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Local produce in Boston

You have to be careful at Russo's though. I've noticed at times that they will leave the sign indicating something is local even when the label on the actual produce indicates otherwise. Also the definition of local seems like it can be stretched pretty far. I'm willing to accept New York and even parts of Canada but PA and SC seem a little further than local.

May 09, 2011
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Best Legal Seafood Location

That's a great idea. I don't see why I couldn't use it at the market. That's the plan.

Feb 09, 2011
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Best Legal Seafood Location

Just recieved a gift certificate to Legal Seafood. Is any particular location better than the others?

Feb 08, 2011
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Canary Square, first thoughts...

Canary Sq. is the name of the the intersection. It is a hero sq., named after a veteran.

Dec 09, 2010
zenright in Greater Boston Area

No Knead Bread Help

I don't use the cornmeal, usually just flour but with the kind of burning I am getting I can't imagine cornmeal would provide enough buffer. I have to say I am leaning toward Indirect Heat's assertion that the oven is running hotter than it claims. Though I think I will try the suggestion of a couple layers of parchment as well as investing in a new oven thermometer.

Sep 18, 2010
zenright in Home Cooking

No Knead Bread Help

I have been using the Lahey recipe and follow the instructions to a T. Oven at 475 in a dutch oven preheated for 30 min. I used a stone the first time but I stopped in an effort to keep the bottom from burning. The process up to the point of baking works really well and other than the 6 inch diameter circle of black on the bottom looks and tastes great.

Sep 18, 2010
zenright in Home Cooking

No Knead Bread Help

I occasionally make the no knead bread and while I have no other problems it always burns on the bottom by the time the rest of the bread is done. Has anyone else had this problem? Solutions?

Sep 17, 2010
zenright in Home Cooking

April openings and closings

I agree. The beer was good but the food was way overpriced for the quality. I look forward to whatever comes next.

Apr 12, 2010
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Down Home Delivery JP

Has anyone been? The scattered reviews I have found online seem to be overwhelmingly positive. I would love to have great soul food near home.

Mar 30, 2010
zenright in Greater Boston Area

New pub in Zon's space

Anybody have any updates on Wee Angel? I am very excited.

Mar 30, 2010
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Indian Recipe. Help!!!

I've made a variety of recipes from a variety of sources that use a variety of methods from toasting the spices in oil first to pureeing with onions to adding them to simmering liquids. I do find that as Kagey says below that the bitterness is tempered a bit by a long simmer but at this point I am truly frustrated.

Jan 30, 2008
zenright in Home Cooking

Indian Recipe. Help!!!

Every time I make curries or any other Indian recipes they end up tasting bitter. The only thing I can think of is that it has to do with the spices. I have ground my own but that made no difference. I made sure the spice weren't burnt (I thought this would do it). Didn't make a difference. Others who taste the end product say that they taste the bitterness though not as strongly as I do. Please if you have any advice let me know.

Jan 29, 2008
zenright in Home Cooking

Emjadadrah?

Its a style.

Dec 04, 2007
zenright in Home Cooking

Dessert

Any suggestions for where to get the best dessert in the South End. My friends are having dinner at their house and then we were going to go out for drinks and dessert. Any suggestions?

Dec 01, 2007
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Eastern Standard

I haven't been to eastern Standard since Jaime left. Is the food as good as it was? Has it changed? The menu on their website looks pretty much the same. I'm sure the drinks are still great but I worry about the chacuterie and the offal.

Nov 27, 2007
zenright in Greater Boston Area

boston chowhound visiting baltimore

I'm willing to go anywhere and try pretty much anything and I love bbq.

Sep 10, 2007
zenright in Washington DC & Baltimore

boston chowhound visiting baltimore

Thanks. We are definitely going to the market. As for what I mean by unique/regional I certainly am aware of the crab thing but there must more than that. What perhaps lesser known foods can we try that we just wouldn't be able to get up here or at least wouldn't be as good.

Sep 10, 2007
zenright in Washington DC & Baltimore

boston chowhound visiting baltimore

My SO and I will be visiting friends in Baltimore for three days this weekend and I am looking for suggestions for places to go where we can get something unique/regional. On one of my only other trips to Baltimore we ended up at a touristy place and I had some mediocre crabcakes. This time around the friends have a nine month old so I am looking for options for take out or places that won't mind a small well behaved child. Also there are already plans to hit the farmers market, which I have enjoyed in the past. Thanks.

Sep 10, 2007
zenright in Washington DC & Baltimore

white Anchovies

Cardullo's in harvard sq. used to sell them. Also I've seen them at Formaggio both in cambridge and in the south end as well as at Russo's 9 Watertown. I love them too.

Apr 22, 2007
zenright in Greater Boston Area

I would apreciate ideas and recipes

All sorts of seafood not just salmon. I've had some of the best oysters I've ever eaten while in seattle. Also the wild mushrooms are incredible in variety and flavor.

Mar 05, 2007
zenright in Home Cooking

Sagra Service

Just saw their ads on craigslist and they are looking, it seems, to replace their entire front of the house.

Mar 05, 2007
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Where to celebrate my brother's 50th around Portsmouth?

What about heading north. The York Harbor Inn is open this time of year. Good food good drinks and a fireplace.

Feb 28, 2007
zenright in All New England Archive

Best BBQ?

The one on Washington in Roslindale I think is called Barbecue Town and it is awful. I ate there twice over a year ago. The first time I figured I would give it a try and I try to give places two chances so I was convinced to try again a couple months later and it was still just as bad.

Feb 26, 2007
zenright in Greater Boston Area

Roasted beets- quick question

I find that it depends. If you roast them whole the skins will simply slip off after roasting and then you can cut them up easily afterwards. You can also peel cut and roast, this method creates pieces that have more caramelization and are have crispy edges. So it really depends on what the desired result is.

Feb 26, 2007
zenright in Home Cooking

What's Your Favorite Domestic Beer and Why?

You say Sam Adams is overated but it's all a matter of perspective. Maybe its because I live down the road from the brewery or maybe because they are something like the 6th largest brewery but I just don't think of them as being in the same category as microbrews or craft beers. When compared with the buds of the world IMO Sam is far superior and in that sense not overated. When compared to craft brews I would agree it is overated. I can't tell though how many times I have been at a bar and been very happy to be able to have Sam when my other options were Bud and Budlight

Feb 23, 2007
zenright in Beer

What do you have the most difficulty cooking?

Curries. I don't know why but they always come out with a bitter aftertaste. I think it has to do with the spices, I've used curry powder, I've ground my own, I've toasted them first, I've not toated, Ive sauteed them in the oil at the beginning, and I've added them to the veggies, always it is bitter. I have almost given up.

Feb 23, 2007
zenright in Home Cooking

Pasta with Lamb and Saffron: What Else Would You Add?

What you have sounds good and there are a variety of vegetables that you could add, the mushrooms sound good, carrots are a good suggestion as well as other root vegetables, or even beans such as fava. Also if you want to add some complexity you could include some wine in the braising liquid.

Feb 22, 2007
zenright in Home Cooking

East Coast beer recommendations needed

One more thing, a great resource as well is the beer advocate website.

Feb 15, 2007
zenright in Beer

East Coast beer recommendations needed

Geary's from Maine makes excellect beer particularly the Hampshire Ale.

Feb 15, 2007
zenright in Beer

East Coast beer recommendations needed

BBC is great my favorite is the Lost Sailor Pale Ale and the cabin fever ale. Both are great in the bottle but if you have a chance try them on tap. Also the Sunset Grill in Allston has an incredible selection.

Feb 15, 2007
zenright in Beer