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Mardi Gras departures imminent--where ya headed? - hungryone
Let the annual exodus begin: where are you going this Mardi Gras? 'Bout to make my first departure from the new MSY. Feeling glad that I found someone to drop off and pick up. Headed to Rome, Verona, Padua, Venice....and parts in between....
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re: Anyone here drink Fernet? - hungryone
It is. I drank my way through a bottle of Averna Don Salvatore I schlepped home from Sicily. ...
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re: Anyone here drink Fernet? - hungryone
I love various amaros...but Fernet is not at the top of my list. Averna and Lucano are in my rotation, sipped slowly after a meal. ...
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re: Financial help - hungryone
[quote]Should I pay off my student loan with the extra money to cut my bills down a little or should I pay down on my truck? Maybe refinance the truck? Or keep paying these monthly notes and build up more of an emergency fund? Thanks[/quote] Yes, pay off the student loan, since it's relatively mode...
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re: 2 year old beef tenderloin - WYEI? - hungryone
Me too. Frozen solid in factory cryovac, no worries....
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re: WFDT - hungryone
Leftover congee from dim sum yesterday. Tiny lil baked potato with butter and sour cream. Carb city.....I’ll eat some veg tomorrow....
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re: What is the board's opinion of Isaac Toups? - hungryone
[quote]He put a roux in jambalaya for one thing.[/quote] He's a chef--he's supposed to innovate and be creative. If anything, Cajun/south LA food is the epitome of flexible. So boudin egg rolls, or a fried boudin ball stuffed with cheese are perfectly fine as innovation/fusion, but a fine dining ...
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re: Make your plans! Book now! Grand Isle is #19! - hungryone
I too thought it was an odd choice. If you go to the NYTimes article and read the comments, you'll see that an actual tourist to Grand Isle provides a review. It was pretty damn funny: complaints about the hotel's amenities, complaints about hearing the N-word at the local watering hole, etc. (E...
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re: Chicken Salad sandwich--why so hard to find a good one? - hungryone
[quote]I'm always suspicious of MSG.[/quote] MSG does not taste like "chemicals" (whatever that means). You can buy pure msg at any supermarket. Dip the tip of your little finger in it. By itself, it is just salty/savory. Not a whiff of "chemical" about it....
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re: Train travel - hungryone
[quote] try flying to LA and taking a train to Seattle...or you can just do a portion of it. LA to Portland for instance.[/quote] That route is actually on my short list of US trips. I'd like to do it from San Francisco to Seattle....
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re: Chicken Salad sandwich--why so hard to find a good one? - hungryone
[quote]Chicken, mayo, celery, salt, and pepper is the best and easiest. I can tolerate it with grapes or craisins or slivered almonds but nothing weirder than that. I don't like any onion, but can tolerate a little.[/quote] You have a very narrow view of what constitutes chicken salad, so you're ...
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re: Tall soaking bath tub - hungryone
Kohler Tea for Two. Deep soaker, not terribly expensive....
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re: Tips / Lessons learned when buying a house - hungryone
Drive by the property at night, and during/after a heavy rain. Some inherent faults (neighbors, drainage, noise) won’t be apparent during typical open house hours....
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re: Rec for relaxation/wellness resort anywhere in US? - hungryone
Lake Austin Spa resort is pretty nice. If I were fried and money was no object, I’d likely go to the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur....
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re: Making Artisanal Bread - hungryone
Baguette crust requires steam. Commercial bakeries use steam injected ovens. So if using a pan on the floor of the oven full of lava rocks or a wet towel, or any of the dozens of other ways to generate steam are too much trouble for ya, you might want to try using the oblong lidded granite ware ro...
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re: Best king cake you had THIS season? - hungryone
Best by a mile was a brioche king cake from La Petite Sophie bakery in River Ridge....
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re: What would you mix with salted caramel whiskey? - hungryone
Agree with the whiskey balls. That stuff will only be improved by contact with smashed up cookies/graham crackers, etc....
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re: Making Artisanal Bread - hungryone
No need to keep a large volume seed culture. If you need lots, you build it as necessary. I made non sourdough burger buns this AM, with some potato flour. Excellent texture, soft without being squishy....
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re: What are you cooking for Valentine’s Day? - hungryone
[quote]I'm going to make a huge charcuterie board with 6 or so different cheeses with all of the fixins. [/quote] My all time favorite thing, esp if the fixings include fruit, honey, mostarda or something sharp, and nuts....
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re: What are you cooking for Valentine’s Day? - hungryone
Bison sloppy joes, on homemade burger buns. Side of blue cheese slaw. Creme brûlée for dessert. Not my selections, but will definitely make better half happy....
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