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refinishing stainless steel

I have the exact same cookware and love it. I would be interested in knowing where your pots were serviced. Thank you.

Jan 22, 2014
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Looking for some good grub, casual setting, around Incline Village. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Sep 29, 2013
ctscra in California

wooden salad bowl

Yes, my bowl appears to be several pieces somehow attached so tightly that after years of use it feels . . . felt like one smooth piece, It had a beautiful patina. We would make vinaigrette right in the bowl and it emulsified nicely, giving the wood luster. I got mine in Iowa 25-30 years ago.

Sep 27, 2013
ctscra in Cookware

wooden salad bowl

Yikes! My black walnut wood salad bowl was left partially soaking in the kitchen sink (not by me!) and it is now rough and slightly swollen on the inside bottom. Any one know how and if I can recondition this? Thank you.

Sep 25, 2013
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Cheese curd

Where to find cheese curd in SF? Thanks.

Sep 11, 2013
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

French Chef Omelet Pan - The Pot Shop Boston

Curious as to the choice of materials available for this pan. Is there a huge difference in performance between aluminum, sand or polished. Thanks in advance.

Jun 30, 2013
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Just needed for celery juice. Don't want to break the bank. Ideas? Thanks.

May 22, 2013
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Denby cookware

Has anybody used Denby enameled cookware? Comparisons to the other brands? Thanks.

Apr 24, 2013
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Cheese curd

Where to find fresh cheese curd in the north bay?

Apr 24, 2013
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area


I am looking for a small 1/2 quart saucepan. Smaller than a one quart, but bigger than a butter warmer. I have searched to no avail. Does such a vessel exist? Thanks in advance.

Dec 10, 2012
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Le Creuset enamel never cleans! PLEASE HELP!

I'm wondering if this is a nonstick surface as opposed to the traditional enameled version.

Nov 05, 2012
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Looking for a fun Italian dinner spot in Wine Country

Have not been to Tra Vigne for a while, but always enjoyed the food. Has it gone downhill?

Jun 20, 2012
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

Live crab [Marin County]

Live crab in or near Marin? Thanks

Jan 23, 2012
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

Fish shears

I need a durable pair for frequent whole fish work. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Oct 11, 2011
ctscra in Cookware

HELP!!! My gal D/W'ed my Calphalon sautoir!

Is this pan now dangerous to with b/c of exposed aluminum?

Aug 11, 2011
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Where to buy mozzerella curd in the bay area

Anyone? Thanks

Aug 09, 2011
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

Robot Coupe vs Cuisinart vs Others?

Hey Islestyle! Which model did you get. I'm comparison shopping and am seriously considering a magimix.. Did you get it at WS? Thanks

Mar 23, 2011
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sweet breads

Where can I buy fresh or frozen sweetbreads in the North Bay? Thanks.

Mar 22, 2011
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

replacement carafe

Am looking to replace a glass Krups FME4 carafe with a thermos version. Krups website does not show one, but I know they exist. I would accept any brand that fits this machine. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Jan 18, 2011
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Drip Coffee Maker recommendation

It's pricey, but the Techovorm Mocamaster has served me well.

Dec 21, 2010
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marcus cookware

Are these pans good? I'm seeing impressive discounts, but have never handled them myself.

Nov 22, 2010
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What discontinued products do you miss?

Second on the TEAM Flakes . . . Eau Clair All Malt Beer

Nov 07, 2010
ctscra in General Topics

outdoor propane burner

Mostly for steaming shellfish, frying chicken . . . What are the best brands? How many btu's should I look for? Thanks.

Sep 21, 2010
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Beer of the 1960's

Anybody remember Eau Claire All Malt?

Sep 17, 2010
ctscra in Beer

Whole fish

Craving whole fish . . . any favorite spots?

Sep 08, 2010
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

burr grinder

I'm looking for a burr coffee grinder. Any suggestions?

Aug 01, 2010
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Has anyone eaten at Sante at Sonoma Mission Inn recently? I'm curious about the wine list which is not available on the website. Thanks.

Sante Restaurant
100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA

May 31, 2010
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

hoffman farms quail

Does anyone know where I can purchase Hoffman Farms Quail? Thanks.

May 19, 2010
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

Napa Brunch

Tra Vigne

Mar 02, 2010
ctscra in San Francisco Bay Area

rosewood-handled forschner knives

I'm only finding the plastic-handled versions of Forschner knives. Does anybody in San Francisco still sell the rosewood handled type?

Feb 02, 2010
ctscra in Cookware