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  1. Could this be it? I don't have full text capability with this database but can look elsewhere if you confirm. Main content area Celebration Desserts Klivans, Elinor. Bon Appétit36.6 (Jun 1991): 48-56. Turn on hit highlighting for speaking browsers by selecting the Enter button Hide highlighting Abstract (summary) Translate [unavailable for this document] Recipes for various desserts are given, including mocha mousse meringue cake, strawberry mousse cake, frozen white chocolate and raspberry mousse cake and lemon meringue terrine. Indexing (details) Cite Subject Recipes; Food; Cook
  2. Stopped by here at a non-busy morning time and was blown away by the quality of everything I had. Along with Baked and Wired, this already ranks as the only other great bakery in the DC Metro area (and please tell me if I'm missing somewhere b/c I long to try it). What these two share in common are great ingredients and strong technique. Other than the types of products both sell, one difference (and this is not a criticism of either) is that Bread Furst is much more subtle in flavoring its sweets whereas Baked and Wired tends bake wonderful sugar and fat flavor bombs. I think Bread Furst
  3. I agree, this is great news. We've been several times b/c it's convenient to daycare and jobs and it's a very kid-friendly environment; also, I've always had a good crust when we've eaten. Everything else, however, has been below average to bad. We were there 3 weeks ago with my in-laws from Massachussetts. My sister-in-law got a "grilled chicken salad" since she eats gluten-free and the chicken was clearly shredded chicken from a can. It was definitely the worst chicken on a salad I can remember seeing anywhere. There are several students of mine who work there and one told me months ag
  4. I didn't know anything about this place until the founder, Steve Salis, came to talk about being an entrepreneur to a Quantitative Literacy math class at the Bethesda high school where I work. I sat in the audience and listened. The founder is quite young but very cool with lots of energy and passion. It's impressive that he's opened so many locations so quickly (he off-handedly said to the students that "capital was not a problem" for his restaurant idea but the kids didn't have the guts to ask him where he got his investors). He says that the company's number one goal is to create a posit
  5. If you don't have a place to stay in Florence yet, you might consider my college friend's flat: http://www.vrbo.com/432656. She is from the US, married an Italian man, and she works for the active travel company Butterfield & Robinson so she could be really useful for recommendations on lots of things on top of having a very cool and affordable place. Pax, Brian
  6. Sorry for the Beard winners, but I stand by my earlier post that a great trip would be hitting Craigie on Main, Hungry Mother, and Oleana. I think Hungry Mother's chef is the only one that hasn't one the Northeast award but it's probably the one I'd go to first. It's been a few years since Oleana won but we found it delicious and different with a lot of respect for vegetables. I'd go there second if "value" plays into your decision making as it often does with me. We went to Coppa the first year it opened and I think it's still gets great pub and I think Bissonnette has only been nominated f
  7. I've gone three times to the new location in Montgomery Mall and I've really liked if not loved each experience. "Medium Rare" has been interpreted by the kitchen very differently each time, but nothing grossly out of range and last night's was beautifully red from the bottom of the crust to center. And it was juicy. The kitchen showed restraint on the salt and the burger still had a lot of flavor. Crusty, dark fries are just what I like so they're a draw, too. For me the perfect meal is the kid's meal at $6.50 for a thick but not too big burger, just enough fries, and drink. Screw the sign
  8. When we are without our two kids, my wife and I usually scour the DMV for new places to try. Friday I found myself driving solo on my way from Bethesda to Colesville where we're staying until our renovations are done and totally on a whim I pulled in to the Wildwood shopping center to head to Wildwood Kitchen for only the second time. I felt as though I were cheating on my wife since she was at my in-laws eating Ledo's Pizza and putting the kids to bed, but I felt as though I had "earned" a decent dinner since I've handled every aspect of the construction process. After I left even more sat
  9. I've never been to Harris's but I was just thinking we should go somewhere for crabs on Sunday. I haven't looked anywhere for crabs other than Cantler's for several years but last summer's 2 hour wait starting at 2:30 (which we thought would be off-time enough) was too much with two kids age 3 and under. I'm willing to branch out and Harris's would be 1 hour and 1 minute according to Google from my in-laws' in Colesville and that's about the perfect drive limit to squeeze a nap in the car and still be able to get back at a good bedtime, too. Pax, Brian
  10. I'm with you that Taylor Gourmet isn't a deli to me, and having been to both Taylor Gourmet and Jetties in Bethesda in the last week, I'd say they should be judged in the same category, though Jetties has entrees and soups that make it (to me) more of a deli than Taylor Gourmet. Except for the much talked about roll change, the Bethesda Taylor Gourmet has been pretty consistent, but my experiences are limited b/c I get the same thing every time: 12" Girard with broccoli raabe added. Maybe the other items have been less consistent. As for Jetties, it's one of our favorite family places to g
  11. Though Dean's explanation trumps anything I could come up with, my rationale was that I wanted the lighter course first to stop my stomach from rumbling but not overfill me and wanted the meatball to feel more like an entree, which it did. Not sure if you were seriously curious or if you were hoping for a response similar to Dean's. If it matters, the waiter asked me which I wanted first so I got what I wanted. Pax, Brian
  12. My in-laws went with friends a week ago and had the exact same to as Porcupine. My father-in-law of late has been especially stingy with praise for expensive places since he more fully retired (he especially trashed Marcel's before Christmas b/c of the expense to volume ratio, which is often his greatest criterion), but he loved Wildwood Kitchen. I went for lunch last week and had the sardines followed by the meatball. The sardines were delicious with no strong flavor (even saltiness) that I reflexively associate with sardines. It's a truly great appetizer b/c it wasn't too filling and
  13. I went to high school with Brian Pekarcik and played sports with him (he was a year older and much better than I). I've been impressed with the positive pub he's received in the Pittsburgh media and do know other Murrysvillians who have enjoyed meals at his restaurants. I hope all works out for everyone. Pax, Brian
  14. A few quick experiences from this summer and past week: If you're going to the Boston Children's Museum, consider Flour Bakery + Café. Not just a great bakery but also great sandwiches. I had the best lamb sandwich of my life there. It's a half block from this great museum. I think there are 2 or 3 other locations in the city. JParrot mentioned Island Creek Oyster Bar for drinks, but it's also a great seafood restaurant. Amazing oysters (the most flavorful that I've ever had) and a good place to go the small plates approach. The only thing that I didn't like was my wife's chowder, whi
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