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by Christine Huang
December 26th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2053
Views: 174198

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 687

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: 1781

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: 15
Views: 1426

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: 219
Views: 12267

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: 1231
Views: 70547

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: 219
Views: 12267

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: 15
Views: 1426

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: 13101

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: 72
Views: 3521

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: 1437

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.
by Christine Huang
October 14th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1231
Views: 70547

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I am! Thanks for the tip - I'll give it a go!
by Christine Huang
October 13th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Fantastic! Thanks for the lowdown, John!
by Christine Huang
October 13th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: domestic whiskey hype, contemplation, Midwinter

We like the High West special bottlings for the most part and will also be sad if they become “silly”.
by Christine Huang
October 13th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

Mr. Chow in Mamaroneck has been my favorite Chinese restaurant in Westchester as of late. So far, everything I’ve had there, from the Soup Dumplings to the 3 Cup Chicken has been the best I’ve found up here.
by Christine Huang
October 13th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1231
Views: 70547

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 9th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Milwaukee, WI

The hotel choices were interesting:

Brewhouse Inn is in an old Pabst brewery and some suites include a 6-pack of PBR

Iron Horse caters after the biker crowd and has a washing station and motorcycle service people on staff.
by Christine Huang
October 8th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Milwaukee, WI

The Pfister is the classic Milwaukee historic downtown hotel. I love hotels like that, and I love the Pfister, if you want to look at lodging again. I'm not familiar with the Saint Kate, so I can't compare. Plus, "they" say that the old tower is haunted, so your room may come with a bonus ghost, no...
by Christine Huang
October 8th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Milwaukee, WI

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George Hejna wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Chicago.

:)


George
by Christine Huang
October 8th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Milwaukee, WI

I'm flying in to Milwaukee early November for a work meeting, but I have several hours to kill during the day - what should I do, what should I see, and where/what should I eat for lunch? I'm staying at the Saint Kate, which is downtown.
by Christine Huang
September 17th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Making a good Vesper
Replies: 7
Views: 1710

Re: Making a good Vesper

Eric LeVine wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 7:43 pm
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 11:56 am
I use Cocchi Americano in lieu of Lillet.
You are a winner as far as this is concerned: https://www.thrillist.com/spirits/aperi ... ubstitutes
Thanks for the link, Eric! I'm now fascinated by the Jean de Lillet Reserve and the Kina. Now to track some down...
by Christine Huang
September 17th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Blood Sausage
Replies: 31
Views: 2086

Re: Blood Sausage

I love it! No matter the country, If I see it on a menu, I'll order it.

I also love the Korean version. Every once in a while, I'll even buy the frozen ones at HMart just to satisfy a craving. I also love Duck's Blood and Pig;s Blood Soup. Yum!
by Christine Huang
September 16th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 33494

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I smoked 11 pounds of pork belly yesterday. I got it at Costco and cut it in half for easy handling. I followed David Chang's instructions for the most part. I coated both sides with a 50/50 mix of kosher salt and cane sugar. I let that sit in the fridge overnight. I cooked it at 300F for about 2 h...
by Christine Huang
September 16th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 2736

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

I'll add: Tide Pen & Travel-sized bottle of Woolite for any emergency/stain. If it's the whole family, I pack Tide Pods and Bounce Sheets in an empty Talenti Gelato jar so they don't get squished. Nothing is worse than having to buy a whole bottle of detergent on vacation. Travel-sized Wet Wipe pack...
by Christine Huang
September 12th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 33494

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Hi Dan,

Skin on or off Belly? Are you looking to make bacon?
by Christine Huang
September 12th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Thanks everyone! I'e been crazy busy, so haven't had a chance to reserve until now - we'll see what we can get. At the very least, Hotel Maria Cristina will be our home base for the week.
by Christine Huang
September 12th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Re: Westchester is finally getting some great restaurants

Dale Williams wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 9:25 am
... Cookery (with earplugs)...
I hear ya [rofl.gif] We love that place and keep saying we want to do the pig dinner there.
by Christine Huang
September 12th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 1996

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

I've had several very good vegetarian chili recipes. I know the original is all about the meat, so think of it as a bean-heavy soup. I really like this version: https://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/veggie-chili/ The true kicker that really makes this version is the addition of 1/4 cup of masa. It re...
by Christine Huang
September 11th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: Excellent restaurant Ibiza Chappaqua NY

Thanks for posting this. We've heard about it but haven't been yet. I'm moving it to the top of the list!
by Christine Huang
September 11th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Dan Hammer wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Now I've seen this photo twice. Westchester Foodies rock.
I love WF!
by Christine Huang
September 11th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

T. Melloni wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 1:14 pm
That sounds fantastic. I will give it a try.
Thanks for sharing.

PS - Your miso-honey glazed asparagus with poached egg makes frequent appearances on my dinner table.
flirtysmile
by Christine Huang
September 11th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Jay Miller wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 7:38 am
This looks both delicious and doable. About how long does it keep after smoking?
Hi Jay!

If you cook it all the way through, it can keep for a week in the fridge. I know because I ate a little of it every day for a week in different iterations: over rice, scrambled in eggs, in a salad...
by Christine Huang
August 13th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

David K o l i n wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 7:48 pm
We were with the kids this summer, so no gastronomic palaces. We did have a wonderful lunch at Mirador de Ulia accompanied by a marvelous view of San Sebastián from the hill it is located on. Definitely lunch and definitely a window.
Thanks David!
by Christine Huang
August 13th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

We're headed to the region for a week in November. What are your favorite places to visit and eat? What should I book now and where can we wander? Probably best to start with a search in the travel forum as there are numerous helpful threads for those places. great times ahead! Hi. I did. A lot of ...
by Christine Huang
August 13th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 24
Views: 2407

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

I’ve had a few cocktails in NYC this Summer that have essentially replaced mint with basil. They’ve been very good. I have a few bunches growing, so I think I’ll play with that.
by Christine Huang
August 13th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

We're headed to the region for a week in November. What are your favorite places to visit and eat? What should I book now and where can we wander?
by Christine Huang
August 12th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Hi Betty,

For the timing I described, it’s not only cured with salt (and sugar), it’s fully cooked. It’ll keep in the fridge for a week.
by Christine Huang
August 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Ha! I'm so senile I don't remember posting it, but it sounds like something I would do [wow.gif]

I'm glad you enjoyed it! [cheers.gif]
by Christine Huang
August 11th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 3266

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

This year, the ones I've turned to most are: The Cooking of Southwest France by Paula Wolfert Shaya Zuni Cafe Cookbook Mustard's Grill Napa Valley Cookbook Roberta's Cookbook Baking is my passion, so I've probably used these more than any other books this year: Sister Pie Vintage Cakes Bravetart Tar...
by Christine Huang
August 11th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Tea Smoked Salmon

Let me know how it goes!
by Christine Huang
August 11th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Smoked Salmon
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Tea Smoked Salmon

Growing up, I'd watch my mom and my aunts tea smoke pieces of duck in a wok and the results were always delicious. There was some beautiful King Salmon at the market, so I decided to cure and smoke it that way versus on the BGE. First, the salmon was cured in equal parts kosher salt and organic suga...
by Christine Huang
April 23rd, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8375

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Alon Shaya is no longer affiliated with Shaya after the John Besh scandal. He opened Saba and that’s where I go now. It’s my favorite restaurant in NOLA. If you like his food, his cookbook is excellent. It’s a great read, the recipes are approachable and faithful to what’s served at Saba.
by Christine Huang
April 23rd, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Smoked pork belly ideas, anyone?

I’ve been smoking a lot of bacon in the BGE lately, as D’Artagnan has been having flash sales on its whole skin-on Berkshire Bellies. Our favorites thus far are Maple Sugar Cured and Szechuan Spice Cured.
by Christine Huang
March 30th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 8375

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

For those who love the food at Shaya, Alon’s new place, Saba, doesn’t disappoint. It’s my favorite restaurant in NOLA. Alon Shaya also released a cookbook, and it is a great read along with all of his signature dishes, which are very faithful to the restaurant version and easily doable at home. His ...

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