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by Nath
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

I was considering it, but ended up getting a regular stovetop pressure cooker instead, for counter space reasons.
by Nath
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Chicken pho, to break in my new pressure cooker.
by Nath
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

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That's pretty close to the recipe I used, though my crust was a bit different, and I chose to peel the apples. I could have caramelized them more -- there weren't really any crispy bits. I also sprinkled on a bit of coarse salt on at the end.
by Nath
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

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My Thanksgiving contribution: a tarte tatin.
by Nath
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

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Yesterday, we made roast chicken with Diana Kennedy's pipian rojo; Brussels sprouts with chorizo; apple pie.
by Nath
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: dubsola's Chilli

Why are they two different dishes? I do like chili con frijoles as a name though! Well, old-school Texas chili is primarily a meat dish, heavily seasoned with chiles (almost equal parts, according to the oldest descriptions I can find). There's not much to the dish besides the two ingredients in th...
by Nath
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: dubsola's Chilli
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: dubsola's Chilli

I was tempted to make protestey noises, until I reminded my self that chili the meat stew and chili the bean stew are two different dishes that unfortunately share the same name, for murky historical reasons. For the meaty version, I like chunks rather than minced meat, and lots of dried chiles (mor...
by Nath
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

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I made a big ol' put off ragu Napolitano over the weekend, with pork country ribs and beef short ribs.
by Nath
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Have you tried all AP flour, no semolina? Might help with the graininess.
by Nath
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Roman semolina gnocchi, and lamb meatballs in tomato sauce. Good, but the gnocchi could have browned more.
by Nath
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:04 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

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We made Hyderabad-style chicken biryani, and eggplant saalan. Tried to recall my mother's biryani recipe, and it worked rather well. The saalan came together easily enough, and was tasty despite some shortcuts.
by Nath
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:42 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 247
Views: 75050

Re: Coffee

Nowadays I mostly use an Aeropress, or the espresso machine at work. Sometimes I feel like a pour-over, and break out the little plastic Melitta I used through grad school. I haven't found any of the pour-over methods to be consistently better than any of the others. There are so many factors that a...
by Nath
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 213126

Re: The Liquor Thread

I got the Coruba at Jug Shop on Polk St. It was a bit more expensive than you're hoping, at $21 for a 750ml bottle. The website says they have a liter for a dollar more, but I didn't see any at the shop. I think I also saw a bunch of Hamilton rums that aren't listed on the website, including the 151...
by Nath
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 213126

Re: The Liquor Thread

I was actually at Smuggler's Cove last night, on a rum-sampling date. About the dark blended overproof, I've seen Hamilton 151 on shelves here in SF, but couldn't think of a good excuse to pick up a bottle. Does using 1 oz of 151 proof really produce a very different result from 2 oz of 86 proof Ham...
by Nath
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

That is super helpful, PAstrychef. I've saved that post away for the next time I make an apple pie.
by Nath
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 213126

Re: The Liquor Thread

Thanks for doing the research! Sounds like it is an unaged whiskey, double-distilled in pot stills, made from rye and barley. All of which makes it a pretty different product from your typical bottle of American rye whiskey, though there are a few exceptions.
by Nath
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

One trick I've seen to reduce the amount of liquid is to cut the apples a day in advance and leave them lightly covered in the fridge. Today (and Friday): rigatoni carbonara. I've had trouble in the past with the sauce turning into scrambled eggs. This time I mixed the sauce and pasta over a double ...
by Nath
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Well, hummus bi tahini is the most common version of the dish, but the world is big enough for multiple hummuses to exist. As long as it's mostly chickpeas, you can call it hummus and not be wrong.
by Nath
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Sichuan wontons in chili oil, and smashed cucumber salad. Froze half the wontons for later.

EDIT: and today, siu mai and steamed Shanghai bok choy with oyster sauce.
by Nath
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:00 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 213126

Re: The Liquor Thread

There's this distillery/bar in Sydney that's the first of its kind in the city in over 150 years. They do tours of the place and they show you how they make their signature gin , vodka, rye, and their other tailored spirits. An Australian rye? Interesting. Is it in the same style as North American ...
by Nath
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Gazpacho, with some nice tomatoes I got yesterday. Simple and tasty.
by Nath
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Left me wondering-do people in places not America eat corn on the cob? In India, it's usually grilled, sometimes over a direct flame. Served slathered with some subset of the following: lime juice, salt, red chile powder, butter. I made some gumbo yesterday, with roast chicken and Andouille. I migh...
by Nath
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Made pizza yesterday. Didn't plan ahead much, so I used a crust recipe with a pretty short rise time, and a sauce with a pretty short simmer time. Both turned out pretty well; it was a thick crust pan pizza, tender in the middle, crisp at the bottom, without much of a doughy layer adjacent to the sa...
by Nath
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

These things, I'm guessing: http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/06/taste-test-japanese-curry-roux-mixes-golden-torukero-vermont-java-kokumaro.html I found Japanese curry weird and underwhelming when I first tried it, but once I got it separated in my head from Indian and Thai curries, I started to see t...
by Nath
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Barbecue Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: The Barbecue Thread

My gold standard barbecue meal was at Black's in Lockhart, TX. Naturally, it was brisket. I thought I liked barbecue before, but this was on a whole other level. Smokey, beefy, nice dark outer layer of bark, and so tender. There was sauce available, but my brisket was all gone before I even thought ...
by Nath
Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

That all looks appetizing! I made a Thai chicken and mint stir-fry (like the one they usually make with holy basil). Ate it with rice, a crispy fried egg, and a simple chili-garlic-fish sauce condiment. Turned out surprisingly mild, considering I used four or five green chiles for a single generous ...
by Nath
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

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Hunan stir-fried pork with peppers and fermented black beans, from a Fuchsia Dunlop book I recently picked up. My dining companion made a couple of stir-fried vegetable dishes -- one with water spinach and fermented tofu, the other with bok choy and oyster mushrooms. EDIT: Today: Sichuan twice-cooke...
by Nath
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:14 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Epic Cheese Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 15578

Re: The Epic Cheese Thread

I just looked this up, because I remember reading somewhere recently that the FDA does allow aged (60+ days) raw milk cheeses. Mimolette was apparently banned (well, imports were 'on hold') due to the cheese mites in the crust, but it seems to be back . Raw milk Camembert and such still seem to be o...
by Nath
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:29 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Mm, Scotch eggs. Cooked a couple of times over the past week or so: ⋅ Sous vide cheeseburger with onions and mushrooms, sauteed with a splash of bourbon. ⋅ Beef and pancetta meatballs in a tomato sauce with some mint. Consumed in sandwich form. ⋅ Bangers and mash, with ...
by Nath
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What do I serve with this? (Food pairings thread)
Replies: 4
Views: 2542

Re: What do I serve with this? (Food pairings thread)

If your friends eat eggs, there are plenty of egg-based dishes that would work pretty well with a side of sweet potatoes. For instance, an omelette, or a sweet potato hash topped with poached eggs. I like Zohar's lentil idea. Black beans would also go well, like in a Cuban-style preparation. The swe...
by Nath
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Sichuan boiled fish. My star anise seems to have mysteriously disappeared, so I used fennel instead.
by Nath
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Yeah, as far as I can tell it caught on mostly because it has a catchy name. Last night I made a beef and broccolini stir-fry with oyster sauce etc. EDIT, for Sunday's cooking: Spaghetti all'Amatriciana for lunch. For dinner, Thai tart mango and crispy cod flake salad, sticky rice, and steamed thumb...
by Nath
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:43 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Made sockeye salmon and green bean red curry a couple of days ago, with a little can of coconut milk I found in the back of the pantry. The sauce split nicely, probably because the coconut milk sat untouched for so long. Tonight, dry-fried some green beans to eat with the leftover salmon, since I'd ...
by Nath
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1251
Views: 213126

Re: The Liquor Thread

Got a bottle of Appleton 12. The first thing I made with it was a Mai Tai. Slightly underwhelming; I can see why people blend it with a demerara or agricole rhum. I'll try one at some point with equal parts Appleton and El Dorado 12; I have both around, and I hear they are a good Mai Tai combination...
by Nath
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Roast 'hariyali' Cornish hen and elotes (thanks PAstrychef), with a store-bought naan and some cilantro-mint raita (a.k.a. the unused extra marinade from the hariyali hen).
by Nath
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 356
Views: 144398

Re: Cocktails

El Dorado 12 makes a pretty nice Mai Tai.
by Nath
Mon May 30, 2016 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Those elotes sound amazing. I should make some.
by Nath
Sun May 29, 2016 9:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Got some puerco pibil in the oven. Also made some charred habanero salsa and pickled onions to go with it, in taco format.
by Nath
Sun May 22, 2016 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

I've been doing a bunch of traveling, and therefore not much cooking lately, but I did make an artichoke frittata in a tiny AirBnB kitchen in Rome last weekend, along with a salad of dressed arugula, Pecorino, and prosciutto. And today: roast chicken and Hatch chile enchiladas, with lots of Oaxaca c...
by Nath
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4015
Views: 618707

Re: Today I Made:

Chicken 65, a spicy Chinese-influenced dish from South India.

EDIT: and tonight, bhindi/mirchi ka saalan, an okra and chili pepper curry thickened with tahini and peanut butter, with tamarind for sourness. A side dish for that never-ending supply of biryani I made over the weekend.

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