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are you a kitchen collector??

can't repair? do we no longer have tinkers, tinsmiths and 110V soldering irons?

about 13 hours ago
hill food in Cookware

Rokeach gefilte fish in large cans

my question isn't about it canned, mine is about the quantity - that's a lot of fish.

sorry but it does beg the question.

about 17 hours ago
hill food in Greater Boston Area

Dinner recommendations for Rolla, MO area?

update - International Market/Cafe closed and has re-opened as Sawadee Thai (yes! SE Asian in Rolla! - tonifi, can you believe it?)

took my nephew to lunch there today and while I've had better, it wasn't half bad, we had the egg rolls and the Drunken Noodles (he'd never had Thai before so I think he just got it because I did - he gets points for trying) the rolls had a good crunch and while the noodles might have been more adventurous were not too shabby, not greasy, could have used more heat and basil, but as they post on their FB page, they only make it into STL for bulk ingredients while they're closed on Mondays and sometimes run short on basil later in the week.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sawade...

1 day ago
hill food in Great Plains

Help finalizing restaurants, deserts, cocktail/speakeasy, as well as opinions on SF staples

Morrisey named cocktails:
"I'll have a 'Girlfriend in a Coma' on the rocks please"

"umm yeah, uhh we want 3 shots of 'Handsome Devil' and a half-pitcher of 'Oscillate Wildly' yes, with extra salt on the rims. thanks"

I scoff but am amused by the idea.

frying new potatos

old mealy potatoes fry better. they develop a different starch content.

new ones I roast/broil in olive oil for that crispy factor.

your GM?

Sep 19, 2014
hill food in Home Cooking

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

I'll buy into that. people forget that immigration is not built of any single group. sure maybe more from this area and next year more from that one, point being: the US is/was not the only destination.

Sep 19, 2014
hill food in General Topics

basting brushes?

I use cheap paintbrushes from the hardware store, inspecting the food for loose bristles, and either chuck them in the DW or in the trash after a few uses (I know it's wasteful but they weren't made to last and I lead a small carbon footprint life).

Sep 19, 2014
hill food in Cookware

ISO, Sweet BBQ Mop Sauce for Pork but Sugar Free

getting it thin is the easy part, violently whisk in water. although I wonder what Chinese black vinegar might do to the flavor.

getting it thick would be the problem.

Sep 19, 2014
hill food in Special Diets

Capitol Bacon Fest vs. Washington DC VegFest

they should have set up right next to each other and made the most of the juxtaposition (bacon sited downwind of course)

Cioppino - love the dish, the pronunciation is driving me nuts

I never joke.

Sep 18, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Why does NJ/NYC area have the best pizza?

the West coast does have lousy bagels and only a few good pizzas, but rightfully claims killer baguettes, batard and boules (and not just sourdough).

DC has the best injeera.

why NY/NJ nails pizza and bagels? water makes as much or more sense than anything. talent, interest and ingredients can be found anywhere.

Sep 18, 2014
hill food in New Jersey

Restaurant or bar with a view?

http://therivercafe.com/

water level - usually doesn't get any lower than that and the view doesn't get better unless you want to book a helicopter.

not particularly trendy, been around for years (what was that movie? oh yeah Terms of Endearment) but quite the setting.

Sep 18, 2014
hill food in Manhattan

9 of the Most Underrated Dishes at Japanese Restaurants

since ya have to squint to see that tiny bit of rice under the nigiri, if one were to only skim the photos (am I making an editorial criticism about the writer's involvement?) I can understand why maybe it was mistaken for sashimi.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Features

Cioppino - love the dish, the pronunciation is driving me nuts

actually it's pronounced 'see-yo-p'piƱo'

everyone forgets the glottal stop and the tilde. anybody tells you different and you're being gaslighted.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food
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Steam Egg

ahh I understand now, - not unfreeze, just let warm a bit. OK I'm with you now. sounds like something I'd like to try.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Home Cooking

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

good call Caroline.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in General Topics

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

fX2 - yes it either wasn't diagnosed or wasn't spoken of (outsider status, that's like wearing mismatched socks without a care in the world)

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

hmmm cranberry rice krispie treats.

hush, I'm thinking...

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

this is why I don't travel anymore, even the smallest pleasures are denied.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Cioppino - love the dish, the pronunciation is driving me nuts

your friend has cultivated a wide pool of very polite acquaintances.

Steam Egg

it's the part about unfreezing the eggs that stumped me. the rest I can puzzle out.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Home Cooking

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

I did say 'proven' not simply a perceived threat.

until the threat is proven, it is sort of hard to respond to, an anxious parent or care-giver is hard to dissuade from caution.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

and the Malaysian dad of a friend once explained, the fin itself doesn't add much flavor, only texture. in his tradition the distinctive flavor is supplied by a few drops of human urine and knowing KK, I honestly don't think he was kidding.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

I spent a morning once in SF going from restaurant to restaurant looking to buy maybe 20 of the smallest ones (4-6 ounces?) to fill with a few token gifts for a client lunch, took me forever and could only find the pint+ size ones. I got some weird looks that AM. (yeah coulda called a restaurant supply house, but we didn't need a gross)

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in General Topics
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Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

no eggs in Spain - wow that would be quite difficult to achieve, it'd be like no pork in Iowa.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

good point chowser - although I still like TDQ's idea about the source of the list, if there is a problem down the road due to someone's 'brown-bag' lunch, the school has already played the 'CYA' card and stated their position. it possibly is more a result of our litigious society than any true concern for the children.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

TDQ - "Or maybe the list of 20 items from a school is from 10 different children (or members of the staff!) who have two life-threatening allergies each or 6 different kids (or staff members) who have three life-threatening allergies each"

that and your others (like over-taxed parents) are valid points to be considered.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

Janet o'Reno - the sentence about the Grandmother? not that my opinion matters much, but I don't find it harsh. any parent's job is to protect and nurture and if there's a proven allergen it does have to be avoided at all costs.

if I, as the uncle, routinely exposed my nieces and nephews to foods they can't (or shouldn't or just don't want to) eat and insisted anyway, I'd like to be told why the visits are being cut short or off, I'd understand I needed to shape up.

I blame the rise in allergies on GMO crops and over-use of antibiotics, but that's a somewhat different topic.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

Kids and Allergies - long and a bit of a rant.

breadchick - every era has its sins. when I was in junior high the girls seemed to find an unnatural appeal in gobs of violent blue or green eyeshadow and frosted lip gloss. and speaking of allergens, my sister had a bad skin reaction to the cheap crap she could afford on her allowance.

most of the guys parted their hair down the middle with an almost surgical precision and feathered back the sides.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Not About Food

9 of the Most Underrated Dishes at Japanese Restaurants

oh please, while it ought be correctly labeled, call it what you want, I'm asking for seconds.

Sep 17, 2014
hill food in Features