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SURVEY: Glass-ceramic or coil stove?

Why about the 'raw' CI? Unless you shoving/pushing it around, I wouldn't think there's a problem.

about 8 hours ago
c oliver in Cookware

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

I've been looking for the recipe below since this thread began. It's from an old Sunset spread for a Southwestern Thanksgiving. I've made these, with stuffed Anaheims but poblanos would be great, MANY times over the years. So good.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chili...

about 8 hours ago
c oliver in Home Cooking

Great pieces of inexpensive equipment?

Thanks for that heads up. But we're heading to Rio tonight and I don't believe Ikea has made it there yet :) I"ll let my daughter know.

about 10 hours ago
c oliver in Cookware

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Good point. We should try the sushi but the other is sooooo good we can't help ourselves.

about 14 hours ago
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

The OPs title is

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

So really kinda the opposite of what you're talking about :)

about 14 hours ago
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

We have a wonderful Chinese place (rivals SF in quality and diversity). About a year ago they added a sushi bar. I've never understood the connection. Maybe to bring in a different customer. Chinese food is as good as ever.

about 14 hours ago
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Alas? Don't you mean 'thank heavens'?

1 day ago
c oliver in General Topics

Mustards Grill: My Theory [Napa]

Sorry. St. Helena Highway.

Mustards Grill: My Theory [Napa]

Or this:

http://www.goosegander.com/wp-content...

I think you're painting the area with an overly broad brush stroke.

Mustards Grill: My Theory [Napa]

How about her Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, also in St. Helena?

http://cindysbackstreetkitchen.com/eats

Savory breakfast dish recipes for potluck

Here's a link to a bunch of "overnight breakfast casseroles." I just fixed one when the family with grand-toddlers were here for the weekend. Everyone liked. I pulled it a little early so encourage any who wanted to to MW and that worked fine.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0...

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in Home Cooking

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

That's hilarious!!!!

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

That's a shame. I learned how to make dumplings cause I don't have dim sum available but I'd hate not having good 'other' Chinese food.

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Where do you live? Even here in Reno, NV, we have a couple of outstanding places. One in particular could rival SF. But Chinese moved here to build the railroad so it's a well established community.

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

You may be overthinking this :)

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Where do you live? I don't get them at dim sum places but can't think of not getting them elsewhere. But I don't eat them so maybe don't notice.

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Nah, they all serve them regardless of (non)authenticity.

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in General Topics
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Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Exactly. SGV and Flushing are hot beds of all sorts of regional Chinese cuisines.

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Mustards Grill: My Theory [Napa]

I'd also had the thought that its location is real draw for those perhaps not wanting to strike out on their own. Those folks may also be the ones who like the known.

Artichoke hearts packed in water - how to store?

I think you may be referring to the marinated ones? These are much small jars than that. There were 16 whole hearts in the one jar. So I have two packs frozen.

Sep 15, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

The great Julia Child "taught" me that :)

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in Home Cooking

STUFFED VEGETABLES! Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2014)

Looks great! You might want to try cutting the peppers in half stem to end and then you get more filling :)

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in Home Cooking

What to do with beef heart?

Could you elaborate, k, regarding the seasonings please?

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in Home Cooking

Artichoke hearts packed in water - how to store?

All great ideas. I already froze the first jar. But there are two of them so I think I'll try the 'marinade.' You know Costco. I can afford to experiment :)

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

FCF, that may be true in many parts of the US but I know there are 'true blue' (avoiding the "a" word) places in NYC, LA, SF, YVR, etc.

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Weren't Pu-Pu and Crab Rangoon more "Polynesian"?

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in General Topics
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Prague Lokal Locations

We were there mid-week and couldn't get online res for two nights in a row. Could get a res for lunch. We were able to walk in. This was the Lokal location.

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in Europe

Artichoke hearts packed in water - how to store?

Hmm, good point, T. I'm going to fry some tonight in their 'virgin' state. Will give thought to future uses. Thanks.

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Artichoke hearts packed in water - how to store?

We bought two really, big jars of Costco artichoke hearts packed in water. Label says that after opening they can be store in the fridge for a week. I'm thinking I'll freeze them since you can buy them frozen. I'm inclined to drain them, wrap portions tightly in plastic wrap, into zipping bags and into freezer. Would their be any advantage to freezing them in water? Any other thoughts? TIA.

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in General Topics

Prague Very Special Occasion Dinner

Sep 14, 2014
c oliver in Europe