I'm wondering if anyone has done a taste test comparing all of the Indian pre-cooked meals that are now available out there. The brands I'm familiar with are Tasty Bites and Kitchens of India. I know there are others out there too. Any thoughts on which ones are the best?
I'm from Texas and I LOVE my cheese fries. Not the cheese fries that come in that processed nacho cheese sauce goop. I mean beautifully crisp fries covered in cheddar (or any other real cheese), broiled to melty perfection, and then served with toppings like bacon and scallions and ranch dressing dips.
I've been planning to buy a Le Creuset Dutch / French oven for several weeks now, and have comparison shopped quite a bit, but I was at Bed Bath and Beyond and noticed another cast iron oven brand, Fontignac by Staub, also a French company.
I know Le Creuset is the gold standard in terms of Dutch ovens, but the Fontignac brand felt heavy and well-fitted in the same way as the LC. And the price differential was huge. $235 for a 5.5 qt LC, but $99 for a 5 qt Fontignac??? That is a big price difference, and one I just can't ignore.
Anyone have a Fontignac, have an opinion on the two, or know whether I'm better off going for the more expensive Le Creuset? In fact, any advice on the matter would be appreciated.
The most basic arepas in the Bogotá region are made with starchy white corn flour pressed into cakes about 1/4-inch thick then griddled. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. You'll find arepas stuffed with cheese and baked on hot stones in coal-fired ovens. Arepas with sour milk cheese worked right into the dough. Arepas made like a pancake with sweet corn on a hot griddle. Golden yellow deep-fried puffy arepas split open and stuffed with an egg. Tiny arepitas eaten as a snack. Move out of Colombia into Venezuela, and you'll find thicker arepas split open and stuffed with fillings ranging from cheese and beans to pork or shrimp.
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