Jump to content


Sneakeater

Member Since 24 May 2007
Offline Last Active Today, 03:05 AM
***--

#1440150 College Cooking Memories

Posted by Sneakeater on 17 April 2019 - 02:32 AM

If you think I don’t know who the drummer was in Fagen and Becker’s college band, you’re gonna PAY sucka.


#1440144 College Cooking Memories

Posted by Sneakeater on 17 April 2019 - 02:13 AM

I don't remember much about what I cooked, but I do remember trying to make a shopping schedule so that each pair of roommates took turns shopping for the whole suite of six, and how well THAT worked out (not very). Also the rampant stealing of other people's food during long evenings of impaired judgment. I really do not miss communal living.


My house really cooked, bought, and ate totally communally. In retrospect, I have no idea how we pulled that off.


#1440051 Osteria Crescendo...Westwood

Posted by Sneakeater on 14 April 2019 - 03:30 PM

It sounds like it'll be fun to sit at the bar and watch people stumble as they enter.




#1439947 [Wayne] Viaggio

Posted by Sneakeater on 11 April 2019 - 11:08 AM

Maybe his date was extremely successful and he’s still recovering.


#1439737 Paul Liebrandt @ Chefs Club

Posted by Sneakeater on 06 April 2019 - 01:18 AM

You can get Wild Turkey at the bar


#1439694 Strange request...near West Orange...dinner, Friday night

Posted by Sneakeater on 03 April 2019 - 11:26 PM

The music they play at Laurel & Sage is fantastic, actually.


#1439586 Le Bernardin

Posted by Sneakeater on 01 April 2019 - 11:34 PM

Also agree, FWIW.


#1439550 New York Pizza

Posted by Sneakeater on 01 April 2019 - 04:24 PM

Although if you want them to understand New York slice pizza, having no place to sit down and enjoy yourself is a big part.


#1439481 The Rest of Us

Posted by Sneakeater on 30 March 2019 - 06:16 AM

If you're curious how I came to be able to buy a bunch of red and white Fiorano from the 1994 vintage (this is my next-to-last bottle of the red) about fifteen years ago:  https://www.nytimes....gic-cellar.html




#1439323 MeMe's Diner

Posted by Sneakeater on 27 March 2019 - 04:28 AM

Thanks!




#1439317 The Rest of Us

Posted by Sneakeater on 27 March 2019 - 04:09 AM

(more cowbell)

 

Mississippi Roast,

It's time to give up the ghost.

Mississippi Roast,

This batch has come to a close.

 

Reheated and, in the deathless phrase of Sam Sifton, "piled high on a sandwich roll."

 

On the side, unreheated sautéed kale with chili oil (what could be better with this roast?) and fried potatoes, taken home from a restaurant a few nights ago.

 

I knew what I wanted to drink.  It's a bit grand for reheated home leftovers with unreheated restaurant doggie-bag leftovers (a meal I barely cooked).  But it was perfect.

 

2016 Ruth Lewandowski Boaz

 

Well, I said I wanted a natural wine this time.  But with all that fat in the Mississippi Roast (at least the way I, as opposed to Evelyn and voyager, make it), I wanted some tannin along with the acid.  But still, plenty of fruit.

 

Voila (as we don't say when serving a Mississippi Roast).

 

Evan Lewandowski, who makes this wine, is crazy.  The grapes are grown in California (Mendocino), and fermenting starts there.  But then he trucks them to his native Utah to finish the job.  You can see why he named his winery "Ruth", after perhaps the most famous migrant in all of (sort of) Western literature, and why all his wines are all named after characters from that story.

 

This is mainly Carignan, with some Grenache and a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon.  Blackberry and licorice are what you taste (and smell) up front.  Like most natural wines, this doesn't really have secondary flavors.  It's more like the initial flavors linger on, becoming more complex (you might even say smokier) versions of themselves as they stay.

 

There's some funk here -- but nobody would call this wine Bretty.  For a natural wine, it's positively elegant.  (To be clear, for a "normal" wine it isn't.)

 

This was as close to perfect with the Mississippi Roast sandwiches as I could hope to come.




#1439093 Natural, Organic, Bio - The Wines Some Love to Hate

Posted by Sneakeater on 22 March 2019 - 05:49 PM

Natural wine is something you either like or you don't.




#1439092 The Rest of Us

Posted by Sneakeater on 22 March 2019 - 05:49 PM

(I wonder, though, what the people in Mississippi would think about someone at Alabama messing with their recipe.)




#1439086 Natural, Organic, Bio - The Wines Some Love to Hate

Posted by Sneakeater on 22 March 2019 - 04:52 PM

(And I’m a believer.)


#1439085 Natural, Organic, Bio - The Wines Some Love to Hate

Posted by Sneakeater on 22 March 2019 - 04:51 PM

I have simply not found that to be true.