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Where does Market Basket chicken come from?

The other side of the road

about 4 hours ago
justbeingpolite in Greater Boston Area

How are these restaurants?

I went to Akinto, and liked it very much. No problem with noise or decor.

Alone but not lonely: Technivorm "one cup" vs. Bonavita 5 coffeemaker

What about the Cuisinart DGB-1? Grinds beans and makes a single cup. Saw it on sale for $59

http://view.newsletter.rakuten.com/?j...

Jul 01, 2015
justbeingpolite in Cookware

Really good hardwood charcoal in Lexington area?

The Ace Hardware (Moison?) in the Stop and Shop Plaza in Bedford carries the Komodo Joe brand of lump hardwood, which seems to be of good quality.

Also, not for nothing, but I think the Whole Foods hardwood is made for them by Cowboy.

Seoul Kitchen in Westford-Anyone Been?

Went for lunch with high expectations. I have to admit to being a little disappointed. The food seemed a little westernized. I had bibimbap, no cruncy rice at the bottom (I think the Korean version is called Nurungji?) which was a real loss. Also the gochujang seemed to lack much in the way of spice. Maybe just a one time bad dish, but a bad omen. I'll probably try again, maybe just bulgogi next time.

5 yr anniversary 4th of July

All good ideas, some way pricier than others, if that matters.
Have you been to Select Oyster Bar yet? That's one I really want to try out.

list your favorite kitchen gadgets

True that. I cook and smoke, but neither bake nor charcute much. So there you go. Got a precision circulator recently. Think I'll need a scale for any application of that?

I do, however, love my new precise Thermapen.

Jun 26, 2015
justbeingpolite in Cookware

list your favorite kitchen gadgets

And that's the one I don't have/need

Jun 25, 2015
justbeingpolite in Cookware

Mellow?

Anyone heard of this new sous vide device? Kind of cool. It includes a refrigeration unit, so you drop in the bag of meat in the morning, and it keeps it refrigerated till 3, say, then starts heating and sous viding, so it's just done when you get home.

https://cookmellow.com/?utm_source=fb...

Jun 25, 2015
justbeingpolite in Cookware

meat thermometer - instant vs leave-in

I know I bumped another thread, but those following this thread might be interested in another 24hour sale of Thermapens for 76.80

http://www.thermoworks.com/specials/a...

Jun 23, 2015
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Thermapen: Where to get the best price?

Bumping this thread because they're having another of their 24hr sales on Thermapen for $76.80

http://www.thermoworks.com/specials/a...

Jun 23, 2015
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What gadgets/cookware would you have in an efficiency apt? (my list) (kid leaving in fall)

Wow! What an awful dad! No anti-griddle to make late night frozen treats for his friends? And you can't send a torch? The sushi he makes will be so pedestrian without it, to say nothing of his sous vide medallions of veal.
Ah, well, the Spartan college dorm life, I guess.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Just seeing what you might like. It's been a long while, but I remember enjoying a meal at Maggiano's. gasp

Spaghetti & Meatballs

OK. Probably no spaghetti and meatballs, and more pricey, but how about a seat at the nearby Erbaluce?

Spaghetti & Meatballs

What if they offered you a reserved table at Rino's instead?

Japanese chef's knife: Tojiro DP or something else?

Amazon

Jun 18, 2015
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Japanese chef's knife: Tojiro DP or something else?

The 240 is currently $61.41

Jun 18, 2015
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Japanese chef's knife: Tojiro DP or something else?

Just thought I'd bump this thread to mention that the 210mm Tojiro DP Gyuto is now selling on Amazon for 49.98. With Prime and free shipping, that's hard to beat!

Jun 17, 2015
justbeingpolite in Cookware

Is my wok carbon steel or non-stick coated?

Wait, what?!? Don't do that! I'm with you, CK, it looks like a beautifully seasoned carbon steel wok. Hard to tell from the photos, though. I'd try CK's test (the paper towel, not the vinegar), or bring it to a friend who does a lot of wok cooking and see if they salivate.

Jun 17, 2015
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Difficulty lighting my gas grill

Possibly, but what if there's a web in there acting like a "ball valve"? It blocks the tube and lets no gas through, until fiddling with the gas et al flips the web open and it runs fine until it's turned off again?

Difficulty lighting my gas grill

That's what I was thinking. They also make "venturi cleaneers", flexible wires with brushes on the end, to get into the venturi. I'd give that a try.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/in...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_r_Y...

Anova One sous vide cooker for $99 at Amazon

Used my Precision for the first time yesterday, after originally getting this Anova One deal for $99, then realizing I'd ordered the 220V model and returning it. Got the Father's Day deal (the same as today's) for the Precision. Made a 2" Strip steak (Prime, bought at Costco)at 129.5 degrees for 3 hours, then seared it in a cast iron skillet.
Wow!! So tender, and cooked evenly crust to crust. Never been able to do anything like it on a stovetop or grill! I'll have to try a salmon next, but... Wow!

Jun 15, 2015
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Itchy skate wing question and possible Roche Bros. downhill alert

I agree. Sounds more like a contact dermatitis (think poison ivy) reaction to something on (or in) the skate. I recall once having my eyes swell up after cleaning shrimp, then touching my eyes, a reaction, but not an allergy, to something in or on the shrimp. Sounds more like that.

Modern Kitchen Outfitting on a Budget

Sorry, thought it was supposed to be through June 12

Jun 02, 2015
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Fantasy Question for Boston Old Timers

Panache, circa 1978
Biba, around 1984
The original Legal Seafood, when you paid your check before the meal

Modern Kitchen Outfitting on a Budget

You saw the sale on the Anova One sou vide at Amazon. Pick out the $199 Anova, then put the code ANOVAONE in as you purchase and it's $99.

Jun 01, 2015
justbeingpolite in Cookware

I'm Looking to Buy a Manual Citrus Juicer

Anybody use the Inoveee hand juicer?
I've been thinking of getting one and have seen some good reviews.

http://innoveehome.com/products/

Jun 01, 2015
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What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

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Dinner this Sunday: Erbaluce or...?

Good choice

What did Y'all Grill this Weekend?

I don't think so. It's not that heavy. Probably aluminum. Vintage is circa 1975-1980 I think.