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Sauce From Banyuls Vinegar

I have a new bottle of Banyuls vinegar and I'd like to use it in a sauce, I'm thinking maybe with pork chops. I googled and about all I could find was a sweet sauce made with cherries. This appeared more than once. I'd like something other than this one. Anyone got suggestions? I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks!

Jul 24, 2011
austx03 in Home Cooking

Whole Grain Mustard Recipe

Thanks you all. This is great information and recipe. If I remember correctly this is the recipe I lost. I appreciate you all taking time and posting here.
Also, chefathome you mention that you make all kinds of mustard. Is there another that you think is interesting and wouldn't mind sharing the recipe? Thanks
Steve

Jan 20, 2011
austx03 in Home Cooking

Whole Grain Mustard Recipe

I used to have a recipe for whole gain mustard made with black mustard seeds and Guinness stout as part of the ingredients. I've looked all over for it but I've lost it. Anyone have a recipe they wouldn't mind sharing? ( doesn't need to use Guinness ) I'd appreciate the help. Thanks!

Jan 19, 2011
austx03 in Home Cooking

Colatura di Alici

Thanks to everyone for these great ideas. Very helpful. I really appreciate it.
Steve

Dec 21, 2010
austx03 in Home Cooking

Colatura di Alici

I got a bottle of Colatura di Alici the other day. I'm wanted to experiment using it. Does anyone have any suggestions for use other than for fish? I'd appreciate any help or ideas. Thanks!

Dec 15, 2010
austx03 in Home Cooking

Lovely Dinner at Justine's

I went there for the first time a little over a month ago. I loved what we ordered - several appetizers- and great wine list. Really nice rose. Like the space, (the tables were a tad small) liked the waiter, she was helpful, friendly, totally knowledgeable but jesus christ turn the music down!! what is it with restaurants and loud music? El Chili, La Condessa the same, your lunch/dinner turns into a yelling contest with the music. Even drunk it's no fun, I know, I tried that.

Nov 18, 2009
austx03 in Austin

The Texas Cuban Pressed Sandwich Trailer

Thanks for the heads up on the cash only and price ... very good to know both these, especially since I never carry cash.

Sep 27, 2009
austx03 in Austin

Veal bockwurst anyone?

Yeah, I'd like some, too. I got friends coming in town toward the end of October to hold our own Oktoberfest. Looking for a variety of sausage but would really like veal. Grill 'em, all the sides, a keg of Spaten

Sep 27, 2009
austx03 in Austin

Hey Cupcake! on Burnet

I'm by no means an expert on cupcakes, but ... once, I bought a couple from the trailer on Congress. They tasted like they had been picked up at the HEB on Oltorf and brought there for resale. It was the icing that was the worst. Tasted like icing on a cheap/bad wedding cake.

Sep 27, 2009
austx03 in Austin

Sunday breakfast or brunch

Downtown? My suggestion is to wait an hour longer until 11:00, be willing to fork over a little more cash and go to La Condessa at 2nd and Guadalupe. The food is spectacular, you won't be disappointed. It blows the food of poor old tardy Fonda San Miguel out of the water. Trust me on this one. As far as "Austin experience" it's changed in the 25 yrs I've been here and this is where Austin is now.

Sep 18, 2009
austx03 in Austin

What's open late nite for dining?

Katz's is best when your drunk. Like Star Seeds used to be.

Sep 17, 2009
austx03 in Austin

Lovely Dinner at Justine's

So I checked out the link you put on here. Great looking menu. Exactly the kind of food I like. But what's up with the photo on the website? What's a bathtub scene got to do with the place and the food??

Sep 07, 2009
austx03 in Austin

Austin Burger Smackdown!

I lived the 12th & West Lynn area for 14 yrs and used to eat at Nau's almost once a week. I knew almost everyone who worked in the store. I've not been there in 8yrs, I hope it's still there and still as good as I remember it.

Aug 06, 2009
austx03 in Austin

Tapas in Madrid

We are going to be staying in the Plaza Santa Anna area of Madrid next month for 4 days. Does anyone have suggestions of tapas bars that we should check out? Or outstanding restaurants in general. We like to eat and drink ! Any suggestions, advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Mar 25, 2009
austx03 in Spain/Portugal

Rome in March

Yes to Antico Arco. You won't be disappointed. Been there before, be there in May and the time following the May visit.

Jan 12, 2009
austx03 in Italy

How long will my duck fat last?

I'm sorry I can't give you exact information. when I get a tub I put half in a tub and put in the fridge. the other half I freeze. to be honest it doesn't last long around here. I've never fried chicken in it but have given it thought. Potatoes, yes! nothing is better than a fried or oven roasted potato in duck fat. on my profile here my comfort food starts out with grilled collard greens tossed in duck fat with just S&P. Let me know if you fry the chicken and I'll do the same when I do.

Jan 06, 2009
austx03 in Home Cooking

Madrid to Barcelona via San Sebastian

We are taking a trip in May starting in Madrid ending up in Barcelona for total of a week travel time. Will be driving toward Barcelona by way of Bilbao, San Sebastian and points in between. Our goal is to eat our way across northeastern Spain, especially tapas, lots of tapas, wine and sherry. It will be as if we're on "full feed and water" that entire time. Adventurous eaters, but want traditional style too (paella!)
Any suggestions, advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks !
Steve

Jan 06, 2009
austx03 in Spain/Portugal

Please critique my list for Rome

The list from ejcSanFran listed Antico Arco. We were there a year ago October. Best meal in the 5 days we were in town. Great food, wine list, very reasonable for the quality and the staff could not have been nicer. Great space with wine bar when you walk in and 3 (?) more floors. We are going back in May and will there for sure. You won't be disappointed.

http://www.anticoarco.it/

Jan 06, 2009
austx03 in Italy

Food and Wine Pairing

I'm having people over for lunch next week serving carbonara made with guanciale, egg yolks and no cream. I was thinking about serving this with a falanghina. Anyone have any thoughts on that or a better suggestion. My guests are new to this varietal, which I like a lot, but very open to a better idea. Going to be serving a salad too. Thanks

Aug 28, 2008
austx03 in Wine

BYOB restaurants

Zoot used to offer that for a corkage fee of $10. Not sure if they still do or not.

Jun 03, 2008
austx03 in Austin

Frisco Shop on Burnet

I was driving past Frisco, at Burnet and Koenig, this morning and saw a fence had been put up around it and surronding buildings . Looks like demolition is on the menu. When did they go out of business? They had great burgers at one time and chicken fry. Guess the land became too valuable?

May 15, 2008
austx03 in Austin

Blue Star Cafeteria

I've always enjoyed everything I've ordered there but the salads. Great burger and I always order a few of the apps. I think the humus is the best.

May 13, 2008
austx03 in Austin

Fogo de Chão

I had dinner here on a Friday night a couple of weeks ago. We had a great time in the bar. Drinks reasonably priced. The others waiting were fun to talk to, a great friendly crowd. Salad bar had a lot going on food-wise. The meat was marginal at best. Regardless of what you ordered, pork, beef, lamb, sausage, chicken it all tasted the same. It was hard to get anything cooked less than medium well. I think for $40 a head, I'd rather spend maybe $5 less for the meat and get a lot better steak or lamb around the corner at Flemings. Might spend a few bucks more in the long run but a lot better meal.

Mar 10, 2008
austx03 in Austin

Dallas Italian Suggestions

Thanks to everyone that replied!! I really appreciate your time and effort. I'll let you all know where we ended up and how it went.
Note to Speyerer: hope your wells comes in quick and big. It sure made my mon's day when her's came in last fall. Lot's of fun getting that mail box money!

Jan 27, 2008
austx03 in Texas

Dallas Italian Suggestions

We are going to be in Dallas on Feb. 1st and staying at a hotel in the downtown area. Can anyone give me suggestions for an Italian restaurant. Would like a good wine list and something other than just a red sauce/lasagna place. Willing to drive within reason. Thanks for your help.

Jan 17, 2008
austx03 in Texas

Dallas Italian Suggestions

We are going to be in Dallas on Feb. 1st and staying at a hotel in the downtown area. Can anyone give me suggestions for an Italian restaurant. Would like a good wine list and something other than just a red sauce/lasagna place. Willing to drive within reason. Thanks for your help.

Jan 17, 2008
austx03 in Texas

Lard

I buy my lard at La Michoacana on Payton Gin. It's of good quality and the store is very clean. I've bought from La Hacienda too and thought the same about this store, but La Michoacana is closer to me. I use it to fry chicken and pie crust.

Dec 03, 2007
austx03 in Austin

Help me turn my boyfriend into an okra lover

Use bacon fat to fry your orka or duck fat if you've got it. It's all in the fat ...

Sep 11, 2007
austx03 in Home Cooking

Austin Vegetarian

Casa de Luz on Toomey Road is vegan and macrobiotic. I've not been there in a while but last time I was there it was $10 and all you can eat.
For an upscale dinner, Zoot on Hearn off Lake Austin Blvd has a really nice vegetarian tasting menu. They can make it vegen too if you give them some notice ahead of time.

Sep 08, 2007
austx03 in Austin

ice-cream sauce ideas?

Try this ... prunes with Armagnac. This is something that has to be made ahead of time and the longer the prunes soak the better, like weeks. This give vanilla ice cream a whole new dimension. This recipe makes a lot but you can have it with other things. Especially great with pate (the best ever!).

1/2 cup Yunnan or Lapsang souchon tea leaves
4 lbs unsulfured prunes
2 cups light brown sugar
4 cups Armagnac
4 strips dried orange peel

In 2 quarts hot water brew the tea for 5 mins. Strain over the prunes, cover and let soak overnight. Then take out prunes and pat dry.

In a sauce pan simmer the sugar in 2 cups of water until the sugar is dissolved and add the orange peel. Let the syrup cool and add the Armagnac, then pour over the prunes and let stand at least over night.

Sep 03, 2007
austx03 in Home Cooking