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Burger - Time to Start Another Report

Best burger in Manhattan is to be found at___________ (fill in the blank)

Mar 15, 2010
Hookcookman in Manhattan

Steamer Ring?

Further thanks to Miss Priss. A decade-long search ended! Were she a neighbor and a beanie, I would offer one of my seven cassoulets. My Christmas pudding preparation time will be cut by 80% and she will be in my thoughts with much gratitude.

Jan 13, 2010
Hookcookman in Cookware

Steamer Ring?

Bingo! It, they, eluded a determined search. Thanks ever so much:

Jan 04, 2010
Hookcookman in Cookware

Steamer Ring?

I seek a small round tripod ring to keep a pudding bowl off the bottom surface of a pot during steaming. I have two, bought long ago, so I know they exist. Any suggestions?

Dec 29, 2009
Hookcookman in Cookware

Just Lost My Dione Lucas Paring Knife - HELP!!

Lost! - Got an extra?

Oct 01, 2009
Hookcookman in Cookware

Just Lost My Dione Lucas Paring Knife - HELP!!

I am bereft, needy and lonely. Can Anyone rescue me?

Sep 28, 2009
Hookcookman in Cookware

One Night Back in Philadelphia after 45 Years - Bec Fin?

After many years' absence, back for one night. Now too old for cheesesteak - where to eat?

Sep 17, 2009
Hookcookman in Pennsylvania

Beef Cut Quandary

Very informative and thanks to you all. I searched far and wide for flap steak, found it at Niman and was shocked by the price. Searched further and La Cense, an outfit in Dillon, Montana, finally came to my search engine; bought the steak(s), they arrived two days ago, we had one last night: absolutely superb, one of the best pieces of beef I have ever had. I recommend this source highly.

Aug 06, 2009
Hookcookman in Home Cooking

GRILLED BEEF + GREENS?

I once had a dish of rare grilled beef served over spicy geens. Superb. At the time Jamie Oliver's name was mentioned. Does this ring a bell with anyone? How much would I like some guidance.

Jul 30, 2009
Hookcookman in Home Cooking

Beef Cut Quandary

I thank you all ever so much for such seemingly informed responses. So little time to try them all!

Jul 30, 2009
Hookcookman in Home Cooking

Beef Cut Quandary

My meat experience was mostly in France. Do you know if this is what is called the bavette? If so, it is common there, often appearing as the house steak or bifteck.
Thanks so much for the tip.

Jul 24, 2009
Hookcookman in Home Cooking

Beef Cut Quandary

Which cut of beef is recommended - best combination of flavor and tenderness - for searing, slicing thin and serving over greens (arugula, watercress and the like)? Flank steak?

Jul 24, 2009
Hookcookman in Home Cooking

Providence on a Summer Sunday Night

I'm looking for a good dining experience not too far from Brown. Any recommendations?

Worth a Visit in New Haven?

A weekday evening there is so far unplanned. Anything really interesting?

Upper West Side Lobster?

From time to time I have seen advertised in the NYT a restaurant that offers large lobsters at a more than reasonable price. Now that I have a chance to avail myself of this pleasure, the name escapes me. Can anyone help?

Jun 16, 2009
Hookcookman in Manhattan

Hispanic Food Supplies in Portsmouth, N.H.?

Most welcomed: info about source of Hispanic foodstuffs - masa, enchilada sauce, tortillas, crema, Goya products in Portsmouth. Strangely, Goya does not respond to inquiries.

Ottawa - Hispanic Cooking Supplies?

Any suggestions for sources of basic Hispanic cooking supplies, including range of Goya products? Masa, fresh tortillas, tomatillas, chilis, crema and the like. Is there an Hispanic grocery store?

Rice - Internet Site

I have lost the address of a site that offered an extensive choice of rices from around the world. Ring a bell with anyone? The question confuses messrs. Google

Nov 06, 2008
Hookcookman in General Topics

Has Anyone Ordered from Omaha Steaks?

Take advantage of frequent sales and occasional free shipping to stock up on very decent burgers for your freezer and for meatloaf. Hot Dogs and Bratwursts in the freezer are also good resources for lazy nights..

Nov 06, 2008
Hookcookman in General Topics

Haute Cuisine in Montréal?

The restaurants I was referring to were visited in the late 50's and 60's, and the most recent the original Four Seasons on Montreal. I have lived in New York and Europe most of the time since - the latter with still a fair number of restaurants in the classic style - high quality and variety of ingredients, skill in preparation, professionalism in service. While never chock-a-block, there was a fair number in these two cities and I wondered if any had survived. Doesn't look good!

Haute Cuisine in Montréal?

Are there any temples gastronomiques in Montréal? I seek classic cuisine, meticulously prepared and professionally served. Both Montréal and Quebec City had such restaurants at one time; are they a thing of the past? Do I search in vain?

Quebec City

A vivid memory of more years ago than most can count is of several restaurants in Q.C. in the great classic French tradition. Do any remain? I hope to travel there around Christmas.