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about 16 hours ago
Delucacheesemonger in Site Talk

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

That may get far more flak than the above. For me only doux, never salted. l add my own fleur de sel.

Mailing cheese from Canada to US?

Especially at this time of year, yes.
Send him the oldest you can find.

1 day ago
Delucacheesemonger in Cheese

Gennaro's Tomato Pie ?

One by the stadium.
Went straight from airport early no wait at all.
So wish l liked Vetri, the pizza crust there is like a pita or injera instead of a crust that is hard and needs no folding. Will not accept a flabby crust, toppings are very secondary.

Gennaro's Tomato Pie ?

Also went to Federal Pizza in Phoenix and again requested a pizza cooked well enough so the crust would not be floppy. When it came out it was floppy. Server looked at it, told us to keep it and them had them make us one that stuck straight out, that one was on them.
Would have been nice had Gennaro's made that effort.

Philly Food For The Afterlife

Another tossup between Tacconelli's spinach and chunk tomato white pie and Nick's roast beef combo very overboard with a Standard birch beer.

Was in Phoenix and accidentally posted on a friend hound's handle

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

Next time try the Bon Maman confiture is the taller jar called 'intensee', about half the sugar.

Gennaro's Tomato Pie ?

Go back to Brooklyn to Lucali's.
Last there 18 months ago and wonderful.
Ate last night at Pizza Bianco in Phoenix, was greatly looking forward to it and it was totally AWESOME. The crust was a flatout 10.

Good pocketknife for breads, cheeses, salami etc.

Opinels would be fine, not too aesthetic but effective.
As the larger the knife, the easier the cutting, l generally use their size 12, easily dispatch any salami around.
They are carbon steel, so sharpening necessary and easy, just dry after use, no water required
Just looked and saw the #12 on Amazon for a bit over $ 20

Dec 12, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in Cookware

Gennaro's Tomato Pie ?

OK, went last night, Wednesday,was there 1.5 hours, three tables of eleven were used by patrons.
Ordered the antipasto to share, compared to Zeppoli, a joke, small, nothing home cooked, and uninteresting.
Now for the pie, after discussion with GF, decided on white pie with garlic spinach, as an hommage to Tacconelli's.
The menu said the pie can be ordered extra charred. I ordered ours extra, extra charred.l did this for 2 reasons, like well done, and since pie had ricotta on it, this would enable it to dry out better.
The pie came, lifted a slice and the entire topping slipped off an almost raw crust.
There was no discernible garlic on otherwise nice spinach, and the pie was tasteless.
lt was gloppy, sloppy, and worst of all floppy.
I added my own pepper oil and pec romano, but no salt or pepper seemed to have been used on topping the pie.
My friend and l ate three slices and picked the spinach off the other remaining five slices.
Bill with tax/tip was over $ 40 with no drinks.

Dining in and near the French alps, September 2014: Flocons de Sel, La Table du Trappeur, La P’tite Ravine, Pere Bise, Annecy Friday morning market, and more

That is mine, did not know there was any other way.
Only l remove no crust.

Dec 11, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Please (oh please) review/comment on our hurriedly cobbled list....

For interesting vin naturel-Crus and Decouvertes on Rue Paul Bert in the 11th, and in the same neighborhood, on Bd Voltaire about 10 yards west of Rue Charonne is a tiny wine store that stocks most of Bordelet apple and pear Cider, and you cannot do better than that.

Ice cream addition-Christian Constant on Rue Fleurus is awesome as well as your other choices.

Dec 10, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Dining in and near the French alps, September 2014: Flocons de Sel, La Table du Trappeur, La P’tite Ravine, Pere Bise, Annecy Friday morning market, and more

While l normally never tell anyone to cook, tartiflette is astonishingly easy to make yourself.

Dec 10, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Thoughts on this?

Wouldn't is be lovely when all restaurants in this country, and it is the only country l know that pays so little for workers, are no tip restaurants.
l spend the majority of my time out internationally and always cringe when back in the 'tipping zone'

Gennaro's Tomato Pie ?

Have read of a few awards about this place on Jackson St.
Can find nothing on chow about it.
Any opinions ?

Best beer lists Delco or Montco?

Theresa's Next Door in Wayne gets supplied by Beeryard and the scope of its selections is awesome, good cheeses and burgers as well.

What makes the Philadelphia Italian Hoagie different from the rest?

Unless something has changed recently. Dalessandro's is not what it once was. For steaks people go across the street to Chubby's which is OK but not memorable either.

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

No need for vacuum packing.
You may if you wish, this trip brought back bunch of vacuum wrapped and a bunch of paper wrapped.

Dec 07, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Shanghai 1: Another Soup Dumplings (XLB) Restaurant in Philly Chinatown

Did not know that, been to Emei a few times, as always thanks again.

Shanghai 1: Another Soup Dumplings (XLB) Restaurant in Philly Chinatown

Will do, thanks
Ate at Szechuan House in Hamilton Township this week near the Sculpture Garden very authentic.

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

Sur Le Quais, besides many other wonderful things, also carries the line of La Guinelle vinegars, both banyuls and muscat.

Dec 04, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

When last in shop on P Madelaine in Nov., they said the 'tap' mustards would be raw as in France.

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

Taste very, very similar, texture IMVHO far better with European.

Dec 04, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

Even cheaper in Slovenia for their super fleur de sel.
Least expensive fleur de sel in Paris may be purchased at G Detou.

Dec 04, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Foods unique to France to buy in Paris?

Butter holds shape fine for the trip in normal plastic bags. When recently came back to States brought 5 kilos of butter, try Monoprix lait cru doux and compare to Bordier. l brought Bordier for gifts and the Monoprix back for me.
All cheeses raw or otherwise are allowed for personal use as Sunshine stated above. My 'personal' use this time was 14 kg., thus you can bring back a lot. It was considered OK in April of 2012 when the regulations changed.
The suitcase dedicated for books going to France is dedicated to cheese and butter on the return.

Dec 04, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in France

Proper wine service - Opening bottle away from the table?

While the rep of TFL is higher than the pope, and nothing untoward is happening, still l would be happier if opened in front of me.
If buying an expensive bottle or two, and God knows they are expensive at TFL, l still like to watch the process, whether cork difficult to extract, how much sediment exists, but really to watch the event, call me old fashioned.
My three visits to TFL l do not remember whether opened in front of me or not, but l suspect if they were not, l would remember it.

What makes the Philadelphia Italian Hoagie different from the rest?

In the land of Philadelphia, the only places that use vinegar and oil IIRC are the chain of Lee's. All others that l know and the 6 or so l use employ oil only.
In fact many consider vinegar a dealbreaker, l have no issue with it

Cheese Pics

Nice px, BTW you should cut a square or rectangular small cheese as the Pont L'Eveque on the diagonal to insure all get an even quantity of rind and paste.

Brie: Cheese of the Month (November 2014)

Graindorge is a very old manufacturer from Liverot in Normandy and is known for his Liverot and Pont-L'Eveque. l guess everyone of size is using pasteurized milk these days after the dastardly Isigny Ste-Mere changed the regs.

Dec 01, 2014
Delucacheesemonger in Cheese