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Looking for an understanding of the word tamapeel ?

Perhaps you could list the recipe here so that we can see the ingredient in context.

about 16 hours ago
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

What is lower in fat/healthier?

It's about time to quit equating fat with unhealthy

Is this a mortar and pestle?

Yea! Verily Yea!

Mar 01, 2015
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Is this a mortar and pestle?

The design looks like it would allow the bowl to hold a large quantity while also allowing you to apply plenty of leverage in the action of grinding. The same sized bowl without the column would be harder work. Also, as you mentioned, you could store the pestle inside the column.

Mar 01, 2015
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Why Don't the Chinese Eat Outside?

Because Al Fresco won't let them put tables outside.

Mar 01, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Who's up for LoS dinner May 1st or 3rd? (or both!)

If I'm in town for May 1st I'd love to meet up - it would give me a chance to learn about dishes I haven't yet tried

Feb 28, 2015
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

George Clooney launches Tequila in UK

Sounds better than David Beckham's Haig Club single grain scotch

Feb 28, 2015
kagemusha49 in Spirits

What's the difference between coal and charcoal?

Wood is cheaper and faster to fire up - also may have some nice flavoring attributes.

Feb 23, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

What's the difference between coal and charcoal?

Speaking as someone who spent a summer working at a coke oven while doing a science degree - I promise you I am not rolling my eyes.

Feb 23, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

TN: Cassoulet Dinner in the Napa Valley, 21 Feb. 2015 (eight wines)

Yum

Feb 22, 2015
kagemusha49 in Wine

Food storage Russian roulette: what's your riskiest food safety gamble that went okay?

My riskiest food safety gamble was actually going to Russia for a week in 1993. Stayed in hostel that served up a mystery meat that was either gray or bright purple. I found salvation at the Red Square McDonalds. I'm not averse to experimentation but I've had food poisoning too many times.

Feb 22, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

How long will you stand in line for food?

When I was a kid I never liked the lectures from adults about all te "starving people in India" who would love to have my lunch. I still don't enjoy it. Doesn't mean I don't and haven't contributed aid but please let's not do it in this forum

How long will you stand in line for food?

I find standing in line very uncomfortable but I've driven for 2 hours (and 2 hours back) specifically to get BBQ in Lockhart TX

Vanished Restaurant you miss most

There was a Belgian place across the street from Hugos. I forget the name but it was the real deal. Disappeared in 2009, I think.

Feb 22, 2015
kagemusha49 in Houston

Help me make a simple/tasty MEZCAL cocktail!

I love the marmalade taste of Punt e Mes. Have you tried Antica?

Feb 22, 2015
kagemusha49 in Spirits

Question for the Board: Should we stop talking about Old and New World wine?

I thought James Garner died - so no more Brett

Feb 22, 2015
kagemusha49 in Wine

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

So does that make you uni-sexual or bisexual?

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

There's probably a few dates who are impressed by his willingness to spend $100 per person on a first date.

Feb 21, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

How old a date are we talking about? Anyone under 25 is too young to have set tastes in food and may never have had the chance to experience uni. So they may just be ignorant about sushi rather than incompatible. BTW does the original poster like ankimo and geoduck?

Feb 20, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics

"What is YOUR favorite. . ."

I walk out of anywhere that says "everything is wonderful"

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

Indigenous American food? Well, corn, chocolate, tomatoes and potatoes all originated in the Americas. Take them out and the cuisines of the rest of the world are much diminished. No comment on your manifesto on Chinese things.

Feb 18, 2015
kagemusha49 in General Topics
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Question for the Board: Should we stop talking about Old and New World wine?

Tough call. I think the problem is not the distinction. Rather it is the folks that think ONLY in terms of New World vs Old World (these are usually the same folks who ONLY drink Bordeaux with their coca cola).

Feb 18, 2015
kagemusha49 in Wine

WTF is going on at wine auctions???

With all the economic growth in Asia the situation can only get worse. Any quality French wines will simply move up rather rapidly.

Feb 16, 2015
kagemusha49 in Wine

Grey goose and Kirkland Signature brand vodka the same?!

No cholesterol and no trans-fats.

Feb 15, 2015
kagemusha49 in Spirits

Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

I agree - 40-50 years ago straight sided glasses were Northern and dimple mugs were Southern.

Feb 15, 2015
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

The Sloop calls its chips "fries" (not a Jenga) - 40 years ago I would have called that poncey - today it is more or less normal

Feb 14, 2015
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

Hey Harters no dissing Wrecsam (aka Wrexham) "of all places". My wife was born very close to there. We are talking coal mining country with beautiful scenery, good beer and very close to Ironbridge where the industrial revolution got started.

Feb 14, 2015
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

LM Jenga is a children's game in which you build a tower of fat plastic pieces until it falls down. I guess fat chips resemble the plastic pieces and a portion looks like a Jenga tower.

Feb 14, 2015
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

Harters, If the Sloop were any more in sight of the sea it would be under water. lol

Feb 14, 2015
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

Good luck. Do try some Cornish clotted cream -just don't think about the calories. If you do over-indulge, you can always hike over the downs to Porthmeir (or is it Porthminster - I may have the two beaches confused) beach and burn off a few calories.

Feb 14, 2015
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland
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