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Is it necessary to brine a turkey before roasting?

Ahhh..thanks! It's good to know. So really no difference with brining or not. I guess I'll just do Ina's Turkey this year for the family. So I have your stamp of approval for Ina's Oven Roast Turkey recipe?

Nov 23, 2009
Nutzer in Home Cooking

Is it necessary to brine a turkey before roasting?

All,

Searching for Thanksgiving Roast Turkey recipes. I've seen recipes that just call for salt/pepper/unsalted butter before roasting and brining turkey 24hrs before roasting. I'm wondering is it necessary to brine before the roast. The two particular recipe I'm looking at is:

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

and

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

What do you think? The first one is Barefoot Contessa's recipe that don't call for brining and the the second is Alton Browns recipe that call for a 24hr brine.

Thanks for all tips and info!

Nov 23, 2009
Nutzer in Home Cooking

What's a good seafood restaurant for a day trip to Boston?

All,

Doing a 1 day trip to Boston. What would you say is "THE" seafood restaurant to try? The reason why I say seafood is because Boston is known for the Lobster and clam chowder? Ok, if not seafood, then ANY good restaurant I can take my girlfriend and say "This is what Boston is about!".

Thanks for any advice!

Mar 20, 2008
Nutzer in Greater Boston Area

Romantic Valentines day dinner with salsa band?

All,

I'm looking for a romantic restaurant for Valentines day that has great food and hopefully a salsa band that me and my love can dance the night away. Any suggestions? I was thinking of Son Cubano but we go there all the time so i want something new.

Feb 06, 2008
Nutzer in Manhattan

5 "Must Have" cookware?

All,

Would like to know the 5 "Must Have" cookware you might suggest I buy for me. When I first got my apt, I didn't think that I would cook much, so I ended up buying the cheap non stick stuff and they are literally falling apart.(scratches, handles coming loose etc...)

Doing some research and seems like All Clad is the way to go. What do you think. Basically, I would like 5 essential or "must have" pots&pans to build upon. I already have a beloved 12" cast iron skillet(but I only used that for steaks and meat).

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Oct 21, 2007
Nutzer in Cookware

Sit down in Chinatown?

Could be, never tried it there, maybe next time. I normally go to NoodleTown around 3am after out drinking.

Apr 27, 2007
Nutzer in Manhattan

How to make my girlfriend learn/appreciate/love cooking?

Well, its been 8 months since my last post, and I am proud to announce that my girlfriend has started to cook WAAAAYYY better now. To the point where I'm surprised at how good her food comes out. She is a very great girlfriend and I guess I just came to accept the fact that she is not a "food snob" and slowly try to introduce her to different types of food. I guess before and even now, my "beef" with the whole thing is, when I go out to different restaurants, my friends and I always get different foods and we all try and enjoy the different dishes, but with my girlfriend she contestantly gets the "SAFE" dishes and kinda ruins the fun enjoyment of going to different restaurants and trying differnt cuisens.

Apr 27, 2007
Nutzer in Not About Food

Tapas Bar in Queens/Forest Hills?

All,

Wondering where i should take my girlfriend tonight for dinner? Wanted something different, was thinking of tapas and sangrias.

Any ideas? I'm in Forest Hills but willing to drive.

Thanks!

Apr 27, 2007
Nutzer in Outer Boroughs

Sit down in Chinatown?

For a quick meal/lunch, you can't beat Wing Wong or Big Wong on Mott Street. A lot of people suggest NY Noodletown, but NO WAY can Noodletown beat Wing Wong or Big Wong on BBQ Roast Pork or Duck w/rice or noodle. They are the best in Chinatown. Whenever I'm down in Chinatown, I always try to make a quick run for its roast pork over rice.

Apr 27, 2007
Nutzer in Manhattan

How to pick a good WOK?

All,

Wondering what you all recommend on buying a 12" wok? I don't want any non stick kind. What brand, material should I look for?

Thanks!

Apr 09, 2007
Nutzer in Cookware

Curry and not in a hurry! [moved from What's My Craving board]

Hey guys,

Wondering if someone can recommend there special Chicken curry recipe or a link to one they tried that is amazing.

Dec 15, 2006
Nutzer in Home Cooking

Things you won't order out, because you pretty much can make them at home ...

Cause I live in NYC and see lots of trendy chinese resturaunt round soho ie 'Rice', order chinese sausage with white rice and charge like $6 for it.

Sep 29, 2006
Nutzer in General Topics

korean bbq... confused

I'm not positive with the name, but I believe its Kum Gan San? its right next to the hotel on 32nd street and has a grand piano with a waterfall.(You can't miss it!) The bbq there is pretty good.

Sep 11, 2006
Nutzer in Manhattan

How to make my girlfriend learn/appreciate/love cooking?

Thank you all for your reply! I really appreciate the comments,and from reading, I believe you are all right! I should just give it time, and let her go on her own pace. Until then, i'm going to continue to be the CHOWHOUND of the relationship.

Sep 11, 2006
Nutzer in Not About Food

Where Can I find Horchata?

Wait? Sorry for being ignorant, but is Horchata the white milky drink or the red kinda tart drink?

Sep 08, 2006
Nutzer in Manhattan

How to make my girlfriend learn/appreciate/love cooking?

yeah I guess that's what it is! I'm very thickheaded myself to not understand why she doesn't have the love for food! She is the type of person to just order Pad thai or just friend rice whenever we go to a Thai or Chinese rest. (sigh!)

Sep 08, 2006
Nutzer in Not About Food

How to make my girlfriend learn/appreciate/love cooking?

All,

I was never much of a cook when I was living at home.(my mom was the best cook EVER!) But when i moved out, I started to cook, and not for nothing, my cooking was not that bad. I owe it to the love of food. Guess, when you love food, you should know what good food should taste and you pick things up along the way.
BUT for some reason, my girlfriend(who now lives with me) cannot cook for the life of her, and I can't figure out why? I even tried to stop cooking as to promote her to cook, but she is just so "retarted" in the kitchen, I get annoyed. (she is not a food person BTW)

Sep 08, 2006
Nutzer in Not About Food