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by Christine Huang
September 2nd, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1354

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

12 lbs of sweet onions, 10 sprigs of fresh thyme, salt, and 5 or so hours later.
by Christine Huang
August 6th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic bread
Replies: 19
Views: 1070

Re: Garlic bread

I make batches of garlic butter and freeze them because Marty & The Boys LOVE garlic bread: Using an immersion blender or Food Processor, I throw in softened cultured butter, tons of garlic and as much fresh parsley as I can cram in there, stalks and all. I start blending, and drizzle in enough EVOO...
by Christine Huang
July 25th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 426
Views: 38428

Re: Your Gin?

Got a new batch try this weekend. So far, we’ve opened the Dingle and like it a lot. We’ll be ordering more of this. Any insights into the the rest of the batch?
by Christine Huang
July 20th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Still playing with marbling, which creates - as my cousin puts it - Brain Scan Bread.
by Christine Huang
July 20th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 209
Views: 17948

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Baking Bread in hot Summer months - one solution. Since COVID started, I've been baking almost all the bread we et at home now plus giving many loaves to friends and neighbors. This means I'm baking a couple loaves every other day or so. Ordering 50lb bags of flour from restaurant wholesalers is eas...
by Christine Huang
July 7th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Would you please pass the jelly?
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Would you please pass the jelly?

Anything you can find from Les Confitures à l’Anciennes is fantastic.
https://gourmet-delights.com/pear-vanilla-jam.html
by Christine Huang
June 29th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Making bacon at home
Replies: 26
Views: 1456

Re: Making bacon at home

Good advice above. I’ve been making it for a few years now and we haven’t bought bacon since then. We like it with the skin on. I buy the whole slab and cure it in turkey brining bags or 2.5 gallon Ziplocks you can order online. Put them on a cookie sheet to catch any leaks and for ease of transport...
by Christine Huang
June 18th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Just as I was wondering how I was going to bake bread on hotter days, someone on FB posted bread baked in a Turkey Roaster. Well, I have to say that was GENIUS! My kitchen stayed nice and cool while this puppy, which had been languishing in basement storage did its work. The bright pink/purple dough...
by Christine Huang
June 3rd, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 209
Views: 17948

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Sourdough with Rosemary, Pine Nut & CHILI CRISP! Autolyse 2 hours Add chopped Rosemary when adding salt 2 coil folds Laminate with toasted Pine Nuts and small dabs of Chili Crisp 1 coil fold Shape 14 hours refrigeration Baked in Dutch Oven at 500* 25 with cover, then lower temp tp 425* and bake addi...
by Christine Huang
June 3rd, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 7:32 pm
Linda Baehr wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 6:31 pm
Just yogurt and flour?
I made this summary:
Please post your process and results! I just bought the book too as I love going to the bakery whenever I'm in Paris.
by Christine Huang
May 31st, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

My first attempt at a starter died about day 5. Tried to keep it simple 4oz water / 4oz AP flour. Day 2 thought I was rockin' it, rising and bubbling. Day 3 still good as far as I could tell. Then died down and hootch. Went from 24 hour feed to 12 hour. No luck. RIP Starting over..and I'm NOT a bak...
by Christine Huang
May 28th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

I've been experimenting with flavors and fillings. For this one, I used high-gluten flour and made two batches of dough - one plain and one with 12g King Arthur Black Cocoa. Both were autolyzed, mixed, and coil folded separately. They were then laminated with a sprinkling of rehydrated dried tart ch...
by Christine Huang
May 28th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Crumpets
Replies: 18
Views: 1739

Re: Crumpets

And here are the crumpets E3C740B4-30CF-4AEB-B853-5F425053EE3C.jpeg Beautiful Crumpets! I've been making them with my sourdough discard too. Sometimes, I bastardize them and add chopped chives or scallions (or ramps when I have them) and use them as the base of an Eggs Benedict or a breakfast sandw...
by Christine Huang
May 18th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

D2CBB85C-2E35-4949-B1F6-0753CEC11EA2_1_201_a.jpeg Since yesterday was World Baking Day... It was the perfect time to compare my new dried fruit activated starter against my years-old starter. I also got a big bag of King Arthur's Organic Artisan High Gluten to play with. I'm hoping the high gluten ...
by Christine Huang
May 14th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTATION Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1978

Re: FERMENTATION Thread

Yes! Please post on the Koji. We love it.
by Christine Huang
May 13th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Today's Bake: 95% King Arthur Special Patent Bread FLour 4% King Arthur White Whole Wheat (from Starter) 1% FarmerGroundFlour Organic Rye (from Starter) 2% Salt 20% Starter 80% Hydration I was fascinated by the Tweet from a microbiologist who stated that yeast was everywhere and suggested soaking s...
by Christine Huang
May 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Today's Bake: 95% King Arthur Special Patent Bread FLour 4% King Arthur White Whole Wheat (from Starter) 1% FarmerGroundFlour Organic Rye (from Starter) 2% Salt 20% Starter 80% Hydration I was fascinated by the Tweet from a microbiologist that I posted earlier. He stated that yeast was everywhere an...
by Christine Huang
May 11th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 209
Views: 17948

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Today’s bake:
70% King Arthur Special Patent
30% One Degree Organic Sprouted Spelt
80% Hydration

I’m getting better! Wonderful crackly blisters. Only very lightly sour. I like this formula!
by Christine Huang
May 11th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Today’s bake:
70% King Arthur Special Patent
30% One Degree Organic Sprouted Spelt
80% Hydration

Getting better! Wonderful crackly blisters. Only very lightly sour. I like this formula!
by Christine Huang
May 8th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Handmade Pasta
Replies: 38
Views: 2116

Re: Handmade Pasta

the master, worth watching just to admire: https://youtu.be/ALpTkBH3VOk Wow! I’ve seen him on other videos, but this is next-level meticulousness. The wrapping of the dough alone just blows my mind. [swoon.gif] I’m almost ashamed to say I throw it all together (sometimes in my food processor) and p...
by Christine Huang
May 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Handmade Pasta
Replies: 38
Views: 2116

Re: Handmade Pasta

the master, worth watching just to admire: https://youtu.be/ALpTkBH3VOk Wow! I’ve seen him on other videos, but this is next-level meticulous. The wrapping of the dough alone just blows my mind. [swoon.gif] I’m almost ashamed to say I throw it all together (sometimes in my food processor) and put i...
by Christine Huang
May 7th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTATION Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1978

Re: FERMENTATION Thread

Oooh! I’d love to see how you would ferment the garlic!
by Christine Huang
May 7th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Yes, found out about the rice flour. It definitely helps, though better shaping has too. I used Rice flour for the Black Garlic loaf, and it came out of the Banneton nicely, but the garlic color had bled onto the linen cloth. I had to hand wash that yesterday. I’m glad I used it as it would have bee...
by Christine Huang
May 6th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Beautiful, nicely done! I am doing a bunch of sourdough but still working on technique. Of course I went to order a bunch of baking tools from Amazon and everything is a few weeks out, of course. Anyway, it has been fun. I supplied several friends with starters and there is now a sort of baking com...
by Christine Huang
May 6th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Re: Sourdough Thread

Beautiful, nicely done! I am doing a bunch of sourdough but still working on technique. Of course I went to order a bunch of baking tools from Amazon and everything is a few weeks out, of course. Anyway, it has been fun. I supplied several friends with starters and there is now a sort of baking com...
by Christine Huang
May 6th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTATION Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 1978

Re: FERMENTATION Thread

Hi Linda,

Sorry - I didn’t see this thread before I posted the Sourdough one. I hope you don’t mind.
by Christine Huang
May 6th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Sourdough Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 2767

Sourdough Thread

Since it seems like almost everyone is trying their hand at sourdough these days (including me), I though it would be nice to start a thread to share and learn about tips, tricks, recipes, methods, flavors, etc. I’ve been following @fullproofbaking on Instagram and she’s very thorough and easy to fo...
by Christine Huang
May 6th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 2795

Re: Flour - Go big or go home

I would not have mentioned it but this weekend I hosted an oncologist I had never met in person who wanted to listen to my stereo. He had seen photos and posts on an audio board and reached out to me. He arrived with food and a bottle of wine and before we listened to some vinyl records, we sat in ...
by Christine Huang
May 3rd, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1783

Re: Best Banana Bread

It’s almost identical to the recipe I use except I use buttermilk instead of regular milk. Instead of butter, I sometimes use grapeseed or olive oil or coconut oil.
by Christine Huang
April 28th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6202

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

For those in NY & CT, Fleisher’s Craft Butchery carries a Finger Lakes Pasture Raised Chicken that blows the Green Circle Chicken away. We love it. When you order, make sure you get the right one as they also carry Green Circle. Their pork and beef are excellent too.
by Christine Huang
April 28th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 2795

Flour - Go big or go home

For weeks, the flour sections in supermarkets have been empty. Here in Westchester, I usually pay $4.99 - $7.99 for a 5 lb bag of King Arthur Flour. Organic Flour runs me $8.99 - 10.99 when I can find it. I went to Restaurant Depot and they had several pallets of 50lb bags of flour - AP, High Gluten...
by Christine Huang
February 28th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rack of lamb ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Rack of lamb ideas

I use Jean-George’s recipe for Mushroom-crusted Lamb Loin and use porcini powder and rack of lamb instead. It’s accompanied by a buttery leek purée that’s so easy and tasty. Here’s the recipe: https://www.foodwine.com/food/special/j ... /lamb.html
by Christine Huang
January 27th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour for Baking - Need Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2026

Re: Flour for Baking - Need Recommendations

Hi Vamsi,

I don’t know where you’re located, but I’d look into local flour mills so that you can source freshly milled flour. I’m in NY, and I can find Farmergroundflour (from NY) at Whole Foods. I buy their Whole Whet Bread, Rye, and Spelt flours for baking and pizzas.
by Christine Huang
December 26th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2334
Views: 199297

Re: Steak Porn

From the 12 lb wagyu:
by Christine Huang
December 26th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 3109

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

My best birthday present ever was the multi-day intensive butchery class that Marty gave me a few years back. I broke out those knives today and they are still razor sharp. For a 12.3 lb A5 Wagyu, I trimmed a lot less fat than I was expecting. This was a fantastic piece of marbled meat! First, I sep...
by Christine Huang
December 22nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 3109

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

OK, after consulting several sources (including you all – thank you!), I think this is the plan of action: Break down the Beast into the Cap and the Eye. The cap will be smoked at very low heat (thank God it’s freezing cold outside!) in the BGE just enough to imbue some flavor. It will then be treat...
by Christine Huang
December 22nd, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 3109

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

It was -$280, so the price ended up being $899.99 everything included, including next day air. I ordered at 7am on Fri, got it Saturday afternoon.
by Christine Huang
December 21st, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 3109

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

Yes, you guys are probably right about the amount for 12 people, even hard-core beef lovers. I've been leaning towards cutting it into thin steaks and cooking it as Michael mentioned on a blazing hot cast iron. Or, we could cut those steaks into smaller strips and cook it Teppanyaki style. My first ...
by Christine Huang
December 21st, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli

I've made uova di raviolo many times over the years and it's always a delicious show-stopping dish. Her directions are quite good. I'd add that gently pressing out the air bubbles are key. I usually cut my dough into squares, pipe the filling and place the yolk, then brush water around the filling, ...
by Christine Huang
December 21st, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 3109

Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

Because it was on sale, my cousins and I ordered it on a whim yesterday morning. I came today and it's beautiful to behold. Here's the question: 3 families (2 adults + 2 kids each ranging from 4-13) = 12 serious beef lovers How should we prepare this beast for Christmas Day? It's frozen and will tak...
by Christine Huang
October 23rd, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anyone used an air fryer?
Replies: 26
Views: 3401

Re: Has anyone used an air fryer?

Nice! I would choose the iPad too.
by Christine Huang
October 23rd, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17185

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Yes, but I want perfection, Al!
Why can't I have perfection? [snort.gif]
by Christine Huang
October 23rd, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1488
Views: 85388

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Here is my latest Taglio 10 minute autolyse. Delayed oil. Mixer for 14 minutes. 3 hours rest/48 first (refrigerator) & 24 hours second (refrigerator) but I think I will stop this first step at 36 hours as I see many bubbles. (tomorrow morning) do the 6 fold and ferment for another 24. 900 grams Ann...
by Christine Huang
October 23rd, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 268
Views: 17185

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Yes, I think a hand grinder is the only compact option for something small and better than a chopper. I've also been using a Moccamaster, one of the models with a thermal carafe. Amortized over the years I've used it, the extra cost seems pretty minor. Pour over is more time and effort than I want ...
by Christine Huang
October 23rd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Has anyone used an air fryer?
Replies: 26
Views: 3401

Re: Has anyone used an air fryer?

Hi Jay! I bought the Cosari Air fryer as people were complaining that the Philips has a very small basket and you couldn't fry much at a time. I wasn't going to buy one because my Breville Smart Air Toaster oven (which I LOVE TO DEATH) has an Air Fryer Function, but for true Air Frying, it's a pain ...
by Christine Huang
October 23rd, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bo ssam
Replies: 148
Views: 13717

Re: Bo ssam

Joe Chanley wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 4:47 pm
Any reason whatsoever I can’t make the butt in the same manner and use traditional bbq sauce for my family who is not adventurous in the least?
None whatsoever. I make the traditional condiments for the grown-ups and the boys get their favorite BBQ sauce. Everyone is happy.
by Christine Huang
October 23rd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 75
Views: 6073

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Todd Hamina wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 8:22 am
Rogue Creamery in Central Point, OR is mighty fine.
It seems a lot of people agree with your assessment.
https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/20 ... 064672002/
by Christine Huang
October 22nd, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

Re: Milwaukee, WI

Thanks All!

My team is staying at Saint Kate, so I'll be there. However, I'll be there before Noon and they don't get in 'til late, so I think I'll check out some of their exhibits, go get some sausage and beer, perhaps look at some Harley history, and check out the Iron horse and have dinner at ASH.

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