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Food Idioms

Champagne taste on a beer budget

Sep 02, 2009
Genco in Not About Food

Tipping when taking out food

Servers in sit-downs usually pool tips (another practice I don't believe in) so the dollar or 2 that makes you feel good doesn't amount to much when split amongst the other waitrons, and I would consider it insanity to tip a full 15 or 20 percent for someone just to take my money, and there is just not the involvement and time in processing a takeout vs. table service. I don't buy into the whole unsung hero garbage of wait staff. You want to really help someone, and give a tip to someone who could really use it? How about the poor ecuadorian line cook slaving away 12 hours a day

Aug 19, 2009
Genco in Not About Food

Tipping when taking out food

Do you tip at a place like Mcd's, or a sub chain where they even make the sandwich for you? Of course not...No tip at takeout

Aug 19, 2009
Genco in Not About Food

Bonelli or Petria Olive Oil

I bought Petria a few months ago, mainly because I liked the can. Took a chance, as I had never heard of it either. I found it very similar to Pompeian, my go to olive oil. How much were they asking?

Jun 09, 2009
Genco in General Topics

Help me win a "best burger" cookoff!

I think how it's cooked is way more important than the accessories. Over hardwood charcoal, toasted bun...the rest is fru-fru...But save me as little bacon, Kevin!

May 22, 2009
Genco in Home Cooking

Carvel & Real Soft Serve [split from L.A.]

Soft serve, bleah! And those flavorless carvel cakes that were around when I was growing up. I'd take baskin robbins over ANY softserve anyday

May 15, 2009
Genco in Chains

Chili Cookoffs in CT?

Old thread, I know, but there's a cookoff in Somers tomorrow

May 01, 2009
Genco in Southern New England

Bittman's Herbed Chicken

tahini, sage and tarragon. definitely a little messy, but no more so than a flour, eggwash, breadcrumb coating routine. it's a keeper. made sandwiches from the leftovers yesterday

Feb 02, 2009
Genco in Home Cooking

Bittman's Herbed Chicken

Just watched the video....I'm going to try it tonite!

Jan 30, 2009
Genco in Home Cooking

Good delivered pizza in New Haven, CT?

Good delivered pizza = mutually exclusive. I grew up in the area and know it well, so for pizza's sake, take the walk, air!

Dec 10, 2008
Genco in All New England Archive

80 Licks - Portland, CT

No! Say it isn't so? Where else to get good ice cream around here? And no, soft serve doesn't count, bleah!

Oct 20, 2008
Genco in All New England Archive

To Rinse or Not to Rinse...Chicken

I always rinsed chicken, out of habit, mostly. Then got to thinking recently about cross-contamination, and all, and rationally I see no benefit. I have to say, though, Biscuitboy, when I clean up, everything gets doused with my 'sanitizing solution'. Capful of bleach in one of those industrial type spray bottles, then hot soapy water. Makes me feel better.

Sep 09, 2008
Genco in Home Cooking

Best Steak in CT

Gilbert's in Glastonbury, or my grill in the backyard....Strip or porterhouse, no bland filet!

Jul 15, 2008
Genco in All New England Archive

Hot Sauce in the Fridge?

Mine stay on the shelf above the stove. I would think the cold may dull the flavor?

Jul 15, 2008
Genco in General Topics