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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: 18458

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: 1613

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: 2240

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: 1755

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: 1755

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: 1755

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: 1755

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: 1
Views: 492

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: 942

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: 942

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: 688

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: 17
Views: 1585

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: 187
Views: 11767

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: 64
Views: 4700

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: 64
Views: 4700

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: 64
Views: 4700

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: 187
Views: 11767

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: 846

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: 846

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: 187
Views: 11767

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: 4269

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: 2167

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: 4269

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: 4269

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: 2167

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: 4269

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: 4269

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: 2167

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: 226
Views: 18458

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: 3976

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: 226
Views: 18458

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: 187
Views: 11767

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: 187
Views: 11767

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: 4404

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: 207
Views: 11611

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: 207
Views: 11611

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: 207
Views: 11611

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: 207
Views: 11611

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: 207
Views: 11611

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: 1259

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: 737

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.
instagram
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: 1175

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: 1814

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: 2308

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: 9192

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: 3836

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: 3836

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: 1571

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...

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