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H Mart Open in Central Square!

ah, found my source for this: Alton suggests some, but minimal, moisture on a towel to give back water to greens as needed, but not enough to promote rotting. Also oxygen deprivation, but that’s not going to happen in a grocery.

http://bit.ly/1igyz06

about 11 hours ago
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H Mart Open in Central Square!

The hell? I’ve always been told misting makes your produce dewy-eyed while it rots faster. Am I missing something?

about 12 hours ago
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Lemon Thai Cuisine in Somerville

Thanks, y’all, now I have a really nice list of items to try!

1 day ago
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Lemon Thai Cuisine in Somerville

Thanks!

2 days ago
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Wedding venue

I’ve heard raves for Oleana weddings from friends who are chefs.

Apr 21, 2014
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Lemon Thai Cuisine in Somerville

bump seven years later to say I enjoyed my avocado curry tonight and anyone else have opinions of Lemon Thai on Highland in Somerville?

Apr 19, 2014
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Why Yelp is useless (Boston discussion on their "Top 100 places to eat!" article

I’m not going to give any of my time to a site that will accept money to hide negative reviews or highlight positive reviews, and that’s the _kindest_ interpretation of what Yelp does (unapologetically).

Apr 17, 2014
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Gluten free pub grub in Cambridge/Boston?

it ain’t pub grub but Legal takes GF very seriously - dedicated fryers, etc.

Apr 17, 2014
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North End Rehearsal Dinner

Parking/transport will be something to plan ahead.

Apr 16, 2014
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A tasting of local French macarons: Formaggio Kitchen, Whole Foods, Tous Les Jour, Violette Bakery

Macaron have to weather so many difficult to control/recognize variables... perhaps this weekend’s sudden jump in humidity might have taken many makers by surprise?

Apr 14, 2014
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Commercial vacuum sealing

I’m no help, but what a great question. Welcome to CH.

Apr 14, 2014
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General Tso's Chicken??

An excellent book.

Apr 12, 2014
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Good selection of eaux-de-vie / grappa / schnapps?

Sabur has several (plum, walnut, sometimes others?) flavors of Rakiya.

Mar 27, 2014
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Looking for great eggs to sous-vide

I’m with you, but eggs are sometimes an exception to the uniform-temp-throughout advantage. Play your temp/time right (see the app I mentioned below), and you can get perfect white _and_ yolk.

Mar 23, 2014
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Looking for great eggs to sous-vide

Congrats on joining the club! For your first few times SVing, _any_ eggs will likely knock your socks off. If you have an iOS device, I recommend “Sous Vide Dash,” an app bought by polyscience but also maintained independently. Among fantastic meat-oriented features (cook-to-temp, pasteurizing) it provides lots of egg temps/times.

Mar 23, 2014
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private chef

The market will likely decide this. Are you asking as the customer or the chef?

Mar 23, 2014
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Hot Cross Buns (Lyndell’s are in season)

Late March, Lyndell’s (at least, Somerville) has their excellent seasonal hot cross buns. The buns are a somewhat enriched (by which I mean, I’m guessing, eggs but not butter) yellow yeast dough studded with plain raisins, yellow raisins, and those marachino-esque colorful preserved fruit bits. Topped with a cross of royal icing over a hairline brown crust. Excellent with black tea.

They said they’d have them “through Easter at least,” which I interpreted to mean “I don’t have a hard date and the baker’s not here at the moment to ask.”

Mar 20, 2014
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Quiet date night recs, something new?

Or Sabur, in Teele square? Serbian-ish, totally underrepresented here except for occasional thumbs-ups.

Mar 19, 2014
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sea urchin?

Uni and Cafe Sushi both have it regularly. Santa Barbara seems to be everywhere this month.

Mar 10, 2014
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Searching for a great Hot Dog as winter winds down.

Savenor’s will sometimes grill out and stick a dog in a hollowed out baguette when the weather’s good (March is probably a bit early). It’s good, but the baguette size and crunch will rip your mouth up a bit.

Mar 08, 2014
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Pennypackers in Magoun Square,

I have! I had a… cauliflower sandwich, I think, which I found meaty and delicious, and which I'd been meaning to write up for a few weeks.

It was all vegetables, maybe some kale and raisins, cauliflower, no cheese. Sounds bland, but it had enough oil to carry a lot of flavor.

Man, I can't remember enough to give decent detail. I'll have to have another.

*Magoun, not Magoon

Feb 20, 2014
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Pizza and beer...

Dammit. :) Well, at least I agree with you about the disappointment.

Feb 11, 2014
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A tasting of local French macarons: Formaggio Kitchen, Whole Foods, Tous Les Jour, Violette Bakery

Congratulations!

Maybe CSCA, if you haven't tried them yet? At least you'll get a lot of names of people who've made them before and recognize feet.

(Since CSCA is one of the very few culinary schools that doesn't provide a bachelors' or associates' degree, they tend to get a higher proportion of students who are cooking as a second career or fun job, and so have an enormous number of grads who want to do small-time gigs like this one.)

Feb 09, 2014
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Joyful Garden Chinese New Year Menu

Thanks. I'll keep gathering data and post if I find a repeatable problem.

Feb 09, 2014
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Pizza and beer...

See, this is why I like your posts: you have a preferred menu item at the _science_ _museum._

Feb 08, 2014
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Have you ever been censored by Chowhound moderator? I have many times!!

I haven't felt too bothered by the Boston clique-ness, but I do sometimes get the impression that some Boston regular posters are gathering in real life and I'm not invited. I dunno how they get each others' contact information. There are some regulars I'd really like to meet.

Feb 08, 2014
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Boston Trip Report, Day 3

These are so fun to read; thanks for these gifts to the Boston board!

Feb 08, 2014
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Shake Shack and Retro Burgers

I found myself disappointed in the fries, since they were billed as "twice cooked," which to me, implies the outside should be crispy. Mine were nicely salty, not too greasy, and limp.

I enjoyed the burger just fine, but then, it's hard to find an american cheese and mayo-variant burger I don't like. I didn't enjoy it enough to justify the calories, for me.

Jan 26, 2014
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Joyful Garden Chinese New Year Menu

I thought it was just my browser! I'mma flag this subthread to ensure moderators see it.

Jan 26, 2014
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Cafe Sushi [Cambridge]

I, too, had a recent omakase - and was very pleased.

Jan 23, 2014
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