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Best Food Cities in Northern NE?

If you are going to go as far as Burlington why not go a little further and goto Montreal? More options, more adventure, better food.

Aug 14, 2014
chilihead in Northern New England

Worst Cooking show Buzzwords

Foodie.
Why would anyone infantilize gluttony?

Jul 24, 2014
chilihead in Food Media & News

Dinners near Burlington

Sakura has gone sadly down hill recently, our past two visits have been not quite right, the heart has seemed to left the place.

May 13, 2014
chilihead in Northern New England

Take-out or self-catering in Burlington, VT?

here is the farmer's market website
http://www.burlingtonfarmersmarket.org

My wife is a regular at the food bar at City Market and I find it far more bearable than Healthy Living. August First Bakery/Cafe and Great Harvest Bakery are in the range of what you describe as well.

Feb 26, 2013
chilihead in Northern New England

Impromptu road trip with family in Burlington VT area

But you can't get those here. NY bagels that is.

Oct 13, 2012
chilihead in Northern New England

Impromptu road trip with family in Burlington VT area

One of the most unique places in Burlington is Myers Bagels. It is about a half mile from City Hall and specializes in Montreal Style bagels, which are honey boiled and wood fire baked.
It is tucked behind an antique junk shop by the old Barge Canal on Pine Street.
I'm not talking about fine dining here, just something different. Early mornings are best for watching the process in action or for picking up some picnic supplies.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/myers-bagel-b...

Oct 13, 2012
chilihead in Northern New England

What do you make in your pressure cooker?

Huh. I've actually fried chicken in a pressure cooker, a SEB from France, and it came out fine.
And yes it was scary the first time.

Oct 11, 2012
chilihead in Home Cooking

Specific idea for Burlington VT - romantic

We're having the same problem thinking up a place to go for a milestone birthday. The choices run from over-rated to bad.

Oct 03, 2012
chilihead in Northern New England

36 hours in Burlington, VT

Having lived here a decade or so I'd say Myer's Bagels.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/myers-bagel-b...

While more part of Montreal's food tradition than Vermont's this is a unique place, not fine dining but worth picking up a few for a picnic.

Sep 13, 2012
chilihead in Northern New England

Movies That Changed A Food Forever

Like water for chocolate, especially the watermelon sequence.

Sep 01, 2012
chilihead in Food Media & News

Warning - General Mills bought Liberté yogurt, it's now Yoplait crap for premium price!

Yep, this timeline just about matches when we stopped buying Liberte and started using another brand. Looks like our tastebuds were aware of news that the rest of us were not.

Aug 31, 2012
chilihead in General Topics

Yuca instead of potatoes - salt cod recipe

Interesting conversation. Having lived for a bit in Colombia this dish seems familiar, minus the peanuts.

Apr 08, 2012
chilihead in Home Cooking

Asian Markets in Burlington, VT?

It used to be a Dairy Queen, now it is essentially the same but called something like "Dairy Barn."

Dec 13, 2011
chilihead in Northern New England

Asian Markets in Burlington, VT?

The one on North street is still there and should have what you need plus a Tibetian food oriented shop opened up just opposite.
There is another Vietnamese store just opposite of the Dairy Queen as well (I think that is North Winooski.)

Dec 07, 2011
chilihead in Northern New England

vermont mystic pie company

I just was at the Shaw's Supermarket on Rt 7 in Burlington and confirmed that they carry both apple and blueberry. From the appearance of the freezer display it looks like they might be distributed by the same folks as American Flatbread.

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American Flatbread
46 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673

Nov 21, 2011
chilihead in Northern New England

vermont mystic pie company

I recall seeing them at the Shaw's on Shelburne Rd/Rt 7, and I would imagine that they could be found at City Market as well.
I'll double check the next time I'm there.

Nov 09, 2011
chilihead in Northern New England

vermont mystic pie company

Saw a stack of them at the local mega mart the other week, of course I do live in Vermont, take from that what you will.

Oct 20, 2011
chilihead in Northern New England

Madera's in Burlington - How's The Food?

I think it is still there, but I found the place horrible when I went there so it has dropped off my radar.
Skinny Pancake is a crepe place just around the corner from there and does lunch.

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Skinny Pancake
60 Lake St Ste 1A, Burlington, VT 05401

May 05, 2011
chilihead in Northern New England

Where to buy dried chiles (ancho) in Burlington, Vermont????

They have one pound bags of anchos and new mexican peppers in the produce aisle at the Shaws on Shelburne Rd for about the same price that could find it on line without the shipping cost.

Apr 22, 2011
chilihead in Northern New England

Cardamom - Acquired taste? Or is a spice that is either loved or hated?

Years ago I worked with someone from Nepal. One afternoon during a break I noticed that he was snacking on something & I asked him what he was chewing. It was whole cardimom pods. Always curious I tried it out and have kept the occasional habit for twenty years, it really clears the sinus'.

Apr 18, 2011
chilihead in General Topics

In Burlington...

My wife frequently ends up at Pauline's with out of town business clients, but only because it is a midpoint between our place and her main partner's. She rates it as o.k.

Jul 22, 2010
chilihead in Northern New England

Anything new in Burlington, Vt. ?

If you're willing to drive an hour an a half, go to Montreal. Half the drive time, many more options.

As far as Burlington goes, hit the Farmer's market in City Hall park (on Saturday) and maybe Fresh Market on Pine Street for some VT cheese and bread, fill up your picnic basket and head down to the waterfront to watch the lake.

Jul 05, 2010
chilihead in Northern New England

Who makes the best pizza in New England?

Rosario's in Milton Vermont claims to have the best pizza in New England or your money back. It isn't but everyone around there is too polite to say anything.

Aug 06, 2009
chilihead in All New England Archive

Pizza recommendations for Lansing/MSU area

My nephew is going off to MSU in the fall and considering the combined factors of his mother's (and my brother's) wonderful cooking, his appetite and the nature of college dorm "food" I am concerned that he will starve.

So I am looking for recommendations on where I should get him some gift certificates for off-campus eating or delivery service.

Thanks

Aug 04, 2009
chilihead in General Midwest Archive

finnan haddie

They carry it at the local grocery, Price Chopper, here in Vermont.

Jul 05, 2009
chilihead in All New England Archive

You may laugh at me, but please stop long enough to answer my question

Oops, missed that point.
I have a whole mess of what I consider "cooking spoons." They are the sort of spoon that Jethro from the original Beverly Hillbillies would have used to eat cereal. I somehow have an even dozen. Each one holds four tablespoons easily. If one is "dirty" I chuck it in the sink and grab another.

Jun 23, 2009
chilihead in General Topics

cooking for a new beau for the first time! help!

I have two opposing contributions.
1) My beloved adored that the first meal I served her consisted of steamed vegetables, rice, homemade asian style pickles and seaweed.
2) I have (in my dating days, long gone) like the tactic of complex dishes with long periods of "spare time" in between steps. The down time is good time, the house is warm and welcoming, lots of things are possible (and they don't get the idea that a meal just appears out of nowhere.)

Jun 23, 2009
chilihead in Home Cooking

You may laugh at me, but please stop long enough to answer my question

I understand the concern. My beloved cannot touch raw chicken, and I have come to treat anything that comes in touch with chicken like toxic waste. All knives, cutting boards and bowls go immediately into the dishwasher, and I mean immediately. The bag that we brought it home in and all of the wrappings go out into the trash, by the garage right away.
If you are bothered by the mockery just give them some undercooked chicken, their bowels will bring them around.

Jun 23, 2009
chilihead in General Topics

Effect of the recession on your eating habits.

I've been using my pressure cookers allot more often, the tough cuts become tender far easier with these I find.

While I have always been a gardener this year I broke my rule of "no food plants in the front yard" and planted a fairly large kitchen garden in what is the sunniest part of the property. I moved the ornamentals out back where there is more shade and put up a short fence to keep the neighborhood dogs from peeing on my squash.

Come fall, what we can't eat I will pickle and can.

Jun 15, 2009
chilihead in General Topics

everyday coffee

Cafe Bustelo, part out of habit, part for the taste, and part out of graphic design appreciation.

Jun 13, 2009
chilihead in General Topics