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Pizzeria-Style Ooze at Home

I've used fresh mozz from Costco and sliced thinly with good results, but it is not the same as pizzeria style. The texture and flavor is superior to what I can get at the super. Occasionally they have fresh buffalo mozz but I've not tried it (though I want to).

Nov 26, 2012
nyurbiz in Features

How to Choose a Pepper Mill

My gf and I both have Vic Firth grinders. They put out nice volume, consistent grind, and are easy to adjust and fill. I think the Unicorn Magnum grinder would be better when you need high output (a teaspoon or more), but for everyday use the Firth grinders are great. They are also very nice looking with many designs from which to choose. Google "Vic Firth" to read about the man.

Nov 18, 2012
nyurbiz in Features

Freezing Mac and Cheese

I like part of the idea. Freeze, then move to a vacuum bag. You then have the option to either remove from bag and reheat in the original baking dish, or leave in bag and submerge in hot or boiling water.

Dec 09, 2011
nyurbiz in Home Cooking

Handmade Japanese Candy from "Spirited Away"

Our grandparents ate rock candy and loved it, but I have never had an appreciation for it. For me, it's mostly about the flavor and I will be skipping the konpeito.

Oct 08, 2011
nyurbiz in Features

Your Recipe Collection, Yourself

I'm with the others here who enjoy sharing if someone asks. If I find one that looks good I usually ask my gf to look at it, and, once I get a thumbs up, print it to a pdf file and save it to a folder where it is automatically saved online to Then I can retrieve it from my phone or any computer, and easily email it to a friend. The recipes are then automatically coped to my laptop and to my gf's laptop for easy access. Easy to search too.

Aug 13, 2011
nyurbiz in Features

Basic Napa Cabbage Kimchi (Kimchee)

@hsk, I've never bought or tried Korean crushed red pepper but the first link on the search I did yielded Korean crushed red pepper from Korea though it may still be different than the product in Korea.

Jun 25, 2011
nyurbiz in Recipes

What do you think are the best parts (tasting and texture) of a goose, a duck, and a chicken?

I'm with the butcher (and the guy in the movie Amelie). I like the oyster because it is moist, flavorful, and most people forget about it so that it is there for me!

May 25, 2011
nyurbiz in General Topics

Tahini substitute

Miss EE, I will first look around locally to see what I can find. Thank you for your responses.

Feb 08, 2011
nyurbiz in Home Cooking

Tahini substitute

MissEElizabeth, where do you buy your hemp seeds? Thanks.

Jan 23, 2011
nyurbiz in Home Cooking