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    Chinese Vegetables Illustrated

    I am about to go stir fry some baby bok choy. My mind has been sautéed.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    @iggiggiggy what type of oven that you can get to 645?
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    DARTO pans

    I got the email but so far no shipping details for me. (Hope, hope it's not in sequence of last name.)
  4. So far the TeamFar pans have worked well for me. None have twisted yet in my experience. My favorite is their lasagna pan. (Which admittedly seems a little heavier duty steel than their sheet pans.)
  5. [Hosts' note: this topic is part of an extended conversation that grew too big for our servers to handle efficiently. The discussion continues from here.] I've been searching for the post @Anna N made awhile back about the CSO tomato tart with the insufficiently caramelized onions. I think it was in this thread but I sure can't find it. I had half a thought to try the tart for dinner but I've never used frozen puff pastry dough sheets before. Maybe it's buried in a Manitoulin thread?
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I have to ask, what are the baking details?
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    What Are You Cooking Sous Vide Today? (Part 3)

    Thank you. I didn't want to prejudice the answer by saying I usually anova my ribeye at 55C. Kenji has suggested that well marbled prime might be cooked a little higher. Tonight's ribeye (minus of course the deckle) is about to come out of the bath at 55.5. Intuition told me the deckle muscle might go higher still. I could be wrong. No rush, still time for many more opinions.
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    What Are You Cooking Sous Vide Today? (Part 3)

    The local Shoprite is now selling Angus Prime brand beef, beef that is labeled USDA Prime. I took home a nice looking ribeye. Since I don't typically consume a whole steak in one sitting I dissected off the deckle. Both portions are now bagged. My question: what temperature is optimum for deckle?
  9. I've been a fan of TeamFar pans for the CSO. Last night I got a couple of 12.5 inch by 10 inch TeamFar pans, not intended for the CSO: http://amzn.com/B072MPSLWG However I found that they fit the CSO lengthwise if the lip of the pan is touching the back wall. Would it be a bad thing to use a pan this size touching the back wall? There is plenty of clearance on the sides.
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    Amazon buys Whole Foods

    Officious adjective: "assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, especially with regard to petty or trivial matters." --- Google As of this afternoon, no hint of construction activity yet however.
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    Amazon buys Whole Foods

    In this case the delivery folks are contractors, not amazon employees.
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    Amazon buys Whole Foods

    Tonight I spent the slow time at work browsing that which Whole Foods has to offer: three or four commercial brands of ice cream I would love to taste. The aforementioned fresh duck. Cream, real cream. But it is hard to envision preparing ice cream when your Precise Heat Mixing Bowl is somehow full of chocolate. One catch is that amazon Now expects (but does not require) a tip for the delivery person -- unlike other amazon services where the delivery charge is folded in. Why amazon can you not just pay your contractors what their time is worth?? After a bit of googling I learned that amazon Now has only been offered in this area for the past six days. So far it is only for purchases from Whole Foods.
  13. Four legs good, two legs better.
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    Good morn' or evenin' friends!

    You don't have a Control Freak?
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    Chinese Vegetables Illustrated

    Here also this brassica is sold as Bok Choy, as differentiated from aforementioned Baby Bok Choy. Thanks @liuzhou for the topic. I am minded of an article I read not long ago about purchasing fruits and vegetables in Italy where the produce names are typically in dialect. As one vendor explained: "We point a lot."
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    Mario Batali

    Thanks for saving me the trouble of trying to link. After reading the article this afternoon I have even less sympathy for Bloomfield. And I am more content to cook and eat at home.
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    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    Amazon informs me I own The New Persian Kitchen. I read the reviews and passed on Cocopologie. But thanks @Toliver for the work you put into this.
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    Amazon buys Whole Foods

    The beef in question is Angus brand prime. It looks nice, haven't cooked it yet.
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    Amazon buys Whole Foods

    I may be reading this wrong...have to pinch myself. Let me back up a bit: For a while amazon offered me amazon Fresh. Granted, I had to pay extra over and above the cost of Prime and order two days in advance, but I could get nice foodstuffs delivered to my door. But then last fall they took it all away. I was more than a little sad. The local Shoprite is getting better. Just this week they reintroduced USDA prime beef, of which this afternoon I purchased a small exemplar. But the gravel trail to Shoprite is through the wetlands, passible on a good dry week at best. Then a couple days ago there appeared a large orange, officious looking sign: "On or about 10/17/18 Construction to Begin. Plan Alternate Route." A highway sign on a gravel foot trail. Seriously. Alternate Route. Nice, if that's an option. Where was I? Oh, yes. Tonight amazon is offering me the first fruits of Whole Foods, delivered to my doorstep in one hour. I can't get to Shoprite and back in one hour. As I understand this service is included in my Prime membership. I had been craving duck. Four hundred and fifty some poultry products to choose from. Shoprite often has frozen duck. Whole Foods offers fresh duck. And I understand from @chefmd they have great Kool-Aid.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Barbecue spareribs a la Kenji. OK, sous vide barbecue spareribs a la Kenji. Rancho Gordo pinquitos, recipe from Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen. Both excellent. Finest meal I have had since, oh Chicken with Fennel, Preserved Lemon, and Olives two nights ago. Really excellent, both beans and ribs. Served with coleslaw and some of the last of my Ramapo tomatoes, not shown.
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    Asian dumpling shortcut: Freeze the filling

    Do you cook them from frozen or thaw first? I'm assuming you cook frozen. How and for how long? (Good to see you're alive by the way.)
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Chicken with Fennel, Preserved Lemon, and Olives, a la @Wolfert. For real this time.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    After a cold, wet tropically torrential autumn afternoon I needed air conditioning and comfort food: Mashed potatoes a la Kenji, informed as always by Herve This. Copious cranberry sauce and methode rotuts not shown. I did make it out to harvest a few waterlogged tomatoes.
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    Congrats to Rancho Gordo!

    Today I finally made the bean club! And received a coupon code good till last month.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I love the chocolate shavings! It looks like dessert!
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