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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

laduree?

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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Motherfucker you should have brought them to me. My house is around the corner from there.

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SOWWY!

I lol'd when I first laid eyes on them. They're massive -- Texas style icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #53462 of 66440
i think laduree is overhyped. its very unique, but the price and wait in line is really not worth it when there's no dearth of options in the city
post #53463 of 66440
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

I think I've posted about this before. My downstairs neighbors SLAM the front door of my building every time they leave or enter. Every single time. Sometimes it takes 3 or 4 slams until it closes. This is entirely unnecessary and I honestly would not be surprised if the lock is eventually broken.

Now my question is, would it be a bitch move to call my landlord and complain about this? I'm the only other person in the building so if the landlord calls dirtbag neighbor, he will know who ratted him out.

I really don't understand this habit that apparently many people have. One of my neighbors slams his door so hard that the walls of my apartment literally shake. I mean wtf? Why can't you just CLOSE the door like a normal person. Maybe it's one of my pet peeves but it certainly pisses me off. I've written just a short cordial note and placed it anonymously on someone's door just politely asking that they be aware of closing the door quietly. That has worked and avoided any confrontation. On the other hand, I have complained to my landlord when necessary (under different circumstances, different location) as well.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

The solution is to pound on their front door as hard as you can every night as late as possible and run away before they open it. Repeat until they stop

LMAO but I have actually done this to a particularly unruly neighbor. My landlord (who apparently knows me too well) called me on it and said the guy in that apartment got so scared after I started banging on his door late at night. Haha.. good... so stop slamming the fuking door! Problem solved. nod[1].gif
post #53464 of 66440
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i think laduree is overhyped. its very unique, but the price and wait in line is really not worth it when there's no dearth of options in the city

How much is a macaron these days? $2-$2.50? My French neighbor (a former pastry chef) recently taught me how to make macarons and they are extremely easy. For the $20 or so for 10 macarons, in an hour I could make 100. If you like to cook they are really are quite fun and people are (overly) impressed when you serve them!
post #53465 of 66440
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Haha, it's not a knock on him whatsoever.

Also, I have spotted him several times in Union Square.

Why don't you say hi, ya creep.
post #53466 of 66440
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Why don't you say hi, ya creep.

Has his girlfriend with him.
post #53467 of 66440
I think...I may be falling in love...this would be better at a different time in my life...but not now...
post #53468 of 66440
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i think laduree is overhyped. its very unique, but the price and wait in line is really not worth it when there's no dearth of options in the city


I'm sure there are better options in the city, but they're the golden standard.
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

How much is a macaron these days? $2-$2.50? My French neighbor (a former pastry chef) recently taught me how to make macarons and they are extremely easy. For the $20 or so for 10 macarons, in an hour I could make 100. If you like to cook they are really are quite fun and people are (overly) impressed when you serve them!

I'd love to learn how to make macarons. To your point, impressive as shit. Instant panty dropper.

All I know is they're finicky as hell. Gotta take into account humidity etc. I also don't know if the regular run-of-the-mill oven would do the job.
post #53469 of 66440
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm sure there are better options in the city, but they're the golden standard.
I'd love to learn how to make macarons. To your point, impressive as shit. Instant panty dropper.

All I know is they're finicky as hell. Gotta take into account humidity etc. I also don't know if the regular run-of-the-mill oven would do the job.

there is a little experimenting you must do with the almond powder, sugar, egg yolks and cocoa (if that is what you intend to use), but ultimately, once you "run" your mix a couple times the actual process of making the macarons is quite simple. I mean I am a relatively good cook and have practiced more difficult recipes/skills that don't strike guests nearly as impressively as some fresh macarons.

we used a regular stove no problem. there a few tricks my buddy taught me about how to get the proper "foot" and "dome" but really they are totally do-able. I've even read some articles for altering the mixture for savory recipes like salmon and chive, or chipotle/bacon, whatever.



just giving that panty dropper a second thought.... I really hadn't thought they were THAT impressive. Perhaps I've been serving the wrong crowd!
post #53470 of 66440
sister and brother in law are leaving later, after a 2 week visit. although my liver is happy its finally getting a break, the rest of me is sad they have to go back.
post #53471 of 66440
Woohoo here I am at my middle-of-nowhere conference! My room smells moldy and I ate chicken fingers and nachos for dinner!

Was awoken not only by indigestion but by my girlfriend to let me know my car battery had died and my car was parked in a space that needed to be vacated in the morning for construction. Perfectly reasonable considering I haven't gotten a new battery for my car since last week.

OTOH found a bottle of madiran at local booze shop so I can drown my moldy sorrows.
post #53472 of 66440
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i think laduree is overhyped. its very unique, but the price and wait in line is really not worth it when there's no dearth of options in the city

I only buy from Laduree when I am in the Paris airport. They are quite nice there. I've bought them a few other times, too, IIRC in Europe.

This Friday is shaping up to be so bad it is making me yearn for a Monday.
post #53473 of 66440
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

How much is a macaron these days? $2-$2.50? My French neighbor (a former pastry chef) recently taught me how to make macarons and they are extremely easy. For the $20 or so for 10 macarons, in an hour I could make 100. If you like to cook they are really are quite fun and people are (overly) impressed when you serve them!

My wife made a big batch of them last year and they came out great. We stupidly didn't buy almond flour and tried to make our own, but other than that it wasn't too hard at all. Lemon curd was epic for a filling.
post #53474 of 66440
La Duree is awesome. I'm sure there are French hipsters out there who say it's played out and too commercial, but I haven't had a better macaron that was fairly accessible to me. They are really expensive though
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

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why u no say hi when in my nabe? oh yeah, i'm never home.
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