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Robert Schonfeld

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#768996 Essex Street Market

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 24 January 2007 - 08:52 PM

Many thanks.

#760883 Philadelphia recommendations

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 29 December 2006 - 04:05 PM

Thanks for that.

#707540 Back on the Houseboat

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 19 June 2006 - 10:00 PM

We are joining my fraternity brother again on his large houseboat on Lake Powell, along with a few other people. I am told that a new Weber Genesis grill has been installed. Menus already planned include the usual grilled chicken, leg of lamb, flank steak, etc.

Suggestions are invited for menu ideas, especially for the grill. The boat has a fully equipped kitchen. The situation is sort of a cross between camping out and living in Venice: everything has to be brought in and taken out, but everything is available. We are out there for seven nights. Ideas for cocktail foods and lunch salads would be helpful as well.

We'll also be spending a few nights at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, looking for Jack, or trying to avoid him, between hikes in the Park.

#557757 Mexican Cooking Project #2

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 07 February 2005 - 02:05 PM

Thanks. What I'm hearing is, use whatever's available and treat it accordingly.

#557355 The English Language

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 06 February 2005 - 03:44 PM

perhaps the question one should ask is not whether what one's saying is 'correct' or not, but whether it is communicatively effective, which is a far harder skill to achieve yet one that is infinitely more useful.

Among those who use the term, "aks" for "ask" is communicatively effective. If you and I decide to use "hello" to mean "goodbye", it will be communicatively effective between us, but I'm not sure that it will be infinitely more useful. However, I take your point that "correct" can imply an inflexibility that may not be useful.

#544671 Blue Hill - Washington Square

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 07 January 2005 - 03:20 PM

I try to have dessert after every meal, even breakfast.

I like a sweet at breakfast too. Preferably a dry cake or sweet bread or a couple of biscotti, with coffee. Leftover pie is excellent.

After dinner, a bite or two of something sweet is enough, so I usually eat off others' plates. I very rarely risk the cheese service in a restaurant.

The Italian custom of frutta/formaggio is very nice.

My favorite ending to a dinner is un amaro. No coffee.

#542780 Bread

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 27 December 2004 - 10:39 PM

That's basically it, Stuart. There's a variation involving cupping the loaf on the side and moving it over the counter while catching just a bit of it between your pinky and the surface. It's easier to do than it is to describe. You see it more often for making rolls, where the dough ball fits under the palm of your hand. After some practice, you can do one with each hand at the same time.

#538367 Steroids? Knock me down!

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 03 December 2004 - 09:12 PM

Jaywalking is most definitely a competitive sport, and a real fun one at that. I would do it competitively for a four-year $125 million deal, with appropriate incentives for more, of course.

The records will have to stand because MLB and the Players Union failed to enforce the rules. They are, after all, the rules. If the players who used are caught or admit to it, they should be punished. if there is ever a rule that says it's ok to use whatever you want to enhance your performance, then that will be the rule. Whether there should be such a rule is another discussion.

#336950 The junk food thread

Posted by Robert Schonfeld on 31 May 2004 - 09:11 PM