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Random Food Questions Thread

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

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    ahem, what about building a white sauce with it? (and then mac and just a little bit of cheese?).
     
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    I deserve credit for this idea, assholes
     
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    *opens up a trendy little spot on the LES*
     
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    use it to make lobster eggs benedict for
    brunch
     
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    i feel like there's no one good site for wine reviews like there is for beer

    the good wine reviews by good writers are all behind a paywall


    peter liem's writings are very good and he has a detailed champagne website (http://www.champagneguide.net) but it's behind a paywall. burghound also has a great champagne section (makes sense consider how close the regions are) but it's also behind a paywall
     
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  6. foodguy

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    imagine! those damned writers actually want to get paid! the nerve.
     
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    well i still pay for burghound because i think the information is worth it but I would like it if there were a good crowdsourced option like beer advocate or rate beer for wine (and spirits) as well. i feel like the current ones like snooth or cellar tracker aren't really catching on
     
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    Why are there no published studies regarding the extent of denaturation by oxidization/temperature/... when juicing or preparing smoothies? Too much lobbying by Vitamix & co?
     
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    Probably because nobody gives a shit.
     
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    I've googled a bit and the only thing that came up is a Dr. Brian Clement who claims that after 90-120 seconds of mixing (which seems quite long) 90% of the vitamins are denaturized. That's a bold statement but he doesn't seem to provide proof. Neither do the big companies bring up any contradicting data.
     
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    The denatured argument started long ago in body building circles... About PROTEIN It's not worth worrying about. Applying the concept to vitamins is just the myth spreading even further. denaturing is not a negative. It just means a change of state. And that change could as easily be for the better.
     
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    Can someone aware me of a place to buy mushrooms (culinary) in LA? I've only seen a guy at SM-Wednesday, which isn't really feasible for me to go to.
     
  14. foodguy

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    for wild mushrooms, david's the best source (FM guy). you can occasionally find chanterelles at whole foods, but in my experience, they've been pretty dried out. better to do without than to spend a lot of money on flavorless product. another option is going to a Japanese market. They won't have truly wild mushrooms, but they do have really good hen-of-the-woods and shimeji that have really good flavor.
     
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    Is there a Japanese market that's less of a cluster-f than Niijya?
     
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    where do you live? if you're in southern california, i really like mitsuwa and marukai. you can often find those mushrooms at high-end groceries, too. there's an outfit in san diego that is growing a sh*t-ton of them.
     
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    BH, but I've not been here that long so I'm still figuring things out. The WF is kind of meh and there aren't really many other food shops besides the cheese guy.
     
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    yeah, it's kind of tough shopping. BH cheese store is awesome, but charges bijan prices (right up the street!). another cool place close to you is European Sausage Kitchen, at the south end of BH. There's lots of good Japanese not that far away on Sawtelle.
     
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    re: prices - referring to mushrooms or their cheese? As cheese goes, their prices are pretty industry average.
     
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    that wasn't my recollection, but i haven't shopped there in a while.
     

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