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New Finds: Thomas Keller Pimps Out His Fried Chicken Secrets

Well, there you go. I looked at this and thought, "I would really like to get this as a gift" -- maybe because i'm somewhere between "can cook" and "can't cook" and in the "wow, how does he do that?" stage. A little Keller fairy dust would be fun. (hint.)

Jun 10, 2009
chesterg in Features

What do you make for yourself when you eat alone?

This is my big opportunity to eat the packaged and premade food that nobody else will eat with me -- the good (fancy ravioli), the bad (frozen pizza) and the ugly (Amy's frozen fake salisbury steak). Also I'll make a nice midwestern square meal: steak, broccoli, baked potato.

Jun 05, 2009
chesterg in Home Cooking

Craving fish and chips.

Anybody like Anchor & Hope, Woodhouse or Nettie's? Of those, I think Nettie's is my favorite - tasty batter, light. Great to sit outside, too, on a nice day. Also Town Hall's is quite good, though probably the most expensive on the list. Woodhouse is cheaper but greasier. I thought Weird Fish was way too greasy, but it might have been a bad day.

Woodhouse Fish Company
2073 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Anchor & Hope
83 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Nettie's Crab Shack
2032 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Once-in-lifetime NYC dinner: Four Seasons vs. others


Bouley Bakery & Market
120 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Feb 25, 2008
chesterg in Manhattan

Ginger Goodness

Used to love Ting Ting Jahe - hot & sweet. Then they pulled out a filling, and I'm back to the overpriced yuppie chews. The packaging's not as cool, but they have great ginger flavor & no corn syrup camouflaged as maltose.

Dec 07, 2007
chesterg in Features

A Cook to Be Thankful For

What a wonderful thing to read. Thanks.

Nov 23, 2007
chesterg in Features

Entering Glade Oil Candle contest

And....did you log in?

Nov 19, 2007
chesterg in Site Talk

My mom's brownies

Nov 16, 2007
chesterg in Recipes

Save These Books

Interesting list - especially considering it's the most-requested (not, as some folks seem to think, somebody's idea of best). Does this mean that most people secretly wish food was just like it was in the 1950s and 1960s?

Oct 11, 2007
chesterg in Features

Hung Wins Top Chef

I thought the headline was funny. It's just a takeoff on how people have been talking about the contestants, including here on the boards -- will there be the first woman Top Chef? The first gay one?

Oct 05, 2007
chesterg in Features

Larison's Turkey Farm is now....

anybody know the address & phone?

Climbing Wine, Rolling Wine

Wish I'd been there with you tasting...this sounds fantastic. So did I get this right...brightness, complexity, and balance are in direct proportion to the altitude of the vineyard?

Jul 06, 2007
chesterg in Features

Roasted Baby Carrots with Marmalade

Love the sweet/sour/bitter thing. I didn't have the chives and it was great anyway!

May 18, 2007
chesterg in Recipes