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  1. btbyrd

    Vacuum herb dryer

    Freeze dried herbs are a thing. Seems like a more common way to dry herbs under vacuum than using a vacuum microwave or whatever.
  2. btbyrd

    Seasoning Carbon Steel

    Mine's a hot piece of garbage when it comes to keeping its seasoning.
  3. Dalton Ruhlman are now selling their offset spoons, the egg spoon, and their wooden paddles through JB Prince. Kunz and Ruhlman from the same source? Cats and dogs living together? Strange days...
  4. btbyrd

    Dinner 2019

    King crab.
  5. btbyrd

    Dinner 2018

    Chicky chicky parm parm.
  6. btbyrd

    Dinner 2018

    Vegetarian stir fry. Final product photo could be better, but my camera’s battery died and dinner was ready.
  7. Which is why Santa bought it after it had been discontinued and heavily marked down. Jeez, fella...
  8. btbyrd

    Dinner 2018

    Snowed in yesterday. Made chili. Powders: Peppers: Peppers and alliums. Nice shallot work, if I do say so myself. Now for the beef: Slicey slice: Par-frozen grind setup: The grind: The final bowl: Served with some mighty fine cornbread. I think I’ve finally dialed in my recipe. (It contains sugar.) I need to run a couple more tests to be sure...
  9. CenturyLife gave the D7 a 5/5 on heat distribution/evenness. That, plus the sheer mass of the thing, was what sold me. The non-reactiveness was a nice bonus.
  10. Nice! I have the triply as well, but I have been looking around for something that could work as an alternative to my Matfer 12.5" carbon steel pan. I bought that one because Darto didn't make a carbon steel pan sized between their 27cm skillet and their 34cm paella. I dislike the Matfer extremely, not in terms of its heating performance or thickness but with regard to its ability to hold seasoning. For whatever reason, it sloughs off everything all too easily; it's radically worse than any of my other carbon steel pans and cast iron.. That's why I was delighted to discover something that combines the weight of carbon steel (or enameled cast iron) with non-reactive metal that conducts heat more evenly. And the helper handle seems like a nice feature, given that it's such a hefty beast. Using a 150mm knife as your primary blade does sound pretty crazy! 🙂
  11. I'm getting an All Clad D7 12" skillet and a CCK Chinese cleaver. Also some glassware from Korin.
  12. btbyrd

    DARTO pans

    This sounds like a DHL problem. Which is strange because I've had nothing but fantastic shipping experiences with DHL (which have mostly involved getting cookware from the other side of the world in virtually no time).
  13. btbyrd

    Sous Vide Turkey

    I 'membered. ]
  14. Nice! I would have picked up some anchovies too if I had bothered to search for other Ortiz items before placing my order... d'oh! Oh well... I still feel like I won the tinned fish internet today. Never tried Meica sausages, as jarred sausage scares me. But you've piqued my interest, so I may just pick up a jar the next time I'm at World Market.
  15. World Market's Cyber Monday promo will get you up to 40% off today, but you have to spend $300 (before the promo) to get the largest discount. In related news, I just purchased 55 cans of Ortiz tuna.