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I hate Cook’s Illustrated: The soul-crushing wonkiness of the world’s worst cookbook

Do you think that of all cook books that think their version of whatever recipe it is, is best??

I take it for what it is. Marketing.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Food Media & News

I hate Cook’s Illustrated: The soul-crushing wonkiness of the world’s worst cookbook

What I love about CI is it's not just recipes. It's an explanation of how they got from idea to their idea of the best version. Saves me some trial and error.

Some people love CI. Others don't. Such is life.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Food Media & News

Ideas for serving smoked salmon

Sorry if this has been said but I did see a presentation where some canapes were made using cream cheese and the salmon placed on top. This was then trimmed to look carrot shaped. A sprig of dill in the top made the faux carrot theme complete.

I usually mix fresh dill in cream cheese. Place that on a dish with capers and the salmon. I use crackers but you could use little home made rye toast points.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Weight your own vegetables at Wegmans

Plus, they don't just take your word for how much something weighs.

DT

Nov 25, 2014
Davwud in Chains

toronto trip, what delicacies should i bring back?

Try the Triple Crunch. Awesome.

DT

Nov 20, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Ann Arbor: Blimpy Burger closing?

Giving this a bump. Looking for more feedback on the new place.

DT

Nov 18, 2014
Davwud in Great Lakes

Blimpy Burger (Ann Arbor) update

Oh no. One of my favourite burger joints.

DT

Nov 18, 2014
Davwud in Great Lakes

Any ideas on how to jazz up Costco salmon burgers?

Actually, mango goes nicely with salmon. So does rosemary.

DT

Nov 12, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Tennessee Pride Sausage

Oooo Broadbent. Nice.

DT

Nov 06, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Smoke Signals BBQ @ The Derby on Dundas West

White BBQ sauce is pretty ubiquitous in Madison and Limestone Counties in N/C Alabama. You'll find it just slightly close to there in a few places but that's pretty close to it.

Big Bob's is in Decatur which is in Limestone Co. Madison Co. is where Huntsville is. My SIL lives in Madison Co. so I know all about this stuff.

I'd be interested to see how well they do it, if it is in fact chicken in white sauce.

DT

Oct 28, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Smoke Signals BBQ @ The Derby on Dundas West

So what exactly do they mean when they say "Alabama Chicken??"

DT

Oct 28, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

BEST BURGERS IN TORONTO!! ??

Well, I think a patty on a bun is a burger. If it's ground beef, burger is the correct term. All others need modifiers. Such as Cheeseburger, shrimp burger, turkey burger, veggie burger, etc. Why cheeseburger is one word an others aren't should remain a mystery.

I'd appreciate it if everyone adjusted accordingly.

DT

Oct 26, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nashville area for 3 days - what are the absolute best restaurants for a 1st time visitor?

Checking the date requires far too much effort.

DT

Oct 14, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

I don't follow.

DT

Oct 14, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nashville area for 3 days - what are the absolute best restaurants for a 1st time visitor?

Also watch the times because you don't want to show up for lunch on a Saturday either.

DT

Oct 08, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee

The Works - coming to The Danforth

It's been a couple weeks since the Priest opened a new place.......

DT

Oct 08, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Huntsville! I need some GOOD hot and sour soup!

As I pointed out on another thread of yours, Alabama may be in the South East Conference but it is in the Central South board on Chowhound.

Good luck and welcome to HSV.

I don't have any rec's particular to this request but you can peruse my Alabama stops here: http://davwudsfoodcourt.blogspot.ca/s...

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Central South

can you freeze blue cheese stuffed olives for dirty martinis?

Give it a go. The worst thing that could happen is the olive turns mushy. In that case, throw it out.

If you're looking for a different spin on a martini, try a fresh strawberry in it.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

ALLLLLL this barbecue! Huntsville

You'll probably have more success if you have this put onto the Central South board.

I'll take, if you consider Madison, New Market and Decatur then I'll go with Big Bob Gibsons in Decatur, New Market BBQ in New Market and Chuckwagon BBQ in Madison.

I also love Dreamland ribs. Don't judge theirs by other Dreamlands. I've heard complaints about other Dreamlands. So if you don't like one, you may like the other.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Upset and frustrated.. Help please :(

Interested to know as well.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

New Pizza Joint at Donlands and Danforth - Big House Pizza

I think that if you try a "gimicky" pizza it's caveat emptor.

I'd say it certainly deserves another shot.

DT

Oct 03, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Fried Catfish within 25 miles of Birmingham?

Have you ever been to Cajun Steamer?? Wondering if this place is worth a visit.

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Birmingham - Royal Reds?

Have you ever been?? They're opening one in Huntsville. Just wondering if it's worthwhile or if it's Joe's Crab Shack revisited.

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Central South

special occasion in North Alabama

G's Country Kitchen in Huntsville is great. I've been to but not tried a lot at Mama Annie's as well in Huntville.

Maybe 20 minutes from Fayetteville is Bell Buckle Cafe. Possibly the best M+3 I've been too. The oatmeal cake for dessert is worth the drive itself. Also, being 80 years old she may get a kick out of the old grist mill (Falls Mill) in Belvidere. Also in that area-ish.
There's Stan's Restaurant in Columbia (I65 @ X-46)
which I really love. They make everything in house except, inexplicably, the cream pies.

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Central South

Cajun Steamer

Hey Hounds.

Mrs. Sippi just informed me there is a new restaurant named Cajun Steamer (http://cajunsteamer.com/) opening in Huntsville.
This will be their 5th restaurant so I'm hopeful that it'll be good but I wonder if this isn't just Joe's Crab Shack 2.0.

Anyone been??

DT

Sep 30, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

Ooooops

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

Ah. In the words of the late, great Johnny Carson...."I was not aware of that."

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

I can't imagine that sucked.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Hit and miss experiences at 'another' Congee place - Mr. Congee, Richmond Hill

Well on the surface it seems legit. It was very creamy, slightly chewy and reminded me somewhat of oatmeal in taste. I'm guessing the bases being grains and all.
We went with the house special and all in all, we enjoyed it. I think Mrs. Sippi wanted to order the HS more to weird out her friends back home than because she thought she'd enjoy congealed pork blood. The reaction from many of her southern friends was priceless.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hamburger and mashed potatoes?

The mashed potatoes would squish out when you bit in.
Unless you made some sort of pancake out of them.

DT

Sep 27, 2014
Davwud in General Topics