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Friday early evening wine bar

I remember La Suite as being excellent - it.s on Embarcadero and Townsend.

Posole!!!!! [moved from L.A. board]

My wonderful friend is from Mexico, and in liew of payment for wonderful services, she made my family a big pot of Posole. I have yet to pin her down on the exact ingredients,esposote, some tomato, garlic etc,but she mentioned to me that she uses pork neck to give the soup that unctious flavor. Bones and all. My excurisions online have led me to Posole with chicken breasts, with sausage or pork loin. What's the real deal???

Mar 13, 2007
sophieej in General Topics

Posole! venue and/or recipe me fellow chows

Thank you Tony

Feb 04, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Posole! venue and/or recipe me fellow chows

I think that says it all - I'm waitng for my first experience of this dish - please make it a good one - Thank you!

Feb 04, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Raclette!

Dear Rosei,

We are all european - we can handle it - and we might just like that smell....

Jan 30, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Raclette!

Thank you Dommy, that's right in my hood. I will take your advice. We do raclette for superbowl in this house - a take on cheese nachos!!!

Jan 30, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

What's for supper tonight?

He shucked a 8 pomegranates to make juice. But you could substitute juice from Farmer's mkt. In a pan sauted onion garlic,fresh ginger, fresh ground cumin, coriander, salt and black pepper. We added finly diced pinapple, plums and apples, suger, white wine vinagar. Add the pom juice and simmer until it thickens to your satisfaction.
Let cool and pour into steralized jar. He does not " do" measurements!!

Jan 25, 2007
sophieej in Home Cooking

Raclette!

I having been thinking about this wonderful, yummy cheesy delight for a while now. Would love to know where to go, where to get the best cheese and the best of your recipes. Thank you. I have a dinner party this weekend for the best of my Scandinavian friends.

Jan 24, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Great food gift to take to San Francisco from LA?

Cant thikn of anything that you can get in LA that you cant get in SF - case in point The Cowgirl Creamry, or any place in the Ferry Building - shame.....How about some english exotic from the GB store in SM . Like, um Marmite?

Jan 24, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Chicken Wings

Buffalo Wings and Things are horrid - If you live within a short walk, are from UCLA or are from the unsuspecting minority who live in Westwood (respect) then these may be perfect for you. but they sure ain't from Buffalo....

Jan 24, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

samosa house was serving some outstanding lily root today

I just drove by today, and nearly fainted with pleasure - being an Englishman in NY (whoops I'm a woman and in LA for over a decade) I've sought out Artesia, but my heart remains in Manchester, where I went to university, and the aray(sp!) of Hindu/Muslim delights there. Food is god for this chow..etc...I live a five minute drive from this place and want to know more, but as a somosa junkie, know that I shall be there the next morning. Thursday.

Jan 24, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Pupuserias in Los Angeles

I wish I knew the name of the restaurant, but it's on the corner of Hoover and sixth street = it's a massive place, but the friendlliest staff and the Puposas are magnificent. It's on the border of Korea Town and Downtown.

Jan 19, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

What's for supper tonight?

We are having a roast pork tenderlion with a homamde pomegranate chutney (made by my lovely husband),roast potatoes with rosemary and garlic - and we'll have to scare up a green thing - possible a salad. It'a been raining in Los Angeles, and you konw what that does to our ability to venture forth.....

Jan 17, 2007
sophieej in Home Cooking

Looking for a wine store that sells Silvaner Grape wine (German)

In love with Du Vin in West Hollywood. Although they are not the greaest on German Grapes, do try the Pino Blanc from Alsace/Lorrine - if thats not the exact spelling ,then maybe I have had a few too many glasses of said.....

Wally's in Westwood should be able to help you your grape variety.

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Favorite restaurant in Marina Del Rey/Venice

Where is Govind ?

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Favorite restaurant in Marina Del Rey/Venice

I apologise- it's Govind and one of the sweetest men. I worked at the River Cafe in London for a long time. Thank you for letting me know.

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Favorite restaurant in Marina Del Rey/Venice

Gosh, I meant Govin

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Favorite restaurant in Marina Del Rey/Venice

Does anyone know where Gopin's new restaurant is - he used to be the exec chef for Ben Ford? I hope I got the spelling right, I knew him a few years ago as a friend. I also did my BS in Hospitality Management

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Wilson's in Culver City

love to come on opening night

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Matzo Ball Soup Challenge

nate'n al's chicken in a pot is the finest - and from a British Episcopalian with 13 years of experience with my fave. comfort food.

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Favorite restaurant in Marina Del Rey/Venice

Thank you for your suggestions - I'm given 24 hours grace since
this Londoner (and venture capitalist!!) is still in San Diego watching the game. He doesn't know the rules, needless to say.
I'm from the UK too, but a 13 year resident of the Westside
Has anyone been to Ben Ford's place in CC?

Jan 15, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Favorite restaurant in Marina Del Rey/Venice

ohhhh good one - young and hip. would it be dead on a Sunday?

Jan 14, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area

Favorite restaurant in Marina Del Rey/Venice

I have a friend coming in from London, and I want him to have a nice meal tonight. I live in the area,but am stuck on James Beach for some reason. Help!

Jan 14, 2007
sophieej in Los Angeles Area