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Why did Julia Child use electric burners?

Boy do they ever sell cookware!

Nov 11, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Cookware

Mer Cheri Bar & Grille in Pearland

Yes, I agree, Floyds in Pearland is a good place. Raw oysters and shrimp reasonably priced and delicious. Bloody Marys are great,,,served with a large shrimp & olive. Yum.

Nov 09, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Houston

Mer Cheri Bar & Grille in Pearland

Vistied a new restaurant/martini bar in Pearland and just wanted others to know that I was very disappointed with what I found. I was told that this was a fun place to hear music and get a martini (from a wide selection). Yes, the martini was good, but the service & atmosphere were nothing special. It took forever for a waiter to take our order and the place wasn't even busy. The host seemed bored and could care less about our seating. We ordered gumbo and thought it didnt have enough seafood in it. Yuk.
Don't recommend this place.

Nov 07, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Houston

Sandra Lee could be the next first lady of New York?

Ohhh, those waste-of-time-and-money tablescapes!!! I can't remember, do the tablescapes, match the kitchen curtains, appliances, the meal AND her outfit??? Sick.

Nov 07, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Sandra Lee could be the next first lady of New York?

Agreed! Maybe she should devote the time she spends changing her kitchen to color match her meals to helping other needy, less fortunate people. She is a waste of time and money,,,for sure.

Nov 04, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Sandra Lee could be the next first lady of New York?

Oh that horrible Kwanzaa cake with corn nuts and canned apple filling. Egads! And will she change the kitchen curtains to match whatever "meal" is being served. And wear a matching sweater, like when she made polenta and wore a yellow one. She's a nightmare of a role model.

Nov 03, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Ina Garten, the "Barefoot Contessa" is going to get sexy and violent?

Ohh, that is funny. That should be quite a show!

Nov 03, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Cracker Barrel

The STARS are a level of training; you get 5 cents more per hour; a discount if the retail store there. No big deal -- some servers don't even care about all that and still have the Rising Star apron. It's a gimmick...being a server there is NOT rocket science,,,come on!

Nov 03, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Chains

New Jacques Pépin series to look forward to

Why do these cooking show hosts cook with their families; it never seems very comfortable???
And YES, Lidia's "wine expert" son is so arrogant!

Nov 02, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Palazzo's Trattoria

Visited this restaurant the other night and was hugely disappointed. Waiter who is bald was trying to sell us over priced wine we didn't want. He was in a big hurry and didn't seem to care at all. The food was okay, but nothing to get excited about. Will not go back.

Oct 25, 2010
ChefGirl412 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Paula Deen on Larry King

Paula Deen is a hoot and a half! She was great on Larry King, even though he seemed lost as to who she is most of the time.

Aug 15, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

The Next Food Network Star

Funny! And NO I will not be watching a show these clowns would host. I'll bet, you won't see a show put on . . . that is why FN is promoting #4 NOW.

Jul 09, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Alton Brown

Alton Brown is wonderful. I love some of the outtakes on his shows, really funny. He's the best FN has to offer these days. Ohh, love Ina but we need some new shows,,,come on!

Jul 02, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

The Next Food Network Star

LOL and I completely agree! Even Alton Brown couldn't help these nut cases. No way would I watch a show any of them would host. Last season Alton really was great in focusing some of the contestants - this time,,,,forget it !!!

Jul 02, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Good Eats in the Castro, SF

Current recommendations for good restaurants in the Castro...any kind of cuisine. Thanks!

Jun 24, 2007
ChefGirl412 in San Francisco Bay Area

what are you eating right now?

1:30AM here in CA...nibbling on lobster brought home from work (restaurant)

Jun 17, 2007
ChefGirl412 in General Topics

Ratatouille

Count me in...

Jun 15, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

The Next Food Network Star

Okay, just tuned in for the first time to this God awful show. Was glued to the other two previous shows, and this one is just such a disappointment. The contestants are so low caliber (sorry to say); where did they find these people??? Giada, please, remember, she was a nervous wreck trying to get the knack for in-front-of-the camera-cooking; she needs to be a little more compassionate with her critisism; almost painful to watch this side of her. I don't buy it.....the judges, the premise,,,NO THANKS.

Jun 15, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

TOFU recipes pls.

Looking for some new ideas/recipes using one of my favorites,,,tofu. I usually do tofu/veg. stir fries, tofu curry, or MaPoTofu. Need something new. Thanks!

May 25, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Home Cooking

Graduate From Culinary School, Then Be In Debt The Rest Of Your Life

Yeah, I think community colleges are the way to go. The one here where I live, teaches everything one would need to know to get a job in the culinary field. So much less expensive. Such a rip off...$60,000, and not a good paying job when you graduate. Come on......

May 20, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Restaurants near Corte Madera

I'm definitely going to check out Buckeye. Ended up going to Left Bank in Larkspur - had a great lunch in front of the fireplace.

Apr 22, 2007
ChefGirl412 in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurants near Corte Madera

Need suggestions for a good restaurant near Corte Madera for lunch OR dinner. Not outrageously expensive,,,thinking Mexican fare. Thx.

Apr 20, 2007
ChefGirl412 in San Francisco Bay Area

Upcoming Food Network Awards

It sucked !

Apr 15, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Rao's maranara sauce @ $10 - What gives?

not worth the money,,,2 cents

Apr 14, 2007
ChefGirl412 in General Topics

Pkg. Shredded CHEESE

All great information - thank you! More than answered all my questions.

Apr 14, 2007
ChefGirl412 in General Topics

Cooking Light

A few of my favorites are: Chicken Bruschetta, Champion Chicken Parmesan, Baked Polenta w/Swiss Chard, Chicken Cacciatore, Malaysia Chicken Pizza, Molasses-Oat Banana Bread, Ma Po Tofu

Apr 13, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Home Cooking

MOVIES w/ food themes

Where did you rent this movie? Thx.

Apr 09, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Food Media & News

Favorite Barefoot Contessa Recipes?

Coeur a la Creme w/Raspberry sauce - Heavenly !

Apr 09, 2007
ChefGirl412 in Home Cooking

DIM SUM in SF Chinatown

No, just the dim sum items. I would definitely go back sometime.

Apr 09, 2007
ChefGirl412 in San Francisco Bay Area

Ben & Jerry's Flavors

What's in Phish food?

Apr 08, 2007
ChefGirl412 in General Topics