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Store-bought vs. homemade grated Parmesiano Reggiano

We used pretty large graters and always only for PR or pecorino romano types, never wanted to screw up grater with soft stuff, but YMMV.

about 9 hours ago
Delucacheesemonger in Cheese

Report: Amarant

Tru dat, what was the leaf that looked like a malignant arugula ?
Salad was a minor version of garouillou

about 10 hours ago
Delucacheesemonger in France

Ethiopia Report

Other than food ?

Report: Amarant

The brains are a reason to come to Paris alone, a very rare OMG moment.
Had the tongue first time in and that was a revelation, but the brains this time, wow.

about 12 hours ago
Delucacheesemonger in France

Ethiopia Report

Thanks for the report, Ethiopia has been on my list for a while, should it be ?

Galleries LaFayette-Food Hall Changed Dramatically

1 euro, but the clerk at the checkout forgot to charge me.

1 day ago
Delucacheesemonger in France

Galleries LaFayette-Food Hall Changed Dramatically

The 'gamey'is exactly why l use the Monoprix cultured au lait cru butter. Have not seen 500 gm of their beurre cru.
Have it vacuumed as will be in with 15 kgs of cheese and did not want cheese funk into the butter.

1 day ago
Delucacheesemonger in France

Galleries LaFayette-Food Hall Changed Dramatically

To add insult to insult, G Lafayette food court and Le Bon Marche food court are the only stores l have been to in Paris, actually l think anywhere who now charge you for sous vide, vacuuming a purchase.
It seems if you spend over 50 euros on butter as l just did, it should be part of the service.
l am done, will find another source for my Bordier.

Sola?

Thanks for pics and and better
descriptions.
Same tomato salad, superb
Same dessert, also superb

May 27, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Cameroon Pepper

The ones l bought at Kalustyan's were white.
Just bought some at G Detou in Paris.
These were black and have not tried them yet.

Sola?

Bumping the thread as just had lunch and was just great. Memories of Yam'tcha, similar plating and combinations.
One mignardaise was a soy something that looked like a marshmallow , but in your mouth disappeared in a fraction of a second.
Would return for that alone.

Amuses- parmigiano toast
razor clam with fava bean
Entree- Heirloom tomoato salad, sounds boring but it was wonderful, used sweet vinegat dressing, suer greens as well.
Fish plat-Whitefish with spring onions, carrots, baby greens
Meat plat-Lamb tenderloin with cauliflower, potatoes that were about a centimeter in diameter, gentle anchovy sauce
Dessert-strawberries and raspberries with five or 6 little additions that were clever but delicious.
Mignardaise- the above block of soy stuff, choc truffle.
All far better than this menu sounds.
Chateldon, buckwheat/green tea
bottle of Ostertag A360P

118 euros for 2 without the wine.

May 26, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Store-bought vs. homemade grated Parmesiano Reggiano

In 8 stores in 12 years in four countries, never saw anyone grate moldy PR ever, Almost never goes moldy either.

May 26, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in Cheese
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Vin jaune in Paris?

Interesting, have had about 30 over the years, but never a sweet one. Let me know about those.
Thanks for the review, it is great stuff.
just found a zillion cuvees of the Bezigon by Garnier that we shared in March, although chenin awesome as well and quite inexpensive.

May 25, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Townsend Menu

OTOH, Bibou had essentially the same menu from opening till just rehabbed. While l found it an issue, they were packed with new and return guests every night they were open.
You just go when you are in the mood for fava beans and split marrow bone, once a week or once a year.

Seeking tiny producer olive oil and/or cheese that's worth traveling for just to bring home a bottle or wheel

just do a google search of 'allowable cheese customs usa'

May 24, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in Italy

Seeking tiny producer olive oil and/or cheese that's worth traveling for just to bring home a bottle or wheel

As per April 2012, you may bring in for personal use as much and any cheese you can carry.
l generally bring back 15 kilos

May 24, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in Italy

10 favorite cheeses

In no order:

Cave-Aged Gruyere, Emmi
Red Hawk
Clacbitou
Vacherin Mont d'Or
Antony 48 month comte
Carayac
Gabriel Coulet 24 month roquefort
Napoleon
Winnimere
Torta del Casar
Bonus one: Purple Haze
Bonus two: Maroilles

May 24, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in Cheese

Shopping for fryable cheese

You said you were using asiago, perhaps the one you used was very young.
try and find the montasio and shred it.

May 22, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in Cheese

Alex Croquet's Kouign Amann

48 minute from Paris.
If you go, go to Philippe Olivier for cheese as well.

May 22, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Alex Croquet's Kouign Amann

Authentic schmauthentic, Croquet's KA is amazing, l am purring whilst l consume.

Where do l get a uncooked brisket ?

Just remembered where l got it. When young my butcher sold it as a double decker, but to be funny called double deckle.
Thanks.

Thank you, thank you for Chez Denise rec's!

Suspect he wasn't Patrice, he was friendly as cake tonight.
Perhaps was he short, heavy and bald ?
If so he can be a bit crabby when really busy.

May 21, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Thank you, thank you for Chez Denise rec's!

The charming waiter, around 50 with long sideburns is Patrice and has been there since l started going in the 80's.
I will be there tonight.

May 21, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Where do l get a uncooked brisket ?

Thought the whole one with a top, then big band of fat, then the bottom is called double deckle.
This is the one used elsewhere for BBQ,
We generally here get only the bottom, weighing @ 7 pounds

Where do l get a uncooked brisket ?

Thank you all. As soon as back to states, H mart will be first choice.

Paris - Feedback on food itinerary

Thank you sir, had missed it now read that and major yikes. How disappointing, will hold off till hear better things.

May 20, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Shopping for fryable cheese

Halloumi is done generally in thick slices, fricos are done with shredded montasio, or asiago, and never had it stick to pan,
Do not cook frico on grill but flat closed surface like cast iron pan.

May 20, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in Cheese

Paris - Feedback on food itinerary

Chez Denise closed on weekends.
Le Cinq day, no other meal just something quite light will be more than enough.
Please report back on that, no report yet on new chef and meal.

May 20, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Thank you, thank you for Chez Denise rec's!

Did you get the separated table at the rear of the dining room?

May 20, 2015
Delucacheesemonger in France

Where do l get a uncooked brisket ?

In past bought at Costco but no longer have entree.
Center city would be best, do not need ' hand cultured fussy brisket' just typical one, double deckle better but not a dealbreaker.