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Favorite stovetop pot roast recipe?

I've got a broken oven and a five pound hunk o' beef in the fridge--any favorites I can make in a dutch oven on the range? Thanks in advance.

Feb 04, 2012
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Staying at a hotel at Presidio/California, where should I eat tonightt?

It's called the Laurel Inn

Jan 26, 2012
foodshark73 in San Francisco Bay Area

Staying at a hotel at Presidio/California, where should I eat tonightt?

I'm in town with no car and not really familiar with this neighborhood--any reccs for a good restaurant for a solo diner within walking distance would be much appreciated!

Jan 26, 2012
foodshark73 in San Francisco Bay Area

1" Berkshire pork medallions--how long per side?

thanks! seemed like a long time, but you've reassured me :)

Oct 06, 2011
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

1" Berkshire pork medallions--how long per side?

I'm cobbling together a couple different recipes tonight, and have been told that I should sautee these guys 4 minutes per side. Would hate to kill these nice pieces of meat, what do you think?

Oct 06, 2011
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

ABC Kitchen or Del Posto for my birthday dinner?

Help, I can't decide! Any input--especially from Hounds who have been to both--would be awesome.

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Del Posto
85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

ABC Kitchen
35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

Jul 14, 2011
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Crawling out from under my rock--can you help me navigate new NYC restaurants?

thanks everyone! glad i made my reservation at ai fiori in time :)

Feb 23, 2011
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Crawling out from under my rock--can you help me navigate new NYC restaurants?

My husband and I used to be very up on the Manhattan restaurant scene... until we had a twin boy and girl last year. His birthday is next month and I'd like to surprise him with a reservation at a hot, new restaurant--except I have absolutely no idea what's going on out there! In the past we've gone to Scarpetta, Degustation, EMP, places of that nature for his birthday, if that helps you narrow down any recommendations. Thank you in advance!

Feb 13, 2011
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Cool "literary" cafe downtown?

Aspiring-poet cousin is in town, and I want to show him there is life beyond Starbucks. Where can I take him, preferably downtown, that will have a good atmosphere? TIA.

Nov 05, 2010
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Any restaurants particularly popular with Italian expats?

A friend of mind who loves all things Italian (most notably Italian men) is coming to town and wondering where she should go. Thanks in advance!

May 17, 2010
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Most impressive restaurant for lunch?

that is a good point. where would you suggest for that? just found out we may have a child in tow, so maybe EMP or JG wouldn't work anyway.

Apr 01, 2010
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Most impressive restaurant for lunch?

I need to impress visiting relatives with an amazing lunch, but it's a little last minute. If I can't get reservations at Jean Georges (my first thought), where else should I consider? They are a fairly sophisticated bunch from Tokyo. TIA.

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Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Apr 01, 2010
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Fresh pasta SOS

My husband was in the middle of making sheets of pasta when he had to run off and do an errand. The dough is only supposed to rest for 15 minutes. Would I be better off sticking it in the fridge, or leaving it on the counter until he gets back? Could be four or five hours, and I'm grossed out by the idea of anything with eggs sitting out that long... Thanks in advance!

Feb 20, 2010
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Lunch spot near Hudson and W. Houston?

I used to live ten blocks north of this area, but somehow am /totally/ stumped as to where I can meet a friend around there for lunch. Any suggestions of a reasonablee (and reasonably quiet) place where we'll be able to catch up would be appreciated!

Oct 05, 2009
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Your best Swiss chard recipes

Hey Pia, I was intrigued and Googled the recipe:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ma...

It's in the oven now (with a few modifications--I can't imagine it really needs to bake for an hour), can't wait!

Oct 03, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Boston Pork Butt question--help!

Actually, it is online! I made it exactly per the recipe, except for cooked according to your guidelines--and it was PERFECT. Enjoy!

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/b...

Oct 03, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Boston Pork Butt question--help!

That sounds great--will try your rub next time! This one is very simple because it's served with several different sauces (ginger/scallion, kimchee puree, and a miso-type paste). You pull the pork and pile it into lettuce leaves with steamed rice and choice of sauces, then top with a fresh cold oyster!

Sep 21, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Boston Pork Butt question--help!

It's rubbed with salt and sugar, supposed to be roasted uncovered. After reading your very interesting post, I'm thinking of trying 275, then checking with the thermometer after 5 hours until it reaches 200 internal. Does that make sense?

P.S. For any Momofuku fans, this is the Bo Ssam roast from David Chang's new cookbook.

Sep 21, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Boston Pork Butt question--help!

I'm making a recipe tomorrow that calls for roasting a 8-10 pound pork butt in the oven at 300 degrees for six hours, until it's falling off the bone and fork tender. However, the biggest roast I could find was a shade under 5 pounds, and poking around the internet I've also seen arguments for roasting this cut at a lower temp (200 to 275) for longer time. Does anyone have any guidelines or rules of thumb for me? Thanks in advance!

Sep 20, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Help: is baking time different in a bundt pan?

Wow, Aggie, thank you--that's exactly what I needed! Original recipe called for 50 minutes and I was guessing an extra 10 minutes, but your strategy is great. It's a very moist batter, with all the grated zucchini, so it'll be interesting to see. Will report back!

Sep 16, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Help: is baking time different in a bundt pan?

I'm making a chocolate zucchini cake that called for a 9x13 pan. Any idea if I should bake it a little longer because it's thicker, or???

Sep 16, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

What magazine this month did I see the blueberry buckle recipe?

JJ, I've been wracking my brain all morning since reading your query--I saw the same recipe and thought it sounded amazing. Flipped through every damned food magazine in the house (and there are LOTS) and couldn't find it; then remembered looking at "Maine Home + Design" for the first time at a friend's house over the weekend. Could that be it?

Sep 15, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Beer-Flavored Sausage: Genius or Travesty?

Pearl-clutching. Genius...

Aug 11, 2009
foodshark73 in Features

Great Easter candy downtown?

Yup, waited until the last minute and don't feel like schlepping all over the city in the rain. Has anyone seen a nice selection of cute sweets anywhere in reasonable proximity to the Gramercy Park area? Anything from upscale chocolates to a drugstore that's got an impressive selection would be appreciated--thanks in advance.

Apr 10, 2009
foodshark73 in Manhattan

Sherry substitute for a tomato cream sauce?

it's only a third of a cup; i guess i can't go that wrong with vermouth or marsala. oh, and i just tasted the cooking sherry and it is so salty i almost spit it across the room! so that's out. (down the drain, actually.)

Mar 19, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Sherry substitute for a tomato cream sauce?

The sauce also has pancetta and porchini mushrooms in it, if that influences anyone one way or another.

Mar 19, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Sherry substitute for a tomato cream sauce?

My recipe for tonight calls for medium-dry sherry, and I just realized that all I have is an unopened bottle of cooking sherry. If you were me, would you:

1. substitute marsala, ruby port, or dry vermouth (which one of these is the closest?)
2. go ahead and use the cooking sherry
3. suck it up and go buy the real thing.

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

Mar 19, 2009
foodshark73 in Home Cooking

Tampa birthday dinner for a NYC Chowhounder: Help!

Thanks everybody! I've decided to make reservations at both Bern's and Ocean Prime and then let my husband choose that week--the birthday boy can make the ultimate decision.

Feb 19, 2009
foodshark73 in Florida

Tampa birthday dinner for a NYC Chowhounder: Help!

The website is certainly flashy. Rhnault, if you have a chance to report back after this weekend, I'd really appreciate it.

Feb 10, 2009
foodshark73 in Florida

Tampa birthday dinner for a NYC Chowhounder: Help!

Am I missing someplace (besides Bern's) that is really "Tampa"? I feel like there are plenty of good high-end Italian joints here in Manhattan; I guess that's why I keep coming back to the idea of fish, because of the beach!

Feb 10, 2009
foodshark73 in Florida