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Let's talk mashed potatoes!

If you are serving beef, add 2 cut up turnips or rutabegas in with the potatoes while boiling. Mash or use a ricer. Add warm milk, butter, salt & pepper. Goes great with steak or roasts!

your priciest meal?

French Laundry in Yountville, CA. Thomas Keller is a genius! Total was about $1000 for the two of us. I would go again in a heart beat!

Whatever you want, what would you eat right now?

A recipe that my Great Grandma took to her grave called "Grumpa (sp?) noodla (noodles). The were think hand made potato noodles boiled and then sauteed with onions until slightly crispy and served with sourcream or buttermilk to dip them in. I haven't had them in 40 years but I still remember how great they tasted. I have searched and searched for a recipe but can't find it.

Whatever you want, what would you eat right now?

A recipe that my Great Grandma took to her grave called "Grumpa (sp?) noodla (noodles). The were think hand made potato noodles boiled and then sauteed with onions until slightly crispy and served with sourcream or buttermilk to dip them in. I haven't had them in 40 years but I still remember how great they tasted. I have searched and searched for a recipe but can't find it.

Enter Fleisher's Best Meat T-Shirt Idea Contest

We've got big butts!

The Rachael Ray Hot Dog Bracket: Our Search for the Best Hot Dog in the U.S.

Glad to see Casper's on the list but sad to see Pinks in LA. We made a special trip last time we were down in SoCal to get to Pinks. 70 minute drive (because of traffic not distance) and then a 45 minute wait in line. There were 3 of us and we all ordered something different and shared. None of the hot dogs were good or special.

Cookbooks you love ...but don't use?

Definately my French Laundry cookbook. Most recipes would take 2 days. My plan is to one day actually cook from it when I have time. I ate at the restaurant once and will again some day but it's so expensive and hard to get into so I'll need my cook book to recreate some of the best food I have ever had...ever!

Oakland: Zachary's Makes Good Stuffed Pizza But with a Lackluster Crust

I've tried Zachary's three times now....not my favorite. Won't go back again.

Romantic Dinner to make ahead and serve in a hotel

Lots of great ideas! Here is what we settled on: champagne, cheese and really good bread, shrimp and crab. Picking that up on the way down to Carmel so it will be fresh. Chocolate covered strawberries for dessert!
thanks for all the ideas!

Cook the Book: 'Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies'

2 of my Mom's cookies, one with no name is layered, flaky dough with a hole in the center filled with jam and sugar glazed, the other we call potato chip cookies because they have a ton of chips in them. sugary and salty...yum!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Two Peter Luger Steaks

Has to be ribeye, bone-in.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

@maztec...if you live close to Chicago go to Xoco, Rick Bayless' restaurant. They have the Spanish hot chocolate like in Catalan and it is to die for.

Win a Food-Themed T-Shirt and $50 Gift Certificate from Threadless

It's hard to narrow it down to one food. I saw a few comments that gave me pause, bacon, pork belly, pierogies but I would have to say I would bring a whole roasted pig so then I could have all the yummy pork goodies.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A ________?!

My husband is from St. Louis and swears that provel cheese is the only cheese worthy on a pizza. As a surprise, I had provel shipped from St. Louis...cost was more than $70 but well worth it to see the look on my hubands face as he bit into his Imo's style pizza. Thin, thin, thin crust with provel....

Food-Related Halloween Costumes?

How about salt and pepper? One person wears all white with an "S" and the other all black with a "P".

Wanted: Food Truck Mentor

@ Madelyn-Love that show! I do think Nom Nom is going to win!
@dbcurrie- good idea on interning. I work in corporate america and mentor is a term we use to mean "ask questions, bounce ideas off of, point me in the right direction etc" but I see where my post might come across that way to some people. I'll go the intern route.

Liverwurst: Love it or hate it?

Love it. My 3 sons love it. My husband loves it. Sometimes we mix it with cream cheese and serve with toasted party rye bread. Always a big hit with our family!

Totino's Pizza Rolls: How Can You Not Love Them?

These are a pajama party night favorite from my childhood and passed on the tradition to my three boys. It's not every day food but treat food so don't read the ingredients or think too much about them. Bake in the ove, bite off tiny corners, blow into one corner and enjoy. We make a dip from mustard, honey and hot sauce. Sounds like a mis-match for pizza rolls but try it!

Basic Sherbet Recipe

I've made the Alton Brown orange sherbet recipe that @merstar posted above. It is really good and easy. The family loves it. Try to get sweet oranges.

Taste of Chicago - Tips and advice for a first timer!

@MadelynRodriquez: I will eat lots in your name and mine!

@Daniel Zeimans: Thanks for the tip! Since I am in California I just put in an emergency call to my step-daughter who lives in Chicago. She and her husband are scooping up the discount tickets right now.

You CANNOT be a foodie if...

Cook the Book: The Good Stuff Cookbook

In and Out. Not much else in San Ramon, CA.

Critic-Turned-Cook Sick and Tired of Being Sick

Mashed potatoes and gravy. Real not the fake box kind. I don't know why this is what I crave...

What's the story behind your SE screen name?

bubble and squeak ask me again I'll tell you the same. That's what my Mom would say when we were having leftovers for dinner. I have a blog called bubbleandsqueak.blogspot.com where I put out recipes where you get 2 meals from one dish.

Cook the Book: 'The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual'

Latest favorite is Spaghetti alla Carbonara! Pork and eggs with pasta...what could be better?

Wanted: Food Truck Mentor

I am seriously considering opening a food truck business. I am looking for someone who owns a food truck business in the San Francisco/Bay Area to become a mentor. I have been doing a lot of research but want to talk to someone who actually does this for a living. Need practical advice on how to get started etc. Is there a food truck forum out in internet land?

Boss coming to dinner - Family Style OK?

I/m having the boss over for dinner and wondering if I should plate the food or serve family style? Does it matter? What are the rules when you have a more formal guest list? I'm serving Caesar Salad, table side, short ribs, potato and parsnip puree and roasted asparagus and cauliflower.

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