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Any other hunters/shooters here?

Hey, I grew up in New Jersey. The only legal way to hunt is with a shotgun. Deer season? No slugs, had to be buckshot.

about 9 hours ago
grampart in Not About Food

Any other hunters/shooters here?

Not saying it's impossible. Small game hunting in my youth was always done with a shotgun.

1 day ago
grampart in Not About Food

Any other hunters/shooters here?

Rabbits with a .22? Good luck with that.

1 day ago
grampart in Not About Food

Historic Taverns in NJ

What can you possibly find wrong with the food at The Clinton House?

http://www.opentable.com/the-clinton-...

Aug 18, 2014
grampart in New Jersey

Bread Pudding Disaster

My choice for best pudding ever.

Ingredients
3 extra-large whole eggs
8 extra-large egg yolks
5 cups half-and-half
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
6 croissants, preferably stale
1 cup raisins

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Aug 18, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

What's the best basmati rice?

Well, the nutty flavor of the Texmati is what we like and why we recommend it to our friends and family. When cooking, it certainly has a certain aroma. Toothsomeness? Not so sure about that.

Aug 18, 2014
grampart in General Topics

What's the best basmati rice?

I'm no rice expert, but we sure do enjoy Texmati American Basmati. Any opinions? Am I missing something?

Aug 17, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Leaving half doughnuts behind

I remember Bill Cosby doing that on his sit-com. I think he stuffed the hole with paper towels and rearranged the icing to cover it. Mrs. Huxtable noticed.

Aug 17, 2014
grampart in Not About Food

1970s cocktail?

One Sunday morning in the early 70's, my best friend's father offered to make us his "famous" Bloody Marys or, if we felt adventurous, a mystery drink. It turned out to be a mixture of Heineken beer and fresh squeezed orange juice. He called it "Brewdriver". It was pretty good; kind of like a slightly carbonated screwdriver. Not as tasty as his Bloody Marys, though. I mentioned to a couple of bartenders, but as far as I know, the idea never caught on.

Aug 16, 2014
grampart in Spirits

What are your most-used and/or most-loved kitchen gadgets?

Just for pizza, which I do very often, I have my Fibrament Baking Stone, a SuperPeel, a Dexter Russell cutter, and my Zojirushi bread machine which I use to make bread dough, too. Occasionally, I even bake bread in it.

Other gadgetry includes my cheapo Sous vide setup which is an old (non-digital) slow cooker and a DorkFood temp controller, a garlic "twister" mincer, and one of those silicon 2-piece pot covers that totally eliminate boil-overs when cooking pasta.

I use all of them regularly.

Aug 15, 2014
grampart in Cookware

1970s cocktail?

How about a Moscow Mule in an icy copper mug? A great summer drink. Whatever happened to them?

Aug 14, 2014
grampart in Spirits

Looking for Mom's Bread Pudding Recipe

You want it more like the first photo, right? Definitely not like the second photo.

Aug 14, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Your Favorite Meat or Protein?

I, too, am a great love of pork; especially if the pork is a heritage type that looks and tastes like that of the great stuff that was available before the "other white meat" crap started appearing. In that category is my new favorite.....Kurobuta hind shanks. They are truly the essence of porkiness! I've posted this photo in other threads, but it's worth posting again.

Aug 13, 2014
grampart in General Topics
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WEBER: Stainless or Iron grates?

Last night I grilled two nice grouper filets from this Emeril recipe and they came out perfect. About 15 minutes on medium high, skin-side down, and no flipping. The special spatula they include with the grates made it very easy. They are truly great grates!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/em...

Aug 13, 2014
grampart in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Eating Raw Oysters, Is it safe?

Eating raw oysters is like playing Russian roulette.

http://www.acphospitalist.org/archive...

Aug 13, 2014
grampart in General Topics
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Any other hunters/shooters here?

Your world is equally hard to understand.

Aug 12, 2014
grampart in Not About Food
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Any other hunters/shooters here?

How do you feel about fishing?

Aug 12, 2014
grampart in Not About Food

WEBER: Stainless or Iron grates?

I've had them for almost a year. Since then three of my friends were impressed enough to buy them and are now recommending them to their friends.

Read everything on the site. They are made of aluminum.

Aug 12, 2014
grampart in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Call it something else, but please don't call it a margarita.

Actually, it has nothing to do with age. However, I've gotten much better at it in the last 20 years.

Aug 12, 2014
grampart in Spirits

Any other hunters/shooters here?

I own a lot of guns, but only shoot at targets.........so far.

Aug 11, 2014
grampart in Not About Food

WEBER: Stainless or Iron grates?

Go with the cheapest and then invest in these.

http://www.grillgrate.com/

Aug 11, 2014
grampart in BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

Strawberries have no flavor anymore. Agree or disagree?

The only Driscoll's product I buy is their red raspberries at our local Publix. I've never had any complaint. However, the Dole raspberries from Kroger's are, more likely than not, prone to moldiness.

Aug 11, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Stupid gadgets

I use it for all bread doughs. I find that supermarket doughs have usually been frozen and, as I said above, defrosted don't handle nicely.

Aug 10, 2014
grampart in Cookware

Any favorite online sources for Blue Mountain Coffee?

I've purchase JBM three times. The last was in the form of green beans which I roasted myself. I have no way of knowing if any were the "real McCoy", but all had the same basic flavor (as best as my tastebuds could remember), all were pricy, and I didn't go crazy for any of them. That said, I include this link to Sweet Maria's so you can read their opinion.

http://www.sweetmarias.com/coffee/ful...

Aug 10, 2014
grampart in General Topics

Why is pour-over coffee better? [Split from Boston board]

I'm thinking about trying one of these. I like the shut-off valve feature. It allows for some "steeping" time.

http://www.amazon.com/Coffee-Shrub-CL...

Aug 09, 2014
grampart in Home Cooking

Tips for More Tips: Waitresses Who Draw Smiley Faces Make More Money

Nose ring? 2% deduction.

Aug 09, 2014
grampart in Not About Food

Tips for More Tips: Waitresses Who Draw Smiley Faces Make More Money

Smiley Face? 2% deduction.

Aug 08, 2014
grampart in Not About Food
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Call it something else, but please don't call it a margarita.

Says you.

Aug 08, 2014
grampart in Spirits

Call it something else, but please don't call it a margarita.

I'd be willing to concede the vodka version, too. Especially if you're going to count "on the rocks".

Aug 08, 2014
grampart in Spirits

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

You're not saying that a light roast must not go beyond first crack, are you?

Aug 07, 2014
grampart in General Topics