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by TimF
October 25th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Seeking Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Seeking Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

That would be awesome! 👏
by TimF
October 23rd, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Seeking Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Seeking Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

2020 bump. Still no love...

Willing to do a fair trade of Dark Lord regulars (I have several vintages) for Hardywood Gingerbread and/or Christmas Morning.
by TimF
October 21st, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2084
Views: 276122

Re: Official Costco Thread

I really enjoy this as a daily drinker.
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by TimF
October 19th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trouble loading Acker’s online auction this week
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Trouble loading Acker’s online auction this week

maureen nelson wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 6:28 pm
TimF wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 6:06 pm
I don’t see I either.
Are you saying it does not load for you either?

I just tried it on my other ipad too and nothing.
Yeah the main part of the screen is just blank.

I thought I won a lot yesterday and yet no email, no charge, no bid history, etc. Is that normal?
by TimF
October 19th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trouble loading Acker’s online auction this week
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Trouble loading Acker’s online auction this week

I don’t see I either.
by TimF
October 17th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 39
Views: 2814

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

Thanks for the tip. I’ll be sure to seal any unused. But this is going to give my wife an excuse to make lots of carbonara. I think she’d eat it every day if I’d agree to it.
by TimF
October 17th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best carbonara recipe?
Replies: 39
Views: 2814

Re: Best carbonara recipe?

I ordered a couple of packages of guanciale from Quercia. I assume this doesn’t need refrigeration. How quickly should I consume it?
by TimF
October 15th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1520
Views: 87573

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I made flammkuchen tonight. I think next time I’ll try to roll it out a bit thinner. Very tasty though.
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by TimF
October 15th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stand Mixers - help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 1492

Re: Stand Mixers - help please!

Hi Tim, I have this one. I love it. I never have issues with dough making. https://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-Professional-Stand-Mixer-Red/dp/B0026C8J9Y/ref=asc_df_B0026C8J9Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=343238601593&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7608094707160035135&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvd...
by TimF
October 15th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stand Mixers - help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 1492

Re: Stand Mixers - help please!

Christine Huang bought this one for breadmaking. It looks pretty badass. https://pleasanthillgrain.com/ankarsrum-swedish-stand-mixer-heavy-duty-kitchen-mixer?_vsrefdom=gpshop&gclid=CjwKCAjw5p_8BRBUEiwAPpJO641WDgTb1w2-RaZL9XYL8bdPjc5lrNOa9r1GjDAP5RjaKE-1p8MfURoCp0sQAvD_BwE That's the one that Ooni u...
by TimF
October 15th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stand Mixers - help please!
Replies: 25
Views: 1492

Re: Stand Mixers - help please!

When I try to make dough with more than 500g of flour, my KA tries to eject the dough from the bowl. I'd like to make larger batches for pizza dough. Does anyone here have one of the larger KA models? I see they have an 8 quart model.
by TimF
October 15th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3660

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Leonard Maran wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Paul Jaouen wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 1:19 pm
I buy my cooking wine at Trader Joe’s. It is satisfactory and cheap.
Never cook with a wine you would not drink.
I strongly disagree with this. You don’t need fine wine to enhance a dish. Most of the value is in releasing alcohol soluble flavors. Nuance gets lost in cooking.
by TimF
October 15th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3660

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Paul Jaouen wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 1:19 pm
I buy my cooking wine at Trader Joe’s. It is satisfactory and cheap.
I was going to post the exact same thing.
by TimF
October 11th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1520
Views: 87573

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I’ve seen Chris Bianco make lemon and onion pies before so I wanted to try one. I sliced everything super thin on the mandolin. In the end it’s just a bit too tart for my liking. Maybe Meyer lemons would be better?
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by TimF
October 9th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2003

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Ethan Abraham wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Don't pigs sometimes eat meat? I imagine it is not part of farmed hog feed but maybe wild boar, etc?
Anyone remember Deadwood? Those pigs ate everything.
by TimF
October 9th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selections from my local rural wine shop
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Selections from my local rural wine shop

Sounds like a fun place. It reminds me a little of the Madison Wine Shop in Madison, CT. The place was like stepping into a time machine. The owner wouldn't let me leave without tasting a few things each time. I was heartbroken when he died and they sold the place. I walked in after it changed hands...
by TimF
October 7th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2003

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Peas and mayonnaise are usually deal breakers for me. It’s a texture thing. Then it’s the method of preparation. Cooked tuna — even seared seems gross to me, for example. Other than that I’ll pretty much eat anything. This is hilarious in the context of the thread! Some very ordinary, common foods ...
by TimF
October 7th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2003

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

My rule is “no pets or family” (dogs, cats, monkeys). Otherwise, I eat everything. There are things I don’t particularly like (cooked green bell peppers and sweet vegetables (like the squash and sweet potatoes mentioned above), which I don’t make at home, but I will eat them outside the house Pleas...
by TimF
October 7th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2003

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

Peas and mayonnaise are usually deal breakers for me. It’s a texture thing. Then it’s the method of preparation. Cooked tuna — even seared seems gross to me, for example. Other than that I’ll pretty much eat anything.
by TimF
October 6th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1520
Views: 87573

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Are those toppings added post cooking? Looks good. Is there a particular smoked mozzarella you like?
by TimF
October 6th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying foie gras in Los Angeles?
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Buying foie gras in Los Angeles?

Jay Miller wrote:
October 6th, 2020, 4:35 am
If you're now looking for a good online source I like https://www.hudsonvalleyfoiegras.com/ best of the ones I've tried.
I buy from them every six months or so. I slice up the lobe and vacuum seal the individual portions. I find the quality to be superior to most restaurants.
by TimF
October 5th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2208

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

I honestly think that any cut can be awesome or awful depending on beef quality and preparation. Having said that I usually make strips or ribeyes if we’re just having straight steak. Sometimes the ribeyes are better, sometimes the strips are better. I also make a lot of flanks, usually for wraps. I...
by TimF
October 5th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2208

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

All cuts matter.
by TimF
October 5th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Santa Barbara ideas

Have you been to Peake Ranch yet? Very nice tasting room and very good wines.
by TimF
October 4th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 3697

Re: Ooni Discussion

Oh man, I feel your pain. When there’s a problem getting it off the peel things go pearshape quickly. I’m screaming at my wife for help, like she’s going to somehow magically make the mess inside a 900 degree oven go away. I think it just takes some practice. I’ve also learned that when the dough st...
by TimF
October 3rd, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1520
Views: 87573

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I had a bunch of sage growing so I made a pizza with sage, onion and mozzarella tonight. Was like Thanksgiving dressing!
by TimF
September 30th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 3697

Re: Ooni Discussion

Does it matter if I use a wood or a metal peel? I had been using wood. Now prefer metal. Shake it every so often when making the pie so it doesnt stick to the peel. That was a duh moment for me. May have mentioned above that I switched out the stock pizza stone for a steel one. better char Which st...
by TimF
September 27th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Re: Another Best Pizza List

Sounds like there is a huge difference between Gino's East on premise product vs. what they ship via Goldbelly. That’s possible. I will say that the Lou Malnati’s frozen pizzas are pretty close to the fresh made ones. Probably 95% as good as long as you follow the directions. I was eating those eve...
by TimF
September 26th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I can’t stand the sauce or the crust at Giordanos. But other than that, it’s great. 😂

Gino’s East has a ton of meat. They do the sausage patty (similar to Lou’s) so there’s about an inch of sausage covering the entire pie.
by TimF
September 26th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2498

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

One of my favorite wines ever, 91 Monte Bello, is rapidly approaching $500. 😮
by TimF
September 26th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I’m squarely in the Lou Malnati’s camp but I haven’t tried Peqouds. One of my buddies loves it. There are several Chicago places I hate like Giordanos.
by TimF
September 18th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Best Pizza List
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Re: Another Best Pizza List

I haven’t been to Sally’s since high school because they don’t open for lunch. I could never tell the difference between Pepe’s and Sally’s. Someone once told me there was no difference (same people running the show) but I doubt that. Other people swear up and down that Modern Pizza is better. I hap...
by TimF
September 16th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2343

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Is there a particular reason you’re focusing on California Cab Franc? My wife is a huge fan of Cab Franc. We have a bottle at least once a week but it’s usually from the Loire Valley, it’s usually $15 and generally delicious. Mainly because my wife likes CA reds much more than Old World wines. I ma...
by TimF
September 16th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Cab Franc recs?
Replies: 59
Views: 2343

Re: CA Cab Franc recs?

Is there a particular reason you’re focusing on California Cab Franc? My wife is a huge fan of Cab Franc. We have a bottle at least once a week but it’s usually from the Loire Valley, it’s usually $15 and generally delicious.
by TimF
September 15th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 3697

Re: Ooni Discussion

Does it matter if I use a wood or a metal peel? I have found that a wood (better yet - composite) peel is best for placing the pizza and a metal one best for removing it. I've found a metal peel much too sticky with the raw dough (too much flour required) and the wood is harder to get under the fin...
by TimF
September 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

All good Tim. I should be in a better mood (than I am). I got this message today; Mitchell, No sir! It will not be near that long. Would this coming spring work for you? Also, I received the PP payment, just wanted to let you know. Thanks, Tyler Shirley Shirley Fabrication, LLC 4510 Virginia Drive ...
by TimF
September 15th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I am sorry if I offended you in this or another thread -- it was unintentional. I apologize. Unfortunately my last line about Documentary Now didn't convey any humor/good fun for you.
by TimF
September 15th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 3697

Re: Ooni Discussion

Does it matter if I use a wood or a metal peel?
by TimF
September 15th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

Retracted as unnecessary.
by TimF
September 14th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 3697

Re: Ooni Discussion

Koda 16 scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. I think my wife ordered it back in June.
by TimF
September 14th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2350

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Only in Canada... what a tease.
by TimF
September 10th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I preferred Franklin’s brisket over Snow’s when I visited but it was very close IMO. Snow’s ribs were clearly better though. Aaron Franklin visited Snow’s during his PBS show because he liked their chicken.
by TimF
September 10th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

Nice wine choice. Thanks for the review.
by TimF
September 7th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An evolution of the hamburger
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: An evolution of the hamburger

I made smoked pork ribs on Saturday so I saved the liquid from the two hours wrapping in foil. I put that in the fridge. Today I separated out the gelatin. I mixed it in with a chuck steak that I ground for burgers. I added 10% gelatin by weight to the beef. I cooked the burgers on the grill. These ...
by TimF
September 7th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?

I have warmed king crab in the microwave per Alton Brown’s recommendation. I wrapped them in wet paper towels. It worked well but the crab legs are precooked.
by TimF
September 6th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?

T Welch wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Poach in butter?
Yep
by TimF
September 6th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Releases from Ridge Vineyards
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Re: TN: New Releases from Ridge Vineyards

These phrases on Monte Bello truly define what it is, so accurately: The classic iron fist in a velvet glove. Black currants, blueberries, truffles and tobacco on the palate. The finish is long and seamless with ever so silky tannins. Thrilling wine that threads the needle between old and new world...
by TimF
September 4th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1644

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Love how this thread on the idiocy of changing the recipe is now a paean to changing the recipe.
Isn't it ironic?
by TimF
September 4th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Friday Night Berserker Zoom Social: 6PM PST - 9PM EST

Planning to be on with some Tercero tonight.
by TimF
September 4th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 2227

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I’m only 10 minutes in to Tootsie’s episode and loving it. Never been to Snow’s, it seemed like such a weird thing to go early on a Saturday morning. Now, I realize I HAVE to go, and soon. She can’t have too many years left to keep going at her current rate. It is so not weird. It is so awesome. I ...

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