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Ditto on the fabulous Lebanese place on River St./Antique's Row. It's called Al-Baraki and the food is out of this world. 184 River St. (518) 270-9404. The ambiance is nothing to write home about but who cares? Haven't had Tabouleh like that since I was in Israel. Everything's good, including their fragrant and muddy Lebanese coffee and their inimitable garlic paste, which thankfully, they sell in plastic take-home containers.

Trader Joe's White Truffle Oil

My experience with the oil is it's OK at best. Not bad, but definitely not tops. How could it be for the price? And as with most truffle oils, it's flavored with 'aroma,' a fancy industry word for perfume. Several years back, Jeffery Steingarten did a wonderful piece in Vogue on how difficult it is to find a truffle product with actual truffle in it. My advice: invest in a real truffle and shave it into your food now and then for an unforgettable flavor.

Feb 19, 2007
tleaf in General Topics

Rachael Ray article in NYT

JennieB - I completely agree about the cooks/chefs on PBS - Class all the way!

Feb 19, 2007
tleaf in Food Media & News

Fresh Lasagna Noodles

Thanks Chowser!

Feb 19, 2007
tleaf in Home Cooking

Fresh Lasagna Noodles

I would like to experiment with fresh lasagna noodles. Is it necessary to boil them first?

Thanks!

Feb 18, 2007
tleaf in Home Cooking