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Maison Rustique

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  1. Yes, roasting geese in the oven. I didn't notice that just a tip of one wing was over the side of the pan. That's all it took for the grease to drip down and start a fire. Got it put out quickly and the geese were fine. Unfortunately, the house was full of smoke and I was expecting 14 for dinner. Despite the chilly November weather, we had to open all doors and windows. The meal turned out lovely--I highly recommend Louisette Bertholle's recipe for November Goose with apple/calvados stuffing. :smile:

  2. My mother bought me a "4 Ingredient" cookbook written by a couple of homemakers in Kerrville, Texas.

    Some of the low-lights:

    Tater Tot Tuna, Pineapple Ball (which curiously includes green bell pepper as one of the four ingredients), Quickie Hawaiian Pork (do me, Don Ho), Bourbon Pie (add one wife-beater uncle and simmer for hours), Lime Coke Salad (three words you should never hear together), Coke Roast (grab some Shasta and get ta marinatin'), Hot Dog Tacos (nothing like finely chopped animal parts covered in Pace and processed cheese), Koolaid Pie (you know, Koolaid already figures in “so many” of my household recipes that I never thought they would come up with yet another use for the magical powder), Chocolate Express (chocolate liqueur, gelatin, coffee, ice cream--this isn't "Chocolate Express," it's "Crap I Picked Up At 7-11 at 3 in the morning”).

    :wacko: It's entirely too early in the morning to be reading about that stuff.

  3. I have actually cooked from very few of the cookbooks in my collection.  However, I am an avid collector and it isn't just the recipes that are of interest to me. 

    I appreciate the cookbooks for the stories, the photography and drawings, the history of foods, the ideas and, especially prior to the advent of the internet, the lists of obscure resources for foods, spices, equipment and etc.

    Ditto. I almost never follow a recipe. I read them for inspiration.

  4. OK, a friend of mine is looking for a Black & White Cookie recipe. She says that she's found some online, but they are too hard and dry. She wants a soft, moist cake-like cookie.

    I'm not a NYer so can't help with this--I'd never even heard of a black & white!

  5. There's a fairly famous restaurant around the corner on Harbor called Belisles. It has steadfastly preserved a 50s family restaurant atmosphere. Their distinction is copious amounts of food for not too much money. Whatever you do, don't eat there.

    :laugh: I'll second that one!! Someone took me there the first time I was in Anaheim. :wacko:

  6. This is interesting. I've been a member of eGullet for at least a year and a half. I only recently (within the past month or so) realized that cooking was discussed in the regional forums. I always thought they were just for discussing restuarants and get-togethers. Most of the cooking discussions seem to take place in (no surprise) the cooking forum.

    I'm a little puzzled about all this. If we discuss the various cuisines in the regional forums, what are we supposed to talk about in the cooking forum? :huh:

  7. I haven't beeen to L'Hirondelle since the new owners took over. Prior to then, there was nothing "wrong" with it--it had just gotten a little tired for me.

    It did occur to me--if you'll be around for breakfast or lunch, you can't beat the Ramos House Cafe. I'll check for a website. Sadly they aren't open for dinner.

  8. I actually shopped at Houlihan's before it was a resto--I worked down the street and lived nearby for a while. But then I did eat there, once it became the restaurant. I haven't been to the Plaza area for probably 3 years (unbelievable for me!) but I think that no, there is no more Houlihan's Men's Shop, and no Houlihan's Old Place Restaurant.

    Is the Plaza still owned/managed by J.C. Nichols Co.? If so they must have a web site with a map that would show what is there and in which locations.

    When I first graduated from high school I worked for Caldwell's Shoes. I worked in the offices above what was then the Muelbach's (sp?) grocery store. They had 3 or 4 stores on the Plaza and numerous other stores in the mid-west.

    I'm burning dinner now or would go check on some of this. I can alwasy investigate next time I go back--Mom's harping at me...

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