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Fresh Sea Beans?

I'd love to know this also, maybe Whole Foods somewhere. Maybe also info about local harvesting.

@cuevamanos

about 15 hours ago
steinpilz in New Jersey

Matsutake Mushrooms in Boston area???

Sorry, thanks!

Oct 14, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Matsutake Mushrooms in Boston area???

I'm actually living in NJ at the moment so I was going by their Twitter account activity.

Went to Mitsuwa Market, by NYC, this week and got two nice matsutakes for $9... struggled with some worries that they were from Japan.

Very interesting to hear from opinionatedchef (below) that there are matsutake growers in PA.

@cuevamanos

Oct 13, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Matsutake Mushrooms in Boston area???

I'm reminded that people shouldn't buy mushrooms from Japan as they concentrate radioactivity and Fukushima makes that a problem.

http://dissensus-japan.blogspot.com/2...

(same for dried porcini from eastern Europe because of Chernobyl

)

We won't see matsutakes from Japan but buying shitake probably isn't good.

US west coast mushrooms could be alright.

@cuevamanos

Oct 07, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Matsutake Mushrooms in Boston area???

Kotobukiya Market at Porter Square was always the go-to place for everything Japanese. They've moved to Medford, now named Ebusiya, that's the first place I'd look.

http://www.ebisuyamarket.com/

There was a great Japanese fish market in Alston named Sakanaya that also had Matsutake but I don't think they're in business now.

https://twitter.com/SakanayaBoston

I've also ordered matsutake from Oregon and been very happy with what I was sent.

https://www.oregonmushrooms.com/

I tried to get the River Street Whole Foods to order matsutakes, they're good for exotic mushrooms, but was not successful (probably as matustakes are expensive).

@cuevamanos

Oct 03, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Bar Boulud

Sounds great!

Are those mushrooms in your second pic? What kind were they and how were they prepared?

@cuevamanos

Sep 25, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Where to find Turmeric Leaves?

I haven't cooked with turmeric leaves, but you might call Shalimar India Foods and Spices in Central Square. I've gotten curry leaves there and they could also have turmeric.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/shalimar-indi...

@cuevamanos

Sep 19, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Fresh farmed Yellowtail?

Try Ebusiya in Medford, a Japanese market with a long history (formerly Kotobukiya in Porter Square), selling a wide variety of fish for sushi and other Japanese cooking styles.

http://www.ebisuyamarket.com./

@cuevamanos

Sep 09, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Best cheese selection at a market??

The ShopRight by Manasquan isn't bad, aside from lots of inexpensive American cheddar and Swiss they have a variety of Brie/blue/and goat cheeses and other things like Pierre Robert, Manchego, Cotswalds(w/scallions), Compte, Huntsman, Gouda, Emmentaler/Jarlsburg, etc....

I've also had Epoisses, Explorateur, and Brilliant Savarin from Wegmans by Asbury Park, they've a bigger variety than ShopRight.

@cuevamanos

Aug 03, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Looking for the Best Northern NJ Cheese Shops

Another one not in north NJ, if you're at the beach Bay Head has a nice cheese shop.

https://www.facebook.com/BayHeadChees...

@cuevamanos

Jul 25, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Any special MA or NE foods to look for try out/buy?

Beer of course, maybe cheese - try Formaggio Kitchen or the River Street (Cambridge) Whole Foods. There are also good local breads for your beer and cheese (Clear Flour, Iggy's).

http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/

@cuevamanos

Jul 24, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Oysters in Monmouth/Ocean?

Here's the Grand Central Oyster Bar menu, btw, posted daily!

http://www.oysterbarny.com/pdf/dailym...

Jul 18, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Oysters in Monmouth/Ocean?

Wharfside in Point Pleasant is nice for seafood-by-the -water:

http://www.wharfsidenj.com/

The ShopRight outside Brielle has recently had a variety of oysters including Blupoints and Kumamotos

http://www.shoprite.com/pd/stores/NJ/...

@cuevamanos

Jul 18, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Pubs for World cup viewing downtown.

Phoenix Landing was good for Argentina (and some others but I'm vague now), The Field good for England (now out of course), and Grafton Street was pretty good for many countries.

@cuevamanos

Jun 27, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

The Best of the Best: An Ongoing Thread

Looking for a crab pie recipe (thanks to this thread) I saw that Jimmy's Steer House in Arlington has a popular one:

http://www.jimmysarlington.net/wp-con...

@cuevamanos

Jun 24, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Finding the Seaweed Used in Japanese Seaweed Salad

Has anyone heard of gathering/foraging local seaweed or seen local seaweed in restaurants?

I do now see that there is one company in Maine:

https://www.seaveg.com/shop/

@cuevamanos

Jun 18, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

good food in strange places

The closest things I can think of, not in NJ unfortunately, are:

- the raw onions, saltines, and cheddar at McSorely's in NYC

- the octopus at Monks Cafe in Philly (why don't they leave the suckers on?).

Maybe strange food in good places for both cases.

@castorpman

Jun 18, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Pubs for World cup viewing downtown.

I've watched the World Cup at the Field, Phoenix Landing, and Grafton Street in Harvard Square.

All were great fun with enthsiastic fans from many countries, Phoenix Landing is a bit of a dump and Grafton Street relatively upscale of course.

There are also very enthusiastic places in the North End, I only went there once and don't remember the names.

@cuevamanos

Jun 11, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Which Boston-Cambridge restaurants have been around since the 1980s?

Don't really know the stockbroker side, though I do remember a great sushi place around State St-Atlantic Ave. I'll add No-name, Black Rose, Regina Pizzaria, Addis (Ababa - Central Square), Redbones (+ lots of other classic old ones that I never went to).

@cuevamanos

May 05, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Soft shell crabs

The Shop-Right in Manasquan/Brielle has had some, from somewhere down south I suppose.

@cuevamanos

May 01, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Fried oysters ? Red Bank area?

My only comment is "always eat them whole."

@cuevamanos

Apr 30, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Boston's most famous contribution to the food world?

This is the one that I was thinking of, Julia Child is also a good one.

@cuevamanos

Apr 29, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

30 Yrs of Michael's Deli?

I didn't have a problem with Michael either.

@cuevamanos

Apr 15, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Best place for fried seafood/fisherman's platter?

I actually like Legal's and Salty Dog, other ones I'll suggest are No-Name, Dolphin, and Moulton's:

http://www.nonamerestaurant.com/

http://www.dolphinseafood.com/

http://moultons.net/

@cuevamanos

Apr 13, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Looking for Laksa? Go West, Young Woman

A also tried the NONH laska twice after a good Chowhound review, the seafood was cooked well and in good portions and the flavour good. I didn't check the stock separately however, good idea!

@cuevamanos

Mar 25, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Shad roe

I think shad roe begins to become available now from southern Atlantic states

http://griftonshadfestival.com/

but the big NE festivals are around April/May

http://www.shadfest.com/

http://www.riverkeeper.org/news-event...

@cuevamanos

Mar 15, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

The strange white growths inside my espresso maker

How often do we look inside the teapot, rather than the coffee maker? When my Mom occasionally has the teapot dry out over a low burner horrible stuff comes out when washing it!

@cuevamanos

Feb 25, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce - Where to Buy?

I've bought both the red and green varieties at the Twin Cities Plaza Shaw's (off McGrath Highway in Somerville).

@cuevamanos

Jan 16, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Brewery type setting needed for 30th bday party

There's also the Triumph Brewing Co. in Princeton, great beers and brewpub atmosphere.

http://www.triumphbrewing.com/princeton/

@cuevamanos

Jan 14, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Long layover in Newark (EWR) - go to Ironbound or eat in the airport

You could also take the airport shuttle to the Amtrak trains, take the train to Newark Penn Station, then walk/taxi to the Ironbound section - or then take a PATH train to Jersey City/Hoboken.

http://www.panynj.gov/path/maps-sched...

@cuevamanos

Jan 08, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey