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Chiles en Nogada Cooking Class

I WAS ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THIS CONTACT INFO:
Cooking Classes at Casa Harmony Presented by Serena Senior 661 (612) 9090; e-mail: bajajoann@gmail.com.

Oct 17, 2009
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Chiles en Nogada Cooking Class

where is this cooking class and how does one join please?

Oct 16, 2009
tastelessfruit in Mexico

quick Laja question - menu or chef's discretion

SKIP IT!

Sep 26, 2009
tastelessfruit in Mexico

Xtabentun?

i was able to find it in Rosarito, Baja w/out too much effort.
I was told most of the better stuff is shipped out of the country.

Sep 26, 2009
tastelessfruit in Mexico

Rosarito- Es Chiles en Nogado Time?

are there any locals who know a nice place to eat these either here or in Las Playas?
TJ as a last resort................................

Sep 26, 2009
tastelessfruit in Mexico

Rosarito, Baja - Where to Find Good Chorizo?

of course these are questions of individual taste-i've been buying a packaged chorizo at Calimax that suits me and my needs. In the big store it is located between the dairy and the meet counter. its chorizo de res and what i like other than the taste is it comes in a flat rectangle and has no skin thus making it easy to use in many different ways. I'd tell you the name but im out just now.

Sep 18, 2009
tastelessfruit in Mexico

Baja Bound - Looking for restaurants/taco stands in or on the way to San Quintin and San Ignacio

theres a very good seafood stand just south of Rosarito off the toll road at the 2ND pemex exit. if i'm counting correctly it's the 4th and final of the Rosarito exits. after exiting it's a scant block south BAJA TACO JRS. it has a big blue sign and is on the west side of the free road. order the house specialty 'Quesarron'- a cheese and shrimp taco.
more 'easy on/ easy off ' than a macdonalds.
Provecho!!

Mar 31, 2009
tastelessfruit in Mexico

Laja WAY OVERRATED

As i drove home last night on a dangerous mexican backroad I wondered to myself "who in their right mind would do this for so expensive a bad meal?" and i was thrilled to see echoed here all of my disappointments.
Boring Food
Bad Service
Loud Dining Room
Uninspired Decor (both in and out)
Outrageous Prices
Do yourself a favor and take this off the must see list. With the dining scene as improved as it now is in San Diego no one in their right mind would endure the drive and border crossing to eat slimy pork bellies, tough beef and pitifully grown weeds
masquerading as 'sustainably grown vegetables' and surly inattentive help.Pls. someone get these people a decorator, a landscape architect, some fertilizer and a masseur for their cows!

Aug 17, 2008
tastelessfruit in Mexico

Best cooking/food themed movies?

i've seen a new one well worth mentioning:
"Vatel" is a French period film with Depardieu as the title character, a master steward under the crown of King Louis XIV whose job it is to put on feasts and spectacles for the pleasures of royalty. Typical of director Joffe, the film peers deep into the character of Vatel, around whom swirl politicking and wickedness, with such depth and dimension as to make the plot of secondary importance. Replete with sumptuous sets, elegant costuming, and epicurean delights, the film fills the eye and whets the palate as few films can while it paints a portrait of a sensitive and honorable man who makes the supreme sacrifice for dignity.

A superb watch for those into period films painted with delicate brush strokes and subtle nuances.

Jul 08, 2008
tastelessfruit in Food Media & News

Favorite Movies About Food?

there's a glaring omission here i'm happy to be able to pointout.
BIG EDEN a beautifully romanticized love story set in montana
with food acting as it often does as a conveyer of love.
A MUST SEE MOVIE

Oct 20, 2007
tastelessfruit in Food Media & News

William Shakespeare Cookbook

GOOD NEWS for all who showed an interest in this topic-i have at last tracked down not only the recipe but the book itself. which i must say is an extraordinary read and infinitelty interesting. the name is: Dining With William Shakespeare by Madge Corwin, Atheneum Books 1976.

should you be unable to secure a copy here is the recipe for "Curd Fritters"
2 cups cottage cheese
8 egg yolks
1/2 cup all purpose flour
s&p to taste
lightly mix yolks/combine with cheese/lightly fold flour
and thats it! cook slowly on something heavy like cast iron and serve with sprinkled sugar.
cheers-

May 30, 2007
tastelessfruit in Home Cooking

B.A.M. [moved from Manhattan board]

I'll be in town for a visit in late march and would like to dine out either before or after(better)
a visit to The Brooklyn Academy of Music on a sat night. i prefer new young and interesting over traditional in both decor and food.

Mar 19, 2007
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Souffle w/ Baking Powder

thnks candy...

Jan 04, 2007
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Souffle w/ Baking Powder

i never see this suggested in recipes and i was wondering why not? seems like a good idea to me.
is it?

Jan 01, 2007
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Favorite Movies About Food?

as i promised...one more stellar entry
FEAST
last years australian masterpiece.

A MUST SEE! AS I'M CERTAIN YOU'LL AGREE

Aug 21, 2006
tastelessfruit in Food Media & News

best restaurant in san diego

doesnt anyone like 'california cuisine' anymore?

Aug 03, 2006
tastelessfruit in San Diego

William Shakespeare Cookbook

see, its just like i said...very difficult to locate it. i was in a friends private library( he's now passed) when i copied the recipe and i would have to say it was the early 80's. i'm quite sure they were called 'cottage cheese pancakes' which would be a good way to know if you had the right book. (yes i made a mistake! not omelet as i originally posted) THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR SHOWING INTEREST. i too love a good search!

Jul 30, 2006
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William Shakespeare Cookbook

it was a cookbook of dishes eaten in elizabethan times. ive searched everywhere for it and had NO luck whatsoever.

Jul 29, 2006
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William Shakespeare Cookbook

oddly when i search for this thread i find nothing. just reposting to see what happens............

Jul 28, 2006
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cooking schools in mexico

ya lo tengo. mil gracias a usted, diningdiva.

Jul 28, 2006
tastelessfruit in Not About Food

Best Cookbook You Own?

thats not a good thing...you must move on!

Jul 27, 2006
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cooking schools in mexico

this may be the school in DF you referred to:
http://www.arteculinario.com.mx/

Jul 27, 2006
tastelessfruit in Not About Food

Kitchen renovation

you had an excellent kitchen planner and without cost but you failed to heed his advice. so by all means hire someone expensive! i suppose overpaying is the only way to have people value things in our world. how sad..............grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Jul 26, 2006
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cooking schools in mexico

well thanks, thats much better. i do speak spanish- after a fashion, i've visited tepotzlan many times from cuernavaca and i like it, and the df thing sounds promising.
mil gracias.

Jul 26, 2006
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Favorite Movies About Food?

kewl! i'll have to investigate. sounds just my speed!
here you go:
EAT YOUR HEART OUT : a group of young hip la friends living harmoniously in a loft until one is chosen to be a television chef and becomes famous.

Jul 26, 2006
tastelessfruit in Food Media & News

cooking schools in mexico

thanks but the website looked like more of the same old stuff. middle aged women preparing traditional dishes. whose interested in that?? that genre of mexican food is snarly.......i am more interested in knowing what the young imaginative chefs are doing with traditional mexican tastes and ingredients. enough already with the taco, burrito,empenada and tomale!!!!!!!!!guacala!

Jul 26, 2006
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William Shakespeare Cookbook

decades ago i made a 'cottage cheese omellet' from this cookbook and i would love to have the recipe. does anyone happen to have this book? theres a chance it may have been called or had the subtitle 'the elizabethan cookbook'

Jul 26, 2006
tastelessfruit in Home Cooking

Beer Can Chicken -- First try! Any last minute tips?

SKIP IT!

Jul 26, 2006
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Favorite Movies About Food?

well, no one has coaxed me! but i can't keep my mouth shut as this is a rather important topic.
RARE BIRDS the eccentric tale of a restaurant in nova scotia with william hurt starring as chef.
i am betting no one will be able to suggest a movie i havent seen.......but i would be delighted to be turned on to something i MAY have missed.

Jul 26, 2006
tastelessfruit in Food Media & News

cooking schools in mexico

i'd like to visit mexico and attend a SOPHISTICATED cooking school this coming winter.
has anyone had some experience to share? df would be great but im open to other locations as well.

Jul 23, 2006
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