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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: 140

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: 9
Views: 290

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: 1390
Views: 73820

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 579

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 579

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: 115
Views: 13109

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: 2780

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: 2780

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: 579

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: 2400

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: 2400

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: 579

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: 984

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: 1754

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: 579

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: 1754

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: 984

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)

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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: 568

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: 984

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: 1754

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: 984

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: 883

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: 579

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
December 31st, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 248
Views: 12019

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 64
Views: 3906

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: 64
Views: 3906

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....
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 18th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3762

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

markjchambers wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Ordered at the last minute. My allocations of two boxes was still available. I took one. Not sure I can afford being on SQN,NOK
and this list. And I'm to the point where I'm offered more SQN. Not exactly retirement wines.
Offer what you don't want to your friends. There are always takers.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 17th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1390
Views: 73820

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Spatchcocked and partially deboned “Ranch” chicken on crispy baby potatoes (chicken flavored with 2 packs of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing powder)
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 9th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1390
Views: 73820

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Spatchcocked and partially deboned roasted chicken
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 9th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston-area -- Ansonia Burgundy wine dinner at La Voile, Monday Jan 13th 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Re: Boston-area -- Ansonia Burgundy wine dinner at La Voile, Monday Jan 13th 2020

BUMP SINCE WE ARE A MONTH OUT

We have the entire upstairs at La Voile for this event. It is mostly sold out, but there are still a few seats remaining...

Snow day is Thursday Jan 16th.

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by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 7th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 115
Views: 13109

Re: Greater Boston

BTW, people need to stop yapping online about places they BYOB under the table. I heard someone just got in trouble.

[swearing.gif]
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 7th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Greater Boston
Replies: 115
Views: 13109

Re: Greater Boston

Not byob-related, but some intersting Boston wine news... I was just at Ansonia Wines "Owner's Hours" tasting (18 wines this week), and guess who I should run into??? Their newest colleague, Jeannie Roger , formerly the "Best of Boston" sommelier and co-founder of Il Capriccio, as well as owner of A...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 6th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3762

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

Slightly off topic (what else is new for a WB thread?), but coupled with the thread on the Wine Spectator, I am always surprised that they don't review the SQN wines and various spin-offs more. They can do an entire article on Rhone varietals and never mention SQN. Whether you like the style or not...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 5th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3762

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Got the email, and it immediately went in the trash folder. No way it’s worth the silly price.
But you still signed up for the mailing list? It's the same price as the EBA.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 4th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3762

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

Gray G wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 5:41 pm
new lady of the third twin? :)
Or "Our Lady"?
by K_F_o_l_e_y
December 4th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3762

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

Strange how little information in email and on website. I'll wait for letter to arrive beFore pulling the trigger Im curious if anyone got the email that didn't get last year? I.e. Has production increased? I just received an offer for the first time: 5 bottles (1 box) of 2016 The Third Twin NUESTR...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
November 29th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 226
Views: 13375

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

I was disappointed. The center was great, but far too much ammonia permeating into it (which I couldn't smell in the packaging). Mid-Dec good by date.
by K_F_o_l_e_y
November 29th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1390
Views: 73820

Re: What did you cook tonight?

A mini-appetizer of gnocchi à la Parisienne with Schwerter Adrian mustard and toasted Parmigiano-Reggiano
by K_F_o_l_e_y
November 27th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing
Replies: 64
Views: 3906

Re: New Breville Pizzaiolo electric pizza oven looks kinda amazing

Bill Ackerman wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Some pros talking pizza and showing their methods on the Breville:

Love the part where they are making the stuffed pizza!
by K_F_o_l_e_y
November 27th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?
Replies: 23
Views: 1794

Re: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?

My strong impression is that it is almost always applied right before searing (as thin a layer as possible). Essentially the emulsion enables the oil to adhere more efficiently to the moist meat, and the added protein etc contributes to browning. In the sense that many people feel oil in the sous vi...
by K_F_o_l_e_y
November 26th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 226
Views: 13375

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

Picked up one for the Thanksgiving cheeseplate

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