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  1. DaRiv18

    iSi Whip - Any Recipe Books Out There?

    Ferran Adrià’s “The Family Meal” is probably the best example so far of preparing meals using the siphon. .
  2. DaRiv18

    iSi Whip - Any Recipe Books Out There?

    I just received The Cook’s Book which is edited by Jill Norman. This is the 648 page original release, not the concise edition. There is a 12 page section entitled Foams, authored exclusively by Ferran Adrià. This looks promising!
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    iSi Whip - Any Recipe Books Out There?

    Richard Blais “Try this at Home” was a lead that really didn’t turn out. Of the three recipes in the book, his Cheese Wizard seems to be the one I’d most likely try. Warm 2 cups heavy cream and 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese over medium low heat. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Refridgerate mixture until cold. Whisk the cream thoroughly to loosen it, then put in siphon charge with two charges. Let canister sit for 5 minutes, then shake vigorously before dispensing.
  4. I have a isi Whip that I really haven’t played with that much. Made a couple cocktail foams. I would like to get a book that explores the full range of this thing, with recipes, but the online reviews of books that focus on this appliance have poor reviews. Alternatively, I don’t want to blindly shell out $100+ for Modernist Cuisine that I may rarely open. Any (good) experience with books out there?
  5. Do they provide a discount for cash here, too?
  6. Ekiben was really good. Taiwanese curry fried chicken and a killer order of broccoli tempura. Easy on the dinner wallet.
  7. Also, sushi rolls are $5 from 5-7pm, Mondays and Wednesdays. For now. Cheap way to see if the rice is any better. EDIT: it’s actually half price sushi rolls, so more like $7-8.
  8. We had a snack at the bar. No comments on drinks, as I am drying out for a spell. $16 Hangar steak was really really good. Clear soup ($5) was amazing, made with seasonal veggies and some sort of smoky seaweed. And I had some sashimi, two generous slices per order: $7 scallops, $5 salmon, $5 big eye tuna, and $5 hamachi. All were very nice, and priced like a bargain. Space is quiet but looks like it could throw down, upstairs is a nice rooftop dining area and cocktail lounge. Towards the back on the main level is probably th most civilized area, with tables and bar seats around the food prep and grill. Edit: main criticism I have of this place is a lack of legit veggies. No seaweed salads, etc etc.
  9. Made a 24 hour detour to stop in Izakaya Wa to say hello. Located in a part of Houston that was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, apparently it had closed for several months. Thankfully, it is reopened, and I am so envious that I cannot go more often. The place was packed, inside and out, young and old, etc. The food is more interesting than the drink IMO, but the prices are reasonable to this DMVer. Kubokawa-san is no longer behind the sushi bar (it can be physically grueling, and is when you are a perfectionist like he is) but oversees all things food. It's funny that it bills itself as a tapas spot, but yes, there are many sharable plates. I went for some seared sashimi, fried vegetables, kinpira, and some special grilled smelt. It is a bright, cheery, friendly spot and I can't imagine you could "order wrong" here.
  10. So, a week or so ago we went and saw their DOC designation was revoked. Serenity now! Didn’t stop us from ordering their killer vegetable pizza.
  11. The website says Bread is now available for sale starting at 8am. I am a fan of this place, and look forward to exploring more. Their bread is definitely an acquired taste, but damn, the Einkorn loaf I got was really distinctive.
  12. When people talk about sneaking in Starbucks because the coffee there sucks . . . The coffee there must suck! is serving lousy coffee (does it come with free refills?) a way to discourage squatters?
  13. And . . . closed. Sign says to visit them in Foggy Bottom, their only location now.
  14. Jan 23, 2018 - "A Tribute to Terasol ...." by Stephen Samuels and Joanna Pratt on foresthillsconnection.com " Over the last 14 months we all have had to deal with the hate and ignorance of those who attacked us through calls, texts and life-threatening emails but were humbled to see the outpouring support of our neighborhood. We didn’t close because of their attacks as I would never want to give them the satisfaction. Yes, it was difficult to constantly be attacked for no other reason than hate and ignorance… at Terasol but also in our daily lives. Receiving an email stating you will be hurt in the worst of ways and sooner than you think shakes you. But our team – and we – stayed strong."