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Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

That would be -- wait for it -- "wait for it."

5 minutes ago
Jay F in Food Media & News

Best way to box up cookbooks for long-term (2-3 years) storage?

I keep papers in two of the currently available plastic boxes you can get at Staples or Office Depot -- are those "totes"? -- and even after five years, I can still smell the chemical compound they are made from. I don't find my documents smelly, though.

I don't know how books would do in such an environment -- not a choice I have to make today -- but I am purposely not using them to store CDs because I don't want to expose the CDs, their booklets, or their jewel cases to whatever makes the plastic boxes stink. Instead I keep my stored CDs in cardboard boxes (some are still on shelves).

10 minutes ago
Jay F in Not About Food

New All-Clad Handles... About Time.

Kind of like Guy Fieddi.

about 13 hours ago
Jay F in Cookware

Trip to Pittsburgh: Where to eat?

Yammers, I did not know about Proper Brick Oven until I read this. It has gone straight to the top of my "must try" list. I like Il Pizzaiolo, but I don't love it.

about 17 hours ago
Jay F in Pennsylvania

New All-Clad Handles... About Time.

It would appear to be so, Duffy.

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

BTW, is Demeyere pronounced duh-MY-ruh, as I have heard?

about 17 hours ago
Jay F in Cookware

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

It might be helpful for the people who are going to fix this to know what kind of device each of us is using when we experience things we don't like. My complaints are two: why do I see all posts every time I click this thread, instead of just unread ones? and suddenly, I have to click the "back" button two or three times to get it to work. I chose #3, "don't care."

I use a desktop computer only when I read CH.

about 18 hours ago
Jay F in Site Talk

'Substitute' dinner needed for next week Wednesday

I haven't been to Phila. since 2007, but I most enjoyed going to Porcini, on the 2000 block of Sansom Street. I've read that there's another Italian restaurant very nearby, which may be even better, but I don't remember the name.

http://www.porcinirestaurant.com/

about 23 hours ago
Jay F in Philadelphia

Storing Chopped Tomatoes Overnight

I would toss them with a little of the olive oil and basil you're going to use tomorrow. You could put them in a strainer over a bowl if you're so inclined. And then refrigerate them.

1 day ago
Jay F in General Topics

Picky People Coming for Dinner, What to Make?

You're welcome. I look forward to hearing how they liked it.

1 day ago
Jay F in Home Cooking

Picky People Coming for Dinner, What to Make?

I don't know that I've ever made it for four, c, but you might halve the sauce recipes and use 3/4 of a pound of pasta. She says each sauce recipe makes enough for six people.

I'd be more inclined to make a full recipe of each sauce, use the whole pound of pasta and lots of Parmigiano, and feel confident that anything left over won't last long.

1 day ago
Jay F in Home Cooking

Is this pot stainless steel? How can you tell? [PICS]

It certainly looks like stainless. I have a similar pot, a real El Cheapo, not from Wegmans, and it is stainless.

2 days ago
Jay F in Cookware

Wegmans going downhill

Yep.

All these years, I just assumed it was your real name.

2 days ago
Jay F in Chains

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

And I thee.

2 days ago
Jay F in Site Talk

Picky People Coming for Dinner, What to Make?

I love the eye-yoyo idea (that's how I thought it was spelled when I was a kid). I always use angel hair and lots of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and I love ChiliDude's vegetable suggestions (well, except the broccoli, but that's just me). I add basil this time of year, also.

I don't think anyone has ever turned this down when I've made it, and it is simplicity itself.

2 days ago
Jay F in Home Cooking

Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

I heart you all.

2 days ago
Jay F in Site Talk
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Avatars -- describe? u/l a pic?

I LOVE olives.

2 days ago
Jay F in Site Talk

When you were starting out in the kitchen what did you make?

flank steak marinated in Kraft Italian salad dressing

quiche Lorraine

stuffed mushrooms

sauteed mushrooms

meat sauce for (usually) angel hair

coquilles St. Jacques

chili

2 days ago
Jay F in Home Cooking
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Picky People Coming for Dinner, What to Make?

Do you mean that when you make a baked pasta dish, you add onions as a separate element? Or are you talking about the onions that may have gone into your sauce?

In either case, leave them out.

I know that's difficult when they're an element in a sauce. But if you substitute diced carrot and celery -- if you're making Bolognese, you're already using diced carrot and celery, obvs -- your sauce will be wonderful. You will probably be the only one who notices the missing onion.

Oh, my favorite baked pasta dish consists of half-cooked cavatappi, Bolognese, and Besciamella with a lot of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Mix, then bake for half an hour.

Jul 26, 2014
Jay F in Home Cooking

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

3. It changes nothing for me. I always look at new posts in all threads, and nothing has changed except there are some larger icons on the left.

Jul 26, 2014
Jay F in Site Talk

Mac and Cheese

I use Martha Stewart's recipe. I don't recall if we're allowed to post links on CH. But if you google "martha stewart mac and cheese 101," you'll find the one I'm talking about.

Jul 25, 2014
Jay F in Home Cooking

A better idea for Dunkin Donuts

Starbucks' Pike Place Roast is one of my favorite coffees. I wouldn't drink it any way but black. I like to make and drink it at home, though. Nearly all coffee in paper cups tastes nasty to me.

Jul 25, 2014
Jay F in Food Media & News

Looking for the Best Northern NJ Cheese Shops

Thank you, Brian. It looked so good on TV.

Jul 25, 2014
Jay F in New Jersey

Looking for the Best Northern NJ Cheese Shops

Is Corrado's Market a good place to buy cheese? I've never been there, but I saw the Giudices shopping there in an episode of Real Housewives of NJ, and it looked like a nice place to shop, regardless of what one may feel about the Giudices.

http://site.corradosmarket.com/home/l...

Jul 25, 2014
Jay F in New Jersey

need help in Pittsburgh !

Another recommendation for Spoon.

Jul 24, 2014
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.

Jul 24, 2014
Jay F in Food Media & News

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

I hate "pop," too.

Jul 24, 2014
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.

Jul 24, 2014
Jay F in Food Media & News

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

flavor profile

“source” as a verb

tablescape

umami

Jul 23, 2014
Jay F in Food Media & News

the end-times are upon us. repent.

Because meat tastes good.

Jul 23, 2014
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.

Jul 23, 2014
Jay F in General Topics