re: I need some new cookbooks - BlackenedOut on 5/24/17 at 10:49 am
Baking steel (any of them or some folks make their own) is a tremendous kitchen tool. I use mine about once a month, whether for pizza, bread, or even as a way to cook steak (the technique more than anything). I really like Jim Lahey's My Pizza book. Easy as pie dough and sauce recipes. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Boneless lamb leg. How would you prepare it? - BlackenedOut on 5/19/17 at 10:07 am
Would marinade it in a mixture of herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme), garlic, salt, peppercorns, and olive oil. And then tie it back up into a log shape (log of lamb) and then grill over moderate heat. I like to cook leg of lamb a little over what I would do say a lamb chop. Also, another suggestion i...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Cheap Delta Flights to London - BlackenedOut on 5/12/17 at 10:55 am
I asked for upgrade possibility at MSY a month ago. She told me "for the first few weeks, you could have, but now these flights are selling out in all cabins." Good sign for things to come. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Wine Storage / Fridge - BlackenedOut on 5/11/17 at 1:49 pm
Yeah, you really ought to taste and get into some French, Italian, Spanish wines. There is a whole world of wine out there under $50 from old world wineries that will make the hair on the back of your neck raise up. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Wine Storage / Fridge - BlackenedOut on 5/11/17 at 11:42 am
Speaking of which, Im about 2/3rds of the way through this book Cork Dork. One premise and theme of the book is "What is the price point in which wine is indistinguishable?" One of the points of view seems to be around the $50-60 range. Above that wine has incredibly minute differences which is a...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Wine Storage / Fridge - BlackenedOut on 5/11/17 at 8:17 am
If you are in Avignon, you won't be far from CdP. My favorites are La Nerthe and Beaucastel. Cellars under La Nerthe are tremendous amd have individual crypts, for lack of a better term, padlocked and labeled for sone of the best chefs and restaurants in the world...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Wine Storage / Fridge - BlackenedOut on 5/10/17 at 9:27 pm
If you are going to be in the South of France and want to learn more about French wine, head to Chateauneuf du Pape and the whole Rhone valley. Recommend, if you havent already, reading Adventures on the Wine Route by Kermit Lynch. CdP, and syrahs from the Rhone, for my money and taste are tough...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Where to go for 4/5 days? Caribbean, Central or South America - BlackenedOut on 5/10/17 at 10:28 am
First question How pregnant will your wife be at the time of this trip?...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Cheap Delta Flights to London - BlackenedOut on 5/10/17 at 8:37 am
Saw this yesterday but it was running all the way through Mardi Gras. Didn't pull the trigger, but it was very very tempting. Leaving Friday before Mardi Gras and coming back Saturday was $457 a person. One stop in Atlanta. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Bourdain comments on the douche economy. - BlackenedOut on 5/9/17 at 4:31 pm
The real issue is he is using facts from 20 years ago to maintain a stance. 20 years ago or even 15 or hell 10 years ago, the restaurant scene in America was vastly different. Filled with lots of places that were cooking similar menus without much thought or care. Brunch doesnt just mean dump hollan...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Santa Rosa beach vs Rosemary vs any other suggestions - BlackenedOut on 5/5/17 at 10:52 am
Well then yeah its a toss up. My .02. With a 10 month old you are likely going to be hauling out a shite ton of stuff everyday to the beach and then bringing it back an hour later. I found it is easier to do that in Rosemary. Get a carriage house on the gulf side (assuming just you, spouse, and b...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Santa Rosa beach vs Rosemary vs any other suggestions - BlackenedOut on 5/5/17 at 10:32 am
Are you a go to the beach and do nothing but hang out on the beach person or go to the beach and play mini golf, shop, eat out, etc...person. Nothing wrong with either approach but would probably guide which area to visit. If the latter, go to Santa Rosa, if the former Rosemary/30A area. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: If InBev bought Parish and MillerCoors bought Great Raft... - BlackenedOut on 5/4/17 at 1:57 pm
Isnt this basically what happened with about 1000 wineries out in California? These cult wines developed, challenged the Gallos of the world, and then Gallo said, "fine we will buy you out (or invest), you make the wine, we sell it with our global reach, and everyone wins." Simplistic analysis bu...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: 13 Nights in Italy - What to do? - BlackenedOut on 5/3/17 at 9:49 am
Venice may be one of the most polarizing cities in all of Europe. Personally, I love it. Its got a uniqueness and history that is fascinating. St. Mark's, the Rialto Bridge, Bridge of sighs, gondolas...all of that gets a bad rap for being touristy, which it is, but its still pretty amazing to se...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: USVI trip advice - BlackenedOut on 5/3/17 at 9:45 am
Totally understand. When traveling with kids, always best to K.I.S.S. In future, if you go back (even with kids) a captained charter boat is a great move. Find another couple with similarly aged kids (or not) and you can have a pretty great trip for about what you would pay in hotels. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
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