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Absolute Tomatoey-est Tasting Tomato Sauce You Will EVER Eat

It's about the sauce,not the knife..... :D

Cowboy..Heston Blumenthal uses the tomato vine in most of his tomato cookery,is that where you got the idea?

about 7 hours ago
petek in Home Cooking

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

The apple fritter is the King of the donut world!!

about 22 hours ago
petek in General Topics
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Best Single Slice of Cheesecake in Toronto

:)

Best Single Slice of Cheesecake in Toronto

I think you mean the "Cheese Emporium" at Mt Pleasant and Eglinton

The Cheese Boutique is in Etobicoke.

Johnny's: Single Burger, Double Yuck

Johnny's is like street meat..the more alcohol in your blood stream, the better it tastes..

Holy Chuck... Priest has nothing on this place.

So worth all that fat and caloric intake!! :D

Aug 28, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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good brunch around yonge and eglington?

Yes!La Vecchia and Amore! Never been to either so I can't recommend. Hanna's Kitchen took over a bigger and nicer spot south of Eglinton, maybe worth checking it out.

Aug 28, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

good brunch around yonge and eglington?

Good Bite is good greasy spoon- no resos so go early.
Sunset Grill and Boom are pretty much the same thing.
Mars sucks ass..
There's a few Italian joints north of Broadway that do brunch ,can't remember their names. I wonder if SIP does brunch?

Y&E is pretty much a brunch dead zone(I know I live here), but if you get here early enough, you'll beat the crowds.

Aug 28, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Barcelona/La Rioja/San Sebastian Trip Report – August 2014

Excellent report! I'll be there next Tuesday for 11 days and I hope the crowds have thinned out a bit.

Cheers!

Aug 26, 2014
petek in Spain/Portugal

Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

Sorry buy donuts can and should be enjoyed at any time of the day.Morning noon or night!
Pizza,burgers and fried chicken aren't "breakfast food" but you sure can eat em for breakfast!
Huzzah for donuts!!

Aug 26, 2014
petek in General Topics
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Typical American breakfast foods you don't enjoy at breakfast?

<They are disgustingly sweet and seem to be made only of sugar, air and grease.>

And your point is??? :)

Aug 26, 2014
petek in General Topics
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This pineapple killed my tongue!!

Sounds like some sort of allergic reaction.
My advice,stop eating pineapple.. :)

Aug 25, 2014
petek in General Topics
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Chef's Knives ...

Agreed Lexi. Even a nice set of knives is in danger of damage or someone pilfering them.

Caterers around Jane/Eglinton?

Vinnie,that's your answer to everything... :D

2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

That dive sports bar, north of Eglinton on Yonge "Main Event" is closed with a sign for a new Korean joint coming soon(Korean Cowboy or something like that)

Aug 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Caterer in Muskoka (Bracebridge/Port Carling Area)

If I'm not mistaken, All The Best has a Muskoka branch open summer only.If not any TO based caterer will gladly drive up to your cottage(for a smallish fee)

Aug 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ribs that don't fall off the bone

"Best I've had recently that were still related to the bone were at Marky & Sparky's on Annette"

Agreed..Just had some last week and they weren't fall off the bone.Good texture and nice smoke.

Aug 18, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Grocery shopping bags with short handles (in Toronto)

Metro's bags have both long and short handles..

Aug 16, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chef's Knives ...

If this new chef doesn't already have a set from GB(I think they get a set when they graduate(?),then a set of Dexter Russell knives is a good starter kit for him/her. An 8-10" chefs knife a paring knife a good bread knife a boning knife and maybe an oyster shucker should do the trick. I'm pretty sure Nella(both locations)and Nickolaou on Queen carry them.No use spending a ton of money on knives for them yet.But if you want to get some really primo knives for them, I recommend Tosho Knife Arts or Knife..

http://www.fishboneknives.com/

Aug 16, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

> I don't care how pretty her hair is, perfect manicures or how deep her cleavage is, which are what I assume others are watching for. >

Work what your momma gave you... :D

Aug 13, 2014
petek in Food Media & News

Stupid gadgets

What's wrong with chocolate filled banana's??? :D

Aug 12, 2014
petek in Cookware

Stupid gadgets

Aug 12, 2014
petek in Cookware
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Local Beer Recs?

I like Spearhead Brewery's "Hawiian Style" pale ale. Tasty stuff.

http://www.spearheadbeer.com/

Aug 06, 2014
petek in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Worse McDonald's Item (No McD bashing, please)

Well..it could have been that this particular location just screwed it up royally..never again.

Here's a photo of this disaster.

Aug 03, 2014
petek in Chains

Worse McDonald's Item (No McD bashing, please)

I forgot about this thread but I'd like to add the "steak n egg bagel" breakfast sandwich. The worst thing I have ever eaten at McDonalds by far. So bad I emailed them to complain. They were kind enough to offer me a free meal on them, but that's not why wrote them, so I didn't take advantage of their offer. Thankfully this abomination was a limited time only offer...ugg.

Aug 02, 2014
petek in Chains

A Knife Made By A Chowhound (our own Eiron): an overdue review

Very nice! Congrats to Eiron and nice review Cowboy!

Pros and Cons of Thermapen?

:D

Jul 31, 2014
petek in Cookware

Pros and Cons of Thermapen?

Hey Duff, looks like you need to take a trip to the "Leftorium" :)

Jul 31, 2014
petek in Cookware

Pros and Cons of Thermapen?

But seriously though..I love my Thermapen. I use it in a pro environment and I couldn't be happier with it's performance.
I was lucky enough to purchase my pen for $70 tax and shipping included through a local purveyor's promotion.
Even if I had to spend the $90.+ it would be well worth it for me.

Jul 31, 2014
petek in Cookware

Pros and Cons of Thermapen?

Racing stripes and mag wheels! :D

Jul 31, 2014
petek in Cookware