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What's The Oldest Thing You Cook In/With?

I have older things but my 1950 jiffy juicer is used alot-whenever I come across one at an estate sale etc -I buy it for a friend-great item and its 9 years older than I am.

Jul 07, 2011
Tucsongal in Cookware

Anyone been to El Saguarito on Prince/Campbell, Tucson?

I went the first week it opened the food is the same as it was when they had the restaurant on the northwest side. It's good but I've noticed that the food isnt very temperature hot, which I noticed at their old place-maybe they cook it then put it on a cold plate-my cheese was barely melted but flavors were good, unfortunetely there is alot of competition and I have places I like better.

Jul 05, 2011
Tucsongal in Southwest

Tucson - Fish market?

I havent been there in years but Rodriquez was always good- I think they supply some the restaurants here.

Jun 18, 2011
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Do I need a new food Processor?

I think if it is easy to use and clean I would use it for alot of things but i'm not sure-because Ive not very experienced using one. Do you really like the elite better? It's a big jump in price but
I like quality products

Jun 14, 2011
Tucsongal in Cookware

Do I need a new food Processor?

Certain times of the year I make quite a few-we had a bad frost (in Arizona-who knew!) so I lost my sonoran lime tree (great sub for key limes) and a giant lemon tree so probably less pies now but I cook alot and sometimes cater

Jun 14, 2011
Tucsongal in Cookware

Do I need a new food Processor?

I have a 20 year old Cuisinart , it is in like new condition because it is such a pain to use-the bowl has to connect just right and it takes an enormous amount of strength and a couple of tries to do so,. It is easier to do by hand. I am thinking about the 12 cup kitchenaid architect series on sale 179.00 w/ a bunch of accessories. The main reason I think I want it is for pie dough and the new styles look easier to operate. This one has the 3 nesting bowls which seem handy-It is alot of money and I would need to use it frequently to justify the purchase.What are your thoughts?

Jun 14, 2011
Tucsongal in Cookware

Nick Stellino & Friends...

I'm a fan and I don't think I'm alone-check out the prices on his out of print cookbooks-if you can find them.

Jun 11, 2011
Tucsongal in Food Media & News

Another new Creuset shade: Spinach - at Crate & Barrel

I'm not only old enough to remember avocado, our extra refrigerator in the garage is avocado-over 40 years old still runs like a champ and even has the trendy bottom freezer !! I still have an avocado crockpot ( I hide it when company comes over) that being said, I'm not a fan of the new spinach color and wont be buying it, though as an interior designer by trade I can say- that color has been trending in for the last 2 years-this year in alot of outdoor fabrics so It will probably be around for awhile

Feb 24, 2011
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1st trip to Le Creuset outlet- WOW

They have Tuesday Morning stores in Phoenix and 2 in Tucson lately I havent seen any LC but last spring they had some pieces in a burgundy color

Jan 27, 2011
Tucsongal in Cookware

1st trip to Le Creuset outlet- WOW

I would call them if you need a specific piece. The Arizona outlet has dijon, flame,red,dune,carribean,kiwi,, the new blue that looks like azure to me-they had the azure and citron on sale. I dont remember seeing white and no cassis. I bought the saucier, the grill pan and the buffet. The grill pan was citron so it was 40% 0ff then she gave me 20%off the saucier and 40% 0ff the buffet-she considered it 5 pieces because they counted the 2 lids as pieces which suprised me. They had the Azure tea kettles for $29.99 then they gave me a scratch off discount card for Feb. I was only looking for cast iron but they had specials on other Le Creuset products also

Jan 26, 2011
Tucsongal in Cookware

1st trip to Le Creuset outlet- WOW

After hearing about the outlets from Chowhounders I made the 2+ hour drive and was glad I did. At first I didnt think the prices were that great ( about the same as a sale at our local cooking shops) but after looking around a bit I really liked the selection-overwhelming really- I realized they had a 40% off rack plus this month they had Azure Blue 30% off and if you bought a couple of pieces you got an extra 40% off your next piece of whichever was the most expensive. Needless to say it was an expensive trip but I love my new pieces ! Once you are in their system you get notices of specials and reasonable shipping-they had seconds and 1st quality items and when I can afford it I will go back

Jan 26, 2011
Tucsongal in Cookware

Bonnie's Buffalo Chicken Dip: Questions

I use the posted recipe but use a refrigerated high quality blue cheese and the franks red hot-serve it with pita chips and corn chips- It is always a hit and am asked to bring it over and over- to the point that I"m pretty tired of making it.

Jan 13, 2011
Tucsongal in Home Cooking

Chef Alisah's Tucson

It is my new favorite restaurant! I had the combination platter- it is not a cuisine I'm familiar with but it was all wonderful. I only wish they would dim the lights-it was really bright at night. The family that owns it seem very nice and I will be returning often!

Jan 11, 2011
Tucsongal in Southwest

The best chili relleno in Tucson?

Two of my favorites are Rosa's (Campbell/ Ft Lowell) and Poco and Mom's(Kolb)

Oct 16, 2010
Tucsongal in Southwest

Mad Hungry

I have been enjoying the new Hallmark/Martha Stewart channel offerings especially Mad Hungry. Anyone else been watching?

Sep 22, 2010
Tucsongal in Food Media & News

Tucson - Recs needed

I agree with St Mary's for tortillas, Ive also been happy with their tamales. Its pretty close to Pat's. For breakfast near the hotel Down Home Delights just N of the hotel on Oracle has good traditional breakfasts,baked goods and coffee. Mosiac Dos on La Cholla just N of Ina has good mexican breakfasts which include homemade tortillas usually made right in front of you. Both are small family run businesses. Enjoy your stay !

May 13, 2010
Tucsongal in Southwest

What's your best yard sale or thrift store cookware find?

Last week I bought a Gaggia Gelateria for $12 at a local thrift store-it works beautifully and here in Tucson its almost always ice cream weather.

Feb 09, 2010
Tucsongal in Cookware

Starving artist...PHX/TUCSON

For sonoran style mexican food we like El Torero on 26th St 1/2 block off South 4th Ave Fairly close to downtown. We get the 2x2 which is 2 tacos (pan fried with the beef patty style) and 2 cheese enchiladas (we get one flat and one rolled style) at dinner its $6.95 cheaper at lunch-pretty hard to beat

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El Torero Restaurant
231 E 26th St, Tucson, AZ 85713

Nov 07, 2009
Tucsongal in Phoenix

Searching for "grown up" food in Tucson

Cafe Terra Cotta is no longer in business.

Apr 24, 2009
Tucsongal in Southwest

what's your go-to recipe on the back of a box?

The cheesecake on the honeymaid graham cracker crumbs box-but skip the canned cherry pie filling topping that my mom used and make some kind of seasonal fruit topping

Apr 08, 2009
Tucsongal in Home Cooking

Where Can I Find these Tumblers?

I'm not sure if these are the same ones but Kohls Dept Store has Bobby Flay mexican style large and small tumblers in a pale greenish color with a etched design in the glass.

Mar 04, 2009
Tucsongal in Cookware

Barrio Grill in Tucson????

The place in the train station is called Maynard's Kitchen

Mar 02, 2009
Tucsongal in Southwest