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  Topic: What are you currently reading?
JM

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PostForum: Other things   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:58 am   Subject: What are you currently reading?
Just finished the Omnivore's Dilemma - it seemed like I had read most of it at some point or another in the NYTimes Magazine.

Almost finished "Sweet and Low" by Rich Cohen - hilarious true story ab ...
  Topic: Loose leaf tea -where to start?
JM

Replies: 22
Views: 31495

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:22 pm   Subject: Loose leaf tea -where to start?
I will third Mariages Freres - but sometimes your local Indian grocer will have stuff that tastes just as good. I also pick up a few cardamom pods, ginger and connamon sticks from the latter and make ...
  Topic: favourite (or favorite :-)) quirky word
JM

Replies: 76
Views: 94419

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:46 pm   Subject: favourite (or favorite :-)) quirky word
Oh, I forgot one more - it's German, but such a wonderful word, once you know the meaning.

Schaudenfreude


Secretly taking pleasure in another's misfortune....
  Topic: favourite (or favorite :-)) quirky word
JM

Replies: 76
Views: 94419

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:08 pm   Subject: favourite (or favorite :-)) quirky word
Great post. My faves:

persnickety

Philadelphia (I love the etymology)

futon

marshmallow

The latter two aren't particularly academic, but for some reason they just tickle me - all are a ...
  Topic: Please help me!
JM

Replies: 15
Views: 21963

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:03 pm   Subject: Please help me!
A poulet roti or two is so satisfying, easy and delicious. Shove some garlic, lemon and thyme in the cavity, baste with some butter to crisp up the skiin, and all is right with the world.Since you wa ...
  Topic: What are the essential knives that one should have?
JM

Replies: 21
Views: 33002

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:09 pm   Subject: What are the essential knives that one should have?
I have a Global flexible boning and fileting knife that is wonderful. If you work with meat and fish a lot, I would highly recommend one.

As for paring knives we have 3 - one is a Global, and two ...
  Topic: Documentaries
JM

Replies: 74
Views: 97254

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:00 pm   Subject: Documentaries
I will second Hoop Dreams - a fantastic documentary even if you don't like basketball.

I don't know if March of the Penguins counts as a doc, but it is fantastic as well...I laughed...I cried...
  Topic: Going to Sardinia / Italy - what should I bring home ?
JM

Replies: 7
Views: 16664

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:39 pm   Subject: Going to Sardinia / Italy - what should I bring home ?
We went to Sardinia for our honeymoon and LOVED it. We stayed on an agriturismo (a working farm/bed and breakfast) and ate delicious food. My husband still remembers what we in our family call "the ...
  Topic: Just a Thought
JM

Replies: 7
Views: 9036

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:22 pm   Subject: Just a Thought
The *best* potato salad at our house is made with red new potatoes (waxy), that I halve, boil and then mix with grainy dijon, fresh chopped parsley, fresh basil, and fresh cilantro (or whatever fresh ...
  Topic: Favourite kitchen appliance, anyone?
JM

Replies: 37
Views: 43282

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:31 pm   Subject: Favourite kitchen appliance, anyone?
Hefty - I find that it weighs way too much for me to bring it out and use it with any frequency. It also takes up a tonne of counter space - of which I don't have a tonne!

I am not a baker, so it ...
  Topic: Favourite kitchen appliance, anyone?
JM

Replies: 37
Views: 43282

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:58 pm   Subject: Favourite kitchen appliance, anyone?
1. I am surprised that nobody mentioned the Microplane grater! After almost 3 years of daily use, we finally bought a second.

2. I love my immersion blender, which also comes with a bowl and bla ...
  Topic: What is the classic haute cuisine meal?
JM

Replies: 11
Views: 20543

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:25 pm   Subject: What is the classic haute cuisine meal?
Cheese before dessert. The plates should not be the same ones you used for dinner, nor the same ones you will use for dessert.

Coffee after dessert, sometimes with a piece of bitter chocolate.
  Topic: Best Market on the planet...or in your own backyard.
JM

Replies: 34
Views: 41131

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:23 pm   Subject: Best Market on the planet...or in your own backyard.
The Jean-Talon market in Montreal is outstanding - name an ingredient, high or low brow, and it is there.

I also love the Campo di Fiori market in Rome...ah Rome...
  Topic: what can i make using...
JM

Replies: 9
Views: 11466

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:19 pm   Subject: what can i make using...
I would love the list of things to do with rice wine vinegar. With the other 2 vinegars, I have some suggestions.

1. the balsamic is great on strawberries. If it is syrupy enough, you can pour it ...
  Topic: What is your favorite recipe for fresh apricots?
JM

Replies: 4
Views: 9576

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:43 pm   Subject: What is your favorite recipe for fresh apricots?
I love them grilled with wafer thin slices of parmesan, and a drizzle of wildflower honey. The pungency of the cheese and the sweet/tartness of the apricot go together really well. If you don't fanc ...
 
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