Search found 3821 matches

by Mel Hill
July 12th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: TN: EdmundsStJohn Syrah BassettiVnyd '05...(short/boring)

Mattstolz wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 9:51 am
where do people buy ESJ from? I keep looking and w-sing for it but its hardly available anywhere!

direct!

http://edmundsstjohn.com
by Mel Hill
July 7th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I've had no problem with a wood peel and around a teaspoon of corn meal. I spread it around and them keep my pizza crust moving (as in a couple of shakes of the peel) while building the pizza. If a section stops moving, I lift it up and add more corn meal. Made a couple of pies last night and cooked...
by Mel Hill
July 2nd, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Gary V. Again.

If anyone could monetize that phrase it would be Gary!
by Mel Hill
July 2nd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7423

Re: Gary V. Again.

Constellation paid some $$$ for the current online DTC sales model Gary V created with that brand. As hinted before, Gary V probably put a lot of sweet equity into the project and gladly took some Millions of $ shortly after to let someone buy out the project. On to the next venture for Gary V. Sni...
by Mel Hill
June 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189885

Re: Steak Porn

B11EA6CA-2F39-4419-9727-7B6F9DDBCF25.jpeg Saw these today at Costco in Denver burbs. Never cooked a thing this thin or with that much fat. What section of Costco were these in? Frozen meats? they were in the meat dept, across from the the butcher's work area in an end cap. IIRC, they were frozen
by Mel Hill
June 27th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189885

Re: Steak Porn

B11EA6CA-2F39-4419-9727-7B6F9DDBCF25.jpeg
Saw these today at Costco in Denver burbs.

Never cooked a thing this thin or with that much fat.
by Mel Hill
June 27th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42384

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

slightly off topic but what happened between Rob and Butcher & Larder? I know he's at PQM now.
by Mel Hill
June 21st, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 264
Views: 15957

Re: Why sous vide?

I find SV eggs very hard to peel and prefer to steam eggs that require peeling
by Mel Hill
June 17th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rice
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Rice

Bdklein wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 5:11 pm
It used to be Uncle Ben's with melted Land O Lakes butter, sometimes with Aunt Jemima syrup, but ...
champagne.gif [thankyou.gif] [winner.gif]
by Mel Hill
June 17th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19117

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

K Vintners and anything else with which Charles Smith is involved. a Google search query of "Charles Smith Hospice du Rhone" will turn-up what I'm talking about. Was there front and center and it was brutal! I think he figured out pretty quickly how bad he had made things and proceeded to purchase ...
by Mel Hill
June 17th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rice
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Rice

Mason Mills for Carolina gold rice
by Mel Hill
June 16th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Linda Baehr wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 4:46 pm


I saw those on FB and meant to ask, would you consider this to be akin to a Chicago style pizza?
No, not really, the dough is more like Focaccia than Chicago style deep dish.
will make it again but my personal preference is thin and blistered
by Mel Hill
June 16th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

247305C3-DF60-41A4-9E2A-F757C7FA6C40.jpeg Did the SE cast iron skillet pizza this week but substituted my sourdough starter for the yeast. Fired the pizzas on the Weber gas grill using all the burners on high and a dome temp well over 600 deg Did not have to do any top or bottom browning, the pies ...
by Mel Hill
June 10th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrating Chicago with some great friends!
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Celebrating Chicago with some great friends!

original post August 2011
by Mel Hill
June 8th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

Mike Cohen wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 8:48 am
So one more question...I currently have two blue rhino tanks that I swap out as needed at HD. Can I take those tanks to a refill place, or do I have to buy a tank from the refill place?
no problem with refilling ANY tank as long as it is within the 12 years from the date on the tank
by Mel Hill
June 5th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

I pay $16.50 for 20lbs refills. HD or Walmart are around $19.99 for 15lbs....
by Mel Hill
June 5th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1168

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

Never use those "swap out rack" as those tanks are the worst of the lot. I would love to hear elaboration on this. I have done both ways and noticed zero diff, but I may just not have paid attention propane tanks can be refilled for 12 years from manufacturer. After 12 years, they can be exchanged....
by Mel Hill
June 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Thanks Mike! I’m looking to use my sourdough starter instead of yeast. Try this: 700 g flour 500 g water 140 g starter 12.6 g salt That's going to give you roughly 77% hydration which is the minimum I like because I usually use 1/3 whole wheat flour. If you're using white flour only, then you may w...
by Mel Hill
May 28th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

google Kiln shelves, they are thicker than most "pizza" stones and usually cheaper.
by Mel Hill
May 27th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

that looks good Greg! I happen to make about 150g of starter (fits the jar I use) will mix some up for the weekend.
by Mel Hill
May 26th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I build pizzas on a wood peel and use a little corn meal on the peel. if you give the dough a shake on the peel every so often while building the pizza it won't stick. keep it moving!
by Mel Hill
May 26th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 171
Views: 7795

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

bought a case of the 2018 dry at the start of the quarantine then "won" a IG contest and they sent me one of everything!
by Mel Hill
May 26th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 171
Views: 7795

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

IMG_6991.jpg
we had a bottle of the Riesling last night with some Indian food. Great pairing with the heat.
My preference is for their dry Riesling over this bottle or their "reserve" Riesling which is also off dry.
by Mel Hill
May 22nd, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Thanks Linda!
by Mel Hill
May 22nd, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Thanks Mike! I’m looking to use my sourdough starter instead of yeast.
by Mel Hill
May 22nd, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1406
Views: 80479

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I'm planning on making 3 pies (10") I want to use sourdough starter and AP or BF. These pies will be cooked in a home oven at a neighbor's house.
I could use a recipe or rough percentages?


thanks!
by Mel Hill
May 22nd, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Henri Bonneau has passed
Replies: 45
Views: 3816

Re: Henri Bonneau has passed

Just got the "13/14' NV Henri Bonneau Vin de Table du Vaucluse Les Rouliers
wish I could buy the higher level wines but these are pretty tasty.
by Mel Hill
May 21st, 2020, 7:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443231

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Thanks for the news ;-(
by Mel Hill
May 15th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443231

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

yup! seeing more and more in distribution
by Mel Hill
May 13th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443231

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

E32323AB-7FE5-4ADC-B898-46893EB2580B.jpeg
Always a treat!
by Mel Hill
May 5th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flour - Go big or go home
Replies: 62
Views: 2233

Re: Flour - Go big or go home

I passed on the 50 pound bag at RD and got the 25 pound bag at Costco I've now got a bunch of gallon ziplock bags full of bread flour. I've been making a at least two loaves a week for years and this is the first time I couldn't buy KA BF or WW forever. Made one loaf with AP and no one noticed any d...
by Mel Hill
April 30th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 788
Views: 42384

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Corey N. wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 11:13 am
Alinea group selling its rare whiskies.
the pricing is top of market from what I saw
by Mel Hill
April 30th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Banana Bread
Replies: 26
Views: 1160

Re: Best Banana Bread

We use the cook's illustrated recipe and omit the fresh banana on top. It works well enough for our house. I will admit that sometimes I overbuy bananas just to see if I can eek a banana bread out of my wife. This! My family did not like the "planked" banana on the top. I modify the CI's recipe wit...
by Mel Hill
April 28th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hospice du Rhone Zoom event 4/25
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Hospice du Rhone Zoom event 4/25

Just saw this thread.... yup, I was watching the broadcast and enjoyed the seminar portion of the event. Looking forward to being there in person next year!
by Mel Hill
April 26th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How to turn your AP flour into Bread Flour
Replies: 14
Views: 1076

Re: How to turn your AP flour into Bread Flour

Thanks! This will come in handy as I’ve just run out of BF
by Mel Hill
April 23rd, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189885

Re: Steak Porn

E11B9413-157B-4803-BF20-56B31E2F8B49.jpeg
These strips!
Hope I don’t screw them up!
by Mel Hill
April 21st, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Halcon Rhone Pack
Replies: 73
Views: 6748

Re: Halcon Rhone Pack

got to get on this bandwagon!

email in 3,2,1....
by Mel Hill
April 14th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16699
Views: 443231

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

5DEC422B-67A9-4CD1-941B-4CF314C08721.jpeg
7 days old Scam Likely
delicious
by Mel Hill
April 11th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 13219

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

I just want to clarify one thing that I've said elsewhere but not here. Personally, I am fine. I am an investor/owner and do not draw my primary income from the restaurant. For almost all of my 35 employees this was their primary source of income. I'm an academic researcher by vocation and, as such...
by Mel Hill
April 2nd, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 206
Views: 16364

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Pardon as I ask for some advice here. I want to try making no knead bread, although it's probably a couple of months away. I will be baking at 4,500 feet, if that makes a difference. I’ve been baking my version of no-knead bread for about 15 years. We have lived in Denver at 5630 ft for the last 5 ...
by Mel Hill
April 1st, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mandoline recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 982

Re: Mandoline recommendations?

I’ve had a Mafer stainless steel version 25 years,
The blade comes out and I get it sharpened every couple of years and hone it now and then. If I had bought plastic ones I would have spent more by now....
by Mel Hill
March 18th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video offlines...could they become a thing?
Replies: 47
Views: 1189

Re: Video offlines...could they become a thing?

Streaming from offline is nothing new...
back in Sept of 2009!
Tex_1.jpg
by Mel Hill
March 12th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?

Officially postponed to 2021
by Mel Hill
March 11th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?

That letter was sent prior to tonight’s 30
day flight ban ( maybe not the exact words
to describe what starts Friday night)
by Mel Hill
March 11th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: Hospice du Rhone 2020, who's going?

Kind of wondering if this is going to get postponed till 2021?
by Mel Hill
March 9th, 2020, 12:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8786
Views: 1295604

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Thanks for the link. They used my photo of RK without permission and now I’ve got to track them down
by Mel Hill
March 8th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 1852

Re: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?

Greg of GKG, is great photographer who is in to wine and has the bankroll to fund a personal wine project.
by Mel Hill
March 7th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?
Replies: 31
Views: 1852

Re: Thoughts on Dave Phinney wines?

How much were the GKG wines discounted?

Go to advanced search