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Annie_H

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  1. Agree. He has many investors from past successes. But they need the deep pocket consumers that don't blink to pay for a quality meal. If Wonder can pull it off, they will satisfy a level of diners that like delivery once/twice a week, and can afford it. They hate cooking or can't cook. Or too busy. High end have nannies and live-in cooks and house keepers. One wealthy tier down can be disappointing from a local NJ pizza joint, or Mexican fare. We never get delivery. Random take-out in person. No issues heating it up at home, especially pizza.
  2. Why?. I have friends where Both parents work. A co-worker that loves her job. Her husband is home with their two young children during the work day, getting them to school, and working from home, then picks them up from school. I clearly stated that either parent could be working from home or into the office. Or both. Sharing the responsibilities. I said Mother/or Dad, Mother/or Dad. Good grief.
  3. Trying to cover Manhattan sounds like a logistical nightmare. They say they will need a driver, a chef, and a runner. The suburbs makes sense. School nights. Dad is in his office/or mother. Mother is tending the kids needs/or dad. Higher end restaurant quality meals at your door. Family eats together. None of the offerings seems to have kids menus but maybe get them fed and to bed and mom and pop have a nice meal together. None of my friends with school age kids eat out as a family on school nights. It's take out or delivery a couple times a week. One van carries only one restaurant. Or so I read. High speed convection, cast iron for steak. Not sure what happened to the 'room service' white glove I thought they were doing. Plates and silverware, then retrieved later. Expensive to pull off and would need a runner to pick it up? What seems insane is getting the workforce hired that are capable of cooking a perfect steak. The only meal I saw unboxing was the Mexican taco meal that did look really good. I suppose it is similar to a restaurant that preps fresh that morning or afternoon, then kept refrigerated. Proteins, like a nice steak, is seared curbside. Lots of deep pockets out there. Seems to be the target customer.
  4. Annie_H

    Dinner 2022

    Roasted a couple small pasture raised chickens a couple days ago. Last night had a second meal with roasted golden beets, salted potatoes, and a fresh sliced slaw/salad. Batch of chicken stock. 3 pounds of roasted chicken necks, and lots of aromatics and veg. Leek tops, etc. 3 pints with chunks of chicken for semi quick soups.
  5. I cut off all hard copy cooking magazines years ago but won a recipe contest and the prize was FineCooking. We really enjoyed it. I have a 2ft stack bundled up in twine to go out curbside but have hesitated. I'll take a bundle to the beach house as well as some NewYorkers. House guests always enjoy them.
  6. Annie_H

    Ground Pork

    Yeah, I agree some things are just better with a hand copped mince/small cubes, over a meat grinder. I don't purchase grocery ground meats but do have 2 meat grinders. One fits on my stand mixer and one beast semi-commercial. Last batch of chili I hand chopped with a cleaver but I only have one. Worked fine using a big chefs knife back and forth, one or the other. One chopping, chef knife rocking. Similar to taking the time to use a mortal and pestle for fresh herbs, garlic and salt. Adding to beans---nothing better. I do think emulsification can happen with a mince/ground. The last time I made dumplings was Fall 2018. With a couple friends to take the sting out of the chore. A healthy social afternoon. Same with hand pies, (empanadas), and tamales. 2019 we were all too busy and then covid. I have everything I need now to make a big batch for the freezer. But still have a few bags of purchased decent quality so maybe next month. I have the round and square pre-made wrappers in the freezer. My go-around using minced for dumplings is emulsification. I have always used my danish dough whisk in one direction about 40-50 aggressive 'spins'. This fella explains it best. Chinese Wontons I goes against our American mince like a burger to leave it alone and to not over mix. I've never been so aggressive but totally get it.
  7. 😂, not uncommon to not know what to do with it. I like at least two or three tiers. A stacked steam is similar to a sheet pan roasted dinner in ease of pulling off a meal. Roast is so good, but steam is oddly clean where a simple potato is 'all-about-the-potato' and not the roast crispness. I gravitate 80% to a roasted sheet pan. But taking a stack of steaming veg, small bites, soup dumplings, etc. is satisfying to a gathering that starts standing outside with cocktails. --a stack of steamer baskets. Small bites. Most if not all are from the freezer so an easy first nibble and easy clean-up. Rinse or light scrub with soap but need to sit out for at least 24 hours to fully dry. The only bad review are idiots that put them away damp.
  8. This is my go-to for soup dumplings in NYC, Mott street. Easy to argue better ones, but with out of town guests, this is quiet and so enjoyed by elders parents and in-laws-SIL. After the nuts of crowded Canal street, Mott street is oddly quiet. A good custom tea house where she makes you a blend based on your preferences. MIL and SIL are tea drinkers and love that visit. I can order selections for them starting with soup dumplings. Shared steamers baskets keep hitting the table. Such a nice way to feed a family. Nothing they ever get back home. Sometimes a cabbage base but most often parchment.
  9. Not sure I approve of the lamp hack. Like taking a can of spray paint to an iconic Eames molded fiberglass chair. I've enjoyed this fellows content. 手工制作蒸笼(Bamboo Steamer). Similar to Liziqi. But both have not downloaded content for about a year. Liziqi has had some issues with being taken advantage of by some big jerks. Capitalizing on her success. He makes his own bamboo steamers as well as many other thing.
  10. No, China. Though I doubt in your area as pointed out by Duvel. But the bottom pics are Mark Weins travel tours He did do an extensive China tour similar. Many other videos via your preferred search platform. I spent about 5-6 years in a LIC/Queens NY location having Friday lunches in a 200+ seating DimSum where only Chinese was spoken. Not a tourist spot. Most NewYorker have no idea it exists. Out Queens Blvd. Free valet parking with a meal receipt. No drama parking. 10 or 12$ per head. (I think it is 15 lunch, 20 dinner now). Not possible to shut down after lunch having massive real estate issues $$$. Very popular lunch but insane celebration meals weekends. Nana b-days, etc. Two story indoor water fall, 500 gallon fish tank, yada. I'm not being combative. I just see things differently. I have a very useful kitchen tool I've used for years. It does it's job very well. dumplings/soup dumplings, bottom steamer, greens/bokChoy top steamer in one go at a meal. Three tier, --pork/ginger/garlic/lemon grass bottom. Shrimp Shumi next up, greens on top. Not even much of a dance.
  11. Annie_H

    Dinner 2022

    Another BLT--prosciutto bacon. Hopefully not our last. Killer loaded potato salad. A shame it is so ugly. But we don't care. --olives, spicy cornichons, lots of celery, celery seed, chili crisp, unseasoned rice wine vinegar, S&P, tBsp of kewpie.
  12. The top pick is a Michelin star restaurant using the same circular steamer as the street food guy below. The bottom two pics are interesting in a high volume restaurant choosing from many prepared steamers. Note the fridge behind him. Once selections are made your 'stack' is sent over to the big steamer table. Then delivered to your table.
  13. They are steamer baskets. Designed to steam food in the basket and stacked. Or just one with lid if that is all you need. If something is tossed in a glaze or with a sauce, they are placed in ceramic or metal bowls first. Or parchment circles. Restaurants buy them pre cut. Sometimes salad or cabbage leaves. I sometimes use grape leaves. One of mine came with a metal disk with some holes punched. No leaking if the proper vessel is used inside the steamer basket. I just pre-cut my own disks for dumplings. And use one for rice dumplings with a metal insert. Bamboo is incredibly strong. I use bamboo chopsticks and other bamboo/wood spoons and spatulas and as well as wood and bamboo cutting boards--though bamboo is not great on your knives being so hard. Never considered any of it unsanitary. Never have been served in a dry steamer just for presentation.
  14. I find it a bit depressing that something so iconic for centuries is no longer embraced. Nice to see some are carrying on the tradition. Such an art and so beautiful. The forgotten Hong Kong icon
  15. Thankfully they are all sent here I suppose. I've had mine, 2 sizes for years. A 2 stack and a 3 stack. A couple years ago added another size. Efficiently can steam a few things at once. Straight to the table and keeps contents warm. I like that they absorb the steam/moisture so no drippage onto the food as it steams. Also, an easy transport of spring rolls or sushi or an appetizer to a friends gathering. I can't think of anything that does it all so well.
  16. Typical left handed, dyslexic, bad communication on my part. Only the outer edge of my pizza is mandolin card stock thin potato. Thin skinned white and red potato best but use what I have. I use a rolling pin like Ducali for dough not wanting a thick edge that is so popular now--neopolitan. Just potato thin cut and only the outer edge. All around. Enjoying through each slice, we get various flavors like getting 'al taglio' in Rome when purchasing 4-5 varieties buy weight. The crust is not potato at all. I just do not like the new recent pizza craze/crazy wood fired loaf of bread edge baguette so popular. Even DavidKinch is doing the same. I suppose it is a good money maker for a young crowd. Bread used to come to the table for free but now it has a bit of sauce and $$$. At home we want quality toppings Roman style. Thin crust, not heavy carb. My once a year clam pizza is Neapolitan.
  17. Can work if someone is willing to pay for it. Depending on the location. Would be nice to see a picture. We have a bakers dozen of memorable meals. Top three Alberta Canada, two Mexico, my clam pizza, Bobby Flay's pork chops when he cooked at MiracleGrill. A lobster roll when on the road through NovaScotia every year, my cod three ways caught that morning by us...yada We dream about this pizza I make but I need clams so fresh and know where they come from. Last clam pizza was 2019 No doubt your pizza could be great.
  18. WaldenLocal delivery for the Fall. Lots of bones for a stock. Still too hot for that. Maybe a batch of paté. One master stock should cover us through the holidays. --back burner pasta pot. 2 dozen eggs and a couple pounds of bacon ends no pic.
  19. Annie_H

    Dinner 2022

    Nothing like broth and noodles/dumplings from the freezer when feeling funk. I so dislike that feeling when something hits and no idea what happened or where it came from. Fall 2020 DH was home from work and 2 days in bed before vaccinations. He was being tested at work and negative but well before home testing was available.
  20. Annie_H

    Dinner 2022

    Pizza night Roman style al taglio. First one came out nearly 9pm. Famished we had most of it over the kitchen sink. Second one similar. Third for the freezer, last pic, and forth was white--three cheese, gorgonzola, Romano, mozzarella, red onion, fennel. (no pic) Fresh rosemary, garlic, salt mince on the potato edge.
  21. Annie_H

    Dinner 2022

    *I feel the need to add that the NYTimes recipe I posted above is behind a paywall. The recipe went viral when published but many have posted since. Adapted from the Times recipe. Here is a similar one, Light Brioche Buns Important to note I only use one tSp of sugar to feed the yeast. Recipe calls for 2 and 1/2 tBsp. We don't care for sugary bread. I think traditional brioche has more sugar so not sure if 2 and 1/2 would be too sweet. Never tried it. The Dave's bread is way too sweet for use. I think one of the Dave's grainy loafs is sugar-free but never bothered to look for it. Prefer to make our own.
  22. Annie_H

    Dinner 2022

    Nice to see all the end-of-summer fresh corn and tomatoes. A light dinner salad last night. RG large limas, corn, tomatoes, --almost succotash but no summer squash. I think we have a possum. Summer and Fall squash patch was trashed over the weekend. I roasted and froze what I harvested thinking I would have so much more. This salad would be nice with shrimp. Brown goo is Zhong sauce.
  23. Annie_H

    Dinner 2022

    That was a bit abstract on my part. I was multitasking with too many windows open. Afraid I would close the post by mistake, I hit submit without proofreading. It is a nice gooey blob of gorgonzola. Burger 'secret sauce' is tBsp each of chili crisp, mayo, grainy mustard, a couple inches of tomato paste and some chopped cornichons. Some toasted seeds. Took out half, added some buttermilk for the lettuce dressing. 'Secret' because I usually have no idea how I made it. Different every time. If someone asks, I have to refer to the pic. Also good with quartered nicoise olives. Made a warm salad with some of the roasted sheet pan served with lobster. Rest went in the freezer for a chowder or soup later.
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