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Sauce (Hot) Recommendations

I don't typically roam hat sauce stores so I end up with what can be found at the grovery store. I love this thread though and will seek out some of the ones that were mentioned. For a common, everyday Louisiana-style I've been diggin lately RED ROOSTER.

It has more heat, although a similar flavor, than Frank's and what seems to be more paprika. I love my paprika, maybe that's why I like it so much.

Jun 24, 2011
papawow in General Topics

Egg Salad Gribiche

It is like Egg-Salad Tartar! (Now that gives me an idea!)

Oh yea baby! Now I want one of those!

Jun 24, 2011
papawow in Recipes

Does Popularity Dumb Down a Restaurant's Food?

I agree with most of the above, celebrate their success but (when it is appropriate) include some conspicuous hint dropping to make sure they think about not losing their roots.

Jun 24, 2011
papawow in Features

10,000-Hour Pancake

I think the closest I'm at to 10,000 hours would be Mac N Cheese. Great book by the way, loved the part about The Beatles.

Aug 17, 2010
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Time Life The Good Cook Series

Oh, and I just found a list of all the books in the series, it looks like there were 27 of them! Wow, I only have 15 or so. http://www.cookbkjj.com/college/time_...

Jun 12, 2010
papawow in Food Media & News

Time Life The Good Cook Series

Suh-weeet! My dad just gave me what I think to be the entire collection of Foods of the World, I'm reading the one on Russian Cuisine first (not sure why I picked that one) and I'm digging it! I made a variation of the Borscht recipe, mmm mmm good.

Jun 12, 2010
papawow in Food Media & News

Turning Foraged Weeds Into Dinner

Holy Frijole! What a menu, kudos.

Some of the ingredients though... "Nettles (collected from a city park)," really? Bold move, I don't think I'd feel 100% comfortable eating anything from a park in SF.

I would however, gladly indulge if no one told me first where everything came from.

Mar 09, 2010
papawow in Features

The Next St-Germain?

Sounds fun. I like experimenting with mixing the perfume-y liquors. Did they recommend any particular cocktails with it?

Mar 07, 2010
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Rules for Margarita Greatness

Absinthe eh? Bizarre but worth a shot... get it? Shot? Nevermind.

I'm surprised no one has brought up Tuaca yet. Adding a dash of Tuaca brings a depth to the sweetness besides what simple syrup can do alone. Hides cheap tequila well too ;)

For me? Tequila, not expensive but not anything out of a plastic bottle either + fresh lime and/or lemon juice + Tuaca + dash of sugar + a splash of water, on the rocks.

Omit the ice, water, and sugar and drink as a shot, we've been calling that a "Cheech and Chong." Not sure why but they're good.

Mar 07, 2010
papawow in Features

What's the Difference Between Yams and Sweet Potatoes?

WOW! So I guess I've never eaten a yam then... and this whole time, I thought Pluto was a planet too.

Mar 07, 2010
papawow in Features

That Wine's a Fake

I'm torn in my reaction here.

One one hand, if no one can tell what was in the bottle anyway, what was the harm?

On the other hand, I drank my fair share of Red Bicyclette and now I wonder if that may have skewed my palate for Pinot Nior.

Nevertheless, I think the term 'hoodwinking' is underutilized...

Feb 19, 2010
papawow in Features

Peanut Butter–Chocolate Caramel Apples with Honey Peanuts

Auggggggggggh that looks so good!

Dentists have got to love photos like that.

Feb 19, 2010
papawow in Recipes

Chocolate Cheerios Not Groundbreaking

That's too bad they don't turn the milk into chocolate milk, I always thought of that as a two-fer with Cocoa Pebbles. Getting a bowl of cereal and a glass of chocolate milk was always a big selling point.

Feb 19, 2010
papawow in Features

I'm looking for an obscure kitchen gadget for a gift...

I'm with c_oliver here about the money thing. I was raised to give gifts and to match them up as best you can. Gift cards are admitting that you didn't care enough to even try.

Consumables are good; truffle salt, what else?

Feb 13, 2010
papawow in Cookware

I'm looking for an obscure kitchen gadget for a gift...

c_oliver and cutipie721, I'm afraid you might be right but I'm willing to spend a little $ just for the thought of it.

Feb 13, 2010
papawow in Cookware

I'm looking for an obscure kitchen gadget for a gift...

Very cool looking stuff, I thought the automatic Stirr -er would be cool but I saw a bad review about it on thekitchn (http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/ga...) - maybe the mortar and pestle?

Feb 13, 2010
papawow in Cookware

I'm looking for an obscure kitchen gadget for a gift...

I've seen those windshield wiper blades and I have always wondered if they worked well. I just don't know how much baking she does... nor what type of mixer she has... Maybe the egg topper chopper!

Feb 13, 2010
papawow in Cookware

I'm looking for an obscure kitchen gadget for a gift...

What new/cool/unique gadgets are out there? I'm looking for a gift for a chef that has nearly all of them. Any suggestions?

Feb 13, 2010
papawow in Cookware

This Jelly Is Cooler Than You

That sounds really good. I wish I had the patience to make jelly, dunrnit. And why is that cupcakes always smell so good? Membrillo be sad, your day of reckoning lay near.

Feb 12, 2010
papawow in Features

What's the Point of Food Trucks?

I love roach coaches and working near one meant that not only were you going to get some legit Mexican food, but the fact that they came to you meant that you had your lunch hour to relax a little. I think they are the future of cuisine and I can only hope that local government begins to support and embrace them them more like they have in Oakland and San Francisco.

Feb 12, 2010
papawow in Features

Won't Work for Food

No soup for you?

Wow. New Yorkers are grumpy, not just the author, but the people who work there, and the people who have commented. It can't be that bad if 13,000 people have joined.

Oct 31, 2009
papawow in Features

Hearty Pasta e Fagioli for Cool Weather

OK, now I'm hungry!

Oct 31, 2009
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Purple Cabbage Necco Wafers

I think they all taste like crap... sorry.

Oct 31, 2009
papawow in Features

Hangover Helpers

Old Mexican remedy, soda water with lime, salt, and a dash of hot sauce.

I just discovered this and it works like a charm of the Virgin Mary.

Oct 11, 2009
papawow in Features

Moktoberfest!

Brilliant!

Can I just rub the Spätzle all over my face?

Oct 11, 2009
papawow in Features

What You Should Know About German Beer

"Many brewers still adhere to a now-repealed 16th-century law called the Reinheitsgebot, which forbids adding anything to beer besides the basic water, hops, and malt."

The law actually states "barley," not "malt" - and most brewers also add yeast to start the fermentation process. The Reinheitsgebot predates the discovery of yeast ergo it is not included in the law.

Another thing the Reinheitsgebot included was a maximum price one could charge for a beer, this was also punishable.

Brilliant!

Sep 26, 2009
papawow in Features

Michelada

This also looks to me like a more tame alternative to the "Bloody Mary Remedy."

Sep 26, 2009
papawow in Recipes

Just learning to cook... where do I start?

"food + heat = cooking" - Alton Brown.

I love Harold McGee, Julia, etc. but Alton nails the most basic applications of heat to food in his book "I'm Just Here For the Food." For mags, I would start with "Cook's Illustrated."

Sep 20, 2009
papawow in General Topics

Beer Can Blunder !!

I think as long as liquid remains in the can, everything is going to work out fine and no one will die. Beer vs. Soda though? The only thing it really does is prop the bird up. I don't think any flavor is imparted into the meat - and especially not by any light beer in a can.

Jul 26, 2009
papawow in Not About Food

What's your favorite hot sauce?

"Crystal" for pizza (Lousiana style, vinegar-based, not hot)

"Valentina" for Mexican/Southwestern/South American food (very flavorful)

"Srirachi" for anything Asian (sweet heat)

"Dave's Insanity" for when I'm feeling a little masochistic (pure heat)

Nothing compares with the compatibility of Srirachi though; it can be used on nearly everything. Also, I always keep Cholula and Tapatio around but I prefer Valentina.

Apr 02, 2009
papawow in General Topics