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Don't YUCK my Yum... or maybe YES!?!

i hate sweet potatoes.

about 10 hours ago
hotoynoodle in General Topics

Don't YUCK my Yum... or maybe YES!?!

i eat tripe every time i order larb and use chicken feet in my stocks.

am a brooklyn-born girl of italian ancestry.

am not getting the point of your post?

from wiki:

and durian "has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage."

but not rotten meat. ;)

about 12 hours ago
hotoynoodle in General Topics

Hake Fish from Namibia

what are those farmed trout eating? soy?

is that person in duluth only ever supposed to eat pike?

never eat a banana or use olive oil?

living in new england i am spoiled with day-boat fish, but, damn, i splurged on black cod today and always have shrimp in the freezer. yes, i mostly buy local and want to support my local farmers and fishermen. that being said, i do not subsist on turnips all winter long and <<gasp>> my b/f puts a piece of lemon in his tea everyday.

about 12 hours ago
hotoynoodle in General Topics

Guests tonight: What to serve with Pan Roasted Cod w/ Walnuts & Lemon

i wouldn't do a salad + cooked greens.

baby red potatoes, roasted with rosemary or thyme, or a wild rice mix for the starch. we still don't have any fresh local veggies, so i'd do roasted green beans or steamed sugar snap peas as the side and for color.

is it warm or cold your way? 1st course could be a very simple, but colorful, soup- hot or cold-- like roasted carrots or yellow peppers pureed and finished with a bit of chicken stock and a hit of smoked paprika. (no cream, just keep it fresh and light.)

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Gluten free pub grub in Cambridge/Boston?

is your friend just gluten-free or celiac? world of difference. most places can accommodate g/f, but celiac really requires a call-ahead with management. i don't eat gluten and eat out all the time without issue.

why do you want to eat at miracle of science?

perhaps your use of "pub grub" is confusing me since none of those places are pubs? do you just want good food?

will add jm curley's to your list for pub-ish grub.

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Back Bay Seafood/Steak

if money is no object then either uni or o ya for seafood. each is about a 15-20-minute walk from the pru or a 2-second cab ride.

yawn on the steakhouse thing.

about 14 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Bone in Leg of Lamb - First time here...

those boneless legs from costco essentially are already butterflied. you can keep them rolled or cook them flat.

about 19 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Egg entrees for egg haters?

not for a meal, but curds, like lemon, lemon, orange, etc. use quite a few eggs.

about 19 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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Good salad to precede clam linguine

agree about the caesar. as much i enjoy one that is well-made it's very assertive flavor-wise, with a rich dressing, and isn't the best choice before a delicate dish that will taste of the sea. the first course should excite the palate, not dull it.

americans have this thing about cheese before dinner and i simply don't get it.

i love fennel but not everybody does, so the op will have to judge.

if bringing fennel that is already shaved but undressed be sure to acidulate it so it doesn't turn brown before dinner. :)

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Prantls Burnt Almond Torte recipe?

funny, i just saw that story and wondered about making it. now seeing that the pbs recipe frosting includes a large amount of shortening, it's not for me. i loathe the texture of that stuff. could just make my regular buttercream, i guess...

eta: those 2 recipes are completely different.

anybody actually eaten this cake in pittsburgh?

2 days ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Need Pheasant Dinner Menu Suggestions

you could use orzo.

Apr 16, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Good salad to precede clam linguine

linguine with clam sauce isn't typically creamy...

Apr 16, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

North End Rehearsal Dinner

+ 1 on this.

Apr 16, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Good salad to precede clam linguine

dunno that i would want to segue from bleu cheese to clams?

perhaps think outside the lettuce box and do a salad of raw zucchini and carrot shreds, finished with an orange vinaigrette.

Apr 16, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Need potluck dish using Parmigiano-Reggiano

pesto is fine at room temp. the flavors are muted if the dish is cold.

Apr 15, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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Need potluck dish using Parmigiano-Reggiano

it's lovely shaved over a platter of roasted asparagus.

roast the spears. toss with olive and lemon zest. arrange on a platter and finish with the cheese. perfect at room temp.

Apr 15, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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Belly wine bar's self indulgent, schizophrenic website...

my firefox zoomed just fine as well.

Apr 15, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Belly wine bar's self indulgent, schizophrenic website...

jacques brel is wrong too.

Apr 15, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area
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Belly wine bar's self indulgent, schizophrenic website...

lol, naturally, i went right to the wine list and within less than a second found 2 mis-spellings. le sigh.

the contact info is right there, but otherwise the page is just like a bad pinterest. including press releases and links to events that are over a year old on the front page seems pretty stoopid and adds to the fluster-cuck feel of the whole thing.

that all being said, have had excellent food there.

Apr 15, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Questions on Baking a quiche with Brie

the ruhlman end result is excellent.

you can make some small bites, but it looks nicer to have a few bigger focal points on a table. :)

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

am glad you enjoyed your meal. back in the day, i loved paul's food too.

but if your definition of "exotic" cocktails meets the criteria put forth by drinks containing deep eddy sweet tea vodka i think we are coming at this from a very different set of perspectives.

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Questions on Baking a quiche with Brie

it's a cooking board. :)

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Questions on Baking a quiche with Brie

there are tragic tales attached to more than one hollywood personality.

the op and her friend share a lovely memory. don't you think adrienne shelly would be happy to be a part of that?

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Mexican Easter Ideas

ceviche would be a nice light starter.

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Mexican Easter Ideas

this might be a conversation to have with your hosts? are you to bring your own dinner? what are they serving?

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Questions on Baking a quiche with Brie

you don't need expensive brie for this, but fiddling with little tiny pieces of brie to make a bunch of mini pastries will be sticky and messy. why not just make a lovely normal sized one? or two, or however many you need?

as for ham, i usually just get boar's head black forest when i make these kinds of dishes.

eta:

http://ruhlman.com/2013/02/quiche-lor...

this is my preferred method and amounts for quiche. the ingredients are totally interchangeable. your link is only 4 eggs and 1 cup of diced ham which is pretty skimpy if making this for a crowd.

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

beats me.

i'll never go back. was like eating at a crap chain restaurant at twice the price.

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Menotomy Grill - Arlington (anyone been?)

paul's food is not the standard fare.

i ate there tonight for the first and last time. the supermarket wines on the list should have warned me away, but i was famished and avoiding rush hour traffic.

first night of passover, so very quiet.

bartenders friendly and attentive, even though starting cleaning projects.

dining solo and ordered the tuna burger. sysco fries, little sysco pita bread as the "roll". chopped tuna was barely seasoned and dry. some lonely strands of pepper and 1 or 2 pieces of cabbage as "asian slaw" and canned guacamole smeared on the bread. $16 for that and $10 for a miserly cocktail. ugh. almost $30 before tip for truly mediocre food.

talk about pissing money away. damn.

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Greater Boston Area

Egg entrees for egg haters?

blended into a smoothie, it's no longer a whole egg.

the risk of salmonella is way overblown.

http://www.incredibleegg.org/egg-fact...

"Scientists estimate that, on average across the U.S., only 1 of every 20,000 eggs might contain the bacteria. So, the likelihood that an egg might contain Se is extremely small – 0.005% (five one-thousandths of one percent). At this rate, if you’re an average consumer, you might encounter a contaminated egg once every 84 years."

you're more likely to be hit by lightning.

my point was that consuming powdered eggs for nutrition is a total waste of money and effort.

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Egg entrees for egg haters?

powdered eggs are such a heavily processed food nearly all the nutritive value is wrung out of them. they generally also contain some kind of seed oil.

blech and blech.

no thanks.

Apr 14, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking