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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

I know. Still no reply from EMSA other than that they got my message. It's funny that there seems to be no other mill like this one out there.

Feb 27, 2015
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Meat CSA 2015

I think Shady Pine Farm out of Braintree still does a meat CSA, and delivers shares to Worcester, Ashland, Chelmsford, Billerica and Melrose.

Pie in and around Cape Ann?

If you going for pizza pi, consider Short and Main.

What new spot would you try?

My list for a night like that includes:
Liquid Art House
Asta
Kirkland Tap and Trotter
Journeyman

and the restaurants you've mentioned

Has anyone tried a WokMon?

The ring you see in the first image on Serious Eats is not the Wokmon. The Wokmon is the steel thingee that sits over the burner and directs the flames into a single strong flame up the middle. It was crowdfunded but is now offered on the website, but I think there's a long wait. I've ordered one, but don't expect it till this summer sometime. I'll try to follow up.

Feb 26, 2015
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another suggestion please

Nice suggestion! Could also have the meal at Journeyman there.

Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

I guess if you screwed a ruler into the top of any standard pepper mill and used it as a turning arm you might get similar results.
I still like my mill. It's handy to grab while cooking, for both salt and pepper.

Feb 26, 2015
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another suggestion please

If you're willing to go into Cambridge, how about Kirkland Tap and Trotter? It can be boistrous, but never too loud for a conversation, and terrific food and libations.

Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

So, the male part is attached to the plastic, which allows it to be screwed into the female part, and tighten or loosen it. Here's the photo screwed in. I forgot to use the ruler this time

Feb 26, 2015
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Neapolitan style pizza in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville/...

Gran Gusto, on Sherman St. in Cambridge, near fresh pond.

Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

I'll take the photo later when I get home. The male part is indeed "attached" to the plastic piece, which is what allows one to tighten the fit of the grinder to make a finer grind. This is different from the usual tightenind from the top, presumably because of the turning mechanism. I think its the long arm for turning that allows so much more torque, and thus the large output of the grinder.

Feb 25, 2015
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another suggestion please

How about Row 34? I've been wanting to go there, and that type of night out sounds about right.

Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

You can see the peppercorns because I unscrewed and removed the male part to get the picture. The male part is attached to the platic stem that lets you screw it in and tighten it to change the fineness of the grind, then when the "crank" is turned, the male burr turns within the female part, which holds still. I think that's how most peppermills work, no?

Feb 25, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

Looks like about 20 mm

Feb 25, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

I know! I've been looking around, too, as it would make a nice gift. Can't find it anywhere. Maybe some entrepreneurial Hound will start manufacturing them. I even sent an email to EMSA.

Feb 24, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

I think I got now
Try it again:

http://youtu.be/s-2O_s2hHLg

Sorry about that, I'm new to posting on Youtube

Feb 24, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

You couldn't view it?

Feb 23, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

http://youtu.be/s-2O_s2hHLg

See? First salt, then fine ground pepper, then coarse. Five turns each

Feb 23, 2015
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Shubert Theatre concert ... suggestions for date dinner pre concert?

Agree with all the above, depending on the type of date. With that caveat, also consider the Dumpling Cafe or Penang. I've never gone wrong with a pre theater meal at Teatro.

Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

You swing up the arm, then rotate one arm around the other (hold the bottom arm, and, keeping the "L" shape, spin the top arm around the axis of the bottom), so it turns like a traditional mill, but has the torque advantage of the arm to turn it so you can turn it fast and easy. I really love it! I looked again, and the mechanism for the pepper side is stainless, and for the salt is ceramic (or maybe hard plastic).

Feb 23, 2015
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Should I buy an egg coddler?

I know this is an old thread, and maybe it's been mentioned, but if you put your eggs in that strainer (over the sink) BEFORE you poach them, the loose liquid will run off, and the eggs will poach MUCH cleaner, no strands. I think Kenji Alt champions this method on Serious Eats, and it has worked great for me.

Feb 20, 2015
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Pepper Mill Recommendation Please

Anyone ever seen a salt and pepper mill like this one? One arm swings around the other, and it's the best/fastest mill I've ever owned. It can grind a tablespoon of fine ground pepper in less than 30 seconds, and it stays at whatever grind setting you set it! I think the mechanism is ceramic. It says EMSA on the device, but when I go to their websie, I don't think they make it anymore. I think I found it at Marshall's about 10 years ago.

Feb 20, 2015
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Place in the western 'burbs to sit and talk over dinner

I'd think Lumiere could work. Have you been to 80 Thoreau or Bondir in Concord? I've never felt rushed there. Haven't been to the new Artistry on the Green in Lexington, but it's gotten good reviews and might do.

decent delivery options: Somerville/Medford/Tufts

Maybe she could send her now 8 yr old out to pick up the dinner!

Bars/Restaurants that start with "X" or "Y"?

It's a stretch, but if Xinh Xinh won't work, maybe Legal X at Downtown Crossing could count.

Did anybody grill post blizzard?

No BGE for me, but I do keep my little Weber (Q210, now the Q2100)on my porch. Popped out one of the screen/windows for venting and grilled some wings for the Bowl

Kitchen remodel--floor question

No real opinion on the floor, but do you really want a quartz counter? It's my understanding that no matter how well sealed, there's still a big risk of staining and etching with any sort of acid, say from citrus.

Jan 31, 2015
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shun knives

Love the Shun shears!! Did you get the symmetric or asymmetric shears?
I have the asymmetric ones and love 'em!

Jan 30, 2015
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A Question for the Dragon-Mouths !

That might also account for some of the differences in taste when we eat the chilis. Some use the true Chinese "sky pointing peppers", but they may be hard to find, 'cause I think some use Thai dried chilis.

A Question for the Dragon-Mouths !

You're right, but the dried chilis the OP is talking about having left on the plate are the sky pointing peppers, right?