WhatsEatingYou's Profile

Title Last Reply

please help me with COD fillets

I would try a cod chowder with potatoes, or maybe a curried fish stew.

Jul 13, 2015
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

Venice - Input on Restaurant Itinerary Requested

I ate at Alle Testiere this past week, it was delicious and so reasonably priced for the quality you are getting. Appetizers were particularly intriguing and special. (Made a reservation a week in advance for a weekday, only 9:30PM slot was available)

I found the recs on this board extremely helpful! It was my first trip to Venice!

We stayed at Bauer so got to enjoy the complimentary breakfast on their outdoor terrace and had cocktails there one night, it is a beautiful spot.

Also had lovely dinners, fish based, at Osteria Ai Promessi Sposi (got one of the last 2 tables walking in on a weekday) and Trattoria Corte Sconta (made a reservation a week in advance and only 7PM was available).

Had lunches at cafes here and there, all were fine and a dinner by the Rialto Market, food fine, but price was high, paying for the canal side spot. And had to try a Bellini at Harry's Bar, but the experience was lackluster.

Late night we sat at a Cafe in San Marco square and listened to the pop-up bands play. Thought it would be touristy but was very romantic!

Found it surprising how much drink prices varied by location. Bauer, Harry's, and the square were 15-25 Euros while glasses of wine were 3 Euros at other restaurants and enotecas! Certainly allows you to try many!

Jul 06, 2015
WhatsEatingYou in Italy

Where to get creamy fettucini alfredo in FFC?

If you're just looking for something simple, maybe a pizza place would do it best. Possibly Remo's Pizza in Stamford?

Which sandwich would last longer in the fridge?

Everytime food heats and cools you are more susceptible to bacteria forming. If the ingredients start cold, keeping the sandwich cold is best.

Greenwich/Stamford First Date

I would suggest Little Pub in Cos Cob, it gets crowded but if you sit in the dining room it is not too loud, also cheaper.
Or maybe Le Fat Poodle in Old Greenwich, trendy and gets crowded but not overly loud, make a reservation.
Or possibly Zaza in Stamford, its tapas so may be less expensive.

What do Digestives Biscuits taste like?

What do they taste like? Delicious!!
They are perfectly crisp, a little sweet, a little salty. Some like hob nobs have oats and are more textured. They definitely do not have that molasses flavor some graham crackers have, are more like animal cookies. Would make a delicous s'more!

Feb 25, 2015
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

Sicilian pizza in Stamford

I really like Renapoli in Old Greenwich. They make a sicilian style but I have never tried it. Considering how good the other styles are it is probably worth trying!

recs for teas/juices/soups/drinks/other foods that act as decongestants

Try drinking apple cider vinegar, mix a tablespoon or so with water, or make a shrub type drink with juice and water.

Best Colada (cuban coffee) in Miami Beach area?

Apparently one used to be able to buy these anywhere around Miami Beach, but now they are much harder to find. Where can I get a good colada in the area?

Moldy pasta sauce, help

Thanks all, I like to think I know a lot about food and food safety but I did not realize that once opened a jar of pasta sauce will really only last a week in the fridge. Salsa, jelly, ketchup etc can last months so I suppose that's where my misconception came from.
I will have to portion out and freeze.

Jan 15, 2015
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

Moldy pasta sauce, help

Everytime I leave an opened jar of pasta sauce in the fridge for more than a couple weeks it gets a big chunk of mold on top. It has happened with various brands and with the jar stored in different locations in the fridge, on the door and on the shelf.
I either pour it from the jar into a cold pan so no steam gets in or use a clean spoon and always screw the lid back on tight. Does anyone else have this problem? What am I doing wrong? This doesn't happen with any other product in my fridge.

Jan 15, 2015
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

Barcelona

I don't think so, but obviously with different chefs and managers at each things will be different. The bartenders at the Greenwich location are much better too, more professional and knowledgeable.

Barcelona

I have eaten recently at Greenwich and Stamford, and a while ago in South Norwalk. I think the food at the one in Greenwich is better, I also enjoy the atmosphere more. I also like how the bar space in Greenwich is larger and not enclosed.

First food thought this morning

My first thought was a reminder to myself that today was a complimentary Thanksgiving lunch at the office (with fried turkeys!) and therefore to have a light breakfast, I ate a grapefruit after hitting the gym!

Nov 24, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

Graham flour in CT New Haven/Fairfield counties

Thanks for replying to your post. I have come across a few recipes that call for it and it sounds tastier than regular flours! Had only not found it at Stop&Shop and Whole Foods in Greenwich but didn't realize it was not so readily available.

looking for a diff. stuffing recipe

Greek style stuffing is great, and very different from traditional bread stuffing.
Versions I have had are similar to this recipe, adding the raisins is a must! http://www.cooks.com/recipe/rb0hy51s/...

Oct 28, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in Home Cooking

Working in Greenwich - Nearby lunch options for take-out/delivery

I have been wanting to try Los Gemelos, will have to get there soon.
I feel like I need a shower after a Layla's session!
If we are getting lunch delivered, some decent choices that you didn't mention are Kira Sushi, Pasta Vera (good salads and paninis), City Limits Diner.
Tarry Market makes great sandwiches with fresh roasted meat.

Herbes de Provence - uses

Aside from adding it to roasted chicken or veggies, I like to make herbes de provence butter. Just add the herbs to melted butter, then pour that over popcorn, or saute veggies in it. Just recently I sauteed corn and already baked butternut squash, was delicious!

Oct 07, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in Home Cooking

USA Yogurt Recommendations

Try Wallaby, I find the texture and flavor similar to the Yeo Valley yogurt I frequently ate on a recent visit to the UK.

Sep 04, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

"Cute" inexpensive lunch spot in Southern Fairfield county?

I really like Capriccio, many options on the lighter side, and great outdoor seating.
Le Pain Quotidien is nice, one on Greenwich Ave, one at Harbor Pt...although they have it in NYC.
Meli Melo on Greenwich Ave.

PALOMA, Stamford, CT great restaurant!!

I ate here Saturday night, it was very busy. (Sign of the Whale rooftop bar was also packed!)
Drinks were good, food was okay. Service was terrible. There were extended periods of time where our server was nowhere to be found, drinks took 25 mins to come out and we still had not placed our order by then. Food also took a very long time to arrive. For every food item or cocktail we asked about, the server simply said it was phenomenal, the best, amazing... not very helpful when looking for suggestions! Once the food arrived, I found flavors to be rather plain and uninspired.
Will give a second try since the atmosphere was fun and setting was nice.

What food do you wash that you're sure no one else does?

I think I wash everything but bananas. I do wash onions and garlic cloves.
Any skin or peel that will be sliced thru, transferring whatever is on the outside to the inside should be washed.
I also rinse frozen fruit.

Aug 14, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

Does Excellent Canned Whipped Cream Exist?

I recently had Cabot brand whipped cream, its fairly natural and I thought it was delicious. I got it at Whole Food, I'm in CT.

Aug 05, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in General Topics

PRETZEL BUNS AND/OR BREAD -- STAMFORD, GREENWICH

Whole Foods in Greenwich sells a pretzel bread at their bakery and a line of packaged pretzel rolls.

What Can I Make with Honey Roasted Peanuts?

I would try making peanut flour out of them, then use that in baking.

Jul 31, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in Home Cooking

What to do with leftover green beans.

I love stewed green beans, I usually start with fresh but probably does not make a difference if pre-cooked.
Just saute onion in oil, add canned tomatoes, then green beans and sliced zucchini, potatoes if you have. Add water just to barely cover. Boil then simmer until veggies are tender.

Jul 24, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in Home Cooking

Restaurant week dispute

Obviously, the reservation was made in order to cash in on the restaurant week deal and your group may have gone elsewhere if it weren't restaurant week. But, you do not have to participate! The restaurant loves getting you in the door then enticing you with more appealing options from the regular (more expensive) menu.
Also, women tend to like the smaller portions associated with restaurant week, as it is sometimes just the right amount of food for us. So let her do her thing and you do yours!

Love my new immersion blender

I bought a Cuisinart Stick blender, it only has one attachment. I wonder if I can buy a whisking attachment for it.

Jul 10, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in Home Cooking

Love my new immersion blender

Yes, I am definitely looking forward to make a cold pea soup and gazpacho!

Jul 07, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in Home Cooking

Love my new immersion blender

I just purchased an immersion blender and love it! It works very efficiently and clean up is so easy! So far have been making fruit smoothies and plan to try soup. What do you use yours for? Any favorite recipes?

Jul 07, 2014
WhatsEatingYou in Home Cooking