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#768974 Treats from YouTube

Posted by Stone on 24 January 2007 - 08:12 PM

Box in a box

Nice rack.

#744671 Keller's Vanilla Saffron Sauce?

Posted by Stone on 27 October 2006 - 07:41 PM

someone with the book want to give me the basics on how to make it? If I recall, start by reducing 1/2 C of stock to a few tablespoons, with the vanilla bean and saffron in, then add some cream, lower the heat, and start whisking in about 5 lbs of butter.

Is that about right?

#657015 Available!!!

Posted by Stone on 04 January 2006 - 11:25 PM

Still available: Denise Richards.

#650343 Available!!!

Posted by Stone on 07 December 2005 - 03:59 PM

If you're a man of my generation, you'll be quite excited about this: Valerie Bertinelli.

#634010 A Little Chagall Help?

Posted by Stone on 09 October 2005 - 03:58 AM

I just bought a signed Chagall lithograph. I'm trying to find out the name.
It appears to be a circus scene. Up in the left is a woman on a trapeze. Below her, towards the center, is the rooster (of course). There's a greenish clown-like fellow carrying a violin, and the back of him appears to be a cow (of course). There's a man's head in the lower left corner. The audience and a sun are in the upper right.

Any ideas? I've searched all over google and can't find this.

#615546 Woodworking?

Posted by Stone on 10 August 2005 - 05:07 PM

When I found myself with a three-car garage and but one car that sits in the driveway, I thought to myself, "hey, I could put a woodworking shop in here."

About $1,500 later, I've got lots of cool powertools, and I've started building stuff. I still need to drop another $1,000 - $1,500 to be really functional. I hope to make cabinets, coffee tables and stuff like that.

Anyone else work with wood?

#609393 Jude Law

Posted by Stone on 20 July 2005 - 08:30 PM

Law's ex-wife,    Sadie Frost, whose divorce settlement was finalized last month, had no advice to offer Miller.

"It's not my nightmare any more," Frost told the Mirror.

#576829 Food Blogs

Posted by Stone on 07 April 2005 - 09:03 PM

Wilfrid has echoed Marcus' seminal comment that things written on these boards and blogs are most useful - maybe only useful - if you can calibrate your own taste and experience to that of the writer and/or if you know and respect that person. I agree. This self-editing feature helps to weed out a lot.

why is this different from any other reviewer/critic?

#576055 Best Mouthfuls: Chinatown

Posted by Stone on 05 April 2005 - 09:29 PM

Best duck blood dishes: The Malaysia Restaurant.

At risk of being banned or worse, can we discuss this a bit?

#546826 Best Mouthfuls: East Village

Posted by Stone on 14 January 2005 - 09:46 PM

How's that East Village Cheese Shop these days (I think it's called that, right?)

If you're thinking of the one on third avenue, it's on the wrong side of third avenue.

#539138 Hey, Asshole!

Posted by Stone on 08 December 2004 - 09:46 PM

Sometimes in life, you come across a situation, and you just want to yell, "Hey! Asshole!"

And not just when reading food boards.

I'm on an airplane and there's this gunner-kid next to me. Looked mid/late-20s. Intense corporate banking type look.

He didn't turn off his cell phone or blackberry the whole trip. the cell phone was in his shirt pocket and he kept pulling it out to check something. He constantly looked at his blackberry, scrolling up and down, but not typing anything. The stewardess saw him once and told him to turn off the blackberry. He pretended to, but didn't.

I can't say that I was all that worried about our safety, although a flight attendant friend of mine tells me that wireless gadgets can really screw up the navigations system.

What would you do? Ignore it? Tell him to turn the stuff off? Rat him out the Sky Babe?

#536220 Blue Smoke

Posted by Stone on 22 November 2004 - 10:14 PM

All of this mediocre BBQ is why my Weber Bullet is my new best friend. After lousy BBQ at Zarda's and the KC airport, I smoked a shoulder and brisket last Saturday night. Everything was ready in time for kickoff on Sunday. The best $150 cooking tool investment I ever made.


#529563 Amex Platinum Member Services

Posted by Stone on 19 October 2004 - 10:14 PM

Inspired by the Babbo thread . . . .

I was an Amex platinum member for about four years. I think it cost $200. Then I realized that I got nothing out of it. They were never able to get me a dinner reservation. They offered me bad tickets to bad shows. And, what infuriated me, was that their travel services were unable to coordinate with their Membership Rewards program. If I wanted to use my MR points to book a flight, I had to do it myself. I once asked what benefit they really offer, and was told that if I booked a full fare international flight, I'd get a companion flight half-price (maybe it was free). Who books full fare international flights, I asked? "Business people who have to fly at the last minute." If that happened, I wouldn't have to pay. "You might want to bring your wife."

Yet again, my mom was right. I need to settle down and get married.


Posted by Stone on 23 March 2004 - 04:10 PM

I like pi.