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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Voting

The clock is ticking! Please vote - the tallying is tomorrow night.

about 9 hours ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Voting

I'll try to "bump" it this evening.

about 14 hours ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Voting

I'm fine with either. Realistically I'd probably only make ratatouille once in the month. Perhaps overly optimistic but I hope to make several terrines if that wins.

1 day ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Stone Crabs in Tampa Bay

The season opens October 16th.

When I'm in the area I pick them up at Frenchy's Stone Crab Co.
They also serve them in their various restaurants.

http://www.frenchysstonecrab.com/abou...

1 day ago
meatn3 in Florida

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Voting

There are some great nominees this month! I was very tempted by ratatouille - perfect for the seasons produce.

1 day ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

How do you buy corn?

Over the years I've asked a number of the shuckers (we were already chatting)about why they did that. Most said they were checking for "a good ear". Only a couple have mentioned not wanting the mess at home. One person was going directly to a cookout and wanted to be able to have the corn ready immediately.

Ten years ago I was working in a natural foods store and they had corn priced per pound - which I've never seen since. People began shucking in droves to avoid paying for the extra weight. Initially there wasn't a trash can available so they just were dropping it on the floor. Huge mess...

1 day ago
meatn3 in Home Cooking

How do you buy corn?

I don't understand why any one needs to peel. I look for fresh silk and husks. I gently feel the ear for firmness and developed kernels and I'm good to go!

It's just been over the last 15 years or so that I've noticed people shucking corn at the markets - to the extent that many have trash cans next to the corn. It boggles my mind since the husk is helping to keep the corn fresher.

But I seem to be in the minority at the market since probably 90% of those I observe are shucking. Not like they are saving money/lb. when the corn is being sold priced by the ear.

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Voting

bump!

Aug 28, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Nominations 

If you are adding it to the nominations type it in bold letters!

Aug 27, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

September 2015 - COTM Announcement Thread

What a wonderful estate sale to find!

The older books just aren't beautifully designed and seldom had photos. Much of Southern cooking is about simplicity and the understanding that often the sum is greater than it's parts - so recipes look deceptively spartan. I think those factors cause the older books to initially seem less interesting to many.

Aug 26, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

They are slender so won't take up much room!

:-)

Aug 26, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

They are kind of pricey which is why I haven't purchased them. It's been hard to resist since there have been a slew of book signings with each release! Luckily my library has been getting them.

I haven't cooked from them yet but I was at a dinner party with the Pickle author and was able to try a few of the recipes she included in the book. Based on that the book seemed pretty solid.

Aug 26, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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TARTS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (June 2015)

Maybe it's my imagination but mustard seems to become toned down once cooked so I usually increase the amount.

Aug 25, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

Remembering Bill Neal is a wonderful book!

Aug 25, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

There is a relatively new series of cookbooks put out by UNC Press which focuses mainly on individual Southern ingredients. Authors are food writers (and very good cooks Purvis, Lacy & Weigl), cookbook authors (Willis & Gutierrez), local food chefs (Bill Smith & Jay Pierce) and specialty makers(April McGreger!). I've just seen a few of them and they are very well put together.

http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/books?...

Aug 25, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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What are your favourite Southern Cookbooks?

Any thing by Bill Neal:
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/23/din...

Marion Browns Southern Cooking.

A Love Affair with Southern Cooking by Jean Anderson:
http://www.jeanandersoncooks.com/love...

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking
http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/boo...

Aug 25, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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Luther Burbank A Remarkable Plant Breeder Who Affected Us All

A very inspiring life. Thanks for bringing him to my attention.

Aug 24, 2015
meatn3 in General Topics

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Nominations 

It makes it easy for making meals that work with both monthly threads. Since the COTM and related threads are Southern focused fried chicken will be of wider interest.

Aug 23, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Nominations 

Just found a vegan recipe for a terrine - uses pectin to gel!

http://www.jamesbeard.org/recipes/sum...

Aug 23, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Nominations 

The following is a good example of a vegetable terrine which has meat in it. Visually the crab looks substantial but when you look at the ratios 3/4 of the dish is vegetables.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

This recipe looks so good!

Aug 23, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Dish of the Month on Homecooking Board

This time of year tends to have participation slumps. I think many are busy with the new school year or trying to pack a last bit of summer activities into their schedule.

Looks like the thread has picked up though!

Aug 23, 2015
meatn3 in Site Talk

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Nominations 

Just my two cents - I don't see an issue having *some* non-veg ingredients in a vegetable terrine.
The tipping of the scales is the impression when served. A liver pâté with onion and hard boiled egg in it is going to read as primarily meat. A terrine of eggplant, tomato with accents of lamb will read as a vegetable.

But then I'm from the South and most traditional vegetable preparations have a touch of meat in them.

Aug 23, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2015) Nominations 

VEGETABLE TERRINES!

This had a bit of discussion and interest last month. As a recap there's great variety here and lots of room to be creative with what is in season in your neck of the woods. While some terrine recipes use gelatin certainly not all do. Many use egg and/or dairy instead.

The following link illustrates the range of ingredients that can be used. (recipes are for restaurants but easy enough to scale back):

http://foodarts.com/search?q=terrine

Aug 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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September 2015 - COTM Announcement Thread

Aug 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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September 2015 - COTM Announcement Thread

If there is a companion thread for "all other Southern books" I urge those interested to seek out Marion Brown's Southern Cookbook.
This classic predates AGP by decades. They share a similarity in being a vetted compilation of regional dishes from community books, newspapers, restaurants and personal contributions. It's a really wonderful book.

The following says it better than I could:

http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/page/233

Aug 22, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking
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New York to Asheville Recs along the way and once we get there

The closest thing to a meat and three (or two) in Asheville is the Moose Cafe. But I was very underwhelmed by it.
Smoky Mountain Diner in Hot Springs (about an hr. from Asheville) seems to have the usual veg options for their Country Dinners and is listed as a meatn3 here:
http://www.meatandthree.com/nc/
I've only been to a few of the places on the list and and they weren't stellar examples of the genre.

In Tennessee just about every little town has one. They aren't as prevalent in NC.

edit:
This list looks pretty solid:
http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurants/S...

Aug 21, 2015
meatn3 in Southeast

Yet another request for lunch ideas (but a little different)

If you can access an electrical outlet the mini lunch crock pots could open up a lot of options. They heat food up in about an hour. I've seen knockoffs fairly inexpensive at Ollie's (similar to Big Lots).

Aug 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

September 2015 Dish of the Month

I have not seen one...

Aug 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

VEGGIE SLAWS/COLESLAWS! Home Cooking Dish Of The Month (July 2015)

I don't think it has begun yet.

Aug 21, 2015
meatn3 in Home Cooking

Super G Mart - Greensboro, NC

Thank you! Your mention of the fish sauce on another thread inspired this post.

Aug 21, 2015
meatn3 in Southeast