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uncooked bacon?

Tee hee... I wasn't being serious, more of a survey (like "eating dry pasta" - which is suprisingly popular).

But what about lardo?

I looked at this lardo recipe, it uses maybe twice the amount of nitrite as bacon/ham.

http://honest-food.net/wild-game/wild...

@cuevamanos

about 2 hours ago
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

As you say, it's not raw pork, it's cured.

Looking at this ag site, while ham and dried bacon use the same amount of nitrite in curing other bacon uses 50% less... so I suppose they're often not the same.

http://meat.tamu.edu/ansc-307-honors/...

@cuevamanos

about 2 hours ago
steinpilz in General Topics

uncooked bacon?

Is uncooked bacon the same thing as ham, just a different cut? I had some under-cooked bacon this morning and I was wondering about this.

Have any Chowhounds tried uncooked bacon?

Would you try an uncooked bacon and cheese sandwich? A bacon croque monsieur or croque madame?

@cuevamanos

about 11 hours ago
steinpilz in General Topics

Some questions for my NJ friends about our home board...

I've noticed this also for the Boston board, since 2006. Maybe people moved on to Twitter, but I've also stopped commenting often on blogs... my web surfing has become more varied as good choices have increased. Maybe the bad economy has kept people from exploring restaurants as much?

@cuevamanos

Jan 27, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Best sources for variety of chili peppers?

I'd say that Harvest Market at Central Square is pretty good for dried chilis, but they're not there anymore. Sigh.

@cuevosmanos

Jan 26, 2015
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

6 Months of Terrible Food Since Relocating to Rahway, NJ

I'll second Rasoi on Oak Tree Road

http://rasoiindianrestaurant.com/raso...

I'll add:

Harvest Moon Brewery, New Brunswick

http://www.harvestmoonbrewery.com/

Wonder Seafood (Chinese), Edison

http://www.yelp.com/biz/wonder-seafoo...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/nyr...

Here's a Chow thread on Edison Chinese restaurants:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8358...

@cuevamanos

Jan 24, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Clam Pizza in NJ

Anywhere around Point Pleasant? One of the big surf clam producers.

http://www.swedesdock.com/surfhist.sht

@cuevamanos

Jan 21, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

fish?

I like Wharfside in Point Pleasant for steamers and fried clams but they also have a variety of fish and lobster, it's particularly nice in the summer.

http://www.wharfsidenj.com/

@cuevamanos

Jan 05, 2015
steinpilz in New Jersey

Cooked and Peeled Chestnuts

Just today I saw them at Shop Right in the produce section (in a paper carton type packaging) and in Williams Sonoma in a jar.

@cuevamanos

Dec 28, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Mas Portell Smoked Paprika

I happened to see Mas Portell pimenton on Amazon just now:

http://www.amazon.com/Bittersweet-Pim...

@cuevamanos

Dec 27, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Looking for Craft Beer Restaurant halfway between Stockton and Point Pleasant Beach

I was going to recommend Basill T's in Red Bank which has long made their own beers but they've gone out of business, too bad!

They're an Italian bistro now, Birravino, and still do make craft beers as well as having many on bottles:

http://birravino.com/

@cuevamanos

Dec 20, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Feast of the Seven Fishes, updated suggestions

I don't have a true Italian suggestion, but I have done sushi for Seven Fishes and enjoyed it!

@cuevamanos

Dec 12, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Where can I buy caviar in Monmouth County?

I've bought caviar at The Bottle Shop in Spring Lake.

http://www.bottleshop.com/

@cuevamanos

Dec 11, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Resorts, not cities, with great food

I actually found Ubud on Google maps street view, very thoroughly covered, looks nice.

@cuevamanos

Dec 07, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

Resorts, not cities, with great food

Carnac looks great, I was in Roskoff once and really liked it.

How long is the drive from London?

@cuevamanos

Dec 01, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

Resorts, not cities, with great food

I've been to Keystone, my first ski resort, didn't go to the Alpenglow Stube since I was on a budget. I really like the mountains in Colorado, there's even a WholeFoods market near Aspen for survival.

@cuevamanos

Dec 01, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

Resorts, not cities, with great food

I've read great things about Cornwall, thanks also for the Australian suggestions. Haven't been to either area, how do they compare re: population size?

@cuevamanos

Nov 29, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

Resorts, not cities, with great food

Why would you recommend staying slightly inland? Are prices high on Mallorca, is meat local?

I was really meaning small resort towns, rather than larger cities (or specific resort hotels).

@cuevamanos

Nov 29, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

Resorts, not cities, with great food

I wonder what places in the world you 'Hounds might recommend that have great food

- not cities but resort towns: mountain, seaside, or elsewhere

- not only restaurants but especially markets, produce and seafood, and also micro-brews and wine.

I'm actually having a hard time with this, I have traveled a bit. Maybe Burlington Vt. for beer and cheese, and some New England coastal towns - for lobsters, oysters, and clams.

Thanks!

@cuevamanos

Nov 29, 2014
steinpilz in General Topics

Roast goose

Kobuta, have you ever seen swan in a US Chinese BBQ place?

@cuevamanos

Nov 26, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Roast goose

I've cooked it maybe half a dozen times and it makes for a fun event.

If you're thinking of cooking goose remember to take the oil out of the pan periodically as it smokes (you need a big roasting pan). Putting water in the pan is very helpful fom the pan fills up.

One goose produces around a gallon of fat, which can be frozen and used for roasting potatoes!

@cuevamanos

Nov 24, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Rye bread?

I'll have to try Sauerkraut Rye, the onion rye that I mentioned is great. I've heard that lemon (rind)rye is also very good.

@cuevamanos

Nov 21, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Hello Chestnuts!

I soak them in water for a few hours, then make a slice throught the skin, and then roast for maybe 30 minutes around 350F.

There are different ways to slice throught the shell, the flat side or round side, vertically or horizontally.

I prefer horizontally on the round side as it makes it easy to peel off the shell.

Here's a picture:

http://portuguesediner.com/tiamaria/w...

@cuevamanos

Nov 21, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Rye bread?

If you like to bake I'll recommend Junior's Onion Rye. I've been making it weekly, it's fabulous.

http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/...

@cuevamanos

Nov 17, 2014
steinpilz in Greater Boston Area

Are any NJ Japanese restaurants actually run by Japanese?

I'll plug Mitsuwa market in Edgewater, genuine Japanese with a large and very popular food court (~10 take out restaurants).

Also great produce, fish, sushi, sake, etc... to take home. There's a bus every 30 min or so from the Port Authority in NYC.

http://www.mitsuwa.com/locations/edge...

@cuevamanos

Nov 14, 2014
steinpilz in New Jersey

Fresh Sea Beans?

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

@cuevamanos

Oct 30, 2014
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