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Carolina's picture

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Since Santa has just enough time to make a few mad dashes around town before Christmas, I would love to hear the top three cooking related items on everybody's Christmas Wish List. I just want to make sure I'm not missing out on anything this year! :-) Just think....if MC hadn't brought up the subject of the Global knives, I would have missed out on them. What a find! Thanks, MC.

My top three are:

(1) The Global starter set and vegetable cleaver.

(2) An Oxo jar opener

(3)Three new cookbooks:

VEGETABLES by James Peterson

THE COMPLETE MEAT COOKBOOK by Bruce Aidells and Denis Kelly

DINING OUT by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page

Thanks, Carolina

Cleaver's picture

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If I could have 3 things in the whole world these are the things I would pick:

1. sushi dishes (w/ wasabi bowls/cups)

2. a wok

3. a set of Globals

I know nothing is very cool or original, but that is what I pick.

Carolina's picture

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Cleaver,

You think an Oxo jar opener is cool or original? :-)
No need to be either, I just thought hearing other people's wish list items would be a fun topic.

Carolina

KEN's picture

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I love it when the word "wish" is used because while you're wishing you may as well wish big. So, my list:

1) Dinner with Deborah Madison (and no, I am not a vegetarian)

2) All-Clad roasting pan (the larger of the two)

3) New hand mixer

And BTW, Carolina, that was clever how you grouped your cookbooks into one item. Like I say, may as well wish big.

Merry Christmas, y'all

Ken

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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My wish list:

1. 20 Qt. Hobart
2. Commercial Wok
3. Someone to enter all of my recipes into new recipe software.

By the way Carolina, Merry Christmas and don"t forget Rao's Cookbook and Dinner at the Authentic Cafe. Both are Dynamite.

Nice_Chef's picture

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1.Mothers day off

2.Thanksgiving off

3. Christmas off

Sandra_'s picture

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1. Pizza for Christmas Dinner, and all day Boxing Day to just mess around in the kitchen.
2. No vegans for Christmas dinner.
3. a crisis-free Christmas for all.

Sandra

Gerard's picture

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My first day off since last feb and I didn't even have to wish, I just had to wait til xmas.
Wishing for a cure for cancer, I'll take a bread rolling machine in the meantime.
Good cheer, Gerard

Son_of_Carolina's picture

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Dear Mean Chef,

Some years ago, Carolina took time out from her culinary endeavors to whip together her finest creation: me. I think my father was in the kitchen also. Anyway, I know she has enjoyed corresponding with her many new friends in the world's largest virtual kitchen; whenever I call home, I usually recieve the latest updates regarding Mean Chef's on-screen antics. But now, she is so engrossed with her on-line identity that she can no longer effectivly communicate with the rest of our family. Example of recent conversation with my father:

MOM: Guess what! I've got a 56K connection to my server and just downloaded a hot new version of Real Player! It's full motion, baby!

DAD: Hmmm. That's great, sweetheart. I'd like to watch TV. Can you help me with the remote?

MOM: Punch POWER and leave me alone. I've got emails to answer.

DAD: Okay, the dog and I will be in the carport.

MOM: That's nice, dear..hey, look, someone from Afganistan answered my email about eggwhites!

As much as she's enjoyed being a boisterous member of your on-line cadre (really, you'd never think she would be into this stuff; I think she's really [*year deleted by censor*] going on 21), I must ask one favor of you on behalf of my dad. Every time you suggest she buy a new cookbook, you make the liveable space in the house smaller and smaller. Dad has taken to sleeping in his Oldsmobile. The dog may have to follow soon. Thank goodness I have my own apartment.
Anyway, thanks for keeping her out of trouble, and happy holidays!

Sincerely,

Son of Carolina

Joni_'s picture

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Mean Chef....what is your new software program???

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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I ordered Mastercook 5.0, but havn't received it yet

Carolina's picture

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It's a good thing I love that boy......this is what I get for asking him to help me load some new software and leaving the room while he was doing it! Sorry folks. I'll send him to bed without any supper tonight. At 6'4", 205 lbs., I can't exactly turn him over my knee and spank him anymore! :-) Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We sure did. Just hate to see it end.:-(
Carolina

Carolina's picture

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Sandra,

Happy Boxing Day! I have heard many different stories as how Boxing Day got its name, but I'm still not sure I know the *real* reason. I would love to know the true story behind the name.

Thanks, Carolina

Carolina's picture

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MC,

What is the difference between MasterCook 4.06 and the new 5.0? Also, don't I recall you lambasting MasterCook awhile back? Seems it was Mangia all the way, if I recall correctly. Why the turn around?

Carolina

Chiffonade_'s picture

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We have a Global Veggie Cleaver and want more of them but for now...here is my wish list...

1) a Restaurant handed to us, lock stock and barrel to do with what we wish.

2) a Cuisinart DLC-X+ (I already have the DLC7 Super Pro but heck, why not ask for bigger toys??)

3) my guy in a thong and an apron, holding a large container of warmed fudge sauce and a smile.

(My birthday is next month...I will be 40...maybe #3 can be my gift??? Let's hope.)

Carolina's picture

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Chiffonade,

I've got tears of laughter rolling down my cheeks. Thanks.

I've got a birthday next month, too. I will only go so far as to say, I'm old enough to be your.....would you settle for *older* sister?

Carolina

Jean_'s picture

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Happy Birthday to each of you! Bake yourself a wonderful cake -- or have your loved one in the thong and apron bake it for you. My DH is more the red flannel long johns type, but at retirement age he still has cute buns! ;-D

Chiffonade_'s picture

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OK, I give up...I have tried very hard to figure this out and have seen this reference several times in this site...

What does "DH" mean?

(I can only come up with Darling Husband).

Carolina's picture

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Chiffonade,

You hit it right on the nose.

Carolina

MEAN_CHEF's picture

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Carolina, I finally have a breather from work and hopefully a rest period in January.
By the way, today is my birthday and I am old enough to be Chiffonade's older brother too.
I don't know the difference between the two versions of Master Cook. But, since Sierra bought Mangia to kill the competition I assume (hope) they incorporate all of the good features of Mangia in MC 5.0.
I also got The Complete Meat Cookbook and have tried the Pork tenderloin in vanilla brine with the vanilla/apple cider pan sauce. It was to die for.
I served it with yams simmered in chicken stock to which was added a couple of teaspoons of Thai red curry paste (found that in Sunset Magazine). It was also great. Finished off the meal with Mean Chef"s famous chocolate bread pudding with creme anglaise.
Hope you had a nice Christmas. Did you get any Global knives? I now have 6 and gave them as presents to my foody friends. I love them.
Maybe by next week I will have my usual ornery personality back if I rest enough.
Sorry to go on and on but I haven't had the time to respond lately.

Carolina's picture

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MC,

Happy birthday and welcome back!! Things just haven't been quite the same around here, so rest up your ornery self and get back when you can.

As for my Christmas Wish List, let's just say Santa was *very* good to me. (Of course, I'm *very good* to Santa! Turn-about is only fair play, right?) I received four Globals and have put-in for two more for my birthday. My Wusthofs are crying from neglect, poor babies.

Your pork tenderloin recipe sounded wonderful, as did the entire meal. I'm making the Braised Pork Butt with Port and Prunes as part of my New Year's Day Good Luck Dinner. Not sure how well greens with go with that, but unfortunately, the recommended brussels sprouts aren't part of the good luck regime.

Happy New Year to you and everyone else.

Carolina

Chiffonade_'s picture

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Dear Mean:

Happy Belated Birthday! Your menu sounds wonderful. Did anyone dress in a thong and apron armed with a jar of warmed fudge sauce? If they did, you could change your name to Pretty Darned Relaxed Chef Wearing Big Smile.

Either way, mean or not - I think you're nicer than you let on to be. Happy New Year to you!

Jean_'s picture

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Make that a double!!

Rebecca's picture

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My impression... It started in England, the day after Xmas, when the folks with "enough" would box up their unwanteds and extras. These boxes would be set outside and collected for distribution to charities.