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kochukaru powder

I've just made a lovely marinade with this Korean ground pepper--any other ideas/recipes out there to recommend that uses it?

Jul 29, 2008
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where to buy fresh cuttlefish?

Any recommendations from NYC chowhounds? I had the most remarkable cuttlefish risotto in Vienna and would like to try it at home--thanks!

Sep 20, 2007
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Fregola ideas?

thanks budlit and MMruth!

Mar 02, 2007
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Sardinian restaurants in New York?

thanks to all!

Mar 02, 2007
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Sardinian restaurants in New York?

Any suggestions? Brooklyn and Queens work too...

Mar 02, 2007
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Fregola ideas?

Hi, I bought a bag of fregola and want any chowhound tips/recipes--thanks!

Mar 02, 2007
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cardoons in NYC?

anybody know where I can get fresh cardoons? I haven't seen them this winter--thanks!

Feb 06, 2007
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where to buy pomellos in NYC area?

thank you all! two quick follow-up questions--any suggestions on the best preparation or a dish to use them in? I've got ideas already but would appreciate it if you have any thoughts on this. We plan also to have a citrus tasting looking at near-neighbors/predecessors to the grapefruit and to varieties of grapefruit.

Jan 28, 2007
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where to buy pomellos in NYC area?

Any recommendations in Manhattan or Queens? thanks!

Jan 27, 2007
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Pierrade cooking

After reading the article in the Times food section this past Wednesday, I'd like to try cooking on slate, but I don't have a fireplace (Brooklyn apartment...). Can anyone recommend a pierrade appliance? Thanks

Jan 14, 2007
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Sardinian ricotta?

Does anyone know where to get imported Sardinian ricotta in the New York area? Thanks!

Jan 14, 2007
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advice requested for best italian regional cookbooks

o, and while i like alibris, you should also try abebooks.

Jan 12, 2007
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advice requested for best italian regional cookbooks

thanks to you all, and keep 'em coming!

Jan 12, 2007
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advice requested for best italian regional cookbooks

Hi, I'm trying to improve the section of my cookbook collection devoted to regional Italian cookbooks. I have several that deal with the country in its post-Garibaldi whole, but few dedicated to Sicily, Sardinia, etc. Any tips would be welcome! Thanks

Jan 11, 2007
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Maine Head-On Shrimp

whoa! where on Grand is that? And JMF, thanks a ton for the info! 25 cents a pound is really sad--I don't know how the fishermen can do it.

Jan 08, 2007
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Maine Head-On Shrimp

I read elsewhere that the season is from Dec. through April. They were very fragile, to be sure! I generally like the quality of Citerella and Garden of Eden over Whole Foods for seafood, so I'll check in at Citerella and see what they've got--a bit disturbing that WF takes the heads off. I imagine it affects the flavor of the shrimp somewhat.

Jan 06, 2007
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Maine Head-On Shrimp

Tried these last night--$7.99 a pound at Garden of Eden. They're excellent--sweet, and perfect boiled w/water, wine vinegar, and celery, then tossed with olive oil and lemon. Question: This is the first time I noticed them in New York. Have I been missing out for years? I thought they were available only in Maine and Boston.

Jan 06, 2007
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