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Marya

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  1. My curiosity about her long-term goals is effectively nullified by the bad judgement of partnering with a restaurant owner who kept a special room reserved for predatory activity.
  2. https://www.foodandwine.com/news/gabrielle-hamilton-partners-with-ken-friedman I just finished reading Blood, Bones & Butter and acquired a new admiration for this talented chef. After her pronouncements in this article, I only see a broken moral compass. Alluding to this project as comparable to Jose Andres' untiring work in Puerto Rico was really rich.
  3. Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico $1.99
  4. https://www.amazon.com/My-Pizza-Easy-No-Knead-Spectacular-ebook/dp/B0078XCOMO/ref=pd_sim_351_81?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GZ1K23HFYPGF2TGTQ0ZW $4.99 (Seriously need a tutorial on this link thing)
  5. https://smile.amazon.com/Cuisines-Spain-Exploring-Regional-Cooking-ebook/dp/B00C8S9Z0I/ref=pd_sim_351_23?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=7ATP4NHJC2BJYA6WYEVW https://smile.amazon.com/Into-Vietnamese-Kitchen-Treasured-Foodways-ebook/dp/B004IK8PVY/ref=pd_sbs_351_54?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=36TWZ2AAVERD5RYAC7RR I'll just copy and paste for now. Clearly, the kind tutorial has not sunk in.
  6. Just found this: http:// Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto Kindle Edition by Marc Vetri Kindle edition $1.99US
  7. "You’ll recognize them, they’re those same darn kids you keep yelling at to get off your lawn." That's pretty gratuitous. Parents with children who have a food intolerance can also be more proactive. When faced with such issues, I always purchased the necessary substitutes in advance and, after culling the offending items, stealthily replaced them with the safe items. A responsible parent would be foolish to place such a burden on total strangers.
  8. Thank you. Now let's see if my brain still has what's necessary to follow through.
  9. This is a treasure. https://smile.amazon.com/Aromas-Aleppo-Legendary-Cuisine-Syrian-ebook/dp/B003V1WW3S/ref=pd_sim_351_9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9XZ9YA3DH9669WYTJNFX Now that I've found this crack-like thread, can someone tell me how to post with a simple HERE link. Thanks
  10. Marya

    Vermouth

    You might also find Yzaguirre and Atxa (Perucchi, too) to your liking. I personally find that Spanish vermouth, particularly the reds, are naturals for sipping. Maybe it's the memories they evoke of the tapas bars with vermouth barrels behind the counter that I first encountered four decades ago. Before they were available, Carpano Antico was, and still is, a favorite, but the Spanish beauties are the ones I choose for my "hora del vermut". I don't understand why they are not more popular in the states.
  11. Since I use so very little mayonnaise, homemade and Kewpie are my choices; the former for the obligatory salads for barbecue, and the latter because it is utterly unique, and delicious. Yes, it does have a little MSG (see link), but it also has a more pronounced mustard-egg yolk flavor. And I have to admit, the plastic container is pretty cool to the touch. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/05/dining/05glute.html?pagewanted=all Edited to add link
  12. Marya

    Recommendations for (US) Zin required

    Ideally, high alcohol content is achieved by hand sorting and discarding unripe second growth clusters and only using the ripe fruit. The riper the fruit, the higher the sugar content that will convert to higher alcohol levels.
  13. Teo, Very useful post, I will send this thread to her. It's been years since I enjoyed this lovely city, so I have no clue what is available now.
  14. Cinghiale: I understand that prices are high. A summer in Vienna pretty much numbed her to the cost of dining in and expensive city. I should have used casual dining as the identifier as it would have been more accurate. I will tell her about do Mori and, if you have any other suggestions, I would love to know about them.
  15. My youngest is making a quick dash to Venice and I would like to line up several restaurants that serve reasonably priced meals. A place with great rice-based dishes, pasta and baby fried calamari would be a welcome change from Austrian schnitzel. Any suggerstions? Thank you.
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