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  2. lindag

    Kitchen photos

    Great job! I love it.
  3. sartoric

    Dinner 2019

    I’ve been lurking at the Japanese supermarket here. Last night was ginger garlic chicken wings, spinach dressed with sesame, pickles (well, kimchi) rice, miso soup with egg and sake. I even made my own dashi. It’s not Japan, but I’m happy with this.
  4. eugenep

    Mozzarella: what to do with it?

    don't think so - like I believe it'll turn stringy-e (like pizza cheese) something about the protein mesh structure that makes it non-ideal for melting cheese unlike ricotta (I believe) and some Latin frying cheese that's "coagulated?" with vinegar
  5. oofencocotte

    Gelatin powder

    i'm clearing out the cupboards and I found one 10g sachet of gelatin powder. Does anyone have a good use for this? I can't remember why I bought it!
  6. Today
  7. I had a problem with your link, so searched again and used: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/dining/diana-kennedy.html Interesting article!
  8. Kerry Beal

    collapsed chocolate shells?

    How about a combination of invert and glucose. Glucose about 50% of the free water and invert 5-7% of free water (I've also seen 2-3% of total weight of recipe).
  9. Shelby

    Kitchen photos

    Beautiful @liamsaunt !
  10. FauxPas

    Kitchen photos

    Wow! Stunning makeover! I love what you did. Did you replace the window also? Do you have drawer or cupboards in the island? Are those quartz countertops?
  11. liamsaunt

    Kitchen photos

    I finished a remodel of my main kitchen a couple of months ago. I waited almost five years after buying the house to remodel so I could be sure of how I wanted to use the space and what I wanted to put in it. The first two photos are of the old kitchen, as it looked when we bought the house (these are the listing photos so the stuff on the counters and pot racks are the prior owners'). The second two are of the remodel. You can see that I replaced the eat in area with another wall of storage/counter space and a wine fridge. The eat in area is not necessary as there is a dining room in the room behind the stove. That dining room seats four--six in a pinch. I have a second, much larger dining room in another area of the house that I use on the weekends when extended family and/or friends are eating with us. Old kitchen (Copper backsplash, black appliances, dark wood, green corian counters and evil white tile floor that never looked clean) New kitchen
  12. Diana Kennedy, currently aged 96(!) has donated her collection of notes, slides, recipes, scrapbooks, books, and so on to the University of Texas at San Antonio. Rather than entrust the documents to mail or messenger service, she made the 800-mile drive with two or three others, including Tejal Rao. Rao wrote a delightful article about the woman and the trip for The New York Times, here: Road Tripping with Diana Kennedy. I hope it isn't behind a paywall. She sounds like quite a character. Rather than focus on some of her funnier quips, though, I'll quote this bit that shows what she's accomplished, and why she's so driven:
  13. oofencocotte

    Mozzarella: what to do with it?

    Can it be grilled like halloumi?
  14. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    Hot wings last night
  15. BeeZee

    Adorable Gummies

    not so dissimilar from the problem with kids eating detergent pods, they look too much like a candy product.
  16. Somehow my Thermapen has gone missing so I had to order a new one. I ordered the MK-4 which is on sale from it's regular price of $99.00 to $84.14. In addition, they are giving a free mini spoonula and spatula set.
  17. scubadoo97

    Breakfast 2019

    This morning, I had cubes of French feta, sliced kalamata olives and sliced basil leaves with a drizzle of fruity olive oil.
  18. For any others headed to Colorado Springs, I'm here visiting, and found this gem: http://www.tapateria.com/ Spanish tapas and a (relatively) inexpensive wine list with LOTS of choices,
  19. Thank you but I will check around our stores first. Just because I have never seen them doesn't mean they aren't around. If I can't find them I'll let you know.
  20. blue_dolphin

    Breakfast 2019

    Sweets for breakfast today: rum cake, cherries & vanilla crème fraîche Michael B. Jordan's mom is apparently famous for her rum cake - even Oprah likes it. She baked this one for my cousins, who shared a wedge with me.
  21. liuzhou

    Adorable Gummies

    I saw the Lego gummies here in China a week ago. Lego has been a big craze here for the last couple of years I have to say that I immediately thought what a *^^#&* stupid idea! Kids are always swallowing Lego bricks and choking. Showing them that some "Lego" is edible is really going to help there! I'm not usually one to call for the health and safety police, but...
  22. food mom

    Spelt

    Hi there. To reopen a topic - I bake outside of Munich, Germany. Lots of grains grown around here, so lots of variety and accessibility. Lots of Spelt, and other Ancient Grains. I have a cooking class on American Pizza coming up, and my Director told me to have some spelt on hand, in case someone is allergic to/intolerant of wheat. I know, they should ask/say in advance, but one thing at a time. Does anyone have a good recipe for a pizza dough with spelt? Either thin crust or thicker (not Focaccia, please). I'd prefer one w/o rice or any other flour, if possible. This class is on American Pizza, so any/all help is welcome. Thanks in advance, -betsy
  23. Although I had expressed a wish to try something new for lunch yesterday, I don’t think I was being truthful. For both me and @Kerry Beal, It really seemed a day when familiarity and comfort were in order. Kerry had just flown back from the Workshop in St. Louis and I was dealing with some family issues. So after a brief drive around a small section of Hamilton in search of someplace new, we both agreed that a return to Lemongrass was in order. Ginger tea for Kerry and beer for me. A spicy beef salad. The strange antenna-dish-looking thing is a shrimp chip! Crispy duck. Rice and peanut sauce.
  24. David Ross

    eG Cook-Off #82: Salmon

    The annual rush here in the Pacific Northwest has been begun with the Copper River salmon now turning up in markets. My emotions vary between happiness and shaking my head in frustration. The Copper River is commanding prices nearing $60 per pound right now. The market of course is priced based on what peope will pay, but the years of marketing, PR and rising the Copper River up to a social media iconic status has pushed the cost pretty much beyond reach. If you dine at a restaurant serving Copper River salmon right now you will pay a premium, but you're only buying one plate. At some of the markets that sell Copper River salmon they require you buy a whole or side of salmon. I have to shop at a place that will sell me only a few filets. I don't need a whole salmon at that price but can handle a few filets. What I've done for a few years now is to wait a few weeks and let the Copper River price come down. Even better, wait until the salmon from other rivers in Alaska, (that don't subscribe to the Copper River juggernaught), is available. It's just a rich and has as much deep flavor as Copper River.
  25. Never been, but I heard his restaurant here (Toronto) was vastly overpriced and very poorly executed food.
  26. Sad, but it's been on the cards for some time. Few people in the UK are surprised. A combination of a poor economy, over-stretching and the B word, all contribute.
  27. teonzo

    Adorable Gummies

    That's the perfect plan! When their mamas come to bring them home, just at the last second when they are closing the car's door you say "hey kids, I have a nice gift for you" and voilà the gummy legos (closed in a box). So they leave and you observe a huge hurricane forming and going away. If the next time their mamas bring you something to eat/drink, then be careful. Teo
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