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by Kenny H
January 21st, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars
Replies: 31
Views: 1484

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars

We went through a case of this last summer in no time on the recommendation of a board member. It is loaded with minerals and hits all the right notes with balance and mouthfeel, definitely power without weight. It is also contemplative enough alone and a great food wine. Well if Kenny likes it I b...
by Kenny H
January 20th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars
Replies: 31
Views: 1484

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Beau Rivage Cellars

We went through a case of this last summer in no time on the recommendation of a board member. It is loaded with minerals and hits all the right notes with balance and mouthfeel, definitely power without weight. It is also contemplative enough alone and a great food wine.
by Kenny H
January 18th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: TN: 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre - WOW

Good call! The freshness completely makes it.
by Kenny H
January 18th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Paul Bacino wrote: January 18th, 2021, 11:57 am Made Ribeye Braciole--stuffed with sausage/black forest ham/provolone

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Paul, that braciole, wow!
by Kenny H
January 18th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

From Saturday. Momofuku inspired pork belly and bbq shiitake mushroom buns. Sous vide pork belly and the Bun recipe are from Chefsteps, quick pickle recipe from serious eats, and the bbq mushroom recipe is from Food52, attributed to momofuku. 5BF39BBA-5625-418A-BBE9-5C8A4E39D77F.jpeg Oh man, yes!
by Kenny H
January 18th, 2021, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 56
Views: 3448

Re: Keto diet tips

Tonight's post-dinner conversation with my biochem professor wife: Me: "I've lost a decent bit of weight and I'm not really doing full keto." Wife: "You have been very good about avoiding carbs." Me: "I'm not in ketosis though, because that makes your breath smell." Wi...
by Kenny H
January 12th, 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 56
Views: 3448

Re: Keto diet tips

Thanks Sarah, it's true the link is there along with most "smoked" foods. Being a retired Food Scientist you would think I would have remembered this :). Like you I also find this stuff fascinating. Tom Another thing to point out with bacon is that the only compound truly listed as a carc...
by Kenny H
January 7th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Refinishing a Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet??
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Refinishing a Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet??

I have an enameled 9 inch Le Creuset skillet, with the non stick black stuff on the cooking surface. It is getting so food sticks to it and is a real hassle to clean up. I am wondering if it is possible to have the inside sand blasted clean, and then cured and treated as a new cast iron skillet. An...
by Kenny H
January 5th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 241
Views: 15116

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

Yeah, Kunik is delicious. I have also had ammonia issues with RCR, about 1 in 5 wheels. I would also mention I have had similar with Winnimere, but that was past expiration.
by Kenny H
January 4th, 2021, 5:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rush Creek Reserve!
Replies: 241
Views: 15116

Re: Rush Creek Reserve!

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 9:02 pm Just got into our final mini-wheel tonight. Very fine, love the texture, and this was on the herbaceous end of the spectrum.

Even the ten year-old loved RCR.
Our wheel was very mild compared to previous years and while enjoyable, I prefer the bacon and funk it can bring.
by Kenny H
December 18th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?

Brandon R wrote: December 17th, 2020, 2:56 pm So you're looking for the Best Wurst?
No joke this is exactly what our AirBnB host lady said to us in Munich when describing the market down the street. We still joke about it.
by Kenny H
December 16th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I still need to work on my dough stretching much more.....but damn if this wasn’t my best tasting dough yet! Like hole-in-the-wall-Brooklyn good! I’m finding that 5-6 days in the fridge develops an amazing flavor that my wife and I really like. About 2-3 minutes in the Ooni for each one. 9E7B692E-3...
by Kenny H
November 11th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale
Replies: 29
Views: 1463

Re: BRUSSELS SPROUTS is the new kale

Sprinkle of lime juice for Victor, these wok charred units are fit for a noodle shop.
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by Kenny H
November 9th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 42
Views: 2724

Re: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?

I was the one that initially mentioned it in that thread as I was intrigued by the various descriptions of this very expensive meat that seemingly requires a very specific way of preparing and eating so it doesn't just taste like expensive fat/grease. In the realm of "yes, you can do it, but i...
by Kenny H
November 8th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Attempted to bake a few pizzas in the Kettle Pizza on the baking steel last night. Worst result yet. Burned crust almost immediately. I think I had it way too hot below and not enough heat up top. Without actual temps cannot comment definitively. High temps require long cold ferments, preferably OO...
by Kenny H
October 24th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

7EA36397-72E0-4E0E-913E-B177C86A29D0.jpeg Matsutake gohan rice that was then wok’d, with a furikake seared ahi. This gohan deal is legit. I'm confused. "Gohan" just means rice, specifically after it's been cooked. Sometimes it means just "food" in a casual way. What do you mean ...
by Kenny H
October 23rd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

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Matsutake gohan rice that was then wok’d, with a furikake seared ahi. This gohan deal is legit.
by Kenny H
October 15th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

B. Buzzini wrote: October 14th, 2020, 7:13 pm Lazy amateur here...store bought dough - caramelized onion puree(I did that) - wild mushroom - thyme - mozz - truffle oil - arugula. Yum!!
Super combo!
by Kenny H
October 15th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

C. Mc Cart wrote: October 13th, 2020, 6:47 pm One more - proud of this one as it had the leopard spots all around. I'll have to remember to take pics after they come out, but I've got mouths to feed!

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Awesome. You will find that longer cold ferments really help with spotting, along with OO.
by Kenny H
October 8th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 3437

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Brian Tuite wrote: October 5th, 2020, 2:56 pm The most over-rated cut of beef ever. There, I said it. pileon
I agree.

I think chuck eye is the most underrated.
by Kenny H
October 8th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 101
Views: 3687

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

You probably already know this, but yeah, everything. I find food exclusions annoying but do enjoy modifying things in a way that suits palates. I once fed an entire party beef tongue, without telling them, and they loved it. How anyone could ever say beets are useless is beyond me. A sweet, earthy,...
by Kenny H
October 1st, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My chives are flowering like crazy
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: My chives are flowering like crazy

They are nice in a quick pickle as garnish.
by Kenny H
October 1st, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Chris Blum wrote: September 30th, 2020, 9:57 am 47713904-CD47-4F84-B288-01834861DDAC.jpeg
Bravo!
by Kenny H
September 28th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

We had leftover Turkey Breast from a lunch we hosted yesterday so I was going to make grilled Turkey and Jack sandwiches with avocado. Went up the market and all the avocados were due to ripen in about a week. So... I made Turkey Lasagne. [swoon.gif] I had made sauce a few weeks back from my garden...
by Kenny H
September 28th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Bdklein wrote: September 25th, 2020, 10:45 pm Fluke (summer flounder) I caught myself:
Love flounder and you always get extra kudos for catching your own food. Looks great!
by Kenny H
September 24th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your goto dry rub recipe?
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: Your goto dry rub recipe?

I have my own version but in a sea of rubs, no matter. However! I have recently discovered toasted onion powder at my local purveyor. Yes, I have used onion powder just like you all have. But this stuff is a game changer. It has a depth and sweetness that you cannot get otherwise. I encourage you to...
by Kenny H
September 22nd, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

mike pobega wrote: September 21st, 2020, 4:44 pm Just a bump. Detroit pie is where its at.
Nice lines, very contemporary.
by Kenny H
September 13th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Brian Tuite wrote: September 13th, 2020, 9:25 am
Kenny H wrote: September 12th, 2020, 7:36 pm Smoked short rib w soy, rice vinegar, chile honey, small batch worcestershire, bbq, glaze, on oak and hickory. Twice fried Belgian style kennebeck fries, chicken liver, heart, and duck fat pâté.

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Appetizer sized! Perfecto!
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by Kenny H
September 12th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Smoked short rib w soy, rice vinegar, chile honey, small batch worcestershire, bbq, glaze, on oak and hickory. Twice fried Belgian style kennebeck fries, chicken liver, heart, and duck fat pâté.
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by Kenny H
September 9th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: September 7th, 2020, 5:38 am Cool to read, I just grabbed some 04 and 05 Charvin off of WineBid for dirt cheap.
You will have to tell me what you think of the 05. I have some and they have been disappointing.
by Kenny H
September 5th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTATION Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3072

Re: FERMENTATION Thread

Awesome lineup! Salt and vinegar are first choices for taming bitter if you dont want to use fruit. You would be surprised how little vinegar it takes, like teaspoons.
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by Kenny H
September 2nd, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 2572

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

There are very few recipes on Earth calling for two cloves of garlic that are actually good with only two cloves. "two cloves of garlic? Don't mind if i add 8" - my general motto Bingo! Also most store garlic has green making it bitter, blanching is critical. I like to confit garlic sous ...
by Kenny H
September 2nd, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What kind of pepper do I have here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: What kind of pepper do I have here?

They look like New Mexico chiles. Great when green (roasted fresh), also great in a different way when they turn red (best dried). If they were longer I would have said Italian hots. This is as good a guess as any. Keep in mind peppers are open pollinating so there is the potential for crosses, par...
by Kenny H
August 13th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 48
Views: 2300

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

TimF wrote: August 13th, 2020, 6:18 am I picked up some king oysters this morning. I’ve never had them before. What are some ideas for preparation?
They are the toughest to cook. Slice 1/4” thick cross hatch each side do a 3-4 minute braise in stock, dry, then some type of soy glaze and grill them.
by Kenny H
July 28th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Rhys Home Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: TN: 2004 Rhys Home Vineyard

Keith Levenberg wrote: July 27th, 2020, 3:41 pm ...But that aspect of it hasn't taken over because with airtime it segues back to the familiar profile with mellower, middleweight fruit packed with red rocks that make it taste like it was grown on Mars...
Synesthesia aside, great line.
by Kenny H
July 28th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3285

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

Saw this on IG this morning. About time.
by Kenny H
July 24th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

Re: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera

TimF wrote: July 23rd, 2020, 8:38 pm

The next day I’d make a roux with butter and add the leftover juice. Best gravy ever. I’d pour that over French fries and cheese curds for a world’s best poutine.
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by Kenny H
July 23rd, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

Carrot tops also a great use here. They are technically an herb since it is parsley family.

When using variable greens(kale, beet, carrot) and I like to use lots of them, just a small dash of white balsamic can balance any bitter.
by Kenny H
July 22nd, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

Re: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera

Oh man. I was 40 before a good friend introduced me to these. What a revelation. I have had giardianiera in the fridge ever since, always with hot peppers. It compliments all kinds of salads and other dishes, a pantry staple.
by Kenny H
July 22nd, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 56
Views: 3448

Re: Keto diet tips

Keto is a great short term way to jumpstart metabolic changes. No more to add to the diet in particular that hasn't already been said.

I would add that transitioning out of a full keto diet you can maintain your fat burning ability with intermittent fasting and in particular fasted exercise.
by Kenny H
July 9th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 2052

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

Pesto is a canvas not a composition. Well done!
by Kenny H
July 1st, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

mike pobega wrote: June 30th, 2020, 3:46 pm Can't stop. Won't stop.
Also, need a crumb shot of this particular dough. It is interestingly different in shape and spotting from a sourdough.
by Kenny H
July 1st, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

That looks fantastic!
by Kenny H
June 30th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1804
Views: 99667

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Happy 35th Anniversary to HRH Yukon Gold Crisps in Duck Fat House Made Crème fraîche Ossetra Caviar Malossol Garlic Chive https://i.ibb.co/9bMHMMz/EB100-BC4-87-C8-4028-AB2-B-00-AB52-A66857.jpg Foie Gras Sourdough Toast Apricot Coulis Hawaii Pink Salt https://i.ibb.co/sVG4G6S/27-F9-F7-EF-72-D7-425-B...
by Kenny H
June 30th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2589
Views: 172523

Re: New York City Restaurants

Robert Dentice wrote: June 29th, 2020, 9:02 am Fantastic meal at The Four Horsemen:

Absolutely fantastic meal there last summer. Happy for them, depressed for us!
by Kenny H
June 26th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Why is this thread still going strong? When I think of pizza I think of the single easiest and most amorphous dish known to mankind, followed closely by breakfast hash. Chicago style, super thin and crispy, NYC wood fired oven, hell it is pretty bloody hard to make a bad pizza. A little known music...
by Kenny H
June 25th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 5647

Re: Ooni Discussion

** I'm also experimenting with my own sourdough starter now. It is slightly more difficult to dial in the hydration because I don't know the exact hydration of the starter, but the flavor is great. Your hydration for sourdough will stay similar around mid 60's. When you are feeding your starter it ...
by Kenny H
June 21st, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Sourdough 96hr ferment 700F in Ooni. Vegetarian with fresh garden english peas, confit herb tomato, ricotta, mozz. Arugula went on after.
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by Kenny H
June 17th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

A recent pie on the Ooni Koda. Too puffy to be called Neapolitan, but my dough stretching technique needs work when I go high hydration. Its certainly a skill that needs practice! pizza.jpg Try using 10% spelt, it will make your stretching worries a thing of the past. Makes window panes with zero e...
by Kenny H
June 17th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1559
Views: 92889

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I will have to try some different flours. I have done 96hrs at 38*F with 80% OO, 10% spelt, 5% hard red wheat, 5% AP and gotten excellent results several times.

I should have also mentioned I am doing sourdough, no added yeast.

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