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Chocolate babka made with butter not palm oil

Nov 23, 2014
meatme in Manhattan
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Fairway Cheese Departments, c. 2014

Do any of the NYC Fairway stores have good cheese departments these days, in terms of selection, freshness, and helpful and knowledgeable sales staff?

Cheese at the flagship UWS store remains crammed into a narrow, congested aisle, with much of the product pre-cut and packaged in plastic, which was anathema to Mr. Jenkins when he wrote his Primer.

Is Zabar's any better?

Nov 22, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

Making yogurt from Lactaid milk

Have you tried Green Valley Organics yogurt? It's lactose-free, organic, and made from the milk of grass-fed cows...all the right buzzwords. The only downside is that it's not full-fat, meaning that there's pectin added for texture; otherwise, there are no adulterants. Pectin is SCD illegal but FODMAP-elimination compliant (per Kate Scarlata).

You can drain it for an hour or two, Greek-style, which allegedly also significantly reduces the amount of residual simpler sugars into which the lactose is converted by the lactase enzyme.

Nov 10, 2014
meatme in Special Diets

Best All-Natural, No Sugar Added Peanut Butter Brand

Beware: Big Spoon contains honey, which is an added sugar, and coconut oil

Sep 23, 2014
meatme in General Topics

site forgetting "read" posts

Same here. Chrome.

Aug 27, 2014
meatme in Site Talk
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where can i buy shishito peppers?

That sounds about right. Lani's and Bodhitree offer similar produce and share a common heritage.

Aug 05, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

where can i buy shishito peppers?

Between Bodhitree and Lani's, you can get them at the Union Square greenmarket four days a week.

Aug 05, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

Best restaurants in NYC for Bone Marrow?

Minetta Tavern.

Apr 16, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

What happened to East River Bread and their lovely bagels?

Apr 15, 2014
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Searching for Crabmeat Au Gratin in NYC or NJ

menupages.com has a Find-a-Food search, which might help if you don't get any first-hand recommendations here.

Mar 20, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

Run, Don't Walk -- Orwasher's Corn Rye, Only Available in March

Mar 15, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

Chef Christian Delouvrier at La Mangeoire

That sounds really promising. Is Chef Delouvrier actually in the kitchen, or does he just design the menu and consult? If the answer is that he's there sometimes, is there any noticeable difference in the quality of the food?

Mar 05, 2014
meatme in Manhattan

The Arepa Lady Moves Indoors

<<Agreed. But that was the other son.>>

At the time, wasn't the Manhattan place reported to be the daughter's project? For example, from New York Magazine:

"Fortunately, in the case of Dominick De Marco, proprietor of Brooklyn’s celebrated Di Fara Pizza in Midwood, his daughter Maggie's move to Manhattan means extending the family tradition, not leaving it...Papa is surely quite proud of his daughter's debut."

http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

I thought of that because I remember wanting to try her lasagna, but it wasn't available the couple of times I stopped in.

Feb 19, 2014
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Food Quests Board

If voting cause replies to move up or down on the page, then the fact that already-read replies aren't collapsed will mean much rereading (per the OP's point "A," above). Very not good.

Feb 15, 2014
meatme in Site Talk

Food Quests Board

It's Chow's implementation of the much-requested "ignore" feature, only the results are, in a way, made public.

Feb 15, 2014
meatme in Site Talk

Seeking Babka - non-chocolate

Yesterday's special was cinnamon-raisin.

Dec 14, 2013
meatme in Outer Boroughs

A CT BBQ comparison (weigh in with your favorites!)

Have you ever visited the Pig Trip site? It has a directory of pretty much every BBQ place in the Northeast and detailed reviews of most.

http://www.pigtrip.net
http://www.pigtrip.net/Directory-main...

Seeking Babka - non-chocolate

No cinnamon. The current special is pumpkin.

Dec 06, 2013
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Seeking Babka - non-chocolate

I've had it only once, but the babka at Strauss's, 5115 13th Ave, in Brooklyn, reminded me two years ago of the babka of my youth.

Nov 30, 2013
meatme in Outer Boroughs

Funny font appearance

Here too, and really annoying. MSIE 8, 10, and 11.

Nov 17, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

What happened to the Outer Boroughs board?

<<The only reason I did not report it here is that the error message specifically says
" The CHOW team has been notified and will check it out."

If that message is not accurate, someone might want to reconsider that auto-response.>>

+1 to that and still waiting for the board to reappear.

Aug 12, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Best everyday pan?

"Being anti-Made in China seems so chic in some circles."

As I recall, these were complaints about the quality of the Chinese-made version of a specific pan.

Condescension about attitudes "in some circles" wouln't seem to be a pertinent response.

Jul 11, 2013
meatme in Cookware

Collapsed post blurbs are not text

Same here.

Using MSIE 10 on a collapsed version of this thread, a Ctrl+F search for:

- "Jacquilynne" or "about" or "hours" -- that is, the user name or the date/time of collapsed posts -- highlights all occurrences and skips to them in proper sequence.

- "frequently" or "browsers" -- that is, text in the collapsed posts -- neither highlights nor skips to them.

Can you get this fixed ASAP? Thanks.

Jul 09, 2013
meatme in Site Talk

Perkins Pies (roadside pie lady) in Bar Harbor/Mt. Desert Island, Maine

You'll find many posts on this board praising Amy's pies above all others.

Jun 29, 2013
meatme in Northern New England

Amy's Pies

2013 sighting confirmed at Fresh off the Farm in Rockport per their Facebook page:

Amy just delivered some fresh Amy's homemade PIES!
Large and single serving!
plus cake and muffins

Jun 07, 2013
meatme in Northern New England

Amy's Pies

Bumping this for the 2013 season...

Does anyone have additional current sources of Amy's pies, especially places that might serve them by the slice?

Jun 05, 2013
meatme in Northern New England

JOE'S DAIRY CLOSED for retail.

Thanks.

It's shown currently on the Ideal web site, though it will be sad to see it suffocating in plastic wrap in a cold case.

http://www.idealcheese.com/smokedmozz...

May 14, 2013
meatme in Manhattan

JOE'S DAIRY CLOSED for retail.

The article states that their wholesale business will remain open. Does anyone know of a store that sells Joe's mozzarella, in particular the smoked?

May 13, 2013
meatme in Manhattan

Accidental burning in Caphalon pot/how to clean

Mar 16, 2013
meatme in Cookware

Avatar change released Tuesday, Feb 5

Microsoft continues to provide security updates for IE8, and (tens of?) millions of Windows XP users, particularly in corporate environments, have no alternative browser available.

<<It's only good sense to use updated software/browsers that have the latest fixes when you're maintaining a site with hundreds of thousands of peoples' data.>>

This refer to corporations that doggedly stick with XP/IE8 and not to Chow's decision to drop IE8 support, right?

Feb 06, 2013
meatme in Site Talk