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I kind of remember writing an article like this for chow many years ago. Can you guys fix the by line?

Jun 04, 2010
YaRoo in Recipes

Searching for Good Eats in the Manchester VT area

Hi we are planning a snowboarding trip at Stratton and staying in Manchester VT. Does anyone have any decent recs for places to eat? We are up for anything from casual to formal.

Jan 13, 2010
YaRoo in Northern New England

How Do We Shop?

I definitely cook by what I find in the markets. I enjoy making up the menu as I shop in the morning. Sometimes, I'll even plan ahead and can stuff that I find. Last year, I bought 28 pounfs of tomatoes and canned them so I can have tomato sauce all winter long.

Jul 13, 2007
YaRoo in Features

In the Weeds

Mercury is in retrograde in Cancer, the sign of food and real estate.

9 days to slaughter a goat? Are they a Halal meat restaurant?

This is insanely hilarious from a yaroo (the vegetarian) stand point.

Jun 22, 2007
YaRoo in Features

Indian Mangos!!!

Yes, those were certainly great mangos at Tabla. They are not Alphonsos however. But the kind that is gooey sweet and un-stringy. Floyd (chef at Tabla) said he's got 100 cases, but he's been seving them all weekend, so any interested parties should get themselves there.

Jun 10, 2007
YaRoo in Manhattan

Wow, You Eat a Lot

I am acquainted with two fashion models who are both over 5'11" and weighs around 100 pounds. The thing is they are both blessed with such incredible metabolisms that they can out eat everyone at the table. While I hating eating with them beacuse I always ended up paying a larger share of the bill eating less than they do, I hate the snide comments of my friends purging even more.

Jun 06, 2007
YaRoo in Features

Sell Samosas, Go to Jail?

Too true! In India, the street food tradition dates back to the Moghuls, and is closely identified by the region. It was said that the Moghul king Barbur bought street food to India from central Asia.

May 24, 2007
YaRoo in Features

None of Your Business

I don't get it. If I am using an embarrassing ingredient, like Knoor bouillion cubes or store bought stock, it shouldn't be a big deal. Afterall, anyone who is my friend shouldn't really be judging me. Then again, i am one of those people who will share every recipe in my repetoire.

May 09, 2007
YaRoo in Features

Your favourite thing to do with artichokes...?

I love simple artichoke perparation. Cook the hearts in water with a bit of salt, peppercorn, lemon juice, onions, and bouquet garni. Once they are tender, serve with chopped lemon confit and an added sprits of fresh lemon juice. It's one of the most popular party dishes.

May 04, 2007
YaRoo in Home Cooking

You Are What You Don't Eat

Can someone send this to all the airlines please? Whenever I ordered the vegetarian meal on an airplane, I always seemed to get chicken. And, I hate chicken!

May 02, 2007
YaRoo in Features

P*Ong -- Rough edges, serious flaws

Are we talking about two different places? Yes, the service needs a little polish but that's only natural for a place that is only a week old. If this is your first week on the job, would you be a star at it? The portions are at P*Ong are not miniscule by my standards. I believe too many people equate quantity with quality (perhaps a reason why obesity is a problem in this country?). This is not the type of food that is eaten by the mountainful. It's a range of delicate flavors to be savored. As for price point, the ingredients used in the dishes should make them worth every penny.

Apr 27, 2007
YaRoo in Manhattan

Gilt-Free Cooking

Well, he doesn't understand why people think he's a bad boy or that he's controversial, when he's really just a very nice guy.

Oct 08, 2006
YaRoo in Features

Your Dog, the Gourmet

I admit to buying fancy dog food for my dog but only because it has better nutritional content....having said that, the monster actually has a prefernce system to eating. If he knows you have sashimi grade tuna, he will ignore the pieces of bread on the table, and if he knows you have steak, well, damn if he's going to touch that tuna, and if he knows that you have foie gras (it's still legal in NYC), he'll forget about the steak. Otherwise, nothing beats First Ave. East Village garbage. His picky palate is my fault entirely.

Sep 22, 2006
YaRoo in Features