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dessert uses for egg yolks

can also swirl the yolks into any kind of broth for a hearty, warm meal.

eta: sorry, now i see you weren't looking for savory uses.

about 10 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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Request for duck and prime rib but one oven

you can't do a whole duck and successfully re-heat it. the recs already given for braised/confit legs and/or a la minute seared breasts are the way to go.

the advantage of the legs-only option, especially the confit, is it can be made MANY days ahead, freeing up you and your oven for other tasks.

about 10 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

What type of beef to use for homemade baby food for a seven month old baby?

wanting/preferring sweet foods is also a side-effect of babies eating grains-- like cereal. however, babies do have an innate aversion to bitter foods. it's an evolutionary survival mechanism.

1 hot dog has 20%+ of the daily sodium rec for an adult. this isn't something i'd give an infant. sorry, BUT, avocados are a GREAT food for babies.

about 11 hours ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

i have never had even decent food at cbc.

Food near the Intercontinental Hotel

les zyg is just sort of puttering along at this point, although the oysters and pate remain just fine. i found bastille entirely underwhelming.

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

ah, ok. am child-free so i take your word for it. :)

does she order the pig's blood scrapple? ;P

why's my broth faintly tart

am much happier with my stocks now that i no longer use celery. all celery has a bitter component, but you may be less sensitive to it.

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

for little kids?

Sunday Brunch/Lunch for 10 in Boston or Cambridge

mead hall has much better food.

meyers & chang does a dim sum brunch and takes reservations.

why's my broth faintly tart

thomas keller said this, but celery imparts a bitter flavor, not a tart one. if by "tart" the op means sour? then yes, it's gone off.

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Food near the Intercontinental Hotel

saturdays are still meter parking though so who wants to be running back and forth feeding their meter every couple hours?

Food near the Intercontinental Hotel

i don't think mbta lots allow overnight parking anyway.

the intercontinental has several food outlets, none of which are worth writing home about. in addition to the recs from bugsey, the boston harbor hotel restaurant, meritage, is quite good and the chef does focus on local products. they have an outstanding wine program, he forages his own mushrooms and will likely be offering truffles too.

boston is small and easily navigated by the t or on foot, so you're not boxed into the seaport district unless you want to be.

Wet Brining science question

are we brining humans now? ;p

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

On the Topic of Finishing with Lemon Juice

fantastic! i love that salad and make all kinds of versions.

1 day ago
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

November 2014 Openings and Closings

i think i saw the slumbrew place opened yesterday.

What to do with lemons? Zested over 20 of them

op already used all the peels and has only lemon flesh...

Nov 19, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Italian restaurants that would impress an Italian in Boston and/or Central MA

i've had 2 utterly meh dinners at grotto, both of which included appallingly amateurish service. if you don't know how to use a corkscrew, go work at the cheesecake factory ffs. literally had to open the bottle myself.

just because somebody is from italy that doesn't automatically make them a food expert. plenty of shit food everywhere. somebody from california isn't automatically a wine expert either, ya know?

and yes, i know this thread is from last year.

Thanksgiving side: Not heavy, possibly acidic or citrusy?

sorry, but it's something i just wing. i use orange zest, fresh juice and orange blossom water in the dressing and include slivered almonds and pomegranate seeds in the dish.

Nominate your favorite restaurants in the Boston area for "Best of 2014."

taberna del haro fell off my radar for awhile but have been a few times recently and it's been just great. run, don't walk, to get a plate of the griddled crispy pigs' ears.

Pre Pornographers dinner/drinks

last couple times we have gone we paid a few extra bucks for foundation room access and it was like a night-and-day experience. friendly attentive service, clean bathrooms, comfortable seating, before, during and after the show. otherwise, yeah, the regular bartenders are all balls of hate and the drink pricing is outrageous.

Pre Pornographers dinner/drinks

rod dee is not far, nor is eastern standard.

So What Dishes do you top with a Runny Poached Egg?

not really. just use left-over confit (not always a thing, lol) and hash browns.

Nov 19, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

i use the base recipe and interchange all kinds of fruit and never add more sugar. however, i do always add some sort of spice and zest. have also subbed some almond flour for some of the white flour and that is very nice.

Nov 19, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving side: Not heavy, possibly acidic or citrusy?

have made a shaved brussels salad with orange vinaigrette that even my brussels hating b/f hoovered up.

So What Dishes do you top with a Runny Poached Egg?

lol. thank you. my b/f tells everybody he used to weigh 20 pounds less when he met me. of course, that was 12 years ago!!!

Nov 18, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Pumpkin Schmumpkin: What About Cranberries?

meh, pumpkin. it's so bland, i swear people just hanker for the brown spices typically mixed with it. however, i do love the tartness of cranberries! have made both of these and subbed fresh cran. most often i will add some orange zest and ginger.

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/0...

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2014/0...

Nov 18, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

So What Dishes do you top with a Runny Poached Egg?

duck confit hash

sunday night we had socca topped with garlicky mushrooms, tomato confit, feta and fresh mozz, all finished with runny eggs.

Nov 18, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking
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On the Topic of Finishing with Lemon Juice

you can do that, like on cakes, or with custards or ice creams, or use them as a VERY small garnish on certain salads or with meats.

Nov 18, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

On the Topic of Finishing with Lemon Juice

you can candy the stalks.

Nov 17, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking

Are starches interchangeable?

gmo is a hot button issue so rejecting the simplot was an easy way for mickey d's to get "positive" press. my suspicion is the potatoes remain too expensive until r&d costs are recouped over the next couple years. once the price comes down am sure fast food outlets will be all over it.

Nov 17, 2014
hotoynoodle in Home Cooking