Looking to grab a Batali cookbook, found about 5-6 on Amazon, & they all look good. Just wanted to see if anyone out there had a clear favorite they'd recommend? Definitely looking for one on more the cooking-out-of end of things & not the coffee table variety, in case that helps narrow it down.
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I got to go on vacation a while back with some friends to the Virgin Islands, their family are locals, so they did a great job taking us around and showing us the highlights. One trip in particular we went to a place where I had this great jerked fish dish that came with a coconut green curry sauce on it that really made the dish. I was a bit caught up in the festivities and the experience, and didn't have the forethought to ask around about the meal. The place didn't have indoors, it was a beach hut, so I'm pretty sure they don't have a website.
I've spent a good bit of time hunting around online and haven't found anything quite like I had down there. I tried an approximation paring down what I would normally do for a Thai Green Coconut Curry, but it didn't taste quite right.
So I was wondering if anyone had any recipe resources, sites/cookbooks/etc, that they'd recommend?
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So I have an extra fatty pork belly I got at the farmers market this morning. I was talking to a meat vendor I deal with a lot and noticed they had processed some hogs recently and had a lot of new pork on the menu. He said a guy came through a few minutes before and him out of all but one because it's only barely streaked with meat. He offered me a deal on it to try it out, so I took him up on it.
And now I'm here to ask for ideas of what to do with it? I've thought of trying to brine/cure it and cold-smoke it to try & make my own bacon. I've heard of some braising ideas as well, but curious if anyone would offer any more suggestions?
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So, I'm meeting some friends in NYC for Easter weekend and my birthday happens to be Good Friday. I'm coming in a day early and want to treat myself to somewhere for my birthday. I was thinking Le Bernardin, as much as I've heard about it, and the tasting menu looks great, but I figured I'd be in error if I didn't ask around here for opinions. I've been searching through old posts, but I can seem to find a post similar to the ones I've seen about "If you're in New Orleans for a weekend, try this". Until my friends get I town, price isn't really a concern, Amex is going to celebrate my 30th with me. I just want to make it worth it.
I know after "RTFM", the next most logical response would be, "what are you in the mood for?"... And that's the rub, I don't know. I was going to New Orleans for the weekend originally (50mi down the road), and I know a host of places there that just make me love the city so much more; so, I guess what I'm looking for is, which restaurants make you feel that way? Which ones make you feel like, "Damn right, I'm from NYC, and this is why".
I'm well aware of how pretentious that sounds, and I'm sorry, I just don't know how to better put it into words.
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