I let you slide for Christmas since I suspect many were spending it with family. But this is the second weekend in the row without slideshows showing Ed, Robyn, Kenji et al. Plus no Hambone goodness! What gives?
Normally I wouldn't link an article about beef hearts from NPR on Serious eats when we have the great Nasty Bits column. But there are two things about the from The Salt blog: 1) I think the subject of the book they mentioned is interesting and 2) at the bottom there is a recipe for Poached Beef Heart Baby Food. So, is Baby Slice ready to give her first review?
Recently I went to a wedding weekend and my parents were invited too. I knew I would be picking them up at the airport so I asked where they want to eat when they land. I already looking up recommended local places on the way from the airport to the hotel. But they only wanted chain resturants. "*Sigh*, it will be only for the weekend", I thought. They selected Sweet Tomatoes, and to my surprise I enjoyed my meal there. I picked the Chicken wonton salad and piled on the veggies, so the bread and pasta wasn't so tempting. My father surprise me by not doing his 2 to 1 dressing/salad ratio he usually does.
So I'm asking if any of you had the same experience of going with the crowd to keep the peace (or not to get the 'why are you being difficult/snobby' talk) and find yourself enjoying the meal? Did you have to backtrack earlier comments?
There is a war starting over which Pizzeria is the oldest in the US, Lombardi's in NYC or Papa's in Trenton. Our Ed Levine has some sound bites to add to the topic.
As a Jersey girl who likes my pies New York Style, I have nothing to say on the matter.
Saw this on EW.COM: Emeril joins Top Chef as new judge: Bam?
So what do you think of this new development? I suddenly get the 'Next Food Network Star" feeling about this. I do like the Texas tour idea, though.
I'll be going to a wedding for a couple that is joining two households. Instead of a registry, they are having a wishing well for money or gift cards. I thought of giving to a charity in thier name, but I want them to start thier life together well, so how about some great food? The bride is from St. Lucia and has been living in Atlanta for years, but will be moving with her groom to Canada (I want to say Alberta, but maybe Winnepeg?) SO is there great places in Canada that the citizens would love a gift card for? How about a monthly subscription site? Any ideas would be great (except liquor; they are very religous).
The morning show this morning had this piece about an exhibit about Coctail parties and culture. It is at the Rhode Island's School of Art. (yes when I head that I wondered if SE's Leah Douglas would cover it!). It is not only about the fashion (though I liked the clothes), but also the history, prohibition, barware, gender mixing and 'The Thin Man'. Enjoy.
Found out in my local alternate paper that it is soft shell crab season in SC. The seafood seller at the farmer's market hopefully will have some this saturday. My question is how to cook them? I keep seeing entries here and other sites that, other than crab cakes (no), is to boil or steam them. But I don't see any of the specifics. How much water? How long? Can I add herbs to the water? And how do you serve them? Just lemon juice? Thanks for the help.
No, really. They have agents and trying to start an extreme cooking show.
Would you be interested in seeing this on TV?
I of course drank beer during college (...and ah-hem, pre-college). The beer was what you would expect, cheap /on sale /in a keg. As I moved beyond just trying to be buzzed, I realized I didn't like the taste of any of the beers. I went on to wine, cocktails, hard cider, finding better and better options as time went on. But during my recent visit to my brother's I saw him enjoying a craft IPA and thought maybe I should try beers again. But my question is where should I start? The IPA was too hoppy for me, but I don't know what to try next. Suggestions?
Did anyone watch 'No Reservations' last night? It seems that in 2000 that a documentary maker followed Tony that first year when Kitchen Confidential came out. It was interesting to see how much he has changed and NOT changed in the past decade. Also the people you read about (Grill B*tch! She's real!). The best was Tony's lunch with Eric Ripert and his organismic glow afterwards. What did my fellow SE'ers think?
I don't know if you guys saw last night's new Good Eats episode, but Alton showed how to make grilled pizza with different toppings plus a crispy flatbread. Wanted your thoughts on his technique.
The Popwathch blog has been running these lunch time polls to breakup the viewers day. This one is comparing Friendly's new cheesburger that uses grilled cheese sandwhiches as bread versus the pixie-stix one Ally Sheedy made in the Breakfast Club. Would you try either? Poll.
I hope SE can grab a few minutes with Tony! I have been thinking if I should buy his latest book.
If SE could interview Bourdain, what do you want them to ask?
I heard this morning, but had been so busy that I couldn't post this till now.
This was like hearing my fellow SEaters on the radio!
NPR did a taste test of several Kit Kats:
I really want to try the Green Tea and Cafe au Lait. Funniest comment: for Banana - "That's some good use of yellow No. 5"
This brings the innner kid in me out! Which one do you want to eat?
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