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What to freeze homemade broth in?

I use paper ice cream containers like these: http://www.sweetblisscontainers.com It's nice to be able to write on them.

Mar 13, 2014
oppland in Cookware

Inexpensive (cheap) Chef's knife

these are surprisingly good knives: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/7-santok...

Dec 27, 2013
oppland in Cookware

Chef knife for home for novice

I really like the Bakers and Chefs 7" santoku they sell at Sams Club. They are surprisingly nice knives for the price (2 pack is about $12). Also, Kiwi brand knives from Thailand are nice and very inexpensive

Jul 29, 2013
oppland in Cookware

new butcher in Asheville

I've watched Heston Blumenthal and others talk about how ground brisket makes a great hamburger, so I went in today and asked about it. She said, "I just got a steer in so I can get you anything you want." I happily left with ground brisket to experiment with. I can't wait to try it soon.

Oct 18, 2011
oppland in Southeast

new butcher in Asheville

I generally eat grass-fed, but I tried some grain-finished fillet and it was really, really good.

I think, between my wife and I, we've now been there four times since they opened last Wednesday ...

Oct 12, 2011
oppland in Southeast

new butcher in Asheville

The Chop Shop has opened in Asheville. http://www.chopshopbutchery.com

It features local meats and the stuff I've gotten there so far has been great.

Oct 10, 2011
oppland in Southeast

New Indian Restaurant South Asheville?

I've been to Cinnamon Kitchen twice now and the food has been great both times. The naan is better than great. Best Indian food I've ever had in Asheville or anywhere else.

Dec 04, 2010
oppland in Southeast

PARRIS ISLAND

I would hit the Shrimp Shack and this place: http://www.11thstreetdockside.com/

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Shrimp Shack
1925 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Apr 04, 2010
oppland in Southeast

Replacing Old Cookware--Recommendations Needed!

How would tri-ply Winco pans from my local restaurant supply store compare to those?

Oct 29, 2009
oppland in Cookware

Asheville, NC-lunch

I agree. You can't go wrong with either one. I think they are two of the best in town.

Jun 15, 2009
oppland in General South Archive

Rita's Cantina Asheville?

My wife and I just had two really nice plates of Mexican food for lunch ($13 total) at El Pauncho Gringo on Hwy 70 just as you are getting close to Swannanoa. Everything tasted fresh and it wasn't greasy and overly cheesy like lots of cheap Mexican. We'd been meaning to stop in there and I'm really glad we finally did. It is now our favorite Mexican place (we also like Curras Dom but we live too far away to make it a habit).

May 31, 2009
oppland in General South Archive

North Carolina Food, Drink, Product - Local

I love the meat from Hickory Nut Gap. http://www.hickorynutgapfarm.com

May 23, 2009
oppland in Southeast

Savannah & Charleston Eats

I really, really like FIG, but I think my wife likes Fulton Five a little bit better

May 23, 2009
oppland in General South Archive

Asheville wedding sites?

I got married at this bed & breakfast in Hendersonville: http://www.melangebb.com/weddings/

The grounds are very nice, with several possible locations for the ceremony (depending on size). The food was great too.

May 21, 2009
oppland in General South Archive

Asheville Food Scene -- What does it need?

Does anyone know what new restaurant is coming to town? Matt Mittan on WWNC is teasing it and says he ate at the restaurant in Charlotte today.

May 21, 2009
oppland in Southeast