What's Cooking? (New Jersey)

(Mr met) #222

that’s an apt description. Who was cooler and had a better gig than him?


I don’t really know what to say or think. My uncle and I cook and experiment with all types of locally caught (by us) and sourced seafood. We would watch his shows while cooking and everytime without fail, one of us would say “does this guy have the best job in the world or what?” I’m really bummed out.

(Roz Rappaport) #224

Like everyone else, I was stunned at the news.

Shortly after Les Halles opened (on Park Ave. S., a short walk from our apt.), we took a visiting French friend of our daughter to dinner there. While the food was very good, seating was uncomfortably cramped, and people were smoking (Ugh!) as this was prior to the ban in restaurants. Mr. RBI and I went back a couple of times and had really good meals but then stopped going there because I couldn’t take the seating and smoking conditions. We had no idea that Bourdain was the chef until Kitchen Confidential (which I read) came out.

I rarely watched his tv shows. I just happened to see the Beirut episode and did purposely watch the episode about bbq which took place in Kansas City because a friend of ours who lives in KC was with him at one of the restaurants.

(Eli Paryzer) #225

We just bought a waffle maker. Mrs. P made panko crusted fried soft shell crabs over cheddar bacon cornbread waffles with corn & jalapeno from our jalapeno plant :yum: This was inspired by a brunch we had over the past weekend that had this brilliant take on chicken & waffles (except the waffles were slightly different).

(Junior) #226

Soft shell crabs in a waffle maker?!?! Impressive!! (Kidding) Looks Delicious!

(Eli Paryzer) #227

It was. Thanks Junior. The soft shell crabs were fried in a T-fal fryer. It was a take on chicken & waffles & was inspired by a brunch we had last weekend at a friends home.


Looking tasty! Did drew have his chicken and waffle dish on the menu the other night? I haven’t been in a while. I’m cutting down on some pounds lol. No to be serious, I just haven’t been and need to get back soon.

(Eli Paryzer) #229

Thanks cj. It was savory & sweet.
Unfortunately Drew has switched to chicken & biscuits. I miss his waffles. He did have a great special of crispy Southern fried chicken skins with jalapeno coleslaw & an excellent Carolina mustard BBQ sauce.


I did indeed see the chicken skin pic. I love chicken skin nice and crispy, whether roasted or fried. I’m sure drews got it right too.

It always irks me when I see people taking off the skin on a chicken wing lol

(Eli Paryzer) #231

Yes, these were pretty big & thick skins (from his big chickens :slightly_smiling_face:), but he still got them nice & crispy. That Carolina style BBQ mustard went great with it.


I can only imagine how good those skins were! I wish he did some fresh chicharron. He may have, but I haven’t seen it.

So is anyone doing any grilling today?

(Greg Caggiano) #233

So, much like every time I go to H-Mart, I marveled at a million things I wanted to buy and ended up only with a few bundles of Bok Choy (a whopping 46 cents!). So I cooked that up tonight to have with some leftover curry a coworker made for me.


Couldn’t help but take a few pictures. Those shrimp were $23.99 a pound and were as big as my arm.


Always get a kick out of the Kimchi section.



What an afternoon. Grabbed lunch at the Edison Noodle Shop (review coming) which was decent enough, then H-Mart, and of course a stop at Paris Baguette. Not bad, right?

(Junior) #234

I’ve really got to take a trip to this place. Be careful though I’m pretty sure I saw a movie in the 70’s where those purple things became pod people!!! STAY AWAY !!!

(Kathy Smith) #235

:astonished: I’ve never seen a kimchi section like that, not even in California.
I miss Hmart.