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PattyCho

  • Favorite foods: Korean food, Italian food, cake, inventive sushi, Thai, Malaysian

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Cacao Drinking Chocolate Basket

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

Nothin' but Nuggets at the Nugget Spot

If only this place were next to Pommes Frites!!

Is This the Classiest McDonald's in America?

I heard there's a McDonald's in the San Diego area (La Jolla?) where there are waiters who bring you your food!

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Yale University

Reading all of this brought so much nostalgia for me and I graduated in 2001! Is Caffe Addulis (sp?) still there? They had decent Ethiopian food. I definitely agree with Sarah Woo that the black bean soup at Atticus is so delicious. I loved the roast beef sandwich with goat cheese from Book Trader's. And that potato pizza is absolutely amazing at BAR! There was also a good Turkish restaurant on Crown Street, but can't remember the name. Is the Amalfi Grill still there? They had great food too. Gourmet Heaven opened in 2001, and when it did, it was a true godsend. There was also a cute cafe on Whitney Street called Coffee?? that served a mean brew (not sure if that's there either). Now I want to visit New Haven and go back to my old stomping grounds!

Cook the Book: 'Flour, Too'

Chocolate cake!

Cook the Book: 'Hiroko's American Kitchen'

It depends on the dish that's at hand. Sometimes, we eat sashimi over seasoned rice (chirashi); other times we use a mixture of miso, ginger, mirin, and sake to marinate black cod. We often eat tofu also since it's rather easy to prepare - you can fry it or steam it.

Bake the Book: Home Made Summer

Eating ice cream! And fruit that's in season - pluots, peaches!

Cook the Book: Food and Wine's 'America's Greatest New Cooks'

I haven't been inspired recently but I do have a number of good stand-bys near where I live. I can always count on good Vietnamese at this place called Simply Vietnamese.

Cook the Book: 'The Just Bento Cookbook'

soba and salad. maybe a hard-boiled egg.

Restaurants in Paris and London?

Kitchenista - that's a great idea! Will do. . .
Thank you Paula Maack and Neverending Appetite!

Cook the Book: 'Ready for Dessert'

Cook the Book: 'Rose's Heavenly Cakes'

Have I entered already? Just in case. . .I would say chocolate frosting with vanilla cake - Ina Garten recipe.

Cook the Book: 'Coco'

Thomas Keller or Rick Bayless

What's Your Favorite Frozen Food?

I am a serious Trader Joe's frozen food junkie (bringing something for lunch to work makes it so convenient):

1) Vegetable samosas
2) Their multi-grain waffles
3) Apple Blossoms
4) Mushroom Pizza (the French one)
5) Chicken Tamales
6) Chicken enchiladas
7) Eggplant Parmigiana (tastes good if you mix it with more sauce and linguine)
8) Macaroni and Cheese
9) Ham/Cheese Mini tarts
10) Spanokopita (sp?)
11) Potato Pancakes
12) Macarons
13) Apple-Raspberry Turnovers
14) Apple Tart Tatin
15) Frozen haricot verts
16) Pork gyoza

I feel like I am missing something!!

Last Week's Contest Winners

What a wonderful surprise! I haven't received the email though. . .

French Macarons from Trader Joe's Are Pretty Damn Good

Maybe it was the box I got, but for the chocolate macarons, the egg white part was sooo stiff and gluey and the filling took forever to defrost properly. The vanilla macarons were wonderful.

Cook the Book: 'Rose's Heavenly Cakes'

It was a tiramisu cake that I had at a friend's birthday party. Bought from a Korean bakery in Fort Lee, NJ.

Cook the Book: 'Italian Easy'

Pasta with roasted broccoli and cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, s & p.

Sunday Brunch: Simply Perfect Quiche

This looks wonderful!!

Cook the Book: 'The Art of Eating In'

I know what the ingredients are; it's very comfortable; no transportation costs; no tip! =)

Cook the Book: 'Salt to Taste'

Sweet potatoes!

Restaurants in Paris and London?

Hello! I will be traveling for two weeks in Paris and London. I would love to read about suggestions on places to eat across the pond (at any price point, any type of cuisine) and if the hyped-up places are as great as people say they are (ex: L'as du fallafel).

Leftover steak?

I have some leftover steak and am trying to figure out what to do with it. I know I don't want to make a sandwiches. Suggestions?

Creme Fraiche

I bought some creme fraiche on a whim b/c it's hard for me to find, but I don't have any idea what to do with it at the moment! I know it can be used in place of sour cream and in desserts on the side. But where else can it be used? Pasta? Other savory dishes?

Palo Alto Eats?

Hi everyone! I just moved to Palo Alto and am wondering what the good eats are in the area. If you have recs that are near Palo Alto, I would like to hear about those too.

Good Blenders?

I have always gotten great suggestions from Serious Eats whenever I didn't know what brand or what feature I should look for in a kitchen appliance. So now I have another question - with all the blenders in the market today, which one is the best one that's easy to use and that will last a long time?

Diabetes and Birthday Cakes

Well, my dad doesn't have diabetes, but he is working on lowering his blood sugar level. His birthday is coming up and I would like to bake him a birthday cake. Unfortunately, cakes and generally desserts have a lot of sugar. Do any of you have suggestions what to do in this situation? I don't want to use Splenda or any of the other artificial sweeteners on the market.