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Boiling water is super slow on induction?

Not knowing what the background is (meaning if you bought it yourself or you're in a rental, or...), are you sure it's an induction cooktop and not just a glass-top electric? The difference is pretty major, but they look similar. Glass-top electrics take forever to heat up, whereas, as Kaleo said, an induction should not take the kind of time you're experiencing.

1 day ago
gildeddawn in Cookware
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Serious Eats

The No-Waste Carnitas with Tomatillo Salsa. Great!

1 day ago
gildeddawn in Food Media & News

Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

We used to make that, only we used cream instead of milk!

1 day ago
gildeddawn in Home Cooking

Boiling water is super slow on induction?

Most stainless steel should be induction compatible, but some of All-Clad's lines have aluminum, too, so they aren't. I'd check the model and call All-Clad to make sure.

1 day ago
gildeddawn in Cookware

Best uses for rendered beef fat

Searing meat, especially beef, would be a great use for. James Beard has a great recipe for Pot Roast Bordelaise where you sear a brisket in rendered beef fat, deglaze with beef broth, add a carrot and an onion stuck with four cloves, some marjoram, and a bay leaf, and then braise it on the stovetop for three hours. Incredible.

1 day ago
gildeddawn in Home Cooking

Nelson's ice cream opening on Snelling

Bummer. Thanks for calling and finding out, though.

Apr 12, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Good fish & chips

Well, I like the fish at both Highland Grill and Brit's, but I have to admit that the chips are pretty much an afterthought at both places. Brit's has those super thick-cut plank-style fries, which I really like, but most people seem not to. And Highland Grill's are fine, but nothing to write home about.

Apr 11, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Nelson's ice cream opening on Snelling

Hmm. Evidence is inconclusive. It's a shame if they don't, though.

Apr 11, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Nelson's ice cream opening on Snelling

Looks like it'll be in the Palumbo's Pizzeria space. I've never been to the one in Stillwater, but I've heard people love it.

It's not open yet, and they don't give a date, but it seems like soon?

They posted a notice on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

Apr 09, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

70th Birthday party

Bar La Grassa has a couple of small private rooms and they're great at serving a crowd.

Apr 06, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

Oh, man. I love the Yogi ginger tea - but mostly, I have to admit, for stomachaches. I'm not the herbal remedy type, but it works wonders. So, save it for those occasions, maybe? Also, it's really good with honey.

Apr 05, 2014
gildeddawn in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

Darn. That's where I looked, and there weren't any. I guess I'll have to look piteous and ask if they can get some in.

Apr 04, 2014
gildeddawn in Chains

Favorite restaurants from the past

Yep. Still terrific! Not to mention the INCREDIBLE french fries.

Apr 03, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

Question for you marinated mushroom lovers out there - where are they in the store? (And, if you do have them at your store, where are you located - I'm thinking maybe my store doesn't carry them.)

I looked last week and didn't see any in my Twin Cities, MN store, but maybe I was looking in the wrong place? I was in a hurry, so I didn't ask an associate. I will next time, but I thought I'd try the boards as long as I was waiting.

Also - MEH to the dark chocolate salted caramel peanut butter truffles. They were too sweet, and neither dark nor salty enough.

Apr 03, 2014
gildeddawn in Chains

Repurposing Brownies-Help!

I think it would make sense to press them into the bottom of a pan of your choice and layer other stuff on top (nuts, coconut, toffee, M&Ms, pretzels, etc.), and then bind it together with caramel or melted chocolate. Instant bar cookies.

Apr 02, 2014
gildeddawn in Home Cooking

Restaurant Club Suggestions

Have you thought about The Rookery (the bar/casual side of Travail)? I haven't been, but it seems right up your alley, with super-creative small plates and, by all reports, a really fun and lively atmosphere.

Apr 01, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Keeping Peeled Asparagus and Peeled Potatoes

Storing peeled potatoes in cold water in the refrigerator is ok for a few hours, but not overnight. Both the texture and flavor of the potatoes will suffer and it'll affect the finished product.

As far as asparagus, I'm with the other posters - why bother peeling it?

Mar 26, 2014
gildeddawn in Home Cooking

Nominate: Best Pizza in Minneapolis-StPaul (if you say Dominos, you are banned from chowhound 4 good)

I feel like Maverick's is fine, but not great - except for the huge problem that their toppings are so salty that they're inedible. And I LOVE salt. But the sausage, in particular, is like eating lumps of rock salt. You can't taste anything else.

Mar 23, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Novice souffle maker asks: Is the egg white powder necessary?

My mom has made it a bunch of times with no egg white powder and it's never fallen, and always been delicious. So, it seems unnecessary to me. But then, I wasn't the one doing the work.

Mar 21, 2014
gildeddawn in Home Cooking

Saggy celery

Agreed! I always wrap mine in foil, and I swear, it keeps for a month. It's amazing.

Mar 20, 2014
gildeddawn in General Topics

2 Nights in Durham..........................would like great food experiences

If you're willing to go to Chapel Hill, Lantern is just amazing.

Mar 19, 2014
gildeddawn in Southeast

Boneyard in uptown

The Heavy Table seems to like it.

http://heavytable.com/boneyard-kitche...

Mar 18, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Too Much Kaiseki (in Kyoto)?

It does seem like kind of a lot, but it really depends on your preferences. Are you likely to be overwhelmed by multiple courses four times in a row and want something simpler, or resent the time involved and wish you were spending it doing something else? If not, then go for it.

Mar 07, 2014
gildeddawn in Japan

A few days in MSP, looking for some suggestions

Hey, I just replied to you on the St. Louis thread you opened. I have to travel down there from MSP on a regular basis, and know how bleak it can be.

Mar 05, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Saint Louis -- Two dinners and a Lunch

I had lunch a couple of weeks ago at Eleven Eleven, and I thought they did a nice job. It was just soup and salad, but it was well balanced. I'm not sure I'd call it fine dining, exactly, more along the lines of well executed, simpler food in a lovely space.

We also had dinner at Brasserie, which was very good, and charming, with interesting cocktails. They're a bit meat-centric, but there were several fish options and at least one vegetarian choice. (It seems to be a sister restaurant of Niche?)

Mar 05, 2014
gildeddawn in Great Plains

Bemidji - Healthy food takeout/delivery for new parents

Wild Hare Bistro has some pretty decent, healthy food, with a bit of Middle Eastern flare. I imagine that they'd do takeout, though they don't do delivery.

http://www.wildharebistro.com/menu.html

Feb 27, 2014
gildeddawn in Great Lakes

Going to be in Minneapolis for our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. Restaurant recs?

My most romantic spot in the Twin Cities is W. A. Frost in St. Paul. Fireplaces, intimate, quiet setting, and I've always loved the food.

Feb 22, 2014
gildeddawn in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Low Calorie foods

Well, yeah. You can add calories to anything by cooking it in fat.

Feb 15, 2014
gildeddawn in General Topics
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Baking cookies on a silpat versus parchment versus directly on sheet

Parchment is always the best for me.

Feb 14, 2014
gildeddawn in Home Cooking

Low Calorie foods

Pretzels are pretty good.

Rice cakes.

Canned tuna.

Corn tortillas.

Feb 14, 2014
gildeddawn in General Topics