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Posole - SFBA Dish of the Month April 2014

I had the posole from Cosecha yesterday for lunch, and I have to agree with Patricia Unterman! It was so,so good. Balanced flavors, wonderful broth, I will be getting this on a regular basis from now on. I would never had tried it if not for dish of the month!

Apr 11, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Cheese stores in South Bay (and 680 corridor)

My experience is that they love to talk about the cheeses they have and are generous with samples. I am not particularly knowledgable about most of the cheeses they sell, and they have been very good about asking what type I am looking for, making suggestions, and giving as many samples as I want.

Mar 15, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Cheese stores in South Bay (and 680 corridor)

I second this, they have a lovely selection, knowledgeable staff, and the quality is pretty impeccable I think it is a real gem

Mar 14, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area
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What to do with Self-rising flour?

Yep, biscuits!

Mar 01, 2014
karenfinan in Home Cooking

Dinner in Salinas this Saturday?

Love the Pinnacles! And love the molcajete at CASA del Sazon

Feb 19, 2014
karenfinan in California

Dinner in Salinas this Saturday?

So where'd you go?

Feb 18, 2014
karenfinan in California

Restaurant recommendation in Jacksonville

I really love Orsay and 13 Gypsies

Feb 15, 2014
karenfinan in Florida

mark bittman piece on tipping

I am unaware of any laws forbidding sharing tips, can you provide any laws stating this?

Feb 14, 2014
karenfinan in Food Media & News
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Large Indian Grocery Stores like 99 Ranch, etc.?

Santos spice in San Leandro is a large retail Indian store - despite the name- and wholesale warehouse in San Leandro
http://santosspice.com/retail/

Feb 11, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area
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SF Dish of the Month (February 2014) - Nominations/Voting

CARNITAS

Jan 28, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Shrimp and Grits - SF Dish of the Month January 2014

Cheese grits are very common, but with a sharp cheddar, not mascarpone, it seems that would be a very different taste, not bad, but very different

Jan 15, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area
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Shrimp and Grits - SF Dish of the Month January 2014

Do you know if they use farmed, or wild shrimp?

Jan 13, 2014
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Shrimp grits

I grew up in a shrimping and fishing community in coastal Ga, never saw anyone use Old Bay

Jan 04, 2014
karenfinan in Home Cooking
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Southern Foodways Alliance: The Story of Duke's Mayonnaise

Melanie, that was wonderful, thank you- I grew up with this mayo, and never knew this back story of a smart, enterprising woman.

Jan 03, 2014
karenfinan in Food Media & News

Ton of Limes

Indian lime pickle-delicious! Just google for recipes

Dec 31, 2013
karenfinan in Home Cooking

SF Dish of the Month (January 2014) - Nominations/Voting

Great!

Dec 17, 2013
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Dish of the Month (January 2014) - Nominations/Voting

I would love to vote for this, as this is one of my favorite dishes, but are there very many places in the Bay Area that serve it?

Dec 17, 2013
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

The hard debate over nutrition standards for food stamp benefits

And your opinion is based on.......?

Dec 09, 2013
karenfinan in Food Media & News

best fried chicken

Or Brown Sugar Kitchen

Nov 28, 2013
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to eat lunch by National Steinbeck Center, Salinas?

I'd love to, but I actually don't remember. It wasn't bad, it just didn't wow me, and there are so many other places in Salinas with great Mexican. I think whatever I had the sauce was one note, and lacked complexity. Sorry for the vagueness.

Nov 28, 2013
karenfinan in California

breakfast on Thanksgiving near SFO?

I love getting dim sum before leaving out of SFO!

Nov 27, 2013
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

WTF?!? Chowhound unusable - screen blanks after 1 second

No, and when I just logged onto the site today, still weird font at first, but page didn't disappear. When the page disappears, there is no scrolling down, it is just blank. It has never happened on my think Pad, I use firefox on that.

Nov 26, 2013
karenfinan in Site Talk

WTF?!? Chowhound unusable - screen blanks after 1 second

Actually it is a bit worse on my ipad, it has turned into a game to see if I can keep my finger on the screen just the right way to keep the page from disappearing.

Nov 25, 2013
karenfinan in Site Talk

Women and Bourdain

You really missed my point

Nov 23, 2013
karenfinan in Food Media & News
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Women and Bourdain

Yes, I would guess that Martha has many more men on her show than Bourdain has women on his show, but her show is considered a "woman's" show. Bourdain's show is for everyone. If suddenly it was 50% women on his show I bet people would consider it "all women". There were some references to women on this show and the amount of screen time for them was in seconds, or at most less than two minutes. I am talking about the show on CNN, not No Reservations

Nov 23, 2013
karenfinan in Food Media & News

Women and Bourdain

Thanks so much, this is exactly right, I did know how to express this!

Nov 20, 2013
karenfinan in Food Media & News

Women and Bourdain

Well, if 50% of the population is not shown, I think it matters.

Nov 17, 2013
karenfinan in Food Media & News
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Funny font appearance

Yep, me too, on my Ipad

Nov 17, 2013
karenfinan in Site Talk
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San Francisco Chronicle Plans to End Its Prized Food Section

Thanks, I'll look for the thread with link to article

Nov 16, 2013
karenfinan in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to eat lunch by National Steinbeck Center, Salinas?

No, I didn't

Nov 16, 2013
karenfinan in California