Random Food Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Who knows anything about Canadian foie and how it compares to Hudson Valley? And please don't even mention Sonoma foie. that shit is terrible.
    Canadian is horrible. Worse than sonoma.
     
  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Kyle- golden gate sells sliced fg, if you need it.

    Canadian is horrible. Worse than sonoma.

    Good to know and good to know.

    I can vouch that Matt knows what the hell he is talking about. Either that, or he gets lucky a lot.
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    Good to know and good to know.


    I can vouch that Matt (...) gets lucky a lot.


    Thank you for sharing this.
     
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    Davidko19 Senior member

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    Whats a good, quick and easy dinner you can make for a date? Something that doesnt require a lot of maintenance, has readily available ingredients but will know their socks (pants) off?
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Pasta puttanesca. Plus it will subtly send across your intent.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Whats a good, quick and easy dinner you can make for a date? Something that doesnt require a lot of maintenance, has readily available ingredients but will know their socks (pants) off?

    wild mushroom risotto with a hearty Italian red wine. Use a splash of the wine in the risotto for extra wow factor.



    question: stupid, but I've heard a slew of answers. What temperature does pork need to be cooked to?
     
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    question: stupid, but I've heard a slew of answers. What temperature does pork need to be cooked to?

    Depends on the cut, but high-temp cuts like loin and chop are best at slightly under medium ,IMO. Still needs some color inside or the texture will be terrible. That said, undercooking it gives it an equally bad texture.
     
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    wild mushroom risotto with a hearty Italian red wine. Use a splash of the wine in the risotto for extra wow factor.



    question: stupid, but I've heard a slew of answers. What temperature does pork need to be cooked to?

    It doesn't really need to be cooked to a particular temp, as trichynosis doesn't exist anymore. That said, for tender pieces 140 is probably best, as it won't dry much and people recoil at pink pork. 150 or so for sausage, as drying isn't that big a concern.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    lovely, thanks guys.
     
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    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    Whats a good, quick and easy dinner you can make for a date? Something that doesnt require a lot of maintenance, has readily available ingredients but will know their socks (pants) off?
    I posted instructions for fish en papillote in an other thread. Not going to re-post, but if you want it, PM me and I'll send it to you. Anyway, it fits the bill, and has easy cleanup.
     
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    Pasta puttanesca. Plus it will subtly send across your intent.

    Just looked it up... looks good ol s'ghetti and ragu to me. But rachel ray's dish was the first site it pulled up

    I posted instructions for fish en papillote in an other thread. Not going to re-post, but if you want it, PM me and I'll send it to you.

    Anyway, it fits the bill, and has easy cleanup.


    I searched and it took me to the dover sole thread, but I didnt see anything. Not a huge fish guy and its always a crapshoot if the girls in the mood for it (MOAR TUNA!!) but i just looked this up online and seems super easy.
     
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    Just looked it up... looks good ol s'ghetti and ragu to me. But rachel ray's dish was the first site it pulled up

    Puttanesca is the shit man. It's spicy, it's salty, it's tangy, and only takes 15 minutes to cook. Just chop garlic, onions, and anchovies and sautee them in oil. Add peppers, black olive, capers, and diced tomato and let it simmer for 15 minutes. It's perfect.
     
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    Pasta puttanesca. Plus it will subtly send across your intent.

    LOL just looked this up too and found the meaning:

     
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    Cooking sausage--I usually put it in a cast iron skillet and add water to cover the sausages about halfway. Med+heat, turn occasionally, try not to pierce. Eventually the water cooks off (at this point they're cooked) and then they'll brown in the skillet. Just take them out when they casing is browned enough for you.
     
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    LOL No way. I'm not using sausage for anything. But it looks like Dean & Deluca's foie is Canadian, so I didn't know if it was worth the price or not.

    Thanks Gome. I know they sell whole lobes and they also sell torchon. I just need a slice or two though.

    For sausage I usually brown the outside, warm enough to brown it but gentle enough to not break the casing, and then toss it in a low oven to finish. I've also heard of people browing the outside, then tossing a touch of water and a lid to steam it to finish, but IMO that makes the nice sear you got on it softer and less crisp, basically defeating the purpose of searing it int he first place. You could also simmer it in water until it's cooked through and then finish it on the stovetop.


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