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Tell The Chef to Separate My Food

A new personal favorite portmanteau came up on another CH thread recently:

Hospitaliano

Love that. I used it at dinner last night to describe the no-salt pasta dish served at MIL's retirement home.

1 day ago
tcamp in Food Media & News

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #4

Yummy at-home lunch today - deli turkey slices, cream cheese, and HOT pickled jalapenos, rolled up. Plus an iced coffee, just cold coffee poured over ice cubes. Pleasant post-prandial mouth burn going on.

This is the kind of meal I'd not have thought of without the great suggestions from this board! Thanks.

1 day ago
tcamp in Special Diets

"back to school" shopping... for ME!

A set of non-plastic utensils. I hate using plastic and spouse frowns upon me taking them from home. So I bought bamboo ones that come in a little case--fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks. From reuse it.com.

Aug 27, 2014
tcamp in General Topics
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What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Oh, poor baby. I hope she is OK.

Aug 26, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Who would you like to dine with?

You need to bookmark this and keep it handy!

http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/

Aug 26, 2014
tcamp in Not About Food

No Regrets: Glad I bought it!

That is beautiful. Is it enameled inside or "raw" cast iron?

Aug 25, 2014
tcamp in Cookware

Cutting board and cross-contamination - Is it a real issue?

Way too complicated for me though I'm sure cutting board makers would love to see each of us own 7+ boards per. As others in this older thread have stated, I use a plastic board for raw meat and one of a couple wooden boards for everything else. The plastic board goes in the DW after use, the wooden boards are rinsed and hand dried.

Aug 25, 2014
tcamp in Cookware

What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

A double fish/double potato meal? Sounds terrific.

Aug 25, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Over the weekend, I mainly tried to keep up with farm share influx. Stir fried green beans with ground pork and chiles on Saturday, burritos with squash, tomatoes, chiles, and corn on Sunday. Sam Sifton had a piece in the NYT magazine about butter chicken that had my mouth watering so that is WFD tonight. The chicken thighs are marinating in yogurt and spices while I'm at work. Planning to make a cucumber salad and rice to serve alongside.

sour milk

LOL, I have no idea what the answer is but this is the sort of question that brings me to Chowhound. Who would even think to ask this? A Chowhound!

Aug 24, 2014
tcamp in General Topics

DIrty Family Secrets

That sounds great to me. I do exactly the same with Ryvita crackers.

Aug 24, 2014
tcamp in General Topics
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DIrty Family Secrets

Creative! My sister and I loved to mash Chips Ahoy cookies into Motts Applesauce.

Aug 24, 2014
tcamp in General Topics

DIrty Family Secrets

German Jews in Japan pre-WWII.

Aug 24, 2014
tcamp in General Topics

What's for Dinner #321 - Seasons Change Edition [through August 26, 2014]

Did NOT see Christmas stuff at 2 Costcos in my area over the last 4 days. We're slow here in VA, I guess.

Aug 24, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Goofed on making vanilla extract?

I agree with happybaker. You have plenty of beans. I use 2 split beans in a bottle that holds about a cup. I use rum for my vanilla, cheap stuff, so I am sure your vodka is just fine.

Aug 24, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

This morning I passed an elderly woman walking with her shih tzu. He was wearing a red harness with SERVICE DOG embossed on it and there was a tag, like a luggage tag, dangling from the harness. He looked very official.

Aug 23, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

That relationship is not going to end well, I predict. I liked this line:

He said, however, that it's important "to be stronger than the snake" in case he needs to pull Redrock off.

Aug 22, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News

WFD's equivalent on eGullet is great!

While I don't find that writing 45 words is in any way onerous, I did have to redo my eGullet sign up "essay" multiple times as I thought 45 was the max, not min.

Yours, as written, is 25 words, FWIW.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Food Media & News

Tell-Tale Terms

Signs warning "no shirt, no shoes, no service," unless I'm on a dock

Someone sleeping at the bar

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Not About Food

Tell-Tale Terms

"Hospitaliano" is a perfect descriptor for the cuisine at MIL's retirement home.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Not About Food
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Eating sunflowers? Do they taste like artichokes? How to prepare?

One question. Did you use sunflowers before the seeds formed? In the video above showing them being made, it looks like the flowers are fairly young, pre-seed.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

LOL, no. I'm pretty sure everyone was fully clothed.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Who would you like to dine with?

I'd like to Jacques and Caligula swap war stories.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Not About Food

Who would you like to dine with?

Mark Herring (VA AG)
Any of the female members of SCOTUS
Atul Gawande
Dr. Tom Frieden
Manil Suri
Ruth Reichl
Alice Waters
Mike Pesca
David Sedaris

Should be a lively and wide-ranging conversation.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Not About Food

What "typical American Foods" would you serve to foreigners?

Can I come? I think a State Fair would be a very good way to show visitors a glimpse of regional fare (and lots of other stuff).

What is a walleye cake, BTW?

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in General Topics

What's for dinner #320 -- The End and the Beginning Edition! [through August 23, 2014]

Low key dinner last night, tuna melts for the boyz and leftovers for me. Roasted green beans with butter and some parsley and chicken. Not sure about this evening. We're going to neighbors to watch the premiere of a (lame) survivalist show that my son and some friends were on. I have gummy frogs to bring as an appetizer.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Mashed potatoes, heated milk question

I use room temperature milk but am tempted to try nlgardener's method below using half and half with infused flavorings. I've done warm and cold milk and stock and haven't noticed a material difference.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

BTW, *love* the new avatar!

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking
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Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

Nice story, iheart. I have teen boys and one is a real food lover and loves to cook. It is fun when he comes home and tells me about things he ate, what he would have done differently in preparing them, and how they weren't as good as my version.

Aug 21, 2014
tcamp in Home Cooking

Picky eaters are the bane of my existence...and now I live with them

Agree but be aware (speaking generally, not specifically to you, monavano) that today's adventurous 20 month old can turn into next month's picky-as-hell 2 year old. And then back again. It is always good to share different foods and your love of food with a child but you can't always predict where that will lead.

Aug 21, 2014
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