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adegiulio

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  1. Wayne is a culinary wasteland. Honestly, if it's in Wayne, avoid it...
  2. We lost our seafood counter up here in Rhinebeck NY...not that it matters, since I always go to Adams in Kingston anyway....
  3. I gave this method a whirl yesterday. I used fries cut from russets, one batch was 5mm, the other 10mm. It took both about 6-8 minutes to cook to a deep golden brown. After draining and salting, we tried them...The verdict? Not so good. While they were both well cooked, they were quite greasy. Very little crispness. I prefer the two step method, or the easier method, McDonalds...
  4. I would definately keep it uncovered. Once they start frying and giving off steam, a cover will give the steam a place to collect and then drip back into the oil, with annoying results..
  5. It's no secret that Laduree will opening up some sort of establishment in the renovated Plaza Hotel (or whatever it will be called). Does anyone have a feel for when this will finally be a reality?
  6. Ok, say you were really into food, and you decided to move to Manhattan. What do you think is the best neighborhood to live in? Consider several factors: 1) Destination restaurants 2) Neighborhood eateries 3) Ethnic markets or take out 4) Great food stores (grocery, butchers, bakeries) I'm sure there is no one correct answer, but I have a feeling some of you hardcore food people have your opinions...Also, if possible, add some examples of why you think it is so..
  7. A fraternity brother of mine developed a maple liqueur that he sells in Vermont. Check it out here--->Sapling Liqueur It looks like it is only sold in Vermont. Having just learned about this today, I have not tried it yet...
  8. I would trust the freshness of Peet's over my local roaster any day of the week. Not to mention, not all locales have a roaster. Roasters in smaller communities (like mine) have more of an issue with turnover than a place like Peets. Since coffee needs to de-gas for at least a day before brewing, getting coffee 2 or 3 days after roasting is not a big deal. At my local guy, I have no idea how long that coffee has been hanging around...
  9. My favorite sites were La Colombe and Peet's. Now, I roast my own coffee. I get the green beans from Sweet Maria's. They also carry roasting equipment...
  10. I buy everything from Hansen Caviar. They used to have a shop in NYC, but moved up to Kingston a few years ago. They do a very big mail-order business (but I am lucky since I can drive there) Click for caviar
  11. It's around the corner from my office. I guess I should give it a shot sometime. I'm really looking forward to South City Grill's steakhouse.
  12. Count me as one who had no clue. I'll do some of my own research and adjust my tuna consumption accordngly
  13. Any other recommendations in this area? There are plenty of delis that catter to the students and staff, but not much else, as far as I have seen... Thanks
  14. It's too bad, but I noticed the same slow service when I was there. The barista was goofing and joking around with the customers in front of me. I'm all for a social interaction between customers and staff, but only if you are capable of working and joking at the same time. I still have to say that my coffee was much better than the coffee at Charbucks, though I haven't tried the drip coffee yet. All in all, its still the best coffee I've had in the area.
  15. I tried them today. The coffee is a huge improvement over the Starbucks around the corner. The small parking lot makes it very easy to stop and run in, without having to worry about parking on the street. I like. BTW, is the Japanese resto Sakuroku? The one on the corner? I've been there many times and really enjoy it. For sushi, they have the best in the area...
  16. Since its around the corner from my office (which I visit once or twice a week), I am going to have to give them a shot...anything will be better than *$s
  17. Yeah, I was going to order direct too, but decided to pick up a couple of other bitters from Amazon...
  18. Very well put. There are plenty of foods and drinks that take more than one taste to appreciate. Drinking only what we like on first sip would lead to a bunch of people drinking nothing more than chocolate milk...mmmm For my martinis, Beefeater is the standby, with Hendricks and Plymouth up there for variety. My wife loves Hendricks for its floral characteristics. Good luck and enjoy.
  19. I just called Fee's Bros. They say they sell at Dean and Deluca...from Hoboken that doesnt seem too bad...for me its a bit more of a pain.. Maybe I'll go the Amazon route...
  20. I went looking for orange bitters the other day. I couldnt find them in three different liquor stores. That, along with other cocktail mixers, seem to be tough to find. Does anyone have any good sources for stuff like this?
  21. Yeah, I'll agree that grain fed beef tends to be more succulent than grass fed. I still tend to buy grass fed beef almost exclusively. For one, Fleischer's is my closest meat market. but more importantly, grass fed beef just feels better from an environmental point of view. The cows eat food for which their bodies were designed, and aren't packed into feedlots. The pollution, sick animals, and higher potential for e-coli getting into my meat make feedlot beef a second choice. I must admit to ignoring all of those negatives for the occasional prime grade strip from a grain fed steer. I'm such a hypocrite..
  22. Well, I guess we know now who is the evil industrial pig farmer amongst us... (I kid, I kid) As much as I hate industrial animal manufacturers, you make a great point. I think there may be some middle ground though, where the big guys learn to impact the environment less, or spread out their operations a bit to dilute the effect. I'm sure they will lose some economies of scale, but the environment isn't free. Once we all realize that there are costs to us all by polluting the land, air, and water, we will be willing to pay slightly higher prices for products that don't do as much harm to the earth.
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