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IKEA, a recent visit to their marketplace

I should order from amazon AND make the trip for the mentioned goodies!

Oct 23, 2013
cpw in Chains

IKEA, a recent visit to their marketplace

In the past, I have make the IKEA trips just for the marketplace. My main attraction use to be daim candy, but my friend tells me that they don't carry those any more.

Thanks for reminding me about Lingonberry jam (and other goodies new to me) - I should go again!

Oct 23, 2013
cpw in Chains

Dressing Romaine Salad in Advance?

I save small glass sample size jelly jars for this purpose. I have picked them up usually at green market - sometimes for free, sometimes for $1-$2. They have a screw top and never leak.

Oct 01, 2013
cpw in Home Cooking

How Broad Is Your Palate on a Scale of 1 to 100?

I think I am a 65 now after today's adventure.

Today morning I started at 64, this thread reminded me of a recent recommendation made by a fellow hound. So for lunch I added tripe to my list (I had mondongo).

Aug 29, 2013
cpw in General Topics
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Need Rec for someone who just had surgery of the tongue!

Ippudo Ramen

Aug 01, 2013
cpw in Manhattan

Can anybody spare some sourdough starter?

Can anybody please spare some sourdough starter. I failed miserably around an year ago when I tried making mine with Nancy Silverston's book, "Breads from La Brea Bakery". Not having the courage to start again..........I am begging!

Anybody in Manhattan? I'd travel to any borough though to pick it up, you can email me - its is in my profile,

Mar 22, 2013
cpw in Manhattan

new orleans chicory coffee (cafe du monde, community, french market etc)

Kam Man in Chinatown carry Cafe du Monde.

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Kam Man
200 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

Feb 15, 2011
cpw in Manhattan

Soda sucks

I said the same thing to a friend at work today, but I could see she did not share my views. I use to love coke years ago and gave it up for the calories. Now when I had it again some time ago, I was sickened by the amount of sweetener.
If you still love carbonated cola drink, like I do, try GUS (grown up soda). It is less sweet, good carbonation, but has 2 down sides - no caffeine and it is expensive.

Jan 24, 2011
cpw in General Topics

*October 2010 Cookbook of the Month: BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK

I picked up BC from the library on Friday and so far I haven't come up with anything to cook from it. Tomorrow I have some friends coming over and I am trying hard to come up with app and entree, but I keep going to PotVT to read and re-read, instead of focusing on BC.

Oct 23, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

*October 2010 Cookbook of the Month: BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK

I bookmarked it too. I haven't "visited" Vietnamese from a long time.

Oct 22, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

*October 2010 Cookbook of the Month: BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK

That's right. Rest of the ginger is sliced and added along with chicken to the skillet.

Oct 22, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

*October 2010 Cookbook of the Month: BAREFOOT CONTESSA COOKBOOK

Thanks for telling the page number. I had to open the book to check this recipe out, and just opening the book brought back good memories of Vietnamese month (especially in my take out months)

Oct 22, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

*September 2010 COTM: tNBoEF - Fish, Poultry, and Seafood & Meat Dishes

I think it might be true with this book too. I made kibbeh (stuffed fried one) and the spice level was really low.

Sep 04, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

September 2010 Cookbook of the Month VOTING (Through Mon., 8/23)

THE NEW BOOK OF MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD and ARABESQUE
I haven't been cooking along (or even reading along), but I am hoping I will be able to do so next month.

Aug 23, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May/June 2010 Cookbook of the Month: GOURMET TODAY

I am picking my Goumet today and yesterday from the library today. I am looking forward to dive in.

May 08, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May-June 2010 Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread (through Sun., May 2)

I love the one book a month style of COTM too. Its not just the change of cuisine, but also the excitement of voting, getting a new book which might be more interesting than the previous and ofcourse the new discussions. But we have to give the new format a try especially to keep COTM going.

May 02, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May-June 2010 Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread (through Sun., May 2)

Even though I have voted for Japanese, I am starting to excited for Gourmet.

May 02, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May-June 2010 Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread (through Sun., May 2)

I agree that it's hard to have River Cafe for CO2M, seems too long for a super simple book. If it does turn out to be a winner in next round, I also think that either we should pair it up with other Italian books (River Cafe 2 or JO books or some other), or just have a regular COTM (not a CO2M)

May 02, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May-June 2010 Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread (through Sun., May 2)

I voted tactically too. There were the two possible books to win, so I made my pick from the two.
I'll set up the side thread, but maybe wait till the voting is done.

May 02, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May-June 2010 Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread (through Sun., May 2)

Sounds good, we should do that!

May 01, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May-June 2010 Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread (through Sun., May 2)

Those were my thoughts exactly. I enjoy eating Japanese at a restaurant, but I have never cooked or tried cooking any Japanese food at home. Same goes for Japanese ingredients, I have hardly spend any time window shopping for it, like I do for other cuisines. But as time is passing by, the two month period has started to give me assurance to handle or try getting a handle on this cuisine.

Gourmet, on the other hand, seemed too generalist to me too, especially after Bittman. But the thoughts from other hounds (below) about Gourmet are encouraging.

I am waiting for both the books from library, so which ever wins! (sadly it is not going to be river cafe)

Apr 30, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

May-June 2010 Cookbook of the Month Voting Thread (through Sun., May 2)

WASHOKU, by Elizabeth Andoh *AND* JAPANESE COOKING: A SIMPLE ART, by Shizuo Tuji

Apr 30, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

Cookbook of the Months Nominations for May-June 2010

Oops I forgot to add the second book: JAMIE OLIVER'S KITCHEN

Edit: Since so many of us have various JO books, I would like to suggest more than one JO book. So, I change my vote again to just: JAMIE OLIVER

Apr 28, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

THAI Ingredients in Manhattan

My favorite store for Thai (as well as Malaysian) is Asia Market Corp on Mulberry street.

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Asia Market
71 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

Apr 28, 2010
cpw in Manhattan

Cookbook of the Months Nominations for May-June 2010

I wasn't going to vote this month as I was impartial to either selection. But now I cannot resist: RIVER CAFE EASY/ITALIAN EASY.

Apr 28, 2010
cpw in Home Cooking

Thoughts about future of Cookbook of the Month

I love COTM and would hate for it to discontinue. I am not a very frequent poster because of my hours (long commute to work) and an almost 4 year old to take care of. I have been hoping to catch a break to participate more in COTM, but that hasn’t happened yet, especially since I’ll be a starting a new job soon. Having said that, I have learned so much from COTM, various cuisines and I have felt part of the community.

I love the way COTM is, and even though a month ends very soon, every new month brings so much excitement. But if the decision comes to have COTM or not, I would rather have COT2M, than not have it.

Lately the nomination process has been starting earlier and earlier in the month. As somebody suggested earlier, this might be affecting psychologically and making the months look closer than they actually are. One more suggestion, we can introduce a break for a month. Even though I don’t know how can we do this, but it might rejuvenate us.

Apr 18, 2010
cpw in Site Talk

Best Prix Fixe Deals in Manhattan?

Thanks. I have a tradition of going upclose to read the menu everytime I go to shake shack and drool over the menu! I see they have sweetbreads in Sunday suppa menu, sounds like a great deal.

Apr 03, 2010
cpw in Manhattan

Best Prix Fixe Deals in Manhattan?

I keep hearing good things about Tocqueville from you and some others. I have to give it a try.

Apr 01, 2010
cpw in Manhattan

Where can I buy edible violets and roses in Manhattan?

I have seen violets and nasturtiums at gourmet garage, and some other flowers I don't know the name of, but not roses.

Apr 01, 2010
cpw in Manhattan

Great places for foodies to shop

For spices, go to kalustyans:
http://kalustyans.com/

Mar 26, 2010
cpw in Manhattan