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#24 Posted : Monday, August 15, 2022 6:03:03 PM(UTC)

"Tangines"


The NYT had a review of a Moroccan restaurant right here in Queens, that specializes in tagines. Several commenters mentioned "tangines," which led to a spirited exchange.

#25 Posted : Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:45:52 AM(UTC)

Originally Posted by: bittrette Go to Quoted Post
"Tangines"


The NYT had a review of a Moroccan restaurant right here in Queens, that specializes in tagines. Several commenters mentioned "tangines," which led to a spirited exchange.


May be confused with Tangia, a sort of hot pot from Marrakech

#26 Posted : Tuesday, August 16, 2022 10:10:53 AM(UTC)

I consume a small tsp of Manuka 20+ honey a day after my evening meals. I am totally hooked on Manuka honey. I also have another jar of Manuka honey with less than 20+ for drizzling on plain yogurt, spreading on biscuits, etc. 


 

#17 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2022 8:22:41 AM(UTC)

Originally Posted by: Rinshin Go to Quoted Post
So since I needed to get more space to accommodate new addition of kitchen pieces, I put away the tall, tall, cumbersome small tajine top way on top of the cabinet because I will most likely never use it again.


Although i was really intrigued when I saw them everywhere, I just thought they would be a pain to store, so I never gave in and bought one. 

#18 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2022 5:59:20 PM(UTC)

Originally Posted by: angrygreycat Go to Quoted Post
Although i was really intrigued when I saw them everywhere, I just thought they would be a pain to store, so I never gave in and bought one.


I have one from Morocco which was a gift from a grateful patient, but I've always been afraid to put it on a burner. It's purely decorative and sentimental.

#27 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2022 7:28:03 PM(UTC)

The commenters themselves explained "tangine" as something that just comes more naturally to English speakers.


Now in the NYT there's a comment ("note") thread about tomato sandwiches, and a lot of note writers are spelling a famous brand of mayonnaise as "Hellman's" (should be "Hellmann's").

#28 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:15:00 AM(UTC)

Originally Posted by: bittrette Go to Quoted Post
Now in the NYT there's a comment ("note") thread about tomato sandwiches, and a lot of note writers are spelling a famous brand of mayonnaise as "Hellman's" (should be "Hellmann's").


Out here in west, we just call it Best Foods.

#29 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:21:28 PM(UTC)

"honey where it doesn't belong."


I suspect Golden Blossom Honey of having promoted this for decades. Before the Internet took over, I subscribed to the company's Beeline newsletter and its recipes put honey in everything. But what do I know - I've never made any of those recipes.

#30 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2022 3:22:09 PM(UTC)

Yes, Best Foods is much easier to spell.


But how can a brand be so popular and almost consistently misspelled? Are Northeasterners such bad spellers?

#31 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:20:13 PM(UTC)

Originally Posted by: bittrette Go to Quoted Post
Yes, Best Foods is much easier to spell.


But how can a brand be so popular and almost consistently misspelled? Are Northeasterners such bad spellers?


Names and foreign words are easier to misspell.  Esp foreign words not from Latin origin written in English. 

#32 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:07:48 PM(UTC)

"Names and foreign words"


Hellman is a name - think of Lillian Hellman. Hellmann is also a name, the name of the Northeast's favorite mayonnaise. You'd think if so many people love Hellmann's mayonnaise, they'd learn how to spell the name just by looking at the label.


It's not as though they detested the sauce, never bought it, and couldn't bear to look at the jar.


One of the rare correct spellings of the name came from a commenter who preferred Duke's.

#33 Posted : Friday, August 19, 2022 10:53:24 AM(UTC)

OK, enough with the spelling digression, unless someone really wants to pursue it further.


But heirloom tomatoes - that's my favorite of the aforementioned trends. I love 'em! I love heirloom tomato season! I love having an heirloom tomato sandwich for breakfast!

#34 Posted : Friday, August 19, 2022 11:55:00 AM(UTC)

I often find that heirloom and the related rare/ancient/historic breed varieties are good


But it does annoy me if it is specified that the dish or cut of meat is "rare breed" - but doesn't say which breed!  I don't know US breed but there's a lot of difference between a Herdwich sheep amd the South Down breeds I grew up with, for example

#35 Posted : Friday, August 19, 2022 12:44:14 PM(UTC)

I'm no connoisseur of heirloom tomatoes - whatever knowledge I had of the different varieties evaporated during the Great Pause, tho I still know that I like Brandywine tomatoes. But I know that I like a contrast in color and flavor, and a color contrast usually means a flavor contrast.


What I probably wouldn't like is different varieties smushed together, as in making a purée for a sauce.

#36 Posted : Friday, August 19, 2022 11:40:54 PM(UTC)

The worst thing about heirloom tomatoes is that some of them are what I grew up eating from my parents' garden, some of which they were growing into their early nineties. I have trouble thinking of them as "heirloom" rather than simply "what you grow for yourself". I also grew up on grass-fed beef and home-cured, apple-smoked, bacon and ham ... although that disappeared from my parents' table about the same time the youngest kid left home.

#37 Posted : Thursday, August 25, 2022 12:17:01 PM(UTC)

Regarding the name Hellmann:  it appears that that is a non-Jewish German last name, while Hellman with just one "n" signifies a Jewish last name.  At least that's what an old boyfriend of mine told me a long time ago.  His last name had two Ns.  They sound the same nonetheless.

#38 Posted : Friday, August 26, 2022 11:50:19 AM(UTC)

Certainly Lillian Hellman, the 20th century playwright, was Jewish

#39 Posted : Monday, August 29, 2022 1:13:15 PM(UTC)

Those who misspell the mayonnaise name explain that they don't look at the jar; they just grab it when they need some mayo.


Those who prefer Duke's, I suppose, aren't in such a hurry to grab a jar of Hellmann's.


Now about heirloom tomatoes: most farmers' markets in the Greenmarket system in NYC carry heirloom tomatoes at this time of year, but there's one that doesn't: the one in Washington Heights, in the heart of Little Santo Domingo (at least that's what I call it). A Dominican woman I know explains that Dominicans love tomatoes, but they like the plain red ones that are typically used in sandwiches - heirloom tomatoes never caught on with them.

#40 Posted : Tuesday, August 30, 2022 11:45:01 AM(UTC)

We have found that the red Jersey tomatoes at the NYC Union Square greenmarket taste a whole lot better and brighter than the heirloom ones.

#41 Posted : Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:14:46 PM(UTC)

Originally Posted by: KatieK1 Go to Quoted Post
We have found that the red Jersey tomatoes at the NYC Union Square greenmarket taste a whole lot better and brighter than the heirloom ones.


I am so glad to read this comment!  I always thought there was something wrong with me as I keep trying heirloom tomatos and I am not impressed.  BUT I live in New Jersey and all summer I am getting Jersey tomatos by the bucketful and they are amazing.  I just tried heirloom the other night and told my daughter that I couldn't get the hype about them and my daughter just looked at me and said "mom we live in New Jersey, other people don't have Jersey tomatoes" 

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