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The one place not to miss in Asheville, Greenville, NC, and Savannah?!?!

Rhubarb is also excellent in Asheville. Located right on Pack Square at the Monument.

Sep 04, 2014
forestd in Southeast

Farm Burger in Asheville, NC (:o(

The burgers at Universal Joint are pretty tasty and they seem to be able to cook them to my medium-rare liking.

Apr 22, 2014
forestd in Southeast

How to handle uninvited children at a cocktail party

Give them a cup of espresso and a puppy

Jan 21, 2014
forestd in Not About Food

An overnight from Paris

There is also Chartres

Jan 20, 2014
forestd in France

Dough, Asheville

I just tried their sticky bun and it was awesome.

Jan 11, 2014
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Your family favorite black eyed peas recipes?

I make this Black-Eyed Peas with Hominy and think it is great!

Black-Eyed Peas With Hominy
Ingredients:
3-4 slices bacon, chopped
1 med. onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ red pepper, diced
½ green pepper, diced
2 fresh jalapenos, minced
1-2 tbsp olive oil
2 cans black-eyed peas, drained, rinsed well
1 can white hominy, drained, rinsed
1 tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne, or less to taste
Salt, pepper
Parsley and/or green onions for garnish
Sauté bacon until crisped. Add oil and sauté vegetables. Add black-eyed peas and
hominy and cook until warmed through. Add cumin, cayenne and salt and pepper to
taste. Garnish with parsley and green onions.

Dec 28, 2013
forestd in Home Cooking

Yummy food, great local brews in Asheville?

Wicked Weed has very good food and great beers.

Dec 28, 2013
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Is there a difference between Chicken Broth and Chicken Stock?

I see both of these in the same section at the grocery and I was wondering if there is really any difference?

Dec 16, 2013
forestd in General Topics

Thanksgiving Meal Other Than Turkey

I'm doing Giada's Honey-Mustard Glazed Pork Loin with Bacon. I hope it will be great!

Nov 26, 2013
forestd in General Topics

Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder, Asheville

The tailgate market at UNCA is also very good on Saturday mornings.

Oct 28, 2013
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What's Your Favorite Potato Dish?

Thanks Dan.

Aug 19, 2013
forestd in General Topics

Nob Hill Vicinity Dining [San Francisco]

I think La Folie would be a good choice also.

Anniversary in Asheville

I believe The Edison opened a week or two ago. I have seen some very favorable reviews of it, some from people who have not had a very high opinion of GPI food in the past.

Jul 31, 2013
forestd in Southeast

Out & About in Asheville, Vol. IV

I tried Isa's Bistro for lunch today and enjoyed it. I sat outside on the sidewalk and enjoyed the people watching. I think this is one of the best outside dining spaces in Asheville. I tried the Spring Garlic Soup ($7) and enjoyed it very much with a glass of Verdejo ($7). The soup was thick and creamy served cool with some nice croutons and finishing oil. For the main course I had the PEI mussels with smashed fingerling frites ($14). The mussels were very good in a nice spicy broth and the "frites" were actually quite good and crispy with a nice aioli dipping sauce. I had a nice dry rose with the mussels ($7). Very nice lunch. The sandwiches and other dishes I saw being served looked good also. This is a nice addition to the Asheville scene.

Jul 05, 2013
forestd in Southeast

Do you sous vide? What is your experience?

Just a question, do you sear that steak before the sous vide?

Apr 06, 2013
forestd in General Topics

One afternoon of wine

Clos du Val on the Silverado Trail is very nice and Bennett Lane winery down towards the end of the trail is good too.

Hot Cross Buns in Asheville/Hendersonville/Brevard NC

I had one from City Bakery in Asheville the other day and enjoyed it.

Mar 28, 2013
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Post if you made something for the first time today!

I made Bourguignon d'Agneau for the first time this week and it turned out great. I only did half the recipe to test for a dinner party but I liked it a lot. It needed some more liquid after being in the oven for 3 hours so I will check it half way through the next time and add more liquid if needed. I used this link for the recipe (it is really just like Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon but with lamb):
http://alaycook.wordpress.com/2010/02...

Feb 04, 2013
forestd in Home Cooking

Food at Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville

Was in there on Monday and had a great bratwurst with Lusty Monk mustard and good kraut. The burger I saw the guy next to me eating looked very good also.

Jan 10, 2013
forestd in Southeast

Sunday afternoon drinks

I have been to Paris a few times and have enjoyed that cafe which is near the hotel I stay at. I would love to spend more time there. Forest Davenport

Jan 02, 2013
forestd in France

Sunday afternoon drinks

Cafe des Editeurs is just off Blvd St Germain near the Odeon Metro stop.

Jan 01, 2013
forestd in France

veuve clicquot visit?

Yes, I went a few years ago and it was a very nice tour.

Dec 19, 2012
forestd in France

Puffy tacos smothered with queso

Doesn't Matt's El Rancho still serve those? I seem to remember them from Felix's Mexican Restaurant in Houston long ago.

Nov 07, 2012
forestd in Austin

South Asheville Mid October

At Biltmore if you go out to the winery area, called Antler Hill Village, either the Bistro or Cedric's Tavern are fine for simple meals.

Oct 05, 2012
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Everybody loves ________, but me

I like Matt's El Rancho. Classic Tex Mex.

Aug 17, 2012
forestd in Austin

Sichuan House in Walnut Creek

We tried this out last Sunday for lunch and enjoyed it very much. I had the Crispy Sichuan Beef and my friends had a spicy fish dish and some very good noodles. Good food.

Drinking in Paris

No, there will be no resentment.

Oct 26, 2011
forestd in France

Is this too much for 1 day?

Yes, that is probably too much for one day. Can you move one of the reservations?

Oct 26, 2011
forestd in France

Plant - Fantastic Food and Cruelty Free! (Asheville)

Actually it is on Mwrrimon across from the old Deal Motors location.

Sep 10, 2011
forestd in Southeast

Best Restaurant in Asheville!

The Admiral is overrated and the atmosphere is marginal. Rezaz or the Market Place have much nicer service and atmosphere with food that is comparable or better.

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Market Place
20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

Aug 31, 2011
forestd in Southeast