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TSA just confiscated.... (aka "my creole mustard is contraband")

alkapal, Sorry that happened to you. I feel your pain!

Once when traveling back from the Dominican Republic I stuck a couple of 4 oz bottles of vanilla extract in a carry-on bag, totally forgetting about the 3 oz max liquid restriction. I didn't even have a checked bag so there was nothing I could do. So close, yet so far.

May 29, 2009
Yesenia in Not About Food

Best (Funniest? Wittiest?) Food Quotes

"There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook & won't, that's a wife who can't cook & will." ~ Robert Frost

May 29, 2009
Yesenia in Not About Food

What are you a stubborn purist about?

Steak: Very rare, or rare. Overcooked any other way.

Taco seasoning: Its gotta be homemade! I abhor those god awful taco seasoning kits. That brings up...

No pre-fab taco shells or tortilla chips: The store bought versions are practically flavorless and loaded with salt. Make them at home once and you'll never look back.

Chili: No beans, ever. As the old adage goes: 'If you know beans about chili, you know chili ain't got no beans.

Real maple syrup: It almost brought a tear to my eye when my boyfriend claimed Log Cabin was the best syrup out there.

May 29, 2009
Yesenia in General Topics

What are you a stubborn purist about?

YES! Any time when we my boyfriend and I eat veggies, he always adds a dollop of butter on them. If we are eating canned veggies that need to be microwaved, he will add a tablespoon or so of butter before they're nuked. Even on peas. PEAS! They are deliciously buttery enough. Drives me nuts!

I guess what really bothers me is the fact that he doesn't like any kind of veggie or fruit in its pure form. He's really picky about them as it is. What's annoying is when he won't eat carrots unless they're glazed or smothered in blue cheese, or can't eat strawberries if they're not coated in sugar.

May 29, 2009
Yesenia in General Topics

Cozy, Romantic INDIAN Restaurant for First Date

Hi there,

Im taking a special lady to an Indian restaurant for our first date next week. She loves Indian cuisine, but Im new to it - so I definitely need some advice! I was wondering if anyone knows where I can take her for some great authentic Indian - none of this fusion nonsense, just some down-to-earth Indian cooking. I want something cozy, romantic, and memorable. I prefer something in Manhattan - UWS, Chelsea/Flatiron, or Midtown East would be ideal. Queens is great too - Astoria, Forest Hills, anywhere in that vicinity. We can travel to other areas or boroughs, too. Price is not as important as the quality of the meal, but I don't want to spend a week's salary on the dinner! Suggestions, anyone? Thanks in advance!

Feb 22, 2007
Yesenia in Manhattan