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guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

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

about 5 hours ago
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.

1 day ago
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

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

Sterling.

It only has to happen to you once to make you pay attention. Those black spots that can appear on silver are a chemical change.

It isn't cheap, and I have about 50 pieces that would be appropriate for the process.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

Any silver can react to acids in such as vinegar or to salt and turn black. Gold wash is an old solution that isn't used much anymore.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Anyone ever get gold wash applied to your silver?

I am tired of rushing salad forks or fruit spoons from the table. In the old days, many pieces came with gold washed bowls. Has anyone taken table silver to have spoon and fork bowls gold plated? were you happy with the results?

This related discussion:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774055

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Who eats using sterling silver flatware at home each and every day?

Amazing. Men are supposed to be crude slobs.

Jul 13, 2014
law_doc89 in Not About Food

What is swai fish?

Yeah, it is, as the number one fish to avoid.

Wok Shopping

I will weigh in ( ;~) )

I love my cast iron wok with flat bottom and round interior. It gets hot, retains heat on the sides to keep ingredients warm, and the weight acts like a third hand. I've posted this before, but it is an often overlooked advantage of cast iron.

Jun 24, 2014
law_doc89 in Cookware

Real Italian Food Vs. American Italian Food

Jun 19, 2014
law_doc89 in General Topics

Real Italian Food Vs. American Italian Food

So true, so true.

Jun 17, 2014
law_doc89 in General Topics

Real Italian Food Vs. American Italian Food

One of these days I have to make it.

Too bad so many here fin "different" means "inferior."

Jun 16, 2014
law_doc89 in General Topics

Real Italian Food Vs. American Italian Food

Have you seen the movie "Big Night?"

Jun 15, 2014
law_doc89 in General Topics

Real Italian Food Vs. American Italian Food

Elitism is only bad if you aren't elite.

Different country, different culture, no surprise:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/opi...

Somehow the idea that the cuisine in the USA is derivative seems, in all too many minds, to imply inferior rather than different. Oh well, life is a Rorschach.

Jun 14, 2014
law_doc89 in General Topics
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Real Italian Food Vs. American Italian Food

No one said it makes them bad,

Jun 14, 2014
law_doc89 in General Topics