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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

It's funny someone gave me the cake bible decades ago and I have not liked the cakes I've made from it. Always go back to old "granny/auntie/potluck" recipes

May 22, 2015
DGresh in Home Cooking

Masterchef returns with new judge

Agree about the new judge; what a snore. And I am so incredibly sick of "I just want to prove to my kid that a (Latina or fill in the blank) can be a success "
Does anyone actually talk like that?

May 22, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Real Chefs Cook Dumb Recipes,

Yes *that* Nicole !

May 21, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Ramps

I've seen fiddleheads at Adams in Wappingers. Pricy and not very pretty, so I've never bought them.

Elegant way to cover food outdoors?

You see these a lot at breakfast buffets at hotels; I can't IMAGINE they are paying that ridiculous price!

May 12, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

Your first paragraph brings to mind an image of my 3 cats on leashes. THAT would be something! I did (once) see a cat walked on a leash at the Walkway over the Hudson i P'see.

I would guess that the appeal is the two-fer of doing the morning errands and giving the dog his outdoor time. But I've never had a dog.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition!

I rarely buy cookbooks (I usually borrow from the library and photocopy things I'm interested in) but I just bought Bryan Voltaggio's "Home" cookbook. When I'd found I'd bookmarked more than a dozen pages I figured it was worth buying.

No Dogs Allowed at Outdoor Pleasantville Farmers Market

I am not a dog person, am neutral on the dogs (other than when the owners gab with one another and don't notice that their large dogs are blocking traffic), but appreciate the comments from PRogo about what little I see being the tip of the iceberg in terms of disruption.

Anyone watching Chopped All-Stars?

I also thought it was funny how they said things like "cooking competitions" rather than mention Hung's claim to fame as a winner of TC.

May 08, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Anyone watching Chopped All-Stars?

I was at least happy he went back to having two names rather than just calling himself Malarkey. Pretentious and stupid!

May 06, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Favourite Iron Chef America Judge

Is the show dead? I miss it.

May 05, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Fiocche di latte?

cool! But how does it do it without data/wifi?

May 01, 2015
DGresh in Cheese

Fiocche di latte?

yeah when I googled I got a bunch of italian pages; not the very helpful image page (didn't think to specifically ask for images). I have three browsers/searchers on my smart phone; not sure which one I used. Thanks!

It didn't really look like cottage cheese; it was much more "discrete" and not "mushy" which is why it didn't occur to me right off. Now I know!

May 01, 2015
DGresh in Cheese

Fiocche di latte?

Here in Italy and ordered a dish including this. Seemed like little pearls of a very mild cheese. Google did not satisfy my curiosity. What is this and why have I never seen anything like this in the U.S.?

May 01, 2015
DGresh in Cheese

Stuffed mushrooms [Recipe,please]

chopped ham, lots of garlic, and enough softened butter to make a "paste".

Apr 23, 2015
DGresh in Home Cooking

How would you like to be on Top Chef's Restaurant Wars episode this season?

no, Padma's pet charity

Apr 22, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

How would you like to be on Top Chef's Restaurant Wars episode this season?

Just saw that. Went to the site (while fully figuring it was way of my league). I'd love to do RW but no way would I pay that kind of money for it!

Apr 22, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Top Chef Season 13 Is Heading To...

That was Texas too! Amazing that they rolled everything awful (stereotyped "Texas" challenges and ridiculous "Olympic-themed" challenges) into one season!

Pepe's New Haven, Yale Graduation Weekend

Yes the two people in the car I figured was a good idea. Do you mean a long wait as in, "I'd like 4 large pizzas" "Ok that'll be ready in an hour" ?

Apr 20, 2015
DGresh in Southern New England

starving on Food Stamps / SNAP

Plus perhaps being saddled with two part-time crappy jobs with commutes and unpredictable hours.

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News
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Wedding reception food/questions. Professional input welcome....

Sounds great to me! I think it's great to have lots of different options, especially given your constraints. And who doesn't like a hero? (sub? grinder? hogie?)

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in General Topics

Pepe's New Haven, Yale Graduation Weekend

Kiddo is graduating, and we have restaurant reservations for Saturday and Monday nights, but thought that it might be nice to get take out for Sunday and sit around the room and drink lots of wine etc. :)

We'd love to get a bunch of pizzas from Pepe's. Is this feasible for graduation weekend? Do you just order by phone and then go pick up (I've seen the line going around the block for tables-- do you just go in to pick up?)

Any other suggestions if people think I'm nuts to contemplate this? I'm finding that graduation weekend is an EVENT.

Thanks in advance.

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in Southern New England

Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

To each his own, but I have 3 CCs, pay for nearly everything with one, use online banking, online investment, and remote deposit to GREAT convenience. I have had about 4 fraudulent charges in 20 years, they were all removed immediately with no fuss. I've had to change credit cards perhaps 5 times because of the Home Depot/Target thing etc. A pain, but for me I cannot imagine using cash for everything. I have never ever had a problem with a debit card.

Apr 19, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food

How To Become Gluten Intolerant

that's only for Catholics!

Apr 18, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

How To Become Gluten Intolerant

That is very funny. We switched to gluten-free communion bread in our church. NO ONE (except for those gluten-free folks, and probably not even then) likes it.

Apr 17, 2015
DGresh in Food Media & News

Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

Me too. He can't even buy me a christmas present without me seeing where he was shopping :)

Apr 16, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food
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Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

I use Quicken so I see all transactions on all cards whenever I update, which is every day or two. It is very good to be on top of things immediately.

Apr 16, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food
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Top Chef Season 13 Is Heading To...

It's funny, I'm a big TC fan, but when I saw this announcement I couldn't even remember who was in the finale of TC Boston at first. Then I thought, oh yeah, they were in Mexico. Oh yeah, short guy. Tall guy with slick hair. Hmmmmmm. Must have been someone else. Oh yeah, the gal who won. Worked for Michael V.

Guess it was not a super memorable season, at least for me!

Milk spoilage question

I think you may be right there. Yesterday I got a little whiff of that smell from the top of the container, but poured it anyway since it "shouldn't" have been bad, but it tasted fine, even to my "sensitive palate". I'll try to do what you suggest.

Apr 15, 2015
DGresh in General Topics

Market Shoppers: Get out of the quick check out line. You have too many items...

My understanding is that the charge with the rental car is higher than it would be if you do it individually. So before we went over the GG we logged in, gave our license plate number and our CC, the days we wanted it to be in force, and did it that way. But you have to KNOW to do it. Our B&B warned us about it.

Apr 13, 2015
DGresh in Not About Food