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Manuel's tortilla soup! [moved from Austin board]

Does anyone by chance have the recipe for Manuel's superlative tortilla soup? I know it starts with an ancho chili roux but I tried and didn't get anywhere near the color and texture of theirs. Any help would be much appreciated.

Sep 21, 2009
chrislike in Home Cooking

Table Manners for Kids

Thanks for that addition! Chewing with an open mouth is a pet peeve of mine. So rude! My daughter and I began teaching my grandson manners as soon as we felt he understood and when he makes a mistake and we correct him he just happily does it right because he sees it pleases us and that makes him feel proud. I think it so unfair to let a child become one that people don't want to be around..

Jul 03, 2009
chrislike in Not About Food

'Tis the Season to Hate Rachael

@*These false icons are turning the world of culture and art into something very very vile, the very thing it is not supposed to be...But the power is still in our hands...

Hayden

BoyOmega May 08, 2008 11:35PM | link *

I just read this post from BoyOmega and want to offer kudos on the content which is a clear understanding, to me anyway, of the real issue and the articulate manner in which it was expressed. One of the problems of our modern society is the lack of ability to assess and express our feelings and opinions. So displeasure in some aspect becomes 'hate' directed at the representative of the issue.
Anyway, I think enough has been said on this topic, particularly with the nice, clear addition of BoyOmega's excellent comments.
Enough, that is, on the Rachel Ray version of what's wrong with our culture! As for the rest, we need far more about it and we need for it to matter to more people. I've come to realize on further reflection that it's not even Rachel Ray that makes me so annoyed, though I don't like her program; I can't even comment on her personally because I don't know her. It's the mass culture of mediocrity that's elevated her to her position within it. Now that needs work and a lot of it.

Jul 02, 2008
chrislike in Features

Kids Gone Wild

I think it's such a wrong to do to a child not to teach them how to behave in public and then insist on it. I have a son and a daughter and by five they were so proficient at ordering and protocol that I still get a laugh today when remembering my son's first time to order all by himself and telling the waiter 'I'll have the whatever to start.' He was like five. The point is that if they want to be with adults enjoying adult experiences why on earth wouldn't they be told that their behavior is a big part of that? I never wanted anyone to say 'Oh god, she's bringing her kids.' That's not fair to the child. To let them be disliked because I didn't tell them what was expected.
My daughter is now in my position with a 3 year old of her own and I'm afraid that he can be quite 'independent' shall we say when in public or anywhere else for that matter. Times are just very different but I still place the responsibility on the parents to insist that the child behave properly. And don't get me wrong; I'm not some stick in the mud proper type. Quite the opposite. I just think it's so great all the way around to have children that are a pleasure to be around and mine were. They're on their own training theirs I'm afraid. But do it or don't take them to restaurants.

Jun 27, 2008
chrislike in Features

Botched Lunch

What do I think? I think it must be very difficult to constantly attempt to educate your fellow Chow readers on the finer points of pretty much everything and then be so unappreciated for it. I won't name names, so I won't be accused of 'flaming' anyone, but
this would be 'light of the world' has posted constantly in a way that turns every post into a piece about herself that always gets called out for the incorrect content at which point she declares the opposite poster incapable of intelligently refuting whatever theory she's putting out there as incontrovertable and swearing allegiance to. Generally, the further outside the mainstream the better for declaring her expertise on the subject. She then invariably claims attempts are being made to draw her into an arguement which she. of course, will have no part of in her high minded wisdom. Every single time I've come across her name in the comments, on anything, it's the same scenario. I just find it so curious that someone who claims to eat pretty much nothing that's loved and discussed on this site is bothering to read and post here. Why not stay on a site that caters to vegan/raw food/judgemental/PC/gee whiz I'm smart and you're not, pains in the arse ? Oh, yeah; there aren't any. I wonder why those people don't have an interest in socializing with one another? I for one, am not sitting here smiling, I'm laughing.
As for the rest of the Chow posters, you're fun and diverse and knowledgable and generous and interesting. , love 'ya!

May 31, 2008
chrislike in Features

Food Blog Heaven

Oh, excuuuuuse me! That's right, you're just here to educate.
hahaha

May 27, 2008
chrislike in Features

Food Blog Heaven

Lady, if you want/need to crusade against pornography you're in the wrong place. Using 'food porn' in the context in which it is meant here has absolutely nothing to do with sex slaves or addiction or any of the things you're railing against. I think you know that but are taking the opportunity to excercise your 'feminism' and what you think is your superior knowledge on the horrors of actual pornography. Why don't you spend your energy doing something that might actually advance your cause instead of just attempting to correct some perceived wrong. I can assure you that the people on this site are not a bunch of depraved sex addicts or if they are it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that they have read the word 'porn' in reference to a particularly luscious photograph of some wonderful plate of food. Oh, oh! I wonder if you'll approve of my saying 'luscious'? That's awfully suggestive. You're the reason that feminism as practiced and preached by you and your sisters has turned into a parody of the original intent. BTW, I'm a woman. A very successful woman.

May 27, 2008
chrislike in Features

Food Blog Heaven

Jeez! Lighten up BBettinaB! I think most everyone gets the meaning of this word when used in relation to food. What are you, the word police? The word is meant to be sort of over the top and not literal, certainly. It's used for fun. Ever heard of it?

May 27, 2008
chrislike in Features

Metrosexuals Don't Tailgate

I'd be willing to bet Daniel fired his lame ass.

May 13, 2008
chrislike in Features

Metrosexuals Don't Tailgate

Man, talk about delusional! This guy simply refuses to admit that no one liked his food! What a jackass!

Apr 18, 2008
chrislike in Features

Out of His Shell

I think that these two have pretty much the best lives on the planet. With the art and the food and all that money... Jeez!
And they're both incredibly smart and funny.

Mar 18, 2008
chrislike in Features

The best of the best of the best...

I promise you if you go to Uchi you won't regret it. The food and the people are terrific. I'll be looking forward to your report.

Mar 05, 2008
chrislike in Austin

Valentine's Day: Love and Hate

I think I'll do a nice combo. Sort of a sweet and sour Valentine's Day, just like real life. Have a wonderful dinner and cocktails but play Chet Baker all evening. Sounds sublime!

Feb 10, 2008
chrislike in Features

Nectar of the Tequila Gods

Only GOOD tequila uses blue agave'; it's made from both.

Jan 20, 2008
chrislike in Features

Carrabba's and the most blatent lie ever!

Mmmmmmmm! Nino's! Damien's! Vincent's! Fantastic!

Dec 17, 2007
chrislike in Chains

Batali got the boot (from FN)

HAHAHAHA! Love it!

Dec 17, 2007
chrislike in Food Media & News

Batali got the boot (from FN)

Good one budlit! hahahha

Dec 17, 2007
chrislike in Food Media & News

Batali got the boot (from FN)

Are you kidding? He's my idol. He makes a great living doing what most people I know would love to do. He's smart, funny and he most certainly knows how to cook. I wish I was Anthony Bourdain.

Dec 17, 2007
chrislike in Food Media & News

Batali got the boot (from FN)

I was macrobiotic for a few years when I was living in LA. and I love food. Just not macrobiotic food. I was doing it to try to save my soul. You know, no drinking, no smoking no fun. No way! I figured out a better way. I became an ahteist.

Dec 17, 2007
chrislike in Food Media & News

Batali got the boot (from FN)

She annoys me because she appears souless. And utterly boring.

Dec 17, 2007
chrislike in Food Media & News

'Tis the Season to Hate Rachael

I think if Bourdain takes out a contract on her I'll volunteer to carry it out. And yes, I'm very irritated at her success. Apparently in America nothing succeeds like mediocrity. She's just one more embarassment along with a president who can't string two words together properly and a media that relentlessly covers Brittany Spears while our government goes down the toilette'. Revolting.

Dec 17, 2007
chrislike in Features

Belgian Endive ideas?

I realize you want to prepare it with what you have on hand but I couldn't resist mentioning one of my all time favorite things to eat. Years ago my sister and I went to the Sherry-Netherlands Hotel in Manhatten every day we were there for lunch, about a month, to eat their endive and beet salad with a simple oil and vinegar dressing. The flavors were a match made in heaven.

Nov 28, 2007
chrislike in Home Cooking

Padma Effing Lakshmi

I think Padma Effing Lakshmi is the Effing shit. She's gorgeous, talented, funny, intelligent and now that she's single I want my Effing son to Effing marry her. And yes, she can cook.

Nov 14, 2007
chrislike in Features

Cheap Greek near Downtown?

My son attended Kirby Hall right down the street from Milto's twenty-five years ago and at that time we made the aquaintance of Milto and his wonderful restaurant. I'm a second generation Greek foodie and in my opinon his gyros are absolutely craveable. I don't know how they could be any better. The lamb is crispy and garlicky and the home made pita bread is excellent. The little knotted rolls are indistinguisable from my own grandmother's and she was a reknowned cook. He even has some Greek lady make the baklava. All I have to do is think about the gyros and if I'm in Austin, I'm having one!
I'm looking forward to trying the new El Greco and hopefully the Athenian Grill if they actually open.

Nov 03, 2007
chrislike in Austin

Anyone have experience with Ketchup burger restaurant?

I read about Ketchup and thought it sounded really good. Going to be in LA soon and want any comments.

Nov 02, 2007
chrislike in Los Angeles Area

Anyone have an opinion on Zen?

If I may ask, what did you have? In fact, what all do they have?

Nov 02, 2007
chrislike in Austin

Anyone have an opinion on Zen?

I'm back in Austin after being away a couple of years and this place sounds good but I don't know anyone with firsthand expereince. Anyone?

Nov 02, 2007
chrislike in Austin

Signs of the Times

Yeah, I was a vegetarian for years. I'm older and wiser now. You're right Diana. Life involves a lot of death. It's the never ending circle of life. What are the cows and chickens and pigs supposed to do? Run wild? Be kept as pets? Get jobs? Grow up Ben.

Nov 02, 2007
chrislike in Features