Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >

Fahzz's Profile

Title Last Reply

Challenge: find me an induction capable griddle

Allclad d5 square griddle pan. It's stainless and induction friendly (confirmed). Four pieces of French toast at once so probably two or three pancakes at a time.
The bonus is that you can use it for a lot of other things, and I'm kind of amazed how good this thing works. I think you have to actually try to burn something on it, and you can get away with a lot less butter/oil.Le Creuset used to make a square griddle (discontinued) but I dropped it and it broke (which also amazed me)and I've been looking to replace it for years. Problem solved.Hope it solves yours.
It is BIG with the handle, so you'll need some space to store it.

Feb 04, 2012
Fahzz in Cookware

Good Beef Broth

Can I get a recommendation on a good store bought beef broth brand? I'm in Rhode Island so Shaw's, Stop and Shop, Whole Foods, East Side Marketplace or similar stores. Thanks.

Dec 19, 2010
Fahzz in General Topics

Bay Scallops

It's bay scallop season in the northeastern USA. So recipes and wine pairings would be greatly appreciated. Friday is coming soon!

Nov 07, 2010
Fahzz in Home Cooking

Download recipes in Word format

One handy tool for downloading just text without advertising etc. is called Readability:

Then you can copy and paste to another format.

Jul 28, 2010
Fahzz in Not About Food

Simple method of preparing sweet potatoes

scrub, pierce (with a fork or knife all around maybe 30 times), nuke (4-5 minutes), grill
( turning occasionally) til soft, split open, serve with butter and allspice or cinnamon.

Jul 27, 2010
Fahzz in Home Cooking

have u run into this in high end restaurants? (la grenouille in this instance)

My story on this subject: I was in a critically acclaimed restaurant, (you know, the kind where the chef doesn't trust the customers with salt and pepper shakers). Any way the foursome seated next to us, who had just dropped a few hundred on their meal, had to leave in a hurry due to a babysitting problem. The flustered Mom asked if they could get their pre-ordered desserts "to go".
The response, and this is a direct quote: " We can't do that-Chef thinks that the desserts will SUFFER". I don't know if that means the pie would experience physical pain, or Chef's sterling reputation might somehow be damaged, but I giggle every time I think of it.

Jul 26, 2010
Fahzz in Not About Food

2 Weeks at the Cape - Where would you go?

Just a minor clarification. The 400 Club in HarwichPORT is now a Land Ho. The 400 Club in HARWICH is still there, at least it was in May of this year.

Land Ho Restaurant
RR 6 Box A, Orleans, MA 02653

Jul 22, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

LA Hound interested in Cape Sea Grille

Do it!

Jul 21, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

2 Weeks at the Cape - Where would you go?

The 400 Club is also worth a try - it's in Harwich. It's been consistently good for many years. Have fun!

Jul 21, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Providence Restaurant Weeks 2010 -- Help Please!

Okay, Okay. On Atwells;

Old school white tablecloth Italian: The Old Canteen, or Blue Grotto.
New school Italian: Sienna.
Family style Italian: Angelo's.

Blue Grotto Restaurant
210 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903

Old Canteen
120 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Jul 16, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Late Afternoon Drinks?

The Hot Club. on the waterfront. A longtime favorite-actually an all time favorite.

Hot Club
575 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903

Jul 16, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Providence Restaurant Weeks 2010 -- Help Please!

We Providence area denizens are extremely selfish, and since we apparently are no longer a "foodie" destination (see another post above), we aren't going to respond to this inquiry. In addition, I have several places on my list. and I don't want to deal with crowds. ; -)

Jul 09, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Your own personal cookbook.

Those of you with computer and/or scanning skills should look at software called OneNote from microsoft. You can scan or download just about anything into it, it's fully searchable, you can add your own notes to it, and do a whole lot of other things. there is a myriad of other uses- business and pleasure,and it's really great for storing and organizing all kinds of information.
But it's perfect for recipes. Just print it out whenever you need one,

Jun 25, 2010
Fahzz in Home Cooking

Providence for Waterfire next weekend - Parkside, Mills Tavern, Nick's or Broadway Bistro???

I can't speak about the other places, other than confirming that Mills Tavern is expensive, but the Parkside is always solid. If it's a Waterfire night get there early because it's a popular stop. Recommend sitting at the bar if that'syour modus operandi- Pete and Mike will take good care of you. Have fun!

Mills Tavern
101 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903

Parkside Restaurant
220 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Jun 21, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Pork Ribs Ideas!

Google (or Bing!) Joe Henry Tuscan Ribs. The recipe is great, and so is his music.

May 27, 2010
Fahzz in Home Cooking

Gramma at Gramercy tavern

Any physical impediments to getting my Mom, who doesn't get around like she used to, but can still handle a few yards, into Gramercy Tavern for lunch on a Saturday in July? I'll be driving in from RI - do they do valet parking for lunch, can I get her out of the car at the front door, stairs etc? No need for wheelchair accessibility.

Thanks in advance for help and tips!

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

May 26, 2010
Fahzz in Manhattan

What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]


May 22, 2010
Fahzz in Home Cooking

Pittsfield - Lennox - Williamstown Recs Please

Grammercy gets my vote. I had the schnitzel with a German(!!!) pinot noir. It was memorable.

Your post doesn't say if you are familiar with the area, but my experience when I was up there was that travel time can be an issue, especially between Pittsfield and Williamstown. The trip took longer than it looked like on the map, so you might want to allow a little extra time.

Have fun!

May 22, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Skewed skewers

Interesting (and cheap). Has anybody used these things?

May 11, 2010
Fahzz in Cookware

Skewed skewers

I'll pay yours if you pay mine!

May 09, 2010
Fahzz in Cookware

Skewed skewers

Never thought of flat ones! These will do nicely. Thanks.

May 08, 2010
Fahzz in Cookware

Skewed skewers

Grilling season is upon us and I have the same old problem. I use simple metal skewers for certain items and the food is always spinning around on them, so it's hard to get the food to cook evenly.
Does the group have suggestions on a brand or type of skewer, or any other tips or advice which can help?

May 08, 2010
Fahzz in Cookware

Nice Dinner on Cape Cod

Two things you may have thought of:
1. Make sure the place you pick is open- it's still early spring= limited hours etc
2. As of last Tuesday and Wednesday there was "bridge work" on the Sagamore Bridge and traffic was a problem. Check it out and plan accordingly.

Apr 30, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Cape Cod - what's good (and open!) Chatham, Harwich, Orleans area

Since we are sharing: Ross' Grill in P Town is worth the trip just for the view and the wine list. The food was also good, but that was a couple of years ago.
Anybody know about Delmar in Chatham- it was on limited hours this week , but looked "appetizing".
+1 on the Cape Sea Grille- been there several times.
On the golf front , if you are interested: Bass River is in great shape, and there was hardly anyone playing, The bar and restaurant was closed though.

Ross' Grill
237 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Cape Sea Grille
31 Sea St, Harwich Port, MA 02646

Apr 23, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Cape Cod - what's good (and open!) Chatham, Harwich, Orleans area

The "upscale" remark might have been inappropriate,as it was more of a vibe thing. It just seemed to us to be more formal than our mood at the time. Since we didn't eat there I didn't even look at the menu.

Apr 22, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Cape Cod - what's good (and open!) Chatham, Harwich, Orleans area

I did answer my own question. Not much is open. From prior experience the Squire is always good and casual. There is a dining room area and the bar area. We looked at the Impudent Oyster, but it was a little too upscale for what we were thinking.
We went with some old reliables in the area: The 400 Club in Harwich, and Clancy's in
Dennis. Both good and reasonable prices.
If you are looking for a place to stay check out the Bradford Inn in the center of Chatham. A very nice place and discounted room rates. Highly recommended.

Impudent Oyster
15 Chatham Bars Ave, Chatham, MA 02633

Apr 22, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Cape Cod - what's good (and open!) Chatham, Harwich, Orleans area

Tomorrow, the Bride and are I headed down to the Cape somewhere for golf and food and drink. Looking for recommendations on restaurants: good food, good wine list, friendly and casual atmosphere. Vinings in Chatham comes to mind, but it's been a while since we were there. Thanks!

Apr 19, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England


try this for two:

Tiramisu (Half Size)

Espresso Syrup (This is a full portion there will be extra)
Water, 1/3 cup
Sugar, 1/2 cup
Espresso, 2/3 cup strong brewed
Brandy or (better )Cognac, 1/4 cup

Mascarpone Filling
Heavy Whipping Cream, 3/4 cups
1/6 cup Sugar, 1/6 cup =(2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons)
Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon
Mascarpone Cheese, 1/2 pound, softened to room temperature
Savioardi, one package, imported or domestic ladyfingers, or sliced sponge cake Cocoa Powder


Combine water & sugar in a small saucepan.
Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar.
Remove from heat, cool.
Add coffee & brandy.

Whip cream with sugar & vanilla until soft peaks form.
Fold cream into softened mascarpone.


Place a layer of the ladyfingers in the bottom of a shallow 1 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with half the syrup. Spread with half the filling. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers spreading the top smooth with a spatula. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving.

Immediately before serving place cocoa in a fine strainer & shake a light coating .

Apr 16, 2010
Fahzz in Home Cooking

Cork in New Bedford

Thanks for the info. I'd bring a date but my wife might object ; - ).

Apr 09, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England

Cork in New Bedford

Still open? Still good?

Apr 08, 2010
Fahzz in Southern New England