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by Milton Hudson
October 30th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70726

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Dolphinfish/Mahi Mahi "fajitas." Marinated for about 30 minutes in Lime Zest, Lime juice, Soy, Chinese Rice wine and Olive oil. Spiced primarily with Chili powder. These were much better than i anticipated.
by Milton Hudson
September 3rd, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2012
Views: 169883

Re: Steak Porn

According to the LA Times, Costco will no longer sell ribeye cap steaks: https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2019-08-21/costco-ribeye-caps-meat Well don’t go telling him about Flannery. Those are hard enough to get. Two Costcos I went to today didn’t get the memo. I’m guessing that this is an edict ...
by Milton Hudson
August 20th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70726

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Couple of nights ago. Grilled Snapper

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by Milton Hudson
June 12th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35390

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

For Deep Dish, be sure to go to Pequod’s (though tbh, Pizzeria Bebu is just flat out great pizza and in the same-ish neighborhood. For Italian or Asian, what are you wanting? Where you’re staying is right in the tourist area, so if you want something more representative of Chicago, you’ll have to e...
by Milton Hudson
June 12th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 660
Views: 35390

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Will be in Chicago starting Saturday. Looking for maybe something Italian or Asian for Sunday night. Also daughter wants a deep dish pizza. Maybe a lunch place. We’re staying 333 north Dearborn so something in that neighborhood within a couple of miles
by Milton Hudson
January 2nd, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 2595

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

There haven’t been protests in days other than Saturday I thought. When you said “other day” did you mean 12/30? Not sure who you are asking or what. We have seen zero protests just the after effects. Was in the ritzy financial are today and lots of folks working to replace broken windows. It seems...
by Milton Hudson
January 1st, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 2595

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

Last night, New Year's Eve, we had dinner near the Eiffel and then walked over to the Eiffel. We took effect some family pictures and packed my son and wife in an uber back to the apartment. My daughter and I walked to the Arc from there. Other than the million+ people in one place it never felt uns...
by Milton Hudson
December 31st, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Is France Safe for Travel
Replies: 53
Views: 2595

Re: Is France Safe for Travel

We are in Paris now. Have not once felt unsafe. Guy was sleeping one off on a metro seat. Cops immediately boarded train and removed him. For the most part even the crushing crowds around galleria Lafayette and Notre dame are well behaved and in a good mood. So far the only minor issue has been bust...
by Milton Hudson
December 19th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14830

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 8:03 am
Which one?

By the way, I’m thinking of cancelling my lunch at le cinq on Friday 1/4. I’m thinking LeSquer and his Chef de cuisine will likely be off. Anyone have thoughts on going there anyway?
Afaria
by Milton Hudson
December 19th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14830

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Will be in Paris the first week of the year and most of the places I’ve been thinking if are taking the week off. Any comments on the following; Verjus Le Grand Bain Pur (in the Park Hyatt Vendome) ETA I see Mark K reported a good meal at Verjus We arrive 12/26 in Paris and depart 1/4 have a few pl...
by Milton Hudson
December 18th, 2018, 8:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 244
Views: 11221

Re: Why sous vide?

I've never tried doing sous vide fish in advance and then warming at the last second before plating. We've tried it 3 times so far with varying results. The big winner for us, is how little fish smell pervades the kitchen after dinner. Given how quickly fish cooks sous vide, is there an advantage t...
by Milton Hudson
December 18th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Biscuits

Michael, I make the biscuits and freeze them. They reheat beautifully. I used to make a batch every two weeks for the kids' breakfast. (my kids have never eaten a cold cereal breakfast in their life) I would alternate between the cheese biscuits and the regular biscuits. The outside actually has a b...
by Milton Hudson
December 12th, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?
Replies: 27
Views: 1131

Re: What’s your go-to sauce for Filet Mignon?

I like the idea of a green peppercorn sauce. I also love Marchand de Vin. I still think the best sauce for Filet is Bearnaise, which does have a tendency to separate. I find when i do the Bearnaise in the blender, it doesn't separate as quickly. Then there is the old standby Horseradish sauce which ...
by Milton Hudson
December 12th, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Biscuits

Jay, I posted the method over on the old Squires board many years ago. You may have picked it up there. Several years after that, i saw it mentioned in Cook's illustrated I believe. I just remember being frustrated using a food processor to cut the butter into the flour, it gave a pie crust texture ...
by Milton Hudson
December 12th, 2018, 6:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Okay People, Give Me Some Help In Using This Leftover Sauce.
Replies: 11
Views: 664

Re: Okay People, Give Me Some Help In Using This Leftover Sauce.

Similar to Nola's suggestion I remove the mussels to a separate container, then if i want to go in a soup direction extend the sauce with some fish stock. Add a few other shellfish if you have them along with some sauteed fennel. I will do similarly and extend the sauce with some cream and some shri...
by Milton Hudson
December 11th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Biscuits

A trick in a baking class I once took, when making scones was how to cut up the butter/lard. Both were kept frozen, the used a box grater, the larger holes to get nice pea size pieces of the fat. This was done directly into the dry mixture so if was coated with flour. Should also work with biscuits...
by Milton Hudson
December 8th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Biscuits

Well, Walmart does not have the White Lilly in stock any more, and Williams Sonoma reports they have dropped it from their line. My Walmart says they have the Pioneer buttermilk baking mix in stock, so I will try one. Do you add extra buttermilk to the dry mix, or do you just add frozen butter (if ...
by Milton Hudson
December 4th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?

Barry, thats the way i understand as well. We're AA to BA all One world and the reservation was made through AA onto BA so the PNR's all match as do the locators.
by Milton Hudson
December 4th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 34
Views: 1455

Re: Biscuits

Williams Sonoma used to sell it in their northern and western stores. I can remember walking into the flagship store and wondering why they had bags of White Lilly on the shelves (they were wrapped in plastic wrap to prevent flour leaks). I make great biscuits using Pioneer buttermilk baking mix and...
by Milton Hudson
December 1st, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?

From Flyertalk https://saleslink.aa.com/en-US/documents/Archives/AgencyRef/Booking_Index.pdf See last item Barry - great link. I have been traveling AA for a long time and have never seen that. What is saleslink? I couldn't figure that out. George I don't know exactly, and would have rather found s...
by Milton Hudson
December 1st, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?

From Flyertalk https://saleslink.aa.com/en-US/documents/Archives/AgencyRef/Booking_Index.pdf See last item Great link thanks. I am somewhat new to AA. I was a Delta elite status for years and just started using AA since the merger. I new how to get around the Delta system, but am really having a ma...
by Milton Hudson
December 1st, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup/chipotles
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup/chipotles

This has been one of my go to dishes for years. I don't add the cinnamon. I do add a small bit of maple extract to the potatoes along with mashing with a bit of heavy cream and butter. The extract gives a bit more maple without additional sweetness. I make a small pitcher of butter and maple syrup t...
by Milton Hudson
November 30th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?

I was getting quotes in the $1,450 range for our trip in December/January. I ended up booking MSY to JFK as one ticket and JFK to CDG as the next ticket. Doing it this way saved $400+ per ticket. So for our five tickets total of $2,000. The itineraries were basically identical, and you have to retr...
by Milton Hudson
November 27th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Flights to Paris....am I missing something?

I was getting quotes in the $1,450 range for our trip in December/January. I ended up booking MSY to JFK as one ticket and JFK to CDG as the next ticket. Doing it this way saved $400+ per ticket. So for our five tickets total of $2,000. The itineraries were basically identical, and you have to retri...
by Milton Hudson
November 13th, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Thanksgiving Weekend?
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: New Orleans Thanksgiving Weekend?

Went for several years. The grand palaces all do a nice Thanksgiving dinner. The Bayou classic creates an unimaginable gridlock on Canal so do not plan on crossing into the quarter by auto. Going uptown by auto is fine. Weather is highly variable, been frozen, baked, drenched and gloriously pleasant...
by Milton Hudson
November 2nd, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 85
Views: 3742

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

Avocado toast was one of the first things i was able to eat once i could start eating again. No avocado toast and getting out the feeding tube would have been significantly delayed. Still one of my favorite things to eat. Had some this morning with scrambled eggs with conecuh and jalopenos. Here is ...
by Milton Hudson
October 16th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Solo dining near the New Orleans Marriott?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Solo dining near the New Orleans Marriott?

Mr. B's bistro less than 200 feet away. Catfish fingers, Gumbo Yaya, BBQ shrimp and whatever chocolate thing they have for dessert. Eat at the bar.
About 1000 feet away K-Pauls
About 1200 feet away NOLA, food bar seating
All casual all have bar seating, although Solo at a table is fine as well.
by Milton Hudson
September 21st, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Champagne day trip from Paris
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Champagne day trip from Paris

I"m also interested in going when we are in Paris in December. Keep the suggestions and info coming.
by Milton Hudson
July 28th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 24066

Adventures in Paris

I will have my son and daughter. 21 and 16, but they enjoy adult everything including beverages.
Looking for accommodations now. Total of 5 people wife, son daughter and coworker of wife. Trying to find at least 3 bedrooms.
by Milton Hudson
July 28th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Adventures in Paris
Replies: 421
Views: 24066

Adventures in Paris

Paul,
We're just about committed to Paris over Christmas this year. Actively planning and scoping. Any notes, ideas and suggestions would be welcome. This is our first trip. Tentative departure 12/23 return 1/1 or 1/2.
by Milton Hudson
May 13th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite way to cook steak poll
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Favorite way to cook steak poll

Flawed poll, depends on the cut. Rib cap, skewered cooked on the ceramic grill Rib eye (saratoga) sous vide then on the screaming hot ceramic grill Rib eye whole oven at 170 degrees to 120 internal, rest then season and medium hot ceramic grill NY strip - seared on the grill then finished in oven Fi...
by Milton Hudson
October 8th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Restaurant Server Pet Peeves
Replies: 84
Views: 2796

Restaurant Server Pet Peeves

Tell me the price of the specials. and +1 to clearing dishes before everyone is done, stacking apps and mains. Price of specials - Why the mystery? Why the recitation? Are we back in pre-gutenberg times where we have to send stuff out to the typesetter to have the plates for the menu hand carved? O...
by Milton Hudson
July 16th, 2017, 7:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone know a good large-bore injector?
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Anyone know a good large-bore injector?

Alton Brown cuts the top off of a syringe of the appropriate diameter to stuff pork chops etcs.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alto ... pe-1940377#/

Start at about the 1:54 mark
by Milton Hudson
June 25th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 118
Views: 7984

Recent New Orleans Eats

Friends ate at Brennan's recently and loved it but they aren't foodies. We were at Brennans in April and I found it fantastic. If a place can be renovated to look fresh while at the same time looking like it has been there a long time, they accomplished it. The food has been updated while remaining...
by Milton Hudson
June 11th, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Duck Confit
Replies: 47
Views: 2055

Duck Confit

You know, you can use EVOO to keep it submerged too right? The villagers did not have refrigeration until way late so many of the old recipes are still used. Many use a clay pot with a lid (orza), essentially cook the meat with the spices & salt, place in orza and cover with the same oil you cooked...
by Milton Hudson
May 29th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Harris Poll Best Burger Brand
Replies: 122
Views: 5733

Harris Poll Best Burger Brand

Corey N. wrote:
Scott Butler wrote:Not my style, soggy with grease
In my experience they are crisp and not terribly greasy at all. And best of all, cut from fresh potatoes.
Terribly undercooked, soggy, limp and starchy. I ask them to cook them twice, cook them longer, cook them at all... Absolutely terrible fries.
by Milton Hudson
May 29th, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70726

What did you cook tonight?

Hush Puppies, Speckled Trout, White Trout and endangered Red Snapper (not shown, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw and Pinkeye Peas.
by Milton Hudson
May 14th, 2017, 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Credit Cards and Currency for Travellers
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Credit Cards and Currency for Travellers

I used my USAA Debit and USAA Visa in Italy and Austria with zero problems. Also used an AA Citi Mastercard for some train tickets over the phone with zero issue. USAA refunded all ATM charges (unlimited) and the exchange rate was the daily buy rate. We started with a few Euros from a local bank, bu...
by Milton Hudson
May 1st, 2017, 6:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are you smoking today?
Replies: 53
Views: 4005

What are you smoking today?

An experiment. I am doing chuck roast with chili's in the oven at 225 in a le creuset crock. I didn't feel like browning on the stove, so i fired up the ceramic cooker and grilled instead of searing. 2 Costco chucks that I cut into 4 pieces. Only 3 of the pieces fit into the crock, so I left the 4th...
by Milton Hudson
April 30th, 2017, 7:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 988

Salt

Because of my cancer treatment, I am now a salt freak. Never used to add much and was a little sensitive to salty things. Now I want to eat it by the spoon. So I am really focused on adding salt to maximum advantage without things tasting salty to other people in the family.
by Milton Hudson
April 9th, 2017, 7:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Recent Charleston Eats
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Recent Charleston Eats

is corkage allowed in sc? and what about dress for the higher end places? (i own no seer sucker) Believe it or not, southerners tend to dress up a bit more. It is easy to spot a northern tourist in New Orleans they are dressed "down." Of course they also look like they are melting into the sidewalk...
by Milton Hudson
April 1st, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Gardens - Who's planting what this year?
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Kitchen Gardens - Who's planting what this year?

Hi Randall! I know, it's been quite a while! We might be in DC later this year, so I'll let you know. Milton, Your cherry tomatoes are already ready?? Mine are only 4" high right now and I can't even think of putting them outside for quite a while. Chance of snow this weekend up here. Yes I actuall...
by Milton Hudson
March 31st, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Gardens - Who's planting what this year?
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Kitchen Gardens - Who's planting what this year?

First cherry tomatoes are about 2 weeks from being ripe. Romaine is being cut for salads. Brussels sprouts are a bit slow. Artichokes are starting to put on some height. Sugar snaps are about 2 feet high and should begin flowering in a week or so. Coriander is bolting of course. Getting ready to pla...
by Milton Hudson
March 28th, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Reheating Mussels in Sauce
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Reheating Mussels in Sauce

I would remove the mussels, heat the sauce, and add them back in at the very end to bring to temp. This is what I do. I strain the sauce, remove from shells, heat the sauce to temp, then enrich the broth if necessary. After making a nice rouille, grill toast put rouille on top. Right before service...
by Milton Hudson
March 19th, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70726

What did you cook tonight?

Whole wheat toast, avacado, jalapeño and a fried egg, breakfast of champions
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by Milton Hudson
March 9th, 2017, 8:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies
Replies: 55
Views: 2997

Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies

I also just throw the skillet after washing into a hot oven. With our high relative humidity it is the driest place in the house. Most of my stuff is Lodge except for a 100+ year old generic piece that my mom got from her mom. It is about 4 inches deep and what she used for frying chicken when we we...
by Milton Hudson
March 9th, 2017, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies
Replies: 55
Views: 2997

Cast Iron- share all your favorite tips/tricks/recipies

I always cook cornbread in a well-seasoned, old, cast iron skillet. Preheat oven to 425. Make your favorite cornbread batter. Put the skillet in the oven to heat fully. Add a SPOON of BACON FAT to the pan and let it heat for a minute. Pour in the batter and cook until done. I always turn on the con...
by Milton Hudson
March 8th, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70726

What did you cook tonight?

Eggplant pizzas with the yardbird. Pre-cook.
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by Milton Hudson
March 8th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1360
Views: 70726

What did you cook tonight?

Simple Arugula salad, pesto bread, cauliflower roasted with olive salad (muffuletta) sun dried tomatoes, mushroom agnolotti with pesto and prime grilled NYS from Costco.
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