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New Board - "Back of the House"

You are in the wrong century.

Do you pray before a meal?

Copeland's adaptation is stunning. (And maybe deserving of more than a hot dog :))

Do you pray before a meal?

In my Girl Scout troop, we used to sing "Simple Gifts" before meals. Seemed to placate both the believers and nonbelievers. Great tune, BTW.

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition

Roasted the Zuni chicken and served it over risotto to which I'd added copious amounts of smoked corn kernels. Damn, that was good.

What's for Dinner #378 - The Hot! Hot! Hot! Edition

Hot and humid here in the Midwest. Was going to roast a Zuni chicken, but it will keep until tomorrow, when it's supposed to be somewhat cooler.

Would you have asked...? Food to be thrown out

Taking leftovers home from a restaurant is common in the U.S., but much less common in some countries, and completely unheard of in others.

Jul 20, 2015
pikawicca in Not About Food

Ty Caton 2013 4 Rows Select

My daughter is getting married tomorrow and was just gifted with a bottle to keep until their 10th anniversary. I am totally unfamiliar with this wine. Does anyone know whether or not this is a good candidate for 10 years down the road?

Jul 17, 2015
pikawicca in Wine

Kraft Old English Cheese

Not so, they just changed the name. I believe it's now Sharp Cheddar.

Jul 16, 2015
pikawicca in Cheese

New Rules for Serving Raw Fish

I believe this has been a Federal requirement for years.

Jul 12, 2015
pikawicca in Manhattan

Gluten free eggs benedict

I stand corrected.

Jul 07, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Gluten free eggs benedict

Artichoke heart. Way better than an English muffin.

Jul 07, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking
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What's your impression of sous vide? I discovered it recently and am curious to see what people think about it

I've been cooking sous vide for about 4 years now, and I love it! It's versatile, convenient, and once you know the ropes, hard to mess up. (And bears no resemblance to boil-in-bag cooking.)

Jul 07, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Really Random Panna Cotta Recipe Question

Alternatively, you could use PB2.

Really Random Panna Cotta Recipe Question

Jean Georges/Nougatine and the Trump Hotel

"The GE Pension Trust pays to use Trump's name to attract tenants and JG uses it to attract customers." I seriously doubt that even one diner decided to eat at J-G because of the building it's in.

Jul 06, 2015
pikawicca in Manhattan

La Grenouille vs Bouley

La Grenouille is a very special place, perfect for a very special meal. Creative? No, but that is not its mission. Here you will find classic French haute cuisine (including the aforementioned heavenly souffles), impeccably rendered. Beautiful space, perfect service. (The pike quenelles are incredible.)

Jul 04, 2015
pikawicca in Manhattan

Preserved Lemons - Safe or Start Over?

This happens sometimes. If they're not moldy or funky smelling, they're fine. (It's pretty difficult for anything to mess with all that acid and salt.)

Jul 03, 2015
pikawicca in General Topics
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Special education teachers and parents, do you think doctors often get carried away with spefial diets for children with autism and adhd??

This is improving, but most medical students still have no classes on nutrition. And even if they did, the science is so inconclusive on all fronts that giving hard advice on what to eat/not eat is a crap shoot. I suspect that dietary needs are idiosyncratic and won't be understood for many years, if at all.

Top 5 restaurants in San Francisco...?

Judging a restaurant based on reading recipes and looking at photos is just plain silly, IMO. I'm not sure what exactly your "hyper-Frenchy" dig is supposed to convey, but to me, AC has a very strong California vibe. Please go; you will change your mind.

Jean Georges/Nougatine and the Trump Hotel

I think you're going way overboard here. J-G is simply a tenant of one of this blowhard's many properties, not a partner in bigotry.

Oral Surgery.. GF, vegetarian, dairy-free

I love sherry vinegar on baked potatoes.

Jun 26, 2015
pikawicca in Special Diets

27 Rainbow Recipes To Make With Pride

Wedding cakes? (In response to MGZ's question.)

Jun 26, 2015
pikawicca in Food Media & News

Guest from Hong Kong recommendation?

Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park for great California cooking and atmosphere.

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

The first blueberries and peaches of the season were at the farmers' market Saturday, so I'm baking them into a pie. It's in the oven now, and smelling tantalizing.

CHOW - There is a slight Problem has returned

Me too.

Jun 24, 2015
pikawicca in Site Talk

Big treat for family

Aburiya. Fantastic contemporary Japanese. We were blown away.

Jun 22, 2015
pikawicca in Manhattan
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Undercooked Salmon

This term just doesn't appear in the U.S. in any forum where most folks would see it. Most of your cites are obscure.

Jun 19, 2015
pikawicca in General Topics

Cookbook Challenge

Thanks for the info!

Jun 19, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Cookbook Challenge

Do you use the mill much? I'm thinking about getting one.

Jun 19, 2015
pikawicca in Home Cooking

Undercooked Salmon

Seriously doubt that anyone in the States or Europe would have a clue as to what 'Canadian Method" might be.