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Raki from Turkey?

And then there's MegaBev in Battle Creek http://www.megabev.com/ Raki must go well with cornflakes I guess

about 5 hours ago
kagemusha49 in Spirits
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Raki from Turkey?

Total Wine has Raki - no store near Michigan but they do mail order.

about 5 hours ago
kagemusha49 in Spirits

Tis the season ... for roaster ovens

Or we could go for Chinese - Fa ra ra ra ra. Ra ra ra raaaa!

1 day ago
kagemusha49 in Cookware
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Tis the season ... for roaster ovens

funny and enlightening

1 day ago
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Tis the season ... for roaster ovens

At least it is when your ridiculously expensive Kitchenaid double wall oven goes out again. You have to wonder why the thermal fuse burns out at such a low temperature - sigh. So, it's off to Walmart to pick up a 22qt Hamilton Beach roaster oven for $40. As far as I can tell these units are all rated about the same. Any tips on how to cook a goose in one of these roaster coffins?

1 day ago
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Where is the best place (none ripoff ) to buy a side of smoked salmon in London ?

I have to agree with Formans. They are a real smokehouse located across a canalfrom the olympic stadium (they moved to allow the stadium to be built). They also have a delightful upstairs restaurant where you can sample the wares if you feel the need to check quality before you buy

1 day ago
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

LH 151

Not making any more until mid 2015 http://www.cocktailwonk.com/2014/05/l...

Dec 19, 2014
kagemusha49 in Spirits

strep throat foods....please help

Pho all the way

We Do Not Like and Do Not Get Niko Niko's

Great history! It would also make a great scenario for a movie.

Dec 19, 2014
kagemusha49 in Houston

Help with 2 dinners

Sage at Aria may fit your price bracket for the fancy meal - cannot imagine them not being able tohandle vegan. For casual you cold try Julian Serrano (also at Aria) - the tapas format should work for a vegan. Alternatively, a high quality buffet like Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan should also work for casual. Another possibility for fancy would be Raku - I just checked the menu and, of course, it is mostly meat but there are a few veggie only dishes that may be enough to satisfy the vegan

Dec 18, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Egg-themed restaurant opens in London

I came last in an egg and spoon race.

Dec 18, 2014
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

UK leaders shun English fizz

It may not be called champagne but English sparkling wine is right up there in quality.

Dec 18, 2014
kagemusha49 in Wine
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Bar charged over liquid nitrogen cocktail

After I left school in England and before I went to Cambridge University i spent 9 months working at a food research lab. One of their projects was tooling around with "fizzy lollies" these were cold lollypops that tasted fizzy. This was accomplished by binding citric acid with (if I remember correctly) sodium bicarbonate. When you chomped on or licked the product, the heat from you melted the product and the citric acid got to work on the bicarbonate and produced the fizz - i.e. CO2. Or test batches used liquid nitrogen to fast chill the citric acid/soda bic/fat compound into granules (you needed a fast chill so that the reaction didn't happen before eating the product). I remember grabbing a load of these frozen granules and chowing down on them. Next day, I felt desperately ill and remained so for a couple of weeks - didn't need stomach surgery but 45 years later I still vividly remember the experience. So IMHO ingesting anything that has very recently been near liquid nitrogen is a bad idea.

Dec 18, 2014
kagemusha49 in Spirits

Las Vegas NY Eve - near Mandalay Bay

Last time I was in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve - Charlie Palmer only had a prix fixe $100 menu - very tasty but no cut of the week available. Looks like this year it is $150-$155 plus $50 "bottomless" wine option.

Dec 17, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Crimean winemakers ask Russia for celebratory banknote | decanter.com

A jackboot stomping on a vine seems appropriate for the design

Dec 17, 2014
kagemusha49 in Wine
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Bar charged over liquid nitrogen cocktail

That puts in doubt my venture based on cocktails laced with concentrated sulfuric acid.

Dec 16, 2014
kagemusha49 in Spirits
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Russia may ban French wine imports in retaliation to sanctions | decanter.com

Makes slightly more sense than when the USA "banned" french fries

Dec 15, 2014
kagemusha49 in Wine

Cheap Eats for Teen Foodies

You want cheap and good? Try Shaanxi Gourmet - in the mini mall to the North of the intersection of Spring Mountain and Jones. (behind China Mama) - you'll likely be the only westerners there. How cheap - you can get a huge bowl of sour and spicy pig tripe soup for around $7 - enough to feed 4 easily. Great hand cut spicy noodle dishes.

Dec 15, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Cheap Eats for Teen Foodies

Another problem with Ellis Island - the teens won't get players cards to qualify for the steak special

Dec 15, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Help with Drink Name! Please :)

Sarawak Sour
Tsunami Sour

Dec 13, 2014
kagemusha49 in Spirits

Forgot Frozen Stouffers Lasagna in trunk of car for 2 weeks, is it okay to refreeze and eat since its been cold out?

If you are a cast member of the Walking Dead - yes. Otherwise, no way in hell.

Prepped Food /Food Halls in London, Any reccos?

Yes - most British supermarkets are light years ahead of the US in prepared foods, frozen foods, selection - you name it.

Dec 07, 2014
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Prepped Food /Food Halls in London, Any reccos?

FWIW the Oxford Street M&S and Selfridges food department sit across from each other on either side of Baker Street (aka Orchard Street). As long as you don't get hit by a taxi you can walk between the two to comparison shop.

Dec 04, 2014
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

Am I the only one bothered by stuff like this?

"I don't mean to minimize the dangers of CO, but tiny amounts below the level which will cause insufficient oxygen to be taken in by the body are not harmful because the harm is caused by oxygen deprivation."
According to the epa link you posted, a concentration of CO of 0.16% will cause death within two hours. This is NOT a massive concentration of CO and is not exactly crowding out the available oxygen (as can happen when people "drown" in massive amounts of carbon dioxide - the most notable case occurred when thousands of people in Cameroon died when a lake belched massive amounts of CO2). CO is colorless and odorless and people cannot detect it without equipment. Having said all that, CO does not accumulate long term in the body - a nice dose of fresh air should flush it from the bloodstream.

Dec 04, 2014
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Am I the only one bothered by stuff like this?

Hydrocarbons like methane, ethane and propane(basically your house gas is almost all methane with a little ethane and gas cylinders use propane) are NOT carcinogenic. Chlorinated hydrocarbons like Lindane and DDT are carcinogens. Also, aromatic hydrocarbons like benzene are carcinogenic. None of these carcinogens is to be found in your kitchen gas.

Dec 03, 2014
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Am I the only one bothered by stuff like this?

" Carbon monoxide poisons by removing oxygen to make CO2. But normally there is more than enough oxygen"
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME FOLKS! This is totally inaccurate. Carbon monoxide poisons by bonding with the hemoglobin in your blood. Once the hemoglobin has turned into carboxyhemoglobin you cannot process oxygen (although getting some pure oxygen to breathe may help to reverse the process if administered before you die).

Dec 03, 2014
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Gordon Ramsay Steak

He's known for a lot of things, including mashed potatoes. But if the liquid greasy slop I got served as Shepherd's pie would ever be satisfactory to Gordon Ramsay, I'll eat my hat for dessert.

Dec 03, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Noone from the United Kingdom would think that a shepherd's pie that is liquid and 95% grease is an acceptable take on the dish. I doubt that GR would approve of it and I guess his minions are coming up with bad innovations on their own. Incidentally, "great steak" is hardly brain surgery.

Dec 02, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Gordon Ramsay Steak

I was willing into overlook her occasional foible.

Dec 01, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Gordon Ramsay Steak

A couple of comments on why I would order something other than the "signature dish". a) I made the mistake of reading a writeup in a local rag that raved about the Shepherd's pie. b) Why should something other than the "signature dish" be crap?

Dec 01, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas