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Newsday calls out Long Island Chowhounds- and justifiably

Just want to mention that LI is a **** expensive place to open a restuarant so if you want Vietnamese good luck. Also, we are not the most ...hmmm.... trying to think of a word...the most "open" people. If I asked some friends to go for dinner in Brentwood, they would think I was crazy. So I have resolved my issue by deciding that Queens and Brooklyn are really part of LI...which they are.

And Erica Marcus does her best to send people to new "ethnic" places.

Re chains, may I sya that Pizza Hut has not survived on LI. So kudos to us, We like the local joint to that cr**. And most chains have a tough time - tell me which chains are thriving??? We're not Florida yet.

Long Island Gyros

Love the seftalia. Excellent. I don;t like locaniko but my husband said it's the real deal.

I never eat _______ out because nobody makes it right but me.

Me too.

Feb 10, 2010
Joanzing in Home Cooking

Really Good Roasted Fish and Leeks

Mmmmmm... gotta make this.

Jan 28, 2010
Joanzing in Home Cooking

Greek Food in Suffolk County?

I like it too. The salad is very nice. East Northprt and Commack are blessed with lots of places. Also Souvlaki Palace on Commack Road.

Pizza size

We call 9" personal, 14" small, 16" large, 18" family and that's what goes in the slice case. We don;t make a 20" though sure that some places do. I'm lucky - on Long Island - so chains don't survive. Family owned survive.

Jan 28, 2010
Joanzing in Not About Food

Pizza size

Yes - the dough will be thinner in the middle so it will dip. Even though it is 18" they're using the same dough weight so it is stretched thinner.

Jan 28, 2010
Joanzing in Not About Food

Pizza size

We drew the size ob the peel. Family (or slice), large, small and personal.

Jan 27, 2010
Joanzing in Not About Food

Pizza size

Well, an 18" pie would be called a "slice" pie in my world. The same dough and whatever cheese and sauce needed....if you wanted that to go we would call it a family pie. This is the pie that would be in the "case". Look at the box your local place uses. I will say since I have been making pies - 1980 - take out lagre are 16 inches.

Jan 27, 2010
Joanzing in Not About Food

Pizza size

I used to be a pizza maker in a place that served NY style pizza. When we made the dough balls, we actually weighed each one. The strecthing does make a difference but not two inches - otherwsie the 14" pie would be very doughy. Pizza boxes don't lie - if your box used to be full and now the pie is two inches from the edge, I'd complain. A 16 inch box is very common and the size is usually written on the bottom of the box.

Jan 25, 2010
Joanzing in Not About Food

Best Beef Stew - Cook's Illustrated Feb 2010

Exactly - re concept vs product but ate this one right up!

Jan 18, 2010
Joanzing in Home Cooking

Best Beef Stew - Cook's Illustrated Feb 2010

I made the Best Beef Stew receipe from the Feb issue of Cook's Illustrated pretty much to the letter. It includes anchovies and salt pork so is unusual. I did not use the gelatin suggested because I had some veal demi so did not need it. It is really delicious and I am not a stew lover. Will definitely make it again.

Jan 18, 2010
Joanzing in Home Cooking

Brunch on North Shore/Huntington Area

I see that Portovivo is offering brunch - http://www.porto-vivo.com/data/pdf/br.... Have not tried but sounds more upscale.

The best thing your school cafeteria served

I attended a boarding school in Ireland during the '70s so picture unpeeled, boiled potatoes, "mystery meat" and stale bread. The highlights were fish fingers (you could trade these for about 2-3 breakfast fruit and cheeses), meatloaf, "tinned spaghetti" and the "glorious" tapioca with jam. We sent it back to the kitchen once and the irate nun returned it and made us eat it. On the other hand we had raw milk, warm from the cow, for corn flakes, real butter, and real apple tarts, gooseberries by the ton, gooseberry wine, a REAL apple tart with homemade puff pastry crust, and tea made in a teapot 4 times a day. PAX.

Nov 10, 2008
Joanzing in General Topics

Best Sandwich in the World

I used to work at 50 Rock and the ean and Deluca there had a turkey, bleu cheese and granny smith apple sandwich on raisin bread that was amazing....

Nov 10, 2008
Joanzing in General Topics

Grinch Themed Office Breakfast - really!

I always thought the who-pudding was like Yorkshire pudding - because it was served with "roast beast".... so maybe popovers...

Nov 10, 2008
Joanzing in Home Cooking