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Does anyone know where to purchase sweetbreads?

I'm looking for preferable fresh sweetbreads. I heard Mollie Stones may have them, but I think they are frozen. If anyone has any sources of where to get them fresh it would be greatly appreciated.

Oct 04, 2009
punk pie in San Francisco Bay Area

Any places to check out in Mitaka??

I will be traveling to Mitaka to go check out the Ghibli museum, and I know the cafe they have there will be packed and full of kiddies. Are there any yummy places to eat around there? I know it's more of a suburban area in Mitaka, but I don't mind a walk.

Jul 04, 2009
punk pie in Japan

Solo diner tips in Tokyo and Kyoto

I have about a week to go until I fly out to Japan. It will be my first time there and I will also be traveling solo. Will it be difficult to find places to dine as one, esp. as a female? I speak very little Japanese but am quite adventurous food wise. Are there and tips and dining recs?

Jul 02, 2009
punk pie in Japan

Grocery Stores in Shinjuku

Can you suggest directions to the place?? Which train to take, etc.
Thanks!!

Jul 02, 2009
punk pie in Japan

Grocery Stores in Shinjuku

Thanks for the rec. I will most definitely check this place out. And you're not alone, I love to spend hours at stores especially stores in foreign countries finding and looking at the out of the ordinary.

Jun 29, 2009
punk pie in Japan

Grocery Stores in Shinjuku

Thanks for the rec. I just looked at their website and it looks beyond belief!!

Jun 29, 2009
punk pie in Japan

Grocery Stores in Shinjuku

I will be staying in Shinjuku for a few nights at a place where I will have a kitchen. I also love to explore grocery stores to find not so common foodstuffs . I know of the depachika and convi stores, but is there a grocery chain that would serve my needs in that area? Thanks!

Jun 28, 2009
punk pie in Japan

Cupcakes are dry. Magnolia Bakery Cookbook.

I've also experienced a dry cupcake when I used Magnolia's recipe through their cook book. I've never been to their shop and after tasting these makes me wonder what is all the hype about them? Or do they mess up their recipes in the book on purpose.

Jan 19, 2009
punk pie in Home Cooking

What to do with lotsa lemons?

Lemon curd, preserved lemons, lemonade - of course!

Jan 19, 2009
punk pie in Home Cooking

Costco Knife set by Kai - Makers of Shun- Similar quality maybe??

Has anyone seen or purchased this knife set from Costco, made by Kai?

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?prodid=11262488&whse=BC&topnav=national&cat=54994&hierPath=89*56625*54920*54994*&lang=en-US

I'm really tempted to purchase this but iffy about the quality, since I haven't seen it at their stores and I think it is only offered online. Of course, Costco has a great return policy, but would still like some feedback or opinions on these knives. They also have a 6 piece global knife set for $349.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product....

Jan 04, 2009
punk pie in Cookware

8th Immortal - great Chinese !

Thanks for the review! I have been finding a reason to try out this place after movng in the neighborhood.

May 21, 2008
punk pie in San Francisco Bay Area

Favorite Brownie/Bars Recipes

Mark Bittman's Simple Brownie Recipe!!

May 21, 2008
punk pie in Home Cooking

Asian steam boat sauces.

Have a variety of sauces and condiments for your guests to mix and create.
You can't go wrong with a mixture of soy, sesame oil, oyster sauce, and sliced Jalapenos.
My fave is to mix some hoisin, chinese satay sauce, cilantro, mixed with a raw egg.

May 18, 2008
punk pie in Home Cooking

I never eat _______ out because nobody makes it right but me.

Breakfast - I like to make my own eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, pancakes, etc. Everywhere I have gone the breakfasts seem really greasy and just rushed through.
If I am at a diner or restaurant in the early morning w/ friends or family I will most likely order a sandwich instead.

May 18, 2008
punk pie in Home Cooking