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What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition!

Wow, you lucky, lucky thang!

about 19 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #327-The Scotland Votes Edition!

Sichuan jour fixe tonight. Perhaps a few fingers of Scotch later :-)

about 20 hours ago
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Cioppino - love the dish, the pronunciation is driving me nuts

It's a joke.

about 22 hours ago
linguafood in Not About Food
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

I've heard of the PA version of chicken pot pie, and really like the idea that it doesn't involve a crust. Why it's not just called chicken & noodles, however, remains a bit of a mystery :-D

about 23 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Not familiar with the show, BUT I've been to the battlefield of Culloden. Scotland's beautiful. Should be interesting what happens....

about 23 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Wow. That sounds pretty damntastic, Linda.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

WFD tonight is leftovers: braised chicken thighs courtesy of the axe murderer's potluck last night :-D and stir-fried gai lan from Monday night's cocktail bar shenanigans.

I think I might also make a tomato salad with another lovely harvest from the farmers market.

Hump day, 'hounds. Week's almost over. Deep breaths and a few glasses o' wine.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

No, it's here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9888...

I also asked what you were referring to....

1 day ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

One of our favorite Chinese restaurants in town has a great cocktail bar, the best sushi, great Sichuan and Cantonese food.... and the C/A gloppy, neon-colored crap as well.

One just has to know what to order. Sometimes we feel like half a roast duck, sometimes sashimi.

I think it's great to have the choice, but obviously most places fail in offering more than one cuisine.

"The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu"

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

I was just about to report on my survival '-D

No, no axe murderer - neither the host nor his guests. That said, there were three kids at the party, two of which were.... how shall I put it... rather energetic. So, that was pretty annoying at times.

But the food was good: a great, slightly spicy lentil dish, a fabulous 3-cheese lasagna and a big bowl of steamed mussels were my favorites, and we all got take home some braised chicken thighs b/c the host forgot about them in the oven (or whatever reason had them tucked away in the oven until everyone was stuffed from the other foods).

The chocolate cheesecakes came out nicely, even tho my man got pre-made crust (!! the horror!!!!): one graham, one oreo.

I think the cheesecake would've been better with darker chocolate and HOMEMADE crust. Dammit.

I also got to take home a good number of habaneros the host picked from his garden, and I am looking forward to turning them into a hot sauce :-)

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

I consider myself lucky to never have encountered such Greek restaurants in Germany (or Germans for that matter).

Of course, what would "comedy" be without stereotypes.

2 days ago
linguafood in Outer Boroughs

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Hmmm. You sure that was me? I don't recall having been on that board recently... in any event - glad I did something nice (even if I don't remember :-D).

2 days ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Crème fraîche makes everything better. I could eat it straight from the tub.

Sequel to "The Trip" - Coogan and Brydon do Italy

That's a good friend and a good suggestion.

Sep 16, 2014
linguafood in Food Media & News

Decoding a Menu at Root & Bone

This could be an interesting read.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Alas, that board is a no-go area for me, probably for the better '-D

Sep 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

SERIOUSLY.

Sep 16, 2014
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Sequel to "The Trip" - Coogan and Brydon do Italy

Watched it yesterday and thought it was pretty funny. The Pacino impression attempts were hilarious.

The food looked pretty damn tasty, too - I can't believe how much food those two put away in one sitting. Yowzah.

Sep 16, 2014
linguafood in Food Media & News

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

We're invited to a potluck by someone we barely know, so that should be interesting.

Dude just showed up one time at band practice, and we got talking about food in town :-)

So my dear man, who is the patissier chez casa lingua, is currently working on a chocolate cheesecake the NYT recently posted.

No idear what else will be on the menu, but why not be surprised sometimes? Pleasantly, we hope.

What's for Dinner #326 - The Fall Pursuits Edition [September 18, 2014]

Buttered egg noodles ain't too shabby for a stomach bug meal. Hope you feel better soon!

Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

I hate most everything pumpkin, but really am looking forward to the body butter.

Sep 16, 2014
linguafood in Chains

Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Must be nostalgia more than anything. Or our local franchise just sucks.

Sep 16, 2014
linguafood in Chains

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

Interesting. I go to TJ's specifically for items that are cheaper by far than at Wegmans (nuts, cheeses, some produce and other dairy products for sure).

Guess it all depends on where one lives.

Sep 16, 2014
linguafood in Chains
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Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Who knows. But AFAIK, most Chinese immigrants to Germany are Cantonese, so that's what's on most menus (or perhaps an approximation of it).

Sep 16, 2014
linguafood in General Topics

Where are our T-shirts?

Yah, probably.

Sep 16, 2014
linguafood in Site Talk

Where are our T-shirts?

Is it a women's cut or a men's cut? If it's a men's, I may just stick to my medium :-)

Sep 15, 2014
linguafood in Site Talk

Where are our T-shirts?

Who knew t-shirts were so controversial?

Sep 15, 2014
linguafood in Site Talk

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Pretty much all Chinese restaurants in town here have fortune cookies, and most of them serve both C/A dishes as well as authentic cuisine.

I like smashing them up in their wrapper to make the bag pop.

Sep 15, 2014
linguafood in General Topics

Where are our T-shirts?

I will say (and noted this below) that the M was pretty snug. Which is why I think it would work best as a workout shirt.

Sep 15, 2014
linguafood in Site Talk