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pet peeve - old/undated olive oil

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by jen kalb 20 years ago

following up on Allans post re Peters, I applaud their stocking dated oils! I get really annoyed with (1) the lack of vintage/"best before" date labelling for most olive oil here, especially expens...

Laksa

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by Tord Svenson 20 years ago

Joanna wrote --- I often feel grateful to be born here! I've lived here all my life and yet I'm still discovering new places to eat! Just on Sunday, I had the Laksa outside my house that people all...

kierkstreiker

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by nlb 20 years ago

Anyone ever seen a beer with a name roughly like that above? Dark, quite chocolatey, foamy head, normally served in a tall, narrow stein. From Munich, I think...

Basque recipes (in French)

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by Allan Evans 20 years ago

The French newsgroup fr.rec.cuisine listed the following website: very good one and easy to copy the recipes at once: http://www.geocities.com/corinned_fr/index3.htm

help - need vegan birthday cake

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by jen kalb 20 years ago

My vegan girl turns sweet 16 today - with no cake in prospect. Does anyone know a source in NYC for retain vegan desserts? Thanks!

Jawing Off on Sharks Fin

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by j gold 20 years ago

In his San Francisco report, Senor Hound singles out a dish of sharks fin for specific praise. Sharks fin, of course, can taste very good indeed. But the ``harvesting'' of sharks fin is one of the ...

Egyptian recipes

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by Allan Evans 20 years ago

Just found a government tourist site with, gasp, very good Egyptian recipes: http://touregypt.net/recipes In English, and one can enter the amount of portions to get the right doses.

japanese greens

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by pat hammond 20 years ago

I am preparing to search (probably in vain) in St. Louis for a Japanese green veggie called,I believe, shiso. It comes in little bunches and may be eaten cooked or raw. We used to have a nifty li...

Food Pros'New Year' Resolutions

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by Barb H. 20 years ago

Our own top-dog was included in Erica Marcus's article on Queens/LI food professionals' N.Y. food resolutions. Interesting. Link: http://library.newsday.com/cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=3878ab753bb211M...

'flu therapy/feed a cold some curry

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by howler 20 years ago

if you are a hapless victim to this crippling 'flu sweeping nyc (as i am), the london times article referenced below suggests you might find a little solace from your favourite indian dish. check...

unsavory subject

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by pat hammond 20 years ago

We've had quite an outbreak of hepatitis A in the last several months in St. Louis. For a while it seemed that every other day another food establishment was implicated. This virus is transmitted...

Zinc Lozenges

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by Tord Svenson 20 years ago

Subject: zinc lozenges From: lklein@foodtv.com (Liza) Posted: January 06, 2000 at 13:39:47 In Reply To: Re(1): 'flu therapy/feed a cold some curry Posted by Barb. H. on January 0...

Speaking of red stuff.

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by Alan Divack 20 years ago

Something that I have been wondering about for a long time: in Genesis 25, (Parshat Toldot) we read how Jacob buys Esau's birthright for a pot of red stuff. What could that have been? Most of ou...

Red food theme party

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by Natasha 20 years ago

A friend is holding a party for which she would like to provide food of the red colour. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions? Any ethnicity is welcome.

Happy New Year

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by Tord Svenson 20 years ago

Happy New Year to all on the list. I spent the day at the Boston EMR -- I had reached a critical imbalance between my food input and output -- If it happens to you I learned a lot today --if you as...

Y2K, chowhound style

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by Mary 20 years ago

Thought you all might enjoy the abcnews.com report that the city of Bombay is celebrating the New Year by attempting to make the world's largest iddly--aiming for about 6 feet in diameter. Forget ...

Survey on Trends of the 90's and the 00's

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by christina z 20 years ago

Which 90's food trends are you sick of and which trends to you hope to see in the 00's? (Just curious.) Happy new year. cz

season's greetings

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by pat hammond 20 years ago

Happy New Year and Merry Millennium to all in Chowdom. Be safe, eat well, and I'll see you in 2000! pat

NY Observer article about NYT's William Grimes

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by Natasha 20 years ago

Did anyone read this article from a couple of weeks ago? I heard that a few NYC chefs mentioned how disappointed they are with William Grimes' articles in the NYTimes.

Dog Meat and Monkey Brains

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by Tord Svenson 20 years ago

The Chowhound contributors sometimes kvetch about where the meat comes from. We had a lot of jive on the Jay Leno Show about the South Korean government regulating the eating of dogs. One of the Le...

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