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  1. Taste is similar to drip coffee but you are going to get more body in your cup. I like that about it
  2. i really love those croutons! they are so different and good
  3. wow so beautiful!! I've done this recipe and added gelatin to it but I take it that's not what you did? Did you just cook the curd, blend it then pour into the form with a liner and chill or cook it again? great work
  4. thanks! i didn't realize you could buy that seprately I'd love to have it all but that's way more affordable
  5. so, scald the milk, whisk into your eggs/egg yolks sugar mixture then throw it in a container on a shelf above the stove and call it a day?
  6. So I have a friend in a similar situation, well he went to culinary school first at a local community college. But later ended up at the San Francisco Baking Institute and had nothing but raves about the quality of instruction and bread https://www.sfbi.com/
  7. kind of depends on your skill level and if you want to go into more regional Mexican cooking. There are a lot of newish cookbooks on Mexican food out there although the classics are still great. there really is a something good going on right now in Mexican cookbooks: All these came out this year Made in Mexico: The Cookbook: Classic And Contemporary Recipes From Mexico City Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions [A Cookbook] Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook
  8. Impressive find! Thank you. It's always good to brush up on my spanish too. The quality of the spanish food press is impressive -montagud has some amazing books as well some with some 'bi-lingual' english/spanish
  9. Eric Kayser and market pictures
  10. Promise i'll post pictures but Fulgrances was pretty incredible. we ended up going for dinner even though I was thinking lunch. 3 bottles of wine later. Price per value on the wine was off the hook compared to the US We eneded up with 3 very different wines for about 5o euros each between the 4 of us ,one from the Jura, one Gamay and one from Alsace to finish. . BTW if anyone is going they have a wine bare across the street that I could not recommend more highly. we paid 21 euro for 4 good and interesting glasses. Both locations there was no oroblems with english. The Som was great. The neighborhood was so so but couldn't be happier we went. Promise more pictures to come (won't say they will be good) Going to try and hit up Frenchies to go in the am . Think I'm going to try and make a stop here Looks great!
  11. I will post some pictures later but we ended up in the Marais and stumbled on Les Philosophes http://www.cafeine.com/philosophes turned out be a good choise. had some fantastic raw milk cheeses, a tomato tart tatine and pork rillettes. Also consumed was a merguez baguette on the street (yum) and adult beverages at the Caribbean-ish theamed Pick Clops (wifi password: elgringo)! which was fun. btw appearantly pick clops are the underage kids who pick up cigarette butts off the street to smoke
  12. I've followed his blog from early on! In fact sent the bride and groom there as well!
  13. Thank you for the information! btw If it helps I'll be staying in the 19th during the week and in the 8th for the wedding this S/SN
  14. Heading to the airport in a couple hours for a wedding. I am a Chef and def on a budget, but i'd love to get a flavor of street food, ethinic food in the City, what young chefs are up too (bistronomy?) maybe a few good places for drinks with live music/Jazz. Any other must see's foodie wise? Local favorites
  15. love the flavor of black cardemom but my inclination is usually to throw it in whole then fish it out later or if i'm going to bash it -put it in a tea bag to fish out. love the smoky flavor, It's a secret ingredient in my bbq sauce. shhh.
  16. I wanted to mention that Paul Bertolli's book Cooking by hand talks a lot about grinding flour for pasta. Older book, but still excellent
  17. WoW! thank you so much for the link. Some of my favorite Chef's involved
  18. I would also say Preserving the Japanese Way , Japan the Cookbook both by Nancy singleton Hachisu are both deep dives into Japanese food and traditions Its All American Food by David Rosengarten has a lot of history of various immigrations and food / recipes that came with them to the US
  19. A great first cookbook. Have to say I still really love David Rosengarten's Dean and Deluca cookbook. The recipes really work and he has great tips but the book is approachable.
  20. This reminds me of a guacamole recipe in one of my mom's old cookbooks. How about the chicharrones in the guac?! Pretty great while it lasts. Ps. If you ever need a book with Tinga, polverones and sauce Bigerade in Spanish this is the book for you.
  21. This answer is not really what you are looking for but maybe it will be helpful anyway. My suggestion is that if you have access to heirloom whole wheat flour to make the switch. Modern wheat varieties were developed to have a bran/germ that are easier to machine separate (ie hardier) so when they are mixed back in they can damage your care fully developed gluten structure. with heirloom varieties that were never sifted/separated to begin with this is less of an issue and you do higher % of WW with more consistency. Good luck!
  22. I feel like Clifford A Wright's 'A Mediterranean Feast' should get a mention here. It really is a masterclass.
  23. Yes! I do get other high end soy sauce but this one is great bang for the buck. Really nice complex aroma and flavor. Locally I get it at Nijiya not sure how the packaging works (maybe lined on the inside?) but if it saves money over glass I'm all for it.
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