and mix in any of these ingredients: sriracha, chipotle, lemon zest, chopped fresh herbs, etc. Dried chicken can benefit from a small smear of this, and best of all, it's less messy than a drizzle of something else. Give it a try, experiment. Maybe mix in some sour cream if you want a little more tang too.

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

drinking vinegars?

After reading this, it's a must have ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepache

Jul 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

World Cup Dinners

Drink some beer out of a yerba mate tea gourd as well.

Jul 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

drinking vinegars?

>> 'dilute cider vinegar and molasses'. <<

Wow. That is some concoction.

Jul 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

What not to do at a farmers market

Stand next to each of the vendors and sing this ditty to them ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua3bXF...

Jul 13, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

What is this sauce called?

Olive oil and garlic perhaps? "Aglio e olio" recipes usually include pasta.

Jul 12, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Tongue: Authentic Mexican Outer Boroughs

Wish we could find out how the cemitas are at La Cemita.
It's a pretty good use for tongue also ya know.

Jul 11, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

What not to do at a farmers market

My favorite was listening to a woman ask an Amish couple if they had any bananas.

Jul 09, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Onions. Do you "count" them as a vegetable when planning a meal?

For me, onions are an aromatic. ALWAYS present in the rotation.

Jul 06, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Why some people hate cilantro - It's genetic.

I was in a produce market recently and a woman there asked me what the difference was between the two parsleys. I told her that one parsley was Italian flat leaf parsley, and the other was Mexican parsley (aka cilantro). She was undecided on which one to buy, so I asked her what her intended use was. She replied, "Juicing".
I said, "Okay". Then I gestured to the cilantro and told her, "I'm just gonna tell you that some people say they taste soap when they eat this". She reached for the Italian flat leaf parsley and never even took a look back.

I make an avocado salad and cilantro is a key player in its success.
I LOVE the stuff.

Jul 06, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

What is this item on antipasto platter?

It's farro ... a bit out of place if you ask me.

Jul 06, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics
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Chopped: Hannah Hopkins of Dish in Ma HO pac

I think it's pronounced Gor DAWN ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9UPoZ...

Jul 05, 2014
Cheese Boy in New York State (exc. NYC)

New food court in Flushing

Yes !!! I am jumping. Hopefully it's llke Savor Fusion was, or better. I miss that place ... http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2012/0...

Jun 26, 2014
Cheese Boy in Outer Boroughs

How close to the train tracks can you set up a vegetable market?

Completely ducked up.

Jun 25, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Pho Attack

I know what you're driving at jgg13, but researchers DO acknowledge that a small percentage of people may have short-term reactions to MSG. The "MSG symptom complex" (as its known) does exist.

Jun 25, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

World Cup party with Portuguese cuisine

Fill up on pastel de nata and good coffee.

Jun 21, 2014
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

How close to the train tracks can you set up a vegetable market?

That train could probably stop on a lime if it needed to.

Jun 21, 2014
Cheese Boy in General Topics
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What is this vegetable?

I'm doubtful myself.
The flowers should be yellow IIRC, and the leaf isn't quite right either.

Jun 15, 2014
Cheese Boy in Gardening

What is this vegetable?

Arugula Roquette flowering perhaps?

Jun 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Gardening

Unsticking stuck dishes

Put both in the freezer overnight.
In the a.m., tap the outside (several times LIGHTLY)
with a wooden spoon and the two should separate. HTH.

Jun 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food
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Pho Attack

Might be the MSG, salt, and sugar mix. Some places (not all) mix their MSG with additional salt, and sugar. You could have experienced that sugar *rush* or that sudden rise in BP (or even both). You'd have to ask the eatery if they "mix-a-lot".

Jun 14, 2014
Cheese Boy in Not About Food