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Serious Milwaukee Eats

How much money do you want to spend and are you looking to "dress up" or have a simple, good, meal? Sanford is recognized nationally as a great restaurant however the owner/chef also owns a place called Coquette Café that is also great.


ah yes... that makes me a 'missed postie'


The best way to make coffee at home is with a Toddy and my favorite way to drink it is iced.

Office/School Birthday Treats

@brooke29 - that was where I was coming from (I neve want to make a big deal out of the day - I'd prefer it pass with no one noticing).

@chiff - you are right, I often bring in "extras" my wife has baked and enjoy that others have a morning or afternoon treat. I'm not that much of a scrooge.

What are you known for?

Deviled Eggs - I was always asked to bring them to family events (they thought I couldn't handle anything more difficult) and now it is more or less a joke.

A better question is - what is the recipie for your butterscotch brownies?

Taste shapes: Kiki and Bouba in the kitchen

I don't want to offend, but I have no clue what you are talking about…

Pink/Curing Salt in New York

The Dean & Deluca in SoHo has it...

For the record.......

@JudyV - Wow... take it easy. My comment was sarcasm, NorthernBBQer got it (nice reply btw BBQ). You were right when you said, “…are now not only 'attacking' SL, but each other! Makes you wonder. If you say the wrong thing and inadvertently offend someone, will you be next?”

Maybe if I plan to “joke” or include “sarcasm” I’ll need to title my posts as such.

Stay happy!

For the record.......

@NorthernBBQer because you pointed out my early morning spelling error, I am now going to quit.

For the record.......

don't let the perverbial door hit you in the ass

Food Network Celeb = Restaurant Chain Spokesman?

I’ve never understood the whole “sellout” mentality – whether it was a Chef, Author, or Band. They are all in the business of what they do to make as much money as possible (just like you) and considering them less of a person/professional because they have become successful enough to better themselves (be it financial or otherwise) is a little hypocritical.

No one ever looked at you cross-eyed because of the career choices you made (or didn’t make) and it doesn’t make you any less of a professional. Kudos to Pepin, Child, Tyler, Guy, Rocco, Ming, Emeril, Alton and any chef that can branch out into other parts of the game – be it fast food, mass media sit-down dining, or their own line of cookware or seasonings.

While Bourdain can poo-poo Ray and Cora all he wants – I don’t think that either he or Ruhlman would turn down the opportunity to have their own brand of cookware (or in Bourdain’s case – a signature Zippo lighter).

Favorite Chocolate Bar

Local company Omanhene (Milwaukee, WI) deals in chocolate from Ghana. The company story is interesting and the chocolate is very good.

Worth a look if you are truly into chocolate.

Never put ____ on my pizza!

Mushrooms, tomato slices, and green peppers (which is funny because I like the green peppers with almost everything else).

Ketchup On Burgers...

If you get a burger at McDonalds in TX - does it come with ketchup?

Food Podcasts: Do You Listen? What's Your Favorite?

I used to never miss Good Food, on KCRW – hosted by Evan Kleiman (there are both audio and video podcasts). Essentially it is an hour long food talk show with guests and interviews. Really good stuff (although I have fallen behind in my downloaded episodes and need to catch up).

What do you do with a box of graham crackers?

As a kid I used to break them up in a bowl and pour milk over them - like a bowl of cereal. I still crave it now every once in a blue moon.

What is your favorite local microbrewery?

@frederika - there are times I wish I was. I'm in Milwaukee, WI (one time beer capital of the USA). If I was in PA, I'd have all the Yuengling I'd want...

What is your favorite local microbrewery?

Locally I've always thought Sprecher made a good product (they make a good West-African style gluten free beer) and while I know it is no "microbeer" Yuengling is crazy good - but unavailable to 75% (or more) of the USA... what a shame.

When Anxiety Is at the Table

I am not obsessive-compulsive, but am good friends with a girl that is. She thinks anyone that is bald or balding as well as any people that have cuts or scars (or anything like it) has cancer and that cancer can be transmitted by touch or via the air we breathe (like a cold).

This is only an issue when, you go to a deli and the guy serving the food is bald (she won’t take it from him and has to leave the deli). When you go to the market and the person helping you has a bandage on their hand and that person bags the veggies you just bought (she informs the person she has changed her mind and leaves abruptly). Or when your waiter or waitress has another table with a bald individual at it – leave the restaurant. Things have changed recently and life, for now, is better for her but at times it was a constant challenge.

Needless to say her diet was very limited but hanging out with her always made for good stories…


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