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Our 1st time in Paris!! Want to do it right!!

And I always thought that donkey piss tasted like Kronenberg.

Sep 25, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France

OrGREENic Cookware?

But the chicken didn't stick!

Sep 24, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Cookware

Our 1st time in Paris!! Want to do it right!!

Mile is from the Latin mille passuum (don't trust my Latin spelling; it's been 50 years), or 1000 paces. A Roman pace was two steps, so 30,000 steps is 15 miles.

Sep 23, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France

Lookign for quick lunch place between Roman Forum and Piazza Barberini

If I remember correctly, the metro has a stop at the Colosseum and the train goes to P. Barberini. Or take a cab. Grab panini at one of the shops on P. Barberini and you're done. By the way, Osteria Barberini is just a short walk off the Piazza and has really good food for dinner (reservations required).

Sep 14, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Italy

I have a Corning Ware crock pot model SC5038. It works great but the knob broke. Does anyone know where I could just get the knob?

Forget it. Just go to the home store/hardware store and get a wooden furniture drawer knob and a stainless steel wood screw of the right size. I reused the rubber grommet that sealed the original's hole.

Sep 12, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Cookware

Site prone to crashing on every browser. Why?

It might be an ad or type of ad that only appears sometimes. Can you ad-block, or turn off flash, or take other actions that would help determine which intermittent piece of software is choking your system?

Sep 07, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Site Talk

David Lebovitz Has Updated His Paris Pastry Ap

Sep 04, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France

David Lebovitz Has Updated His Paris Pastry Ap

David Lebovitz has updated his Paris Pastry ap, and it's only 99 cents until Friday. Sorry my link copier failed but you can find it on the Apple Store.

Sep 03, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France

Are bagels "a thing" now?

OK, I'll . . . er . . . bite: What does a snail pizza taste like? Is it a waste of snails or a waste of pizza?

Sep 02, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France

Site prone to crashing on every browser. Why?

Chrome with adblocker.

Sep 01, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Site Talk

Are bagels "a thing" now?

I assume you are referring to bagel-shaped bready things, not the delicious hand rolled boiled before baking dense chewy true bagel.

Aug 31, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France
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Where Were the Shad?

There are no real mongers of fish or anything else near me. How about a shout out on this thread next spring when they first appear and the thread will pop up on my profile warning me to search further afield.

Where Were the Shad?

That's awful. I suspect in future I shall only have shad in my memories.

Where Were the Shad?

See my previous reply.

Where Were the Shad?

I know. I just realized I hadn't seen any this last spring nor the one before. Spring used to be shad season. So I was wondering if anyone knew where they went.

OrGREENic Cookware?

Let me get this straight. They are selling a nonstick pan that requires seasoning to make it nonstick. What part of non-stick did they miss?

Aug 24, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Cookware

Where Were the Shad?

There used to be shad in season (New York, New England, etc area). It came boned and there was shad roe. One of my favorite fishes, but expensive. Then there was only whole unboned shad, cheap and inedible due to bones. The roe was still available. For the last few years, nothing. No roe or shad at the market.

Is all the shad going to restaurants? Or are they just another environmental misfortune?

Are thin, tough, gristly steaks the norm in France?

I blame it on 4 years of high school with 18 minute lunch periods.

Aug 22, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France
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When did Salami get so expensive???

Go to any Kosher deli. Pay extra for the hard dry.

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

Pasta, or a banana, or a yoghurt. If all else fails, a Snickers!

Summer 2014 Yard/Estate/Tag Sale Scores

You are exactly right. I have a very old 1/3 of such a set, purchased by my late grandmother when my mother was a child. When my grandmother's two daughters got married, each got a pot. I inherited my mother's. The handle is long gone. My mother told me that the set was sold door to door as a way to cook 3 things on one burner, just as you surmised. In our house my mother used it solely for stovetop baked potatoes. I have it now as an heirloom. Mine has a "Club" brand mark.

Aug 17, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Cookware

Fascinating cooking tips and advice

I'm reading. Just found the one on using a can opener to cut those [deleted] plastic clam shell packages. Brilliant!

Aug 12, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Home Cooking

Fascinating cooking tips and advice

The Janie Stick has a soft chalk based material that is a lot better than plain chalk. It's cheap, effective, and has been in my travel kit for a zillion years.

http://www.amazon.com/Janie-50101-Sti...

The powder brushes out, no washing needed.

Transporting wine and spirits in car for 6 hours

Styrofoam cooler, plastic wheeled cooler with fancy handles, you name it. I got a big styrofoam box my doctor was throwing out after the vaccines were delivered, keep it in my car trunk to bring stuff back from the supermarket. YMMV.

Aug 10, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Wine

Is Legal Sea Foods a chain?

I agree on the boats. Not a bad job of recollection after 40 years in non-immediate memory, after all!

Aug 09, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Chains

Battered Fries. Are they french fries?

There are a number of places around here that offer sweet potato fries. They are always limp, uncrispy, sad things unlike their regular fries. Then, last week, we tried a place and the sweet potato fries were crispy and good, due to a very light coating. I approve for sweet potatoes, not for regular.

Is Legal Sea Foods a chain?

You mean back when you went to the fish counter, picked a piece, said broiled or fried, chose a seat at a picnic table, and got your fish with fries, cole slaw, and a plastic fork on a paper plate? Where a grad student could eat out on an NSF stipend? That legal Seafood?

Aug 09, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Chains
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Transporting wine and spirits in car for 6 hours

Keep the bottles in an insulated box in the air conditioned car. The insulation will greatly slow any possible heat infiltration into the bottles. If you are truly paranoid, throw some ziplocks of ice in with the bottles.

Aug 09, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Wine

"Grade-A Rice Bowl" article shows as "related" on damn near every board!

Well, it shows up as related on this thread, so the algorithm is correct occasionally.

Is it as annoying as the "Trending now" threads listing years old columns by long ago fired columnists?

Aug 09, 2014
therealdoctorlew in Site Talk

What foods unavailable in US not to miss in France?

1+ for Friture (typo fixing)
Delicious!

Aug 05, 2014
therealdoctorlew in France