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    Dinner 2020

    Good questions. The duck skin was removed so that the duck can be marinated (48 hours) better. Also, duck fat was removed. The duck was wrapped in foil completely and "air sous vide'd" in the oven at 150F for 10 hours. Duck skin was baked to perfect crispiness and enjoyed Peking duck style. Not sure where the asparagus came from. They were thick and tender. I when back and bought some more. dcarch
  2. dcarch

    Dinner 2020

    Pardoned the turkey, made duck (skinless) with pineapple sauce for Thanksgiving. dcarch
  3. I actually met one of the original Nom Wah waitresses. Interestingly a German Lady, Betty Hess. Went to her funeral a few years back. dcarch
  4. Oh of course! EAT LOTS OF CORONA BEANS EVERYONE! IT WILL HELP MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL! dcarch
  5. Someone had to give up their espresso machine on Freecycle because fixing it could come to $500. I took a chance and picked it up. Spent 1/2 a day and got it fixed. Interesting that I couldn't find any fix-it video on youtube. It's a Pasquini Livietta T2. Adding shipping and tax, the thing could come to $1,200 buying new. It costed me $0.00. dcarch
  6. The shape of wok worked well with old technique of thin cast iron making as well as hand making. Long time ago when I was visiting China, I have seen how steel wok making with using only one tool, a hammer. workers could shape a round disk of steel into a wok quickly without years of experience. Interestingly, the wok shape also worked perfectly with old irregular shaped clay wood fired stoves or any shaped coal, charcoal stoves. It always stayed level for cooking. Truly "Form Follows Function." (FFF), "Less Is More". dcarch
  7. dcarch

    Dinner 2020

    Many of you have to deal with green tomatoes. I decided to make a BLT. Bacon jam, Lettuce from the garden, Fried green tomatoes, on naan bread. dcarch .
  8. Interesting, snakes are not banned. ------------------------- Humans have eaten every single animal imaginable, including insects. Lots of humans still do today. Pandemics seem to be part of nature, they will happen no matter what. Pandemics are part of nature's food chain system. We are dinners for many other organisms. Demark just eliminated 17 million minks because of covid-19 infection/mutation. Cats, dogs, tigers, lions all have shown to get covid-19 infections. Do we eliminate them? Pigs (swine flu), chickens (Asian H7N9) ------ Should we ban eating
  9. I am planning to live a very poor life style as much as I can. Doing Craigslist and Freecycle checking, I have not been buying appliances, construction materials, tools, etc. You can repair many things by going to youtube, I now have 5 working lawnmowers to give away. two extra stoves to give away, two very good mitre saws to give away, computers ----- the list is very long. I have free veggies from my garden. Free fertilizers from my kitchen, free water from my rain barrels. Very soon I will have free sunlight indoors from my 1000 watt LED grow lights for year round vege
  10. I like Mac & Cheese. Big Mac double cheese. dcarch
  11. There is really no reliable way to sanitize many kinds of vegetables. If you look at a 3-D scanning microscope of a vegetable's surface, you will see the surface is like the moon surface, full of cracks, craters, hills, valleys. Plenty of nooks and crannies for pathogens to hide. Due to surface tension of water, water cannot get in these nooks & crannies very well, unless you use strong soapy water, which destroy surface tension. But then, it will take a lot of effort to wash out the soapy taste. Ultrasonic power can do a better job of getting into tiny
  12. dcarch

    The Congee Chronicles

    I take friends to congee places because they are gluten sensitive. I get to eat their youtiao. LOL. dcarch
  13. dcarch

    The Congee Chronicles

    I have not been to the entire China, Japan, Korea, vietnam, etc. I am sure there are many areas where congee is not served with youtiao, but according to some WEB information,: "Yóu Tiáo (Chinese: 油条), also known as Chinese cruller, oil stick, doughnut, and breadstick, is a trip of fried dough that is typically eaten for breakfast. It usually is served as an accompaniment with rice congee, soy milk, or tofu soup where they are either served whole to be dipped into the liquid or cut into smaller pieces to be sprinkled on top. " dcarch
  14. dcarch

    Dinner 2020

    Mr. Kim is a very wise man. dcarch
  15. dcarch

    The Congee Chronicles

    There is a restaurant here in downtown NYC where only congee is served. My favorite is the one with a type of dried fish, (not salted fish) and peanuts. Very simple classic oldie recipe, but very satisfying. Must eat with deep fried doughnut sticks (YOUTIAO?). dcarch
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