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by Betty C
July 8th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

No particular favorite. One of the things I miss about traveling abroad is checking out the local potato chip flavors. I find Asian countries to have the most interesting selection.
by Betty C
June 19th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

Does yours come out with the grains easily separated or more a sticky/glutinous type? I got a fancy cooker (Cuckoo brand) and for the life of me cannot get a nice non-sticky rice out of it. I've tried all the different settings, numerous brands of rice, different types of rice and preps and all com...
by Betty C
June 16th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 59
Views: 2070

Re: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

Does yours come out with the grains easily separated or more a sticky/glutinous type? I got a fancy cooker (Cuckoo brand) and for the life of me cannot get a nice non-sticky rice out of it. I've tried all the different settings, numerous brands of rice, different types of rice and preps and all com...
by Betty C
June 16th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190499

Re: Steak Porn

ERPark wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Betty C wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 12:12 am
P Turk wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 5:56 pm


Thanks! No, a 16 oz boneless ribeye. It was one of the thicker ones, though, and maybe the camera angle , too.
Yeah, must be the angle!
That’s what she.......oh wait, never mind.
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by Betty C
June 16th, 2020, 12:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190499

Re: Steak Porn

A fantastic Flannery ribeye on the Weber with an equally fantastic Di Co Napa cab .... long live summer in Chicagoland. Is that a Jorge? Your sear looks mighty fine. Thanks! No, a 16 oz boneless ribeye. It was one of the thicker ones, though, and maybe the camera angle , too. Yeah, must be the angle!
by Betty C
June 14th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2208
Views: 190499

Re: Steak Porn

P Turk wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 5:29 pm
A fantastic Flannery ribeye on the Weber with an equally fantastic Di Co Napa cab .... long live summer in Chicagoland.
Is that a Jorge? Your sear looks mighty fine.
by Betty C
June 10th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 1404

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 3:46 pm
I still love an occasional PB&J - it's my go-to road food, like today, on the way to the doctor's office (40 min away), I packed myself a lunch with a PB&J in it and was actually excited :)
Yes, but did you pack it right?
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by Betty C
June 9th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 1404

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

Many years ago, I attended school with students from overseas. When one of them, a Japanese man, told me that he had never had a PB&J, I promptly made him one.

He took one bite, his eyes growing big as saucers as he looked at me and said, "This is why Americans are fat!"
by Betty C
June 9th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

20% off ribeyes and tomahawks through 6/16: https://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/prime-beef/dry-aged-ca-reserve/dry-aged-ribeye-ca.html?mc_cid=90e933f98d&mc_eid=6b9357c777 https://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/prime-beef/dry-aged-ca-reserve/california-reserve-tomahawk-ribsteak.html?mc_cid=90e933f98d&...
by Betty C
June 1st, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 5473

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Lillian Syrah. Bless ‘em for using soft wax.
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by Betty C
May 15th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

The two things that thrive in my yard are aphids and spiders. I also mostly cook Chinese food, so the lack of fresh herbs has not been an issue.
by Betty C
May 14th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Agree, I only use kosher salt and black pepper. We have some truffle salt we bought in Chianti we sprinkle on after cooking steaks and it’s really good. Truffle salt on Flannery sounds like a hedonistic delight! [cheers.gif] I do butter, garlic, rosemary and thyme at the sear. Love the combo I am t...
by Betty C
May 14th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Planning to cook some Flannery ribeyes for the first time. Will be using the pan-sear/oven finish method as I don't have a grill. Should I just salt these ahead of time and cook or anyone use a marinade/rub? I have some fresh rosemary and garlic on hand. I like to dry brine in advance, morning of o...
by Betty C
May 7th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Handmade Pasta
Replies: 38
Views: 1583

Re: Handmade Pasta

Homemade pasta is easy to make, but hard to make well. I leave it to the pros at my local Italian restaurant.
by Betty C
May 7th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 2263

Re: Flour - Go big or go home

Linda Baehr wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Ooo, can you slap it against the counter? I've always wanted to do that slapping technique! It seems like it would be a good stress reliever!
Slapping things around, Linda? You're starting to sound like Peter. neener
by Betty C
May 7th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 1606

Re: Roasted Potatoes

I tried out the Serious Eats recipe on one Russet, but I omitted the baking soda. It turned out great! So crispy on the outside, and super fluffy inside. Would definitely make roasted potatoes this way going forward. You should try the baking soda. I've made them several times and it really makes t...
by Betty C
May 5th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4402

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

I started buying Stepladder Ranch pork chops at the farmers market because it saved me a trip to the regular supermarket/butcher shop. They’re some of the best pork I’ve ever had that wasn’t Iberico. The pigs are free-range and fed avocados and whey. The meat is beautifully marbled and flavorful as ...
by Betty C
May 5th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 1606

Re: Roasted Potatoes

I tried out the Serious Eats recipe on one Russet, but I omitted the baking soda. It turned out great! So crispy on the outside, and super fluffy inside. Would definitely make roasted potatoes this way going forward.
by Betty C
April 29th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

LaQuercia is ❤️❤️❤️ For sure! I’m a huge fan of the speck and Tamworth pancetta. They are local to us and raise heirloom pigs free range. Their acorn fed (oak makes up the great majority of hardwoods in Iowa) prosciutto is off the charts, right there with Parma and Bellota. I’m a believer in acorn-...
by Betty C
April 29th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

I’ve never heard of guanciale. Can this be found in grocery stores or do I need to source it from a specialty shop? You can order it online here if you can't find it locally: https://laquerciashop.com/collections/kitchen-magic LaQuercia is ❤️❤️❤️ For sure! I’m a huge fan of the speck and Tamworth p...
by Betty C
April 29th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 17
Views: 1091

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 4:46 am
I’ve never heard of guanciale. Can this be found in grocery stores or do I need to source it from a specialty shop?
You can order it online here if you can't find it locally: https://laquerciashop.com/collections/kitchen-magic
by Betty C
March 25th, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I had a 100-day Flannery ribeye for my birthday. I couldn’t stop eating long enough to take a picture and inhaled most of it in record time. I hope they have these again in the future! Whoa 100 day! Wasn’t too funky? It was funky but in the best way. Very complex flavors but I lack the ability to d...
by Betty C
March 23rd, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I had a 100-day Flannery ribeye for my birthday. I couldn’t stop eating long enough to take a picture and inhaled most of it in record time. I hope they have these again in the future!
by Betty C
March 22nd, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 4018

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

I had some rice left over, so I made a dashi broth and now I have congee. Will finish it with thousand-year-old egg and pork before serving. For the dashi broth, soak kombu overnight, heat until just before it comes to a boil, then remove the kombu. Let the liquid cool off before adding bonito flake...
by Betty C
February 27th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Benton's Aged Whole Hickory Smoked Ham
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Benton's Aged Whole Hickory Smoked Ham

Slice it thinly to eat straight. If you can’t eat it before it dries out and gets too salty, debone it and freeze the meat in small pieces to add to soups, braises, etc.
by Betty C
February 18th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5921

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

I don't collect wine as an investment, so I don't find that post particularly helpful.
by Betty C
February 11th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24714

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

All of my credit cards will send me an email alert for any purchase. It means I know almost from the moment if someone is trying to place a fraudulent charge. I don’t worry about missing it on my statement.

You can set text alerts too. It’s all from your online account settings.
by Betty C
February 10th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 24714

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I purchased nothing from BD and I have not had fraudulent charges.

(Did I win for least helpful post yet?)
by Betty C
January 28th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 13703
Views: 668930

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Went in for a case of Saxum reds, but left the white on the table.
by Betty C
January 28th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 263
Views: 13087

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

It's a tie between 2010 Domaine Carneros Le Rêve Late Disgorged and 2012 Mi Sueño Cabernet Sauvignon Herrera Rebecca, both at 90 points.
by Betty C
January 28th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com
Replies: 81
Views: 8647

Re: Scam alert -- Grapeswine.com

Geez, sounds like Premier Cru 2.0. I hope everyone gets their wine or money back.
by Betty C
January 24th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 226
Views: 20195

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco

todd waldmann wrote:
January 24th, 2020, 6:54 am

I thought the dim sum at Palette Tea House was quite good, but paled in comparison to Hong Kong Lounge II (RIP). [cry.gif]
It's not every day you can say your favorite dim sum place literally blew up.
by Betty C
January 21st, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Decade
Replies: 23
Views: 2758

Re: The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Decade

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 2:41 pm
Mission Chinese also a joke.

+1. It's crap.
by Betty C
January 10th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2337

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

I equate "undrinkable" with most wines at grad school functions. They're so bad that I have actually thrown them out in favor of soda and sparkling water.
by Betty C
January 7th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3194

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

There is a "bagel" shop in Freehold, NJ that sells Oreo cookie bagels. My cousin brought me one after I expressed my opinion of it. It was even worse than you're thinking. A horror that echoes throughout time and space driving all who contemplate it to madness. A vile abomination spawned in the pit...
by Betty C
January 6th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3194

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

[rofl.gif] Blueberry bagels are my favorite. An abomination. But not as bad as the bacon bagel that I once saw There is a "bagel" shop in Freehold, NJ that sells Oreo cookie bagels. My cousin brought me one after I expressed my opinion of it. It was even worse than you're thinking. A horror that ec...
by Betty C
January 3rd, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3194

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

[rofl.gif]

Blueberry bagels are my favorite.
by Betty C
January 3rd, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3194

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

I will never understand why ketchup on hot dogs is wrong. That’s how I’ve always eaten them.
by Betty C
December 26th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Improptu Dinner in East Bay (Bay Area)
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: Improptu Dinner in East Bay (Bay Area)

Welcome to the East Bay! Sorry I didn’t see your message until now, but I hope we can get a meetup going after the new year.
by Betty C
December 26th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 1976

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

The Golden Imperial Osetra from Caviar Star is excellent. I did a blind taste test of it against Osetra from Israel (The Caviar Co.) and Bulgaria (Tsar Nicoulai) , Its California, Sacramento area. Tsar Nicoulai sourced their Osetra from Bulgaria at the time of my tasting in 2017. Their farm only pr...
by Betty C
December 26th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recommend Some Caviar
Replies: 14
Views: 1976

Re: Recommend Some Caviar

The Golden Imperial Osetra from Caviar Star is excellent. I did a blind taste test of it against Osetra from Israel (The Caviar Co.) and Bulgaria (Tsar Nicoulai), and it was the top pick among my friends and me. It’s produced by a Chinese company called Kaluga Queen and most of the 3 Michelin-starre...
by Betty C
December 16th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli

If you store eggs with truffles in an airtight container overnight, the egg whites will absorb the truffle aroma. After you use the yolks for the ravioli, you'll have delicious whites for a scramble.
by Betty C
December 11th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 2929

Re: Truffles 2019

Sabatino is running a flash sale with 40% off white truffles. Use code EXCLUSIVE40

Promotion active from 12:00PM EST on 12/11 to 12:00PM EST on 12/12. Truffles ship as an overnight delivery as soon as they are placed. Pre-orders and delayed shipping requests cannot be fulfilled at this time.
by Betty C
December 10th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

AdamK wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
December 10th, 2019, 11:32 am
As usual this time of year the CA Reserve Prime Rib Roast and CA Reserve Tenderloin Roast are both 20% off.
Wish they had a steak discount as well [winner.gif]
Just break it down into steaks. It's cheaper per pound than when their steaks go on sale.
by Betty C
December 4th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 73
Views: 7580

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Has anyone done business with https://hamlovers.com ? Several things there are in the same price range and less, and since I generally avoid nitrate/nitrite cured meats I'm intrigued by the Montaraz there which is just pig and sea salt (and for which Betty gives an apparent thumbs-up :-)). I've ord...
by Betty C
November 18th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 73
Views: 7580

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

There was a big stack of the $100 ham at my local Costco in Wheaton, MD. Can anyone comment on the quality of that jamon? Is it the Serrano? A buddy of mine got that and brought some to a party. It was quite tasty and I don't think you could go wrong at that price. The knife rusted right away thoug...
by Betty C
November 12th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 73
Views: 7580

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I think my rankings, from best to worst, would be Eiriz, Montaraz, Joselito, Cinco Jotas, Arturo Sanchez, and Fermin. Haven't tried Covap yet.
by Betty C
October 24th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 427
Views: 27776

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Got my Picanha today. Now to plan a dinner party... Edited to add: I called them Monday to see if I could throw some dry aged short loin tails in my order and they’re out. [cry.gif] I swear, that has been the gateway steak for so many of my friends. I once served it up against a Flannery wagyu strip...

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