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What is It With All the Duck Fat Hype?

try 100% DF when frying those pots.

42 minutes ago
treb in General Topics

Too Beautiful To Eat

Puffin, just like a one year old sitting in front of their first well decorated birthday cake, go for it with your hands, fingers, smash it in your face and enjoy the moment.

After all the chef did put this little gem together with a pair of tweezers!

about 1 hour ago
treb in General Topics

Ethnic breakfasts?

I've been looking for a real Lebanese lamb and eggs breakfast, any recs.

about 1 hour ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

Wow! Now THAT is Liverwurst: Karl's Sausage, Peabody

The place awesome, been going to Karl's for many years. Wait till you see the selections.

about 1 hour ago
treb in Greater Boston Area

Bread Baking Conundrum

The bread crust and color looks good.... that said, while the oven heats up, place a pan of water in the oven to humidify the area then heavily score the top of the bread with a sharp razor blade, spritz oven with H2O while baking. Rotate the pan half way through baking.

about 7 hours ago
treb in Home Cooking

Pipable chocolate ganache?

Place in the refrigerator not too long, it will thicken and can be piped easily.

about 7 hours ago
treb in Home Cooking

Found spiders in chilis, what can I do?

Won't be the first time a bug crawled on a piece of fruit or veg. Like anything else, wash and use.

about 7 hours ago
treb in General Topics
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Is traditional lasana in Naples made with riccota and meat ragu?

Freah Ricotta is a very common staple in the Naples area. You'll see it being sold at most farmers/street markets. It can be found layered in most lasagna dishes along with a Bolognese style sauce.

YUM... now I want some!

about 7 hours ago
treb in Home Cooking

Tipping at Starbucks when buying bananas

A purchase is a purchase and the barsita's still need your tips. When they hand you that muffin do you tip.

BTW - ever think of grocery stores for bananas.

about 8 hours ago
treb in Not About Food

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

Yes, still tipping.

Mar 24, 2015
treb in Not About Food

$15 hr min. wage x zero hours =?

'Servers still only get a percentage of the minimum wage as they do now'. Not in all states, some do pay a %, but a lot of them pay full minimum wage.

That still doesn't affect the way I tip a server.

Mar 24, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

Great points, and if the restaurant doesn't use that type of pricing formula, we read about them on our CH boards with the topic 'Recent Restaurant Closings.'

Mar 24, 2015
treb in Not About Food
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Pork baby back ribs--sell by date???

The vacuum pack has a sell by, the sealed product is good for a least another week, maybe more.

Mar 24, 2015
treb in General Topics

Need advice for tipping a wedding caterer

Generally most caterers will include, as a line item, gratuity.

Mar 23, 2015
treb in Not About Food

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH "MAYBES" WHEN YOU INVITE GUESTS FOR DINNER?

I usually make enough so that the 'maybes' are covered and if they can not make the yes' get to take something home with them.

Mar 23, 2015
treb in Not About Food
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Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

'Actually, to break even the restaurant would have to charge 15 cents.'

Not true, when inventory is purchased, handled by employees, stored, prepped for service, there is waste etc, those are costs associated with that pickle. Way more than .15

Mar 23, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Pie help

Look for frozen cherries. Costco carries organic frozen cherries, very good and better than canned.

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

The 8 oz burger is 7.95 which includes, lettuce, tomato, onion, fries, a small portion of slaw and a pickle wedge.

If you want cheese, it's .50 extra, bacon 1.00 extra etc.

Great value!

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

'There are basic things that go into the item purchased'

Like mayo, pickle etc. There is also a cost associated for the cutlery, should I pay for it if I don't use it.

Maybe the luggage is included in the base but you're getting surcharged to check it. Just sayin.

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Not About Food

March 2015 Openings and Closings

I know the owners, they will replicate Bishop's food very well. Saba also had a place in Methuen back in the 90's. I wish them good luck and will go. Haven't seen a website.

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Greater Boston Area

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

I go to a place where a burger comes with fries. If you want onion rings instead there is an up charge. Perfectly fine with me.

Your point is well taken, You can't please everyone everytime.

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Not About Food
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Snake oil . Or are supplements necessary in your diet ?

PT Barnum had a saying for that.

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Snake oil . Or are supplements necessary in your diet ?

I'll take that Bistecca any day of the week over an oil filled gel cap or other questionable supplements. Much more fulfillment!

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

I might question that the cost of the pickle, mayo or luggage is not included in the base. Would the same hold true if I did not want a fork, knife and napkin.

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Additional charges that seem unjustified that the establishment might think twice about

At a seafood restaurant I frequent they charged extra for tartar sauce. They stopped that after people stopped coming. A lot of places will charge for say, flavored mayo or blue cheese dressing or other dressing type of items. I would prefer to see those costs imbedded in the menu item.

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Not About Food
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Pie help

I consider a pie baked on Thurs and served on Sat to still be fresh. Do not freeze, they'll be fine at room temp.

Mar 22, 2015
treb in Home Cooking

Snake oil . Or are supplements necessary in your diet ?

I eat well, I avoid prepared foods as much as possible. I've tried some supplements in the past with no remarkable difference. IMO, certain vitamins, like C, are OK. Everything else is a waste of money.

Mar 21, 2015
treb in Not About Food

Corned Beef Hash...To Grind or Not???

I like chopped meat with diced pots, IMO better texture and will crisp up nicely.

Mar 19, 2015
treb in Home Cooking

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2015

I tried the lamb shanks long ago, not sure they still carry them, but pretty awful.

Mar 17, 2015
treb in Chains

What's a good salad to serve with soup as the main course?

Grilled romaine with a drizzle of evoo or a Waldorf salad.

Mar 16, 2015
treb in Home Cooking