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Dealing with Food Hoarders

year ago, my mother had very deep pantry shelves. When she didn't see something near the front, she simply bought a couple more of it. So one day when I decided to clean out the pantry, I found 27 cans of tuna (and no, there were no warehouse stores back then). Also found an exploded can of what used to be peaches ... black tar covering the back of a lower shelf. Blech!

Dec 28, 2011
momdgp in Features

Latkes + Hanukkah + Christmas

If by 2 hours you mean by car, then place wrapped frozen latkes in a cooler and surround with ice packs. Fill voids with crumpled newspaper. They will still be frozen solid by the end of the trip.

Dec 02, 2011
momdgp in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Turkey Snob Dilemma

Chemicals aside, a perfectly-cooked "factory" bird, especially if someone else made it, tastes MUCH better than a badly-cooked "sustainable" one. The owner of Black Walnut Woolens sounds like a real snob -- I hope her MIL doesn't read what she said about her.

Nov 01, 2011
momdgp in Features

Is It Finally Cool to Like the Frugal Gourmet?

@Chefpaulo I remember the episode with Itzhak Perlman. Despite the theme of the show, Smith insisted on making the salami and eggs with butter (a kosher no-no) instead of olive oil or some other acceptable substitute. At the time I thought that was quite rude of him.

Oct 25, 2011
momdgp in Features

GOOD Magazine's Doodle Contest Winners Revealed!

McWilliams' entry was wonderful, but I sorta wish a non-pro won.

Aug 07, 2011
momdgp in Features

Your Dish Is Unwelcome Here

I really shouldn't post before my morning chai. Here's what I meant to ask:
What's the difference between bringing a bottle of wine to dinner (when the host(ess) is not obligated to serve it) yet requiring the host(ess)to serve whatever the guest brought when the guest was specifically told not to?

Aug 05, 2011
momdgp in Features

Your Dish Is Unwelcome Here

What's the difference between bringing a bottle of wine to dinner, the host(ess) is not obligated to serve it. So why should the host(ess) then have to serve whatever the guest brought when the guest was specifically told not to?

Aug 05, 2011
momdgp in Features

Eat Good Fish

Squid is fish?

May 24, 2011
momdgp in Features

Rehearsal dinner suggestion in Marina del Rey area

Thanks everyone! The bride & groom are leaning towards 26 Beach, Beechwood and Hal's. Hope they select one of them, otherwise I may be asking about Santa Monica next week. ;-)

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26 Beach
3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

Apr 21, 2011
momdgp in Los Angeles Area

Chocolate-Dipped Salted Caramels

This recipe should NOT be listed under Passover bc corn syrup is a forbidden ingredient.

Apr 20, 2011
momdgp in Recipes

Rehearsal dinner suggestion in Marina del Rey area

Good question westsidegal. It will be a Friday night, thinking about seating at 6pm-ish to accommodate jet-lagging east coasters. The wedding is in September, if that helps as well.

Apr 20, 2011
momdgp in Los Angeles Area

Rehearsal dinner suggestion in Marina del Rey area

Does anyone have restaurant suggestions for a rehearsal dinner for 30 people in Marina del Rey? Something nicer than Cheesesteak Factory, but not as expensive as Cafe delRey. A friend suggested The Warehouse, but I heard it has gone downhill in quality the past few years.

Apr 19, 2011
momdgp in Los Angeles Area

Top 4 Wine-Tasting Gaffes

Sounds like the same advice for a home party where beer is served. Too much lipstick and perfume, and with all the micro-brews available, there are beer snobs at every function.

Mar 16, 2011
momdgp in Features

Servers at ethnic eateries ...

Two comments:

A chinese friend of mine said that most of the cooks and waiters at a japanese sushi restaurant are chinese (she speaks and understands mandarin). Most americans can't tell orientals apart so they "get away with it."

Whenever I go to my favorite mexican fast food joint, I marvel that only in america can indian people serve mexican food to jews. :D

Feb 24, 2011
momdgp in Not About Food

Challah

honey should be used in place of the sugar.

Nov 19, 2010
momdgp in Recipes

Amaretto Pound Cake

I made it ... delicious! I would just recommend at least quadrupling the amount of Amaretto in the glaze, it was way too thick otherwise.

Nov 13, 2010
momdgp in Recipes

Vietnamese-Style Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce

30 seconds to submerge the rice paper is way too long. 20 seconds is much better, the wrappers will seem to be not quite ready, but will be pliable, easier to work with and continue to absorb the water clinging to it as well as moisture from the other ingredients.

Aug 14, 2010
momdgp in Recipes

Why Do People Always Order Ginger Ale When They Fly?

... or perhaps, like me, we simply prefer ginger ale to cola.

Aug 04, 2010
momdgp in Features

Looking for JFood!!!!! [Moved from General Topics board]

I still have a couple GG spurles. Mine have darkened and a little more worn than yours, but still going strong.

Jun 23, 2010
momdgp in Cookware

The Top Grocery-Store Etiquette Gaffes

I find that the 4-6pm crowd at the supermarket are the worst, probably because they are hungry, tired and need to get home to feed their families. But it's still not excusable. The best time seems to be after 7pm on a weekday or before 9am on Sunday.

Jun 09, 2010
momdgp in Features

Advice for Despised Laptop Users

In fact, you can bring your coffee into the library (at mine, anyway) and work on your own laptop the whole day with no one giving you the evil eye.

Sep 28, 2009
momdgp in Features

Root Beer Float

I thought it was called an ice cream float because ice cream floats on top of the soda, whether it goes in first or last, because of the air in it. And, that it becomes an ice cream soda if the ice cream is stirred/mixed into the soda.

Aug 11, 2009
momdgp in Recipes

Recipe Test: Yogurt Olive Oil Loaf Cake

If you were embarrassed to serve them to people, why did you do it? It reminds me of the joke: a guy opensthe fridge, pulls out a carton of milk, opens it, smells it, makes a horrible face, turns to his wife and says, "This milk is spoiled, here, taste it."

Jun 24, 2009
momdgp in Features

Chopped Chicken Livers

Epicurious.com lists kosher wines, including a sherry.

Apr 02, 2009
momdgp in Recipes

Hosting Your First Passover

Everyone seems a bit cranky to me today. So the chopped liver looks a little different! Since when is different bad? Why not something a little different for Pesach?

Apr 02, 2009
momdgp in Features

Chopped Chicken Livers

Thank you for correcting both recipes.

Mar 29, 2009
momdgp in Recipes

Chopped Chicken Livers

Thank you for making the corrections here as well.
PS In case you are counting votes, I prefer chopped liver chilled.

Mar 29, 2009
momdgp in Recipes

Passover Orange Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Thank you, Amy, for correcting the recipe!

Mar 29, 2009
momdgp in Recipes

Is Drinking Shower Water Bad?

How much water could someone possibly drink during a short shower to cause a problem? I'd be much more worried about someone who, for example, fills a pot with hot water to cook pasta.

Feb 20, 2009
momdgp in Features

Do you pronounce the "t" in moet?

This will probably show my age, but years ago Marcel Marceau did a Mo√ęt TV commercial, where he stated "Mo-et, with the T". Although he spoke aloud, I remember that he mimed the champagne glass.

Jan 04, 2009
momdgp in Wine