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Random Food Questions Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Mrs. Piob has an overnight recipe for Irish steel cut oats and some sweet stuff. She makes it about once a year on a cold night. Makes the house smell great all night long.
     
  2. gomestar

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    I don't have Bouchon, but I do think the majority of Ad Hoc is still very user friendly. Yes, some of the recipes are time consuming, but not much culinary skill is needed to complete them, none of the ingredients are particularly expensive (save for lobster and a rack of lamb which account for 3 total recipes), nor are any of the ingredients difficult to source (my litmus test? Can you walk into Whole Foods and source everything needed for the majority if not all of the recipes right then and there).

    And sometimes it's a "pick your battles" type of thing. Is the recipe for beef stroganoff much more complex than it needs to be? Yes, so I'll skip it. Make the rack of lamb, or chicken over root vegetables, or cod, or halibut instead. Those are simple.
     
  3. indesertum

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    well the beef stroganoff recipe is complex because he is assuming you made the other stuff for other meals. it's a great way to use up leftovers

    that chicken mar i montanya is really really delicious tho
     
  4. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    How to best treat fresh garbanzo beans?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  6. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    they're really delicious. just simmer in salted water. you can add some herbs if you feel the urge. or even use chicken stock. actually, those are popular in mexican markets here, where they're sold pods and all and one way they cook them is to just start a big fire and throw them on. when the pods have charred, you pick the beans out and eat. at least that's what the farmers tell me.
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do your friends at Rancho Gordo really grow a better bean than anybody else? They get so much hype around here, but I don't know I am as bean-aware as I ought to be.
     
  8. mgm9128

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    These are still in their pods. I think I'll simmer them in water or stock, then roll them in a little butter. Hoping they will pair well with lamb head.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are great like edamame. Boiled, or steamed, just with salt. I'd never seen them until about two years ago, now they are everywhere.
     
  10. mgm9128

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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I defer to foodguy. I've never had them with butter, but most things are improved that way. I like munching on pure salt, so that may be why I was pleased.
     
  12. mgm9128

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    I like fresh edamame finished in butter--hell, I like most anything finished in butter-- so maybe I'll like the same with fresh garbanzos.
     
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  13. foodguy

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    steve is a good guy and a great promoter. he's done a lot that is praise-worthy, finding old varieties of beans that weren't being grown much anymore and keeping the strains alive. that said, i have a hard time paying $5.50 a pound for beans.


    yeah, i'm thinking butter would be real good. but yeah, i'm always thinking that.
     
  14. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Is there anything more magical than butter and shallots?
     
  15. kwilkinson

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  16. mgm9128

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    It was more of a rhetorical question, but, yeah, that works.
     
  17. Alter

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    Bacon, duh.
     
  18. Fang66

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    Garlic, black pepper, +1 wine.
     
  19. ehkay

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  20. edinatlanta

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    A fine-ass woman in your arms, caressing your head whispering sweet nothings into your ear with some Isaac Hayes playing in the background, knowing you going to....

    But hey, yeah, if you find food to be the most magical thing, go for it I suppose
     

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