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What is your Fav Indian Restaurant?

I will be traveling all over England. It does not matter what kind, high-end to bog standard curry houses. Any of them would be good.Thanks.

Sep 05, 2014
Ottojr in U.K./Ireland

What is your Fav Indian Restaurant?

I love Indian food, we have an Indian restaurant here in Bermuda but would love to receive some help on your fav. in the UK. I will be visiting soon. Deep thanks for any help.

Sep 04, 2014
Ottojr in U.K./Ireland

Help me make a perfect hamburger

Aug 29, 2014
Ottojr in Home Cooking

Have you ever used a Pressure Cooker?

In my youth my grandmother and mother used a Pressure cooker like most use microwaves today. It was always going creating some delicious food. Soups, stews, you name it, that valve was always shaking on top. My mother even made her curries, rice dishes and those tender morsels of oxtails. So have ever or do you use it? Happy Labor day to all the U.S. Chowhounds out there.

Aug 29, 2014
Ottojr in Cookware

Help me make a perfect hamburger

Many years ago I saw this recipe and have stuck to it. To your burger meat you add seasoned salt, black pepper, onion powder, egg, mustard and evaporated milk. They turn out wonderful.

Aug 29, 2014
Ottojr in Home Cooking

A few things to get off my chest ...

BBQ (or any flavor) chips with a tuna dip is a great snack.

Corn on Cob dipped in bbq sauce is delicious.

A Pistachio Milkshake is a must-try.

Aug 23, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics

I need help!!

My friends love corn on the cob at pool parties. Not sure if it would fit in your menu selection though. Have a great party.

Aug 23, 2014
Ottojr in Home Cooking

Are Microwaves Essential?

Induction is incredible-a bit pricy where I live, but so worth it.

Aug 23, 2014
Ottojr in Features

Are Microwaves Essential?

I only use microwave for reheating. I do have to say that I have cooked rice in it and it comes out perfect. A friend of mine swore she would never, ever get a microwave-well she has one now.

Aug 23, 2014
Ottojr in Features

CHOW Recipe Lab #3: Coleslaw

I absolutely love coleslaw. I have experimented with all kinds, Asian, non-mayo, sweet, non-sweet.I have even added fruit. A friend of mine does julienned cabbage and onions with this vinergarette that I am still trying to get recipe for (the vinergarette) It is absolutely delicious.

Aug 23, 2014
Ottojr in Home Cooking

Hottest Restaurant in New York

Thank you.

Aug 22, 2014
Ottojr in Manhattan

Hottest Restaurant in New York

Just as matter of interest, in your opinion, what would you say is the hottest restaurant in New York. It can be any cuisine?

Aug 22, 2014
Ottojr in Manhattan

Ketchup on Hot Dogs

For me it's a big No for ketchup on Hot Dogs. I don't like the combo.

Aug 21, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics

Who would you like to dine with?

I have to add Phylis Diller to my list.

Aug 21, 2014
Ottojr in Not About Food

My love affair with Watermelon.

I see yellow water for a short period of time in the season.

Aug 21, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics

Have you ever left a Restaurant...

Years ago, I ate out often and it became a silent observation to see how long the wait staff would greet our table and the timing of our dishes. One night my cousin and I decided to eat at this restaurant on 42nd St. In the big Apple. We were seated and noticed how busy the restaurant was. We sat there for twenty mins while the wait staff went all around us, even serving people that came after us. After twenty mins my cousin said "Are you ready to go as we have sat here long enough." So we got up to leave and the Manager noticed that we were leaving and asked what happened and we told him we had waited twenty minutes.He told us to stay and that dinner would be on the house. My cousin said no we had been there long enough. I have to say I was interested in how long it would have been before someone came to us.

Aug 21, 2014
Ottojr in Not About Food

Anyone else on Planet who doesn't like Fruit??

I like you only really enjoy tropical fruits.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics

I'm a Professional, But Not a Chef. How About You?

I have loved cooking from a child. Most all my relatives could cook so some of that came in my DNA. I do Roast Chicken, most meats, fish, curries, stews, soups and salads very well. Not really a dessert maker. Most of my family and friends say I can cook so I humbly accept the compliments. I wish I had pursued a culinary career. What stopped me was, a hot kitchen makes me sweat. I would be changing my clothes all day.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics
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I'm in the mood for chicken drumsticks...

I love Walkerswood products.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in Home Cooking

Who would you like to dine with?

Other than your Family who would you love to dine with if you could? My list is as follows:

Amanda Frietag
John Maxwell
Bill Cosby
Colin Powell
Jack Welch
Heston Blumenthal
Wolfgang Puck
Nancy Silverton
Paul Qui
Warren Buffet

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in Not About Food

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

Peanut Butter and jam sandwiches or cereal :)

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics

My love affair with Watermelon.

I agree with you. Men always messing with nature.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics
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Commercial Spice Rubs

Try Keith Lorrens www.keithlorren.com/shop

Just ate lobster for the first time

I enjoy lobster as we have great ones here in Bermuda. Our lobster season is from April - September. For some reason the ladies seem to have an addiction to it and here some of them go weekly somewhere to have it. I eat it now and then but don't have a strong affinity where I have to have it all the time.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics

My love affair with Watermelon.

As the Summer months approached, I thought of all the wonderful outside activities I would be able to enjoy, Picnics, BBQ's, beach, family gatherings, etc. But my real joy came from all those summer's my aunt would take us on outings to the beach or on a picnic and we would always have Watermelon. I absolutely fell in love with it and enjoy it daily now. Ahhh....what fond memories.
I have experimented with it in all kinds of things, I even put it in coleslaw with mango and pineapple and it got devoured. I am going to try it grilled after watching a recent cooking show-can't wait to see how it comes out.
I have to say that the best drink I have tried using watermelon was at Fatty Crab. It was absolutely fantastic and worth trying if you are on a visit to NYC. It has lime in it as well. Do you enjoy Watermelon as much as I do? Well enjoy you Summer fellow Chowhounds and Happy Eating.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in General Topics
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Secure those recipes.

I was here thinking about all the wonderful dishes I have had the pleasure of eating over the years. Both my grandmother's could cook like champs, my aunt was the dessert queen, my mother could transform simple dishes to the sublime, my father cooked all the meals and was amazing (My parents divorced). My regret was that I did not get any recipes from most of them. They all have passed on except my mother and I am making sure to get her recipes. Also I have a cousin whose Spaghetti Sauce is incredible and we are going to sit down and I am getting the recipe.
I encourage you all to secure those recipes you love and not live in regret like me.
Happy Eating to you all.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in Home Cooking
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Have you ever left a Restaurant...

Thanks because everyone in my party knew we were only going there mainly for the desert otherwise we would have gone somewhere else for dinner. Their food was ok.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in Not About Food

Best and Worst Cooking Shows

I love:
MasterChef-English Version, Best thing I ever ate. Pioneer Woman, The Layover-Anthony Bourdain, The Mind of a Chef

I do not like:
Anything with Alton Brown.

Aug 20, 2014
Ottojr in Food Media & News

Have you ever left a Restaurant...

I guess my irritation was that I was the one who suggested this place raving over this dessert. I had been there before when they did serve it. Like I said I have grown up since then and handle things differently now.

Aug 19, 2014
Ottojr in Not About Food

Have you ever left a Restaurant...

I did not make a scene nor did I rush the rest of my group. I just sat there sipping on my drink. The rest of the group ate their food and enjoyed themselves. I learned a great lesson that night.

Aug 19, 2014
Ottojr in Not About Food