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  Topic: Uh Oh!
Susan in Italy

Replies: 6
Views: 11757

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:37 pm   Subject: Uh Oh!
Good golly! I’d read Bourdain was going to include Beirut on another culinary world tour but didn’t know when. Have to say I have a much better impression of him after reading the offthebroiler an ...
  Topic: Ice Cream, etc.
Susan in Italy

Replies: 66
Views: 74072

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:06 pm   Subject: Ice Cream, etc.
I had very mediocre ice cream making experiences too. It’s my own fault. I just wasn’t able to make myself use all that fat so the result was always more icy than creamy. Now in the land of gelato ...
  Topic: Back from Greece
Susan in Italy

Replies: 16
Views: 26244

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:53 pm   Subject: Back from Greece
Hi David, I have to say “ne” (yes) to retsina probably because the first time I tried it people told me that most don’t like so I had low expectations and also because we were sitting outside of a ...
  Topic: Stock
Susan in Italy

Replies: 15
Views: 20582

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:12 pm   Subject: Stock
Hi Emily, Yep carrot, celery and onion are the key ingredients. If you want a few more choices, here's what Julia Child says to put in for basic meat stock: 2 peeled carrots, 2 peeled onions, 2 cele ...
  Topic: Back from Greece
Susan in Italy

Replies: 16
Views: 26244

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:00 pm   Subject: Back from Greece
Hi Chicago Bear! It’s great to hear from you again. I’m so glad you got the chance to experience Greece! I just love it and am lucky enough to have a Greek mother-in-law (no jokes! She really is ...
  Topic: Rainey Ranting
Susan in Italy

Replies: 28
Views: 41062

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:05 pm   Subject: Rainey Ranting
Well, I never intended to provoke hostility, but to engage in honest (non-self-censoring) debate. This has been a disappointing experience. Maybe this isn’t the place for honest debate if it’s abou ...
  Topic: Rainey Ranting
Susan in Italy

Replies: 28
Views: 41062

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:24 am   Subject: Rainey Ranting
If I failed to make my argument well (and I think I have), I’ll clarify here. My goal was not to be well-meaning but not to be mean either. My goals were to 1. Defend the opinions of those people w ...
  Topic: Rainey Ranting
Susan in Italy

Replies: 28
Views: 41062

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:27 pm   Subject: Rainey Ranting
I would like to thank you, Simona for bringing the complexity and the seriousness this forum deserves. I think that many of us who have the luxury to live far from this conflict (myself included) ten ...
  Topic: Compost Suggestions?
Susan in Italy

Replies: 9
Views: 16950

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:07 pm   Subject: Compost suggestions?
Thanks a million everybody! I went for the easiest solution first (not knowing how to say "blood and bone meal" or "diatomaceous earth" in Italian Wink ), and have been turning the compost once a d ...
  Topic: Socc, er, uh, I mean Football!
Susan in Italy

Replies: 101
Views: 120358

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:03 pm   Subject: I mean Football
Well, tonight is the Italy vs USA game. Some Italian friends invited us over to watch. None in the group has any interest in soccer/calcio nor are any of us patriotic people in general. So, at the ...
  Topic: Food gifts to bring back from Paris
Susan in Italy

Replies: 14
Views: 28067

PostForum: Paris & France   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:32 am   Subject: Gifts to bring back from Paris
Hello Pesto Man, I'm headed to Paris at the breginning of July. The Maille mustard available in Italy seems (or is it just me?) less pungently spicy than what I remember in France. So, A.) would any ...
  Topic: Compost Suggestions?
Susan in Italy

Replies: 9
Views: 16950

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:58 pm   Subject: Compost Suggestions?
Oh, Gisele, When you say, "blood and bone" are you referring to blood meal and bone meal?
  Topic: Compost Suggestions?
Susan in Italy

Replies: 9
Views: 16950

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:56 pm   Subject: Compost Suggestions?
Thanks, everybody for your kind advice. This has been a problem for the past 2 summers so, I'm very motivated to get it to stop. I've started turning the pile every day, am drying plant cuttings to ...
  Topic: Compost Suggestions?
Susan in Italy

Replies: 9
Views: 16950

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:07 pm   Subject: Compost Suggestions?
I wonder if any of you good cooks out there are also gardeners with compost bins and some advice to give me. I have a small compost bin on my balcony that is experiencing a fruit fly infestation righ ...
  Topic: Fancy Food is Overrated
Susan in Italy

Replies: 67
Views: 71766

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon May 22, 2006 10:51 pm   Subject: Fancy food is overrated
Hi Chicago Bear, I dig your family projects! Can't help you on the North Shore pizza quest but I wish I could remember the name of this little 18th St. taqueria where they specialize in tacos con ce ...
 
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