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Y" d'Yquem

Your reply was helpful, NTL

Oct 20, 2014
law_doc89 in Wine

Y" d'Yquem

Yes! Yes! YES!!!!

Oct 20, 2014
law_doc89 in Wine

Popeye's Red Beans and Rice

The only dumb question is the unasked question. Of course you are correct about the creation of broth as the food cooks. Chicken broth is the universal donor in cooking as most people use canned. Nothing wrong with it as such, and it is a convenient short cut.Many traditional dishes pre-date conveniences we take for granted, and it is purely a matter of taste. I often choose the complicated route for some dishes because I enjoy cooking and have fun with some of the complexity. When in a different mood, I enjoy knowing the short cuts. No right answer, only preferences.

My old argument with many here is that cooking is about techniques and taste, not recipes.

Sep 27, 2014
law_doc89 in Home Cooking

Eat the Rich and Mockingbird Hill

I had wonderful whelk at LeDoyan for lunch a few years ago. I am always on the prowl for more, but your description makes it sound like a disappointing experience.

Eat the Rich and Mockingbird Hill

Sounds like you're saying it was a mediocre experience?

Which Coffeemaker to buy - Done with Keurig

Almost all machines heat to 192 F which is too low:

http://www.ncausa.org/i4a/pages/index...

That is why a press is best at home.

Aug 31, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

duck press

Yes, that is true, as she carefully pulled out and separated the edible from the inedible innards.

Aug 31, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

duck press

So true. My grandmother didn't believe in "modern" groceries and only bought and killed live poultry. What a lot of work! And yes, chickens do run around after their heads are chopped off.

Aug 31, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

duck press

Aug 30, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

extra dirty martini

THE Gin place in DC is Wisdom in SE. Check it out. Even has a gin club with more varieties of gin and martinis than any other place.

http://www.dcwisdom.com/

Is it worth it?

http://online.wsj.com/articles/culina...

An interesting commentary.

Aug 28, 2014
law_doc89 in Food Media & News

guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

I suspect there is a generational divide at work here.

Aug 28, 2014
law_doc89 in Not About Food

guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

Maybe, but more about manners versus the new narcissistic entitlement.

Aug 27, 2014
law_doc89 in Not About Food

guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

If the host has servants, never offer to help.

If the host doesn't have servants, always ask: "Can I help clear the table?" Host, always say: "No."

It is manners.

Aug 26, 2014
law_doc89 in Not About Food

How long will mustard keep in the fridge?

Only less than capers

Aug 21, 2014
law_doc89 in General Topics

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

You forgot the Needick's

Hotdog and orange drink.

Aug 20, 2014
law_doc89 in Manhattan

Julia Child Cookathon next Friday?

Try substituting celery sometime.

Aug 10, 2014
law_doc89 in Home Cooking

peanut flour

Thank you

Pesto experts, a lil help please?

Pesto is easy, but you need good ingredients and a good blender. A high Cuisinart makes it easy, otherwise, chop your garlic very, very fine. Processed Parm, is very different from fresh parm. from old parm. Makes a big difference.

Jul 22, 2014
law_doc89 in Home Cooking

De-Electrifying the Kitchen

Jul 22, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Are Sub Zero refrigerators worth the price?

No. Have a GE that I was forced to buy as it is the only thing that will fit an odd space. Have had to replace mother board twice in 8 years. But at the cost, it does the job remarkably well. The regional temperature controls cannot be beaten. I have accidentally kept raw fish for longer than I care to admit without any hint of spoilage.

Jul 22, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

What basic cooking skills should a beginner know?

Get your self a really accurate egg timer.

Jul 22, 2014
law_doc89 in Home Cooking

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

No one seemed to recognize Paddy's Clam House, but I found this link:

http://menus.nypl.org/menu_pages/50973

Jul 21, 2014
law_doc89 in Manhattan

peanut flour

I once found it at Trader Joes. They never stocked it again, and I am now looking for more. Love to coat catfish with it and saute in peanut oil.

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

reading the replies, I am guessing that gold wash is very old and something many haven't seen. My fear is that while very old pieces with gold wash (I have a set of ice cream forks) look great, but I fear that a bright new plating on bowls and tines may look garish.

Jul 14, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

Thanks for the reference.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

Many fish forks, for instance, will have hollow handles and stainless tines.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

With tarnish, yes. Sometimes you can turn the black spots grey, but if you have a chemical reaction due to salt or acid, the silver is changed forever. That is why fish, acid,salt, utensils have SS blades tines, or gold wash, or sometimes, mother of pearl.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Paddy's Clam House on W34 that served a memorable Nesselrode pie. Cavanuagh's steak house with all the original Tiffany glass on W23. Long gone.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Manhattan

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

Yup. But I don;t want to spend a lot to find the results are either inadequate, or ugly.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware