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Mas Portell Smoked Paprika

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

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

@cuevamanos

about 1 hour ago
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

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