what's cooking? part 5: 2017-2027

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Restaurant Depot is a game-changer--the pulpo and bunny both came from there. You have to be a "business" to get a membership, but you don't have to be a restaurant-type business. Any business will do.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:00 (five years ago) link

Cabbage is the best. I went full usa and made fab coleslaw earlier this week (without mayo obv, do you think I’m sick?) with a roast “barbecue “ pork (no grill in a city flat so it’s done in the oven)

I bought a discounted jar of mincemeat at M&S the other day, what can I do with it besides pie?

L'assie (Euler), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:02 (five years ago) link

xpost oh man i used to have a membership to restaurant depot when I was working at s0undf!x and they bought the bar beside it. That place was great. I forgot about it.

Yerac, Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:04 (five years ago) link

I shred red cabbage and chop tomatoes to make a quick slaw, topped with the yogurt sauce that comes with halal food. That stretches out a halal takeout order to two big meals with the added veg. I am deeply uninterested in cooked cabbage though.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:04 (five years ago) link

hmmm. I don't think I like coleslaw. I might not like cabbage now that I think about it. I need to figure this out.

Yerac, Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:05 (five years ago) link

cabbage braised in cider with herbs and mustard or something is so good in winter.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:12 (five years ago) link

We do braised cabbage every New Year's for the traditional/superstitious prosperity meal, but once a year is about enough for me.

Juul Haalmeyer Dancers washout (WmC), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:24 (five years ago) link

I am anti- https://www.shugarysweets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/chick-fil-a-cole-slaw-2-600x400.jpg
which is a mayo-based life form...

But pro- https://www.wellplated.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Ginger-Chicken-Tacos-with-Slaw-600x800.jpg with, for instance, sesame oil, scallion, some kind of toasted nuts.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:24 (five years ago) link

FIL has massive surplus of venison this year so we wound up with several rump steaks + some jerky
giving some to a friend, would gladly redistribute more meat if i could

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 3 January 2019 19:41 (five years ago) link

Venison takes mole particularly well. I also jugged some once using an adapted hare recipe and it was pretty incredible but not something you'd want every day.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 3 January 2019 20:07 (five years ago) link

Just been eating a v good quick soup/stew thing with fried chorizo, onions, chickpeas and Savoy cabbage in tomatoes. I always think i need to eat more cabbage!

kinder, Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:02 (five years ago) link

no form of cabbage is bad even the palest snotgreen boiled to death has its pleasures (with enough white pepper and butter obv)

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 21:52 (five years ago) link

the national motto of ireland is "no form of cabbage is bad" i think?

forensic plumber (harbl), Thursday, 3 January 2019 23:30 (five years ago) link

bacon, spuds and cabbage in the one pot is probably the national dish id say

topical mlady (darraghmac), Thursday, 3 January 2019 23:47 (five years ago) link

we used to make a warm cabbage salad @ a place i worked @ that is still maybe my fave cabbage preparation:
starts with a fiery hot pan, add olive or canola oil, then thinly sliced cabbage and red onion, s&p. turn down heat and let it wilt for a couple minutes, then add ~1/2 oz of both apple cider vinegar and apple cider, toss in a few leaves of spinach for color if handy at this point, then cover pan and let steam a minute. toss with some thinly sliced apple, chopped mint, and crumbled chevre, then plate that stuff. SO good

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Friday, 4 January 2019 20:48 (five years ago) link

I'd eat that

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 4 January 2019 20:53 (five years ago) link

i'd lose the chevre due to personal prefs but sounds great

call all destroyer, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:00 (five years ago) link

Sounds great, reminds me of one of my favorite red cabbage dishes:
https://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/tassajara-warm-red-cabbage-salad-recipe.html

Ari (whenuweremine), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 16:59 (five years ago) link

oh, nice! there was a strong Zen monastery connection back in the day b/w Tassajara and Green's (from where i got recipe) iirc, so any similarity makes complete sense

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 17:15 (five years ago) link

if i have a cooking goal for the new year which i don't really it would be to convince myself that making dough is not the massive pain in the ass i always imagine it will be.

to that end, i made this basic but delicious galette today: https://smittenkitchen.com/2007/10/butternut-squash-and-caramelized-onion-galette/

and banged out the dough quickly and easily.

call all destroyer, Monday, 14 January 2019 03:02 (five years ago) link

just made pasta for the first time. It wasn't so bad. So strange, though, to work with such stiff, barely put together dough. I don't understand why they want you to fold the dough and pass it through the roller a few times to knead again. You let the dough rest for > 1 hour to hydrate and relax. And now you are making it rubbery again? fuckin recipes, man.

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 January 2019 06:02 (five years ago) link

Did you use a recipe that was mostly eggs?

Yerac, Monday, 14 January 2019 13:56 (five years ago) link

13 egg yolks to 5.33 cups of flour

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 January 2019 15:08 (five years ago) link

Yeah, I had a hard time when I did all the egg yolks. I also don't like the texture as much as when it's less egg and more water.

Yerac, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:11 (five years ago) link

This is the dough specifically for the scarpetta spaghet! There's another recipe for "pasta" that uses fewer yolks.

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 January 2019 15:17 (five years ago) link

Oh blah. I think my problem when I made that type of dough is that I measured everything. Usually when I make dough for DUMPLINGS! or pasta I just slowly add in the liquid until it seems right. With the egg yolks, i just went for it and I think it was too dry (maybe the eggs were too big). I probably should try again and not stick so much to the recipe.

Yerac, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:21 (five years ago) link

Too small I mean. I like making orechiette now because it's just semolina and water. That is it.

Yerac, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:21 (five years ago) link

Yeah, I had to add more water than the recipe said to get the dough together. Next time I'll do it the opposite way and add flour to the liquid I have. I'm not sure it was too dry. It didn't crumble in the roller or easily stick together. It's just a very different dough experience.

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 January 2019 15:47 (five years ago) link

I just saw that mcdonalds india has a fried paneer sandwich. <<<My plans for this weekend. To make.

Yerac, Thursday, 17 January 2019 21:17 (five years ago) link

ysi?

form that slug-like grex (outdoor_miner), Friday, 18 January 2019 00:22 (five years ago) link

intriguing but I don't see it being better than paneer kofta. but I also ate a samosa sandwich at disneyland that sounded great but was pretty meh. we are eating some of the homemade spaghetti noodles tonight. i hope they are at least...ok. will be tragic to waste known good sauce, etc on a failed dough experiment.

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 18 January 2019 00:28 (five years ago) link

is the idea to fry a rectangle of paneer? or is it a crumble? do you fry the paneer or the whole sandwich? many iterations returned by google.

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 18 January 2019 00:39 (five years ago) link

it's a breaded bit of paneer, in a patty form like a filet o fish

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 18 January 2019 00:40 (five years ago) link

that's a lot of cheese
godspeed

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 January 2019 01:01 (five years ago) link

Hey ilx,

I made a thing. It was my mom’s recipe for “tuna mac” that involved some kind of fiber enriched pasta shells, tuna fish from a can, chopped up celery, chopped up carrots, chopped up onion, chopped up green pepper, a small amount of mayo and salt and pepper. I only used like one pepper and one stalk of celery, one onion, etc, but it created a huge amount of chopped vegetables. I couldn’t even eat all of this after an entire week.

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:05 (five years ago) link

I do not think this is a “good” meal per se but it was a milestone to make my own dinner for a whole week.

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:05 (five years ago) link

did you eat this every day for a whole week?

call all destroyer, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:07 (five years ago) link

Yeah

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:09 (five years ago) link

are you sure? i can't imagine eating week old canned tuna?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 18 January 2019 01:09 (five years ago) link

good for you. i suck at eating the same thing consecutively and using leftovers.

call all destroyer, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:10 (five years ago) link

So the thing is i don’t care toooo much about food. I appreciate a great meal but generally i am fine eating the same thing a lot, as long as it isnt something gross like canned soup. I want to get more interested in food though—its a goal

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:10 (five years ago) link

Not the whole week, just like, monday through thursday. Four days is ok right? My fridge is good. I somehow have great appliances in my apartment

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:11 (five years ago) link

i eat the same breakfast and lunch for 75% of the week but basically require a different dinner every night.

call all destroyer, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:12 (five years ago) link

Interesting.

I buy one of three ludicrously expensive salads every day for lunch.

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:16 (five years ago) link

I fear that if i brought lunch i wouldnt get to walk anywhere in the middle of the day. I’d just be chained there for 9+ hours

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:17 (five years ago) link

totally. i work from home 90% of the time which is great at limiting options. today i went to an office in the city and was overwhelmed by the presence of a cafeteria, 6 food trucks, 4 dumb "healthy bowl" and/or salad places, and all the lunch places in chinatown.

call all destroyer, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:19 (five years ago) link

Yo i’m all about that healthy bowl

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:26 (five years ago) link

However i went to the cvs blood pressure machine and it said i have hypertension so maybe the healthy bowls are not that great. (Gonna go to the doctor—skeptical of this reading)

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:27 (five years ago) link

It was from this: https://thetakeout.com/fried-paneer-sandwich-cult-fast-food-hit-mcdonalds-1831693084

I am going to try to make paneer from scratch too for this. I have never done it before (plus fresh milk here isn't really a thing but I've seen it recently) so we will see how it goes.

I used to really like putting a can of tuna in my regular tomato sauce pasta. That does seem like a of vegetables. I probably would've done half of each of them and maybe left out the carrot completely (but I am not really a cooked carrot fan, I would never make a mirepoix on purpose). I actually would be fine eating the same thing everyday. I can eat pasta or sushi everyday and never get tired.

Yerac, Friday, 18 January 2019 01:56 (five years ago) link

Oh no it was all raw vegetables! This was a cold dish

Trϵϵship, Friday, 18 January 2019 02:01 (five years ago) link


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