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Cold stuffed mushrooms

That cracks me up ..

about 5 hours ago
emglow101 in Home Cooking

I'm Going Deaf Eating Out in LA

I liked it because I was from out of town . It was a Friday and I ended up in a trendy sushi place south of Santa Monica . I was drunk and feeling good . The bass beat . Boom,boom,boom ,boom , and boots and pants and boots and pants ........... Dining and drinking I loved it . Every once in a while is fine .

about 6 hours ago
emglow101 in Los Angeles Area

Cider, Anyone?

Wow ! What a great prize . I just gave some brewing equipment ; carboys , champagne bottles , and more to some good friends . They are making cider at this moment . They live in Fort Bragg . About a hour away from Anderson Valley . They would so love that press .

about 7 hours ago
emglow101 in Cookware

Best chocolate truffles on the current scene in LA ????????????????? (no mail order, no see's, no godiva)

I have never used butter for my ganache , or the coating . I use the recipe from Paul Young ; Adventures with chocolate. For the ganache .
9 oz. dark chocolate
1 cup plus 2 tbsps. heavy cream
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

about 11 hours ago
emglow101 in Los Angeles Area

Mexico One Plate at a Time

Really ? Tell me what's creepy about the interaction with her children . Are you talking about Joe , and Tanya . Or the grandchildren . I find none of it creepy .

about 12 hours ago
emglow101 in Food Media & News

Taco Bell Pre-90s Was Good - Do You Notice the Difference Now?

Oatmeal , lard , the truth be told . Exactly . The good ole days . I think it was Dell Taco. That had the soft burger bun served with the meat and lettuce . I wish they would bring back the bun .

Sep 19, 2014
emglow101 in Chains

Favorite easy, healthy, seafood dished

My go to is local salmon at the moment . Sauté skin side down in a small amount of olive oil mixed with a little butter on med low . Baste while cooking . Turn after eight or nine minutes and cook for a couple more . I'm not sure what kind of fish are being caught in Florida . Pretty sure you could use the same cooking technique . I never bother with sauces or marinades . If it's real fresh there's no need . Steam a vegetable for a side . Simply delicious .

Sep 18, 2014
emglow101 in Home Cooking

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of wine a day’

More power to him . So what he drinks 14 bottles a day . La Dolce Vita . With a boat load of cash . I'm jealous . I think I could only put down two a day .

Sep 18, 2014
emglow101 in Wine

Italy-Bound -- In Search of Salumi, Cheese, Wine, Liqueur

When you are in Sorrento . look for the meloncello , it's next to the limoncello . I'm still kicking myself for not bringing some back to the states . Nowhere to be found here .

Sep 16, 2014
emglow101 in Italy

Food jokes - list

A quote from the late great Joan Rivers . " My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese ; most of it's missing , and what's there sinks . "

Sep 16, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

LOL . After a month or so I was doing all the above . Alive and well .

Sep 15, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food

Octopus that tastes like chicken

I wish I was here in Manarola having lunch . Polpo all griglia . I have to get back there . Didn't taste like chicken .

Sep 15, 2014
emglow101 in Italy

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Seems like there are a lot of allergens these days . You got to take care of your kids . I 'll never forget when I was twelve and my mom took me to the doctor . I had some bumps on my skin . The doctor told my mom I was allergic to grass ( lawn ),and also I was allergic to dirt . I was devastated and embarrassed that I had to tell my friends. I can't play on the lawn or dig in the dirt with them .

Sep 15, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food

Does anybody remember when Pizza Hut used to be good?

Mid 70's . Seniors in high school . All you can eat Thursdays . We tried to eat a whole pizza each . I don't remember the cost .I loved the pizza with the semi burnt cracker like crust topped with sausage and pepperoni .

Sep 14, 2014
emglow101 in Chains

Moving a fridge full of food... HELP?!

Have you ever had a brand new fridge delivered to your house . Did you wait 24 hrs. before plugging in your new fridge ? What happened if you did not wait ? Please let me know . Anyone else do this ?

Sep 14, 2014
emglow101 in General Topics

Moving a fridge full of food... HELP?!

What a great time to clean the fridge . Take all of the breakables out . Remove frozen goods and put into a cooler . Tape it shut and transfer to your new house . Food left out for a hour , no big deal .

Sep 14, 2014
emglow101 in General Topics
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Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

How did you survive as a child ? Helicopter parents . Serious medical issues . I'm at a loss for words .

Sep 13, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

I don't understand . Why a school would have such control of what students eat .Avoiding putting restricted food in a lunch box . Let kids be kids . Let parents be parents .They are people not livestock .

Sep 13, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food
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Which would rather have? Great Food or Great Service in a Restaurant?

I like that . I do the same . Leave the 10 - 15 % .If I have a completely horrible experience I will complain to the manager . Leaving a 20 cent tip is stupid . Tell them to their face .

Sep 13, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food
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Which would rather have? Great Food or Great Service in a Restaurant?

It would be great service for me . The food where I live . Yawn , is just mediocre . Frozen fish from Alaska . C'mon , I can hear the waves breaking from my house on a big swell .

Sep 12, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food

Why oh why did you not use my host(ess) gift at your dinner party?

I would get on my hands and knees and bow down . To kick it up a notch .

Sep 12, 2014
emglow101 in Not About Food

The Perils of Shaming Bad Tippers

Your a ass to leave a cheap tip like that . And least stand up and say the food sucked or the service did in a polite way to their face . And yea . leave a 20% tip .

Sep 11, 2014
emglow101 in Food Media & News

Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

Correct .

Sep 10, 2014
emglow101 in Food Media & News
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Chipotle Workers Quit, Shut Down Store, Because That Job Sucks

Reminds me of the only job I quit .
I had to shovel sand and gravel into a mold to make stepping stones . Producing so many per minute . F this job as I looked upon the owner running the cement mixer on heroin .

Sep 10, 2014
emglow101 in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

It's not so much about cooking food choices or great food . Growing up I could see my mom liked to bake . Cooking not so much . Always had food on the table . My dad liked to cook but only cooked for himself . Breakfast , lunch and the occasional dinner . We always had dinner together that my mom prepared. Most of the time it was nothing special. We sure liked it though. I chowed it down . Asking afterwards If I could go out and play my with friends.I guess times have changed

Sep 10, 2014
emglow101 in Food Media & News

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

Agree , there are some with hardships . But the article makes it sound like it's difficult for every woman and man with kids.

Sep 10, 2014
emglow101 in Food Media & News

Favorite clean out fridge meals

I like to make frittata . I sauté my left over veggies . Then add to the eggs when cool . Cook over low heat until set . I like to add some tomato near the end of cooking if I have any . The next day it is great . No need to heat . Best at room temp .

Sep 09, 2014
emglow101 in Home Cooking

What are your thoughts on the city's coffee offerings?

When I visit my sister . They are all tea lovers. I like it , but I need my coffee . So I travel with my gear . A Bialetti mocha express , Cyrocera hand burr grinder , and I enjoy the whole dark roast beans from café Graffeo . SF .

Is there any type of substitution for lemon zest?

The recipe calls for a teaspoon of lemon juice used in the crust. You have the lemon . Use the zest . No big deal .

Sep 08, 2014
emglow101 in Home Cooking
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Red wine with America beef stew .

I see your point. I guess I just make my stew different . I like to brown my vegetables then add to the stew . Near the end of cooking I add some to the stew raw and cook until soft. If I was going to use wine I would take some Marsala and deglaze the pan with it after browning the meat . Then reduce to a tablespoon or two .

Sep 08, 2014
emglow101 in Home Cooking