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local foods of North Carolina

I think quahogs are the same as little necks. I'm not sure, but I think so.

Aug 17, 2007
Stack8 in Southeast

local foods of North Carolina

Moon Pies got started in Tnn.

Aug 16, 2007
Stack8 in Southeast

Best Pots?

I put my Caphalon fry in the dishwasher and it messed it up too. I just put the thing in in the trash. I'm sure it's good cookware but you must hand wash it. I hate washing pots and pans so the only thing I hand wash are my good knives.

Aug 11, 2007
Stack8 in Cookware

Best Pots?

I have a set of stainless steel Cuisinart, a 12" nickel plated cast iron fry, and an LC dutch oven. I really like the the Cuisinart - good value - All Clad I think is over priced, byt it is execellant cookware.

Aug 11, 2007
Stack8 in Cookware

New Best Foods Mayonnaise - is it my imagination?

I''m a Dukes mayo person too. Hellmans can't touch it. Blue Plate is also very good and another if you can find it is JFG.

Aug 08, 2007
Stack8 in General Topics

Myrtle Beach, SC Where do we eat??

I think you would enjoy Luigi's Trattoria, 503 61st Ave. North. Myrtle Beach, SC. This is true Italian no Greek twist to it like Rossi's. Rossi's is good, but Luigi's is the real deal. Food a good burger, bar try Oscars in North Myrtle Beach on 17 Business across from N. Myrtle Beach Harley if you can take massive amounts of cig. smoke. Nice folks, good bar, good happy hour 4-7 pm Mon. thru Sat. Hope this helps.

Aug 07, 2007
Stack8 in General South Archive

Nickel-Plated Cast Iron Pans

You will not get nickel poisoning. These pans start out as reg. cast iron. They then go through a USDA approved electroless nickel plating process. The result of this is a pan with surface harder than stainless steel. This is why you could clean it with a steel wool pad if it were needed. They are also non-reactive and can be washed in the dishwasher. I have a couple of them and love them. LC looks nice but it will chip. The nickle plated pan my not be as good looking as looking, but it will get your attention. They are a real conversation piece in the kitchen. You would use them as you would any other cast iron pan, but you don't have to season them. Hope this helps.

Aug 07, 2007
Stack8 in Cookware

Weird Treatment at Portofino's

I think before I left, I would have a talk with the manager.

Aug 04, 2007
Stack8 in General South Archive

Your favorite steak - and how do you prepare it at home?

Many time I'll take a ribeye and just apply some light grey celtic sea salt along with some butchers grind black pepper.I then pan sear it a minute or so on each side and finish in a 375 degree oven. Some times before I put it in the oven I'll cover it in some Lee Kum Kee black pepper sauce and when done throw some chopped spring onions on top. YUM!

Aug 02, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking

Is fresh oregano in a tomato sauce a crime?

Put what you like in it. It's not a crime, you won't go to jail.

Jul 27, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking

purple hull peas

Purple Hull peas (Cowpeas) have been grown in the southeast since slavery. They grow very well in our hot, humid climate. I'm going to try the pinkeye pea sometime, I hear they are a little more "meaty". I understand that the regular purple hull pea was the original pea used in Hoppin John.

Jul 22, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking

Hamburger and E. coli

I like raw cookie dough too. Your right the gov. telling us how to cook our hamburgers. What's next? Rome is burning !

Jul 20, 2007
Stack8 in General Topics

Hamburger and E. coli

In NC, by law burgers served at restaurants must be cooked to med. or more. I think this is also true here in SC.

Jul 20, 2007
Stack8 in General Topics

Charlotte, NC comfort food

steveindurham, I'll pan fry mine once in a while too. Your right, the breading does turn out nice and light. That Greek place your thinking about may be San Remo. I used to go every morning.

Jul 18, 2007
Stack8 in General South Archive

Charlotte, NC comfort food

Yellow summer squash sliced into about 1/4" rounds and then deep fried. I bread it it in corn meal and fry in peanut or canola oil.

Jul 15, 2007
Stack8 in General South Archive

Charlotte, NC comfort food

Gus' Sir Beef on Monroe Rd. That fried squash is outstanding. Get their early or the line to get in in will be around the building.

Jul 15, 2007
Stack8 in General South Archive

Slow Cooker Questions

I've got a Rival and It does just fine. Bought it at Walmart. Al-Clads price is way out of line.

Jul 08, 2007
Stack8 in Cookware

Treadeau Garlic Press

I've really enjoyed my Zyliss. I think they make them in two sizes, I bought the larger one based on what a lot of Chowhounds recommended. It works great.

Jul 05, 2007
Stack8 in Cookware

Food Franchises That Don't Suck

Chick-Fil-A has a good GRILLED chicken sandwich. They use peanut oil in my area for deep frying. No trans fat. Sorry about the very, very, small percent of folks that can't deal with peanuts. As for forcing on-the-job prayer sessions on thier employees, I'll have to ask a buddy of mine who is a Chick-Fil-A franchise owner about that. That would bother me too.

Jun 30, 2007
Stack8 in Chains

Online Italian Food Store?

DItalia.com has a lot of good basics.

Jun 28, 2007
Stack8 in General Topics

peanut oil in china: is it number #1 cooking oil?

I enjoy using peanut oil. When I can find one imported from China I'll buy it over Dukes or Lu Ana. Chick-Fil-A uses it 100%. Peanut allergies are a problem to only a very,very small precentage of the population. I also use soy oil as well as olivie oil. The peanut oil price in my area is about the same as extra virgin olive oil. But peanut oil takes the heat better.

Jun 25, 2007
Stack8 in China & Southeast Asia

Pork Chops past their time?

I'm sorry, but yes toss 'em

Jun 24, 2007
Stack8 in General Topics

Grits

Thanks so much for all the ideas. I'll post how it all turned out.

Jun 24, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking

Grits

Thanks Davwud. I know that they would be better than instant. I'm so pushed for time in the AM, but I still want to eat a good breakfast.

Thanks again.

Jun 24, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking

Grits

It takes about 45 mins. I'll stir them every once in a while. The point is I don't have 40 mins. I don't have 20 mins. I've got to get it done as quickly as I can. I guess I'll go back to instant. 4 mins. in the microwave.

Jun 24, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking

Grits

I have heard that you can cook non instant grits in the microwave. If that is the case it would sure be nice as opposed to standing at the stove for nearly an hour. If any one has a method of doing this I would be very greatful.

Jun 24, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking

Driving from So Fla to Raleigh - need recs in GA, SC, NC near I-95

I've had Maurice's 'Q before in W. Cola many times. Not bad. I like E. NC style the best but what in the world is this in your face agenda you all are talking about at Maurice's place in Santee. My Mom and Dad used to live in Santee and I used to love going to see them in Santee and playing a little golf. But at that time Maurice did not have a place in Santee. If we went out we would go to Clark's. But you must remember this was in the '80s.

Jun 17, 2007
Stack8 in General South Archive

NEW BBQ PLACE IN MYRTLE BEACH

Has anybody tried the new NC Style Lexington BBQ place in Myrtle Beach? If so how was it.

Jun 10, 2007
Stack8 in General South Archive

Great article in USA Today about the NC BBQ Trail

Thanks cackalackie, I really enjoyed that video.

Jun 08, 2007
Stack8 in Food Media & News

Tahini vs. Chinese sesame paste... same?

I understand the FDA has issued a recall on some of the Maranatha tahini. I don't use it but you might want to check out the FDA web site to be sure.

Jun 04, 2007
Stack8 in Home Cooking