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irodguy

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  1. I own many Japanese knives. I just purchased one recently on a recommendation from a friend. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E0EF99Y/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item I must say the Zhen is very well balanced with a very reasonable weight. It a great Usaba at a really good price.
  2. 1/8 I am heading to Florida from DFW via the Northern route. I am heading out of DFW around 2ish and will try to push to Jackson for the night. So where should I stop? I will then be heading from Jackson through Hattiesburg to the coast. Thanks
  3. Fennel Slaw with blood oranges is quite good. julienne the fennel julienne some carrots toasted almonds section some blood orange make a citrus dressing with some blood orange
  4. Slice the celery root thin, layer it in a sheet pan with EVOO, salt, pepper a bit of garlic and roast it to almost crunchy. Basically the same way you would do fennel.
  5. First it's a lot easier to purchase the curd. You need really hot water with a boat load of salt. You stretch the cheese into and then the easy way to go is to put it into plastic wrap and spin it. You will end up with a ball that is tightly packed.
  6. Yep I purchased one on ebay a while back. I purchased it to buy some time before replacing the blades on my mandoline. It's been a few months and I still have not felt the need to deal with the mandoline. It's simply so easy to clean up and does such a good job. The mandoline is such a pia to clean up...
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    Pork Tenderloin

    Actually I have done all the stuffed loins etc and find a more basic recipe yields superior taste with much less work. Put the loin in a braising pan add sweet root vegetables and apples sections but not diced add sherry level with the top of the loin Mix mustard, honey and 1t allspice and brush it on to the top of the loin cook @ 300 F until done
  8. Did North Main BBQ for lunch in Euless, it's amazing that they are not taking credit cards. The BBQ is always good and all you can eat for $12 your choice of tea or tea...
  9. What brand is it Richard? The "hard" part is figuring out what buttons to push if it's one of the newer machines. Most of the manufacturer's websites will have the manuals posted. I have been baking Pumpernickel nearly every week for a while now.
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    Salad Dressings

    Make your standard ish balsamic vinagrette, add crumbled feta and very thinly sliced red onion, sweeten with maple syrup, quite yummy always a crowd pleaser.
  11. Also great for lunch is Flying Fish in the same shopping center on Montfort & Beltline. Chow Thai on Beltline just east of Montfort in the corner of the next shopping center has reasonably good Thai food. Not the best in Dallas, but there are many great Thai restaurants here. Clay pit Indian on Beltline around Midway has a decent lunch buffet. If you want mass amounts of meat Addison has both Fogo de Chao and Texas De Brazil. Both are good all though not cheap
  12. I have an induction burner I use for catering. The only issue I have with induction is the fact that many of your favorite pots and pans will not work. You have to have something that is "magnetic". I would not go out and replace my gas cooktop with induction, but if you cannot have gas it's a good alternative.
  13. Yep could be the case all though I must say it had an ah... intestesting smell not in a good way.
  14. We tried to go to De Tapas at lunch. The door was open but literally nobody inside. It also had the typical smell of a restaurant that was not doing well. So with that said, anybody have a suggestions were to go for good Tapas?
  15. I would add Sushi Yama, very good sushi and the best Japanese food in town by far. http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_page...AL&item_id=1582
  16. They have been open for several months in Plano. They have excellent produce and great weekly specials on meats. They have the same quality produce as central market at half the price.
  17. They do vacuum pack the trout to go, so I am pretty sure they would ship it as well. I use it for salads, it's quite good.
  18. Yep Clarks would be a great place to order from. While you are at it order some of their smoke trout. I drive out to clarks every few weeks for BBQ.
  19. Sounds great! It will be on my agenda on the next Austin trip. I am currently in South Florida and have visitied a couple of Italian "super markets" I am afraid they make Jimmy's in Dallas look quite pitiful.
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    dallas korean

    There is a very large Korean population in Dallas. On 35 & Royal Lane head either direction on Royal. To the West KoMart for shopping. You can purchase all the Korean side dishes like anchovies in chili etc. for very good prices. Several different restaurants in the area. To the East: Just east of 35 is Seoul Garden it's next to the quick mart on the corner of Reeder road & Royal. I would rate them as the best table BBQ. They bring you hot coals to cook on rather than electric or Gas. Further east is Korea House which is one of the oldest in Dallas and still pretty darn good. You will find many shops and restaurants in the area.
  21. I dunno....are you eating them out of a can? Canned stuff is always disgusting...fresh is better. My vote is for brussel sprouts. They are just WRONG! Bitter pgymy cabbages. Or... in the words of my then-8-year-old sister..... "They taste like fart." ← Finally somebody who knows that brussel sprouts are truly evil! I cannot even stand the smell of them cooking.
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    Rice Cookers

    In my experience depending on the rice it's really pretty hard regardless of the rice cooker to make less than 2 cups of rice. The secret however is that rice freezes rather well. You can do this with Sushi rice without an issue just warm up with a little water in the microwave. That being said, it really dependings on what you are looking to spend. You can go upscale and get a Zojirushi or you can buy an AROMA for about $20.
  23. Yep it appears to be a function of safety. There are to many reported gang related issues in the area. Hopefully the area will resurrect itself.
  24. For good Thai near the M streets try http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_page...AL&item_id=2372
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