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Rebecca263

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  1. Hello my fellow eGulleteers! I've been invited to a deli meal of my choice in Philadelphia. I've never eaten deli in Philadelphia, any suggestions? I must have pickles at the table and I am thinking of eating a very fatty corned beef sandwich.I do not eat meat often so I really want this to be an amazing corned beef sandwich. Fresh cut french fries is a bonus, as well,kishke stuffed in the traditional genuine derma is the ideal. Thank you all!!!!!
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    Pie Crust: Tips & Troubleshooting

    She's making the "plain pie dough" recipe from The Settlement Cook Book*, minus the baking powder. this is the only "regular" cook book I've got out of storage right now. As it is her first pie(at the age of 24! ) I think this classic recipe is actually a good start. *1944 edition
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    Pie Crust: Tips & Troubleshooting

    My daughter brought home the most delicious local red apples this week, and wants to bake an apple pie tonight. Her first on her own pie, so exciting for me! We have vegetable shortening in the house, so I told her to make a quick shortening crust, then she asked me how to make a crust, how to make the filling, and finally informed me that the 7 cook books I've got at home unpacked do not have any pie recipes. I'm coming to my fellow eGulleteers- your go-to shortening based crust apple pie recipes. pretty please?
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    Rennet Alternatives

    Citric acid is sour, in fact, sour salt IS citric acid. It is usually not from citrus, there is some kind of mold that is cultivated for the citric acid it produces. anyway, citric acid activates the sour taste receptors on your tongue, but nothing else, so you will not get a citrus flavor when you use it in your cheese making. I hope that you get great results from your cheese making adventures!
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    Cardamom and Chocolate

    sounds good, it IS good in hot cocoa- I make my cocoa with just water, cocoa, sugar and a pinch of salt, and sometimes I add cardamom, as if the cocoa is a coffee.
  6. So glad to see you are still lunching and sharing it with us here!
  7. Yes, I was intrigued by that, too. DM is just not my kind of writer, I suppose, just not my thing, I'm the colorful type,methinks! I like Martha Stewart's magazines and show(I HAVE seen it, even without having television!) and her book on organization, for reference and riffing off of, as well, her rice pudding recipe is divine. I've made a few things from her magazines, and always had success. edited to add: I think of DM as what folks say about Martha Stewart, a bit too precious, a bit too snobby. Slow food, indeed, how absolutely PRECIOUS.
  8. I am on a mission to change the culture of bone marrow/stem cell transplant donation- see me speak on channel11PIX, NYC-http://goo.gl/LGRkr and please, swab, donate and share my donation page!http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/site/TR?px=2260505&fr_id=1450&pg=personal

  9. Isn't that funny? I abhor Deborah Madison's books! So dull to me, the food, the writing. But, in my mind, there is no need for a vegetarian book, when I am cooking vegetarian I just cook, and don't use anything with a face!
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    A Seriously Belated Paris Trip Report

    Ditto for me, THIS thread is worth an eGullet visit! I also adore grilled lettuces, so amazing a flavor and texture!
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    What's the Best Chain Pizza?

    We have a method when we are stuck ordering pizza from a chain. We order a thin crust, VERY well done, NO cheese, with sauce and whatever fresh vegetables they offer. Sometimes I add anchovies to half of the pizza, my daughter won't eat them.We ask for basil and oregano on the side, and sometimes "parmesan", although I don't eat it. We ask for sides of sauce and if it is edible, well woohoo, we dip the crusts. IF the cheese is guaranteed to be real, and we DO ask what brand it is, and we DO check online for ingredients of said "cheese" first, we might order it on half of the pizza, but that hasn't happened in years. We have never had a terrible pizza when ordering this way- a few times we have excellent pizza. The secret to getting a decent tasting meal when ordering from a pizza chain is in ordering only the parts of the pizza that will be edible. The cheese will mostly be inedible, the meats will be disgusting, the crust will be wan unless cooked to a char. Fresh vegetables will be edible at least. BTW, my daughter worked in a Pizza Hut a few years ago when a friend needed someone in one of their shops. He was so grateful to her for taking care of the problems he was having in the restaurant that he offered us many free meals, but my daughter didn't bring anything home, ever, and she never ate a thing there except for fresh chopped tomatoes from the salad bar. The ingredients in their "fauxd" freaked my daughter out and brought her back to join me on my journey to eat more REAL food.
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    Stepping Down (Back, but Not Out)

    Thank you Chris, you've been a real light here. I hope that you will now have the time to enjoy the rest of life, as well as the time to come and visit with us here.
  13. Me, too. Miss this thread a lot.
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    One era ends, and a new one begins

    OK, Steve, this new chapter in your life does not get you a complete break from us here- I sure hope and expect that you will continue to ask your wonderful questions of all of us at least once each season! In a more serious tone(not my strength, I admit!)- Best hopes for your next steps. Bravo for moving forward and grabbing a new adventure, change can be a wonderful and intellectually invigorating catalyst for new joys!
  15. spinach fettuccine with curried peanut sauce and black beans, breakfast of warriors!

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