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I'll miss you Joan

That quote is a "take" on a quote from a needlepointed pillow that was made by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. It sat on her sofa in Wash. D.C. until her death in the later part of the 20th century.

Sep 14, 2014
robt5265 in Food Media & News
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lemon bars

whatever recipe you finally choose, be sure to use only freshly squeezed lemon juice NOT bottled. It will make a very big difference.

Sep 12, 2014
robt5265 in Home Cooking

The Best Gefilte Fish

It probably is very authentic considering that pretty much the only vegetables that do well in the area where the dish originated are root vegetables. It would add a more subtle sweetness that sugar wouldn't.

Sep 01, 2014
robt5265 in Home Cooking

Looking for a good source for Lamb in O'Fallon, IL

Straub's Supermarket in the Central West End of St. Louis is a superb source for lamb. It is approx. 7 miles west off hwy 40 from the riverfront.

Aug 09, 2014
robt5265 in Great Plains

St Louis recommendations (potential relocation)

Lester's is on Clayton Rd.

Aug 08, 2014
robt5265 in Great Plains

Boars Head Prosciutto Question

Volpi prosciutto out of St. Louis, Missouri is a very good domestic product. It has won many awards for its meats through the years it has been in existence. I know they ship all over the country. volpifoods.com

Jul 26, 2014
robt5265 in General Topics

What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2! [old]

Today a fresh red plum crisp.

Chesterfield, MO - Lunch Options?

I would recommend Protzel's Deli on Wydown in Clayton by far over Carl's.

Jun 24, 2014
robt5265 in Great Plains

Not your mother's Gefilte fish

I got into a discussion with a relative about this jarred version of ground fish. I asked, 'would you eat a hamburger floating in a jar of jelatinous liquid?' The answer was no.

Apr 15, 2014
robt5265 in Home Cooking

How do you eat your grapefruit?

barrel cut and then cut into supremes

Apr 15, 2014
robt5265 in General Topics

Whatever happened to pressed ham??

why would anyone want such an unnatural and processed piece of fake meat?

why would anyone want such an unnatural and totally processed piece of what was at one time in another life actually part of a pigs leg?

Apr 10, 2014
robt5265 in General Topics

Eating pizza or burger w/ knife and fork

In my experience traveling in Europe, pizza is rarely sliced and therefore requires a knife and fork.

Apr 08, 2014
robt5265 in Not About Food

Addressing people by gender at a restaurant

or yous guys

Mar 26, 2014
robt5265 in Not About Food

butchers in st louis

there are no real "pork stores" as you would find in the east and in other countries. Finding a store with a real butcher is almost impossible. We have an excellent local family owned small chain named Straub's. There are four locations, and they all have several butchers on duty at all times. Prime beef and heirloom pork and excellent fish and seafood are always available. I highly recommend this 100 year old plus first rate market.

Mar 26, 2014
robt5265 in Great Plains

Relative always ruins good food

I would probably tell her that 'today we're having it my way'. On the other hand, having lived in Mexico for a number of years, I have never seen guacamole with garlic or without tomatoes and Serrano or Jalapeno chiles.

Florida Candy

Heavenly Hash, I believe...

Feb 26, 2014
robt5265 in General Topics
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Gross Food From the 1950s

BRAVO!!

Feb 26, 2014
robt5265 in General Topics

A look at the Paula Dean Cruise

This is one of the funniest things I have ever read.!

Fava beans

I have prepared fresh fava beans and that skin needs to be removed after the first cooking , to remove the beans from the pod. Then proceed to cook the shelled and skinned bean with a second cooking. Rather labor intensive.

Jan 11, 2014
robt5265 in Home Cooking

If you had to forever CUT OUT one food/beverage that you feel you currently "can't live without", what would it be ?

Pixie-Stix

Jan 08, 2014
robt5265 in General Topics

Fresh vs. sprouted garlic

It also helps to know where it is from. It's best to buy garlic from the U.S. or Mexico. It will usually be fresher and better than garlic from China, where much of our garlic comes from.

Dec 31, 2013
robt5265 in General Topics

Other than Asian cuisines, what other cuisines have "fish balls"

Although not "ball" shaped, the classic French Quenelle could for sure be included in this list.

Nov 06, 2013
robt5265 in General Topics

St Louis: Anthonino's Taverna

What does DDD mean?

Oct 13, 2013
robt5265 in Great Plains

Saffron from Iran

I'm surprised it wasn't confiscated by customs. Bringing anything from Iran into the U.S. is illegal I thought.

Oct 05, 2013
robt5265 in General Topics

Fabri Fruit Syrups.

Looking for syrups, not fruit in syrup.

Oct 04, 2013
robt5265 in General Topics

Fabri Fruit Syrups.

Does anyone know where in the U.S. to buy Fabri Fruit Syrups? They are imported from Italy.

Oct 03, 2013
robt5265 in General Topics

Julia's Beef Bourguignon

I agree with others that the frozen pearl onions are the only option for the number of guests. I also feel that 4-5 ozs. of meat per serving is more than adequate. Remember you have mushrooms and onions also, all on noodles. The wine need not be top drawer, this is for charity...if anyone cares they will keep quite. I have been doing this professionally for 34 years...trust me.

Sep 27, 2013
robt5265 in Home Cooking

Mina Harissa Paste - thoughts?

Is anyone familiar with the DEA brand, in a tube and made in France? Wondering what your thoughts are.

Sep 27, 2013
robt5265 in Home Cooking

Puerto Vallarta restaurant "help wanted"

the buffet on certain days at Hacienda Alemana is good, not great, but good. It's something different to do if you are there for a while, especially with a group.

Sep 25, 2013
robt5265 in Mexico

What is your definition of a good chicken pot pie?

Maybe add some sliced sauted mushrooms and a small bit of dry Sherry to the sauce.

Sep 20, 2013
robt5265 in Home Cooking