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Julia Child and Jacques Pepin SHIMMY behind the scenes

If you're on FaceBook you really should follow Jacques Pepin. That is where he shared this video of THE SHIMMY.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOA9C...

Aug 24, 2015
AreBe in Food Media & News

Dauphin Island, AL Dining Options?

I've had some good lunches at JT's Sunset Grill. They may permit your dog if you eat on their back porch - suggest you call them. If you plan on taking your dog and car across the ferry to eat lunch on the Orange Beach side you may want ask specifically about dog friendly spots on the eastern shore.

The Lighthouse Bakery looks good, but I have never been as I am more inclined to seafood and beer when I am on Island time.

Aug 24, 2015
AreBe in Central South

Pizza with pesto

Thanks for the photo!

Jul 30, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

Pizza with pesto

Will, I haven't seen those tomatoes. Are they canned? Do you put entire halves on the pizza or slice/dice?

Jul 24, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

Pizza with pesto

What's your FAX number? I'll feed a slice in my machine topping side down.

Jul 22, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking
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Pizza with pesto

Spinach is a good idea for after my basil plays out, and that mix of cheeses sounds great. Thanks.

Jul 22, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

Pizza with pesto

My Italian basil and Spicy Globe basil are producing more than I can eat. I picked some of each, washed well, and spun dry in the salad spinner - love that gadget.
Made pesto with garlic, S&P and TJ's Spanish olive oil - no nuts. Spread on Mama Mary's thin pizza crusts from the grocery shelf.
Topped one with halved grape tomatoes and chèvre. The other with Andouille (Edit: and onion) shaved on the mandoline, Italian blend shredded cheese, shaved tomato, spicy globe basil leaves, more cheese. Baked at 400F until the crusts began to curl. Oh my my my they were delicious!

When you make pizza with pesto:
How do you make your pesto?
What toppings do you use?

Jul 22, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

Fun things to do with huge basil leaves?

My bro-in-law made an app with pounded chicken breast rolled around basil leaves, wrapped with prosciutto, then pan fried.

Jul 22, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

RDU Area Advice Please

I'm sorry that I was alarmist, but I wanted you to get to the show -- unlike the disappointed fans who didn't see U2. I'm so happy things went as well as they did.

We rode DC Metro to the big Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary show on July 4 (EIGHT opening acts and the FOOS for $75). I hope one day the Raleigh/Triangle area has good mass transit.

Jul 20, 2015
AreBe in Southeast
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3 Night Anniversary Trip in August

Brigtsen's is one of the restaurants participating in the Coolinary deals in August. I just made a reservation for August 1 and was assured I don't have to commit to the three course special upon making the reservation, and that when we arrive any or all of our party can order that special or a la carte.

http://www.coolinaryneworleans.com/co...

Jul 17, 2015
AreBe in New Orleans

Apex NC? Anything good?

For at least 80% of our visits the onion rings are completely coated with batter and perfectly fried. On our last visit they were neither. We were with a friend who eats there at least once a week and she said she sees a difference in execution when the owner is not present.

I've never had a problem with a hamburger there, but on that same visit our friend's companion sent his burger back because the meat was not rare and the egg topper was not runny enough. He was pleased the second time, and I avoided looking at his plate.

Jul 14, 2015
AreBe in Southeast

Apex NC? Anything good?

We've had a couple of good meals at Daniel's in the last year.
Agree that the fish sandwich at Skipper's is great.
Younger son loves the rolls at Sushi Iwa.
Elder son & his wife love Wake Zone Espresso.
The carnitas at Rancherita are always good.
We go often to Lucky 32 and Abbey Road in Cary.

Jul 13, 2015
AreBe in Southeast

2 Blocks East of Capitol, Coffee, Take-Out, Meat/Veg grocery?

Thanks. We really enjoyed Peregrine.
The cheese merchant inside Eastern Market was Great! We got a good sourdough baguette to enjoy with the cheeses.

Tasso

We make Frank Brigtsen's grits cakes most years for our Mardi Gras party and a mustard sauce to dip them in. You can dress them up and serve them as Chef B does with either rabbit or fried boneless chicken.
http://www.gumbopages.com/food/meats/...

Jul 13, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

Received a BUNCH of pork chops... what to do??

Here's a good recipe from Will Owen
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9635...

I like to sear pork seasoned with S&P in the dutch oven, set the pork aside, add a chopped head of cabbage, sliced onion, more salt, put the pork on top, cover. Cook slowly either on stove or in onion. The pork steams until it's tender, and the pork fat melts into the cabbage.

Jul 07, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

RDU Area Advice Please

State readies for Stones traffic

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/loca...

Jun 29, 2015
AreBe in Southeast

2 Blocks East of Capitol, Coffee, Take-Out, Meat/Veg grocery?

In the District for Foo Fighters 20th anniversary show. We are AirBnB'ing 2 blocks east of the Capitol Building. 2nd St NW, between Constitution and Independece.
Any tips for:
Strong Coffee
Good Take Out
Meat/Veg for easy stir fry

Rock On and Don't Break a Leg!

Capitol Hill Recommendations

We are AirBnB'ing 2 blocks east of the Capitol Building. 2nd St NW, between Constitution and Independece.
Any tips for:
Strong Coffee
Good Take Out
Meat/Veg for easy stip fry

Rock On and Don't Break a Leg!

RDU Area Advice Please

Just in case Raleigh didn't learn from the horrible mistakes of the 2009 U2 concert traffic & parking I advise you to have a nice *lunch* then take a cooler, shade and some battery powered fans on to the stadium. Maybe even a fresh dry shirt too.

This article notes that traffic backed up in the area you must cross around 6:30PM for that show. http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=...

Jun 24, 2015
AreBe in Southeast

Pondering silverware...

What about a consignment shop? Even a shop that doesn't typically handle tableware might display a place setting with a description or photo of the full set.

Jun 22, 2015
AreBe in Cookware

Raleigh to Winston-Salem Breakfast rec

If you need to show up with donuts suggest you take a slight detour to NC Jelly Donuts at Elon. My son graduated from Elon U. two years ago and we dearly miss those apple fritters, they are so fine. They inject the jelly into the donuts before your eyes when you place your order. We never visited the location in Mebane, but the one in Elon/Burlington never disappointed.
http://ncjellydonuts.com/about.html

Jun 21, 2015
AreBe in Southeast

What to do with huge bag of frozen tiny shrimp?

Just saw this video of this same shrimp salad on our Raleigh, North Carolina TV station. Lisa Prince is with the NC Department of Agriculture, and Brian Shrader of WRAL have such great chemistry together.
http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/food/v...

Jun 12, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking
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Yapa - Are North Carolina wines any good?

I encourage you to visit Raffaldini to try their wines.

Here's a report of my tour of NC wineries from 2012.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8325...

Jun 08, 2015
AreBe in Wine

Rib Coward!!

Hope the ribs turn out well. So sorry you can't be with your son. Give the dogs some love, and enjoy the ribs, and I wish you all the best.

Jun 06, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking
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Rib Coward!!

We've followed these instructions four different times with excellent results for both spareribs and back ribs. No brine, dry rub, four hours at 250F, commercial sauce.
http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2009/03/...

Jun 04, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

What's For Dinner #366: It's summertime! [through May 29, 2015]

Spouse says a salad must be interesting or she gets bored with it so I made "The Most Interesting Salad in the World": roasted beets, Bosc pear, chèvre, orange vinaigrette over romaine.
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/ro...
I got out the powder free latex gloves to peel & cut the beets and will use the gloves more often in food prep.

Younger chow pup and his college jazz band just returned from a tour of Italy where he learned just how delicious limoncello can be. We set up a jug of our own that is extracting while he takes classes in the first summer session.

school wide cookout...dessert help

Ha! Rizzo did say it's for the adults.

May 21, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

school wide cookout...dessert help

Childhood friend shared this Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe from Facebook yesterday which got a group to discussing the best parts of grade school cafeteria lunches.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

May 21, 2015
AreBe in Home Cooking

Triangle Area - Source for dried angelica root?

Google shopping suggests Vitamin Shoppe or Walgreens for Dong Quai
https://www.google.com/shopping/produ...

May 21, 2015
AreBe in Southeast

Special meals on US Airways

You'll find a much larger group of US flyers at this forum.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/us-air...

May 15, 2015
AreBe in Special Diets