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Opening Day at Formaggios sidewalk bbq

its' another saturday and we held up the line with a large order. sorry! We kept it simple with 8 pulled pork and a few sides of beans and slaw.

about 6 hours ago
Bellachefa in Greater Boston Area

LAMB - Domestic vs imported

interesting polar opposite opinions

about 7 hours ago
Bellachefa in General Topics

LAMB - Domestic vs imported

do you have an opinion of domestic canadian/US vs Aussie/NZ.

I would love to have a local source and would not mind paying double for that.

about 23 hours ago
Bellachefa in General Topics

LAMB - Domestic vs imported

Any feelings on this? Years ago I used to freeze a couple of US lamb and bring them to my car for hire driver and his family,in Bermuda, as they could only get Aussie or New Zealand lamb. They found US superior.

Is that still regarded as a valid opinion? I just bought a semi boneless Aussie lamb leg at $2.99 lb and at that price will let it wet age and either grill it or cook it low and slow and let it rest rest rest.

So as we see the seasonal lamb sales, does anyone have an opinion regarding imported vs domestic lamb and how it differs? I like it a bit gamey and usually do the lemon garlic balsamic rosemary parsley route.

1 day ago
Bellachefa in General Topics

Worth feeding squirrels peanuts if all they do is bury them?

yes, half the grass is gone, and the carrot is still there!

1 day ago
Bellachefa in Not About Food

Hot Pepper Jelly

The powers at be chose to move this from home cooking to general topics. For me it's really a flip of the coin on which forum to post these type of questions.

Thanks so much for some great recipes and product recommendations!

1 day ago
Bellachefa in General Topics

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

thanks for the link

1 day ago
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Back Bay Seafood/Steak

I have a love/hate past with Douzo, but if you do go, order a side of fresh wasabi. You could easily stroll over to Grill 23 to share a steak and a side after.

Or head to Sorrelina and share a tuna tartar and their special oysters with a granita ice and then head to one of the steak houses to share a steak and a side.

2 days ago
Bellachefa in Greater Boston Area

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

well then, he can tell her he invented my hot dog roll idea

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in General Topics

Taro Chips near Boston?

When investing in tuna for a crowd, i have either fried thinly sliced taro root, lotus root and wonton wrappers, or baked them with a brush of oil and some sesame seed and finishing salt. I recently used "34 Savory Chrisps" from Wholefoods and found it to be a light and crisp counter to poke or tartar.

Time for another road trip to New Deal!

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in Greater Boston Area

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

did bagalguy get my gentile dream hot dog idea? will he boil and bake me a bagel? will he steal my idea or acknowledge its brilliance and make me a partner and we'll make millions together?

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in General Topics

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

That's a shame. There was some good meeting at the middle middle ground evolving.

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in General Topics
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A highly opinionated old Jewish man is taking us out to Yang Chow (Chinatown)

Ask him to order for you.

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in Los Angeles Area
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See ya tomorrow NOLA!!!

So do I read this right? 3 different posters are flying into NOLA! Have fun everyone!!!

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in New Orleans

Hot Pepper Jelly

perhaps I was being vague. I'm looking for a commercially made product or a recipe for pepper jelly. last year I found the jelly I purchased to be too sweet and not hot enough (I forget the brand)

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in General Topics

Hot Pepper Jelly

It's ham season, and while I don't eat it often, I love a freshly baked biscuit with ham and red pepper jelly. Anyone have a favorite pepper jelly condiment?

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in General Topics

See ya tomorrow NOLA!!!

I think this is still true - on the far right of Cafe DuMonde is a takeout window. Grab a coffee or ice coffee and an order and head up to Riverwalk and enjoy on a bench to avoid the lines.

I don't like donuts, but my niece insisted many years ago, and we go back every visit.

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in New Orleans

See ya tomorrow NOLA!!!

Make sure to take in the Easter Bonnet Parade!

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in New Orleans

Good salad to precede clam linguine

good point! I only make or order white. So that was my train of thought as well.

red would open up stronger taste profiles, but blue cheese would never be one of them. perhaps a really big salad with a nice assortment of greens and veggies and an italian vinaigrette.

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in Home Cooking

Good salad to precede clam linguine

I've made this for a crowd a few times with great praise. I use mint instead of tarragon. It might be nice plated over spring lettuce mix, arugula or spinach.

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cele...

Edit: What you are describing above sounds like a version I make to top chicken milanese, only with the addition of sliced cherry tomatoes.

Apr 17, 2014
Bellachefa in Home Cooking

Worth feeding squirrels peanuts if all they do is bury them?

Yesterday I watched a rabbit eat my back yard. I thru a carrot at it. It froze for 10 minutes and then went back to eating our lawn.

Apr 16, 2014
Bellachefa in Not About Food

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

alas, you are neither gandalf the grey or gandalf the white, although you do pale

Apr 16, 2014
Bellachefa in Site Talk

Do you wonder why the Chow site stinks?

I thought Leff was simply making a personal finance decision, and assumed it was lucrative.

I think the most brilliant feature on chowhound is the graying out of posts you've already read or clicked on making it simple to see the latest addition to a 400 post thread.

Apr 16, 2014
Bellachefa in Site Talk
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Reservation Confirmation.

While I appreciate your response it really has nothing to do with my question in regards to restaurant reservations.

Apr 16, 2014
Bellachefa in Not About Food

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

How you made that giant misinterpretation of a thread about plating food with schmeers of sauce, purees by either spoon or pastry brush is inconceivable to me.

It really has nothing to do with a schmear of something with your lox and bagels. On that subject I like a nice gentle hand of a schmear, which I think I've already stated.

Apr 16, 2014
Bellachefa in General Topics

MC Perkins Cove, ME

Like I said, we only eat at the bar area but I am very disappointed they didn't accommodate your husbands dairy issues.

Apr 15, 2014
Bellachefa in Northern New England

Reservation Confirmation.

Has anyone on this thread not called back the confirmation and been turned away when they showed up at their reserved time?

Apr 15, 2014
Bellachefa in Not About Food

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

Well as the town gentile and shabbat goy - yeah I know that the Yiddites use the word schmear. The wizard of oz, greenpeace, hawaii, LBGT and the leprechaun have also made claims on the rainbow. Did you have a point?

Apr 15, 2014
Bellachefa in General Topics
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Best Italian Restaurant in North End

I've never had a good meal at L'Osteria, and I've had 6 with different group sizes from 4 -12 dining with me. Lots of people seem to like it, so maybe my timing and my dinner companions timing has been off, but thy were some of the least enjoyable meals I've had in the NE. Their success and people who praise them have to count for something. Unfortunately, I've yet to witness it. I'm sure in the near future I will be invited back for a celebration, but am at a loss of what to order.

Apr 15, 2014
Bellachefa in Greater Boston Area

Questions on Baking a quiche with Brie

good luck!

Apr 14, 2014
Bellachefa in Home Cooking