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Brussels restaurants for dinner in October

+1! for La Buvette. Just ate there last week, and it was one of the best tasting menus I have ever had (and a steal at 45 euros per person). Really wonderful, thoughtful, interesting, but above all delicious food. I also liked that I ended the meal feeling full, but not over-full, as has often happened at other tasting menus. Plan on spending at least 3 hours - it is Slow Food, after all.

Oct 06, 2014
PhillyCook in Europe

Brussels restaurants for dinner in October

+1!!! for La Buvette. Just ate there last week, and it was one of the best tasting menus I have ever had (and a steal at 45 euros per person). Really wonderful, thoughtful, interesting, but above all delicious food. I also liked that I ended the meal feeling full, but not over-full, as has often happened at other tasting menus. Plan on spending at least 3 hours - it is Slow Food, after all.

Oct 06, 2014
PhillyCook in Europe

Brussels: what's new and/or fun?

Just wanted to add my two thoughts after a recent trip to Brussels. I used this thread as research to plan my trip. My husband and I went to La Buvette for dinner and had a wonderful meal. The 8 course tasting menu was amazingly good, and we've had a few top notch tasting menus to compare it to. This was one of my favorites, ever -- and for the price, definitely a steal! The staff were very kind about my poor French, and spoke to us mostly in English. We basically asked the waitress to put together beers to match our food, and she did a great job (and again, at a very reasonable price). I HIGHLY recommend.

Oct 06, 2014
PhillyCook in Europe
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Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Heading up this weekend, and looking forward to trying a few of these places out. Thanks to all for your help. I will report back!

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Fried seafood is always an option for me -- and fortunately toddler loves it, too! Thanks so much.

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

A seafood shack sounds great. And I'll have people with me to help eat the clamcakes!

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Thanks for the recommendation of the place and the sandwich!

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Thanks so much! Ironworks looks great.

I also see a Gregg's Restaurant (https://greggsusa.com/) near the airport, and I guess they're a local chain? Is it worth checking out?

Providence Weekend with Toddler - Hotel at the Airport - Want to still eat some good food!

Heading to Providence for a weekend with the delightful (really) in-laws and my 2 year old. Our hotel is at the airport. I would love recommendations for any place near the airport where the food is decent and a toddler is welcome. Also recs for any such place in Providence.

Basically, I want to eat good food while I'm there, even though I've got my kid in tow.

Also, if I head out without the baby for a night on the town, where should I go for drinks (that's a short and easy drive back to the hotel)?

Thanks so much for any advice!

Where can I buy uni?

I ran across this recipe for Uni Butter on Toast: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2014/03/1... and now I really want to make it. Anyone know where I can buy uni? South Philly is best, but I'm willing to travel.

Thank you!

Mar 20, 2014
PhillyCook in Philadelphia

What's in your slow cooker today

Please report back on how this goes. It sounds amazing!

Feb 19, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Um, details please. Lots of details.

Feb 14, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

The dried cannellini beans were done at 45 minutes?

Feb 12, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Yes! It's terrific. I really like the recipe from Cook's Illustrated. Unsurprisingly, it's not a dump and go, but it is delicious. I serve it with mashed potatoes.

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recip...

Feb 12, 2014
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #257 - Chugging towards Thanksgiving Edition (Choo-Choo!) [Through Nov. 24, 2013]

Ooo... That sounds amazing. I just love quick pantry meals. I've got tofu instead of shrimp. Thinking about frying up pieces and then added them at the end. Or should I simply cube and add at the beginning? I'm still something of a tofu novice.

Nov 19, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Appetizing store in Philly?

Is there anywhere in Philly that's like Russ and Daughter's Appetizing Store in NYC?

Where do you go for your appetizing needs in Philly?

Thanks!

Mar 03, 2013
PhillyCook in Philadelphia

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

That's a yummy idea. Thanks!

Feb 01, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

How do you adjust timing for frozen chicken rather than fresh? How long did you sent it for?

Feb 01, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

When I got home the beans were still underdone -- all that acid I guess. But I put them on High for about another hour and a half, and they were pretty good. Not amazing, but good. I'm going to try the Mole Chicken Chili from Slow Cooker Revolution this weekend. I trust the recipes from America's Test Kitchen -- they may be a pain, but they are always delicious, at least in my experience. I think I need to cook from some really solid recipes until I get a feel for my new piece of equipment.

And now I have a *ton* of lima beans to eat up. Not the worst thing in the world. I'm thinking bruscetta, with a little sauteed garlic and rosemarry to perk it up, or soup. Any other suggestions?

Feb 01, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

I like this idea of "modular elements" very much. It makes a lot of sense to me, and is a bit the direction I've been moving anyway -- freezing leftovers, buying more frozen vegetables. I'm going to have to reorganize the freezer soon and start making some hard decisions about what goes in there.

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

I'm going to need to cook turkey for about 30 people next weekend -- our annual Thanksgiving-for-Valentine's-Day party. I've seen people say that they just dump a turkey breast in the slow cooker and it comes out juicy and lovely. Anyone had luck with this? Instructions?

I'm going to have to do at least two turkeys anyway, so one was going to get done a day in advance, carved, refrigerated, and reheated, so it wouldn't be a big deal to me to cook several pieces in advance. Thoughts on whether this is a good idea?

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

I've made this recipe before using the traditional method and the beans softened all right, so I'm hopeful. We'll see!

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

What goes wrong when you try to do beans in your cooker? If I try beans a couple of times and they don't work out, mine may go back to the store. My goal to eat more bean-based dishes (healthy, cheap, and delicious -- but they take so long to cook!) is a good part of the reason I bought the thing.

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Okay, I'm trying again. This time: beans. I started with this recipe for Slow Baked Beans with Kale http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/hea....

I doubled the recipe and sauteed the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic last night. I soaked baby lima beans overnight. This morning I combined the drained beans, the onion mixture, the herbs, and the tomato paste and water (I used about half the water) in the slow cooker. DH will put it on for 5 hours on low before he leaves the house today. It will still be on warm for a few hours before I get home.

We'll see! I'm hoping at worst for over cooked beans -- I can work with that. I don't think there's any chance of hard beans, at least, which was a complaint I saw others made about this recipe when made as directed. What I really want is for the flavor to be good, rich and delicious.

For bread crumbs I plan to brown some panko in butter, then sprinkle them over each plate at serving.

Wish me luck. I'll report back tomorrow.

Jan 31, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Smoked Chipotle Raspberry Wings!

These sound YUM!

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Ah ha! I found the complete episode here: http://www.americastestkitchen.com/vi...

Thanks so much for alerting me to this. I've ordered Slow Cooking Revolution now as well.

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Very useful instructions on testing the temperature, but I didn't see the part about wrapping the meat in foil, etc. Was that a separate video? I'm definitely interested in keeping the meat from overcooking.

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

How long do you cook this for, please? It sounds delicious. Also, what amounts do you use for ingredients? Approximate is okay!

Jan 30, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

Slow cooker newbie needs help!

Could you send the link for that ATK episode, please? Sounds really useful.

Jan 29, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

I'm new to slow cooker cooking -- can you tell me more about what you did to adapt this? Did you toss the chicken with spices and brown? What about pre-cooking the onions and garlic? Did you cut the 1/2 c of water? Did you cook the apricots separately, or add them into the slow cooker?

And the big question: how long did you cook it for? And do you have an old or new cooker? Mine seems to run hot/fast, so the first dish I made in it dried out, to my great disappointment.

Jan 29, 2013
PhillyCook in Home Cooking