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Matuba special

Love Matuba! Thanks for posting this!

Dim sum recently?

http://fareastrockvillemd.com/

Is this the big restaurant on the left as you go down Nicholson, just off of Rockville Pike?

NYT Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States

Guess I've been missing out, though I've lived in MD for 20 years. Interesting.

NYT Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States

I don't think it's particularly Thanksgivingy either, but I loved glazed bacon. I use hot peach chutney (from VA, fwiw), and it comes out salty, sweet, crunchy ... so good.

Did you see that Dogfish Head is making scrapple ale? :b

NYT Thanksgiving Recipes Across the United States

It wouldn't be my first choice, but neither would the garam masala pumpkin pie in DC.

Best Size for a 2nd Le Creuset Dutch Oven

I started with the 7.25 and then added the 5.5. For me, it's just enough smaller without being too small.

Nov 19, 2014
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Dim sum recently?

Thanks everyone! We went to HK Pearl this morning. Got there around 10:30, and 10 min. later the place was packed, with people waiting to be seated. The carts came quickly--three before we were even fully seated--but the dim sum was good and varied.

One thing to note is that they use every inch of space, which can make it a bit tight during a busy period, and it can be hard to hear. It also felt a bit rushed.

Food or food related magazines?

The only one I still have delivered is Fine Cooking. I used to love reading Saveur, but I found I rarely made any of their recipes, and with a busy year, I found the issues stacking up. I do still get their emails and follow them on FB (as I do for FC, too). And for my dose of New England, I get Yankee, which isn't all recipes but has enough.

ISO a SPECIFIC Thai cookbook

I have that one and love it. Hope you can find another copy. :)

Dim sum recently?

Does anyone have any recent recommendations for dim sum in the area? MD or VA preferred (vs. in DC). Good Fortune used to be my local go-to spot, but that's closed. Hollywood East Cafe in Wheaton Plaza is ok, and I'm not a big fan of Orient East or New Fortune. I know some here have recommended HK Pearl and/or Mark's Duck House, but I've seen mixed reviews of them lately. Are those right/wrong? Any other places to add?

Thanks in advance!

Any cider mills (or something similar) in metro area?

Also for the over-21 crowd:

https://www.facebook.com/ciderandmead

Lobster Rolls - Luke's vs. Freddy's

I hadn't been to Freddy's for a while, so I couldn't compare, but I agree that Luke's is very good--and not gloopy. :)

Pansaari--new Indian Chai bar/snack place

Oh that sounds good!

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I've ordered from them many times. If you're on their email list, they periodically have deals for lower-cost shipping (and once in a pale blue moon it's free).

Oct 31, 2014
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Danish pancake pan

Both Sur la Table and W-S have carried them. I think both have stores in/near Hartford? You might want to call to check their inventory, though.

Oct 31, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Chocolate peanut butter bars at the very end of the day yesterday. A little too sweet, IMO, but they satisfied my choc-pb craving. I brought most in to work today, to help people get started on their sugar highs.

Oct 31, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I like this one from Ina Garten: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

It makes a ton, though, so I usually cut the recipe in half and use a foil-lined 9x13 pan (and slice them into small squares)

Oct 29, 2014
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sushi

I haven't been to Sushi Damo yet, but good friends keep recommending it:

http://www.sushidamo.com/_/index.html

And more casually, I love Rolls 'n Rice and go there often:

http://www.rollsnrice.com/

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Thanks!

Oct 24, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

Yum! I haven't made much from that cookbook. Anything else you recommend?

Oct 23, 2014
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Once I tasted ___ from a farmer's market, I could never go back to the grocery version.

There's one in Laurel and one in ... Germantown? Somewhere around there, I think.

Once I tasted ___ from a farmer's market, I could never go back to the grocery version.

Do you ever go to any of the Dutch markets in the area?

I haven't been to Let's Meat--but I go to Cheesetique next door all the time. I'll have to check that out.

Once I tasted ___ from a farmer's market, I could never go back to the grocery version.

I LOVE getting fresh ginger from the farmers market.

What are you baking these days? October 2014 edition, part two!

I tried a new brownie recipe today. This one called for ground hazelnuts instead of flour, and I subbed ground almonds instead. They're very rich and chocolatey ... yum.

Saveur's new look

Interesting. I rarely make any of their recipes either, though it's usually an interesting read. This year, after getting Saveur for ages, I let my subscription go. I also see many of the recipes and articles in emails and on FB (or feel like I do), so I don't feel like I'm missing too much.

Looking for "Nutrageous" snack size candy bars in NoVa….

Are you still looking Alkapal?

I found these at the CVS on the corner of Bradley and Arlington Road in Bethesda (the 24-hour one).

What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Is that the one with all the dried fruit in it?

I love just reading that cookbook.

Oct 13, 2014
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Leaving half doughnuts behind

This happens in my office on a regular basis. All kinds of food gets devoured, at all hours of the day, but half (or quarter!) doughnuts just sit there.

What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

Oh yum!

Oct 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? October 2014 Edition, Part One [old]

That looks yummy!

Oct 09, 2014
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