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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2019, 02:33:51 PM »
I used to smoke cigars back in college, and every now and then when I could get a good cuban cigar, I'd indulge but I haven't in years.

Ground fire is Fogo de Chão.  The churrascuria I liked best in Rio was called Majórica in the area known as Praia do Flamengo (Flamengo/Flemish Beach) along the north coast, on Guanabara Bay.  Here's a linkhttps://www.majoricario.com.br/.  It was not especially cheap but it was wonderful.  They had simple salads of hearts of palm, several different varieties of fried potatoes (I like them skinny) and the grilled chicken was to die for.  I don't eat red meat, so that was the extent of my adventurousness but I loved the place.  So beautiful and such good food.  I stayed near there in the Hotel Argentina, a 3 star hotel.  Not bad and I had a view of Pão de Azucar from my balcony (Sugarloaf -- it rises out of Guanabara bay).  Flamengo beach is a pleasant place to hang out although when I was there the water was too filthy to swim in.  (I just checked and found that a great percent of the sewage from local residents flows untreated into the bay, which is not to mention the adjacent oil refineries and their contributions).  It's pretty unwholesome, but a lovely stretch of urban landscape.  Hopefully, they will make some attempt to clean it up, but I'm not holding out any hopes of quick changes.
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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2019, 07:20:47 PM »
If I remember correctly, their water quality made the news at the 2016 Olympics.

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« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2019, 10:57:13 PM »
The municipal water supply was safe to drink as I remember, but it was a while back.   They have very good beer there.  Antartica and Brahma were two brands I remember drinking.

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« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2019, 01:02:31 PM »
Coffee & Soylent Green.

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« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2019, 05:55:56 PM »
I made these blueberry muffins this afternoon.  I used light sour cream (because I won it at Safeway playing Monopoly) and frozen blueberries.
 They were delicious.  also some hummus because we were out of it.
 It freezes well so I make a big batch and freeze most of it in small containers that we can take out when the mood strikes us. 
https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/best-blueberry-muffins-cooks-illustrated-318626

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« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2019, 06:18:24 PM »
I've been a member of Cook's Illustrated for many years. Here is the recent hard copy I got because I recently purchased my first pressure cooker (I think I mentioned this purchase in another thread a while ago). I have a couple other cookbooks around somewhere.



Also, a couple PDF cookbooks.
I also have the recent Christopher Kimball Milk Street Cookbook. Too bad he had a falling out with PBS over America's Test Kitchen that he founded. Funny how, in the entertainment business, you can lose your own show. Careful what you sign. I guess that's true in any industry. Life's a madam...
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Re: What are you eating / What did you eat.
« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2019, 02:42:59 PM »
Mom has been making meatball subs, and honestly, I don't mind those repeats. The last batch of meatballs she bought were really small, like pizza topping small, and they smelled bad. Tasted fine, but smelled bad.

I'm pretty sure if the dish has melted mozzarella in it, I'll enjoy it. Like Babish says, it's all about that cheese stretch.
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.