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Luna Calvados

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  1. Speaking of this episode on "Food Porn," Eric Ripert prepared an intriguing dish with sea urchin roe and ossetra caviar on top of angel hair pasta. Does anyone recall the recipe for this dish?
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    Changing of the Garde ... LeNotre

    Here's the link to the NY Times obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/dining/0...?ref=obituaries An innovator who had a wide influence!
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    Online Seafood Sources

    I have ordered extensively from Farm-2-Market and have never been disappointed. http://www.farm-2-market.com/ They offer live-in-the-shell scallops. http://www.farm-2-market.com/products/scallops.html Good luck!
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    Lievre a la royale in Paris

    I believe that Restaurant Michel Rostang at 20 rue Rennequin in the 17th arrondissement, not far from the Arc de Triomphe, serves a beautiful plate of le lièvre à la royale on their fall or winter menu: Le lièvre à la royale et son rable cuit rose, taglierini au beurre @ €69 And they also serve a delicious pressed duck dish for two, which is one of their specialities, and it is always on the menu: La canette "mieral" au sang, servie saignante en 2 services, sauce au vin rouge liee de son sang et au foie gras, mitonnee de cuisses, petite salade aux aromates (pour 2 personnes) @ €73 / pers Around the week before Christmas in 2005, my husband and I had le lièvre à la royale, and it was absolutely delicious. We have had la canette "mieral" au sang many times, and it is always a treat, too.
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    Recent 2 Weeks in Paris

    Yes, I do remember a time when one actually "dressed" to take a flight or to go out to dinner or to attend a performance. And I, too, have noticed that this casual trend has been happening more and more, even in the most sophisticated, cosmopolitan cities like Paris and New York. I also agree that it must be a sign of getting old that one notices these things with annoyance. Most of the ladies and gentlemen that one sees dressed for dinner in proper attire are senior citizens! And when one sees people in the airports dressed in sweatclothes, jeans, shorts, tee shirts, and tank tops, it really makes one wonder what they wear for truly casual clothing when they are just being comfortable at home--pajamas or underwear?
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    Egg Slicer

    Thanks for your advice, andie. I thought that the Leifheit looked good. Any others have experience with this make/model?
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    Egg Slicer

    I would love to hear some answers from eGulleters on this one. I just went through another egg slicer; one of the wires broke again. It was a fairly cheap Farberware model and did not last long. Now I need to purchase another, but I need some advice about a better make/model that will last longer than 6 months. Cook's Illustrated Magazine recommends the Leifheit Pro Line Stainless Steel Egg Slicer, which is available from amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Leifheit-Line-Stainl...01373842&sr=1-1 And the Chef's Egg Slicer, which is available from the Chef's Catalog, looks fairly sturdy, too: http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/90479-...egg-slicer.aspx Any opinions from those with experience?
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    I think my husband was poisoned!

    Listen to the Doc. Often people conclude that they are suffering from food poisoning when they are suffering from the flu. Just make sure that your husband remains rested and hydrated.
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    Diary of a Foodie

    Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, according to Luisa's blog, it appeared in some markets as early as this past Saturday. WNET in NYC took place yesterday. Fortunately for me, it doesn't premiere on my local channel until the 12th. This episode is of extra interest to me as I am planning on traveling to India with the World Of Flavors program this spring. ←
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    Northampton, MA

    I recently received a postcard with news from John and Jim at The Green Street Cafe about the opening of their Wine and Cheese Bar at the end of this month: "Beginning on Thursday, January 31, in conjunction with the opening of our new wine and cheese bar, Green Street Cafe is pleased to invite the public to our staff wine tastings. Wine expert Don Williams will conduct classes featuring the wines of Southwest France, Spain, and Portugal....We will also be introducing some unique and wonderful Spanish cheeses along with our favorite regional cheeses." Has anybody been to the Green Street Cafe in the past several months who could report on what has been happening since their reopening at the end of last October? What is the quality of the food, the service, and the general dining experience? I am also wondering about how the construction is proceeding next door to the Cafe and if it is very noisy there during the lunch hours? I would greatly appreciate any information or updates from egulleters who live in the Northampton area and have anything to report of interest about the Green Street Cafe or other Northampton restaurants. It appears that the thread on this topic of Great Restaurant Recommendations in Northampton has been nearly dead for months--since the summer of 2007--and there surely must be some restaurant news to report on the Northampton scene, especially for the new year of 2008!
  11. My DVR says that tonight's episode is Number 56 and was originally dated 11/07/07, which is totally incorrect, because Singapore is a new episode. So be forewarned and manually set your DVR's to record the premiere episode of the new season tonight!
  12. My Season Pass is picking up the Berlin episode on 1/14. It shows an original air date of 1/14/2008. So, that is a new show for sure. When was the last time your TiVo got guide data? ← The "Travel Channel" television station and the "Travel Channel" website are both advertising that the all-new season (Season 4) of "No Reservations" with Tony Bourdain begins tonight on Monday, January 7th at 10:00 p.m. with an episode in Singapore. Subsequent episodes will also premiere on Monday evenings at 10:00 p.m. (with reruns scheduled to air on Mondays at 11:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 2:00 a.m., and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.): Berlin, Germany on January 14th; Vancouver, British Columbia on January 21st; Crete & Ithika, Greek Islands on January 28th; New Orleans, Louisiana on February 4th (just in time for Mardi Gras); and London/Edinburgh, United Kingdom on February 11th. According to Wikipedia, episodes in Laos, Hawaii, Romania, Columbia, Tokyo, and Jamaica are supposed to be announced at a later date, but I have not seen this information listed anywhere else, although Bourdain's blog has notes from Hawaii and Jamaica, where he has evidently been filming for the past couple of months.
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    Diary of a Foodie

    The new season (Second Season) of "Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie" premieres this upcoming weekend, Saturday, January 12th, 2008 on the Public Broadcasting System in the United States. Check your local PBS listings for exact air time (4:00 p.m. on the East Coast on WGBH in Boston, MA and WNET in New York, NY and 3:30 p.m. on WHMT in Albany, NY). Be sure to set your DVR's to record because it appears that the episodes are scheduled to air only once with no reruns. The first four episodes will be: "Southern India: The Spice of Life," "New Zealand: The Rugged Land," "Bread: The Foundation of a Meal" (Paris, France), and "Hidden Hong Kong." See link below to "Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie" website (don't know why it lists only the description of the first episode and not the upcoming episodes for the new season, but perhaps this is because each episode airs once only): http://www.diaryofafoodietv.com/episodes/22/ And the link to Louisa Chu's blog "A Moveable Feast" for a more complete description of the series and her involvement in it: http://www.movable-feast.com/2008/01/gourmets-diary.html
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    Northampton, MA

    Has anyone been to the Green Street Cafe since they reopened on October 24, 2007? There has been no activity on this board for some time, so I am wondering if there is any restaurant news in the Northampton area?
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    Anthony Bourdains holiday Special

    No, I did not catch that. Although Tony was previously married and divorced, I do not think that he had any children with his first wife. He does have an infant daughter with his second wife, however, as I mentioned in my previous post. I did not get what Tony's connection was with the guys in the band or why they were invited to participate in the holiday meal at his brother's house.
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