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Homemade Gnocchi at Restaurants

And the owner/chef at Zeppoli was the pasta guy at Vetri for over 5 years.

Paris trip report: Café Trama, Le Severo, Hugo Desnoyer, Le Servan, L'Auberge Bressane

Now that's what l'm talking about, perfect review of your food time.
Thanks much.
Shame to hear about L'Auberge Bressane. always went for the comte souffle and their tripe in a pastry dome.

1 day ago
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Meat Market / Butcher in Lancaster (or in a reasonable radius of the Main Line area)

Groff Meats in Elizabethtown is the real thing, have been getting hams from there for decades.
20 miles from Lancaster the wrong way, look at their website.

Unrefrigerated Cheeses Left Out for a Week or so?

Here in France l have a screen box outside my window where l keep all my cheese and butters, it never sees a fridge, never.
Keep them wrapped to avoid critters of course.
All are raw milk as well.
Your Cabot is pasteurized.

Sep 19, 2014
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Our Parmigiano-Reggiano taste test...

Sine Fulvi is THE brand of pecorino romano to buy for finishing, or l just use for everything IMVHO.
Imported by Forever Cheese Co.,it has more flavor and far less salt than the other premium brand, Locatelli

Sep 19, 2014
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Top ten romantic foodie restaurants in Paris

Actually not close at Petrelle, small room with very few tables as well as a few very friendly cats.
My pick also for most romantic.

Sep 19, 2014
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Paris by district (review)

Your continued exactness and detailed posts are always a pleasure.

Sep 19, 2014
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Nutella taste comparison

l find the PQ version too 'gritty'

Nutella taste comparison

In Paris now, l rarely eat it but when l do l get the French.
If you want me to bring you a jar when l return in November, just let me know the size

Sad to report the passing of Veggo

As stated earlier Peter, he and l shared a '77 Warre in Florida in March.
Sorry for my anal need for accuracy

Franck Enée or Chez L'Ami Jean for dinner?

As always, l envy you
Have fun

Sep 15, 2014
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Vegetable side dish/salad in France??

Generally you get a full plate, protein, vegetable, and often condiments and microgreens.
Yesterday at Pirouette l saw wonderful looking roast potatoes coming with the plat l did not order, asked for them and for 2 euros got a big bowl and they were better than they looked.

Sep 13, 2014
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Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Thank you for that, have not posted with you for a while, hope the greyhound is still dandy.

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

Please tell me about this one. Went to a Szechuan place in mid Jersey with a Taiwanese friend. Not many round eyes in sight. The manager asked only me if l wished a fork, ah now l have been racially profiled.
Then for an amuse we received a plate of pickled vegetables and liked them while noting the only other table with two roundeyes received the noodle/duck sauce combo.

Finally scored a Laurel reservations...any recommendations?

Just checked menu as well, my remembrances fondly were of the torn scallop, the albacore, and the heirloom tomato and squid. l do remember that of what was listed nothing blew wind up my skirt.
l was there for a wine dinner with a fixed menu and thought the earlier courses were more successful.
l never, or almost never, eat dessert.

Good BBQ in Philly or Wilmington?

Went anyway to Whole Hog Cafe, found sides decent, but BBQ tepid in temp and the brisket presliced and for me inedible. Pulled pork was ok as was the cornbread. The ribs were boiled before smoking and were dreadful. Sauces althogh six of them were somewhat similar and the 'hot' one not much hotter than the normal, no return for me.

Wasabi root

Was at Sagami a few weeks ago and was also very high quality. Bunch of people so did not sit at sushi bar there, and for me that makes a huge difference, not as much interplay with chef.

Wasabi root

At Fuji Sat they served us an excellent monkfish liver and the albacore was perfect as well.

... eating alone in paris

You know, for a person who has stated he has never been there, you go off a lot on the place. Louis and the waiters treat me great whenever l am there.

Sep 09, 2014
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Can a menu be too small?

Actually, F&F has a zillion things off menu. Ask Josh to cook for you and tell him what you like and he will perform admirably.
When he cooks for me aside from the aforementioned beet appetizer, nothing is ever on the menu. Last trip a week ago he cooked six vegetable dishes and the ossibau pork chop.

Can a menu be too small?

My exact feeling about Laurel, thus have not returned.

Wasabi root

OTOH, Jesse said he would welcome a BYOW, l can bring my own sharkskin grater as well.

Wasabi root

Congratulations on your first post.

My Paris Restaurant Itinerary & Shopping List - Please review

Due to this thread l went to Chambre de Confiture on the lower end of Rue Martyr this morning. l tasted about 10 confitures and left buying none. Even the ones that were 80% fruit tasted too sweet for me and the flavors were not intense in the way l like them. As at the metro 12 line, went to C Constant on Rue Fleurus and bought a few of his, very happy and Constant as a bonus are bigger and less expensive.

Sep 09, 2014
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... eating alone in paris

While most on this board are naysayers, L'Ami Louis serves my fave cotes de boeuf in the world. It is beyond enormous, their chicken however is overcooked for me.

Sep 09, 2014
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... eating alone in paris

Chez Denise has a bar, but not for dining just scrambling waiters filling the liters of Brouilly from cask.
If you want company for Chez Denise let me know, am available some nights

Sep 08, 2014
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Chowhound favorite restaurants near Luxembourgh Gardens

As JT says, public transport in Paris makes it easy as pie to travel almost anywhere.

Sep 07, 2014
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My Paris Restaurant Itinerary & Shopping List - Please review

JT, read your blog and only saw a decent but non enthusiastic review from 2006, with a note to return.
Was there a more recent visit and if not perhaps you might try it again.
Perhaps there was a newer visit and my shoddy computer skills missed it.

Sep 06, 2014
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My Paris Restaurant Itinerary & Shopping List - Please review

Been twice, both with different guests both times and all total of 7 people loved it, the menu, the wine the et all. YMMV

Sep 06, 2014
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FDA restrictions keeping some great cheeses out of stores

Listeriosis is a condition existing in badly pasteurized cheeses. The bacteria is an opportunist and is able to grow when its normal antagonists are no longer in its environment.

Sep 05, 2014
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