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Verjus or Frenchie?

not tthe right thread but your latest post-- happy passover.

1 day ago
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Making Matzo Ball Soup for Passover with the Wise Sons Deli Guys

it is the full boil that muddied the broth. I use a pressure cooker and the soup is ready in 40 minutes- and the broth stays clear.

1 day ago
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Making Matzo Ball Soup for Passover with the Wise Sons Deli Guys

parsley root.

1 day ago
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Making Matzo Ball Soup for Passover with the Wise Sons Deli Guys

no herbs other than parsley. none. ever. keep it sweet and pure.

1 day ago
chicagoparis in Features

Where to purchase passover seder food in Paris 2014

Florence Kahn- at the angle of rue des Ecouffes and rue des Rosiers.

Feb 07, 2014
chicagoparis in France

One Night in Paris - 6th - Dark & Good Food

if ever there was a case of "the emperor's new clothes".... beurk!

Jun 13, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Limoges area

Relais Chateau La Chapelle st Martin --- the absolute nicest place to stay - beautiful park, wonderful staff, superb restaurant. For meals: Le Chalet for Limousin beef cooked perfectly accompanied by wonderful copious sides--- ask for Raymond and tell him "Michel's american wife on a food forum" sent you. Try lunch in the covered market "les halles"-- have a super greasey beignet or buckwheat crepe called a "galetou" (in les halles) Chez Alphonse just outside the market, La Table du Couvent, do not miss La Maison du Fromage - best Saint Nectaire in France... have a great trip

May 14, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Favourite place in Paris area to buy d'Affinois cheese (or soft, mild, French cheese in general)?

Quatrehomme rue de Sevres--- but for the "pavé d'affinois"... intermarché....or leader price

May 11, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Passover Seder in Paris?

what brings you to Paris? I am often in the marais and will actually be there today to buy more horseradish---- we could rdv

Apr 05, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Passover Seder in Paris?

no seder.... but I will be making chopped liver and gefilte fish tomorrow. because the house has to smell that way at least once a year.... how do people get in touch without posting their info on the public board?

Apr 05, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Passover Seder in Paris?

hello- from Chicago and living in Paris,

I am may be "doing" a seder and would be happy to welcome you -- but it certainly will be most casual and abridged---how can I contact you?

Apr 01, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Paris Honeymoon - Sanity Check

your honeymoon! plan on some room service

Jan 29, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Kigawa in the 14th

really disappointing. heavy, repetitive saucing, uncomfortable, ...no.

Jan 22, 2012
chicagoparis in France

Technical question: Why is ham sliced so thick in France?

thick slices weigh more than thin slices and cost more than thin slices and unless you know the butcher make sure the sample slice "comme ça?" is really the model for all the slices to follow. welcome to Paris.

Oct 14, 2011
chicagoparis in France

jalapenos, tortilla chips, and masa harina - can I get them in Paris?

l'épicerie de rungis is a website that has had fresh jalapenos in the past. the quantities might be too large for some but after an evening of "poppers" the rest can be pickled or pureed and frozen. the service is excellent and they try to fill any request.

Jun 06, 2011
chicagoparis in France

What hot dog brand is best?

vienna sausage all beef natural casings --- from Chicago. see web site.

Jun 04, 2011
chicagoparis in General Topics

Aux Merveilleux de Fred, 15e and 16e Paris

way too sweet- another much ado about nothing special "in desert" . file it with the macarons.

Apr 21, 2011
chicagoparis in France

vietnamese food in paris

what is it with those lemons there? I bring my own limes...and napkins.

Mar 25, 2011
chicagoparis in France

Gagnaire yet again

my bad- I was thinking of la tomme crayeuse- at Quatrehomme cow's milk and basically "mild"-when "perfect" it has an evolution of maturity with varying texture and bite that is an all-in-one cheese experience

Mar 24, 2011
chicagoparis in France

Gagnaire yet again

I believe Quatrehomme on rue de Sevres.

Mar 24, 2011
chicagoparis in France

Cheese Tasting in the 7th

cheese tasting? really? To buy (and taste some) always great cheese go to Quatrehomme on rue de Sevres, in, the 6th.

Mar 24, 2011
chicagoparis in France

My list of restaurants - but what about the dishes to try?

le Violon: tête de veau, vol au vent, the "caesar" salad ( really , I know, sounds nuts) . At Spring you have no choice but it is really excellent in all respects - not like most of the no choice place popping up all over town. Le Chateaubriand also a no choice good choice.

Mar 22, 2011
chicagoparis in France

Any "must haves" at these restaurants?

maybe the boeuf bourguignon at Dummonet and the piballes at l'Ami Jean. The tête de veau and the vol au vent at Violon d'Ingres

Mar 22, 2011
chicagoparis in France

Greek Yogurt in Paris?

la grande épicerie always has the greek brands - facing the tiny frozen food section. no fat, low fat, whole fat, with honey and without.

Mar 20, 2011
chicagoparis in France

jean-georges what to order?

the sea trout sashimi is explosive

Mar 13, 2011
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