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Best purchase you made last year - who knew

Rice Cooker

Jan 18, 2007
ChefD in Cookware

Who is taking over for Seth @ Cosmos? [MSP]

Yeah, I don't know how serious it is. I just heard it was one of the places he briefly mentioned on Andrew Zimmerns show last Saturday

Jan 11, 2007
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Who is taking over for Seth @ Cosmos? [MSP]

Rumor is that Brown is checking out Mill City Cafe as an option for himself

Jan 11, 2007
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Cooking Light City Rankings

I like the healthy recipes in cooking light.. There are lots of ads, but other than Cook's Illustrated, what magazine doesn't these days??

Jan 06, 2007
ChefD in Food Media & News

Twin Cities: Do you Love or Hate or Just Yawn about BIG BOWL

I'm not a geography expert, but I'd guess that Mandarin Kitchen is about 5 miles from Big Bowl at the Galleria

Jan 04, 2007
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

$100 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card - - What would you buy?

I'd go to the store, find a beautiful (single of course) lady and ask if she could help me decide how to spend it at dinner that evening. :-)

Jan 04, 2007
ChefD in Cookware

Cooking Light City Rankings

I didn't notice a topic already started on this...but the new Cooking Light magazine has a number of Midwest cities ranked in their "20 Best Cities" in America that "encompass the finest in healthful cuisine and lifestyle.

Jan 04, 2007
ChefD in Food Media & News

Scenic Cafe in Duluth: Just great!

Price wise you have to remember where the Scenic is located...People won't pay as much up there for food and without the high rents/wages of Mpls/St Paul the Cafe doesn't have to charge as much.

Jan 04, 2007
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Most Controversial food opinion MPLS/St. Paul Edition

The first place I ate with my now wife was at Applebee's near Lake Calhoun :-)

Dec 22, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Good knife rec needed

This is the Cooks Illustrated ratings:
http://www.cooksillustrated.com/image...

Dec 14, 2006
ChefD in Cookware

Good knife rec needed

Ditto on what Chuckles said: buy a nice Santuko for a gift and get the Wusthoff sharpened up for continued use.

Dec 14, 2006
ChefD in Cookware

what is the most useless gadget in your kitchen

NYchowcook beat me to it, except my "gadget" is the opposite sex.. My wife..unless we are talking about "other things" to do in the kitchen :o)

Dec 14, 2006
ChefD in Cookware

turning someone into a chowhound (MSP)

I'm a M-A-N and I don't really like S-T-E-A-K, just an F-Y-I :o)

Dec 14, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Most Controversial food opinion MPLS/St. Paul Edition

Does "authentic" mean "better"? I'm not a Thai food person, but if someone likes "americanized Thai" better then "authentic Thai" should they hide in shame? And Thai is just an example, the same thinking can be applied to anything. If someone likes how food tastes, should they have to explain the reasoning behind why they like it?
(this isn't meant to be in reply to Moomon's post, I just used Thai as one example :o))

Dec 14, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Best knife sharpener??

The Jiff V Sharp Knife & Scissor Sharpener.. Is that the same as the Accu Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener? That is the one Cooks Illustrated has rated at top for the manual ones.

Dec 10, 2006
ChefD in Cookware

Beers of the Midwest

Dec 09, 2006
ChefD in Beer

Best knife sharpener??

I have an AccuSharp manual one and it works great and is about $10 at Ace Hardware. It was also featured in Cooks Illustrated.
http://www.cooksillustrated.com/image...

Dec 09, 2006
ChefD in Cookware

112 Eatery + Food&Wine Mag

I would ditto the "yellow sprinkles" as being zested lemon

Dec 08, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

[MSP] Shopping for Chowish gifts in the Twin Cities

If you want tasty chocolates with a Midwest touch you can order Chocolate covered potato chips from Widman's Candy http://www.carolwidmanscandyco.com/

Dec 08, 2006
ChefD in Minneapolis-St. Paul

turning someone into a chowhound (MSP)

Bring him wherever you want... if you are buying! :o)

Dec 07, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Good Jamaican food in MSP/SP

I believe Jamaica Jamaica is open

Dec 01, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Cheese Curd Source St. Cloud MN?

I would think that would be a pretty common product at the grocery stores, but I have not shopped in St Cloud recently

Nov 24, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Green Bay recommendations?

In Green Bay.. umm.. I hear they have a good Applebee's :-)

Nov 17, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

MSP Area for Great Lunch on 11/24

Nov 17, 2006
ChefD in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Family style restaurant in Mpls/St Paul---that's GOOD???

Jax maybe.. or Key's Cafe http://www.keyscafe.com/00_frameset.html

If you want "family style" food

Nov 17, 2006
ChefD in General Midwest Archive

Jamie Oliver on the Travel Channel

I would love to go to Italy and learn to cook from the Grannies. Now I just need to learn to speak Italian! :o)

Nov 17, 2006
ChefD in Food Media & News