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That Time Anthony Bourdain Scared Kids with the Gay, and I Laughed

Join the club.

about 2 hours ago
linguafood in Features

Do you substitue sour cream for plain yogurt?

Isn't it fascinating how we all experience different things in life?

Cali orexi!

about 2 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

New York Michelin

No, it was Convivio.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Manhattan

Do you substitue sour cream for plain yogurt?

With a few tbsps of sour cream added to a few cups of yogurt? Yeah, the mouthfeel is overall just a tad creamier, while retaining the tang of the yogurt.

No need to bow down to me at all. I love it that way, you don't.

about 13 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Do you substitue sour cream for plain yogurt?

I'll never make any for you, don't worry.

That said, I doubt you would even notice it. Funny how I learned that little trick from Greek friends.

about 15 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

Wow! That's a lot of quiche!!! Yum.

about 16 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

Well, we opted for CI pan instead of the grill -- seemed kinda idiotic to throw the grill on for two borgerz (even if they are ginormous), so they probably wouldn't qualify.

They will qualify for my mouf, however.

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

I know :-)

about 17 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Cured lake roe trout

Unfortunately, I don't. I buy it at the supermarket in 30g glasses.

about 18 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Do you substitue sour cream for plain yogurt?

I actually like adding a little sour cream to my tzatziki.

about 18 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

I spent Labor Day the proper way: in bed. Well, for the most part. The weather was not pool-ish in the least, steamy hot but mostly cloudy, so what else ya gonna do?

Last night's dinner party was great - lots of folks we hadn't seen in a while due to sabbaticals, travels, etc., and the food was fab as usual. Great conversations about dialects & accents, and living in the city. Lots of wine....but not so much that I feel it today. Whew! :-)

When I finally got my lazy ass up, we went to the stupidmarket to pick up a coupla earsa of corna to have alongside grilled cheeborgerz (shame I *just* missed that DOTM thread....) -- thinly sliced red onion, sliced farmers market tomatoes, green leaf lettuce and extra sharp cheddar for me; same for my man, hold the onions.

I'll also make a tomato salad with beautiful sungolds I got at the market on Saturday - fresh chopped parsley and a little more of that red onion diced finely will go in there, a healthy glug of olive oil and a few shprinkles of sea salt should be all that's needed.

Cured lake roe trout

Oh, gawd. I love that stuff. Fill up on it every summer back in the fatherland.

about 19 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Site prone to crashing on every browser. Why?

Ditto. Chrome works just fine.

about 19 hours ago
linguafood in Site Talk

Differences in terminology

What about him?

about 19 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

New York Michelin

Oh, ok.

Still not the quality of food I would expect even for a one star place.

about 19 hours ago
linguafood in Manhattan

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

I kinda like Mao.

Differences in terminology

Zackly.

about 20 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Differences in terminology

Some people just like making lists, H.

about 21 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking

Bad year for local corn?

Pretty much pure sugar, unfortunately.

I'm not diabetic, but I eat relatively few starches - corn season being the exception. Cuz ya gotta eat corn in the summer, man.

about 21 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics

Bad year for local corn?

I am actually very pleased with the fact that some of the corn I've been getting at the farmers markets around here (PA) *isn't* as ridiculously sweet as previous years.

I like my corn to taste like.... well, corn. Not candy. That stuff's for Hallowe'en, anyway '-P

about 21 hours ago
linguafood in General Topics
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

That's another one that crossed my mind - Frankie.

He's actually a snowshoe, not a siamese (tho the breed comes from siamese).

And thankfully, he's got a fairly soft and pleasant voice :-)

about 21 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

Ha. Brilliant minds, etc.

There's:
Rocky (Raccoon),
Rocky (Balboa - for a small scar on his nose)
Monkey Boy (for the way he holds his tail and the coloring)
Peanut
Bandit (meh)
Caramel or Caramello(w) - tho that might be b/c we just added the Suzanne Vega tune to our repertory
Cappuccino

My man's not a fan of the last two. Poophead.

about 22 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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Removing already "set" cooking oil stains?

Perhaps you'll find something in this 121 post long thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/798831

about 22 hours ago
linguafood in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

It might come as no surprise to you that this has been suggested by several people (and we've considered it as well).

Not a great name to call out (cats like i & e sounds and sibilants), but then it's not like Duuuuuuuuuuuuude lent itself to cat-calling, either :-)

There's a few contenders for names, but I think we need to get to know him a bit before we can make a decision.

about 22 hours ago
linguafood in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

It looks like it, but he isn't. Maybe sometimes. The Siamese heritage I guess. Bluest eyes ever <3

about 22 hours ago
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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

It's always so disappointing to order sweetbreads and then have them completely covered up in batter or breading.

Frying them in butter is totally sufficient, and you don't lose that wonderful, creamy & nutty sweetbread flavor.

about 22 hours ago
linguafood in Los Angeles Area

What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

The thought has certainly crossed our minds '-D

about 22 hours ago
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New York Michelin

"There are fundamental differences between Europe and NYC".

Found that out the hard way once when I went to the now defunct Michael White restaurant in Tudor City (can't even remember the name now), which had two stars -- one of the least memorable meals in the city to date.

A restaurant with two Michelin stars in Europe would be unaffordable to me (but would likely be more deserving than that one), so the standards are *clearly* different.

about 23 hours ago
linguafood in Manhattan
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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Who knew the fine folks on the LA board were such unadventurous eaters!

Especially given the amazing selection of fantastic offal dishes you have..... color me jealous.

about 23 hours ago
linguafood in Los Angeles Area
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition!

Aw, thanks meatn3! I think we might have.... adoption pending for this cute little monkey boy :-)