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by Ron Kramer
February 18th, 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I must go salt free but how?
Replies: 43
Views: 3000

I must go salt free but how?

I am going to cook more myself but it the eating out that is a killer. We ask the waiters to ask the cooks not add salt but there seems to be plenty in the dishes brought out. BTW, the lack of salt I can get over as just watching what I eat has made me able to taste anything more than a smidgen. It ...
by Ron Kramer
January 31st, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 10944

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

Ron Kramer wrote:Nola,
Do you happen to know the salt content of the sardines?

Ordered some anyway.
by Ron Kramer
January 31st, 2017, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Last Supper At Troquet On Bolyston
Replies: 12
Views: 1163

TN: Last Supper At Troquet On Bolyston

Merrill Lindquist wrote:I hope it doesn't take away that warm, intimate feeling of the upstairs. Is there an opening date for the new place? I guess can just email Chris - he is so great at responding.
He is waiting for a new liquor license and expects it within a couple of weeks,
by Ron Kramer
January 31st, 2017, 4:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!
Replies: 160
Views: 10944

Veleta Gourmet - Berserker Blowout - FREE SHIPPING!!

Nola,
Do you happen to know the salt content of the sardines?
by Ron Kramer
January 30th, 2017, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 13
Views: 772

TN: 1994 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Craig G wrote:I really like this one. It's along the lines of the 88, much leaner than the big vintages, but it has a lot going for it in aromatically.
Craig,
We should do some more Beaucastel soon. [cheers.gif]
by Ron Kramer
January 13th, 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anybody Else A Total Non Epicurean?
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Anybody Else A Total Non Epicurean?

I do NOT like bell pepper in wine but to also answer Larry I love all other peppers either hot or mellow.
by Ron Kramer
January 12th, 2017, 8:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 153
Views: 7739

What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?

If I'm trying to quicken the chill on a bottle of wine I empty the salt shaker in the ice bucket.
by Ron Kramer
January 9th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 153
Views: 7739

What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?

To remove garlic any smell from your hands take any handy aluminum untensil and use it to wash your hands with., Magic. I use something akin to a large dog tag or an old spoon.
by Ron Kramer
January 9th, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 153
Views: 7739

What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?

Colby Scott wrote:
P. Willenberg wrote:2) make sure something you want to develop a maillard is as dry as possible . I use an old hair drier.
That's brilliant!



Even going to overlook the misspelling...
Paper toweling is handler and faster
by Ron Kramer
January 9th, 2017, 7:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I must go salt free but how?
Replies: 43
Views: 3000

I must go salt free but how?

Poppy Davis wrote:Nutritional Yeast Flakes are your friend. They add a ton of flavor. I sprinkle it on popcorn, but you can add it to just about any savory dish as a flavor enhancer.
Poppy, thanks, how is it on eggs?
by Ron Kramer
January 9th, 2017, 7:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 153
Views: 7739

What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?

Colby Scott wrote:
Jason T wrote:What a great thread. So many ingenious tricks here!
Agreed. Love stuff like this.

My only tip is to make your next lobster roll with King's Hawaiian sweet hot dog buns.

Or Potato flour buns which are more widely available
by Ron Kramer
January 7th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: I must go salt free but how?
Replies: 43
Views: 3000

I must go salt free but how?

I am limited to 12-1500mg of salt a day. That is only 1/8th a teaspoon a day . It is near impossible to buy canned or prepared food within my needs. If I fail to do so I fill with fluid and have to take a good bit of Lasix to pee out the liquid or I will go into congested heart failure. This serious...
by Ron Kramer
January 7th, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anybody Else A Total Non Epicurean?
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Anybody Else A Total Non Epicurean?

Bell peppers, especially green. just kill me repeating on me for hours so I avoid at all costs. Yet well roasted and the skin peeled off can be tolerated is small amounts?
by Ron Kramer
January 7th, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year
Replies: 99
Views: 8142

Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year

Joe: Happy New Year to you and yours! If you post here infrequently then you probably did not realize that many "old timers" on this Board came here after being dissed (by Mr. Parker) and/or banned from his Board . He is not terribly popular around here. We have also seen a quite a bit of blatant s...
by Ron Kramer
January 7th, 2017, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?
Replies: 153
Views: 7739

What Are Your Favorite Cooking Tips And Tricks?

When trying to remove a piece egg shell from a dish, wet your finger which will enable you to remove the shell forthwith.
by Ron Kramer
January 6th, 2017, 9:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: There's a Massive Restaurant Industry Bubble....
Replies: 109
Views: 5499

There's a Massive Restaurant Industry Bubble....

Yeah, I'm not a fan of iPad ordering; neither as a diner nor an owner. A big +1 here! Newark Airport Terminal C is a great example of this sort of Technology run amok. There will be a lot of change in the restaurant industry in response to Real Estate, Labor Costs, Competition, low barriers to entr...
by Ron Kramer
January 2nd, 2017, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Boston Sushi ?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Boston Sushi ?

O Ya in the leather district is top notch as is Clio's in the Elliot Hotel
by Ron Kramer
January 2nd, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year
Replies: 99
Views: 8142

Robert Parker: Best Red Wine Value of the Year

Joe: Happy New Year to you and yours! If you post here infrequently then you probably did not realize that many "old timers" on this Board came here after being dissed (by Mr. Parker) and/or banned from his Board . He is not terribly popular around here. We have also seen a quite a bit of blatant s...
by Ron Kramer
January 2nd, 2017, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your Unpopular Wine Opinion
Replies: 506
Views: 26562

Post your Unpopular Wine Opinion

How do you feel about apostrophes? In my apocraphyl opinion, apostrophes are overused after drinking Nebbiolo and underused after drinking Cabernet. Drinking Riesling has no particular effect on appropriate apostrophe placement, but can affect effective employment of affect and effect. Audouzing gu...
by Ron Kramer
December 30th, 2016, 2:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Durian Fruit in NYC or LI
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Durian Fruit in NYC or LI

So I bought a frozen one today in an Asian market. Any insight or suggestions on what to do now? Looks like my Internet research says let it thaw for at least 6 hours and then cut it open in sections . Thx for any insight . My waiter, Ken at Royal East, was eating some and brought over some. I thin...
by Ron Kramer
December 24th, 2016, 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Taking Family To NYC
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Taking Family To NYC

scamhi wrote:ugh, both very touristy and not known for serving good food.

try Marea, Jean Georges or it's less formal restaurant Nougatine, The Milling Room, Barney Greengrass is a smoked fish icon on the UWS.

+50
by Ron Kramer
December 23rd, 2016, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice for Audouzing a 1916 Burgundy?
Replies: 59
Views: 3759

Advice for Audouzing a 1916 Burgundy?

I don't tip the bottle to pour instead use a straw to pipette my taste.
by Ron Kramer
December 17th, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Sandwich? - With Poll
Replies: 116
Views: 4065

Best Sandwich? - With Poll

Pastrami on rye with mustard on the side. Second, center cut corned beef on rye with mustard on the side. Third, tie between BLT and grilled cheese. But the most memorable was perhaps a year after we were married, and I mentioned that I was hungry. My wife said i'll make you something special. She ...
by Ron Kramer
December 17th, 2016, 8:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Sandwich? - With Poll
Replies: 116
Views: 4065

Best Sandwich? - With Poll

Andy Steinman wrote:Pastrami on Rye with Cole Slaw and Russian

Almost.... a Rachel
by Ron Kramer
December 5th, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mustard -- which one is the best?
Replies: 190
Views: 16514

Re: Mustard -- which one is the best?

Michael Bowden wrote:Fallot. (Argument over.....and Coke is the greatest)

This is the tarragon version (my favorite "flavored" Fallot mustard)

Image


Doesn't it clog up the straw [snort.gif] [wow.gif] neener
by Ron Kramer
November 25th, 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pork cheeks recipes?
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Pork cheeks recipes?

Can't help you but I had some at Troquet last week and they were to die for.
by Ron Kramer
November 21st, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19 8PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2343

Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19 8PM

"PS: What's this engagement speak?"

Joyce and I will wed probably mid- Feb. champagne.gif flirtysmile
by Ron Kramer
November 20th, 2016, 9:03 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19 8PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2343

Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19 8PM

Lovely evening at Troquet. This is the first I've had the tasting menu which i loved. Craig thank you for coming all the way from California to attend this event, this may be a record? Don, we missed you I look forward eating at the new Troquet in the leather district in the new year. BTW, they will...
by Ron Kramer
November 18th, 2016, 6:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

I neglected to tell you to bring cash, it should be about $60
by Ron Kramer
November 17th, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:Hi Ron,

Since Eileen has to drop out, I'll bring a +1.

I will also bring a couple of aged Cali chardonnays:

2002 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

2004 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains

Should I bring my HB?

YES
by Ron Kramer
November 16th, 2016, 8:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

Craig G wrote:I'm bringing 1989 Beaucastel. Squab, anyone?
great, I haven't tasted this since I fooled Steve Wolfe with it.
Hope it was from the first shipment..

Are you bring the HB with you so we can drop it off for Sat.
by Ron Kramer
November 16th, 2016, 7:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

We will miss you.
by Ron Kramer
November 16th, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

Too many varieties of food. I'm bring a German and probably something that maybe WAY over the hill?
by Ron Kramer
November 14th, 2016, 8:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ground Venison Recipes?
Replies: 16
Views: 673

Ground Venison Recipes?

Brian you MUST add fat regardless. I've never tried this but I might add finely chopped raw bacon.
by Ron Kramer
November 14th, 2016, 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Moving to Canada (Toronto)
Replies: 19
Views: 1128

Moving to Canada (Toronto)

The wine buying sucks BUT you won't have to put up with Trump so you come out ahead. [cheers.gif]
by Ron Kramer
November 7th, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19 8PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2343

Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:Any update on this Ron? Are we really down to only 3 people and 4 bottles of HB?
You going to bring a date?
by Ron Kramer
November 7th, 2016, 12:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

12 people participating

Ron and Joyce
Kevin Foley
Mattias Jansson
David and Jeff
Eileen Shanley
Michael Malinoski
Tricha and Steve
Craig G
Ron Blackman
It is set for 6:30PM and remember to bring your wine glasses
by Ron Kramer
November 6th, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

11 people participating

Ron and Joyce
Kevin Foley
Mattias Jansson
David and Jeff
Eileen Shanley
Michael Malinoski
Tricha and Steve
Craig G
It is set for 6:30PM and remember to bring your wine glasses
by Ron Kramer
November 2nd, 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

12 people participating Ron and Joyce Kevin Foley Mattias Jansson David and Jeff Eric Brandt Eileen Shanley Michael Malinoski Tricha and Steve Craig G It is set for 6:30PM and remember to bring your wine glasses I think we maxed out the big table if more come we will have to go with two tables. Als...
by Ron Kramer
November 2nd, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

Craig G wrote:Can I borrow stems from someone? I'm flying in so I won't have any to bring.

I got you covered BUT remind me the 17th.
by Ron Kramer
October 31st, 2016, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scientists analyze how rootstock affects grapevine characteristics
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Scientists analyze how rootstock affects grapevine characteristics

Scientists analyze how rootstock affects grapevine characteristics Date: October 25, 2016 Source: South Dakota State University Summary: Grafting, a standard way of propagating grapes worldwide, combines a hardy rootstock with a desirable variety of grapes in the scion. Researchers will unravel how ...
by Ron Kramer
October 31st, 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Koji- anyone using it? (Rice Fungus)
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Koji- anyone using it? (Rice Fungus)

Is is anything like corn fungus?
by Ron Kramer
October 30th, 2016, 7:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

Craig G wrote:
Ron Kramer wrote:11 people

Ron and Joyce
Kevin Foley
Mattias Jansson
David Kantrowiz
Eric Brandt
Eileen Shanley
Michael Malinoski
Tricha and Steve
Craig G
It is set for 6:30PM and remember to bring your wine glasses
___________
Did I get thrown out? :o

NO, sorry about that newhere
by Ron Kramer
October 30th, 2016, 8:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

Ten people

Ron and Joyce
Kevin Foley
Mattias Jansson
David Kantrowiz
Eric Brandt
Eileen Shanley
Michael Malinoski
Tricha and Steve

It is set for 6:30PM and remember to bring your wine glasses
___________
by Ron Kramer
October 29th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

Craig G wrote:Any suggestions or requests for wines for this one?
The menu is so varied, duck, several meats.seafood and veggies just bring something that you would like us to drink and would go with the different food, I'm thinking an older German.
by Ron Kramer
October 28th, 2016, 5:30 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL
Replies: 35
Views: 2042

Royal East in Cambridge Fri 11/18 OL

Craig G wrote:Can I join? I decided to come to Boston a day earlier.

Of course, look forward to seeing you before the HB event.
by Ron Kramer
October 27th, 2016, 7:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19 8PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2343

Anyone interested in a Haut Brion tasting at Troquet in Boston in Nov.19

to date the Haut Brions to be enjoyed 11/19

64 from Kevin
75 from Donn in absentia
88 from Craig
90 from Ron

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