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Daniel

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  1. Thanks for the advice.. I forgot about the fine folks at Moore Brothers.. They did a lot of our wine pairings during the early days of Bite Club.
  2. So we have spoken with a few villa owners.. One looks like it might be perfect for us.. Its owned by a professional food writer and photographer.. He is very knowledgeable and will to help us down to picking the wines for the wedding.. I wanted to share his email with you and get your impressions: "Alba is really the center of the universe in the region, the VinCafe is a fun place to stop and have something to eat, we know them well. They are related to the Vietti's based in Castiglione Falletto. A good "view and food" restaurant is The Belvedere in La Morra. An absolute must is Osteria da
  3. Though, I use a higher priced olive oil, Goya makes a decent one that is not too expensive.
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    Fish stock

    Made a fish stock last night.. I started with three pounds of bones.. To a pot I sweated leeks, carrot, celery, garlic and onion.. Added some wine and the fish and then let the wine nearly evaporate.. Next I added the water and some herbs.. Bay and parsley, no thyme in the house and white pepper.. (Why tie herbs together if you just mash everything in a chinois?) Let it cook for about 30 mins.. Then took off the heat and let it sit for another 15 minutes.. Mashed through the chinois.. It was cloudy I guess because it wasnt clear.. But I was not serving a clear soup.. I have a photo of it if
  5. I have received this link in my email box by no more then 20 people in the last two days..
  6. Its a cute idea that has to look better than it taste.. Seems all a little one note.. Looks like a lot of fun though.. I would guess a quick version would be to wrap bacon around a link of sausage.
  7. Beautiful photos Chufi.. So happy to see you are traveling and doing so well.. Looking forward to reading more about your trip.
  8. Wow thank you so much 2Pac.. Really appreciate the effort and time you took to share that with us.. Thanks for the congratulations.. We are really excited and are so happy that we are able to share this with our guests.. We are going to make this a fantastic experience. I did not know that your blog was a A Life Worth Eating.. I have read some of your wonderful entries unknowingly. I will definitely go through it more carefully.. I must ask, if there was one place to visit or do with a group of people there, what would you suggest? Do you remember any particular areas or special places tha
  9. So, I am planning a wedding in Alba.. The wedding will take place October 11, during truffle season.. I am headed out that way in 9 days from now to do some planning and check out some places. No decisions have been made yet and I have very little knowledge on the specifics.. Yes, there are truffles, snails, cheese, and the best wines in Italy.. But that's all that I know.. I would love to know if anyone knows of any great places to get married, Vineyards, Castles, Villas, Restaurants... Does anyone know of any wonderful caterers or cooks. I am thinking of renting a villa or castle for the g
  10. I think everything is going to drop.. If I was a betting man, which I am, I would wait to buy your new cookware at William and Sonoma's brankruptcy sale.
  11. Right, right. I was talking about the loin.. But the tenderloin was hiding in there somewhere.. I have been getting some really wonderful tenderloins as well.. I feel star anise really goes well in pork brines.
  12. I cooked 10 pound untrimmed, skin on tenderloin and did nothing to it besides basting the skin with a simple syrup that was salted and seasoned with thyme.. It might have been the best pork dish I have ever eaten.. If your pork tenderloin is flavorless you need to get a better butcher.. There are some really wonderful pigs out there these days.. Black Pig, Peanut Fed, Mangalitsa to name a few.
  13. I met Guy at an airport prior to Triple D.. He was a nice guy.. But there is something very feminine about him.. Maybe its his hair or something but, he reminds me of my old high school gym/health teacher.. Ms. Peterson. And there wasnt anything too feminine about her. He is as rock and roll as Donny Osmond. Never heard of Kitchen Bouquet before.. That sandwich didnt look particularly good but, I certainly respect the opinion's of its fans.. One thing I did miss while looking at the po boy is the amazing Bread down there.
  14. This is a great thread and I am happy to get messages about replies in my mailbox.. New Orleans is a wonderful city and am so happy to see everyone sharing such great memories..
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    Onigashima

    Really, it was a strange night.. We were kind of hanging out and didnt want to cause problems. If I say something and nothing happens then it just gets me angry.. I was with the little one and didnt want her night to be ruined.. She was happy sitting there drawing and talking. Rather write to the restaurant later.
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