What did you eat last night for dinner?

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Raw foie? Okay, there's something I don't think I would want to eat. How was it?
     


  2. mgm9128

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    This sounds great. Fourme d'Ambert is one of my favorite cheeses.
     
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  3. impolyt_one

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    It was great. Scooping up some roast corn and then spreading some foie all over it, it was like this summertime state fair corn on the cob dripping with butter experience, times a million.

    edit: I thought it was raw but looked on the menu here now, actually it was cooked, but just at a very low temperature - he refers to it being 'cooked naturally'
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Matt or Kyle could take a stab at how it was cooked. I wondered if it was not maybe a torchon or something as I've had similar presentations to that. Very yummy.
     


  5. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    I'm impressed with impolyt's meal.

    On a much, much, humbler note, last night I was still recovering from a stomach flu that knocked me out for the best part of the week, so I needed to eat something without much in the way or spice or fat. So I decided to boil some shit:

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    Didn't taste half bad (although I had to cheat and put butter on the potatoes).

    Thank god I woke up to discover I'm back at 100%.
     


  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    It looks like a whole lobe cooked sous vide, then chilled and sliced. I've had some good raw foie gras dishes before, most notably at l'Astrance.
     


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    MM, look at your dishes and then look at these. Notice how much more minimal the dishes Impolyte posted are. That's not even to say that there are fewer things on these plates, but what is there is essential and none of them look like the entire kitchen sink was thrown on there in an attempt to lengthen the description of the dish. Now, I don't think all of these dishes are great looking. Some are to me, and some aren't. The last one, the tomato tofu, is particularly nice because of how honest it is in appearance.
     


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    Yes you're totally right, what was I thinking.
     


  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    :laugh:
     


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    impolyt_one Senior member

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    matt, sfield, kwilk - how do you think that guy makes that half and half hot/cold tea? I would guess that it's a baked mug that gets half covered and sprayed in nitrogen or something, but I know I could be completely wrong on that - thoughts?
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I believe it's actually a gel. That is, the liquid is really in gel form, but it's 'liquidy' enough that you can't really tell.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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  13. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    The chemical is called agar agar and it's easy to get and use at home.
     


  14. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    The comments on that link boiled down to 'that is fucking cool as shit' - and I agree. It was fucking cool as shit. The menu was like 180 bucks, but I seriously feel like that half and half tea experience made it worth that.
     


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    I think it's Gellan F and not agar agar. Unless they are both the same thing.
     
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