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Our 15 Favorite International Potato Recipes

Potatoes are famously versatile, and beloved around the globe in many different forms. Keto eaters will have to look away, but for the rest of us, these international potato recipes should provide some...

Aviwell fattens ducks’ livers without force feeding them

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

" . . . To make its foie gras, Aviwell buys goslings or ducklings from local farmers and feeds them a bacterial mixture. The farmers raise the birds for another three or four weeks before the start...

The Bistro at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford re-opens May 30

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

Napa County was approved to move into Stage 2 on the California roadmap for easing restrictions during Covid-19. Restaurants were allowed to resume dine-in services subject to operating guidelines ...

Some of my Singapore restaurants' reviews

by Bu Pun Su 4 years ago

Under the new Chowhound forums format, sometimes I got difficulties to find the old reviews of certain restaurants. Because of this, I created this new thread for some of my foodie adventures in Si...

French Consumers Urged to Eat More Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

" . . . Consumers in France have been spending more on staples and pre-packaged cheese during the COVID-19 crisis, and have shunned many traditional cheeses from smaller makers, according to the Ce...

Bistro Elan re-opened tonight with curbside pick up in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Seeing a plate of Libery duck confit with sugar snap peas and frites on a friend's FB feed tonight was the news of reopening. Bistro Elan has online ordering now for curbside pick up. In addition ...

France officially recognizes natural wine designation

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Vin méthode nature is the new official designation for natural wine in France. The first wines bearing this denomination will be of the 2019 vintage from producers who agreed before harvest to comp...

Mentone in Aptos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The latest eatery from Chef David Kinch of Manresa is Mentone in Aptos. Opening today, Wednesday, March 25, it will debut with take out from a limited menu of wood-fired pizzas, salads, cocktails, ...

Name of Closed Restaurant

by lesliesue 4 years ago

I am trying to recall the name of a restaurant that closed in or around 2004. It was a "fancy" french restaurant in midtown that served cassoulet regularly. I have a photo taken there that has se...

Peninsula Pastries | Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Back in Palm Springs in November, I stopped by Peninsula Pastries to try the kouign amann. The crisp and flaky spiral of buttery laminate with a glorious caramelized bottom hewed closer to croissan...

Bakers of Paris wholesale bakery closing March 20

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Wholesale bakery, Bakers of Paris announced that it is shutting down after March 20 due to a rent hike. It's been the low price leader, so expect to see increases in sandwiches and other pastry ...

French or Italian upscale restaurants near University of Pittsburgh

by meshfoodlvr 5 months ago

Looking for suggestions for upscale restaurants to take my college grad to dinner with family (total of 10) after Pitt graduation at end of April 2020. Must rely on uber/lyft for transportation....

Montreal, 48 hours. Best Solo Dinner Spot?

by borisabrams 7 months ago

Hi, I am going to be in Montreal this weekend and will be dining alone on the weekend. What are some good restaurants that i could get a seat at a bar and people watch? Ideally I want something...

Guys night out in Manhattan for ten 30 year olds

by jcoves73 5 months ago

Hey everyone... I’m getting to the age where a bunch of my friends are starting to move out of the city (marriage, house in suburbs, kids etc.) and I wanted to start doing a quarterly dinner as a t...

Saltwater Bakeshop | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

On June 20, I stopped by Saltwater Bakeshop at its new brick-and-mortar location in San Mateo's Kitchentown, lured by previous IG images of KA. But alas, on Kouign Amann Day, none were produced her...

The ESSENCE of European Cooking

by GTJ 8 months ago

On a thread having to do with cast iron pots the topic shifted to French Cuisine and, in somewhat obsessive fashion as is my tendency, I decided to pursue the topic 'theoretically' as well as pract...

Best canned foie gras in NYC?

by JasonKeenan1 7 months ago

What's the best canned foie gras you can buy at a store in NYC or online (mailed from U.S.)? Someone brought canned foie gras for me from France and it was better than expected (see image). While...

French language cookbook

by ali3 7 months ago

My French mum in law loves trying different cuisines and I would like to buy her a cookbook in French, exploring other cuisines, much like Diana Henry or Melissa Clark. I’d be grateful for recommen...

Offal in Montreal

by borisabrams 7 months ago

Hi! I have a very rudimentary understanding of Montreal cuisine but after doing some rudimentary research it seems that it is pretty offal heavy. (Excuse my ignorance!) I adore offal but dont g...

Pasadena Tuesday Specials?

by 8Gr8N8 10 months ago

The wife and I are looking to splash out in Pasadena and are interested in any Tuesday specials. We'd be particularly interested in any higher end offerings or prix fixe opportunities. We love Fre...