I have not had a problem with TJ's pinenuts but want to buy non Asian pinenuts; don't want to cause any distress to dinner guests.
Also, I've been making my own chicken stock from a recipe from "The Seventh Daughter" by Cecilia Chiang, great book. Did you know her son, Philip, is P.F. Chang? She was on KGO radio not long ago when this was mentioned. I only went to her wonderful Mandarin restaurant about twice; wish I'd gone more often. Remarkable story.
I need a bigger pot than my big pasta pot but don't want one so big I can't lift it. Any recs? I was thinking of hitting Economy Restaurant Supply.