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by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 31st, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends

Hey Kevin, are any of the others fellow berserkers? *Love the decanter stopper A few of them, on occasion. The wine glass as a stopper was something I saw a couple of weeks ago at Le Vin en Bouche, a cool little wine bar/wine shop in Paris (just got back here before things collapsed over there). Th...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 29th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends
Replies: 4
Views: 314

ZOOM: Virtual wine dinner with Boston & Philly friends

11 of us from the Boston and Philly areas (we are all former Philistines), one of whom had recently recovered from COVID-19, got together for a 3 hour virtual wine dinner last night via Zoom. [One of us has a paid account, otherwise a free video conference with 3 or more attendees can only last for ...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 21st, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1242
Views: 73743

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Baked in a Breville Pizzaiolo oven: ~100% KABF, 65% water, 0.24% IDY, 2.17% salt (Heffernan recipe) ~5h RT bulk, 230g balls, 72h CF, 20m temper to 59°F, 11" ~Pureed Pastene DOP San Marzano tomatoes (drained, dried oregano from Amorgos, smoked red pepper flakes, salt to taste...not a fan of these tom...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 18th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181326

Re: Steak Porn

Low and slow Flannery Tenderloin. Finished off in a hot cast iron pan with brown butter and Thyme. How about sous vide and then finishing it on cast iron? I asked a member of the board about that and he scoffed. Ignore the scoffers. If anything, the leaner and thicker the cut, the better it is sous...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 15th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77271

Re: What did you cook tonight?

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 8:50 am
HOME COOKING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS: Boiled omelet, with spinach, provolone, melted Irish butter, chive oil, black lava sea salt

Results in a lovely, fluffy omelet.
Video of technique:

by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 15th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77271

Re: What did you cook tonight?

HOME COOKING IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS: Boiled omelet, with spinach, provolone, melted Irish butter, chive oil, black lava sea salt

Results in a lovely, fluffy omelet.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 14th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 84
Views: 6836

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

RETURNED 2 DAYS EARLY FROM PARIS & BURGUNDY: But at least I brought back some treats to sustain me while working from home

3 varieties: Original with White Wine, Chablis with Black Truffles & Chadonnay with Alba White Truffles
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 11th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 84
Views: 6836

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

Haven't had this but heard some love while listening to a podcast earlier today - anybody with any experience? https://www.kozliks.com/ Someone told me Kozlik's was the best mustard in the world, so I did pick up a couple of bottles, and someone gifted me another (descriptions from Kozlik's website...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 6th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 259
Views: 14113

Re: Why sous vide?

This egg just look amazing. I've tried a few times eggs but I've been disappointed. I tried a few different temps or time but they always came out a bit over. And frankly I thought the traditional method yields better results. I will try your temp and cooking time next time I make poached eggs and ...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 4th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 84
Views: 6836

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

Any advice on bringing Maille mustard back from France? I'm going to be in Dijon in the near future.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
March 1st, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77271

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Vegetarian diner party for 8 (lacto-ovo) 1: Celery gimlet with Glendalough Irish gin (would be a good St. Patrick's Day drink!) 2: Warm radicchio salad (hazelnut, buttermilk, chive oil, Gorgonzola) 3: Parisienne-style gnocchi with sage brown butter 4: Homemade pappardelle with walnut ragout & 75-deg...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
February 14th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

mike pobega wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 2:28 am
Kevin, your pizzas look amazing!
Bravo!
Thanks, but Bill's the one who is making the amazing pizzas (see the thread at pizzamaking.com). I haven't made many pizzas previously in my life, so I'm enjoying learning all the in's and out's. Still a ways to go...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
February 13th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzailo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

I watched this video and the amount of smoke the Breville produces would not be fun in my kitchen. Also, for $799, I could buy a real ooni wood fired pizza oven for $400 and spend the rest on good pizza wine. I have owned and Uuni or ooni for 3 yrs and since we are empty nesters, I use it for much ...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
February 9th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1242
Views: 73743

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

HAPPY: National Pizza Day (OK, I just balled the dough today, pizzas tomorrow!) [snort.gif]
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 23rd, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Scale Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Kitchen Scale Recommendation

Oxo (a number of publications like Cook's Illustrated recommend it). I've had one for years. The digital panel also pulls out so you can read it when using a large bowl.

by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 23rd, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour for Baking - Need Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Flour for Baking - Need Recommendations

Brandon R wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 3:12 pm
King Arthur bread flower is close at 12.6%. https://shop.kingarthurflour.com/items/ ... flour-5-lb
12.7%

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by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 20th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1420
Views: 77271

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Deboned chicken thigh sous vide 167°F x 45 min, then seared without oil for 2-3 min to crisp skin. Served over a raw apple-fennel-walnut salad and a quick carrot puree.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 20th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Uh, guys, this thread is about the Beville Pizzaiolo oven, not your Wolfs or wood-fired ovens. Let's stay on topic. [cheers.gif] Still experimenting to find exactly the right balance between the deck and top temp for the dough I'm using, but this oven is very easy to use. Heffernan dough: 7.75hr RT;...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 16th, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th

I will be in the area visiting my son, who is attending Northeastern. I'd be available either that Monday night or Tuesday night, whichever might be best for folks, and would be flexible with themes (though I'm always drawn to Rhones). I'll be staying in downtown and that would be ideal but I am fl...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 15th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

is anyone else here a fan of using a baking steel over a baking stone? There have been a couple of posts on the Breville Pizzaiolo threads at Pizzamaking.com and the Breville Pizzaiolo Facebook group where people have been playing recently with putting a round steel on top of the stone or cutting a...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 15th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th

Really enjoyed meeting Larry, hearing about his winemaking vision and trying his wines!
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 13th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 116
Views: 14045

Re: Greater Boston

2019: I went back through all the licensing commission's agendas for the year, and it turns out not to have been a very good year for Boston's BYOB law. Only one restaurant applied for (and received) a license, Vaisakhi, as I previously mentioned. Which brings the number of legal byobs within Boston...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 9th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2874

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

You're right, this is fun!
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 7th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2874

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

We drink a fair number of pretty old wine at some of our offlines, and I'm always surprised when I have to insist we don't give up immediately on some wines that don't impress upon opening. It's surprising how many of them do turn around and even impress after they've been given some time. Unless so...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 7th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th

This dinner is full, with a wait list started... Larry is a poopular guy.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 6th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 3258

Re: Grass fed???

Hereford cattle were bred to be beef cattle. I think more recently, some dairy farmers started crossing them with their herds (eg, by getting Hereford bulls) for various genetic reasons. But, if you look at a full-grown pure Hereford, it's clear that it's a beef breed (beef and dairy cattle look di...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 6th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grass fed???
Replies: 59
Views: 3258

Re: Grass fed???

Anton D wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 11:19 am
I am not sure what California Reserve qualifies as, but Flannery makes a great steak! We can cook it to 134 for some guests and still holed it's tenderness and a great deep pink.
IIRC, Flannery' CA Reserve is actually from Hereford dairy cattle, which turn out to have very good marbling.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 6th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th

If you are interested in joining us downtown (probably the usual place, but I'll have to confirm) or in a near neighborhood, let me know. Larry suggested Rhone wines as a theme, but we won't get bent out of shape if you'd like to bring something else, Champagne or a sticky. Will try to keep this sma...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 6th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 1555

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Looks like the consensus is don't bother Kevin (since I rarely ever go to the areas where our 4 locations can be found).
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 6th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2669

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

Why are we talking about pastrami? Crappy meat, treated to cover up the crappiness, but sorry it's still crappy. You're a bunch of Philistines.

Corned beef on the other hand is what God eats on his day off...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 6th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th

I'll send an email out tonight, but if anyone is interested in Tuesday 1/14 somewhere around downtown, post here or PM me...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2669

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

It’s a (culinary) crime against humanity. Like putting cheese on seafood pasta, dunking sushi rice in soy/wasabi sludge, well done grilled anything, ketchup/tomato-based sauce on BBQ, ice in fine whisky, blueberry bagels, ketchup or mayo (or both) on a pastrami sandwich, and so on. In addition to b...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 1555

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Devra First, the restaurant critic for the Boston Globe, in her annual "2019 Boston-area restaurant awards" just declared Popeyes' fried chicken sandwich the "Dish of the year" (a dish from a chain restaurant you can barely find in the Boston area)

[head-bang.gif]
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "Traditional buns."
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: "Traditional buns."

The butterscotch pudding seems to take monkey bread to a whole new frightening level!

[I've never had monkey bread and everything I know about it I just learned from Wikipedia.]
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 1555

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Victor Hong wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 10:03 am
WB'ers wait ten years to open a bottle of wine, but cannot spare an hour or less for a Popeye's chicken sandwich?
If Popeyes were byob, I'd be there in a shot. Us Bostonians will totally drive an hour (or 2) for legal byob.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 2669

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

1 billion Chinese can't be wrong.

(Photo taken recently in Shanghai near Yu Garden. I had already had lunch, so didn't order one.)
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 1555

Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

There are very few Popeyes in the Boston area, and I would have to drive out of my way (and apparently stand in line for a limit of 2 sandwiches at lunchtime) just to try it. Can it possibly be worth all that effort? I do love good fried chicken and I've never even been to Popeyes. Yes, it does take...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba
Replies: 12
Views: 1298

Re: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba

I had a mashed potato pizza at Bar in New Haven (across the street from Louis' Lunch, the inventors of the hamburger, which is also a must visit...although don't try to sneak any ketchup in), and thought it was great! We have a couple of Pepe's in the Boston area now, which do a pretty good job. I'v...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Visiting Boston - Impromptu Offline? Jan. 13th or 14th

Hi Larry, On Monday Jan 13th, we have a Burgundy wine dinner (not byob) at La Voile in Boston (one of our better French restaurants) featuring wines from Ansonia, a tiny local wine importer and wine shop. I'm not sure if it is sold out, but I will check with Steve C who is helping organize the event...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
January 3rd, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba
Replies: 12
Views: 1298

Re: New Haven Pizza Crawl Pepes Sally's Modern and others Night of DiFara' s tba

Boston Globe just did a New Haven pizza crawl article (not sure if it is behind the paywall):

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/02/ ... ove-story/
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 31st, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 259
Views: 14113

Re: Why sous vide?

HAPPY NEW YEARS: D'Anjou pears sous vide poached in mulled Syrah wine, with vanilla bean ice cream
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 28th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

ybarselah wrote:
December 28th, 2019, 8:53 am
ken - those look great. for the super dark spots, i find that 3-days in the fridge does the trick for the dough. it gets super hydrated and enables the most amount of proteins and sugars to be available.
I've got 1 ball left, so I'll try again tomorrow...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 28th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

FWIW. for less that that price you can get a Waring electric pizza oven....a small one. https://www.webstaurantstore.com/waring-wpo100-countertop-pizza-snack-oven-120v-1800w/929WPO100.html?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiAl5zwBRCTARIsAIrukdNpCLw8r6-EpM5Bs6-...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 28th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Pizza #2: 650°F/500°F/5 x 4 min. Same dough batch as #1 but after a 36 hr cold ferment, which was harder to stretch into a perfect circle (dough temp was 71°F after 1 hr tempering). Rotated the pizza at 3 min and added the basil. Bottom still doesn't have the speckled charring I'm looking for, but g...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 27th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Looks good, I’ll guess no Keto diet for you.
I just scrape the toppings off.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 27th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

My first pizza using the updated Pizzaiolo '820 model. Mozzarella (cheap grocery store stuff) and bottom (not much spotting) didn't look that great, but it was still tasty. Thin, fairly crisp crust, with only slightly drooping tip. Good crust flavor I thought. Pretty pleased with it for a first try,...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 25th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Bill, post some of your recent pizza pics over here. They look amazing!
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 25th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Apparently using expired yeast is not a good idea...how about some flatbread?

newhere
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 24th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Williams Sonoma has the updated model for $800 again, so I decided to try to get 20% off for signing up for their credit card. Actually, not as easy as it sounds, involving several phone calls and negotiation with the store employees, but I finally got it for $639.96 + $40 MA 6.25% sales tax = $679....

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