So,what is the story with Frank Bruni of the New York Times? Where is he going? Who is going to be the restaurrant critic? I hate change!!!!!
Going to Cape May, NJ in July. I haven't been there for a few years. I need the BEST place for breakfast(aside from the mad batter) the BEST place for lunch, and the BEST place for dinner. Price is no object, it can be expensive or cheap, as long as the food is great!!!!!
I want to buy a one cup coffee maker. Any opinions about the best ones, or whether or not I should get one?
I have to make a birthday cake for my son and his wife on Passover. I make alot of really good baked items, but aside from a flourless chocolate cake, or cheesecake, any good yellowcake recipes out there? Any other suggestions?
Okay, I know it is last minute but I can't help it. I'm taking friends to eat lunch in Chinatown,NYC, today. I love New Chao Chow( per Ed Levine), but I need alternatives, fast. HELP!!!!
I need to bake some treats for someone who is maintaining a dairy free (no milk products, no eggs) and soy free diet. Any suggestions? Cookbooks? Recipes?
I may not get any responses to this, but I might as well try. I have an opportunity to do some baking for a store. I am a home baker, and must find a legitimate commercial kitchen in NYC, that is not crazy expensive to do my baking . I know there is the one in Long Island City, but I would rather do it in Manhattan. Any suggestions??
So, my family and friends are NY Giants fans. My house has been designated the house to gather(big screen tv). I'm going to serve meals and appetizers. Any favorite football watching foods?
Though I scorn most offerings on the Food Network, I have found some of Ellie Krieger's recipes to be quite good. I have made her chocolate cookies and the kitchensink cookies, among other recipes. These cookies taste great and are healthier than most. Has anyone else tried her recipes? What does the SE crowd think of her?
I'm having a small gathering on NYE, while babysitting for my 2 year old granddaughter(she goes to sleep at 8). I would love to be able to do almost everything the day before, and then just heat things up. Any suggestions?
Has anyone who lives in NYC seen the "Treats Truck"? I just read about them in my new Food & Wine. I had never heard of them, but I went to their website, and, apparently they have been around since June 2007. Anyone tasted their goods?
My perfect new year's eve is a dinner of comfort food, some champagne, a warm glow in the fireplace, some cool music and my dearest friends. Do you have any new year's eve traditions? Your favorite meal? Your favorite beverage? Rockin' music or slow dancing?
I want a slow cooker, I've made up my mind. I hope someone who's getting me a gift reads this. What culinary gift are you dying for this holiday season?
I want to make pate for Thanksgiving. It can be mushroom, chicken liver, a country type, or any other suggestions. I 've gone onto a number of websites and have not seen what seems to be a good recipe. Any suggestions, or your own recipes?
I' ve just started realizing how many nuts I eat everyday. I put walnuts, almonds, pecans or pinenuts on salads. Sometimes there are nuts in my bread, or cereal, my cookies, cakes, brownies, pasta, veggies, etc. I guess I'm nuts for nuts! How about you? How do you eat them? Any novel uses or types?
I woke up this morning with laryngitis. The first thing I thought about was, I must make chicken soup. Maybe it's psychological, but I assumed it would make me better. The soup I make is simple, but I like to put pieces of chicken, veggies,herbs and sometimes noodles in it to make it richer. What is the secret to your chicken soup that makes it yours?
As my previous thread stated, I'm full into holiday planning. Yesterday , my son called and told me he wanted coconut custard pie for Thanksgiving. But for me, the dinner will not be complete without pecan pie. What pie completes your image of Thanksgiving?
Since holiday discussions are in full swing, I must talk about one of my favorites: cranberries. I freeze them when they are available, so I can make cranberry sauce all year. I use the dried ones in salads, stuffings and desserts. On Thanksgiving I serve a cranberry casserole as a sidedish. It is cranberries, apples and sugar, topped with a brown sugar, butter, flour, oatmeal, chopped pecan streusel. How do you make your cranberries? Do you eat them raw? I do!
I just read an article in Time magazine that talks about the new book "My Last Supper". The book interviews top chefs(including Mario) and asks them what would be their last meal. Mine would be a perfect Caesar salad, a rare porterhouse steak, creamed spinach and a hot fudge sundae for dessert. What would you have?
Thanksgiving is a little over 4 weeks away, and I'm already in planning mode. Yesterday I tried out a pecan pumpkin cheesecake. I'll be testing more recipes, and ripping out magazine pages for menu and decorating ideas. Is anyone else in the full holiday swing? How far do most people plan ahead? Any fantastic ideas?
Recently, I had to make a nesselrode pie, and the recipe called for lots of glaceed fruit and chestnuts in a syrup.. Surprisingly enough, places like Whole Foods or Trader Joes did not have what I needed. I had to find a Middle-eastern store to get my ingredients. What have you made with hard to find ingredients? What were the items?
I need to fill in some pots, pans, and other kitchen equipment that is old or has disappeared. I have looked in some stores, online and in catalogues. What is your place of choice to buy your kitchen supplies?
I have an opportunity to get a turkey from a farm connected with a food coop. I've used Empire turkeys, Shady Brook turkeys, a couple of fresh farm turkeys. They were all good to varying degrees. I read Cooks Illustrated this month and their results surprised me. They like frozen turkeys. Where are you getting your turkey from?Why?
So, with the article in the NY Times today and the new Jessica Seinfeld book "Deceptively Delicious" feeding picky kid eaters seems a hot topic. I'm going to try some of Jessica's recipes today to see if they work. She introduces veggie or fruit puree into kids' favorites. Anybody else ever try this? Any comment on the book?
So, tonight begins the next Iron Chef, and then there is Two Dudes Catering, among other new features. Is the Food Network trying to change its image? Improve its programming? I for one, would love to see a come back. What do you think?
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