Profile

elpolloloco

What to do with half of a salmon?

cure it!!! to add to the recipe recommendations, this sounds delicious - http://www.gq.com/food-travel/recipes/201203/cured-salmon-fish-filet

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

as a porky base to pasta sauce!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

black! hot or iced.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Pork Belly Heaven Package

in every way possible!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

black!!!! at least with good coffee

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

black. african or latin american preferably!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Counter Culture Coffee Subscription

black. preferably the kenyan karatu! Love counter culture.

How do you do your beans and rice?

black beans, rice with a little onion, garlic and bacon (yum). With over easy eggs, some hot sauce and tortillas, best breakfast ever.

Fruit on a Sandwich?

grilled gruyere/goat cheese/fig preserve/prosciutto, SO GOOD

KFC or Popeyes?

Popeye's wins agains KFC for me (gotta love the spicy chicken) but gotta say Lee's has some of the best chain chicken I've ever had and Pollo Campero at its best is up there too. too bad these are mostly regional.....

Avocados at Subway

had one in Chicago yesterday...pretty good actually (had it on a turkey sandwich with provolone also). nice surprise from them!

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

tangy goat cheese....yumm...

Greenwich Village: The Vesuvio and the Calzone at Keste

yum! as a chicago native, anything that looks like a stuffed pizza and doesn't have soggy crust sounds incredible.

Where to Drink Coffee in Philadelphia

Love Spruce Street Espresso, and if you're in the Rittenhouse Square area you have to check out La Colombe, I get my espresso fix there way too often.

Places to eat and drink in Philadelphia

I like Dim Sum Garden a lot! Definitely a place to check out for a dim sum craving.


Barbuzzo is also easily my favorite new restaurant in Philadelphia and is an absolute must. Also has a great late night menu!

"Big" salad ideas, please!

love a chopped salad with chicken, little pasta (ditalini is my favorite), gorgonzola, tomato, and whatever lettuce I have with a vinaigrette!

Breakfast in Chicago?

Ann Sather's has great cinnamon rolls, and everything at Kitsch'n is awesome!

What food makes you happy?

cheese. lots and lots of cheese.

The Food Lab: How To Preserve Fresh Spring and Summer Produce

I go a bit nuts every spring and summer when fresh produce is at its best. I end up buying things willy nilly, without much thought as to how I'm going to prepare, much less eat, all of it myself. After several valiant dinner parties and late night asparagus binges, I still find myself with far too much produce to even consider finishing everything before it starts to lose quality. More

17 Great Value Wines From Languedoc

Back in 2009, Eric Asimov wrote about the overall improvement of Languedoc wines over the last 25 years or so, stating that "In a tasting... of 20 bottles of red from the Languedoc, the wine panel found them still to be all over the place stylistically. But the level of high quality in the winemaking was unexpectedly consistent." After tasting well over 100 wines in the course of a week on a recent tour through the region by the Le Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (check out this post for some snapshots and highlights), I can wholeheartedly agree with him, though I did manage to pick out some personal favorites. More