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Subject: Tool at Fantes - potato nest [and sub-thread]
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Dee Randall <deedovey[at]shentel.net>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 13:05:58 -0400
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Here is the new tool.
If you search "potato nest" at Fantes, it will show:

<a href="http://fantes.com/images/121237potato.jpg">http://fantes.com/images/121237potato.jpg</a>

<a href="http://fantes.com/potato.htm#nest">http://fantes.com/potato.htm#nest</a>

<a href="http://fantes.com/images/18546potato.jpg">http://fantes.com/images/18546potato.jpg</a>

Dee Dee 

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From: Andy <q>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 13:06:53 -0500
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Fante's is located on S. 9th St. in Philly right in the middle of the 
famous Italian Market. Fante's is a fun store to walk around in. 
Everything is shoehorned into place, but the staff knows where everything 
is, should you ask.

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From: Dee Randall <deedovey[at]shentel.net>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 16:27:34 -0400
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Andy wrote:
> Fante's is located on S. 9th St. in Philly right in the middle of the
> famous Italian Market. Fante's is a fun store to walk around in.
> Everything is shoehorned into place, but the staff knows where everything
> is, should you ask.

Sounds like I'd love to go there - Fantes, that is. I lived and worked in 
Philadelphia for a month after graduation from high school in 1952.  Being 
from the farm and a small town, it was a fate worse than death.  I've always 
held that opinion of Philadelphia and tho gazing out the window in Amtrak at 
the beautiful museum there, longing to go, I will never sit foot in that 
city.  The closest I've been since 1952 is Hwy 95 and Concord &amp; Brandywine.

I'd love to go to Fante's and the famous "Italian Market."  Are "Italian 
Market" and Fantes the same outfit or is "Italian Market" a 'place'?

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From: Andy <q>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 15:58:54 -0500
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Dee Randall wrote:
> I'd love to go to Fante's and the famous "Italian Market."  Are "Italian 
> Market" and Fantes the same outfit or is "Italian Market" a 'place'?

The Italian Market is about 4 blocks on a one way street crammed with 
sidewalk vegetable stands and stores selling every kind of meat and fish. 
All quality fresh offerings at great prices. A couple cheese shops (they 
smell intoxicating!) Spice shops. Restaurants. All kinds of fun. And very 
crowded.

<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20060519120353/http://www.phillyitalianmarket.com/">http://www.phillyitalianmarket.com/</a>

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From: cagarbo[at]webtv.net (Carol Garbo)
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 16:30:32 -0500
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This thread re Fante's sure brought back some great memories; love that
place; actually love the entire Italian market.  Carol

Our life may not always be the party we would have chosen, but while we
are here, we may as well dance!

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 23:57:26 +0200
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Dee Randall ha scritto:
> Here is the new tool.
> If you search "potato nest" at Fantes, it will show:

Yes It is the same! I have payed (the small one) 15 euros. It's not cheap.

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From: BOB <abc[at]defg.com>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 14:00:46 -0400
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Dee Randall wrote:
:: Here is the new tool.
:: If you search "potato nest" at Fantes, it will show:

PLEASE!  Don't post links to Fantes.  Your post juct cost me $75.
I just *HATE* that website.
;-)

BOB
glad I don't live anywhere near the store!

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Subject: POTATOES NESTS (cooked) pic
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 00:18:10 +0200
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I have found this photo on a magazine. The potatoes nests are filled with 
vegetables in cubes.
Look

http://i1.tinypic.com/zltcub.jpg

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From: jim.mckelvey[at]sympatico.ca
Date: 13 May 2006 15:45:13 -0700
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Why do people complicate food this way? It can't taste any better.
Biff

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 00:55:24 +0200
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jim.mckelvey ha scritto:
> Why do people complicate food this way? It can't taste any better.

We say that "Also the eye wants its piece" :)

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From: Steve Wertz <swertz[at]cluemail.compost>
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 17:58:05 -0500
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jim.mckelvey wrote:
> Why do people complicate food this way? It can't taste any better.

Nice troll.

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 00:58:46 +0200
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Steve Wertz ha scritto:
> Nice troll.

A "New Troll" like the singers :D

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From: Blair P. Houghton <blair.houghton[at]gmail.com>
Date: 14 May 2006 10:41:06 -0700
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jim.mckelvey wrote:
> Why do people complicate food this way? It can't taste any better.

Yes it can.

The shape of food affects how it mixes with the other food and the air
and the fluids you're drinking.

What part of it hits what part of your mouth first also has an effect
on the sensations.

Whether this one accomplishes that is unknowable until someone buys me
one.

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From: Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwright_at_gmail.com>
Date: 14 May 2006 01:44:19 +0200
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Pandora?
> I have found this photo on a magazine. The potatoes nests are filled with 
> vegetables in cubes.

That's interesting.  I somehow thought of using shredded potatoes, but I like 
the idea of thin slices.  Very appetizing!

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 10:34:41 +0200
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Wayne Boatwright ha scritto:
> That's interesting.  I somehow thought of using shredded potatoes, but I like
> the idea of thin slices.  Very appetizing!

Yes! Now I must invent something for using it :)

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From: Melba's Jammin' <barbs.challer[at]earthfink.net.invalid>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 12:11:15 -0500
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Pandora wrote:
> I have found this photo on a magazine. The potatoes nests are filled with 
> vegetables in cubes.

Nice, Pandora.  How frequently will you use this sucker?  It strikes me 
as one of those things I'd use once a year, if that, and then curse 
every time I encountered it wherever it was being stored.

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From: Mr Libido Incognito <Not[at]vaild.null>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 18:13:55 GMT
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> Nice, Pandora.  How frequently will you use this sucker?  It strikes
> me as one of those things I'd use once a year, if that, and then curse
> every time I encountered it wherever it was being stored.

The same thing can be done in a muffin tin...Then add the fillings 
later...

I do something similar with 3 inch tortilla circles...cut out with a 
cookie cutter, baked in  muffin tins ...then filled with various things 
for appetizers...taco filling works well so does a smoked salmon cream 
cheese type dealie. similar stuff can be done using a upside down greased 
small Stainless steel bowl or a custard ramikin.

You can  brush melted butter then sprinkle sugar &amp; cinnamon on the pre-
baked tortilla circles; bake and then fill with custard, lemon curd, or 
flavoured moose <??sp??> etc... as well. 

Prolly a lot other things can be done as well as other nest 
materials...say phylo brushed multi layers with butter and brown sugar 
baked  till crisp and fill with lemon curd.

-Alan

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 20:47:21 +0200
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Mr Libido Incognito ha scritto:

> The same thing can be done in a muffin tin...Then add the fillings
> later...

No, because you can't fry the tin :)

> I do something similar with 3 inch tortilla circles...cut out with a
> cookie cutter, baked in  muffin tins ...then filled with various things
> for appetizers...taco filling works well so does a smoked salmon cream
> cheese type dealie. similar stuff can be done using a upside down greased
> small Stainless steel bowl or a custard ramikin.

This is a very good idea!!!!! I must try sometimes !!!!!

> You can  brush melted butter then sprinkle sugar &amp; cinnamon on the pre-
> baked tortilla circles; bake and then fill with custard, lemon curd, or
> flavoured moose <??sp??> etc... as well.

Ohhh! Good! When you have a pic, could you please post it?

> Prolly a lot other things can be done as well as other nest
> materials...say phylo brushed multi layers with butter and brown sugar
> baked  till crisp and fill with lemon curd.

Yes, I have tried with other things, but the  tortilla, intrigue me more :)

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From: Andy <q>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 14:59:13 -0500
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Mr Libido Incognito wrote:
> The same thing can be done in a muffin tin...Then add the fillings 
> later...

Right!!! That utensil can also shape bread, pasta, potatoes and tortillas 
in the same manner.

I've seen them used to good effect for taco salad bowls at restaurants, 
though on a grander scale. Eating the shell is an after-thought, as you 
eat the contents.

Also as toss-away cups for dips.

Or you could go crazy and layer strips of bacon in it and deep fry it for 
adding egg/cheese omelette type ingredients and eat it in hand, nibbling 
your way around until it disappears into your tummy!

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 08:08:43 +0200
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Andy ha scritto:
> Or you could go crazy and layer strips of bacon in it and deep fry it for
> adding egg/cheese omelette type ingredients and eat it in hand, nibbling
> your way around until it disappears into your tummy!

Slices of bacon!!!! Good! It is another idea :)
Thank you Andy
Pandy 

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From: Jke <morethangroups[at]hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 23:06:34 +0200
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Mr Libido Incognito schreef:
> The same thing can be done in a muffin tin...Then add the fillings
> later...
>
> I do something similar with 3 inch tortilla circles...cut out with a
> cookie cutter, baked in  muffin tins ...then filled with various things

I am hoping to do this sometime soon with wonton wrappers. I suspect I'll 
have more wrappers than filling, but I'll find out when I get there. I think 
I'll put an Asian salady kind of thing in them, maybe as an appetizer. 
Shrimps, scallion, lettuce, a soy/sesame/chili/lime/garlic dressing maybe.

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From: Wayne Boatwright <wayneboatwright_at_gmail.com>
Date: 15 May 2006 05:04:35 +0200
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Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Mr Libido Incognito?
> The same thing can be done in a muffin tin...Then add the fillings 
> later...

It would be really hard to deep fry them in a muffin tin, and that's most 
often how they're prepared.  The couple o times I've had them in a restaurant 
they were nicely crisp.  I doubt a muffin tin can do that.

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From: Pandora <mirybranca[at]alice.it>
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 20:39:52 +0200
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Melba's Jammin' ha scritto:
> Nice, Pandora.  How frequently will you use this sucker?  It strikes me
> as one of those things I'd use once a year, if that, and then curse
> every time I encountered it wherever it was being stored.

Well, I have bought it only 2 days ago. I think I will use it once a week 
and then when I have guests:)


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