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Asparagus Assistance Please

Thanks everyone for the speedy reply - much appreciated.

Apr 16, 2014
jayd in Home Cooking

Asparagus Assistance Please

Tempura batter will overwhelm them. They are just too skinny.

Apr 16, 2014
jayd in Home Cooking

Asparagus Assistance Please

Mom called and wants to make batter fried asparagus. Skinny asparagus is a bad idea. Thick asparagus brings fear that after a few minutes in the hot oil, it will still be way too crunchy. Blanching may not be a good idea as wet asparagus will not allow the batter to adhere. Since the veg dish is for Easter, she doesn't want to be hand drying each stalk.

Has anyone made this dish and can offer advice? She hates super crunchy asparagus.

Apr 16, 2014
jayd in Home Cooking

Straight Blade Paring Knife

I just received a 3 inch straight edge paring knife as a gift. I already have a curved paring knife. What other uses are there for a straight edge besides peeling flat skin off of a large fruit or vegetable?

Dec 28, 2013
jayd in Cookware

West Village NYC

Any reccs for good food (dinner) in NYC West Village? Looking for something a little different, nice, but still casual, not too expensive.

Aug 08, 2012
jayd in Manhattan

Help Find Russian Restaurant NYC

I am taking an old friend to dinner. He lived in Russia for a few years and I think he would like to have something authentic and reminiscent. I am looking for a restaurant that is comfortable and not extremely expensive or touristy. I would appreciate a suggestion in NYC, I do not want to travel to Brooklyn.

Apr 10, 2012
jayd in Manhattan

Where to go downtown for dumplings Thurs lunch

Wound up not being able to go on Thurs, so I took the whole family this afternoon to the city. First was an afternoon at the Chocolate Show and then it was to be dumplings galore for dinner. When we arrived at Prosperity we were taken aback that it was basically take out except for 3 or 4 stools. (Not too clean inside, either.)There were several people inside and the wife wasn't encouraged to wait for the stools. I should have been more specific and asked Chowhounders for a sit-in dumpling restaurant. If I knew it was a take out type of establishment, I would have planned for dumplings to-go for lunch to eat in the park, and then go to the show. Well I know now, so we'll try again next time. Maybe we'll compare them to Dumpling on Mulberry and have some fun. Thanks to the responders, it was the first time I posted, much appreciated.

Nov 11, 2011
jayd in Manhattan

Where to go downtown for dumplings Thurs lunch

In need of a recommendation for dumplings. Looking to take the kids for a fun lunch.. Would prefer downtown. Will take the PATH from Jersey City. Willing to transfer to subway.

Nov 09, 2011
jayd in Manhattan