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The Taste, episode 3, Happy Holidays -- Spoilers

Agreed. I like to think at least some of us will get to that point in our careers, or in our lives, where we can dress any way we like.

BTW;I haven't been watching, but I'm getting a bit desperate without new Top chef episodes.

about 20 hours ago
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

In your seasonal culinary garden, what do you grow EVERY year?

Ooops! Also collards, kale, parsley +/- chard in the fall/winter.

1 day ago
Shrinkrap in Gardening

In your seasonal culinary garden, what do you grow EVERY year?

I am in No Cal with decent space (0.5 acre), but on a hillside with lots of tree roots and really hot summers. I am from Queens, New York, where my dad from Huntsville, Alabama had me swearing I would never eat another home grown tomato.

It took many years, but I was wrong.

I have grown tomatoes from seed for years, but found them more cost effective to buy. Well,at least the heirlooms. I still do determinates for cooking, in self watering planters, but am more into peppers. Especially chinenses, poblanos and frying peppers.

I lived in So Cal for a bit, but felt I could never afford it.

I try to take advantage of fall-winter-spring seasons, lately in self watering planters.

My serrano peppers are still going strong on my deck, my Chinenses are in my garage under lights.

Started garlic,favas, sugar snaps,a few onions,shallot seeds and bulbs in November.

My son is in college in So Cal and growing chinenses in pots.

Dec 22, 2014
Shrinkrap in Gardening

How to preserve Meyer Lemons

I make some every year! Here is a related thread I started around this time four years ago.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6826...

Dec 20, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

Please help me choose a restaurant gift card in Santa Monica

Same question; Any updates? ( Last year I seem to recall doing SM Seafood and Portofino; both well recieved).

Dec 19, 2014
Shrinkrap in Los Angeles Area

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #9 – 12/17/14 (spoilers)

I would have picked "Needful things" and gone crazy with "anything I want...for a price". Or "It". Or "The Stand". Or maybe "Fire Starter"!

Dec 18, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

The science behind candied nut recipes?

Found this one from Alton Brown who uses

kosher salt
ground cumin
cayenne pepper
ground cinnamon
dried ground orange peel
pecan halves
unsalted butter
light brown sugar
packed dark brown sugar
water

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

The science behind candied nut recipes?

One more from Alton Brown

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...

Dec 18, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

The science behind candied nut recipes?

Bumping this because of a request from my sister about orange flavored ones.I remember eating some store bought ones with three flavors; one of which was orange I think they were of the egg white persuasion,. I'm thinking it was in the seventies. Anybody?

Dec 18, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #9 – 12/17/14 (spoilers)

Thanks Linda. That was rough!

Dec 17, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

The 2014 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

That could well be the case. The first was certainly a tough act to follow.

Dec 17, 2014
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The 2014 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

Don't get me wrong! I never pass a WS without going in, and there is always a catalog in the house. Sometimes I even BUY something! But "on sale", and not that ebelskiver thingy. (My son bugged me for one forever.)

Dec 13, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

The 2014 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

Yay! My own little "Miracle on 34 th Street"!

Top Chef Boston: Last Chance Kitchen (spoilers)

Thanks Chefhound!

Did Tom say the crepe was "good"? Wasn't that the one where he said it was "definitely better"?

Dec 13, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #8 – 12/10/14 (spoilers)

Around here we call that "volunteering"!

Dungeness Crab Prices 2014/2015 Season

$5.99/lb, live in tanks in Vacaville ("We're here....deal with it!") "Country Square Market" today.

I usually buy at $4.99.

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #8 – 12/10/14 (spoilers)

Best New Restaurant, premiering Jan 21.

http://www.bravotv.com/best-new-resta...

Dec 11, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Pork hocks and feet - Long pig feet

Just bought some front feet.

Dec 11, 2014
Shrinkrap in Home Cooking

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #8 – 12/10/14 (spoilers)

AND he has a new show! Hmmmm.......

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #8 – 12/10/14 (spoilers)

I see. So not "people shopping for her"?

Dec 11, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #8 – 12/10/14 (spoilers)

Got me some jack fruit (,and Dungeness crabs, some FRONT pig feet (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/465625 ), some tamarind pods and some gochujang)! I will post a picture soon, but I like it! Totally get the juicy fruit reference ( cantaloupe, mango, pineapple?), but not at all stinky or artificial tasting.

Dec 11, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #8 – 12/10/14 (spoilers)

I found myself thinking "Wow! That smile looks genuine!".

But when did she buy all that? What seemed about ten minutes in she was looking for someone to help with cheese, and she ends with enough time to play a prank on Richard!

Dec 11, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #8 – 12/10/14 (spoilers)

Thanks Linda!

It's official; "Cute" is not what most grown women want to hear.

Doug seems increasingly serious. He is great at making seemingly supportive comments. Tonight he added "...whatever" after a parry with Mexikosher guy. I think Doug is (also) "the real deal".

Increasingly noting judges comments that start with "did you think.......?" Is there a good answer?

What's happening with Mei? She's young.....she'll be back.

Thought Melissa should go before Adam, but not because of the food. Can't remember anything he MADE but TOTALLY remember HIM. I think of Melissa as the one with the knife cuts..."This is Top Chef! Not Top Knife Cuts"!

Go Greg! Way to prepare for a chowder challenge. (Interesting, his mention of George still having a lot of recipes left. And how tall is HE?)

I was sure you won this Greg........Oh well; I'm picking up some jackfruit.

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #7 – 12/03/14 (spoilers)

"Yahoo Food has completely changed from the last time I checked. "

I know; right?

FWIW

"Cherry Bombe is a biannual magazine dedicated to celebrating women and food; it was launched last year via a Kickstarter campaign by Yahoo Food Editor-in-Chief Kerry Diamond and graphic designer Claudia Wu. Named one of Adweek’s Hottest Newcomers of 2014, Cherry Bombe is part of a recent boom in indie magazines. "

Dec 10, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Is it just me, or is this really utterly ridiculous?

NVM

Dec 10, 2014
Shrinkrap in Greater Boston Area

Crab season off to stellar start

Is there no 2014 crab discussion yet? Ooops! Found it! For some reason this didn't come up with a search.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/996052

Is it just me, or is this really utterly ridiculous?

Wow! Talk about .......what is this called (everybody on the internet piling on and causing some response)?

Is it just me, or is this really utterly ridiculous?

That reminds me of some pretty big health insurance websites. They sometimes claim docs on their panel that have never been on their panel, haven't been on them for years, or even physicians who are deceased! The doctor can't access the website to change it, but has to deal with the tearful and angry calls.

Dec 10, 2014
Shrinkrap in Greater Boston Area

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #7 – 12/03/14 (spoilers)

Nice! I'd never heard of that mag! I might check it out! (..and The Brown Sugar Kitchen and cookbook)

Here's a link to a story about it.

https://www.yahoo.com/food/the-new-sc...

Dec 10, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News

Top Chef Boston – Ep. #7 – 12/03/14 (spoilers)

And she's amazing-looking.

Dec 10, 2014
Shrinkrap in Food Media & News