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MEANCHEF's picture

Need details of arrival and departue times and where you are staying:


I have no info for Michael, Pomona, Li, Rhea g + 2, Sally & Phil


And sketchy info for some of the rest of you.


I am trying to firm up reservation for thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  At some point lack of information may result in a meal or two by yourself.


 


Please check http://forums.prospero.com/tp-cookstalk/messages?msg=16047.1.  I am updating as I get information.




Edited 8/16/2003 10:35:39 PM ET by MEAN CHEF

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56698, reply #78 of 116)

Thanks guys.

The title of my father's book was "Samaki," after an African otter we had (hence the Swahili). I really should get a fish mold.

Wolvie, I'll send an updated flavor list.

anneelsberry's picture

(post #56698, reply #79 of 116)

Congratulations, CM. Bet Berend will be the most popular kid in nursery school. ("and what does your mommy do? She makes chocolate.")

Can't wait for it to cool down so I can order some.

Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

Somebody put a stop payment on my reality check!

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56698, reply #80 of 116)

Congrats, CM! Let me know if you want/need any press releases, etc. Maybe we can work out a contra deal.


Don't know if Peter has emailed you or not, but just in case he hasn't, put us down for two boxes of assorted chocs.  Cheers!


 
"We know that the tail must wag the dog,
for the horse is drawn by the cart;
But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old:
'It's clever, but is it Art?'"
— Rudyard Kipling, "The Conundrum of the
Workshops"
PeterDurand's picture

(post #56698, reply #81 of 116)

Does that mean that we have just ordered 4?

I am at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table  -  Rodney Dangerfield

MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #82 of 116)

Well, being such a good friend, I could always forego my diet and help you eat them.


;)


Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56698, reply #83 of 116)

well, there goes the diet!

 
"We know that the tail must wag the dog,
for the horse is drawn by the cart;
But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old:
'It's clever, but is it Art?'"
— Rudyard Kipling, "The Conundrum of the
Workshops"

Adele's picture

(post #56698, reply #84 of 116)

Major congratulations Cookimonster!


But, but, its SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56698, reply #85 of 116)

Well, after consultation with LoML, we've decided that four boxes of chocolates is just a titch excessive, especially given that we're both trying to lose a few pounds - so Jennifer, two boxes of mixed chocs it is...  


 
"We know that the tail must wag the dog,
for the horse is drawn by the cart;
But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old:
'It's clever, but is it Art?'"
— Rudyard Kipling, "The Conundrum of the
Workshops"
CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56698, reply #87 of 116)

Psst, Sandra, I could make that 2 very large boxes ;-)

Anyway, I've got 4 sizes now: 125, 250, 375, and 500 grams (that's roughly 1/4, 1/2, 3/4. and 1 lb).

Current flavors are:

Hand dipped truffles: burnt caramel, raspberry, and chocolate cream

Ganache filled: Thai vanilla, Roasted coffee, Sandra's spice, Cinnamon trio, Fresh mint, Rosemary whisper, Midnight lemon, and Sour cherry.

Nuts: Toasted pine nut, cashew gianduia, almond gianduia, hazelnut gianduia, and blonde (almond gianduia with caramel dust)

Caramels: Salt caramel, Ginger fig caramel, and Burnt orange caramel

I've also introduced a new line of bars, available in full and tasting sizes:

Coriander, Midnight lemon, Cinnamon trio, Roasted coffee, Sandra's spice, and Rosemary wisper.

I do have a logo, but it's not on this computer. I'll post it later.

Gretchen's picture

(post #56698, reply #88 of 116)

Cooki, could you send me a description of your MOST chocolate offering.  I am thinking about Christmas for my son's in-laws.

Gretchen

Gretchen
CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56698, reply #89 of 116)

Sure thing. I'm just not certain what you mean by MOST chocolate. If you mean biggest sized box, that would be 500g. If you mean most chocolatey, aside from the bars, which are solid chocolate, that would be the truffles and truffle filled chocolates. Let me know and I'll provide more details.


Edited 8/23/2003 6:45:18 PM ET by COOKIM0NSTER

Gretchen's picture

(post #56698, reply #90 of 116)

Truffles, truffles!!  I never believed that "chocoholics" lived until I met these folks. Husband eats chocolate at  10, 2, and 4--and for dessert!!

Gretchen

Gretchen
CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56698, reply #91 of 116)

He's a man after my own heart. I'll email.

MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #92 of 116)

I just cannot be the only person arriving at Meaniefest not bearing goodies...PLEASE, somebody help me!  My only thought at this time is to pick up some of the roasted Hatch peppers...if anyone isn't familiar with them, they are from Hatch, NM, and are only available once a year.  They're similar to an Anaheim in appearance, but have a "rich, robust, flavor."  The fresh ones would never last, however, but the roasted ones can be frozen, which means I could make it to Meaniefest with them.  Of course, the question remains whether anyone would be able to make it back home with them.  Anybody have any experience with these?  Any other ideas?  Another thought was to get some of the Hatch chiles and make some salsa...maybe even a mild version for the anti-pepper crew, and a hotter'n'hell version for Mean.  That, I could put up in jars, and it would last...assuming people felt like dragging glass jars full of salsa home...I have visions of them breaking in luggage and everyone at Meaniefest putting me on their hate mail list.  See what I mean?  I'm totally at a loss.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Jangomango's picture

(post #56698, reply #93 of 116)

MM - just bring thylovelyself.    

schnitzel's picture

(post #56698, reply #95 of 116)

How about those smoke-dried tomatoes from Texas?
http://www.boggycreekfarm.com/
Featured in FC#52, they sound great.

Just a thought.


~Amy W
MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #96 of 116)

Ummmm...those do sound good.  Any input from the Meaniefest attendees?  What would you like to get from Texas (aside from my lovely self, of course!)?

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Jean's picture

(post #56698, reply #97 of 116)

I'm not an attendee and this stuff is really from LA, if you'd go Cajun instead of TexMex, but I love the Tony Chachere's  Creole seasoning that Fledge got for me. It's right there next to my salt and pepper. Else they'd all love a  steak of the month membership. :)


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Gretchen's picture

(post #56698, reply #99 of 116)

Get some of the Fischer and Wieser stuff. I got the mango habenero sauce and it is equally lucious as the roasted raspberry.


At Central Market they were having a tasting of their hamburger made with Hatch chiles--it was GOOD. 


 Don't you think the fresh chile peppers would keep for the duration of MF?  Everyone could roast their own--bring a (collapsible) cooler full, distribute and fold it up for the return or refill with goodies from Seattle.


Gretchen
Gretchen
MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #100 of 116)

According to the chili pepper ladies at CM, you can expect the peppers to have about the same shelf life as Green Bell Peppers - in other words, they would probably go south before October.  I stopped in today and had a nice long visit with the head of the Central Market Cooking School, and here's her suggestion...some homemade Salsa Verde with the Hatch chiles and tomatillos.  She said it goes well with fish or chicken as a sauce, and also is great for chicken enchiladas.  I could make some, put it up in 8 oz jars so it would last, and bring that.  Anyone up for that sort of thing?  If so, do we have any votes for hot, medium, or mild?  Since I'm doing it myself, I could vary the "heat" by throwing in some serranos or habaneros as required.  If that sounds interesting to anyone, let me know.  I'm going to cook up a batch this afternoon just to try out the recipe and see how it tastes.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Gretchen's picture

(post #56698, reply #101 of 116)

Oh, duh--October, of course.  I was just thinking about the 5 or so days.  It has turned hot here!

Gretchen

Gretchen
shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #56698, reply #102 of 116)

MM, we too are in danger of showing up empty-handed... unless someone can suggest a luscious west coast goodie they can't as easily pick up in Seattle! (hmmm... does Seattle have snack-packs of poppadums, or smoked salmon chowder?)

 
"We know that the tail must wag the dog,
for the horse is drawn by the cart;
But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old:
'It's clever, but is it Art?'"
— Rudyard Kipling, "The Conundrum of the
Workshops"

MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #103 of 116)

How about that wonderful cheese the monks make?  You could smuggle a few pounds of that across the border, and I'd be happy to take it off your hands!  And of course, there's always my cider...

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Fledge's picture

(post #56698, reply #104 of 116)

You could bring Cookie some Steens Syrup for Gingerbread.  Heavy though.

 

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56698, reply #105 of 116)

Oh yeah! Maybe just a little jar...

MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #106 of 116)

I shall endeavor to find some today (before my senile brain forgets it!)

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #107 of 116)

Found it, and a jar is packed away with your name on it for Meaniefest.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

Fledge's picture

(post #56698, reply #108 of 116)

You are such a woman, ....ole buddy ole pal...you are way far from senile.

 

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

MadMom's picture

(post #56698, reply #109 of 116)

Well, I was heading out for Central Market when I saw your post, so it got added to the shopping list!

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56698, reply #110 of 116)

You're the best. Thanks!