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Peter Creasey

Member Since 07 Nov 2006
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#1397867 Rarest Pasta!

Posted by Peter Creasey on 21 December 2016 - 02:24 PM

Absolutely fascinating (especially perhaps the videos)...

Italy's Rarest Pasta

#1397158 The Rancho Gordo Thread

Posted by Peter Creasey on 09 December 2016 - 10:36 PM

I'm glad I already got my stash of Good Mother Stallards.

#1395885 Christmas Stollen

Posted by Peter Creasey on 21 November 2016 - 10:48 PM

Another success in 2016...fun and rewarding (NOTE: this loaf is MUCH bigger than it looks in the photo.)!





#1395285 Food paraprosdokians!?!

Posted by Peter Creasey on 14 November 2016 - 05:22 PM

I (as did Winston Churchill) enjoy paraprosdokians.


Here are some I can recall offhand...


No food!  Just snacks!


The heart wants what the heart wants...the stomach wants what the stomach wants aka food.


The food here is terrible… and such small portions!


I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.


I like cooking with wine - sometimes I even put it in the food.


Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.


Okay, a non-food one, "There but for the grace of God — goes God."  – Winston Churchill

#1394728 Sonoma dining recs??

Posted by Peter Creasey on 04 November 2016 - 02:03 AM

In Sonoma area, can anyone recommend or discourage certain restaurants?...




Madrona Manor


Dry Creek Kitchen


Any other "can't miss venues"



#1387584 Michel Richard

Posted by Peter Creasey on 16 August 2016 - 09:58 PM

Some of his recipes

#1374225 Timely Burgundies w/multi-course dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 11 May 2016 - 07:09 PM


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#1373182 The Girl in the Spiderís Web

Posted by Peter Creasey on 01 May 2016 - 07:23 PM

The Girl in the Spider’s Web deserves its own thread.


I've been a constant reader my whole life.  Thus, I have read an unimaginable number of books.


Suffice it to say The Girl in the Spider’s Web is one of the more absorbing books I have ever read. 


While one review surely can't do this book justice, here's a review  that is fairly suggestive of the author's success with this book.


Highly recommended!

#1372835 What's wrong with Sous Vide here?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 27 April 2016 - 01:56 PM

Agree about meat - doesn't do anything you can't get by grilling, searing etc...


Rich,  chefs like sous vide because it makes meat preparation easier when serving everyone in a large crowd at the same time. 


The meat preparation is MUCH more difficult (and problematic) if "grilling, searing" for the whole preparation process.

#1372425 What's wrong with Sous Vide here?

Posted by Peter Creasey on 23 April 2016 - 12:24 AM

When used correctly, and usually with an ensuing sear, what is the big-time knock here on this Board with Sous Vide, especially when it is used for a large dinner crowd with everyone to be served all at the same time?

#1372376 Prince

Posted by Peter Creasey on 22 April 2016 - 03:48 PM

Even as a lifelong music enthusiast e.g. blues, R&B, jazz, country, rock, classical, etc., I cannot recall ever hearing or viewing a single song by Prince.

#1372115 Bare works!

Posted by Peter Creasey on 21 April 2016 - 12:28 AM

Permissive restaurant 

#1370729 Slow Food???

Posted by Peter Creasey on 07 April 2016 - 01:53 PM


‘Someone asked the other day, ‘What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?’

‘We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up,’ I informed him.

‘All the food was slow.’

‘C’mon, seriously. Where did you eat?’

‘It was a place called ‘at home,” I explained. !

‘Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn’t like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.’

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn’t tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears &Roebuck.

Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.

I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)

We didn’t have a television in our house until I was 11.

It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I was 19 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called ‘pizza pie.’ When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It’s still the best pizza I ever had.

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn’t know weren’t already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers– my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every morning.

On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren

Just don’t blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn’t what it used to be, is it?



#1369684 Philippe Melka w/multi-course dinner

Posted by Peter Creasey on 25 March 2016 - 08:50 PM








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#1367613 Ch Beau w/multi-course dinner

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