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post #6286 of 7224
They also direct ship live ones to Ohare for L2O, should you want to take a road trip.
post #6287 of 7224
How does paddlefish roe stack up to a good Osetra?
post #6288 of 7224
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Originally Posted by ehkay View Post

They also direct ship live ones to Ohare for L2O, should you want to take a road trip.

I'm like 45 minutes from O'Hare and I'm actually heading down to Chicago for dinner at Next Friday. Who should I talk to about getting some of the delicious little buggers?
post #6289 of 7224
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

How does paddlefish roe stack up to a good Osetra?
it doesn't. but good osetra is really hard to find.
post #6290 of 7224

Any good websites with high quality recipes? I need some inspiration to my daily cooking, becoming very monotonous and hence would like some rather quick and healthy recipes to try.

post #6291 of 7224
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

it doesn't. but good osetra is really hard to find.

How does it stack up to farmed Osetra from somewhere like the Black Sea or Israel?
post #6292 of 7224
what is this? (picture taken from the tea aisle of a store deep in the belly of Chinatown)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epimedium
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Aphrodisiac

Many species of Epimedium have aphrodisiac qualities associated with content of icariin. According to legend, this property was discovered by a Chinese goatherder who noticed sexual activity in his flock after they ate the weed. It is sold as a health supplement, usually in raw herb, tablet, or capsule form and sometimes blended with other supplements. The over-exploitation of wild populations of epimedium for use in traditional Chinese medicine is having potentially serious consequences for the long-term survival of several species, none of which is widely cultivated for medicinal purposes.

The "active ingredient" in epimedium is icariin,[3] which can be found in standardized extracts from 5% up to 60% potent. Strengths above that are usually reserved for laboratory use.

Icariin is purported to work by increasing levels of nitric oxide, which relax smooth muscle. It has been demonstrated to relax rabbit penile tissue by nitric oxide and PDE-5 activity.[4] Other research has demonstrated that injections of Epimedium extract directly into the penis of the rat results in an increase in penile blood pressure.[5]

Like sildenafil (the erectile dysfunction drug commonly sold as Viagra), icariin, the active compound in Epimedium, inhibits the activity of PDE-5. In vitro assays have demonstrated that icariin weakly inhibits PDE-5 with an IC50 of around 1 μM,[6][7] while sildenafil has an IC50 of about 6.6 nM (.0066 μM) and vardenafil (Levitra) has an IC50 of about 0.7 nM (.0007 μM).[8] Measured differently, the EC50 of icariin is approximately 4.62 μM, while sildenafil's is .42 μM.[9] With the weak potency of Epimedium, and its unknown oral bioavailability, the amount of Epidemium extract necessary to have any effect is unclear from the literature.

A recently published Italian study modified icariin structurally and investigated a number of derivatives.[10] Inhibitory concentrations for PDE-5 close to sildenafil could be reached. Moreover, the most potent PDE-5 inhibitor of this series was also found to be a less potent inhibitor of phosphodiesterase-6 (PDE-6) and cyclic adenosine monophosphate-phosphodiesterase (cAMP-PDE), thus showing it to have more specificity for PDE-5 than sildenafil.

Epimedium has been shown to up-regulate genes associated with nitric oxide production and changes in adenosine/guanine monophosphate balance in ways that other PDE5 inhibitors do not. Epimedium may have potential to help sexual dysfunction and osteoporosis.[11]

Epimedium was used in a patent infringement case to rescind parts of the U.S. Viagra patent based on historic use in Chinese medicine. The specific claim was that Viagra was the first medical example of a PDE5 inhibitor which treated erectile dysfunction and therefore claimed patent protection from all similar PDE5 inhibitors. Patent examiners used Epimedium as an example of prior use and rescinded those portions of the patent, however, the Viagra patent still protects the manufacturing process and/or chemical formula for sildenafil.[12]
post #6294 of 7224
It is once again time for me to ask why you disgusting people like shad roe.
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

It is once again time for me to ask why you disgusting people like shad roe.
says the "milt" lover.
post #6296 of 7224
I imagine it's very difficult to sharpen bird's beak knifes, isn't it?
post #6297 of 7224
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what is this? (picture taken from the tea aisle of a store deep in the belly of Chinatown)

So, how was it? Is your sex drive enhanced?
post #6298 of 7224
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

what is this? (picture taken from the tea aisle of a store deep in the belly of Chinatown)


TEA FOR DONG!
post #6299 of 7224
1) How had i not cooked/knowingly had short ribs before yesterday?
II) Is there a scientific/actual reason some foods get better the second day?
C) The braising sauce for my ribs is excellent but I don't think I will use it all with my meat. I don't want to throw it away, however. What can I do with it? Soup seems doable.
post #6300 of 7224
Can anyone suggest a good soup recipe?

Looking for something that can easily be portioned out and frozen. I find that with something like chicken noodle, it is hard to get a bunch of similar portions since there are a bunch of bigger pieces floating around in a lot of broth.

Maybe a good split pea or lentil option?
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