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by Betty C
December 4th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?

Go to chinatown and buy the real deal. They'll last longer than any of us.
by Betty C
December 4th, 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 31
Views: 1677

Re: 2018 White Truffles

Damn that's a good deal!
by Betty C
December 3rd, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 31
Views: 1677

Re: 2018 White Truffles

Costco has them at $379.99 for 2 oz. Price includes overnight shipping.

https://www.costco.com/Fresh-Italian-Wi ... 48178.html
by Betty C
November 20th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food Gift Ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Food Gift Ideas

cjsavino wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 4:32 am
Cats? Do you prefer a tabby or a calico?
Fat tabbies are the best.
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 20th, 2018, 7:26 am
LOL @ "cats"
[cheers.gif] Was curious to see how many people would read the whole list.
by Betty C
November 19th, 2018, 9:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food Gift Ideas
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Food Gift Ideas

early harvest olive oil artisanal small-batch preserves Spanish anchovies caviar fine cheeses fresh truffles Italian salt-packed capers cats good quality sherry or red wine vinegars artisanal bacon fancy pasta from Italy or Baia for domestic fancy mustard imported candy like Italian torrone assorte...
by Betty C
November 14th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1532

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

Dammit, now I want crab. Every year, my friend and I buy about 2 crabs/person, and we eat nothing but the crab until we can’t eat anymore. It’s glorious, especially with champagne.
by Betty C
November 11th, 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Step aside, jamón serrano!
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Step aside, jamón serrano!

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
November 11th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Gorgeous looking leg Betty......and that jamonera looks amazing as well!
Thanks! I couldn’t find the free stand I had so I upgraded. What a world of difference!
by Betty C
November 11th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Step aside, jamón serrano!
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Step aside, jamón serrano!

Presenting Jamaconda, a strapping jamón ibérico de bellota made by Montaraz using only salt, 100% ibérico pork, and about three years’ time. He weighs 14.18 lbs.

He’ll be enjoyed at parties throughout the month of December.
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by Betty C
November 10th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 31
Views: 1677

Re: 2018 White Truffles

Don’t have any trips to Alba planned, but luckily Market Hall in Oakland had one left today. They also have black truffles and they’ll throw in truffle eggs too.
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by Betty C
October 25th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1739

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

I looked up recipes for avocado toast once, and found it was primarily some combination of avocados with tomatoes, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I said to myself that sounded lame, asked my husband to make his famous guac loaded with tomatoes and onions, and put that on toasted bread instead. The m...
by Betty C
October 24th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best North American sparklers?
Replies: 100
Views: 2946

Re: Best North American sparklers?

Domaine Carneros Le Reve is a crowd-pleaser.
by Betty C
October 23rd, 2018, 3:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Offline Zazie
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: San Francisco Offline Zazie

Sorry, was out of town on the 16th. Would love to join a future offline.
by Betty C
October 15th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1749
Views: 140139

Re: Steak Porn

First up, five week-aged striploin seared on one side and served with a peppercorn sauce at Momofuku Ko. This was heaven on a plate, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. F61D2FBD-C837-4362-8489-851EAFC8134E.jpeg Next, wagyu carpaccio with uni, some kind of citrusy soy sauce, and shiso, eaten like a hand rol...
by Betty C
October 13th, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100207

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had no idea it’s been around that long! The food is solid.
by Betty C
October 12th, 2018, 1:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 1793
Views: 100207

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had an excellent dinner at Emilio’s Ballato last night. The fried zucchini starter was surprisingly delicate and crispy. The octopus special was the best I’ve had in the US. My friends were delighted with their pasta dishes and we had great wines to wash it all down. Blue Ribbon Sushi continues to b...
by Betty C
October 3rd, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stir Fry sauce recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Stir Fry sauce recommendations

Try this for inspiration:
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by Betty C
September 30th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco Offline Zazie
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: San Francisco Offline 10/16 or 10/23 Zazie 7:15

I’m in for 10/23.
by Betty C
August 24th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Facebook Groups and food
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Facebook Groups and food

c fu wrote:
August 24th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Betty C wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 5:59 pm
Do you know of any in the Bay Area?
Dunno. I think the diversity of the chinese community isn’t as strong as in Los Angeles. So don’t know if there are the same pockets of Home made cuisine
Figured it was worth asking. Thanks anyway!
by Betty C
August 23rd, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Facebook Groups and food
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Facebook Groups and food

Do you know of any in the Bay Area?
by Betty C
June 25th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Truffle hunting - worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Truffle hunting - worth it?

My husband and I did it back in 2009. I don’t remember the name of the guide but my husband thought the whole thing was staged. The man who took us out seemed to know exactly where to look and he seemed genuinely surprised when the dog found one he didn’t push him to find. The hike wasn’t difficult ...
by Betty C
June 25th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is expensive copper cookware worth it
Replies: 48
Views: 2425

Is expensive copper cookware worth it

*Bump*

How's that pan treating you, Alan?
by Betty C
June 22nd, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 63
Views: 1990

Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

You do need to have a high flash point for his politics. He's pretty close minded. He is everything he rails about as being divisive, etc. Bill is an unapologetic anti-Trump liberal and talks about it. He does represent and old line Wisconsin political class that way. If you don't want to read such...
by Betty C
June 8th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery Father's Day Specials through 6/15
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Flannery Father's Day Specials through 6/15

https://mailchi.mp/flannerybeef/finally-an-epic-sale-on-our-classic-new-york-steaks-1474509 *25% off CA Reserve Ribeyes: http://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/prime-beef/dry-aged-ca-reserve/dry-aged-ribeye-ca.html *15% off CA Reserve Skirt Steaks, flat or rolled: http://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/pr...
by Betty C
May 15th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 156
Views: 11168

Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

fred o. wrote:Btw, the food at Liholiho Yacht Club looked really interesting, as well.
I'm impressed by how many places you tried! Definitely check out Liholiho the next time you're in town. The food is excellent and I'd choose it over The Progress.
by Betty C
May 10th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 63
Views: 1990

Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

P. Willenberg wrote:
Betty C wrote:So many recs for Penzy. I’m gonna pick up on this, ooh.
You do need to have a high flash point for his politics. He's pretty close minded.
[snort.gif]
by Betty C
May 10th, 2018, 12:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 63
Views: 1990

Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

So many recs for Penzy. I’m gonna pick up on this, ooh.
by Betty C
May 3rd, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this? More than wine, Scribe bottles the NorCal lifestyle (Now with Family Guy!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1675

Thoughts on this? More than wine, Scribe bottles the NorCal lifestyle

Michael S. Monie wrote:Superficiality is not race specific: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vi ... ilit=Shoes
Still upset about my incel comment to you, eh? Glad to see it.
by Betty C
May 3rd, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this? More than wine, Scribe bottles the NorCal lifestyle (Now with Family Guy!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1675

Thoughts on this? More than wine, Scribe bottles the NorCal lifestyle

Marcus Dean wrote:
ericleehall wrote:
Siun o'Connell wrote:Oh to be young, rich and white.

So little said about wine, so much about decor.
^^^^ This....
all of this
Yep.
by Betty C
April 30th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 156
Views: 11168

Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Another vote for Louie’s Gen-Gen room. Also try a Trick Dog and Smuggler’s Cove.
by Betty C
April 30th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2
Replies: 50
Views: 1392

San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2

Very sorry for the late update, but I will have to sit this one out. I've got a bag head cold, can't taste much, and would hate to get everyone else sick.

Have a great time, and I will catch the next offline!
by Betty C
April 18th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The piece of cookware that changed your life
Replies: 57
Views: 1940

The piece of cookware that changed your life

Nobody uses a cast iron wok? Betty did they have to install a commercial hood of some kind? I wonder if there Are there problems with code...you have my wheels spinning. They have a custom stainless steel hood that covers the wok as well as the adjacent gas cooktop. I don't know if it's commercial ...
by Betty C
April 15th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The piece of cookware that changed your life
Replies: 57
Views: 1940

The piece of cookware that changed your life

Asked my dad about the wok. He thinks it’s 45,000 BTU, but his memory’s a bit fuzzy.
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by Betty C
April 13th, 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa & San Francisco Wine Shop Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Napa & San Francisco Wine Shop Recommendations

Another yes to Wine Club in SF. If you consider Bay Area overall, add: -Artisan Wine Depot, Mountain View & Los Gatos. Very low pricing and respectable assortment. -Farmstead, Oakland. Tiny, but surprising inventory. I’ve seen Lillian and Scarecrow there at reasonable prices. Might as well get chees...
by Betty C
April 12th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Whole Lamb Butchery
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Whole Lamb Butchery

Too cool. Will pass along details on the store; relatives/friends have been in mourning since the close of Prime Smoked, so great to have a new place to send them. Awesome! They have a very tiny case so it looks like there's not much, but just tell your buddies to call ahead if they want anything s...
by Betty C
April 11th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Whole Lamb Butchery
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Whole Lamb Butchery

I'm 5 minutes away also and am happy to have Fifth Quarter in the neighborhood. I took a similar pig butchery class at 4505 in SF a few years ago. I think there's at least 4 Berserkers in Oakland, likely more. Really should get an offline going here. [cheers.gif] 20-25 Days 4-7kg. Plane is taking o...
by Betty C
April 10th, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Whole Lamb Butchery
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Whole Lamb Butchery

Absolutely beautiful job!!! Thanks! There are three sandwiches locally that I partake of on a somewhat regular basis: 1) Wood Tavern's pastrami sandwich 2) Bakesale Betty's fried chicken sandwich 3) Roli Roti's porchetta sandwich at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market I should get around to trying 5QC's...
by Betty C
April 10th, 2018, 12:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Whole Lamb Butchery
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Whole Lamb Butchery

I'm not typically a sando guy, but there is a sandwich shop a block and a half away that has a computerized system that you can input your favorite sandwich order(s) into. Next time you come back, they'll have it on file and make it. I've been there once, and don't remember what I ordered. 5QC no d...
by Betty C
April 9th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Whole Lamb Butchery
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Whole Lamb Butchery

Veddy nice! I live about 5 mins away from 5QC. There was considerable excitement when it opened, and it certainly was a welcome addition to the Village. Apparently Montclair was sorely missing a good sandwich shop, because Scott says he's sold about 5,000 to date. You got a lotta sausage as a whole...
by Betty C
April 9th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Whole Lamb Butchery
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Whole Lamb Butchery

Last fall, I donated to the Kickstarter campaign for Fifth Quarter Charcuterie, an excellent sandwich/butcher shop in the Montclair district of Oakland that offers local pasture-raised meat. In exchange, my friends and I got a class on how to break down a whole lamb and we kept all of the meat. We g...
by Betty C
April 7th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2
Replies: 50
Views: 1392

San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2

I will bring a 2015 Domaine Comte Abbatucci Cuvée Collection Rouge “Ministre Impérial : Jacques-Pierre-Charles Abbatucci.” I have never had this, but the salesperson at Kermit Lynch suggested it when I asked for something off the beaten path. It’s a blend of grapes I’ve never heard of: 22% Sciacare...
by Betty C
April 7th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2
Replies: 50
Views: 1392

San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2

I will bring a 2015 Domaine Comte Abbatucci Cuvée Collection Rouge “Ministre Impérial : Jacques-Pierre-Charles Abbatucci.” I have never had this, but the salesperson at Kermit Lynch suggested it when I asked for something off the beaten path. It’s a blend of grapes I’ve never heard of: 22% Sciacarel...
by Betty C
April 6th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2
Replies: 50
Views: 1392

San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2

Considering the venue, anything French?
by Betty C
April 4th, 2018, 7:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2
Replies: 50
Views: 1392

San Francisco City Offline Wednesday May 2

Count me in!
by Betty C
March 29th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?
Replies: 56
Views: 1374

Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?

This ^ is the only suggestion so far that features truffle, rather than 2,4-Dithiapentane. Yeah, I was biting my tongue at the recommendations for truffle oil. There is such a thing as truffle oil that’s infused with real truffles. We buy this locally: https://www.barianioliveoil.com/product/white-...
by Betty C
March 25th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?
Replies: 56
Views: 1374

Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?

Anyone have a simple recipe for truffled popcorn? Make popcorn. Drizzle truffle oil and add truffle salt to taste. If you really want flavor to punch you in the face, use a microplane to add fresh Parmesan as well. Try this place for black truffle salt & white truffle oil that don’t taste artificia...
by Betty C
March 21st, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Manapua
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Manapua

That sure looks tasty!
by Betty C
March 20th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?
Replies: 56
Views: 1374

Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?

John Davis wrote:So with all of the great suggestions, there is no single ideal pairing. Though, there seem to be many great options. And opinions.

JD
This would make an awesome meet-up theme. champagne.gif
by Betty C
March 18th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The piece of cookware that changed your life
Replies: 57
Views: 1940

The piece of cookware that changed your life

Chris Freemott wrote:Betty,
How many BTU's does the wok harness? Any idea?
None whatsoever. I’ll take a pic the next time I’m there.
by Betty C
March 18th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1162
Views: 52160

What did you cook tonight?

Elliot Steele wrote:
Betty C wrote:I would like to be adopted by Elliot and Kenny, please.
Lol. That makes two of us who want to be adopted by Kenny. I think he'll do it if your parent's wok gets thrown in the package.
It’d be a win all around!
by Betty C
March 18th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1162
Views: 52160

What did you cook tonight?

I would like to be adopted by Elliot and Kenny, please.

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