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Do I use dry, fresh or roasted shallots in maust-o-museer?

wonderful, thanks! how fine do you grind? to powder, or to small chunks?

(and i have a dear family member named soheila; it's both fun and surreal to see your name here!)

Dec 17, 2014
rose water in Home Cooking

Moving to 129th and Lenox-and I'm vegetarian...

Welcome to the neighborhood!

If you do want to cook for yourself, I highly recommend the Central Harlem CSA (as I did on the link above). Corbin Hill's produce isn't as amazing as Roxbury Farm which supplies the Central Harlem CSA, but you have lots of great options to buy organic beans, dairy, eggs, etc. If you're feeling even more righteous in your food related labor, join the Williamson community gardens (128th and 129th btwn 5th/Lenox) and grown your own.

SO TOTALLY NOT WHAT YOU ASKED!

Uptown veg is delicious, but there's only so much highly flavored/ salt/ oil intensive fake meat one can take. Never been to Island Salad. The steam table soul food places are actually quite good, and I appreciate that both Jacob's and Manna's label whether the collards have meat in them, etc. Red Rooster is great but expensive and not an every day place. Can buy Stumptown coffee at Lenox Coffee. One visit each to Chez Luciene and Harlem Social and not particularly inclined to go back. Could do worse than veggie burgers at Harlem Shake. Wild Olive is a small natural foods-y grocery store that I appreciate having in the neighborhood. Zoma is great, Ethiopian place on 135th is good. Some 116th St Mexican places deliver. Moustache, Cafe Ollin, Patsy's, Jin Ramen, Dinosaur aren't too far away. Dinosaur's veg stuff is great.

The wine shop on 116th and FBD is good and the staff is super helpful.

Dec 17, 2014
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The Red Rooster - anybody been?

I think it's worth going to. The drinks are generally outstanding, food ranges from so-so to really great, the beautiful people are beautiful. But the service can be flakey, and it's on the expensive side. If people go in with understandably high expectations, or concerns about how they're spending their finite $$, I can see how they might be disappointed.

Nov 24, 2014
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Possible to do a foodie-level lunch in UES with 2 toddlers?

Well, if you do, there's the Plaza food court nearby. It has a wide array of food stalls where you can get great lobster rolls, among other things. I find it stressful with children, as it's crowded and the tall stools are tough to come by.

Oct 21, 2014
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The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

fascinating. the poor international market, with exports of such awfulness headed their way!

Sep 10, 2014
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Easy Slow Cooker Peach Crumble

what's the benefit of doing this in the slow cooker over the oven? the major barrier to making crumble for me is actually getting the ingredients together to make the topping. once i have, i can't really imagine waiting 4 hours. and, as others have said, my favorite part is the crisp bits.

Jul 19, 2014
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Hooray for summer markets!

There's a small market at the Moshulu Parkway 4 train stop on Wednesdays. The Amish vendors have amazing, sweet, ripe peaches. Juice dripping all over your face wonderful. And wonderful sweet, crisp kirby cukes. Their tomatoes are meh. The other vendor at the market had nice sugar plums but I haven't sampled yet.

161st St/Grand Concourse market on Tuesdays Red Jacket orchards had sour cherries last week. Swoon! But their apricots and peaches are only okay. Can't wait for their plums.

What are your Bx favorites?

Jul 16, 2014
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First Ave Pierogi Deli - Soon to be a Manhattan Memory

NO! Quick, if you haven't been before, go, get their peirogies. Any idea how well they'd freeze?

This is terrible news!

Jun 24, 2014
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Humanely raised pork?

if you're going to shambles, also get the cornish pasties or other meat pies. ridiculously good.

Jun 02, 2014
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Sahadi's vs. Trader Joe's: bulk prices

It's been a while since I was last at Sahadi's but I've definitely bought farro there. In the bags with the lentils and things right when you walk in the door.

May 20, 2014
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Why.....just why???...........5lbs Gummy Bear

I love that it's listed as gluten free. Really?!

Apr 22, 2014
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Sahadi's vs. Trader Joe's: bulk prices

nope. sahadi's is as inexpensive as it gets, for just about everything.

Apr 09, 2014
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Best Indian in Edison or thereabouts

Red Pepper is awesome, particularly their vegetarian fare. Much less excited about their rubbery flavorless chicken.

Mar 31, 2014
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Kid friendly restaurants

My five year old's favorite (beside pizza, anywhere) is Jin Ramen. We order the good stuff for us, and get her green beans with sesame sauce, edamame, and a side of noodles, tofu and corn. We have come to learn that she will not share their ice cream, topped with red bean paste and crunchy buckwheat bits, and now order ourselves some too.

Mar 25, 2014
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Casual bar/restaurant in the vicinity of W. 110th St.

Lolita's Mexican is divey with pretty good food (112 or 113 and Lenox). Zoma is not particularly divey but has great food.

Mar 25, 2014
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Hidden gems that you don't wanna tell even the closest friend?

Yes, thank you! Do you know how badly I want good Iranian food?

Feb 20, 2014
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Bell's Beer in NYC!

Interesting that it went from being unavailable to ubiquitous. I really like the Smitten ale. We got something else too--maybe the Midwestern Pale Ale(?) that was good too, but not as great as the Smitten. Hmm...$21/6 pack?

Feb 20, 2014
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Bell's Beer in NYC!

Beer geeks have been talking about the arrival of Bell's beer in NYC: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/925856 http://jimleff.blogspot.com/2014/02/b...
and I was pleasantly surprised to see some in the Harlem Fairway last weekend. It is ridiculously good stuff, and has quickly taken me from working-mama-who-is-too-tired-to-drink-alcohol-ever to let's-have-beer-with-dinner-again-tonight-shall-we?

At what other shops have you found Bell's? And which varieties?

Actually, if you do a search on their website, they seem to be all over. http://bellsbeer.com/brands/brand-fin...

Feb 20, 2014
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Amy Ruth's: Anyone been there lately?

interesting. last time i got the fried okra it was nearly inedible. thick batter that suffered from how long it had been sitting around.

i do really like their collards.

Feb 13, 2014
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Dim Sum recommendations?

Family is coming into town for my friend's wedding, and she wants to take them for Dim Sum on a Saturday morning. She had Nom Wah in mind but they don't take reservations. Any Nom Wah-esque suggestions? Thanks!

Feb 03, 2014
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Morningside Hts - recommendable for dinner?

I know it's too late for this time, but for future reference...

Jin Ramen is wonderful.

Legend, a chowhound favorite in Chelsea, has a location at 108 or so and Broadway. My sense from posts here is that it may not be as good as the original; I've only gotten take out from there once, and can't really comment.

If you want to go to Harlem, Zoma is great. I wouldn't recommend the other places along Frederick Douglass in the one teens, as they are generally more expensive and more style than substance than they should be.

Jan 13, 2014
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Where do you buy ground coffee in Manhattan to brew at home?

actually helpful only in the west village location. the aloof hipsters in the EV location are too much.

though i appreciate the prices at porto rico, in the past year either their quality has plummeted or my palate has gotten more discriminating. i've bought way too many burnt beans there to be able to recommend it.

Jan 13, 2014
rose water in Manhattan

Persimmons in NYC (Manhattan)

the fruit cart on 96th btwn lexington and park has good ones

Jan 06, 2014
rose water in Manhattan

What says NYC to you?

Have you been to Zoma in Harlem?

Jan 06, 2014
rose water in Manhattan

Zuni Cafe Cookbook: Eggs/ Starchy Dishes

to resurrect your comment from YEARS ago...my Zuni egg variation has become a staple in our home. i've started frying up bread crumbs and kale together, and frying an egg on top. my five year old, who totally eats greens when they're nice and oily and salty, and marketed right, loves "green eggs"

Jan 06, 2014
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Folks who aren't vegan/vegetarian: your favourite way to eat tofu

i fry up onions or shallots, and a handful or two of whatever greens we have on hand (i'm partial to bitter greens like mustard or arugula), add some turmeric, then add more olive oil, mix in crumbled up drained firm tofu, and let it crisp up on medium high heat.

Dec 09, 2013
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Pregnant and Miserable

And Penzey's sugary little crystallized ginger pieces: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

Dec 09, 2013
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Pregnant and Miserable

what got me through was 1) switching my vitamin (the sugary gummy ones from target i could tolerate, others not so much); 2) eating small amount frequently; 3) high protein snacks--hardboiled egg, almonds, walnuts; 4) bland and straightforward--scrambled egg, oatmeal, plain yogurt with nuts/flax seeds/jam, bananas. This will pass! Good luck!

Dec 04, 2013
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MIddle Eastern downtown

Do you like Moustache? I love their food, and had an event catered by them years ago. They offered more options than on the Moustache menu, and were professional, prompt and great to work with.

Dec 02, 2013
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Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: Desserts and Breads [CoTM Sept 2006 and Nov 2013]

i'm about to make the foccacia, but it calls for 6 1/2 cups of flour to one packet yeast. that seems like a lot. is that right?

hmm, from the interwebz, it seems it might be:
http://www.theculinaryenthusiast.net/...

hounds, what say you?

Nov 24, 2013
rose water in Home Cooking