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matsutake (AKA Mattake/pine mushroom)

Dear all,

Does anyone know where I can buy some matsutake mushroom (I think it also goes by the name pine mushroom and Mattake ) in Toronto?

Also, would anyone know how to make the matsutake soup? I think it would be so delicious on our winter camping trip up in Algonquin.

Many thanks.

Student

Dec 01, 2008
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Table for one! With no apologizes!

Sure, there no doubt was an issue of communication. Still, I would have expected that as soon as I clarified the situation with the waitress that steps would have been taken to rectify her mistake instead of assuming that I would be content to eat out of a plastic bag.

Aug 06, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Table for one! With no apologizes!

Can someone fill me in: why is it such taboo for someone who is hungry to eat alone.

Single people; anyone who travels; men and women with independent spouses, help me out here: What is someone suppost to do when they are hungry and do not have time or access to a place to cook?

I live in a prime foodie location (Yonge & Eg). When under deadline it is just so conveninet to walk any which way and grab a bite. And sure take out is fine, but when working from home hours on end without taking a break it is so nice to have a change of scenary (even if there is no time to take a break from the work).

Earlier today I went to Sushi Eaton. I sat on the patio and ordered a meal to go (for later that evening) and a tray of sushi and miso soup for here. The food was excellent, but the service was really very bad!

I was not asked if I wanted something to drink. I was given my miso soup without any utensils or napkins (but maybe that's the way its suppose to be given). Then, before I was given my sushi, I was given my bill. Some time later I was given my packages of food to go. When I asked where my sushi was, they reached into the bag and pulled out my sushi. They said that they thought I only wanted my miso soup to go.

So I sat there staring at the sushi. Some time later the waitress came by my table and asked me if I needed a plate. To which I replied that it is not so much a plate that I need as some soy sauce. She then reached into the bottom of my takeout bag and handed me a few packages of soy sauce and placed them on the table. My only reply being a cold 'I cannot believe that you are making me eat out of a plastic bag inside of your restaurant' stare. Sometime later she returned with a plate and soy sauce. The rest of the meal was great. And they even came around to ask me if I wanted something to drink! (Which I did!)

I don't know. I found that quite rude.Still the food was good so I actually ordered another round of sushi, which meant that they had to re-issue me the check! I don't know though, are they rude to everyone the same way? Is hunger something that only couples are entitled to? Somebody please tell me, if I am hungry why should I not just go out and eat?

K

Aug 06, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good Food in K-Town

Hi,

Would anyone know of a good sushi restaurant in Kitchener/Waterloo?

Cheers!

Aug 04, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Vietnamese Coffee

The reason I want to buy a prepared Vietnamese coffee is because I've never had one before and I want to see what all the buzz is about.

Jul 29, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Vietnamese Coffee

Hi,

Does any one know of any cafes where I could buy an authentic vietnamese coffee in Toronto?

Cheers.

Jul 29, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Romanian Restaurants in the Big City?

Thanks!

Apr 06, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Edible flowers

Hi,

They seem to look like pansies of some type?

S

Apr 03, 2007
Starvin4U in Home Cooking

Romanian Restaurants in the Big City?

Hello,

Does anyone know of any restaurants in Toronto that serve Romanian cuisine? (A sit down place as opposed to a store).

Best,

S

Apr 03, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Edible flowers

Hello all!

Would anyone have any ideas on what to do with edible flowers? I have found a place in T.O. to purchase them, and now that I have them I'm not sure what to do with them!

Many thanks,

S

Apr 03, 2007
Starvin4U in Home Cooking

What are the most luxurious recipes?

Thank you so much for all of your really good suggestions, they all sound so delicious, I'm not sure yet which one I am going to go with for this day in particular. Though I'm glad that I have many new ideas to try. I must say that I am really impressed with the reviews that the Pan-Seared Tuna with Ginger Shiitake Cream got on epicurious. (It rated four forks and there were more than 600 reviews--overall this must be a great recepie!) I think the beef Wellington is definitly a project worth trying. I love how it looks so complicated. I wonder, could I add truffles to Tyler Florence's recipie? (And which type would I add, white truffles or black? Do I grate them, cut them peel them? Sorry, I'm just an overly-ambitious novice.)

I also really like the sound of this the surf and turf. There's something so decadant about having the most expensive meat topped up with the second most expensive meat (or maybe vice versa).

Thanks so much for all of these great ideas.

Mar 26, 2007
Starvin4U in Home Cooking

What are the most luxurious recipes?

Wow! The New Beef Wellington is definitly impressive! It is something that I am certainly going to try! Many thanks!

S

Mar 26, 2007
Starvin4U in Home Cooking

What are the most luxurious recipes?

Hi Val, Thanks so much for the suggestion. See, that's the thing that makes this so difficult, he's not a picky eater...in essence he'll eat anything that's good (flavourful, good cuts, quality ingrediants). Though to be fair, he'll also eat anything that's not exactly good just being grateful for the fact that he didn't have to prepare it himself. We don't eat pork, and lamb and duck aren't really high up on his list of favourites. Lobster is always good, though I don't really have the heart to boil something that's still alive. (Is there to make good lobster without having to killing it myself, or is that just a old wives tale)?

Thanks again.

S

Mar 25, 2007
Starvin4U in Home Cooking

What are the most luxurious recipes?

Hello all,

I'd really love your input. I need ideas for something really exquisite that I can cook for my husband for our anniversary. Something sure to impress, with a lot of a wow factor that would just leave him breathless...

Many thanks,

S

Mar 25, 2007
Starvin4U in Home Cooking

Caviar in Toronto

Hello Kagemusha,

Thanks so much for your reply. I did a quick search and I was able to find contact info for Mike's, it is on Vansco Road? I was not able to find North Fish however. Would you know where abouts in Etobicoke it might be?

Many thanks,

S

Mar 25, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Caviar in Toronto

Hello all,

I have noticed that the ban on Caviar has been lifted. I would be interested in hearing about other members experience with purchasing the black gold in Toronto. Is Beluga relativly easy to get one's paws upon? How about Iranian Beluga? Have the prices sky rocketed much since last year? And where would be the best place to go to purchase a tin for home consumption in Toronto?

Marky's has a nice selection on their website, is it true that they've opened up a shop in Toronto? (I'm weary about buying from an American company online in case there are issues with customs and immigration).

Many thanks,

S

Mar 25, 2007
Starvin4U in Ontario (inc. Toronto)