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Salt Pork in the GTA

Yummy Market sell Salo which is the same thing.

DT

about 21 hours ago
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

How to make thicker chili?

I'm also using masa a lot now. It gives a nice corny taste. Don't use much though. A little goes a long way.

DT

Feb 20, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

That's where we went. I guess I was misleading.

DT

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

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

Went once and thought it was fine. Not nearly worthy of the praise. Mrs. Sippi didn't like it.

DT

Feb 04, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Railee's Diner (in the location of former CH favourite, 'Goody's Diner')

Nice.

DT

Jan 16, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Authentic southern BBQ spots in TO?

I'd say, without question, the 3 best in the GTA are Paul and Sandy's in Etobicoke, Big Bone in Newmarket and Buster Rhino's in Pickering.

There's a steep drop off from there. I've thoroughly enjoyed items from Stack, Rally and Stockyards but I wouldn't call them "Authentic Southern."
Phil's, Chris's & Big Foot need not apply. I didn't find Camp 31 good enough to warrant a 2 hour drive. Most of what was at the couple ribfests i went to wasn't very good.

DT

Jan 15, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Railee's Diner (in the location of former CH favourite, 'Goody's Diner')

If you're talking about what I think you are, their "Take" on onion rings is what some places are calling "Onion Chips." Usually with a bit of a back kick from cayenne or something. Where I've had them they aren't home made. Delicious but not home made.
Look under Starters: http://www.tomandjerrysbistro.com/ng/...

DT

Jan 15, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Carbon Bar

sigh. Can we just call this symantecs so I don't have to look ortho.... othro.....rothon... that word??

DT

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

Bacon Grease Anyone?

Do you or anyone in your family like bacon bits?? Just buy, as torty suggested, a couple lbs and make bits. Put them in the fridge and keep the goodness.

DT

Jan 14, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Bacon Grease Anyone?

There seems to be a rethinking of bacon grease these days.
A handful of years ago I was told by someone (who doesn't just go around spouting things) that, left at room temperature, bacon grease can separate into a clear (ish) liquid on top and an opaque sludgy glob on the bottom. The stuff on top is about as unhealthy as EVOO.
I've asked a couple people for clarification and they didn't know. A dietician suggested there may be some truth to that as fats that are liquid at room temps are generally considered to be better.

DT

Jan 14, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

I'm having a "senior moment" -- help me with this one, please.

What thought was given to that gift??

DT

Jan 14, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Carbon Bar

High prices can not rule out best taste. They are mutually exclusive.

DT

Jan 14, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Railee's Diner (in the location of former CH favourite, 'Goody's Diner')

I wasn't as big a fan of Goodies as a lot of people but still thought it was really good.

I'm interested to see opinions on this place.

DT

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

I'm having a "senior moment" -- help me with this one, please.

I have never had these but would be willing to concede that these are the very best English Muffins in the world. Forged by God herself.

But I will NEVER order these. Are you freakin' kidding me?? Mail order EM's?? And the prices?? Pass.

As I like to say, "Somewhere P. T. Barnum is smiling."

DT

Jan 14, 2014
Davwud in General Topics

Comeback Sauce?

I know. I thinking that'll be on the summer menu

DT

Jan 09, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking

Culinary Ethics 101

I usually use, "Some days you get to be the baby. Other days you have to be the diaper."

Tough call but I think I would've questioned it. Mostly because I would've thought for sure it wasn't my order or that my order had been screwed up.

DT

Jan 09, 2014
Davwud in Not About Food
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Worst thing eaten this year in Toronto??!!

Probably 2 years for me. Seems to me they jumped the shark when they brought in the Chicken Carbonara and that whole line.

DT

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

Worst thing eaten this year in Toronto??!!

I have not yet made that decision. I don't however have any desire to return at this point.

DT

Jan 02, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Worst thing eaten this year in Toronto??!!

I thought it was quite good when it first opened. Not sure exactly when but it fell off a cliff. It's now dreadful.

DT

Jan 02, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Most memorable dish in Nashville this year (2013)?

I'll go in a different direction here. Not fine dining but burgers. Had the opportunity to try Brown's Diner, Rotier's and The Pharmacy all within the calender year and loved all 3 burgers.
I would rate Rotier's as the best. It was exactly as the Classic American Cheeseburger should be. Simple, tasty and juicy. FWIW, Mrs. Sippi said they make the best Pimento Cheese she's ever had. She did ask them to make it PC only on white bread not toasted.
I will put The Pharmacy at second but with an asterisk. On the menu they say they cook to "medium to medium well." Sadly mine came decidedly well done and not particularly juicy (but not really dry either) which is a shame because it was otherwise outstanding. If this is actually the norm then I'd probably drop them to third. If they really do cook with some pink it may very well be first.FWIW, the Brautwurst that Mrs. Sippi had was easily the best I've had. Fabulous especially when you put the default mustard on.
The Browns Diner burger was, again, a nice simple, juicy, tasty burger. Just wasn't quite good enough to crack the top 2.

I will point out that we live in Toronto but the in laws live in Huntsville so we're in/around Nashville often throughout the year. It seems to be a well above average food city.

DT

Jan 02, 2014
Davwud in Kentucky & Tennessee
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What Lake do you live by & eat near?

I had a L. Erie perch sandwich at Schmucker's in Toledo last year.
It was a frozen, prebreaded filet but man it was tasty. Glad to see we're becoming more and more able to enjoy ALL the lakes have to offer. Not just boating and viewing.

DT

Jan 02, 2014
Davwud in Great Lakes

What would you say is your favorite Pizza chain?

There is a small chain here in the GTA named Reginos. it aint great but I like it pretty good and their prices are pretty agreeable.

For a big, national chain I was very pleasantly surprised by Mellow Mushroom. Well above aveage pizza.

DT

Jan 02, 2014
Davwud in Chains

Korean Dumpling and Noodle House

Wow, sounds good. May have to check this out.

DT

Jan 02, 2014
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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What's your favorite Bird to cook &/or eat?

I suppose if you're just looking at one preparation it would be duck. Roasted duck at that.

However I have to say my favourite bird is chicken. Fried chicken, chicken wings, roast chicken, smoked chicken, chicken salad, I could go on like I was Bubba Blue talking about shrimp.

DT

Jan 02, 2014
Davwud in Home Cooking
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Salt Pork in the GTA

Hey Hounds.

There was another thread from 5 years ago so I decided I'd create a new one. I'm, as the title suggests, looking for salt pork. Not the cured belly kind but the pure white stuff known also as "White bacon" or "Fatback."

It's becoming much more difficult to find. Even my mom had to use the cured belly for cabbage rolls this Christmas and they never used to have any trouble finding it.

Thanks in advance.
DT

Dec 29, 2013
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Morton's Employees Make Major Faux Pas

Let's just hope it isn't warm.

DT

Dec 27, 2013
Davwud in Food Media & News
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Folia Grill: pork gyros is not your typical gyros...its ridiculously amazing

Too bad.

DT

Dec 25, 2013
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's for Christmas Breakfast?

I made some pretty awesome biscuits this morning.
I called mine "Worlds collide" since my family traditionally has kolbassa and eggs on Christmas morning and Mrs. Sippi is, as most already know, from the south. So with that my biscuit had plenty of butter, egg, fried kolbassa and pimento cheese. It was awesome.

DT

Dec 25, 2013
Davwud in Home Cooking
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Kramer's - the former chef/owner from Folia Grill

His name is/was Steve. So you have it right.

DT

Dec 25, 2013
Davwud in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

How to word invitation- not paying for drinks

Yep. Just tell people. They need to know up front what to expect. No big deal.

DT

Dec 25, 2013
Davwud in Not About Food
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