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by Betty C
November 12th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 35
Views: 2206

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: 151
Views: 8419

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...
by Betty C
September 25th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dinner in Oakland
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: Dinner in Oakland

G. Greenbaum wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 8:04 am
Thanks Betty and Alex. Great to see Dopo & Gourmet Delight are still around. Is Reem's in Fruitvale worth the trek?
Can’t say I’ve been to Reem’s!
by Betty C
September 23rd, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dinner in Oakland
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: Dinner in Oakland

Da Nang Quan for bun bo hue Homeroom for mac ‘n cheese Mr. Green Bubble for boba and fried chicken wings Dopo for their house charcuterie and a glass of Italian wine Ben and Nick’s for neighborhood pub food Peony or Gourmet Delight for dim sum Nick’s for a casual pizza place Great China is good but ...
by Betty C
September 6th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8419

Re: Another Flannery PSA

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by Betty C
September 1st, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3349

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 11:09 am
I just got a carton of Eggland's Best AA Large WHITE eggs dated 235 (which makes them 9 days since packing) so I can make a Lemon Semifreddo with Wild Blueberry Sauce for Steve C's ByoBQ tomorrow.

I'm so EGGCITED! [swoon.gif]
Sounds delicious! Better get crackin’ on that.
by Betty C
August 17th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Thank you again for the recipe! I cured a one-pound piece with skin on using 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 kosher salt for 24 hours, then I let it rest in the fridge for another twelve and got a nice medium cure. I think I smoked at too high a temp and the fish came out looking slightly burnt, but it was st...
by Betty C
August 13th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3349

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Jay Miller wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:08 pm
T Welch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm
This thread is not all that it's cracked up to be.
I disagree, but omelet your comment go.
He’s right, it’s a shell of its former self.
Really? A little birdie told me that chicks dig it.
by Betty C
August 12th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3349

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Frankly, just responding to this thread gives wings to this nonsense. Let’s not act like chickens with our heads cut off.
by Betty C
August 12th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Awesome, thank you!
by Betty C
August 12th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3349

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

David K o l i n wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 5:23 pm
To chicken to answer my question on your egg statement, Bruce?
The problem is that he thinks he’s the cock of the walk.
by Betty C
August 12th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 3349

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Don't you think you're eggxaggerating a bit?
by Betty C
August 12th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

This looks delicious! Is the fish fully cooked during the smoking process, or will I need to use previously frozen salmon?
by Betty C
August 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17351

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

TimF wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 4:56 am
I will have to do a side by side comparison.
It's not easy but someone's gotta do it! champagne.gif
by Betty C
August 6th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAXUM OPEN
Replies: 44
Views: 3725

Re: SAXUM OPEN

First allocation! In for 3 Broken Stones and 2 Hexe.
by Betty C
August 5th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco
Replies: 216
Views: 17351

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

TimF wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 4:35 pm
I’m heading there for a conference next month. Does Swan Oyster still have a line out the door? I absolutely loved that place when I went in 2012.

Yep, still does. I prefer Anchor Oyster Bar myself. They have a line but it’s not bad if you go super early.
by Betty C
July 22nd, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8419

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I cooked the first of the "short loin tail" that they threw in with my last shipment... I was blown away by this beef. As tender as any filet and among the most beefy, dry-aged flavor pieces of beef I've ever had. Will be getting more of this. Anyone else tried this cut? It's my favorite steak, and...
by Betty C
July 22nd, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8419

Re: Another Flannery PSA

In for one each of the 50-day and 75-day ribeyes.
by Betty C
July 1st, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 3663

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Congee, minced pork with dried squid, steamed whole fish, dried salted fish, black bean spareribs
by Betty C
May 8th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10806

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Anyway...back to Mark's original post. If the goal is to drink tea for the health benefits, skip the milk & sugar. Why? Well to get to the bottom of this issue, last week I spent an afternoon at the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health, where I picked the brains of lots o...
by Betty C
May 7th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10806

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Its interesting, everything is fancy this fancy that, oolong, matcha etc etc A whole country of people was raised on PG tips with a splash of milk and heaven forbid some white tate & lyle sugar, its wonder were not all dead. Try this before dismissing it out of sight, i know its not cool or fancy b...
by Betty C
May 7th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10806

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Mark B wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Gonna pass for now, but thanks so much for the generous offer! [cheers.gif]
Any time! champagne.gif
by Betty C
May 7th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10806

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

Mark, check out Postcard teas website. It has a lot of background but it’s unlikely you can buy the same tea in the US. Of course they will deliver (well they do to me...) Worth bearing in mind that you get 3-6 cups from the same leaves, so it may appear expensive but on a ‘per cup’ basis, all but ...
by Betty C
May 7th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 201
Views: 10806

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

My daily go-to is organic English Breakfast with a heaping spoon of dried goji berries. When I'm feeling fancy I will whisk some matcha powder with soy milk.
by Betty C
May 7th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 1220

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

Sous vide, of course. [rofl.gif] How many hours? And do you finish it on a hot grill? [popcorn.gif] The husband is the popcorn connoisseur. He prefers a little olive oil on the StirCrazy, and seasoned with truffle oil & truffle salt. Every so often I take a block of Parm and a Microplane to it too.
by Betty C
April 17th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PSA: 25% off Flannery CA Reserve Ribeyes, Through Fri., 4/19/19
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: PSA: 25% off Flannery CA Reserve Ribeyes, Through Fri., 4/19/19

c fu wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 9:00 am
Chris S p i k e s wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 8:15 am
Did you get notified by email? I'm just curious because I normally get all the emails, but didn't notice this one if so.
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What he said!
by Betty C
April 14th, 2019, 10:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 1148

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Morels are my favorites, followed by black trumpets and wood ear.
by Betty C
April 11th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 1763

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

I've never had stone crab claws but I am a fan of blue and Dungeness crabs. One of the few things that makes visits to D.C. bearable is enjoying blue crabs and beer on my sister's deck. Blue crabs have stowed away in the ballast tanks of ships from the East Coast and now they're a real problem in Sp...
by Betty C
April 3rd, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as cancer agent
Replies: 32
Views: 2293

Re: Wine as cancer agent

Save yourselves from cancer and send your wine to me.
by Betty C
March 28th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 109
Views: 9141

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Mine showed up today and it’s perfectly fine. They used the suspend-between-plastic method; there’s no foam.
by Betty C
March 25th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 3670

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Please come, Betty!! Will be there George and for you, going to bring a magnum of '97 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre that was stored under my sink. It's at a consistent 52-96 degrees That was a brutal wine. Dammit, the party in Sacramento is at 11:00 am so I am definitely not going to make it back i...
by Betty C
March 20th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 3670

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

If it’s ok, I’m a maybe. I have a party in Sacramento that day but I’ll join you if I get home early.
by Betty C
March 14th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1474

Re: Anchovies

I use salt-packed anchovies that are repackaged for sale by my local market, so I don’t know what brand it is. Regardless, I recommend salt-packed over those kept in oil because I find the flavor to be far less fishy. Aren’t anchovies supposed to be (salty and) fishy? I guess I’ve never had high en...
by Betty C
March 11th, 2019, 1:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anchovies
Replies: 28
Views: 1474

Re: Anchovies

I use salt-packed anchovies that are repackaged for sale by my local market, so I don’t know what brand it is. Regardless, I recommend salt-packed over those kept in oil because I find the flavor to be far less fishy.
by Betty C
February 12th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lillian Winter 2019 Offering
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Lillian Winter 2019 Offering

In for the 3-pack.
by Betty C
February 12th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How to make Zuni Cafe’s Roast Chicken With Bread Salad -- SF Chronicle Article
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: How to make Zuni Cafe’s Roast Chicken With Bread Salad -- SF Chronicle Article

True story: a few months ago, my friends and I went to Zuni Cafe for lunch and ordered the famous chicken. When they brought it out about 40 minutes later, the first thing I said was "Wow, that's a huge caterpillar!" The waiter hightailed it out of there with our dish so fast it made our heads spin....
by Betty C
January 24th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27
Replies: 49
Views: 2033

Re: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27

George Chadwick wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 1:07 am
Betty C wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 11:55 pm
I have to bow out. Turns out my MIL’s birthday is on Sunday and I’m making her lunch.

Have fun!
Betty, Betty, Betty....ok fine...does she like wine?
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by Betty C
January 23rd, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27
Replies: 49
Views: 2033

Re: Older Australian reds San Francisco Marina district Sunday January 27

I have to bow out. Turns out my MIL’s birthday is on Sunday and I’m making her lunch.

Have fun!
by Betty C
January 11th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

I like La Dalia.
by Betty C
January 4th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.

I do it in a cast iron skillet, the tomatillos love it! Those look so cute! flirtysmile Chimichurri is easier... No cooking needed! I love chimichurri! Sometimes I buy carrots with the tops still attached and use the greens in lieu of parsley. The taste is close enough and it's a great way to use u...
by Betty C
January 3rd, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.

Alternately, you can roast them in the toaster oven and skip the boiling and frying.
by Betty C
December 19th, 2018, 12:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 22
Views: 1286

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Someone reviewed a bunch of these online and this winco did well; it’s basically like the Chinatown ones and is like $10.

That looks like the kind my dad has. He uses it to cut through chicken bones and whatnot.
by Betty C
December 19th, 2018, 12:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Veleta EVOO
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Veleta EVOO

Thanks for your reply. I see when I add my reply that you provided a hyperlink to amazon. This hyperlink shows up blank for me. Does this liquor porter have a cap or cover to lessen oxidation? That particular version does not, but I’ve seen other kinds that do. Oxo makes one and though I haven’t tr...
by Betty C
December 18th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Veleta EVOO
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: Veleta EVOO

You mean like a spout? We use this kind and they work well: https://www.amazon.com/Liquor-Stainless-Classic-Pourers-Tapered/dp/B01HM8VTVG/ref=asc_df_B01HM8VTVG/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=194899782153&hvpos=1o14&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15911174319193885568&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvl...
by Betty C
December 4th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 22
Views: 1286

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 35
Views: 2587

Re: 2018 White Truffles

Damn that's a good deal!
by Betty C
December 3rd, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 35
Views: 2587

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

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