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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

That's terrible. Hope it's resolved soon, but a gin and seltzer can certainly help you relax about it!

39 minutes ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Given a choice of swordfish or veal chops, our son chose swordfish, so that's WFD. We're so happy to have him home, that he gets to rule the dinner roost. Bruschetta on Poilane bread to start, and corn salad with. Tomorrow we head up to Maine for a wedding, so I'm really looking forward to some lobster rolls, to say nothing of a fried clam tasting rjbh20 is talking about for our ride home Sunday.

about 2 hours ago
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

A lovely looking loaf!

about 4 hours ago
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What's good in Greenwich right now?

I second all the Port Chester recommendations, and I will add Tarry Market, which is next door to Tarry Lodge. They have very good items to take out, or to eat at the tables in the front of the market. I have not been there, but Bar Taco also in Port Chester has a lot of fans for those interested in somewhat of a nighttime scene on the water, and decent tacos.

about 9 hours ago
roxlet in Southern New England

Giada says Italians like to use breadcrumbs instead of parmesan. Recipe examples?

That looks fabulous!

about 12 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Welcome back!

about 12 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Sounds great, and welcome to wfd!

about 12 hours ago
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Amusing menu gaffes - what's yours? [moved from Boston board]

In an email from out club about this week's menu:

"A taste that will please your pallet..."

1 day ago
roxlet in Not About Food

What's good in Greenwich right now?

On Delavan Avenue, just south of Greenwich (I believe one exit), is Burgers, Shakes and Fries, my favorite burgers in the area, and better than Shake Shack for my money.

1 day ago
roxlet in Southern New England

Giada says Italians like to use breadcrumbs instead of parmesan. Recipe examples?

Giada is an idiot. She makes all kinds of generalizations about Italian food. One of my favorite episodes than I've seen is when her aunt looked on in horror as she added meatballs to carbonara. "But then it's not carbonara," the aunt said, protesting. But Giada didn't care. She does whatever comes into her head, and sells it as authentic Italian food.

As I understand it, breadcrumbs are part of cucina povera -- the cooking of poor people. My father's family was from Sicily, and my mother's from Salerno, so breadcrumbs did make frequent appearances on pasta -- and other dishes -- at our table. They were never used together with cheese, and parmigiana was a rare thing since Romano is much more common in southern Italy.

1 day ago
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Gorgeous, puffy things!

1 day ago
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Pie Crust Help

Like the other posters upthread, I believe that not enough water is the culprit. I consider myself a very experienced pie baker, and I have found that many recipes drastically understate the amount of water needed to make a pie dough that will come together properly, and roll out without cracking. When I taught a pie-making class, I suggested to my students to use a spray bottle with ice water in it to moisten the bits of flour/butter that remain dry after adding the water suggested in the recipe. King Arthur Flour has an interesting technique wherein you dump the dough onto a piece of parchment (as well as use a spray bottle), and fold the paper over and press on the ragged dough to help it come together without overworking it and forming gluten.

Here is the blog post, which is very helpful: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2...

Jul 22, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I think less custardy than a canelé, but still delicious!

Jul 22, 2014
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Our son arrived home today after 5 weeks away, and before he got home, he made it clear that his request for dinner was wings. Buffalo wings. Thai wings. BBQ wing. rjbh20 is happy to oblige, and the wings are underway!

Jul 22, 2014
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

Yum, yum!

Jul 22, 2014
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Fantasy Cuisine [Central Ave, Hartsdale]

Looks very interesting! Thanks for the scans.

Jul 22, 2014
roxlet in New York State (exc. NYC)

What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

We wound up inviting some neighbors for a very enjoyable dinner!

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #314 - Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon Edition

We were supposed to have a fellow contestant of rjbh20's from the first season of The Taste to dinner, but unfortunately the gentleman and his friend were unable to make it at the last minute. I made a large corn salad, and there is left over sirloin and left over high temperature chicken. Leftovers would be my choice for dinner. There was a lovely side of salmon that was going to get hot-smoked, but I'm thinking we should freeze it for a dinner with more than 2 people. We'll see what the man thinks about this. Meanwhile, there is that fabulous Gateau Basque that I made for dessert, still available to be enjoyed as well. I had a little slice -- just to taste, you understand -- and it's fabulous. You can keep all your pound cakes, and I'll take this. Happily! And on another happy note, our son will be home tomorrow, and has already lodged his dinner request, which is wings three ways: Buffalo, Thai, and BBQ. rjbh20 is happy to oblige!

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

No kidding! You are!

Jul 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I just sampled it since our dinner company bailed. It is super delicious -- crunch and creamy, rich vanilla taste. A very dangerous cake for me since it's right in my wheelhouse. Must find someone to off-load it to!!

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

I was just joking -- riffing on your post in terms of what I am doing right now -- making corn salad!

Sorry you can't eat it. :(

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Haha

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

C.O.R.N. Make corn salad out of leftover corn for tonight.

Jul 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

I think it was maybe 90 minutes. I'm just trying to remember how long I initially set the timer for. I think it was 70 minutes, then stuck in a toothpick, and it seemed kind of gloppy inside. Set it for ten, thought the same, so set it for 10 more. As you can see from the photo, it's not that dark a brown.

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

Yes, celebrate and enjoy!

Jul 21, 2014
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What's for Dinner #313 - There's a Summer Place Edition! [through July 21, 2014]

True! They're the Sprats!

Jul 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Yes, and I was happy it didn't sink! I might have baked it on the low end of 325, so maybe that helped. Can't wait to cut it later.

Jul 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

He was. First season.

Jul 21, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

The Gateau Basque right out of the oven. If they hadn't had a photo of it on the web site, I would have been disappointed -- it's such a homely thing. But I have faith that it's going to be terrific! Can't wait to try it tomorrow!

Jul 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? July edition, part 2!

Pastry cream is chilling!

I will certainly do that too, as well as baking the cake on a sheet pan.

Jul 20, 2014
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