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armsakimbo

collegiate foodie chick. student of letters with a mammoth's appetite.

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  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Favorite foods: dumplings, steamed buns, poutine fries, carnitas, scones, tripe...
  • Last bite on earth: man i need to really think about this one.

Win Two Tickets to the Lucky Rice Night Market on May 5th

There's a cart out in Flushing sometimes that has grilled chicken hearts on a stick for $1. I could eat those every night.

Win Two Tickets to the Lucky Rice Night Market on May 5th

There's a cart out in Flushing sometimes that has grilled chicken hearts on a stick for $1. I could eat those every night.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

chocolate croissants. nutella croissants if they have them.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Belle Farms Foie Gras

ho fun duck noodle soup from the chinese restaurant nearby my house.

Win a Food-Themed T-Shirt and $50 Gift Certificate from Threadless

whoppers, because i'm sure they're space-ready anyways. (whoppers the candy)

The 12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume: Taco

Cook the Book: 'The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker'

electric hot water pot with tea pot warmer. it's called a "tea tray" i drink a lot of tea. :)

Cook the Book: 'The New Brooklyn Cookbook'

This is sort of bias just because I live in Buffalo, but I really think Buffalo could be up there. We've had a lot of TV appearances lately, and aside from being a wings/beef on weck mecca, we've really come to have a lot to offer. From home-growns like our very own illegal bread co-op (for real, they built a clay oven themselves, host classes and offer cheap bread shares), our sustainability cycle (the spent grains from the Pearl Street Brewery are fed to heritage hogs that are used to make lard sold at Five Points Bakery. That's only one example!), to our wealth of soul food, Jamaican, Puerto-Rican, Somali, Italian, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. food culture which we owe to our history of immigrants flocking to the booming steel plants of the rust belt, we're not just a second rate city anymore! Hell, Serious Eats only posted about WNY a couple of weeks ago!

Gadgets: Bodum French Press Travel Mug

i hate those mugs! they really do seem like a wonderful idea at first, but the big problem that i had was that after a little while, the rubber gasket around the press itself wears away, causing whatever you've got in there to steep continually. basically rendering the whole thing useless. friends of mine have had similar complaints about the smaller bodum french presses with rubber gaskets. french presses are meant to be made out of metal!

'Top Chef Masters,' Episode 4: Just The Tasty Bits

I loooove reading these. I don't have Bravo anymore (mysteriously disappeared), so these recaps are hilarious because they're a substitute for the actual show for me.

Cook the Book: 'Molto Gusto'

Tru Teas in Buffalo, NY
Most buttery and perfect scones you will ever have, served with green tea butter and plum preserves.
Unfortunately, closed a year or two ago. Haven't found a good enough replacement yet.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Russ & Daughters Brunch Package

plain chewy bagel (preferably from ridgewood eats or bergen bagel), plain cream cheese, nova lox, red onions and capers with gorilla coffee!

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star' Season 5 Finale

@Carey Jones that's why i was apprehensive about her winning. i want food network to stray from the quick stay at home mom meals to actually knowledgeable culinary tv that doesn't talk down to the viewer. at least her food is good and not that semi-home made garbage. she'll probably win.

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star' Season 5 Finale

i'm annoyed that he never explained exactly what harissa is. i had to wikipedia it.

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star' Season 5 Finale

notice how brett and melissa didn't hug. hahaha

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star' Season 5 Finale

remind me. which loser's got a show now?

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star' Season 5 Finale

Watch It with Us: 'The Next Food Network Star' Season 5 Finale

it troubles me that i can't decide who i want to win.

'What We Eat When We Eat Alone'

sardines. if i eat them around anyone, they'll hem and haw or complain about the smell. my dad will tell me that i have to change the garbage and soak the bowl and fork i used so it doesn't smell like fishiness.

Threadless T-Shirt Giveaway: Booty Fruit

Threadless T-Shirt Giveaway: A Piece of Cake

Threadless T-Shirt Giveaway: Lemon Aid

fresh lemons, buckwheat honey (or maple syrup) and cool water.
mix, sip, repeat. mm.

Threadless T-Shirt Giveaway: Baron VonFunburger's Haunted Castle Cavalcade

steak rostito from mighty taco, a buffalo fast food chain.

I have a weird standing mixer

So I just came into possession of a used standing mixer (my dad bought it from a garage sale ages ago and just gave it to me) and it has these bizarre attachments that basically look like curly fries. He said to use them for bread (like...in lieu of a bread hook...?) and so I did and they just barely do the job.
Has anyone else ever seen these attachments? Are they supposed to be used for bread or something else?

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