Jump to content
  • Welcome to the eG Forums, a service of the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. Anyone may read the forums, but to post you must create a free account.

Kerry Beal

Chocdoc Gambles on Vegas

Recommended Posts

@Kerry Beal

 

thanks

 

I did go to that site

 

not so much I though

 

in the greater scheme

 

the earth did not move.

 

still 

 

like the thru in Las Vegas

 

that moved a bit for me.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

So it’s around 32 lbs - I’m adding the spec sheet here.

 

They have the 220V 50Hz version and it's only 310W? Very interesting!

I see they will be at the fair in Milan, so I suppose their products will be available in Italy too. Time to consider the possibility for a blast freezer for home.

Thanks for the infos!

 

 

 

Teo

 

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1

Teo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

So it’s around 32 lbs - I’m adding the spec sheet here. If you call Leo phone number 425-393-9397, or cell 425-941-4052 and order within the next 30 days they will honor the 30% off as a pre-order.

 

image.thumb.jpg.f381c0bea6e22184232cea658a375eb7.jpg

 

image.thumb.jpg.f11d24dd7216e78833e1872b4840c6fa.jpg

 

 

Wow -- 32 pounds.  A baby blast freezer, my dream appliance!  If I hadn't just been to the dentist this week for two crowns and a filling.  Who needs teeth for ice cream?

 

Very unlikely I could order in 30 days for the pre-order price but I still am interested.  Do I read correctly that the dimensions are 450x507x647mm?  (Sorry, it was a little hard to see.)

 

Thanks again!  I think warmly of you every time I caress my Precise Heat Mixing Bowl.

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

18 by 20 by 25 inches outside 

 

 

What size pan will it hold? Looks like 1/4 sheet pan


Edited by gfweb (log)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

18 by 20 by 25 inches outside 

 

so about the size of a microwave and 13 x 12 x 8 inside - like 0.7 cubic feet?

 

you could fit a quarter sheet, I think a half hotel pan might just fit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tonight's dinner was at Edo Wine and Tapa's.

 

The waiter felt it necessary to explain everything to us ad nauseum. He seemed to feel I should be looking at girly drinks.  

 

1424707550_IMG_79542.thumb.JPG.128240482a8b7bc0d2805464ef56b0c8.JPG

 

I opted for the Bitter Andy. 

 

1922751095_IMG_79562.thumb.JPG.fd7a1176b42a8fca41bf5d9a71a2ff7b.JPG

 

1275764686_IMG_79582.thumb.JPG.c52b8819519b24a7e9fdbaf4aa8dc411.JPG

 

And @Alleguede was content with a coke. 

 

 

1535077345_IMG_79592.thumb.JPG.3e5060cb137f003d800258c3fa238d1a.JPG

 

2145905945_IMG_79622.thumb.JPG.1467f2334f779dc39c8cbb8e39665583.JPG

 

 

 

392829028_IMG_79602.thumb.JPG.6718be73c6126a0e3b3e730ad852f555.JPG

 

383310007_IMG_79612.thumb.JPG.412f641fc86455a358cc16e708b67ef1.JPG

 

1902956159_IMG_79632.thumb.JPG.de753ebd9bbebd22e229f7cd20de6936.JPG

 

 

 

797384168_IMG_79642.thumb.JPG.4d93cd001a32d9dfa467b16ceba34f7f.JPG

 

Amuse of gazpacho 

 

 

479211444_IMG_79652.thumb.JPG.d45b94401da4620dbbae0cd5642ca016.JPG

 

Patates Bravas - very interesting - they slice the potatoes on a mandoline - layer them 30 slices thick - then press between two sheet pans. They bake for 50 min at 350, then cut into these pieces and deep fry. They were quite wonderful!

 

901686931_IMG_79702.thumb.JPG.5857e95e0cd0a3a669a20627bf113bf0.JPG

 

Pain con tomate - a pale imitation of the version we had at Jaleo. 

 

1743449403_IMG_79692.thumb.JPG.9887e88e1668527f56d9207047571ba8.JPG

 

Meats. 

 

1401767308_IMG_79712.thumb.JPG.5f0684874ca7affcb6be40efb8584f8c.JPG

 

 

Carpaccio interpretation

 

1031229264_IMG_79762.thumb.JPG.52f2e8cd9d073b1ce0e7aa4549ddfaf4.JPG

 

Bone marrow.

 

546253463_IMG_79752.thumb.JPG.fbe9abe2d7ddbc784cdf1171ebce33c4.JPG

 

Octopus

 

81318135_IMG_79782.thumb.JPG.767a10d212a5b24e89c52dbca7b9270c.JPG

 

And flan for dessert. 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Kerry Beal (log)
  • Like 11
  • Thanks 1
  • Delicious 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cafe Breizh for breakfast 

 

7DBCFCA6-F701-466A-9C9B-F6C593EFB4D8.thumb.jpeg.9688ece846d0418eabbb36e87905b719.jpeg

 

44D892FF-A09E-4A6F-BE12-9510E718A6E5.thumb.jpeg.61481451e256fb5a6da7f67d08e8abe4.jpeg

 

39993976-4F11-4FD9-A4BD-1D3B352883FA.thumb.jpeg.279a27ef440dab740e1acb8b6f1d381a.jpeg

 

A19B48E1-C1A8-446D-B370-777F3A2DCFAC.thumb.jpeg.af086d2fea084f30ced30235cec878bd.jpeg

 

2B99DC4A-E5B8-42B9-8167-A2054FAE1764.thumb.jpeg.85964e438e3593bd68e961b61898988b.jpeg

 

EC82E4E8-B3F3-449F-A520-FD729034EAD3.thumb.jpeg.69346434ae20b0ce3b2021c53cd9e9bf.jpeg

 

parking for vegans - so weak from hunger they need to be close I guess

 

followed by an uber ride with a driver who bathes in cologne / I looked like a dog with my head out the window - should have just jumped out - not worth the wheeze and headache 

 

 

  • Like 5
  • Haha 6
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Cafe Breizh for breakfast 

 

7DBCFCA6-F701-466A-9C9B-F6C593EFB4D8.thumb.jpeg.9688ece846d0418eabbb36e87905b719.jpeg

 

44D892FF-A09E-4A6F-BE12-9510E718A6E5.thumb.jpeg.61481451e256fb5a6da7f67d08e8abe4.jpeg

 

39993976-4F11-4FD9-A4BD-1D3B352883FA.thumb.jpeg.279a27ef440dab740e1acb8b6f1d381a.jpeg

 

A19B48E1-C1A8-446D-B370-777F3A2DCFAC.thumb.jpeg.af086d2fea084f30ced30235cec878bd.jpeg

 

2B99DC4A-E5B8-42B9-8167-A2054FAE1764.thumb.jpeg.85964e438e3593bd68e961b61898988b.jpeg

 

EC82E4E8-B3F3-449F-A520-FD729034EAD3.thumb.jpeg.69346434ae20b0ce3b2021c53cd9e9bf.jpeg

 

parking for vegans - so weak from hunger they need to be close I guess

 

followed by an uber ride with a driver who bathes in cologne / I looked like a dog with my head out the window - should have just jumped out - not worth the wheeze and headache 

 

 

Looks delicious. How was their croissant?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/11/2019 at 6:44 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Wow -- 32 pounds.  A baby blast freezer, my dream appliance!  If I hadn't just been to the dentist this week for two crowns and a filling.  Who needs teeth for ice cream?

 

Very unlikely I could order in 30 days for the pre-order price but I still am interested.  Do I read correctly that the dimensions are 450x507x647mm?  (Sorry, it was a little hard to see.)

 

Thanks again!  I think warmly of you every time I caress my Precise Heat Mixing Bowl.

 

Jo - he says to contact him when you are ready to talk better price 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Jo - he says to contact him when you are ready to talk better price 

 

I need to wait a few days to see how my next paycheck shapes up; it will be close.  Did he mention when the freezer is expected to ship?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I need to wait a few days to see how my next paycheck shapes up; it will be close.  Did he mention when the freezer is expected to ship?

 

Still uncertain I think. That seems to be why he’s willing to extend the discount

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎9‎/‎23‎/‎2019 at 6:56 PM, Kerry Beal said:

Still uncertain I think. That seems to be why he’s willing to extend the discount

 

I placed my pre order in black.

 

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎9‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 4:18 PM, Kerry Beal said:

So it’s around 32 lbs - I’m adding the spec sheet here. If you call Leo phone number 425-393-9397, or cell 425-941-4052 and order within the next 30 days they will honor the 30% off as a pre-order.

 

image.thumb.jpg.f381c0bea6e22184232cea658a375eb7.jpg

 

 

Sadly, even in times of corona virus units of measure matter.  My long delayed Frysta arrives shortly.  UPS states the weight as 79 lbs/36 kg.  I can't lift 79 lbs.  I can't lift 36 kg either.

 

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Sadly, even in times of corona virus units of measure matter.  My long delayed Frysta arrives shortly.  UPS states the weight as 79 lbs/36 kg.  I can't lift 79 lbs.  I can't lift 36 kg either.

 

Damn!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Sadly, even in times of corona virus units of measure matter.  My long delayed Frysta arrives shortly.  UPS states the weight as 79 lbs/36 kg.  I can't lift 79 lbs.  I can't lift 36 kg either.

 

Maybe the packaging weighs a lot and when it is unboxed you can find a way to move it. Perhaps some of your coworkers could help... maybe give them some Rancho Gordo beans. Hope you can make this work out.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I wondered how they got a freezer to weigh 32 lbs.

 

Unless it's the size of a toaster. Do you know the horsepower of the compressor? I have a 1/10th hp water chiller that doesn't weigh more than 30 lbs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, KennethT said:

Unless it's the size of a toaster. Do you know the horsepower of the compressor? I have a 1/10th hp water chiller that doesn't weigh more than 30 lbs

 

Specification not given.  The power is listed as 210 Watts which would be 0.281615 horsepower.  Wish I had a horse to help get it upstairs.  If I ever get it unpacked and operational I will measure the power.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Similar Content

    • By Melania
      It's one o'clock on a warm summer's day in Florence, I'm on my way to get ingredients for lunch. The sun is high in the sky, the cobblestones are warm under my feet and the aroma of something delicious is in the air. My mind starts to drift to the onions, celery and tomatoes I need for my pasta sauce, oh and don't forget something sweet for dessert...this truly is la dolce vita.
       
      My thoughts are soon interrupted by an unwelcome "chiuso" sign on the door of my new favorite deli. The blinds are closed and the friendly owners are nowhere in sight. The reality of having my favorite pasta dish for lunch was slipping further and further away.
       
       
      What a nightmare! How can this be?
        A local passing by must have noticed my frustration.   "Signorina, è riposo. Tutto è chiuso!"
        Of course! How could I forget about the sacred Italian siesta?
        A siesta or riposo, as most Italians call it, is a time of rest. This time is usually around midday, or the hottest part of the day (very inconvenient if you're craving a bowl of pasta.) No one can really say where the tradition of the siesta originates, but many say it's all about food (no surprises there really).
        For many Italian families the main meal of the day is lunch. This heavy meal in the middle of the day is attributed to the standard Mediterranean diet: A minuscule breakfast of a coffee and pastry , a heavy lunch and an evening meal around 10 o'clock. The logic is that after such a heavy meal one would surely be drowsy and need to rest, no one can work efficiently on a full stomach!
        Post offices, car rentals, supermarkets and even coffee shops (in some smaller towns police stations too) all close their doors for a riposo. Everything comes to a standstill as every Italian goes home to kick of their shoes, enjoy a homemade lunch with family and bask in the Italian sunshine for three to four hours. This is serious business. One would not dare work for 8 hours straight. After their riposo most businesses open again around 4 o'clock and stay open till 7pm. Its the perfect balance between work and play and does wonders for your digestive system!
        "Grazie!" I thanked her for the reminder. The midday sun started to become unbearable. The streets had cleared with only a few tourists braving the midday heat still around. I thought about the strawberries I bought from the market earlier that week. Strawberries for lunch on my shaded balcony and maybe a nap afterwards sounded like my perfect riposo. The pasta will have to wait till 4.
               
           
    • By KennethT
      OK.... here we go again!!!  While this post is a bit premature (we don't take off until around 1:30AM tonight), I am extremely excited so I figured I'd just set up the topic now.  As in previous foodblogs, I may post a bit from time to time while we're there, depending on how good my internet connection is, and how much free time I have... but the bulk of posting will really get started around July 9th - the day after we get home (hopefully without too much jetlag!!!)
    • By KennethT
      Happy New Year!  I'm sitting at the gate waiting for my flight from Saigon to NYC connecting through Taipei so I figured this would be a good opportunity to get started... But this is just the intro- the rest will gave to wait until I land about 22 hours from now, sleep for about 12 hours, then get my photos in order! We had a great week enjoying beautiful weather, taking in the frenetic yet relaxed street life and eating some amazing local food...
      Our flight here was on EVA Airline and was very pleasant and uneventful. Our flight from Nyc to Taipei left around 12:20 AM on the 24th. I love those night flights since it makes it very easy to get a decent amount of sleep, even in coach. EVAs food is quite good eith both Chinese and western choices for dinner and breakfast, and they came through several times with snacks such as a fried chicken sandwich with some kind of mustard. I think I had 4 of them!
      Once I get home, I'll continue posting with pics from our feast in the Taipei airport.... Spoiler: those who have read my Singapore foodblog from July may see a slight trend...

    • By KennethT
      OK - so I think it's very fitting for my 1000th post that I start this food blog...  I love eGullet, and have been a member for several years, but I don't post that often, and have never done anything like this, so please bear with me!!!
       
      My wife and I left NYC for Singapore on July 1st, at 1:25AM on an EVA flight connecting through Taipei, Taiwan.  There used to be a direct NY to Singapore flight on Singapore Airlines, but SA discontinued it a few years ago.  I like the long overnight flight to Asia because, on a 14 hour flight, it gives you plenty of time to eat (they feed you very well on those flights), medicate yourself and sleep for 6-8 hours, then wake up and watch a few movies before landing at about 6AM.  Plus, since the flight leaves so late, it makes it much easier to sleep on the flight (especially after working a full day beforehand).
       
      The EVA flight is quite comfortable, even in coach.  When I say they feed you well, I mean it - dinner was a stir fried chicken with steamed bok choy and rice, with many sides.  Throughout the flight they came through the cabin with mustard coated fried chicken sandwiches as snacks, then breakfast of pork congee with many sides (including a package of fish floss).  Sorry, I didn't take photos of the above - I was exhausted!
       
      We had about a 2 hour layover in the airport in Taiwan, so what does that mean?  Time for dim sum and beef noodle soup!!!

      This was our breakfast destination

      Left to right, Xie Long Bao (Shanghainese pork soup dumplings), char siu bao (fluffy buns filled with BBQ pork - although this Taiwanese version was not nearly as sweet as the typical Hong Kong version), Taiwanese beef noodle soup, and a loose leaf oolong tea.  With the waters, cost about US$20!!!  It was quite the feast, especially after the constant EVA flight 'buffet', and the fact that they were going to feed us again on our next flight to Singapore!
    • By KennethT
      It's that time of year again, after just getting back from our summer vacation.  This year, we went to Yogyakarta which is a city in central Java, Indonesia.  The title of the topic comes from the fact that most people there call the city Jogjakarta (pronounced jōg-ja-karta), although some people (depending on background) do call it yōg-ya-karta.  This is a special place in Indonesia - Indonesia is a mostly Muslim country, however, the region around Jogjakarta was declared a special region as it is also a Sultanate.  It was the original home to the ruler of the island of Java, and once democracy came along, the Sultan still lives there and has some kind of power in the region, as well as with the government as a whole...  It's confusing - and I would say that I'm still a bit confused, but that's ok.  Anyway, all this leads this region to be called the cultural and culinary capital of the island of Java, the most populous island in the archipelago, some of the reason it is extremely popular with domestic tourists - I'd say the vast majority of the tourists there are from other parts of Indonesia, with the balance being mostly Australians, and some Europeans and very few North Americans.
       
      Food-wise, we found Jogja interesting because it is the first Muslim area we have seen in SE Asia, which means (with very few exceptions) no pork.  There are tons of chicken dishes - many using what is called kampung chickens, or extremely free range chickens which tend to be relatively scrawny, a little tough but with a lot of flavor.  There is also some beef, some mutton/goat and fish.  Like a lot of Indonesian food, the use of sambal(s) is key - many times you will have a selection of sambal that you would use to accent or add spiciness to a dish.  Some of these sambal are crazy hot...
       
      Another thing interesting thing about being a mostly Muslim area is the seemingly ever-present call to prayer.  In the city, typically 5 times a day, the Mosques will have their best singer sing the call to prayer (which lasts about 20 minutes) over the loudspeaker systems.  If you are in an area with a few mosques, you will hear 3 different versions all going at the same time.  Some of these calls are at inopportune times - like 1:30AM - so most hotels provide ear plugs so you won't be woken up in the middle of the night.  Like we do on all our trips, we take Benadryl as a sleep aid to help get us over the jetlag... so we never needed the earplugs as we were sleeping very soundly to say the least!
       
      I think I'll sum this up by talking about how relatively inexpensive this city is.  It is probably the cheapest area that we have seen on our travels so far - you can get a luxury hotel room for about $50 per night, and a 40 minute taxi ride across the city doesn't cost more than $3-4, at the current rate of exchange.  Local food is really cheap too.  I took some photos of menus to show pricing - keep in mind that the current rate of exchange is about IDR14,100 to US$1.  What can be much more expensive is some touristy things - foreign tourists are charged a different rate from domestic tourists, and in some cases will have a separate entrance (and usually a much shorter, or non-existent, line).
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...