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Great dining in Carmel/Monterey/Pacific Grove?

1844 is very good. Fifi's is a favorite. Just a cozy bistro. The C is the tastiest food by the aquarium.

Mar 15, 2014
cwodtke in California

Grilled PadrĂ³n Peppers

kick it up a notch with cherry tomatoes and prosciutto (sorry originally posted it on shishito, but this is where this link belongs...) The calvin trillian article on them is awesome as well.

Aug 29, 2012
cwodtke in Recipes

Grilled Shishito Peppers

if you want to get fancy, try adding cherry tomatoes and prosciutto.. rocks

Aug 29, 2012
cwodtke in Recipes

How long can I store raw steaks in the fridge?

Sorry I named the sides wrongly, as some googling showed me. It's what i was taught; we can't all be raised by bobby flay./;) This helped seems the tenderloin did indeed suffer form age, and got mushy. However the NY side was tasty. And honestly, I think it was two weeks. (rolls eyes).

Aug 29, 2012
cwodtke in Home Cooking

How long can I store raw steaks in the fridge?

Life intervened and I kept a 2 inch thick cut porterhouse in my fridge for a week and half (I think) in a ziplock, in the back of the fridge but not the meat drawer. Weirdly, the filet is a dark brown, while the NY side is still reddish. it smells mildly gamey. the fillet side is much softer than the other. So.. cook it all? trim it? throw it out?

Aug 29, 2012
cwodtke in Home Cooking

How long will eggs last in the fridge?

Any truth to the old tale that bad eggs float in water?

Aug 12, 2012
cwodtke in Home Cooking

Merida? Worth the trip or not?

I LOVE Merida, and the drive with stops in not only Vallodolid, but also Izamal which is a yellow city. Follow link, look at pictures, fall in love.

The slow route is very slow, but you see real Mexican towns. The fast route is fast and pricey (I think 80 bucks for toll road) and apparently it gets so hot and fast you see a lot of blown tires.

Merida downtown is a cozy, welcoming and lovely as any place on earth. It's also one of the safest cities in mexico. Be sure to go for a day trip to Uxmal... less crowded and significantly more beautiful than Chitzen Itza.

You can tell I love it.

My only issue is the local fare varies from awesome to scarey. Because of dutch settlers, there is this dish that is a stuffed gouda cheese with ground beef and raisins... shudder. But there is always Cochinita Pibil to cheer you up!

I have not found an awesome place to eat in Merida proper though. Frida's was good, but I think it's gone down hill. Ideas?

Jun 16, 2012
cwodtke in Mexico

Le Sanctuaire (molecular gastronomy cooking supply store) opening in San Francisco

I see this is quite an old thread, so Baume in Palo Alto is not mentioned. But ti seems to me a lot of the techniques are getting commonplace in all the good places; I've seen them at Cyrus and Manresa recently.

Must eats in Koh Samui, Thailand

The best food I've had so far I cooked myself at SITCA in Chaweng beach, Koh Samui... it's also my favorite cooking school in thailand so far.

Kaiseki in Kyoto

I've been searching around, and am looking for advice on experiencing kaiseki in Kyoto (or Tokyo) but preferably at Y20000 rather than Y40000. I'm staying in muko, but i assume i can get a taxi somewhere for great eating!

Mar 31, 2012
cwodtke in Japan

Big Daddy's House Premieres Sunday

I'm disappointed because I enjoyed Adam's premise, and would have watched it. It's fun to see him chat with viewers. The rest-- eh.

Jul 30, 2008
cwodtke in Food Media & News

Bourdain, Keller, And That French Place Where You Wash Clothes...

I ate in a fine dining place in oussera in morrocco (the name escapes me, it was 8 years ago). There were several rooms all surrounding and looking onto a courtyard with a fountain with rose petals floating in it. You started in one room, had a plate, then moved to the next room, had a plate, and so on for four rooms, then finally you sat at a dining room and had five more courses. It was odd, but I liked it. I would have liked to go back into room rotation for dessert as well.

Jul 03, 2008
cwodtke in Food Media & News


I wish it was possible to embed photos in the post... yours are great!


What's needed here are some photos:
enjoy (and it really is all about the cauliflower, which is probably all about the butter.)