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big nicks--- quick trip with kids after american museum of natural history

menu/staff/decor very entertaining. food not so great EXCEPT the steak fries mmmmmm. mac & cheese gross. pizza - not so good.

Nov 10, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

what is happening with the sullivan st bakery

ok - it's been my favorite bakery for many years & the sesamo is my favorite. however...

quality seems to have been slowly declining over the last 3 years.

went in this week & when I left I had a bag that looked aesthetically like the sullivan st bakery bag but it had a different bakery name on it.

any insite?

Oct 06, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

WHICH ANEJO TEQUILA IS BEST FOR SIPPING?

also chinaco

Sep 24, 2006
dylafleur in Spirits

La Caridad on 78th and Broadway Gone?

vegtable bean curd soup. yummy, delicious, & nutricious. I'm really sad to see this post. not vouching for all of their vast menu but there were gems.

Sep 24, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

HELP......fingers are burning from cutting jalapenos. Remedies?

no don't do it with the toilet bowl bleach.

try lime juice or if not white vinager will help.

Sep 24, 2006
dylafleur in Not About Food

Do You Not Eat Something in Public You May Enjoy Because it is Socially Unacceptable?

truffles smuggled from italy could be smelled thru my carry on.

balsamic spilled...oh my. food brought back on planes and be smelly.

Sep 24, 2006
dylafleur in General Topics

HELP......fingers are burning from cutting jalapenos. Remedies?

wash hands in bleach. do not touch private areas or eyes.

Sep 24, 2006
dylafleur in Not About Food

Foods most commonly prepared badly... that are great when made well. (Who knew? What's the key?)

swordfish. i was convinced I HATED swordfish after eating overcooked/over sauced swordfish in many places. places where I in general like their food but have tasted swordfish and hated it.

my SO made it for me (against my will) and it was actually pretty good. has anyone else experienced this or is it just in my head?

Sep 23, 2006
dylafleur in General Topics

Il Bagatto

loved them when they first opened...mixed every time I've visited in the last few years. gave up - not worth the risk to me when great affordable italian is plenty.

Sep 23, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

Real Bread in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

thanks for the tip - will ck out.

Sep 23, 2006
dylafleur in Outer Boroughs

Real Bread in Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

as a girl always on the hunt for the most authentic baguette in NY I am in love with almondine.

only been to caputo's once but wasn't as impressed as I hoped to be. should go back to give it a second chance. what should I get?

Sep 16, 2006
dylafleur in Outer Boroughs

Are Chowhounds Born, or Made?

born to a mother that would eat cheese popcorn with coke for dinner. mind you she would cook eggs for her kids. father who was in medical school who was a very healthy eater but not too adventrous.

now I cook for my parents & they enjoy it. not sure how I got here...

Sep 16, 2006
dylafleur in Not About Food

rachel ray on network tv?

and yes, she will have a cd this year. Rachel Ray's all time favorite christmas songs.....

Sep 14, 2006
dylafleur in Food Media & News

What Did/Does Your Dad Cook Best?

my dad taught me to cook. he was the chef of the house. pretty amazing how he could work long days as an MD & come home & throw together a great simple meal. my cooking is a bit fancier than his but not necessarily better & I learned the basics from him.

his favorites:
* his mom's fudge
* his g-ma's pancakes (strings of flats)
* spagetti
* home made tortillas stuffed with anything

:) nice post idea

Sep 08, 2006
dylafleur in General Topics

Riedel at Target

what ever you are doing keep doing it!

Sep 07, 2006
dylafleur in Wine

What Did Your Mom Cook You When You Were Sick?

white toast with butter & jam - when I would complain that it was too rough on my sore throat my mother would assure me it would get rid of the "bad stuff" in my throat.

when she was feeling kind I would get jello & flat ginger ale.

Sep 07, 2006
dylafleur in General Topics

Red Velvet Cake

where does true red velvet cake get it's red from?

Sep 04, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

inexpensive, but good, olive oil? [Moved from Home Cooking]

time for a trip to italy. bring an extra suitcase.

Sep 04, 2006
dylafleur in General Topics

Cookbook ideas for Newlyweds

"how to think like a chef" by tom colicchio...my favorite cookbook from when I first started exploritory cooking. he focuses on fresh ingredients & how to build a dish. there are a few recipies but not a ton. the photos & personal stories on how he is/was inspired are great. I would suggest for any cooking level.

buy it on amazon for $25. now.

Sep 04, 2006
dylafleur in Home Cooking

inexpensive, but good, olive oil? [Moved from Home Cooking]

for cooking I agree with colavita & would add in belaria as a solid choice.

for drizzling I have found a new oil I am OBSESSED with. if you live in/visit di paulo's in new york you must buy the gianni calogiuri evoo. I think it is the only one in a box on the shelf. 750 ml for $18 or $19 & lasts for a long time.

Sep 04, 2006
dylafleur in General Topics

What’s your favourite combination for a grilled sandwich?

pork tenderloin, cherry peppers, cheese, and what ever sauce/spread you have around that goes with pork (my favorite is a roasted poblano sauce)mmmmmm my mouth is watering!

Sep 04, 2006
dylafleur in Home Cooking

Riedel at Target

you must be meticulous with your glasses. I find that if my guests even stare at my riedel stems to long they may break. I've had many of friends walk around with unintentional "stemless" glasses b/c they do not want to waste the wine still intact. there really isn't a comparison for the price in my opinion so I still keep restocking! may make them stitting at a table only glasses soon though.

Sep 04, 2006
dylafleur in Wine

Batali vs Flay

loud comment is very fair...I grew up with weekend family dinners with up to 60 people so the loud factor usually doesn't bother me.

I have had very different experiences with the food & service though. been there a 1/2 dozen times & the only time I was disappointed was when we got the tasting menu for a small party...not sure why their best dishes weren't in it.

the pasta is heaven...

Sep 04, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

Batali vs Flay

can I ask why you dislike lupa?

Sep 03, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

where to eat tonight - ft greene area

ok - raining, new to the area, heard there is great food in this hood but yet to find it. any spontanious ideas?

Sep 02, 2006
dylafleur in Outer Boroughs

Riedel at Target

champagne flutes seem not to be as fragile. I have broken many many riedel bordeaux & pinot glasses. i just can't stop re-buying them (from amazon) since they are so fun to drink from. stemless is a good thought. most of their glasses are so big - do they feel comfortable stemless?

Sep 02, 2006
dylafleur in Wine

Batali vs Flay

batali hands down. lupa and babbo are both favorites. anyone eat at del posto?

Sep 02, 2006
dylafleur in Manhattan

What to do with loads of tomatoes?

suggestion for a meal that will consume tomatoes while you are there: is roasted heirlooms over pasta (my favorite of the last 2 weeks since I can't keep up with my tomatoes). best with the "just about beyond ripe" tomatoes so you get delicious juice from roasting to use as a "sauce" along with good finishing olive oil & grated parmesean. don't forget fresh herbs, garlic, s&p, and olive oil while roasting.

as for canning. best resource is the classic book "putting food by". all about preserving fresh yummy flavors.

Aug 31, 2006
dylafleur in Home Cooking