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Vegetables so robust you need a steak-knife

"By that definition, then, mushrooms are not vegetables.

[shrug]"

"A plant used or cultivated for food for man or domestic animals,"

::shrug::

Nov 01, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Vegetables so robust you need a steak-knife

Nov 01, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Favorite Wood?

for pork sausage and lamb, i use maple and apple to give a tame, somewhat sweets-reminiscent smoke. can't say it's my favorite, since i have yet to try hickory or oak. one day i'll work my way down the list of non-poisonous woods.

Nov 01, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Vegetables so robust you need a steak-knife

kingdom: vegetable, per science:)

Nov 01, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Vegetables so robust you need a steak-knife

"I think it's debatable whether mushrooms are vegetables or not. There certainly is no 'scientific' definition of 'vegetable'. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biologic...

Nov 01, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Is Japanese food overrated?

"The main flavors are soy sauce, dashi, salt, sugar, mirin, miso, and a little ginger.

_________________________

Come again?

Those aren't flavors, necessarily, but ingredients. "

funny, i can't recall the last time i had a flavorless version of any of those things, besides sugar and salt...

Oct 28, 2010
lacunacoil in General Topics

non-carby side dish for my pizza party?

goat cheese and olive tapenade, laced with extra virgin olive oil to dip the garlic bread in

Oct 28, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Cholesterol anyone...Turtle Burgers (sort of)

i think pepperoni would take away from the smokiness of the bacon. it'd be good to do just pepperoni, or just bacon, but the two together would kill the awesomeness of both.

skaboy, you might want to also try some pork and veal, along with milk-soaked bread in the beef to keep it tender, just like meatloaf. perhaps some kind of acid at the end to cut through the fat and brighten it up? let us know how it turns out.

Oct 27, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Cholesterol anyone...Turtle Burgers (sort of)

no herbs? is it just store-bought ground beef, and not home-ground sirloin/short rib? no sauteed onions and veggies in the beef? this could be a great idea, but it needs a makeover.

Oct 26, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Drinking Wine While Pregnant in France

drink as much as you want--your kid, your problem:)

Oct 23, 2010
lacunacoil in Features

Looking for a Long Lost recipe from Guy Fieri

no idea, but use this as a base and replace the shrimp with chicken, and it should come close

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/th...

Oct 20, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

I have $40. Family of 3. 5 dinners

chops? oh now you're just gettin' fancy;)

Oct 04, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

What is the Best Condiment You Ever Had?

there ya go. +2

Oct 04, 2010
lacunacoil in General Topics

I have $40. Family of 3. 5 dinners

40 lbs of pork. nuff said.

Oct 01, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Philly cheesesteak new info?

LOL!

Sep 20, 2010
lacunacoil in Philadelphia

Philly cheesesteak new info?

you don't like extra fat? what are you--a suburbanite?!

Sep 20, 2010
lacunacoil in Philadelphia

Packaged Cookie from the '70s/'80s

Not it, but perhaps Royal Dansk butter cookies could come close? The circular piped ones sound on point. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2557/4...

Sep 16, 2010
lacunacoil in General Topics

Painful, but funny

true

Sep 15, 2010
lacunacoil in Not About Food

Sous Vide Illegal in Pa?

seems pretty simple then--ask before you order.

Sep 14, 2010
lacunacoil in Philadelphia

Painful, but funny

never deep fry nude.

Sep 14, 2010
lacunacoil in Not About Food

Food So Wrong, It's Right

spaghetti with ketchup

Sep 12, 2010
lacunacoil in General Topics

five guys burger sucks

i find it pretty similar to wendy's. good, but nothing mindblowing like a burger cooked over coals.

Sep 12, 2010
lacunacoil in Chains

Frozen Mexican food at Trader Joe's

lavaca, are you trying to cook both burritos in the packaging at the same time? If so, heat both with the plastic completely off for 2:30 on high. Chop each burrito in half, then turn them inside out so the cold middle is now facing the outside, then give it another 2:30 to 3:00 on high. It's worth the effort.

Sep 12, 2010
lacunacoil in Chains

Anyone recall the name of the burrito place that was featured as unhealthy in a Toronto Star article in the last few weeks (or months)?

that looks amazing.

Anyone recall the name of the burrito place that was featured as unhealthy in a Toronto Star article in the last few weeks (or months)?

better than burrito-sized infants, i'd venture

What to do with Mako shark bloodline and guts?

my uncle makes a stew with the intestines of shark--not mako though, shrimp paste, galanga, lemongrass, and coconut milk. i'm not sure if there would be a difference in flavor. i find the idea repulsive, but you do what you gotta do.

Sep 08, 2010
lacunacoil in Home Cooking

Burger King Tendergrill sandwich review

Just got done with this, and here are some impressions:

The "ciabbata (sp?) bread" tastes like sweet raw bread dough. I ate half the sandwich, then threw the rest of the bun away. The texture was very squishy and dense. Frightening.

The chicken has a good flavor from the grilling--like something you'd make on a gas grill yourself. The chicken was tender as the name implies, but nothing amazing. A bit salty, but not overly so.

Paltry amount of lettuce and tomato, with the mayo dripping off like liquid.

Not really worth buying again IMO.

Aug 24, 2010
lacunacoil in Chains

Help ASAP! I have to eat at Gordon Biersch....

the hummus plate is a not-too-terrible safe bet. can't remember what else i had there, nothing was great.

Aug 16, 2010
lacunacoil in Chains

Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito in NOVA/DC/Bmore area?

Apparently the chili cheese locator website is down (http://www.chilicheese.org/). Could someone point me to a TB that has the chilito before I attempt to make my own?

popeyes has gone downhill

weird, the chicken (in 2 and 3 piece meals) in my area taste the same as in 1999. never tried the sandwiches though--maybe they changed the recipe on those. wendy's has a decent spicy chicken sandwich--check it out.

Aug 02, 2010
lacunacoil in Chains