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Pho broth

I want to make pho for the first time but have a couple of questions. Is flank steak sliced thin a good choice? How about a flat iron? I have a nice batch of really good basic beef broth in the freezer. What can I do to it to get the right "pho" flavor. I didn't make it for that purpose (star anise, ginger, etc...) Also what type of noodles should I get. Thanks!

1 day ago
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

cilantro chutney

Asking again this year! Too much cilantro! Any ideas?

Aug 30, 2015
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

pistachio oil

ouch....

Aug 12, 2015
jefpen2 in Greater Boston Area

pistachio oil

Has anyone seen this around?

Aug 12, 2015
jefpen2 in Greater Boston Area

pistachio oil

Looking for pistachio oil around Manchester, nh. Thanks

Aug 06, 2015
jefpen2 in Northern New England

Boston Public Market is here

Just trying to bring the conversation to another level and a more realistic view of our countries food system

Aug 03, 2015
jefpen2 in Greater Boston Area

Boston Public Market is here

Have not been myself, but reading these posts and my daughter is going to volunteer for some of the cooking classes, it's not for the faint of heart when it comes to prices. For those in the upper middle class who come downtown to work and escape to the suburbs it sounds great. For those who come to town from the not so nice suburbs, work in the service industries, and live in food deserts , I think they will stick with haymarket. As with most "farmers markets" the concept is wonderful and serves a purpose. Let us not fool ourselves and think this is for the low income population who can't even go near the $10 a pound organic greens mix from a bucolic farm in VT. I will probably go here and buy some things because I can afford it, though it is another example of how broken our food system is in this country for the masses.

Boston Public Market is here

$17 is alot. But I have to say At Katzs in NYC it's worth every penny

Aug 03, 2015
jefpen2 in Greater Boston Area

brookland

Best of Brookland? Breakfast? Under $20 entrees for dinner? Thanks

Pickled style cole slaw at Kosher Nosh. Glen Rock NJ

Looking for recipe for this type of salad. No mayo. It didn't seem to have celery seed either. Carrots cabbage cukes. Any ideas?

Jun 15, 2015
jefpen2 in Home Cooking

Dishwasher woes: anyone experienced this?

I have the problem with all glasses and mugs. even on a slant. Hell, I'd get in there with them if it would help

Jun 15, 2015
jefpen2 in Cookware

Dishwasher woes: anyone experienced this?

OK, my problem is the grit we don't wash tall or short glasses in the dishwasher because they come out with dry sandy grit in the bottom. It has to literally be scrubbed out. No food, just fine dry stuck on grit. After years of trying to figure ( every serviceman, soap, chemical you can mane) it out we now have been just washing the glasses by hand. BUT, I have just heard the first new idea in years. Some one told me to install a mesh filter on the pipe that brings water into the machine. I'll report back.

Jun 15, 2015
jefpen2 in Cookware

Pork Fat .....Fatback

Looking for a butcher in North Jersey where I can get fatback. Not the salted, packaged stuff , but real unsalted pork fat for sausage making. Thanks!

Jun 06, 2015
jefpen2 in New Jersey

bagel recs

Gee, I never heard that one before....

May 23, 2015
jefpen2 in Manhattan

bagel recs

Everyone knows the best bagels are in NJ. Hot Bagels in Fairlawn... The best of the best.

May 22, 2015
jefpen2 in Manhattan

Seeking food adventure in VT (not Burlington)

Top of the hill is fantastic

May 04, 2015
jefpen2 in Northern New England

Mothers Day Ideas

Ethnic, Moderately Priced - less then 20 for entrees, and no hour wait to get in! Chinatown maybe?

May 04, 2015
jefpen2 in Greater Boston Area

Fatback

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

Apr 27, 2015
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