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RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

Food pairings with Sauternes?

by damiano 3 months ago

So, I’ve recently enjoyed a magnificent bottle of a Sauternes - and I was floored with how exquisite it tastes! They say it’s a dessert wine, but I opened the bottle around 3PM (easter Sunday) and ...

Olive question

by bsugarcream 12 days ago

I need some olives for a dish I'm cooking. It calls for kalamata but I find the taste too strong. Is there an olive similar to kalamata but with a less strong flavor?


Help with rustic/farmhouse dining room table

by bsugarcream 22 hours ago

We are in need of a new table. Wish list: seats 8 people with leaf open, the people sitting on the end have plenty of leg room, rustic/farmhouse look, if the set comes with chairs we'd like built i...

Jack's premiers in Eastchester...

by gutreactions 10 months ago

They were ready to open last March, but due to the Covid crisis they had to delay. After a major renovation to the former Edmondo's (Yefsi) space on Main St. in Eastchester, Jack's Bar & Restaurant...

Weekly Menu Planning – July 2021

by MidwesternerTT 1 month ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in July. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always appr...


Good God! Have Hazy/Citrus IPAs Conquered Earth?

by kaleokahu 7 days ago

OK, I like a FEW of these brews, and it is summer... BUT... I'm in Safeway today looking for a *variety* of beers to stock a cooler for a gathering tomorrow. 90% of the premium selections are ...

What are you baking these days? July 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

We’re coming into peak summer fruit season, and just in time for all those picnics and summer dos. If the heat hasn’t kept you from cranking up the oven, what’s coming out of it?

What cookbooks have you bought or do you want? Early 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 7 months ago

The vagaries of 2020 didn’t stop the new-cookbooks pipeline, and surely 2021 will be no different. And then there are all the thousands that have come before, but are new to each of us. What cookin...


Budda's delight in the GTA?

by bunbunbun 22 hours ago

Hello everyone (and especially Charles Yu haha): Where is the place to go for this dish in the GTA? Skyview? Casa Victoria? Yunlin? I have had O'mei's version previously, which while I enjoy...

ISTANBUL AND BEYOND - North-Central Anatolia, Basics (pp. 299-342)

by MelMM 1 year ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters from Istanbul & Beyond: Wheat, Legumes & Lamb - North-Central Anatolia (pp. 299-330) Basics & Daily Dishes (pp. 331-342) Please put the re...

Remember Hobeau's?

by Linda 18 years ago

When we lived in NY, our favorite neighborhood restaurant was Hobeau's, which sadly has closed. Has anyone found another restaurant with similar menu, price, and ambiance?

October 2015 COTM: PRUNE by Gabrielle Hamilton - Alda, Prep Daily/Weekly, Garbage, Family Meal

by herby 6 years ago

Use this thread to report on: Alda p. 417-439 Prep Daily/Weekly p. 440-507 Garbage p. 518-560 Family Meal p. 561-567 If you are the first to report on a recipe, please start a new comment. I...

August 2021 Cookbook of the Month: PANDEMIC REVISIT, MARCH 2020–JULY 2021

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 7 days ago

Welcome to our August 2021 COTM, where we're revisiting all the books and websites we used from March of last year, the beginning of our collective long, strange trip through the unprecedented terr...


Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

Please use this this thread to report on all recipes from SEASON: BIG FLAVORS, BEAUTIFUL FOOD. How to report on a recipe: * Please type recipe titles in ALL CAPS, and include the page number o...


Home Cooking Dish Of The Month August 2021 - VOTING

by hirsheys 4 days ago

Welcome to the voting thread for the Home Cooking Dish of the Month (“DOTM”) for August 2021. The purpose of this thread is to cast votes to choose a dish that we as a community can cook and report...

Some more Mauviel M’cook pans - first thoughts

by MartinG 2 months ago

Today I recieved two more M’cook pans, a 24 cm saucier and a 24 cm frying pan. I already have a 26 cm frying pan which I really like to use. The only downside is that the angle of the handle is...


Copper skillet wanted; Dehillerin or ...

Sid Post
by Sid Post 5 days ago

I want to give a copper skillet a whirl. I want what is commonly a 10" Lodge cast iron skillet size as a minimum but, really want more of a ~12" skillet. Think two large hamburger patties or at l...

Crispy Chicken Stuffed with Sticky Rice

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 12 years ago

One of my favorite Cantonese banquet dishes is fried crispy chicken (deboned) stuffed with sticky rice (and bits of Chinese sausage). It's a death bomb, chefs hate to prepare it (cuz it's so labor ...