Boring SAHM that cooks.

  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Favorite foods: Sushi
  • Last bite on earth: Some kind of raw fish.

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The Food Lab: Here's Why McDonald's Burgers Don't Rot

Thanks! I always thought it was the salt that preserved them.

Then again, MattT, with his foil hat does have a novel suggestion. Begs the question, does the Flying Spaghetti Monster get moldy?

Why Cookbook Clubs Should Be the New Way We Entertain

@HungryJo and @Polgara I'm in too. Will be moving back to Sherman Oaks in January. My email:
akirasflea @

The Food Lab: The Book Has Arrived

Sooo excited about this! I pre-ordered it 6 months ago from Amazon Canada and am waiting for it to ship.

10 Common Crimes Against Cheese You Don't Have to Commit

Phew! I'm only guilty of #8. It comes from having my kids' friends wrinkle their noses at the king of cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano. Fortunately, my two are imbued with reverence for it.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Camp Bacon Gift Box

I will eat it here and there.
I will eat it ANYWHERE!
Bacon is good.

cast iron... 2nd try!?!

My dad has told me that I will inherit his cast iron because he knows we will appreciate it.

In my household, we have:
-an itty bitty one that I got when I ordered squirrel in Georgia
-a medium one that is for blackening food
-a large one for bacon
-a round griddle that is smooth for pancakes and tortillas
-a square griddle for steak or grill lines on other stuff
-a dutch oven for no knead bread
-an enameled dutch for everything else and any tomatoes
-a Le Creuset frying pan

You are not alone! My collection has stopped growing because I have been exploring other cookware. Beware of the dol sot, rice never tasted better.

Driving through Missouri

Try Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis:

The ribs are very good.

Disclaimer: I, too, live in California. My brother in law is a local and took us there.

Building a Pizzeria: Pizzicletta, One Year Young

Congrats! We ate there during spring break en route to/from the Grand Canyon. It was very good and my girls (8 & 11) were super happy to have great pizza.

One little suggestion for out-of-towners: good directions on Yelp. The other pizza place a block away confused us and we almost went to the wrong place.

The fight against Oxtails?!

Another in Costco carries oxtails and has for years so they must sell pretty well. Maybe the battle is only being fought on the eastern front?

Anyway, oxtail stew is delicious.

Bake the Book: 'Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts'

Zabaglione: egg yolk, sugar and marsala or coffee. What could be easier?

Guacamole yay or nay?

Yay, but not made with mayo. Ewwww.

If you love avocado, try making it into a shake or pudding. It is so delicious.

I recently discovered food. What should I eat?

If the spine faces the sky you can eat it, that is what my friends dad in Hong Kong says. Just unhinge your jaw...

Worst thing you ever ate?

Jack in the Box tacos. Gak! The deep fried lettuce still gives me nightmares.

Ice Cream

We have the Lebovitz book and the Ben and Jerry book. Both of them are excellent, the kids prefer the Ben and Jerry recipes while I prefer the Lebovitz. Have fun and experiment. Just make sure the bowl is super cold when you start and chill your mixtures before you churn them.

McDonalds Miracle Flavored Rice

The bun held up nicely, the french fries not so much. I think I will stick with Kenji's recipes.

Good recipe for tonno- fancy tuna

Try vitello tonnato. It is veal in a tuna sauce.

Anyone else obsessed with the cookbook Plenty?

Yes, I love it and his first book called Ottolenghi. Everything turns out well and tastes so good. Love the eggplant from the cover.

Cookbook Recs for Mediterranean food...

Claudia Roden has several good cookbooks.

Paring knife / Williams-Sonoma

We love our Shun chef knife and fight over it. Get a Shun. Not sure what kind ours is, it is all metal.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Zingerman's Praise the Lard Gift Box

Zampone - a pig's leg stuffed with delicious sausage. Mmmmmm!

What to introduce to someone new to Oysters...

I've always loved oysters raw so I would follow @Pavlov or @AnnieNT suggestions.

When my husband and I were dating, I ordered a plate of mixed oysters on the half shell as a sort of a test. Growing up in the mid-west, he was raised eating seafood from Long John Silver or Red Lobster on Fridays. Anyway, the oysters were a hit. He eats them and just about every kind of sushi so I guess he passed the "test".

It is unlawful to eat...

Parmigiano Reggiano. In a vegan world, I would miss it most of all the things I eat. In my house, we call it the king of cheeses and worship it accordingly. The 2008 crisis had me very worried.


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