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Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market

"I haven't cooked since 1986..." - I hope you are not serious, otherwise that would be very sad

about 4 hours ago
honkman in San Diego

Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market

But what about the produce etc. ? In general I wish Farmers Markets would focus much less on prepared food and much more on produce and other fresh ingredients (including fresh meat, eggs, bread etc). With great ingredients from a Farmers Market I can make better prepared food than I can buy on a Farmers Market

about 5 hours ago
honkman in San Diego

Flour in SD

Regular or Bread ?

about 18 hours ago
honkman in San Diego

15 fair foods you'll be talking about

Since when is sweet corn ice cream something new in the US ?

1 day ago
honkman in San Diego
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Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

A Ripert restaurant (or another big shot like Cimarusti etc) wouldn't survive if they wouldn't make significant compromises with their menus compared to their original ones but that then wouldn't attract people from outside of SD.

2 days ago
honkman in San Diego

Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

There is also a Pernicano's in Scripps Ranch - quite popular as the meeting place for the local Tea Party (and quite interesting (in a bad way) when you have a chance to listen to them)

May 18, 2015
honkman in San Diego

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

They haven't changed hands - we were there ~3 weeks ago and everything was fine (but the falafel was always disappointing) and the same chef/owner.

May 17, 2015
honkman in San Diego

List of San Diego Breweries

That could have been an interesting discussion on the SD board but gets too serious over there.

May 16, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Flour in SD

Thanks for the information - I will take look next time I am in the area

May 16, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Red Door revisit.

Isn't CH a peer-reviewed scientific journal ?

May 16, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Red Door revisit.

"Don't remember, I didn't take notes." - Isn't that a requirement to be allowed to post on CH

May 16, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Red Door revisit.

What food did you have and how loud was it ?

May 16, 2015
honkman in San Diego

List of San Diego Breweries

What's wrong with food and scientific methods ? It is one of the better ways to "learn" about food. Intuition is important but only gets you to a certain level. (Let me guess, books like "Modernist Cuisine" also don't appeal to you ?)

May 15, 2015
honkman in San Diego

List of San Diego Breweries

I like to drink beer, wine, cocktail and want to learn more about them systematically (the first thing you do as a scientist when you want to explore/learn something systematically is to write down all results etc and to make list to go through them ;)

May 15, 2015
honkman in San Diego

List of San Diego Breweries

Is there any webpage which seems to maintain an updated list of all San Diego breweries ? I have found several pages but the number of breweries has been between ~60 up to ~110. Which pages do you trust most ?

May 15, 2015
honkman in San Diego
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Best 'Mexican' market in San Diego?

The Northgate Market in Escondido is not bad and might be closer for you than the one down south

May 14, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Shanghai Saloon (Dumpling Inn 2.0)

May 13, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Shanghai Saloon (Dumpling Inn 2.0)

One owner - two restaurants. Two different menus (officially). One is "classical" Chinese, the other one "Asian Fusion" with extended drinking options.

May 13, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Flour in SD

Thanks, that's very helpful

May 13, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Shanghai Saloon (Dumpling Inn 2.0)

Sure, but it baffles me every time when I read positive reviews about this restaurant on CH. I am not an expert on Chinese cuisine but every time I went there (mainly for lunch) all dishes, including XLB, tasted very disappointing (I have yet to have a single XLB at Dumpling Inn with any significant amount of soup for example)

May 12, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Flour in SD

So is she using this as the multigrain bread flour ?

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

It is not clear from the description on their page if the gluten/protein percentage is similar to bread flour or all purpose flour

May 12, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Shanghai Saloon (Dumpling Inn 2.0)

"One has to wonder how they could so badly have lost their touch..." - Not sure if they lost their touch if the place was never good. If I have to name highly overrated places in SD Dumpling Inn would be one of the first

May 12, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Flour in SD

Where do you order your multigrain bread flour ? I have so far only seen very few vendors carrying it and often only at 20lbs amounts

May 12, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Flour in SD

At which Sprouts, TJ, Vons etc have you seen these flours ? We always find the regular unbleached bread flour but haven't seen any whole wheat and multi grain bread flour

May 12, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Flour in SD

We have recently started bread baking and are still looking for unbleached whole wheat bread flour and multi grain bread flour - has anybody seen them in SD (we looked at the usual suspects, WF, Bristol, Vons etc and haven't seen it yet) ?

May 11, 2015
honkman in San Diego

FRENCH GROCERY in San Diego?

That will be difficult as most stuff imported from Europe will have at least bilingual labels and the nutitional label in English as it is not mandatory in many European countries.
I am not sure if they still exist as a company (at least their webpage is still working) but Euro Food Depot was a good source for French food a few years ago - www.eurofooddepot.com

May 11, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Blue Ribbon Pizzeria

Not sure if it is just for N. County folks - at least we drive even during the week for food all over SD and Blue Ribbon Pizzeria is definitely worth driving

May 11, 2015
honkman in San Diego
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Blue Ribbon Pizzeria

After a long time went again to Blue Ribbon Pizzeria on Saturday night and had a great meal but the "Staff Favorite" pizza which is essentially a ragu made out of fennel sausage, tomato and heavy cream was perhaps the best pizza we had so far in SD including Bueno Forchetta - perfect crust, perfect topping (and the butterscotch bodino is still great)

May 10, 2015
honkman in San Diego

Week in Escondido/San Diego

We tried Bobboi today for the first time and it was overall mixed - we had six flavors - the orange and meyer lemon sorbets were the best with clean flavors and not overly sweet. Tiramisu was OK, pistachio tasted like they used too much pistachio oil. Pineapple-basil had absolutely no basil flavor and the pineapple was very watered down and peanut crunch had a strange gritty mouthfeeling with hardly any peanut flavor. Overall a reasonable stop if you walk around in LJ but nothing to go out of the way.

May 10, 2015
honkman in San Diego

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

A few new books:

- Sinfully, easy, delicious desserts by Medrich - looks good even though some of the dessert might look a bit too simple

- Simple Thai Food - looks like a really interesting book

- A Bird in the Hand - many good looking recipes

- Le Pigeon - we haven't visited the restaurant yet but the recipes are looking very much how we like to eat out (and try to cook more at home) - creative with out of the box thinking. our first one will be duck heart and green bean casserole with duck heart jus

May 09, 2015
honkman in Home Cooking
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