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Regional Egg Roll Styles

In Philly as you might have guessed we have cheesesteak egg rolls. And they're effin' good;]

1 day ago
Chinon00 in General Topics

I Don't Like Cheese - Am I Alone?

What do you like about mozzarella? And do prefer fresh mozzarella (i.e. balls in milk) or it doesn't have to be that fancy?

Oct 22, 2014
Chinon00 in Cheese

Beer Theme Ideas

Honestly these days very few styles are seasonal. All I can think of are pumpkin, maibock and couple others.
But I do agree that certain styles are better suited for certain seasons.

Oct 13, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Beer Theme Ideas

I've done beer tastings focused on one style (e.g. Saison) and beer tastings across styles but w/ a common thread such as "pale ale styles" (i.e. pale mild, bitters, special bitters, ESB, pale ale, IPA, DIPA). I'd like to do one w/ all "bock" styles: maibock, bock, Doppelbock, hellesbock, eisbock, weizenbock. Tons of things you can do. English vs American IPA is another.
Contrasts I think help people understand styles better.

Oct 11, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

beer stores how to find good beer...

My comments have nothing to do w/ your video only w/ what you stated in your post: "Duvel was paired with the Affligem..."

Oct 09, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

beer stores how to find good beer...

First you make the point that some of the shelves have divergent regions paired up. Then you immediately state two beers from the same region.

Oct 08, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

beer stores how to find good beer...

The Schneider label is iconic and Affligem is exceedingly popular. How a European beer lover didn't know which country each are from immediately is baffling.

Oct 08, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer
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beer stores how to find good beer...

This has gotta be a joke. Duvel and Affligem are both Belgian beers.

Oct 07, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Beer & Wine: Comparison Of Popular Brands, Surprising Facts And Market Trends

"An 8 fl. oz. beer has about 93 calories versus 200 for the same amount of wine."

Which beer? Which wine? 8oz of a Belgian Tripel is NOT 93 calories.
And a serving of beer is 12oz while a serving of wine is 6oz.

Oct 06, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer
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beer stores how to find good beer...

And what kind of European beer lover has to read the label on a bottle of Affligem or Schneider to know which country they're from?

Oct 06, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Store Bought Porcini Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Having a dinner party this weekend and have decided to cheat on the pasta course and just buy a porcini sauce pre-made. Anyone have any favorites that they can tell me about? DiBruno Bros doesn't appear to carry any.
Thanks

Oct 01, 2014
Chinon00 in Philadelphia

In 'Parts Unknown,' Anthony Bourdain is not a man on a mission

I mean we all love food right, else none of us would be here. And maybe you disagree but AB loves food and interviews people who appear equally in love w/ food which comes across the screen. The Vietnam episodes were really good.

Do you like Nelson Sauvignon hops?

@Dr Chow: are you saying that hop flavor and aroma are indistinguishable once in beer?

Sep 29, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Is it me or are these synthetic corks hard to pull?

This just started for me recently. I've had the same corkscrew for years. Happens w/ Italian bottles.

Sep 28, 2014
Chinon00 in Wine

Is it me or are these synthetic corks hard to pull?

Seriously these bottles w/ synthetic corks are an issue for me. I end up chipping the glass. It's a mess. When the cork is finally released it's bigger than a standard cork.

Sep 27, 2014
Chinon00 in Wine

What makes the Philadelphia Italian Hoagie different from the rest?

I was a kid when they opened a new John's Doggies shop "over town" in Chester (1980?). At the grand opening it was all the dogs you wanted for FREE. WHAT a GLORIOUS day that was.

Sep 27, 2014
Chinon00 in General Topics

What makes the Philadelphia Italian Hoagie different from the rest?

My dad would drive across town for Morrianni's cheesesteak at the shipyard.
There was a time when Sun Ship employed 40,000 people. Those kinda job losses will change the population.

Sep 27, 2014
Chinon00 in General Topics

What foods go with beer?

And that's absolutely your right and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. However cheese and beer have been a well respected pairing in countries such as Belgium and Britain for centuries. Doesn't mean that you must like it, but as a combination it's worthy of respect.

Sep 11, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer
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What foods go with beer?

Ok so beer and food can mutually enhance each other like wine and food can?

Sep 10, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

Do Canadians Eat More Healthily Than US Americans?

Are you saying that most breweries in Quebec are better than Unibroue or that Unibroue makes average/poor beer and therefore are the worst...?

Sep 07, 2014
Chinon00 in General Topics

My take on Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill

Sure, I'm not denying that Philly is loud. Could be. But using a brasserie as an example seems unfair to me.
No worries;]

Aug 23, 2014
Chinon00 in Philadelphia

My take on Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill

I can't tell you your experience, but by definition brasseries w/ all those hard reflective surfaces (i.e. tin ceilings, tiles floors, large mirrors) have the potential to be noisier than restaurants w/o as many hard surfaces.

Aug 22, 2014
Chinon00 in Philadelphia

My take on Paris Bistro in Chestnut Hill

I've never been to a brasserie at home or abroad that wasn't noisy.

Aug 21, 2014
Chinon00 in Philadelphia

Ketchup on Hot Dogs

Currywurst

Aug 21, 2014
Chinon00 in General Topics

Ketchup on Hot Dogs

You mix ketchup w/ mustard?

Aug 21, 2014
Chinon00 in General Topics

What foods go with beer?

What's your assessment of hop bitterness and fried food?

Aug 19, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

What foods go with beer?

How about high alcohol beers w/ firm hop bitterness like west coast (I)IPAs, or Imperial Stout?

Aug 16, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

wine pairings for cigars

Recently got into cigars and have been reading books and watching videos online to learn more. I watched a video today about pairing wine w/ cigars. During the video the gentleman blew cigar smoke directly into his glass of Shiraz, placed his hand over the glass and swirled and for a good long time it appeared. He then raised his hand off the glass allowing all the smoke to escape first and took a sip. He went on to discuss the success of this marriage. So I tried it w/ an inexpensive Cabernet. It worked well, for me anyway. The lingering woody, peppery, smoke aroma blended well w/ the fat fruit of the wine.

Aug 15, 2014
Chinon00 in Wine

What foods go with beer?

I can appreciate all your exceptions except high alcohol beers. Can you further explain?

Aug 15, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer

What foods go with beer?

Due to the carbonation in beer I'd say the generally fried food is a good match for all beer.

Aug 14, 2014
Chinon00 in Beer