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Where can I buy Campari Sodas?

Thanks!

Mar 29, 2009
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Where can I buy Campari Sodas?

Does anyone know where in Manhattan I can buy Campari and Soda in those great little bottles? I'm having a dinner party and my guests would go crazy for them.

Thanks.

Mar 29, 2009
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Where to buy waffle cones (sans ice cream)?

Does anyone know where it is possible to buy waffle cones in a supermarket in NYC? There is a plan to use them in a savory dish, and I don't have the equipment to make them myself. Has anyone bought them in a supermarket somewhere?

Oct 17, 2008
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Homemade Tater Tots?

you can make pommes dauphine- fried balls of mashed potatoes. there was a recipe recently in the new york times

Mar 06, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Home Cooking

Carfiofi alla Giudia- Fried Artichokes

interesting story, i didn't know that. i wonder how many years the romans were missing out thinking it was a weed. i suppose I could fry them 3/4 and then just finish them at the last minute. it might be do-able.

Mar 06, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Home Cooking

Easy dinner for 4

a flan is my favorite thing to do in this circumstance. People love it so much and you can do it ahead. also scalloped potatoes are completely connected in my head with steak and salad.

Mar 06, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Home Cooking

Carfiofi alla Giudia- Fried Artichokes

So - I'm thinking way ahead to passover, and I was hoping to make Cariofi alla Giudia- artichokes Jewish style- which is just artichokes deep fried in olive oil with salt. My only problem is I will not have the time to fry them and serve them right away- they will have to sit for about an hour if not 1 1/2 hours warm in the oven. This is because I will have to greet my guests and we need to read from the haggadah and first we have gefilte and matzoh ball soup before the main course (lamb) and the artichokes. I can't do them in between courses either, because I live in a tiny NY apartment and lets say the kitchen is practically in the "dining room" and my guests will feel weird if I'm cooking right in front of them, especially since I'm frying which usually causes me to yell a lot from fear of the hot oil- not very appropriate. But if I do them ahead of time will they be ok in the oven? Will they get all mushy? Is there any technique I can use to keep them nicely?

Mar 06, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Home Cooking

Shops with great selection of Greek honeys?

Do you know if they also have Kadaif dough?

Feb 22, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

ANY GOOD PLACES TO EAT AROUND 80'S WEST SIDE?

I've heard good things about the new greek place Kefi (222 W 79th St -Cross Street: Between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway). I don't know if that's ethnic... THere's also Rain at 82nd which is good pan-asian, especially Vietnamese and Thai.

Feb 22, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Smoked salmon question

Well...this is how I understand it- Smoked salmon is generally cured and then smoked. Lox is cured and then cold smoked- which means it is not cooked by the smoking and has the texture of raw fish- which is probably exactly what you have in Australia as well (unless it seems cooked and flaky). Lox is just the Yiddish word for this because in NY lox and also bagels are associated with Ashkenazi Jews. Nova lox is refering to the style of Nova Scotia and basically has a more mild brine and taste. We also have Gravlax, which is only brined and not smoked- I think this is Scandanavian- it often tastes like dill.

Feb 19, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in General Topics

Kataifi dough in Manhattan?

Does anyone know what supermarket or store carries kataifi dough? It is also called Kadaif someplaces, but basically I mean the Greek/Arab pastry dough that looks like shredded wheat. I want to make knafe- pastry made from the dough with sweet cheese inside, but I don't know where to find the dough. If someone knew where to buy knafe already made- I would like to know that as well. Thanks-

Feb 19, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Ethnic lunch spots on Upper West Side?

Awash is fantastic Ethiopian on Amsterdam and 106 or 107. Nice place as well.

Feb 08, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Good restaurant by Teacher's College

I would go to Pisticci on La Salle. It's a cute Italian spot with nice pastas and nice atmosphere. La Salla St is what would be 124th st if it wasn't named la salle, between Broadway and Claremont Avenue (West of B'way). Teacher's college is between 120 and 121st.

Feb 06, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Best Breadcrumbs for Schnitzel

good tip! thanks

Feb 05, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Home Cooking

Best Breadcrumbs for Schnitzel

I'm going to make schnitzel soon and I need a new solution for breadcrumbs. I've used store-bought ones and was less than impressed- which is unsurprising. I've also tried to make my own from stale-ish bread, pulsed in a food processor- and the result was not so great. The schnitzel was not crunchy or airy at all. Any suggestions? Should I try the panko and see how that works? Or does someone have another suggestion/ know what I am doing wrong?

Feb 05, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Home Cooking

Seeking hidden gems, must-eat-at dives, etc...

Try "A" (that's the whole name) between 106 and 107th on Columbus Avenue. It's a the tiniest place- French/Caribbean bistro- BYOB. It looks like a hole in the wall, but what they turn out is great. Entrees are all $12. It's cash only though.

Feb 05, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Manhattan

Nice Romantic Dinner in Tel Aviv?

Carmela be Nachala is great. 46 Ha Tavor St. It really captures the best of the Israeli food scene. It is a creative and thoughtful take on regional foods. Think deconstructed middle eastern stuff, or pears grilled with olive oil. Completely non-kosher if that matters.

Feb 03, 2007
asdfhjkl1 in Middle East & Africa