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  2. From this morning: "The Peruvian Kitchen: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes, and Techniques in 100 Delicious Recipes" Kindle Edition $1.99US And I could swear I've posted this before but can't seem to find the post- "The Kitchn" Blogger Sara Kate Gillingham's "The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" Kindle Edition $1.99US I am a US Prime member and the price you see may vary.
  3. blbst36

    North Carolina Restaurants

    Ok, so I went to a restaurant today that I HAVE to recommend. Pro's Epicurean Market and Cafe It's located in Cary in a small, unassuming shopping center. Ever since I saw the menu, I've been wanting to go. Now, I want to go A LOT. I went with a friend form work, so I was able to sample two appetizers and entrees. We got the burrata and brsuchetta of the day. The burrata was served with toasted bread topped with generous garlic and olive oil on the plate. It was delicious. We were told a few times that the cheese is all made by hand by the owner of the cafe. I could eat that with a salad and be happy! The bruschetta had fig, chees (possibly goat, but I forget), THIN THIN shavings of prouscuitto, olive oil, and the most delectable balsalmic vinegar I have ever tasted. Luckily, they have some for sale on site, so I plan to buy some when I go back. For entrees, my friend got the special which was chicken picatta with carrots. It was tasty, but it's not my favorite dish. The chicken was a little thicker than I would have expected. I got a sandwich described as such: Prosciutto parma, fresh mozzarella, crisped pancetta, broccoli rabe, olive oil, roasted red pepper pesto. It sounds like a lot of different ingredients, but they melded together very well. It was amazing and I am usually not a fan of roasted red peppers. It was served with some unimpressive, but homemade chips. I think I'll see if I can change it next time. Both of these entrees were recommended by the owner's son who waited on us. He also listed out the desserts, but we were quite full by that time. I wanted to get something to go, but I didn't really trust myself. Iced tea flavor is very important to me because I drink it unsweetened, but here, it was great. It had flavor, still tasted like tea instead of just brown water The service was kind of weird. It was set up as first come/first serve tables with counter ordering. But, when we walked in, he said we could sit anywhere and followed us with some menus. He went over almost everything in such amazing detail, I wanted to have everything. As it got busier, it went more to the expected counter ordering, but there were still some tables that got the full service. I believe after ordering, he was still coming by all the tables. It took about 1.5 hours and we got there soon after opening, so definitely plan on some extra time. It's more expensive than your normal lunch places, but it was because we got appetizers. You can make it more wallet friendly by just getting an entree or sandwich. My meal was 24ish and my friend's was 30ish - both before tips. Definitely a once in a while restaurant, but I can easily see myself going back.
  4. Anna N

    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Innovation or abomination? Here. Canned salmon miso don. It was tasty and another option for when grocery shopping just has to wait.
  5. Interesting. I'll be intrigued to learn more. Welcome to the group.
  6. I believe you're correct. Now when you sit down at a table/booth, they have the 4 usual suspects/flavors already on the table: Blueberry, Strawberry, Butter Pecan, and the "regular" flavor. If you order pancakes, french toast or waffles, they also usually bring out special a warmed bottle of the regular syrup.
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  8. Jim D.

    Andrey Dubovic online classes

    Alas, the molds have arrived, and they are white and completely opaque. I smeared a little red cocoa butter in a cavity just to test, and it was completely invisible from the other side. I am very disappointed--these will be a struggle to decorate.
  9. scubadoo97

    Grilled corn- quick question

    I like toasted kernels so toast without husk. Usually on the gas stove
  10. Outside of legumes and stock making, I don’t use a pressure cooker a lot.
  11. Arey

    Oreo Cookies

    Today the local Acme had the Oreo pistacchio thins which I had everything intention of buying until I read the ingredients list. There are no pistachios involved in the making of pistacchio thins so I didn't buy any.. There is green stuff between the two chocolate cookies. Artificial coloring and flavors were are in the ingredients, and no tree nut allergy warning.
  12. gulfporter

    Cake Memories

    I just remembered that for my Dad's birthday, his cake was a scratch Red Velvet with a Crisco-based fluffy frosting (that started with a sort of roux).
  13. HungryChris

    Lunch! What'd ya have? (2018)

    Clear broth clam chowder and cheddar bay biscuits, both left over from dinner. HC
  14. HungryChris

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Here is the one I have found that I like the most: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016056-jerk-chicken HC
  15. I was recently in a convenience store, searching for a semi-nutritious, low-"Points" snack (as I have been using the Weight Watchers app successfully for a month with dual goals of weight loss and improving my eating habits). I found a product by Krave that was a single-serve snack sausage made with both pork and black beans. This came a few months after I discovered and became slightly obsessed with Duke's smoked sausages, another snack-aisle product, made with better ingredients and methods than your Slim Jims and other junk. It all got me wondering if there was a way to make a cured, smoked sausage from beans, tofu and other non-meat ingredients, with or without any meat at all. Both options appeal to me. I like the idea of pork with other ingredients, but am also interested in the possibilities of a non-meat product with similar smoky, spicy flavor and comparable texture to a dried, smoked meat sausage. Any ideas where I can look? Most searches for black beans and sausage turn up recipes for those two items combined in a dish (which is, of course, delicious). I'm wondering about methodology and any other attempts to do this.
  16. The Italian makers consider most American or French style ice creams "high overrun." The normal gelato machines put in very little air ... I'd guess 10–20% overrun at most.
  17. Soooo ... you enjoy watching your PC transform stuff into stock ? Id rather spend the time studying Personal Beverages just saying
  18. Yup, exactly. CSO>>>IP I have an IP and never use it. My stovetop PC is faster and bigger...I use it for stock mainly.
  19. Porthos

    Hardee's & Carl's Jr. part ways

    They must have stopped doing the Hardee's " made from scratch" biscuits because they were available for several years. To me, made from scratch implies measuring out all of the ingredients by hand for each batch and I seriously doubt they went that far. The biscuits weren't bad.
  20. Porthos

    Hardee's & Carl's Jr. part ways

    Founder Carl Kartcher was forced completely out of management about the time that Carl's Jr ads were transitioning from wholesome-family to sex-sells and my DW (born and raised about 4 miles from the Carl's Jr flagship store and headquarters) and I just shook our heads. Carl's had been our go-to burger place since before our marriage but slowly lost out to Jack in the Box. At this point we no longer have a go-to. Here in suburban Southern California there are simply way too many options for fast food to pick one go-to any more. And for me personally, decades later I still mourn Carl's Jr taking the California Roast Beef Sandwich off the menu ... 😧 Just for fun I'm going to see how many options easily come to mind: Carl's Jr Jack in the Box InAndOut Burger King McDonald's Wendy's Farmer Boys Subway Miguel's Jr Del Taco Taco Bell El Pollo Loco Everything on this list is within 5 miles of my home, most with more than one store within that radius.
  21. chromedome

    Cake Memories

    They look after us, then we look after them. That's the way the deal's supposed to work.
  22. blbst36

    Hardee's & Carl's Jr. part ways

    I've only been to Hardee's a handful of times, but I don't remember the biscuits. I'll have to go back for that! Bojangles biscuits have been crumbly and half stale the last few times I've gone
  23. TicTac

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Sorry to be nitpicky, but I am guessing/hoping that you also toasted your rice to full translucency before de-glazing?! Never made stock with pea shells, really like the idea though.
  24. weinoo

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    To make sure the above couldn't possibly considered a vegan meal, I also pan fried, and served alongside, some gorgeous Long Island scallops.
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