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Master Chef 8/18 spoilers

yeah, like I go to a restaurant and dream of ordering the chicken breast!

1 day ago
DGresh in Food Media & News

Master Chef 8/18 spoilers

Like this:

1 day ago
DGresh in Food Media & News

Master Chef 8/18 spoilers

Did anyone but me wonder why Cutter and Willie's "delight of a cut of chicken-- that is, a breast" had what looked for all the world like a leg bone sticking out of the side of it? They showed that plate multiple times, and each time it looked to me like there was a drumstick under that breast.

1 day ago
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Duel 8/13 spoilers Chung vs. Williamson

yeah I was confused about that too; and silly me, I thought the one who won the third challenge won 100k. Guess I wasn't paying attention!

I hate the slow mo stuff. I thought the trash talk was just silly stuff, not real, so it didn't really bother me.

Aug 19, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Master Chef US 8/12 discussion - spoiler

I think they also had to be "healthy" so that may have swung it in that direction.

Aug 19, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Bryan Voltaggio faces charges

glad to read no one was hurt. One hopes such a thing can be a wake-up call.

Aug 19, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Farmhouse Rules--a new show on Food Network

I agree, I can't really watch pioneer woman. She's just so dang *nice*! (And I like nice, like Ellen DeG)

Aug 19, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Lunch near Storm King?

Strange; first time I click I get the "free trial offer". Click again (keeping the free trial offer tab up) I get the blog.

Aug 18, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

Lunch near Storm King?

nope

Aug 18, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

The Hudson Room - new restaurant in Peekskill

Interesting menu (once I found it :)).

Aug 18, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

Lunch near Storm King?

No, I get a page that says "14 day free trial on all accounts" and options to sign up for "plus", "unlimited", etc. That is not very helpful to the rest of us.

Aug 17, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

Lunch near Storm King?

that link isn't right: http://www.lacasavicina.com/

Aug 17, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

Ideas needed: beets for someone who hates beets

to be fair, apparently her husband has tried them "once". I think at least one more go-around is not inappropriate.
Beets were one of the two things my parents didn't make us kids eat as kids when they had it (liver was the other). But they were heated-up-from-a-can so no wonder I didn't like them.

While as I said, today they are not my top favorite thing on earth, I will from time to time buy them and do some sort of dish with them. If I had just said "I hate beets 'cause I tried them once" I wouldn't be doing that now.

Aug 17, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking
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Ideas needed: beets for someone who hates beets

it's still good! I am not the world's biggest beet fan, but like them with goat cheese. Something sour really helps I think.
And candied walnuts *never* hurts.

Aug 16, 2014
DGresh in Home Cooking

I had no idea immersion blenders were so dangerous!

at least according to Snopes, this is a legend, not truth.
http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/cr...

Aug 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Farmhouse Rules--a new show on Food Network

I agree. I love Ina, asked for her latest cookbook for Christmas. She's not exactly svelte, and her weight has nothing to do with her talent as an on-air personality.

Aug 16, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Best wording to offer chef services as a gift to bride & groom

I think this is a far better idea. It could be for their one month, six month, or one year anniversary. All the stops: whatever fancy gourmet food they love but perhaps can't afford.

Aug 16, 2014
DGresh in Not About Food

Charleston Dining Notes: Husk, Cru, Poogan’s, FIG, Jestine’s, Circa 1886, High Cotton, SNOB and more

We were looking for a place for dinner for 5 and happened upon your review; we ended up at Cru and it was wonderful. We were looking for an early dinner as we were driving back to Hilton Head after. Had a 5:30 reservation but changed it to 5:00 just an hour or so before as the teens were getting antsy. They sat us at the high top near the door (a bit of a struggle for my 84 year old FIL but he was ok) and I had a nice view of the kitchen.

We all really enjoyed our meals; I can only comment on mine, which was the Thai seafood risotto. It was very flavorful, and I know this is a cliche, but the single scallop was cooked so perfectly that I just wanted to eat it in tiny bites. Along with the scallop there were a half dozen mussels, 4 or 5 shrimp, and generous portions of salmon and another sort of fish.

The place is small, so it's clear that you really need reservations; people were almost lining up at the door at the 5:00 opening time.

Aug 16, 2014
DGresh in Southeast

Inn at Pound Ridge open

indeed!

Aug 15, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

and he recognizes the powdered garlic, powdered onion, and paprika that those guys throw in the big cooking pot.

Aug 14, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Inn at Pound Ridge open

This line in the recent Times review was enough to tell me I don't belong here (not the clothing; the cars): "Waiters wear plaid shirts and dungarees in a near caricature of the country bumpkin, while swift valets park the Teslas and Maseratis."

Aug 14, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

Ny wedding restaurant 125 people

You could try this place: http://www.golfhollowbrook.com/Weddin...

I went to a wedding of (I think) about that size a couple of years ago and it is a nice setting. I don't know, but would imagine, it would be within your budget.

Aug 13, 2014
DGresh in New York State (exc. NYC)

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

This was one of my favorites: "The margherita pizzette ($10), soft as a Parker House roll and covered with mozzarella that had the pale-yellow color and elusive flavor of processed cheese, might have come from the children’s menu of any restaurant in America except an Italian one. "

Aug 13, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

NY Times Review of Giada's Las Vegas restaurant. Ouch

Not that I'm surprised. Why anyone would think that a decent FN personality is necessarily a destination-restaurant restaurateur is beyond me.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/din...

Aug 13, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

I happened across Demaris giving tips on making popcorn (I know, not rocket science) but she gave some ideas I hadn't heard before on how to do it the old-fashioned way without burning it. (I use an air popper)

Aug 12, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

I just skimmed it. A lot of very vulgar sexual talk, and talking about f'ing (assaulting) a current FN star in an extremely crude way.

Aug 11, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Next Food Network Star -finale (spoilers)

tend to think it was number 1.

So what is his skeleton in the closet?

Aug 11, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Food Network Star July 27 - Spoilers

agree in theory with your last sentence, but it is so far from what he actually did on his "pilot". He showed a dish of food, then made something absolutely completely different that it "reminded him of"

Aug 10, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

The Hundred-Foot Journey: restaurant-themed Helen Mirren film

From that review it sounds like it has rather little to do with the (rather fun) book.

Aug 09, 2014
DGresh in Food Media & News

Phishing and Virus Warnings on the Chow Site

I got that too (yesterday), also using Webroot. It happened a couple of times, then stopped happening.

Aug 09, 2014
DGresh in Site Talk