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Sam Sifton - Roberta's Pizza Recipe

Yup, tried it. Nothing special. And the addition of the 00 flour added nothing to the taste of dough. I've been using Jeff Lehman's recipe and will continue to do so.

Apr 14, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What dessert would you serve after this pasta?

Oh, what a lovely idea! Since I'm definitely going with a lemony dessert, I'm putting this one on my list. There have been some wonderful ideas in this thread :-)

Jan 20, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What dessert would you serve after this pasta?

Wow, really great suggestions here! I love the idea of something lemony after a big meal but the poached pears and/or sorbet sounds lovely as well. Hmmmm, lots to think about!

Jan 19, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

What dessert would you serve after this pasta?

I'm making tagliatelle with braised veal ragu for company. It's a very hearty dish. Can't figure out what type of dessert would be good to serve after such a filling meal. Any ideas?

Jan 19, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Hummus Variations

We love roasted eggplant hummus.

Jan 08, 2014
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Trendy dinner for visitor

Lavo

Dec 26, 2013
TatyanaG in Manhattan

What do you wish you could do that you've never been able to master?

Then go with David Lebovitz recipe: no cold butter, no rolling out, no tears

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2009/05/...

Nov 25, 2013
TatyanaG in Home Cooking
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Urgent - need private room in midtown $125 (or less) per person

I know, but I didn't set the budget. They ended up deciding on a private club. Whew.

Nov 06, 2013
TatyanaG in Manhattan

Urgent - need private room in midtown $125 (or less) per person

I know. That's why I'm asking here. I don't know what else to do. Called a bunch of places, no luck.

Nov 05, 2013
TatyanaG in Manhattan

Urgent - need private room in midtown $125 (or less) per person

Tried. They only have the mezzanine for 30 people.

Nov 05, 2013
TatyanaG in Manhattan

Urgent - need private room in midtown $125 (or less) per person

It's in the village. I need somewhere in midtown.

Nov 05, 2013
TatyanaG in Manhattan

Urgent - need private room in midtown $125 (or less) per person

Urgently need to find a small (about 10 pp) private room in midtown for a business dinner. Caveat: $125 or less per person (all inclusive). Help!

Nov 05, 2013
TatyanaG in Manhattan

Caviar by Internet? -- suggestions please

I ordered two jars 4oz each of paddlefish and hackleback from 911caviar.com. Paddlesh was divine, similar to the real Russian sevruga. Hackleback (while more expensive) was too salty and didn't have any nuances of flavor. I wouldn't buy it again. 4oz of paddlefish cost $68 and 4oz of hackleback $75.50. Shipping was next day and $34. Still cheaper than buying from a store in NYC.

Jan 04, 2013
TatyanaG in General Topics

What dish do you cook that people just rave about?

God, this is fun but hard to narrow down, because my friends and family love when I cook for them (and I love it, too!) I guess some that quickly come to mind are:

Guacamole
Pizza
Zucchini lasagna
Slow-cooked lamb shoulder
Mussel and chorizo soup
Salade nicoise
Potato gratin
Any dessert but esp. cheesecakes, upside-down cakes and crumbs

Jul 11, 2012
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Things you want to try making

Was it a skinless salmon fillet? Without skin it cures too fast. With skin, 3 days is the norm.

Mar 07, 2012
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Top Chef Texas - Ep. #15 - 02/15/12 (Spoilers)

Thank you, huiray! You took the words right out of my mouth. I was fuming the whole time I was watching last night. If they keep doing this in the next season, I'm done with Top Chef. It's humiliating to the contestants and also to us, the viewers.

Feb 17, 2012
TatyanaG in Food Media & News

What Fairway items do you recommend?

Their own smoked salmon. Much tastier than Zabar's and cheaper.

Dec 20, 2011
TatyanaG in Manhattan

Is there a one-dish meal that you can't live without?

Wow, thanks so much! Can't wait to try it!

Nov 03, 2011
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Anyone Else Planning for Thanksgiving Already?

OMG, I, too always make a two potato gratin for TG! You gave me some other great ideas, though. Thanks!

Nov 01, 2011
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Ideas for fruit dessert for Thanksgiving (not pie)

I make this one by Ina Garten and people just go nuts for it (use any apples, omit the pears if you like, but keep the cranberries - they make the sauce a gorgeous pink!):

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Nov 01, 2011
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Is there a one-dish meal that you can't live without?

biondanonima,

Would you share the recipe, please?

Nov 01, 2011
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

what are you making today?

Great thread! I roasted some eggplant today and will make pasta with eggplant, tomato sauce and mozzarella tomorrow. It's a favorite at our house. Today had leftover brocolli with chickpeas and cherry tomatoes and chicken scallopine. There is a roasted chicken and potato dinner planned for a rainy (according to all channels) Friday night :-)

Sep 20, 2011
TatyanaG in Home Cooking

Tarry Lodge - any recent experiences?

Yep, were there for mom's 60th birthday. When reserving, asked for a table upstairs (not on the second floor between kitchen and register) It was a Monday and the (older) guy at the door (who was he and where was the nice hostess?) wanted to seat us downstairs so I reminded him we'd asked for upstairs. He sent a girl to check and she then took us to a table between the kitchen and register, the busy waiter/busboy route. Since it was a special occasion, I wanted to sit in a quieter area and asked her. The old guy came rushing upstairs, gave us a dirty look (meanwhile we're milling about the staircase being in everyone's way) and finally *lets* us have a table where we had originally requested to be seated. This was on a Monday night, mind you and the restaurant was only half full! I don't know who that guy is, but he acted like a major a**hole to us. Service was OK, it was hard to get a hold of the waitress who seemed overwhelmed.

This is the second time we've been to Tarry Lodge and we won't be coming back. I don't appreciate getting "attitude" when I go out to eat - they're in business of providing a service to me, not the other way around.

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Tarry Lodge
18 Mill St, Port Chester, NY 10573

Aug 11, 2011
TatyanaG in New York State (exc. NYC)

Casa Mono - time restraints on dinner

That's the impression we got, too. When we first walked it, it was pouring outside and even though our table was ready he made us stand by the door (being in everyone's way, from the waiters to the customers) until the other two people in our party came in from Bar Jamon (where they were waiting for us). It was so rude and unnecessary.

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Bar Jamon
125 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

Jul 12, 2011
TatyanaG in Manhattan

Casa Mono - time restraints on dinner

We were at Casa Mono this weekend. Ordered a lot of food and wine, yet as we had paid our bill and one of us was still sipping their wine, the manager came over and asked us would we move to Bar Jamon since there were people outside waiting for our table. That request did not sit well with us after what had been a truly memorable meal. What say you: do you think what the manager did was appropriate? Are people only allowed 2 hours to finish their dinner? We certainly were ticked off by it and are not in a rush to return.

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Casa Mono
52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Bar Jamon
125 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

Jul 11, 2011
TatyanaG in Manhattan

35th Birthday Celebration downtown for 2?

You didn't say what type of cuisine s here's a few: La Sirene has a 7 and 9pm reservation available. Dell'anima has a 6pm. Pylos has a 6:15pm. L'Ecole has a 7 and an 8:15pm. Perry St. has any time available. Recette: 6:15pm and 9:30pm. Osteria Morini has a 6:15. Savoy has 7, 7:15, 7:45. Scarpetta is offline, but call them and check.

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Perry Street
176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

Savoy
70 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

Pylos
128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Dell'Anima
38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

La Sirene
558 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

L'Ecole
462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Recette
328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

Osteria Morini
218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Apr 12, 2011
TatyanaG in Manhattan

What is needed to have a well stocked freezer?

I *always* have bread, bagels, croissants, blueberry whole wheat waffles, chicken stock, bacon, chopped herbs, broccoli, Alexia fries, ice cream.

Mar 31, 2011
TatyanaG in General Topics

something like Babbo

FYI, all I meant by "foodie" was that the menu has many unusual items that you would not find in a typical Italian-American restaurant. I didn't mean to suggest that Babbo is the best NY has to offer. In fact, I am yet to have a stellar meal at any of his restaurants.

P.S. I've been to Babbo and never wanted to go back: it didn't "blow my mind" in any way, it was too loud and service was plain obnoxious (A waiter expalined to someone in our party that "a branzino - is a flaky, mediterranean fish." It's become a standing joke for us to this day ;-)

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Mar 31, 2011
TatyanaG in Manhattan

something like Babbo

I've been to both Veritas and Scarpetta and both were lovely. Veritas has an older, sophisticated, quiet vibe. Scarpetta very happening, loud, great food, not pretentious. Have a great birthday!

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Veritas
43 East 20th St., New York, NY 10003

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

Mar 30, 2011
TatyanaG in Manhattan

something like Babbo

I'd go with Maialino, although you said your dad wanted "to take you out to Babbo for your birthday". Babbo is as "foodie" as it gets...

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Mar 30, 2011
TatyanaG in Manhattan