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Opinions needed- potluck

See, I can't have gluten, so having control over my food is wonderful. I can take my own and NOBODY notices that I'm not eating what the hostess prepared. I'm not being a pain in the waiter's neck, and I don't end up sick the next day. Perfect.

Sep 16, 2011
StephanieBostic in General Topics

Cookbook Competitions or Awards?

Does anyone have favorite cookbook awards or competitions?

I'm looking for ones open to self-published works (and new authors), so ideally not the majors like James Beard, IACP, or Gourmand.

Sep 16, 2011
StephanieBostic in Food Media & News

Opinions needed- potluck

I'm sad about the store bought comment. Really, cheese and crackers?

The others strike me as fairly common-sensical (really, telling people they should have brought food that's already prepared?), but sometimes people need reminders. Particularly if you are out of practice, it's never bad to have a a list of "duh" points to review.

Sep 16, 2011
StephanieBostic in General Topics

best place to buy bread for sandwiches?

I strongly second clear flour. I can't eat it any more, but when I could, it was my first choice in breads, both for sandwich bread and for baguettes.

When pigs fly doesn't stand up to it.

Sep 16, 2011
StephanieBostic in Greater Boston Area

Getting Engaged - Need a celebratory dinner for after.

10 Tables in JP is fantastic, very intimate, and would leave you more leeway in the budget. You would need a reservation, most likely. I haven't been to the Cambridge one. Oleanna is also delicious and a little more off the beaten path.

Sep 16, 2011
StephanieBostic in Greater Boston Area

Any others in Boston area taking Slow Food $5 Challenge?

I'll be participating, but away from home. Would love to hear what people end up making... I'm at my aunt's, so we'll see. Plenty of cheap free-range eggs available there though, and I'm planning to raid her garden, so we'll come in well under $5.

Yesterday, in Boston, I picked up some beautiful little orange cauliflower that I would have roasted had it been a meal at home. Perhaps roasted cauflower, lentil salad, and baked sweet potatoes, followed by an apple dessert...?

Sep 16, 2011
StephanieBostic in Greater Boston Area

Exotic Granola: Four New Versions That Don't Use Oats

Such a pity... I was hoping for a good gluten free version, as I don't really tolerate regular oat consumption either. But, alas, all of those grains do contain gluten. Sigh.

Sep 16, 2011
StephanieBostic in Features

Pineapple and Grape Kebabs

I first thought they were olives and cubes of cheese! The larger photo, though, revealed the truth. But, add the suggestion of olives and cheese, with a little pita bread and some fruit, a pretty good meal.

Sep 14, 2011
StephanieBostic in Recipes

Gluten-Free Gnocchi Are Tragic

A pity; too many prepared gluten-free foods depend too heavily on the gums. I prefer to use flaxseeds, starch blends, and eggs to bind my ingredients together at home.

Aramek, there are plenty of homemade foods and even a few commercial ones that don't taste like despair. My favorite Western-style pasta is a quinoa-corn blend that works quite well in the place of semoline pasta. Buckwheat can make wonderful noodles, and rice noodles are a staple of Asia. I even have some 100% millet noodles I picked up in Chinatown to try the next time I feel a yen for some noodles.

Sep 14, 2011
StephanieBostic in Features