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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

What would be your guess as to how they put that smoked potato/truffle montage together at the Meurice. The one that goes with the turbot? Coat each slice of truffle with olive oil then layer with potaoes and keep in the fridge until service?

I've never made the recipe, but I would imagine so. The other option, slicing and cutting and stacking at the last minute seems too inefficient.
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Also, is that chartreuse of pigeon done sous vide?
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Yes.
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Again.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

scrambled eggs

I thought the scrambled eggs were on the left with the pastry dish? Could well be wrong; that was an overwhelming meal for all concerned I think. Certainly a night to be remembered.
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The description:

"House Ground Angus, Chuck Madeira Glazed Velvet Pioppini Mushrooms, Triple Cream Brie, Kennebec Fries"

I enjoyed it, but it was very filling. The serving of fries was ridiculous. There were enough left over for another two people when I was done. It also came with house-made ketchup, pickled onions, carrots, and cornichons. As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't Heinz, you should just call it a tomato sauce.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't Heinz, you should just call it a tomato sauce.

+1. The "house made" ketchup thing is ridiculous IMO. So is the word "housemade", but that's for another day.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

+1. The "house made" ketchup thing is ridiculous IMO. So is the word "housemade", but that's for another day.

Nonsense. I've got nothing against Heinz on a basic burger but there's no reason there should be just one... I've had housemade that are much better pairings with the meal as they change the flavor profile to better suit the meal.
And housemade means quite a lot as far as I'm concerned.
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Nonsense. I've got nothing against Heinz on a basic burger but there's no reason there should be just one... I've had housemade that are much better pairings with the meal as they change the flavor profile to better suit the meal.
And housemade means quite a lot as far as I'm concerned.

I agree there is room for more than just one. But 99% of the time you see it, it's with a burger or fries, when you want simple Heinz, not the overwrought crushed-tomatoes-and-water that most places hand out as "housemade ketchup".

My issue with the word "housemade" is that it no longer means anything. Seemingly every place in New York sticks "housemade" in front of every little thing on their menu, and it means nothing anymore--it's purely a marketing term at this point. Not only is is superfluous in most cases, in many cases, a lot of what they have deigned to make themselves isn't as good as something they could get from a producer that is dedicated to making that one item. Just because it's made in house does not make it better. Certainly there are lots of exceptions to this, and I'm not begrudging that. The issue is all the third-rate places making their own, say, ketchup, that isn't very good and adds nothing to the meal.
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What is the difference between housemade and homemade? Either way, I make delicious ketchup.
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

What is the difference between housemade and homemade?

And then there is this--they had to invent another word for it to make it sound fancier. Another reason it annoys me biggrin.gif

Trust me, I have no problems with nice stuff (we are on SF, after all), but I do have problems with the deliberately self-imposed pretension.

OK, rant over.
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I would eat your ketchup, Matt.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I would eat your ketchup, Matt.

No homo
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