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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #25: January 30, 2021, 05:27:24 PM »
I doubt I will ever actually make this. Too many ingredients and too much hassle. But I want to try this. The URL alone will tell you why.

https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/poutine-style-twice-baked-potatoes

I was just saying something to my wife about this. She makes very good twice-baked potatoes and her reply was, “So it’s just a twice-baked potato with all that crap piled on it?”

Guess I need not bother making them!

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #26: January 30, 2021, 10:46:44 PM »
I’ve had poutine three times, and all 3 times it was garbage

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« Reply #27: January 30, 2021, 11:08:40 PM »
I’ve had poutine three times, and all 3 times it was garbage

the Canadians brought actual cheese curds with them, they explained that the secrets to great authentic poutine are:
1. hand cut the potatoes
2. use real cheese curds
3. the gravy must be hot enough to melt the cheese

The knock-offs i've seen in our area typically involve using mozzarella which is akin to putting pineapple on pizza to a Canadian from what they told us.

Oh, and they made the gravy from scratch as well.

I've heard the Delirium Cafe in Leesburg has good poutine but haven't been there yet.


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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #28: January 31, 2021, 11:29:08 AM »
I have found alot of great easy recipes from this website below.  Also, there is no fee for downloading recipes from this site:

https://www.themediterraneandish.com/

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #29: February 09, 2021, 03:52:19 PM »
Happy National Pizza Day!




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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #30: February 09, 2021, 04:46:44 PM »
the Canadians brought actual cheese curds with them, they explained that the secrets to great authentic poutine are:
1. hand cut the potatoes
2. use real cheese curds
3. the gravy must be hot enough to melt the cheese

The knock-offs i've seen in our area typically involve using mozzarella which is akin to putting pineapple on pizza to a Canadian from what they told us.

Oh, and they made the gravy from scratch as well.

I've heard the Delirium Cafe in Leesburg has good poutine but haven't been there yet.



Mozz and gravy sounds absolutely terrible. :spaz: That should be a crime.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #31: February 09, 2021, 07:33:06 PM »
Happy National Pizza Day!

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if only I were in New Haven ...

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #32: February 09, 2021, 09:04:19 PM »
if only I were in New Haven ...

You can burn something just as easily in Crystal City...

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #33: February 09, 2021, 09:06:50 PM »
Fireworks in the Courthouse part of Arlington was very good when we were there

if only I were in New Haven ...

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #34: February 10, 2021, 12:55:04 AM »
You can burn something just as easily in Crystal City...

:lmao:

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #35: February 16, 2021, 09:32:01 AM »
Not food but did not know this.  Best to brush before your coffee. If after should wait a half hour.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/brush-teeth-before-after-coffee_l_6026c2eec5b680717ee77529/amp

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #36: February 16, 2021, 10:39:51 AM »
Let's talk Italy:

1. One of the (many) things we learned about Italian cuisine when we visited a few years ago is that Italians don't use ricotta in their lasagna, they use béchamel (a white sauce made from butter and flour).   We made this recipe over the weekend and loved it: https://www.walksofitaly.com/blog/food-and-wine/italian-lasagna-recipe,  the only change we made was to mix in some pecorino romano cheese into the white sauce based on some other recipes we saw that recommended doing so to give it more flavor).  It was incredible.  Another tip is to alternate the direction of the noodles to help the slices stay together when you cut them.  We used no-boil noodles for convenience, but fresh or homemade are recommended.

2. Stanly Tucci's new show on exploring Italian cuisine is fantastic so far.  Very reminiscent of Bourdain's show in that he lets the food and the locals tell the story.

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« Reply #37: February 16, 2021, 01:14:24 PM »
I think that some areas of Italy use ricotta and some use béchamel. Either one is authentic. The lasagna that I make has ricotta mixed in with the bechamel. It’s really rich.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #38: February 16, 2021, 02:31:43 PM »
I think that some areas of Italy use ricotta and some use béchamel. Either one is authentic. The lasagna that I make has ricotta mixed in with the bechamel. It’s really rich.
I think bechamel is a northern italy thing.  My friend whose wife is from the top of the boot makes it that way for the holidays.  I think Federico's makes it that way, too.

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« Reply #39: February 16, 2021, 02:49:07 PM »
I think that some areas of Italy use ricotta and some use béchamel. Either one is authentic. The lasagna that I make has ricotta mixed in with the bechamel. It’s really rich.

on the Tucci show last night they used ricotta in Naples in a calzone (which was called a fried pizza), but that was about it.  From everything I've read, ricotta is not widely used in any part of Italy in lasagna.

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« Reply #40: February 16, 2021, 03:07:14 PM »
on the Tucci show last night they used ricotta in Naples in a calzone (which was called a fried pizza), but that was about it.  From everything I've read, ricotta is not widely used in any part of Italy in lasagna.
then all the old nonis in Connecticut were doing it wrong :lol:

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« Reply #41: February 16, 2021, 03:39:41 PM »
then all the old nonis in Connecticut were doing it wrong :lol:

Best I can tell is the ricotta thing originated with southern Italian immigrants who weren't schooled in the original recipe (that originated in Bologna) and used ricotta as a cheaper, easier substitute for béchamel. Ricotta was originally made from the whey leftover from making mozzarella.

Here's an extensive discussion:
https://www.quora.com/Why-do-Italians-put-besciamella-in-their-lasagna-but-Americans-use-ricotta

I just prefer the béchamel version. :) And I served it with garlic bread, with is another American invention.

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« Reply #42: February 16, 2021, 03:46:23 PM »
then all the old nonis in Connecticut were doing it wrong :lol:
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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #43: February 16, 2021, 04:38:05 PM »
then all the old nonis in Connecticut were doing it wrong :lol:
tony and lucille's calzone?

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« Reply #44: February 16, 2021, 04:43:22 PM »
tony and lucille's calzone?
DiMatteo's in the Hamden Plaza ;)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #45: February 16, 2021, 05:33:57 PM »
DiMatteo's in the Hamden Plaza ;)
if I need a calzone break when I'm on the Wilbur Cross.

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #46: February 16, 2021, 05:43:35 PM »
if I need a calzone break when I'm on the Wilbur Cross.
WORTH IT!

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #47: February 16, 2021, 07:41:19 PM »
WORTH IT!

That burned crap is loaded with carcinogens...aside from tasting like chalk, it's not good for you...  :nono:

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« Reply #48: February 16, 2021, 11:08:50 PM »
That burned crap is loaded with carcinogens...aside from tasting like chalk, it's not good for you...  :nono:

Still beats a pizza casserole  :spaz:  ;)

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Re: Food and How You Cook/Eat It (2021)
« Reply #49: February 17, 2021, 07:32:56 PM »
Still beats a pizza casserole  :spaz:  ;)

I forgot...you would have had experience with Chicago Style Pizza having been at Great Lakes NAS...

I never cared for it growing up, but have developed a taste for it in my golden years...  ;)