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  Topic: Food Confessions......
wasabi

Replies: 21
Views: 26876

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:46 pm   Subject: Re: Food Confessions
lohmannj, have you tried braising lamb? That's been the best technique for me in terms of doing one big piece of lamb. if it's boneless or tied together, make sure the twine is natural fiber and not p ...
  Topic: Food Confessions......
wasabi

Replies: 21
Views: 26876

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:43 pm   Subject: Re: Food Confessions......
brownies.

For the life of me I cannot make a decent batch. I have to present them as fudge and only serve the bits around the edge. Very rustic, I assure you.

I attempted another batch over Ha ...
  Topic: City secrets --- your hometown's best kept secret
wasabi

Replies: 13
Views: 19715

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:39 pm   Subject: Re: City secrets --- your hometown's best kept secret
Given my recent cravings, I'd have to consider one patisserie in Salt Lake.

Actually, it may be the only bona fide patisserie in town. We tend to (sadly) have an affinity for under-baked over-sweet ...
  Topic: Salt Lake City
wasabi

Replies: 2
Views: 9609

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: Salt Lake City
Glad to hear you ate well while in town.

When friends come to visit, they expect the scenery, but always leave with a much better impression about the food. You're lucky that you were downtown (I r ...
  Topic: Local/Regional specialties/peculiarities!
wasabi

Replies: 75
Views: 82862

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: regional cooking
lol, thanks for the support simona Very Happy

yes the regional stuff is very...interesting...but thankfully there are many other options...especially sushi. there is a local sushi bar that served a speci ...
  Topic: Local/Regional specialties/peculiarities!
wasabi

Replies: 75
Views: 82862

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:56 pm   Subject: Re: Local/Regional specialties/peculiarities!
ha, this subject made me smile. reading about everyone's local specialties, i admit that i am a little jealous. however, i'm not afraid to admit that where i currently live (salt lake city) boasts som ...
  Topic: Dried Mushrooms
wasabi

Replies: 5
Views: 11288

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:28 pm   Subject: Re: Dried Mushrooms
i've had stellar dried varieties and horrible fresh ones (they weren't maintained very well at the shop). I think the dried ones are a safe bet. just let them steep in warm water until soft. and david ...
  Topic: Truffles - Fungi That Is
wasabi

Replies: 3
Views: 10614

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: Truffles - Fungi That Is
Hi Rainey,
a dilemma with truffles? lucky you Wink

one trick i learned in Italy was to combine sea salt and truffles (i do this in a mini food processor) to make "truffle salt" -- in the vein ...
  Topic: Magazines for foodies!
wasabi

Replies: 45
Views: 93745

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: Magazines for foodies!
I'm with Alistair and Magala on this one...

Cook's Illustrated for the absolutely practical info and down to earth recipes and Saveur for that esoteric wordly fix.

I'm glad to hear that Eating W ...
  Topic: Cooking for a Crowd -- simple recipes requested
wasabi

Replies: 13
Views: 26241

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:08 pm   Subject: Re: Cooking for a Crowd -- simple recipes requested
Hi Lisa, with spring coming on and the ease of soups, i'd say go for a nice vegetable soup--in the tradition of a hearty minestrone or soupe au pistou (sans pistou, of course). you can make it a bit m ...
  Topic: what's allways in your fridge???
wasabi

Replies: 53
Views: 67893

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:28 pm   Subject: what's allways in your fridge???
Reading about Meyer lemons and preserving them I just stumbled across a recipe at http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipes/preserved_lemons.html

I've never tried preserving lemons the moroccan way.. ...
  Topic: the most beautiful word in the English language...
wasabi

Replies: 30
Views: 57412

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: the most beautiful word in the English language...
not so much a singular word, but a pair symbolizing an utterly beautiful idea..."plum jam"
say it slowly. exaggerate it. and just try to stop your tastebuds from imagining the sweet-tart thickness st ...
  Topic: What's in your own backyard?
wasabi

Replies: 28
Views: 48856

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:32 am   Subject: Re: What's in your own backyard?
Interesting. Never thought to combine sweet corn with buttered bread (or any bread, for that matter). I like the idea and will give it a try this summer.

It does sound a bit odd, doesn't it? But it ...
  Topic: Where to find pistachio paste
wasabi

Replies: 8
Views: 24710

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:21 pm   Subject: Where to find pistachio paste
Are you a pastry chef, wasabi?

I wish I was so talented...I worked as a purchaser for a local specialty food retailer and also developed recipes for their outfit...prepared foods, newsletter etc. a ...
  Topic: Greek Food
wasabi

Replies: 31
Views: 59788

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:03 am   Subject: Re: Greek Food
one of the reasons i love greek food (or any mediterranean cuisine for that matter) so much is the simplicity of the cooking. everything is so fresh, especially the seafood. i adore whole freshly gril ...
 
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