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weinoo

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  1. weinoo

    Aprons: Do you use one?

    Some of the aprons I see cooks wearing these day look like they'd not be out of place on a farrier - i.e. they look ridiculous. These days, I tend to not wear an apron in the kitchen, unless I'll be cooking all day. I have a couple of dedicated kitchen shirts/shorts, and I've bought a few "dishwasher" shirts which work fine. I still have a stack of plain, white classic kitchen (bib) aprons, from back when I was a cooking school student.
  2. Does the Benz come with it?
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    Middleton Made Knives

    No - I emailed yesterday, and am still making up my mind about making a purchase.
  4. weinoo

    the Oracle - From Breville

    Yes - there's so much going on, what's the mean time between failure?!
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    the Oracle - From Breville

    Who has one of these?
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    Middleton Made Knives

    These are pretty nice, from a young knife maker in South Carolina...
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    Dinner 2019

    That mini baking steel - I have the large one in my oven, but schlepping it in and out of the oven was not in the cards, so I picked up the little one top stay on the stovetop.
  8. Check this out... Found at my local crappy grocery store (Fine Fare, for those who know/care), these tomatoes actually look, smell and taste very good, for having been purchased in mid-March. Now, I don't know if I'll be able to find them again, and this was the first time I'd ever seen them, but quite a nice treat. Together they weighed at least a pound, and they were $1.99.
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    Dinner 2019

    Dinner with a few friends this past weekend. Appetizers included the usual marinated olives, anchovies I brought back from San Sebastian, pata negra, and I used my new toy for blistered shishitos and... One of the shishitos got away! First course, unpictured, merguez over Rancho Gordo's Eye of the Goat beans. Main course: Roast pork shoulder Basque style (with apples, onions, sidra, stock), saffron infused potatoes and braised endive. Cheese course - 4 cheeses from Beecher's. Dessert - Meyer lemon posset with fresh blackberries and raspberries.
  10. weinoo

    THE BEST: Can Opener

    Now you did it: 3 cans of Cougar Gold arrived at my doorstep this evening. I now have enough cheddar to last, well, at least until I get to use @DiggingDogFarm's P-38 can opener and magnesium fire starter. I have a Zyliss, which works good enough. I mean, how many fucking cans of stuff are people opening?
  11. weinoo

    'Bar Mops' at Amazon

    I wonder which is better; the gray or...the grey?
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    Dinner 2019

    Making a "ragu"... Dried Porcini, fresh cremini, duck, mushroom stock, tomatoes, white wine, onion, garlic, etc. Penne with the above ragu.
  13. weinoo

    Breakfast 2019

    "nuff said. Those eggs @blue_dolphin - what's your, as rotuts would say, Rx?
  14. weinoo

    Dinner 2019

    it's a burger in a bao?
  15. If there's a lesson to be learned, and I follow this advice always, after making a dessert cake for a dinner party that even the birds wouldn't eat. Never make something for a first time that you're going to serve at a dinner that first time! And when cooking at someone else's home, try to make a preliminary visit to check on the equipment.
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