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One-Pot Sausages and Lentils with Sweet Roasted Shallots

@ BKMatt - if you're concerned enough to object to the canned lentils, surely you don't need any instruction to cook some up yourself and add them at the appropriate time.

French in a Flash: One-Pot Sausages and Lentils with Sweet Roasted Shallots

I also had no idea canned lentils were an option. I always have cans of beans in the pantry, but have never seen those. Will have to look!

One-Pot Sausages and Lentils with Sweet Roasted Shallots

Thanks, Kerry - this made a great dinner last night. I aw this and realized I had close enough approximations of the ingredients at home, and ditched my (sad) plan to use up some frozen stir fry veggie mix. Subbed good sweet italian sausage, onion, added some carrots, and cooked up some lentils (didn't have canned). In any case, the method was great - lots of caramelized goodness - and the results were delicious.

Roasting over a burner

I've tried roasting directly over a burner, but I think it's tricky. It hasn't been messy in my experience (limited to peppers). But a little hard to control. When you are working over an open flame, it is hot and your hand (even with tongs) needs to be pretty near the flame. Also, depending on the size of the grates over your burners, you might lose some veg directly into the flame (ahem, not that I've had that particular experience). And, if you're roasting a bunch of peppers, or whatever, it becomes a lot of work to monitor and turn them, and they won't all fit on one burner.

I'm a big fan of roasting peppers under the broiler. I think it's easier, everything goes on one sheet pan, come out together for a flip when needed, hands away from flame. Same roasty taste for me.

Is "Food" the next "Bubble"?

I agree there seems to be a peaking interest in food, but I can't agree that it started 10 years ago.

When I read this post, my first thought was "Restaurants are to people in the Nineties what theatre was to people in the Sixtes." (from When Harry Met Sally, 1989).

Not exactly on topic, I know. Still...

Cook the Book: 'Around My French Table'

Driving tour of small towns/villages in the south of france last summer...YUM. Unbelievably fresh fish and shellfish on the coast, amazing markets (and our own fabuloust kitchen) in Provence. And we capped it off with a few days in Paris. Delicious overload.

Cook the Book: 'Fresh from the Market'

apple pie, roasted veggies, roast chicken, and anything in my dutch oven

what to do with amok?

Interesting. I know very little about Cambodian food, but amok is the name of a very common Cambodian dish, often made with fish. I ate some delicious amok when I was in Cambodia. I wonder if the "amok" you have is the spice seasons this dish. I'm interested to hear the answer!

Why did my peppers turn red?

Thanks everyone! What about spicy peppers? Do they get hotter (or less hot) when they turn red?

Playa haters--do you secretly hate a foodie favourite?

I also do not get the shackburger. Good? Yes. Would ever wait on line for another one? No.

On a much smaller scale of foodie fandom, I waited FOREVER and starving in the chilly rain for a table at fawned over bklyn pizza place Lucali. We eventually sat to eat after 10 (arrived closer to 6). I felt like I needed to order one of everything on the meny to compensate. Ultimately, could take it or leave it.

In both instances, might have been the hype and the wait that ruined it for me.

Oh wait -- one more. I have been to WD-50 a few times and was left totally cold. I think it's interesting, but not particularly tasty. Don't mean to be a hater. Wylie seems like a cool dude. But the food wasn't really for me.

Cook the Book: 'Canal House Cooking Volume 4: Farm Markets & Gardens'

I try to make it regularly to the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket near Prospect Park (Brooklyn) on the weekends, and sometimes try to get to the summer market at Rock Center during the week for fruit. Also - I've been working on a fairly unsucessful garden this summer, although my poblano and thai bird peppers are doing pretty darn well.

Cap'n Crunch Confession

Kashi Honey Sunshine sort of looks like Capn Crunch. But I can't recommend it. I have a box in my pantry right now and can't bring myself to finish it. Not a fan.

Hey SE'ers-What do you do for a living?

lawyer...hoping to make it home at night in time to cook something tasty for dinner

Does your grocery store play boomer rock n roll?

I love this thread. And I love supermarket music. I think it runs in my family. My aunts still shudder telling stories about how my grandma used to sing in the supermarket aisles. My supermarket has a lot of "boomer rock" as well as a healthy bit of 80s music. I'm just about 30 and pregnant, and I think my Mom genes are kicking in, because I've noticed that I've started singing and bopping in the supermarket, and the dugstore, and... well, guess there's no turning back now.

Choose My Restaurant, Manhattan

Maybe ABC Kitchen? A bit tough to get a table, but it has a nice trendy, buzzy feel, the food is quite tasty, and the prices pretty reasonable.

Alternately, I echo mandycw's suggestion of eleven madison park or jean georges for lunch. Unbelievable food at extremely reasonable mid-day prices.

Recap: Top Chef DC, Episode 8

More importantly -- why did Gail ok that dress, and who in wardrobe hates her? Not flattering!

Eat for Eight Bucks: Green Pockets

Looks delicious! At what point do you recommend freezing? In the middle of step 5 when they are all assembled but not yet baked?

I think I might be inclined to add some not-so-belly-melting cheese in here too!

Serious Eats in Nantucket, MA?

Thanks! Great recs -- I can't wait!

New Yorker going to Gramercy Tavern for the 1ST TIME. Worth it?

Yes. And make sure you or someone you are dining with eats the meatball.

Would You Impose Your Dietary Restrictions at Your Wedding?

I think the wedding is about the people getting married, and they should do whatever makes them happiest and most comfortable. That said, I think it is important at a good party to feed your guests tasty food (within your budget) to keep them happy. If that tasty food is vegan and GF, so be it.

I have had lots of crappy wedding food in my day, and the cause was not dietary restrictions placed on the kitchen!

Serious Eats in Wellfleet, MA?

I LOVE Wellfleet. But haven't really had any rave-worthy restaurant experiences. I second the recommendation to shop at Hatch's fish market and the produce market next door. They add up your bill on a brown paper bag -- and quickly with a smile. Great products and very old school.

I also suggest that you swing by the Beachcomber at Cahoon Hollow Beach post-beach in the afternoon and grab a beer at the outdoor bar overlooking the ocean along with a plate of fresh-shucked Wellfleet oysters or fried whole belly clams. Not necessarily "serious eats" but for my money the epitome of summer perfection - sand and salt in your hair, cold beer, and fresh seafood. And good people watching.

The Box Lunch is a good place to pick up a tasty fresh sandwich to eat on the beach.

You're from Boston, so you probably already know not to miss P-town. Mostly for the vibe. Again, though, I've never had a fantastic restaurant meal there. But have never gone wrong with low key super fresh seafood anywhere on the cape.

You've inspired me - I'm starting a separate thread about Nantucket. I'm going for a few days for the first time this summer and need some SE recs!

Poll: How Long Would You Wait In Line?

@simon -- this made me laugh. i'm imagining a get out the vote campaign targeting people in long lines (for amusement park rides, concert tickets, whatever). i think you're on to something!


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