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need help in Pittsburgh !

Another recommendation for Spoon.

about 7 hours ago
Jay F in Pennsylvania

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

I hate hearing "I *am* celiac."

No, you may *have* celiac sprue disease, or celiac intolerance, but you *are* you. You *are not* a disease.

about 8 hours ago
Jay F in Food Media & News

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

I hate "pop," too.

about 8 hours ago
Jay F in Food Media & News

How big of a Foodie are you? Take the quiz to find out!

63. I never, ever take pictures of food; I don't drink, so I don't pair wine with food. And I've never pickled or canned anything. I *think* I got everything else.

about 16 hours ago
Jay F in Food Media & News

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

flavor profile

“source” as a verb

tablescape

umami

1 day ago
Jay F in Food Media & News

the end-times are upon us. repent.

Because meat tastes good.

1 day ago
Jay F in Chains
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Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

If you get migraines, you are warned not to eat things with "natural flavor" in them.

1 day ago
Jay F in General Topics

Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

HD is 3 for $10 today at the Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago
Jay F in General Topics
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Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

If Breyers was ever "premium," they gave it up when they started adding goo (tara gum, IIRC) to their recipe, sometime in 2008, IIRC.

1 day ago
Jay F in General Topics

Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

Sandy, I am as particular about fillers in ice cream as you are, and I like a few flavors of Talenti: Caramel Cookie Crunch, Raspberries and Cream (the texture of the raspberries takes some getting used to), Belgian Milk Chocolate, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

I don't like any of Talenti's other chocolate flavors, though. They're all cold, sweet goo.

1 day ago
Jay F in General Topics

Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

One thing Haagen-Dazs Vanilla ice cream is not is grainy.

1 day ago
Jay F in General Topics
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Which is the best vanilla ice cream?

I prefer Haagen-Dazs' vanilla bean to their regular vanilla flavor, which tastes too much like vanilla extract to me.

1 day ago
Jay F in General Topics

What Fiestaware pieces do you use the most?

Have you seen these new bistro bowls, Cleo?

https://www.fiestafactorydirect.com/c...

1 day ago
Jay F in Cookware

What Fiestaware pieces do you use the most?

I use the 8" serving bowl every day for my salad. I use the mugs every day for coffee. I use two 64-oz. pitchers constantly for iced tea. I'm single, and I mostly cook one thing at a time for myself, so I use the 19 oz. medium bowl and the 9" luncheon plate next most frequently.

I only use the dinner plates when I have company. I never use the so-called salad plate that comes with the 4-piece placesetting. The teacup/saucer combo is also too small for me.

Consequently, I have:

- 4 dinner plates
- 4 large bowls (40 oz.)
- 16 medium bowls (19 oz.)
- 4 small bowls (14-1/4 oz.)
- 8 mugs (ring handle, 10-1/4 oz.)
- 4 jumbo/chili bowls (18 oz.)
- 16 luncheon plates (9")
- 1 extra large bowl (64 oz.) good to make a big salad in
- 2 pitchers (need 2 to prevent running out of iced tea)

I prefer to have four different colors (blues and greens) rather than everything in one color. I prefer color relationships to color monotony. But four is the most my brain can handle. Any more than that is cacophony. A friend has every color, and it looks like someone spilled a bag of M&Ms when he sets his table.

There is a new bowl called the bistro bowl. I would probably have chosen it over the large and extra large bowls if it had been available at the time. Also, there's now a mug with larger handles, called the java mug. I might have chosen it instead of the ring handled mugs, which get especially hot when I drink tea.

Have you checked out the Fiesta website? Here's the page for bowls.

https://www.fiestafactorydirect.com/c...

1 day ago
Jay F in Cookware

Wegmans going downhill

Jenny Ondioline, I am now listening to "Jenny Ondoline" for the first time. What a great song. Thank you for turning me on to it.

1 day ago
Jay F in Chains
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Old biddies with keyboards.

Jul 22, 2014
Jay F in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

It's such a tiny tattoo. Plus, if it was okay when she was hired, shouldn't she, and it, be grandfathered in?

Jul 18, 2014
Jay F in Food Media & News

Your favorite place to get a slice of NY pizza?

Thanks, MacGuffin.

Jul 17, 2014
Jay F in Manhattan

Your favorite place to get a slice of NY pizza?

Was the Ray's Pizza at 11th Street and 6th Avenue throughout the 1970s the *original* Original Ray's? I don't remember there being any other Ray's Pizza until the '80s (by which time I no longer lived in NY).

Jul 17, 2014
Jay F in Manhattan

Any C'Hound Baby Boomers?

In NJ, we had milk and eggs delivered by Forsgate Farms; Charles Chips; Dugan's for baked goods; Good Humor. I would have loved a Burry Cookie delivery every week, but I guess we were a Dugan's family.

My favorite soda was Hoffman's, but I don't remember it being delivered. I loved their radio jingle:

"The prettiest girl I ever saw
Was sipping Hoffman's through a straw."

http://youtu.be/4emDp0KoMuE?t=9m

Jul 17, 2014
Jay F in Not About Food

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

It does look like a fortune cookie, doesn't it?

Jul 17, 2014
Jay F in Site Talk
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CHOW Reviews: All-Clad Stainless 1.5-Quart Sauce Pan

Hi, Ray - Yeah, I found it on Amazon Marketplace one day. I think it might have been slightly used, hence the great price. I grabbed it.

I like the look of the W-S cookware. It's seriously pretty. I imagine it works the same as A-C.

Jul 16, 2014
Jay F in Cookware

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

Really? I can. Here it is again, though.

Jul 16, 2014
Jay F in Site Talk
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

My single favorite food. It's not the best picture, but the good ones were impossible to see as icons. With this, maybe some can make out the tiny type.

Jul 16, 2014
Jay F in Site Talk

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

I always thought those were different colored olives.

Jul 16, 2014
Jay F in Site Talk
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Trader Joes... Please, just ring up my groceries.

I usually "lend a hand" at bagging, Puckaface, but I'm too slow to finish, and then it's time to pay. I figure it's more important for me to pay, so I let the checker do the rest of the bagging. I mean, if you *want* to do the paying while I continue bagging, that would be nice, but so far, no one has offered.

Jul 16, 2014
Jay F in Chains

What cookbooks have you bought recently, or are you lusting after? July 2014 edition!

I find his treatise on daubes the single most interesting thing in the book, and that means fall for me. I made one with a chuck roast before it got hot, just adding the ingredients I wanted, following his sort of "one from column A, one from column B" premise. It was SO good. It confirmed my sense that I do know how to cook.

For now, I ought to read up on salads and vegetables. Maybe we both could, and then hit the daubes again in the fall.

Jul 16, 2014
Jay F in Home Cooking

Looking for an older cookbook.

Jul 15, 2014
Jay F in Home Cooking

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I think you're right, Sandy. And I'd so much rather *eat* dessert.

Jul 15, 2014
Jay F in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I don't drink anything "sweet" or "sweetened." None in coffee, tea (before or after), hot or cold, nor do I drink soda or juice, except sometimes Coke w/delivery pizza. I guess I prefer to eat my sugar rather than drink it.

Jul 15, 2014
Jay F in General Topics