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by gene keenan
December 26th, 2013, 10:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Prime Rib
Replies: 108
Views: 4898

Prime Rib

I used the Thomas Keller method and also made the potato pave. The Pave is easy breezy to make and can be done in advance.

http://momofukufor2.com/2010/03/ad-hoc- ... ve-recipe/
by gene keenan
December 20th, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Return wine to them so what- it can end up in Asia? The time for returning is over. Why doesn't someone organize a class action suit? Those bottles should NOT be returned- period!! MD It was a joke Maureen. And who cares if they got returned anyways: The bottles are still out there and will be circ...
by gene keenan
December 20th, 2013, 12:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?

I have a BlueStar 48" double griddle/four burner cook top and two gas wall ovens. Bought 'em in May 2013. There are some things that are made well on these, but a lot of things are pretty piss poor. The simplicity and lack of bells and whistles is refreshing. Restaurant style in that regard. The do...
by gene keenan
December 20th, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?

A Blue Star 48 will have two ovens. The oven sizes are basically the same as you'll find on a Viking or Wolf. The second oven is quite narrow. actually, both the viking and the wolf have a narrower oven than the blue star and will not hold commercial sized sheet pans. Both the viking and the wolf a...
by gene keenan
December 19th, 2013, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

ybarselah wrote:
Jim Van Pelt wrote:"If you don't like your wines, you don't have to keep your wines":)
this might be one of the greatest posts in wine internet history. pitch perfect. i'm jealous.

don - thanks again. take a rest.
agree.
by gene keenan
December 19th, 2013, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Kapon looks like he could get a job writing offers for Jon Rimmerman if he gets tired of doing them himself. If anyone thinks they have Rudy fakes then follow his advice: This collector is so sure of the quality of his cellar, that if any buyer has any issues with any of the bottles, he told me, ‘Ju...
by gene keenan
December 19th, 2013, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539442

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
gene keenan wrote:pretty much too slow on buying anything. apparently lots of people don't have to work.
There seems to be plenty of time to nab that $190 CdP
Touche. If only i believed in $200 CDP to wanna buy. [cheers.gif]
by gene keenan
December 19th, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539442

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

pretty much too slow on buying anything. apparently lots of people don't have to work.
by gene keenan
December 19th, 2013, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

If the number is 100MM I don't see how it's possible for him to have produced that quantity of fakes by himself. That is more than 800 cases of wine at $10k per bottle.
by gene keenan
December 18th, 2013, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Meadows, it seems, is a revisionist. He has long claimed that it was he who unraveled the Ponsot aspect of this scandal. ... The only thing, though, I remember about his post-denouement statements is about claiming his vital role in the unraveling of the Ponsot aspect. Nothing about the rest of his...
by gene keenan
December 18th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 8048
Views: 539442

LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

I might just participate this time. It's been a while since I bought from LB.
by gene keenan
December 18th, 2013, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

Rudy found Guilty

There should be a log of EVERY wine he's sold at auction somewhere. Those wines should be recovered and the purchaser should be doubly refunded for the fraud...THEN...Rudy should spend 5 years in prison for every Domaine that he made fake wines of... There should be a PUBLIC list of every wine he s...
by gene keenan
December 18th, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

What strikes me in the LA times article are the comments by readers. It seems like for the non-wino this story will fall under the category of "who cares, it only affects a bunch of millionaires, irrational group, a problem with the 1%...etc." These comments reflect an unflattering snapshot of huma...
by gene keenan
December 17th, 2013, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

But stop the presses! I understand that one of the world's finest legal minds has weighed in on this subject over on the other board! Hopefully, someone with access over there will put his posts through Google Translate and see what comes out... Which other board? I went to the obvious one, and cou...
by gene keenan
December 17th, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 625
Views: 40872

Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy

All through the process he has derided the concerns of wine collectors, he has been quoted many times reminding the clients that our problems are unimportant while others impacted by the storm are suffering. The comment in yesterdays article was indicative. Early in the process he was quite derogat...
by gene keenan
December 16th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 625
Views: 40872

Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy

Has anyone seen the piece in the New York Times? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/nyregion/chelsea-wine-cellar-hit-by-storm-can-be-liquidated-judge-rules.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/nyregion/bankruptcy-judge-may-lift-the-lid-on-winecare-storage.html?hpw&rref=nyreg...
by gene keenan
December 16th, 2013, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 625
Views: 40872

Offsite Wine Storage Facilities affected by Hurricane Sandy

Only 200 service order requests and it's a slow process?!?!?!?!? "Peter Pierce, who is handling the financial aspects for WCS, will be out of country for one month from December 13, 2012 to January 17, 2014." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. These guys are such douche bags it's unbelievable. "Peter Pierce will be sk...
by gene keenan
December 16th, 2013, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your WOTYs---and Discovery of the Year--TABULATION COMPLETE
Replies: 170
Views: 8911

Post your WOTY

1998 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
by gene keenan
December 10th, 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8828
Views: 1320448

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

While he's clearly guilty, his attorney does have a point. I think it's a shame that Rudy will take all the heat while the fatcats and auctioneers that enabled him suffer no consequences. And by "enable him", I mean in the very least they created an environment where questions of provenance were ro...
by gene keenan
December 1st, 2013, 6:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: California town sues Sriracha maker over smell
Replies: 23
Views: 932

California town sues Sriracha maker over smell

Sorry Sean, that thinking is in my opinion whats hurting american business. If in fact the plant is two years old, i am positive it passed all current regulations and requirements at the time. So now, two years later, any authority has the right to come in and say they need to give up 1% of their m...
by gene keenan
December 1st, 2013, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cannelés (and other stuff) online?!?!
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Cannelés (and other stuff) online?!?!

I made gobs of them last year for a holiday party. They take a little patience but are easy to make. I used the silicon molds because i am a cheap bastard.
by gene keenan
November 24th, 2013, 11:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

Great episode: one of the best in a while. Nina continues to crush it. Dr John was classic
by gene keenan
November 24th, 2013, 3:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?

Just an aside, Gene, what kind of stoves do you favor. I'm in the market. Depends on how much you want to spend. I bought a Bluestar because it is very powerful (22k BTU burners), holds commercial sized pans, decent convection fan and is relatively inexpensive compared to other options. Other than ...
by gene keenan
November 23rd, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?

alan weinberg wrote:not $50k, about $8-10k.
for the low end ones yes. The double oven dual fuel with french tops start in the 40s: 36-46++ to be exact.

http://www.lacornueusa.com/product/gran ... -180/specs

They are really beautiful; if I had disposable income i'd buy one.
by gene keenan
November 23rd, 2013, 10:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?
Replies: 20
Views: 1142

Anyone know about La Cornue oven/stove tops?

They are gorgeous. Not anywhere within my range, but certainly alluring. I would check to see how much heat they throw consistently. Something in my mind thinks they "run" even when you aren't cooking. A friend of mine has one, don't know what model. Bought it second hand in France and had it shipp...
by gene keenan
November 21st, 2013, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary Vaynerchuk retires
Replies: 224
Views: 13398

Gary Vaynerchuk retires

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
Eric LeVine wrote:Might you consider that the flower thing is somewhat facetious. A joke.
Not sure what's more surprising...people believing what they read, or Eric LeVine becoming the alert for sarcasm...
It might or might not be a joke but Gary wrote it as his public bio. Kind of dumb.
by gene keenan
November 19th, 2013, 6:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tomato Crop 2013
Replies: 170
Views: 6242

Tomato Crop 2013

For next year:

The tomato/potato plant. It's called the Tomtato.

http://modernfarmer.com/2013/11/half-po ... y-tomtato/
by gene keenan
November 18th, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary Vaynerchuk retires
Replies: 224
Views: 13398

Gary Vaynerchuk retires

Who would you rather spend the day with, Bill Klapp or Gary V.? Hmm.... tough choice. Maybe Martha Steward instead? I have spent time Gary V. and about an hour with Martha Stewart. I have not met Klapp. I enjoyed the former two. I am seriously thinking about putting Klapp on Ignore, if that answers...
by gene keenan
November 18th, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary Vaynerchuk retires
Replies: 224
Views: 13398

Gary Vaynerchuk retires

From his bio on Amazon:

"Thirty-three years ago, Gary got his start in business by ripping flowers out of people's yards and selling them back."

Sounds like a great guy.

http://www.amazon.com/Gary-Vaynerchuk/e ... 699&sr=8-1
by gene keenan
November 18th, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

The right chef went home last night IMO. Patty seemed to me like she was out of her league in this competition. The salad she put out looked pretty gross. I didn't love the quickfire. They might as well have selected a random winner. Agree with all of this. The quickfire was stupid; totally unfair ...
by gene keenan
November 18th, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary Vaynerchuk retires
Replies: 224
Views: 13398

Gary Vaynerchuk retires

Yes, I do, Eric, and I understand that you may admire that, and Gary Vaynerchuk, on many different levels. (I did not understand that he spoke of sales per year.) Me? Not so much. In particular, I do not care for the shamelessly self-promotional personality type, and Vaynerchuk may well be today's ...
by gene keenan
November 12th, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Used a rice cooker for the first time last night
Replies: 97
Views: 3592

Used a rice cooker for the first time last night

How hard is it to cook rice? 2 cups of rice in the pot. 3 cups of water. Add some salt and butter. Let it reach a boil. Turn down the heat and put the lid. Let it simmer til you see no water (I have a glass lid) and don't open the pot. Turn the heat off. Let it sit 15 mins. Fluff, add more butter. ...
by gene keenan
November 12th, 2013, 10:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My first attempt at Homemade Sriracha
Replies: 11
Views: 371

My first attempt at Homemade Sriracha

I didn't want to do the fermentation so I found this recipe that is pretty killer:
http://nomnompaleo.com/post/36060636540/paleo-sriracha
by gene keenan
November 8th, 2013, 11:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

Nina is crushing it.
Justin seems to be a fast follower.
by gene keenan
November 7th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: reservation at per se?
Replies: 63
Views: 2616

reservation at per se?

mark rudner wrote:looks like only for 2 or 4 people
(oh yeah, and it's also the wrong coast [wink.gif] )
oops. dyslexic. you said per se and i immediately thought french laundry. still, you could fly out and pay for two [wow.gif]
by gene keenan
November 7th, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Thermador Ranges
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Thermador Ranges

The Blue Star will hold commercial pans like full sheet pans and hotel pans. Available in lots of colors. No bells and whistles, just large amounts of power.
by gene keenan
November 7th, 2013, 12:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: reservation at per se?
Replies: 63
Views: 2616

reservation at per se?

Hacker Table ALWAYS has FL reservations available. There is one on there RIGHT now for next monday.
http://www.hackertable.com
by gene keenan
November 3rd, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

Siun o'Connell wrote:I'd say if anyone was undercutting it was Michael who seemed to think it was professional to address Nina as Booboo and babe.

Women with sharp knives should be taken seriously.


;->

He referred to everyone that way. He didn't single her out for that. He deserved to go home though.
by gene keenan
November 2nd, 2013, 3:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

For me the criticism of Nina was appropriate. If the judges could have seen how she was undercutting her team mate Michael they would have been even more harsh. Very unprofessional: She let personal feelings get in the way of performance. She will never be a leader in the kitchen if she keeps that k...
by gene keenan
November 2nd, 2013, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I broke another damn stem
Replies: 73
Views: 2727

I broke another damn stem

Scott Fitzgerald wrote:**bump**

BIG TEX, YOU BIG IDIOT!!! Just broke a brand new Vinum I bought yesterday by foolishly holding by the stem while washing. ARGH!!!!
Yeah, bad idea. The stem will snap off due to the torque you are applying to it. Washing in dishwasher is the only way to fly.
by gene keenan
October 27th, 2013, 12:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

I think the right person went home. I think the judges really showed their ignorance about Vietnamese food. Toms comment about Paris and Micky dees was absurd. Eddie Huang comes off pretty douchy but I see alot of comments about him on food blogs that he is always that way. I agree with Hugh: that w...
by gene keenan
October 20th, 2013, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3859
Views: 390467

The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

John O'Sullivan wrote:Does anyone know the identity of Mystery Wine 65?
does anyone care?
by gene keenan
October 18th, 2013, 10:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

I am blown away at how good Paul Prudhomme looks compared to 20 years ago when he had to cook sitting on a stool he was so fat. At least they did not make them re-create the turtle soup from Commanders. Try before you die places in NOLA - mostly historical places. Weird that Root is on this list but...
by gene keenan
October 11th, 2013, 11:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: growing tired of nespresso
Replies: 95
Views: 3504

growing tired of nespresso

ZPM ships their first 50 machines for hardware beta. UL approved. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zpmespresso/pid-controlled-espresso-machine/posts/626664?at=BAh7B0kiCHVpZAY6BkVUaQM59AlJIgtleHBpcnkGOwBUSSIYMjAxMy0xMS0xMiAwNDo0NjoxMwY7AFQ%3D--9d9d1300c5644da9a6e6ce28090f1b95bee455c9&ref=backer_pr...
by gene keenan
October 11th, 2013, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: growing tired of nespresso
Replies: 95
Views: 3504

growing tired of nespresso

I happen to be a UL manufacturer, and can assure you for you to get a permit for me to install my product on your building, it has to be listed with UL. I am peripherally involved with this winter clothing company that has heating in it. The heat is told to turn on or off based on sensors in the iP...
by gene keenan
October 8th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

Haha. True.
Eric LeVine wrote:But Gene...
Click to see spoiler:
I cool down my wine with ice cubes all the time. Is there a better way?
I love how they asked him if he had thought to reduce the stock the next day.
by gene keenan
October 8th, 2013, 9:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

I was surprised by how many of the chefs had said they had never worked with Alligator or Turtle. You would think that knowing you were going to NOLA you would have familiarized yourself with the proteins of the area. So far so good though. The chef who got voted off. Who cools down a stock by pouri...
by gene keenan
October 4th, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: growing tired of nespresso
Replies: 95
Views: 3504

growing tired of nespresso

I happen to be a UL manufacturer, and can assure you for you to get a permit for me to install my product on your building, it has to be listed with UL. I am peripherally involved with this winter clothing company that has heating in it. The heat is told to turn on or off based on sensors in the iP...
by gene keenan
October 4th, 2013, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog
Replies: 239
Views: 6787

Top Chef New Orleans - Season 11 Blog

We have not watched it yet but we saw all of the episodes of Padma's Picks which was good. Definitely got us excited for the show. There are two chefs from NOLA this season Anyone catch this ? - apparently it premiered on Wednesday. I never, ever watch Bravo except for TC, so it doesn't surprise me ...

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