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Fatback

Where can I buy fatback? Not the packaged stuff that is salted. Just regular old pork fat.

about 16 hours ago
jefpen2 in Greater Boston Area

Any good fried clams in Southern VT?

Ocean Harvest in Keene, NH is the closest

Apr 22, 2015
jefpen2 in Northern New England

Need tips and/or tricks for stuffing sausage with the Kitchenaid mixer attachment.

Thanks for bringing this back up. No one seems to have a solution

Apr 13, 2015
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Arabic Supermarket colchester, vt

Any Opinions? Does anyone know the days/hours of this place?

Jan 08, 2015
jefpen2 in Northern New England

thanksgiving stuffed turkey breast

Would love some advice on this. I'm thinking this year since we have only 6 for thanksgiving and one is a veg that I might try my hand at a stuffed turkey breast instead of a whole bird. I have a few questions though - Can you find large organic breasts? - Should I brine it as I would a whole bird , but for a shorter time? Anything I should know about what type of stuffing since it will be cooking for a shorter period of time?(I'll make a pan outside the bird as well)How do I keep the breast moist?
Thanks for the help

Nov 22, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

used cookbooks and Sichuan in chinatown

Would like some opinions on Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks And Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks. Will call for Sunday hours, but just curious. Also some recs for Szechuan in Chinatown would be appreciated. Nothing too expensive though ($15-20 entree). Or, if I'm walking from one of these bookstores towards Dixon Place (161 Chrystie St) and I am passing buy great Szechuan, that would be good too
Thanks

Nov 15, 2014
jefpen2 in Manhattan

QUICK!!! Pizza question

Wow....I just wanted a quick answer. I used some flour and worked fast. Didn't want to start a whole semantics debate. I do though want to find some 00 flour in New England though....

Oct 20, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

QUICK!!! Pizza question

Quick! Out of cornmeal and semolina flour. What do I use so that the pizza won't stick to a wooden peel????? Thanks

Oct 20, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Best breakfast in Brattleboro?

Chelsea Royal on rt.9 about 2 miles west of exit 2. Cajun skillet is my fav

Oct 19, 2014
jefpen2 in Northern New England

Rt. 2 between Hartford and Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Any chowish stops along this route. Not necessarily restaurants. Thanks

Sep 24, 2014
jefpen2 in Southern New England

Volcano rice

Got some of this at my coop. It's put out by Lotus Brands. Should I put it on white or brown in my rice cooker? Thanks!

Sep 23, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Birthday dinner for 2 carnivores under $100 in NY

Katz's pastrami sandwich

Sep 22, 2014
jefpen2 in Manhattan

karahi

cast iron. A bit harder to find

Sep 01, 2014
jefpen2 in Cookware

karahi

Does anyone know of an online source for a karahi in the USA?
Thanks

Aug 31, 2014
jefpen2 in Cookware

lobster at market basket in nh

So now that they are back open how much is lobster at market basket in nh?

Aug 29, 2014
jefpen2 in Northern New England

cilantro chutney

I have been over run with cilantro this year. Any ideas for a, not to hot, Indian cilantro chutney I can heat up to can?
Thanks

Aug 15, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Musings on the relatively low activity on Southern New England Board

This has always bothered me about this board and the Northern NE board. I think it has to do with the lack of diversity if you are more than 30 mi outside of any of the major cities. Ask any semi adventurous home cook and they will tell you of 45 min drives just to get keffir lime leaves. Walk around most of their supermarkets and see what is available for fish, ethnic ingredients. You can't blame them because that stuff won't sell. I have had some of the worst Chinese food of my life in some of these areas. Historically, classic New England cuisine is quite drab, and has always been limited by the climate, so the people who have lived here for generations don't have the pallette for some of the more exotic flavors. I have taught a cooking class many times over the years where I make fresh garam masala. Most of my students have never even smelt anything like the spices I am using, let alone taste them. I go on food road trips 2 hrs. to get ingredients. Lucky, in my town of Brattleboro we have a relatively solid group of restaurants and a great coop. But alas.....I am so happy to have my daughter in Boston for college so I can get my fill at The Dumpling House....

Good restaurants in Southern Vermont?

Peter Havens, Fireworks, Whetstone all in brattleboro

Jul 22, 2014
jefpen2 in Northern New England

Dinner recommendation? - heading N. on 91 from Bradley International Airport

Fantastic new Mexican on main St. in Brattleboro. Milagros?

Jun 23, 2014
jefpen2 in Southern New England

strawberry rhubarb pie

never tried this, but any ideas for pairing?

Jun 22, 2014
jefpen2 in Wine

Chicken stock - here's what I have; what now?

the texture and flavor. Not too strong but you get that great glutenous gooey stuff.

Jun 22, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Chicken stock - here's what I have; what now?

If you can get a few chicken feet that would make a big difference IMHO

Jun 22, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Raw Milk

how long do you think the ricotta will last in the fridge?

Jun 07, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Raw Milk

I have a half gallon of gorgeous raw milk to use up. What should I make?

Jun 07, 2014
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

How much rice can a rice cooker cook if a rice cooker can cook rice.

I heat with wood 4 - 5 cords a season. I'm in VT so this year was bad! Let's stay on topic!

May 20, 2014
jefpen2 in Cookware

How much rice can a rice cooker cook if a rice cooker can cook rice.

Looking to buy a rice cooker. In the simplest terms how much rice - cooked - will a 3 1/2 cup cooker make (in American cups?) compared to a 5 1/2 cup cooker. I'm looking at Zojirushi. We are a family of 4, but slowly moving toward an empty nest. If we have guests or it's just the two of us, can a 5 1/2 cup make that little rice well? I know that the uncooked rice amounts are different in Japan. Apparently a cup is really about 3/4 cup. I'm confused..... It's only a $10 difference in price.

May 20, 2014
jefpen2 in Cookware

Cheap, gluten free, veg options

can they seat ten? we will be there at about 530 saturday

May 12, 2014
jefpen2 in Manhattan

Cheap, gluten free, veg options

15-20

May 11, 2014
jefpen2 in Manhattan

Cheap, gluten free, veg options

Looking for a place in either west village, east village, Greenwich village, or close. Need to be able to seat ten w/toddler. Need gluten free and veggie options. I actually thought of Katz"s. Please no Asian (friends are staying in flushing so they have their fill)

May 11, 2014
jefpen2 in Manhattan

first time visiting NY

Katz's

Apr 24, 2014
jefpen2 in Manhattan