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Lamb ragu

Mangia Qui sometimes has lamb ragu but the menu changes. It is good though.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in Pennsylvania

Does anyone (else) eat raw pasta?

I doubt I have iron deficiency but horny might hold true.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Do you make and drink "potato chip cocktails"?

I didn't know this was a thing but the concept sounds amazing.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I too prefer sausage gravy. I like to add some maple and crushed red pepper and fennel seeds. The biscuit has to be really good or I don't want it.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics
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Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

What kind of beer was it? We love Belgian beers.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I don't like them fried. Broiled, large, not too much filler, big lumps of good crab. Just made some for a dinner party on a bed of corn salad with a lemon aioli.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I found this to be true! Didn't like pumpkin pie made with anything but long neck pumpkin from PA. Took 23 years until I had it but it is good. Makes my family sad that I like my husband's family's pie better.

Save the canned pumpkin for the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

No sandwiches for you!

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I like Jim's.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Ugh, detest shoo fly pie.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Baked ziti isn't lasagne firm where I come from unless it has been sitting all day in a deli cooler.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Never had it growing up in CT or in MD and not likely to try because our dark Italian tuna packed in oil does not sound appealing hot.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I live in central PA and the fries thing is true of Pittsburgh style here too. Most often with salads. I pass on it though.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Ugh, pancakes. No gracias.

Jul 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Canisters for Dry Storage

I use vintage metal Heller canisters. They are very lightweight, which I like. I use Tupperware for most grains or I twist the plastic bag and secure with a clothespin. This is an example off canisters but I have four, flour, sugar, coffee, tea. I keep sugar packets in the coffee one and tea bags in the tea one.

Jun 22, 2014
melpy in Cookware

You know you dine out too often when...

We did not eat out often as children but restaurant was way more fun to play than kitchen because it was more interactive. Kitchen can be a solo game.

Jun 19, 2014
melpy in Not About Food

Stop me before I try to help again

I refuse to thank each post because it is annoying to people following. The post just to see the content is a thank you only. Typically as OP I will clarify and ask questions etc. then once I make a decision I will report back and blanket thank the group. This also typically signals the end to my regular checking though I do get excited when a thread gets resurrected.

Jun 19, 2014
melpy in Site Talk

21 Things chefs wish they could tell you.....

What is the smallest window of time you should arrive before closing?

Jun 18, 2014
melpy in Food Media & News

Masterchef U.S. season 2014 spoilers

That is some awfully good pretending. She seems borderline on the spectrum.

Jun 18, 2014
melpy in Food Media & News
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Masterchef U.S. season 2014 spoilers

Saving Francis B was a weird move. I thought this episode was especially weak. Obvious outcomes for drama over food. Courtney totally deserves to go home.

Jun 18, 2014
melpy in Food Media & News

do yu "drink" at work??

How do you know it is room temp? I fill my reuse able bottle at the drinking fountain and it is reasonably cold by the time I go to refill.

Jun 18, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Homemade Bloody Mary

I have no recipe but a list of ingredients:

Campbell's low sodium tomato juice
Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco (can use chipotle flavor if you like)
Vodka (I like Finlandia)
Celery seed
Black pepper
Horseradish
Ice
Garnishes- I like olives but celery is nice or go crazy with a fun rim of old bay, so many ideas, wedge of lemon or lime is refreshing.
Mix up a batch of the mix. Put ice in glass with vodka and pour mix over, stir and garnish.

Jun 14, 2014
melpy in Spirits
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Favorite dessert by nationality?

I think Mexican and Spanish churros are different. Mexican seem to be coated in cinnamon and sugar usually while Spanish are dipped in thick hot chocolate.

Jun 14, 2014
melpy in General Topics
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First recipe try

I thought it was just tomato, onion and celery that were off limits?

Jun 14, 2014
melpy in Home Cooking

Cheap Foods that Become Popular

I make my own. 1 potato, 1/4 cup flour. Dirt cheap.

Jun 13, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Food Shame -- What is a fairly common food that you've never tried. Even though you are probably an adult now and can go and try whatever you want?

Quinoa sucks. I do like farro/wheat berries. Bulgur is ok.

Jun 12, 2014
melpy in General Topics
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Food Shame -- What is a fairly common food that you've never tried. Even though you are probably an adult now and can go and try whatever you want?

I agree with below that raw clams are
Unpleasant.

Jun 12, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Food Shame -- What is a fairly common food that you've never tried. Even though you are probably an adult now and can go and try whatever you want?

Hard boiled is on my list. Have had a bite in things and I don't like it. Refuse to take a bite of a whole one.

Jun 12, 2014
melpy in General Topics
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Food Shame -- What is a fairly common food that you've never tried. Even though you are probably an adult now and can go and try whatever you want?

Had the opportunity to try chicken feet last weekend but had to pass it up. Couldn't deal with the way the bones felt between my chopsticks.

Love oysters though.

Jun 12, 2014
melpy in General Topics

Writing a post on Chowhound...and then deleting it before posting.

Do it all the time for various reasons. Sometimes I just find what I have written to be clumsy and would prefer not to fuel the ire of the writing police.

Jun 06, 2014
melpy in Site Talk
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