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Mandolin recommendation

+1 on the Borner.

about 19 hours ago
grampart in Cookware

Pizza in/near Lambertville

To my way of thinking, using the word "cracker" to describe a pizza crust is never a good thing.

Dec 19, 2014
grampart in New Jersey

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

Trust me. If you were starving, you would eat at Subway.

Dec 16, 2014
grampart in Features

Help with homemade pizza

Corn meal does help getiing the pie from the peel to the stone, but I've never heard of intentionally putting it on the stone. Personally, I don't like the mess of cornmeal nor do I like the texture of crust when it has corn meal stuck to it. I use a SuperPeel and avoid the use of cornmeal altogether.

Dec 16, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Help with homemade pizza

"Yes I use a pizza stone which has lived full time in my oven for about twenty years. It's pearl black in colour. So shiny it no longer needs any corn meal etc."

Why would you ever use corn meal ON a pizza stone?

Dec 15, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

What makes a Diner special?

It should look like this. Long gone Circle Diner in Flemington, NJ.

Dec 09, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Can you help this knife newbie?

Victorinox is a good choice and you can't ignore the reviews of this set on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-4-Pi...

Dec 07, 2014
grampart in Cookware
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Help me! My pizza stone got covered with grease!

Fibrament stone about 6 years old. NEVER been near water. I scrape it with a putty knife when I get some burned globs (cheese mostly) and it's been through 2 or 3 oven cleaning cycles. NEVER get it wet or wash it in any way.

Dec 02, 2014
grampart in Cookware
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I know it can be tourist trap central, but I would like FQ recommendations please

I'm sure there will be naysayers but, for the past 30+ years, every trip to NO for this family has included a trip to Mr. B's for lunch where I ALWAYS have the BBQ shrimp and a few cheap house Bloody Mary's. Nary a complaint.
Also, a muffaletta from Acme purchased a few hours before time of consumption. Gotta give it time to "get good".
Brandy milk punches at the Monteleone Carousel Bar are also a tradition.

Dec 01, 2014
grampart in New Orleans

Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

It may still be a "fad" to some, but I think there is no better way of assuring a perfectly done steak. Rare/medium rare, anyway.

Nov 25, 2014
grampart in Site Talk

Dedicated Sous Vide Board?

A better search engine would make CH life easier for many things.

What's for Dinner #335 - Is Everyone Feeling the Chill? [through Nov. 24, 2014]

The fare for this NFL Sunday is Bigos for 6 with a home-made loaf of Burebrot. Pork chunks, kielbasa, cabbage, sauerkraut, onions, mushrooms (fresh and dried), etc.. The grandson and wife enjoyed this dish often during their 2 year stint teaching in Krakow.

Technivorm or Bonavita?

"I just got a Wilfa - brand new to this country and it beats the pants off my old techinvorm....... "

Beats the pants off the Technivorm? How so?

Nov 21, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Thomas's English Muffins

This past week at Publix, Thomas's were $4.18; Bays were $2.85.

Nov 16, 2014
grampart in General Topics

reliable drip coffee maker

My Technivorm has a "bloom cycle".

Nov 02, 2014
grampart in Cookware

reliable drip coffee maker

"French coffee press makes a superior coffee compared to any drip coffee maker."

I think not.

Nov 01, 2014
grampart in Cookware

reliable drip coffee maker

Looks good. Assembled in China. I'll stick with my Technivorm.

Nov 01, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Homemade Ground Meat for Hamburgers

I use Choice Boneless chuck roast. If I ever saw clods and such, I'd give them a try.

Nov 01, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

For those that dislike "one-use" items.

Oct 31, 2014
grampart in Cookware
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English beans on toast?

I prefer the roll to toast.
http://theothersideofthetortilla.com/...

Oct 29, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking
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English beans on toast?

Molletes - A Mexican version of "Beans on Toast".

Oct 29, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking
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Brunswick Stew

Update - The whole family enjoyed the stew and have asked that it be put in the "rota" for Football Sundays in the future. Next time, however, I am using the same recipe with the substitution of a Publix rotisserie chicken and skipping the pork altogether. The extra effort to smoke the bird and the ham really didn't seem to add a whole lot. Maybe an extra TBSP of Liquid Smoke will suffice. We'll see.

Oct 28, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

French Press Coffee: How do I keep it warm?

Wow! $225+ at Amazon. I'll stick with the microwave.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Bacon and Egg Pizza

The idea of a bacon & egg pizza is tolerable, but that photo sure doesn't tempt me in the least. Raw onions and unmelted cheese (hell, white American would be a better choice that that goat stuff). Also, that egg yolk looks a tad set.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Recipes

French Press Coffee: How do I keep it warm?

Totally agree! Been reheating my coffee in the microwave for many years. It's the ONLY way to go.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

What Is America's Worst Restaurant Chain?

If Five Guys and In-N-Out are the two worst places ("bar none") you have ever experienced you should consider yourself most fortunate.

Oct 27, 2014
grampart in Features
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Pizza Sauce versus Pasta Sauce

You dump the sauce in the center and make ever-widening concentric circles with the flat of the spoodle. Eazy-peazy.

Oct 26, 2014
grampart in General Topics
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Pizza Sauce versus Pasta Sauce

I use a "Spoodle". Flat bottom, works well.

Oct 26, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Pizza Sauce versus Pasta Sauce

"Then cooked until you can put a spoonful on a plate, tip it, and see no drips."

And then use one of these to get it on the skin?

Oct 26, 2014
grampart in General Topics

QUICK!!! Pizza question

Avoid the mess and grit of cornmeal and flour altogether with one of these.

http://www.superpeel.com/

Oct 25, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking