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  1. weinoo

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    But of course! Continuing to focus on some vegetables, since it's the time of the year when why not... A "stir-fry" of asparagus, assorted radishes, king oyster mushrooms, and scallions in a Guilin chili garlic sauce. Served over Charleston Gold rice.
  2. weinoo

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    To make sure the above couldn't possibly considered a vegan meal, I also pan fried, and served alongside, some gorgeous Long Island scallops.
  3. weinoo

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Since some beautiful... Peas were available... A pound of the peas in their pods yielded practically 8 oz. of peas. So, first make... Stock with the pea pods. Then sauté the aromatics, in butter and olive oil. Rice, real carnaroli rice, gets fried in this mixture too. Next, add about 1/2 cup white wine. Stir and cook it off. Then add stock, about a cup at a time. Stir a lot (but not constantly, that's bullshit)... Add the shelled peas, maybe when the rice is 3/4 done. I actually added a handful earlier, to get 2 different textures... End up with... The famous Venetian dish, risi e bisi. Serve with a nice salad of bitter greens... Could practically be a vegan meal. But let's not get carried away; remember, there was butter and plenty of parmesan too. And it would be better with my home made chicken stock subbed for 1/2 the veg stock.
  4. weinoo

    Breakfast! 2018

    Per Thrillist, number 10 of Anthony Bourdain's 23 ESSENTIAL QUOTES ON FOOD, TRAVELING, AND LIFE is: 10. "THE WAY YOU MAKE AN OMELET REVEALS YOUR CHARACTER." And for breakfast this morning, in honor of AB, though I don't really know what this reveals about my character, I made one. Actually, I made two; the other one was Significant Eater's, and it was what could be called more of a "country omelet" per Jacques, how she likes her eggs cooked. This one's for me - a classic French. The almost perfect one-egg omelet (Jacques would use 3). Fresh herbs from a neighbor's balcony garden, including chives, tarragon and thyme, and a bissel of cheese - Cracker Barrel sharp!
  5. Tell us how big a kitchen you have.
  6. weinoo

    The Kindest Cutting Board

    End Grain. Boardsmith. Or hinoki; while I don't have one, because really how many cutting boards do I need, they appear to be great. And very reasonably priced.
  7. weinoo

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Delicious salad greens from Union Square. The purple mizuna was particularly great. Served prior to 2 spatchcocked poussins, baby potatoes roasted underneath those birds, and pan-fried asparagus.
  8. weinoo

    Small Dumb Toaster Oven

    If I were you, @paulraphael, why not just toast your stuff over an open flame? Or maybe...
  9. Just saw this, and updated the amazon link...looks like there's a new edition of that book out.
  10. weinoo

    The Perfect Burger

    And then you've got even more bones for your beef brodo! I'm also with you on the hamburger over cheeseburger thing. I bet some good burgers could be had perusing the beef section at a Korean market...all that boneless short rib and other delicious cuts.
  11. weinoo

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Our regular sushi place usually has Maine uni and Hokkaido uni. Occasionally, they will feature Santa Barbara uni. This past week, the special uni, still in its shell, was from Maine.
  12. weinoo

    Small Dumb Toaster Oven

    I recommend the small Breville. We had one in our DC apartment, and it was just fine. I even sold it when we sold that apartment, 5 years old, and never a problem.
  13. weinoo

    Mario Batali

    Referring to Keller is nice. But maybe not yelling is what got his NYC restaurant demoted to 2 stars in 2016...NY Times review. I write that only a bit sarcastically, because while I'm sure "many other chefs" are successful without a raised voice, I have a feeling that there are many successful chefs and restaurateurs who've on occasion raised their voices. If only to be heard above the cacophony of a restaurant kitchen, of course. The reference to chain restaurants is interesting; I find that rather than raise voices, they often just call the police for no good reason.
  14. weinoo

    Existing Conditions

    No, it had been open for quite a while (sometime in 2011), and closed in 2016.
  15. weinoo

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Tagliatelle with oxtail ragu.