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  1. I happen to like Thai Thani and Nile Ethiopian. Pretty much eat there every time Rachel and I visit the area.
  2. I wrote this for ZDNet this morning. Submitted for comment. http://www.zdnet.com/article/iot-sucks-but-your-home-appliances-are-unreliable-slabs-of-junk/
  3. Can't bring back the dead. I wrote the NYT eulogy for that place.
  4. Nice. I really need to make a point of getting up to that area more often. Since moving here the idea of driving an hour and then some to do anything restaurant-wise is way less attractive than it used to be.
  5. It was better than the kugel, actually. Then again anything with a ton of cheese fried in bacon fat...
  6. A nice side benefit to this kugel is the same mixture, with more egg, matzo meal and some cheese makes great latkes. That's what we did with the leftover kugel, we just mixed it up with egg, matzo meal and cheese and fried it up. https://instagram.com/p/BEsHnJOyScG/
  7. I'm fine with it in a fine dining restaurant when you are using expensive proteins and you need to get the food perfectly on point. I see little use for it at home. I have an inexpensive sous vide device here (the Dorkfood) and beyond initial experimentation it bored me, the prep to payback ratio for small scale cooking is skewed compared to batch cooking at a restaurant with a large immersion circulator. Can you get a steak totally perfectly pink on the inside with it and a fast sear compared with grilling or straight up pan searing and oven finishing? Yeah. Do I care? Not really.
  8. you could just add a smidge of potato starch instead of the matzoh in the food processor and get the right consistency and save some carbs. also a vitamix would give an even finer texture than the processor We do have a vitamix but we don't keep potato starch around. We happened to have a little matzo meal because we were handed the "assignment" of bringing a side dish. The 1/4 cup of matzo meal to that much vegetable content and eggs is pretty small considering this feeds probably 8-10 people. And we don't eat very big portions anymore anyway.
  9. We are also going to try just steaming the cauliflower and combining all the vegetables, herbs, eggs and matzo in a food processor to make a more finer consistency kugel so if feels more like a potato one.
  10. I've only done that trick a few times, and most BKs will only do it during slow hours.
  11. https://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/a-low-carb-cauliflower-kugel-that-doesnt-suck/
  12. I would like to be #1 in Authentic Kosher-Style Northern Italian NYC-style Chinese American Cuisine. With a range of vegan and gluten-free options.
  13. Exactly. SouthFL is probably one of the worst offenders. I kind of hope it does go away as the older population dies out.
  14. Kosher-style is not just a loose term, it's a bad term. We shouldn't use it, period. It's as shitty a term as "Authentic" when describing a Chinese or Italian restaurant. I'm not railing on you personally but it's a bad practice and I think we should cease using it. The only time "Kosher" should only be used in conjunction with restaurants is if the place is under supervision, period. There is no "Kosher-style" anything. I think it is accurate to say the food at Eppes Essen or Hobby's or Katz's is traditional Jewish Deli. Or that they have Ashkenaze dishes on the menu. Some may have more A
  15. Well, thank you...actually, as I've said, personally, for my likes, taste, etc. -- I don't think there are any "very good" Kosher or Kosher-style deli's in Northern NJ, EXCEPT for Eppes Essen and the Kosher Nosh. That said, the Kosher Nosh is very close to me (my office, and not "that far" from where I live) and given it's the best around me, I have no problem driving 15 minutes or so even if I was home. I've been to all of the deli's in Bergen County, and I think the Kosher Nosh is "the best of an average at best" bunch -- and I just can't find a really good pastrami sandwich I like in Bergen
  16. Oh yeah the 1-800-411-PAIN guys. Catchy tune on those radio ads.
  17. Well, thank you...actually, as I've said, personally, for my likes, taste, etc. -- I don't think there are any "very good" Kosher or Kosher-style deli's in Northern NJ, EXCEPT for Eppes Essen and the Kosher Nosh. That said, the Kosher Nosh is very close to me (my office, and not "that far" from where I live) and given it's the best around me, I have no problem driving 15 minutes or so even if I was home. I've been to all of the deli's in Bergen County, and I think the Kosher Nosh is "the best of an average at best" bunch -- and I just can't find a really good pastrami sandwich I like in Bergen
  18. OTB

    Paul Kantner

    I saw Jefferson Airplane in concert about 4 months ago at a small venue in West Palm Beach. Kantner did not look well.
  19. what she said or slice it thin and make philly cheesesteaks Slice it up, throw it in a sealable bag with some butter, and bring it up to temperature in simmering water to take the chill off. Serve on toast points with chopped herbs and some sauteed onions and mushrooms.
  20. Throw it in a chili. Or mince it and throw it in a thai-style salad.
  21. Yeah, while we were passing though the area after our Orlando vacation a few months ago we noticed a TON of highly-rated Thai places in your area on Yelp. Didn't stop at them though, we ended up doing more seafood.
  22. Unbelievably backward. Between this, the taxes and the Sunday blue laws in Bergen it's no wonder people are getting the hell out.
  23. Ok well that is different, family especially older folks down here will drive people nuts. You can't condemn an entire state for that. It is certainly true that the older population here influences what restaurants are willing to serve in certain towns. Call it loss of taste, no taste, no sense of adventure, what have you, Those places are in areas where there is a heavy retiree population or heavy snowbirds, usually near the water or where most of the residential stuff is condo, not single family homes. You learn to avoid that stuff. Where I live it is almost entirely single family homes
  24. Depends where you live. You can get anything you want in Broward county or Palm Beach. Lots of nice bakeries, higher end groceries. Where I live in Western Broward, in Coral Springs, which is a city of over 120,000 people pretty much anything a home cook can get, and if it isn't in this town it is in Boca or Ft Lauderdale or any of the orher surrounding towns. Stuart is not as populated an area yet. Nice area though. You give up certain things for the privilege of not having to live in a heavily developed area.
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