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Dr. Jimbob's Lame Cooking Page

Hi. This is my lame cooking page. It has some recipes that I enjoy doing, along with favorite cooking web sites, places that I like to shop for ingredients, some wine links and reviews of restaurants that I have written for the Chowhound message board.

The Chinese recipes are mostly things I learned from my mother and my grandmother, who grew up in Anhui Province in coastal China, not far from Nanjing. Be warned that all quantities for the ingredients (especially the liquids) are approximate -- fiddle with them until they come out right!

Much of what I've been learning recently come from my sacred trinity of cooking wisdom -- Alton Brown, host of the Food Network program Good Eats; Cooks Illustrated magazine and their television show on PBS, America's Test Kitchen; and Julia Child, the chef who inspired a generation of cooks and cooking teachers. These three sources focus on clarifying the why of cooking. Once you've learned enough of the why, you stop relying on slavish adherence to recipes describing the how of cooking.

Contents of this page:

  • Dr. Jimbob's Recipes!
  • Recipe Links and General Information
  • Chinese and Italian Recipe Links
  • Food Market Links
  • Port and Sherry Wine Links
  • Restaurant Reviews

  • Chinese-style Recipes

  • Braised Catfish à la Mom
  • Chinese Utility Sauce
  • Dan Dan Noodles
  • Piccadillo
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    Western-style Recipes

  • Tiramisù
  • Tuscan Ragu


  • Paella
  • Tarta de Santiago (almond cake/pie)
  • Tortilla Española(egg-and-potato omelet)


  • Chocolate Mousse
  • General Recipe Sites

  • Chowhound Message Boards
  • Epicurious index
  • Flora's Kitchen
  • Food Network home page
  • rec.food.cooking Recipe Archive
  • rec.food.recipes Recipe Archive
  • Nisbets soup blog (wide range of soup - and other - recipes)

  • Gallery of Regrettable Food
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    Cooking Information

  • Cooking for Engineers
  • Food Safety.gov: meat cooking temperatures
  • Jacques Pepin's home page
  • epicentre Encylopedia of Spices
  • SpiceAdvice Spice Encyclopedia
  • Too Easy Gourmet: cooking tips


  • Cook's Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • Cook's Illustrated
  • Cook's Thesaurus: ingredients and substitutes


  • Good Eats (Food Network)
  • TV show home page
  • Alton Brown's home page
  • Good Eats fan page


  • Fuchsia Dunlop's home page, blog, et al.
  • Chinese Food

  • Asian Pacific Connection: Food Links
  • ChinaVista Recipes (by region)
  • Chinese Takeaways (with nifty ingredient and cooking guide)
  • Chinese Cooking (has some examples of regional cooking of China)
  • Fuchsia Dunlop's web page(author of some terrific Chinese cookbooks)
  • Traditional Chinese Recipes blog (John Sinclair aka Chef Wang)
  • Yan Can Cook site
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    Italian Food

  • I Love Pasta.org
  • Mike and Alba Notte's Cookbook
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    Food Markets in Massachusetts

  • Capone Foods (outstanding cheese shop)
  • Clear Flour Bread (outstanding bakery)
  • H Mart (Korean megamart in Boston)
  • Hi Rise Bread Company
  • Iggy's Bread of the World
  • Kam Man Food (Chinese megamart in NY and Boston)
  • On the Edge (knife sharpener)
  • Russo's (wholesale produce and such)
  • Super 88 (a once mighty Asian megamart)
  • Trader Joe's
  • Verrill Farm
  • Whole Foods
  • Wilson Farms (organic and home-grown produce)
  • Wright-Locke Farm
  • Wulf's Fish Market (a great fish market)


  • Massachusetts Farmer's Markets (USDA)
  • Massachusetts Farmer's Markets (Massachusetts government)
  • Massachusetts searchable database of farmstands, pick-your-own, etc.
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    On-Line Culinary Stores

    Spices

  • Penzeys Spices
  • The Spice House
  • Cooking Utensils

  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Sur la Table
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Ports

  • Port Wine Institute
  • For the Love of Port Roy Hersh's extraordinary collection of articles on port, with links to all of the major producers and a nifty Port FAQ.


  • Port Houses
  • Barros
  • Fonseca
  • Kobrand Wine (U.S. importers of Croft, Delaforce, Fonseca, Taylor Fladgate)
  • Krohn
  • Ramos Pinto
  • Taylor Fladgate
  • Warre's


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    Sherries

  • Consejo Regulador de Vinos de Jerez
  • Mad About Sherry (Gavin Holt's general information pages)
  • Vinoble Wine Exposition (English)


  • Favorite Sherry Bodegas
  • Antonio Barbadillo
  • Dios Baco
  • Emilio Lustau
  • Gonzalez Byass
  • Pedro Domecq
  • Sandeman
  • Vinicola Hidalgo
  • Restaurant Reviews

  • Zoe's (Brookline Sichuanese, Aug 14 2006)
  • MuLan (Cambridge Taiwanese, Sept 6 2006)
  • Chilli Garden (Medford Sichuanese, Sept 16 2006)
  • Butcher Shop (Boston American, March 4 2007)
  • Chez Henri (Cambridge French, March 9 2007)
  • Szechwan Bay (Somerville Sichuanese, March 18 & 22 2007)
  • Beijing Star (Waltham north Chinese, April 6 2007)
  • Sichuan Garden (Brookline Sichuanese, April 15 2007)
  • Elephant Walk (Cambridge Cambodian/French, May 12 2007)
  • Chung King Garden (Philadelphia Sichuanese, May 28 2007)
  • Fork (Philadelphia chef's tasting, May 30 2007)
  • The Publick House (Brookline Belgian beer and brasserie, June 9 2007)
  • Qingdao Garden (North Cambridge, Northern Chinese, July 8 2007)
  • Redbones (Somerville barbecue and beer, July 16 2007)
  • Sagra and La Spina (Davis Square, Italian, July 2007)
  • Grotto (Beacon Hill, Italian, Restaurant Week, August 3 2007 and Big Night, November 14 2007)
  • Marco Cucina Romana (North End Italian, Restaurant Week, August 17 2007)
  • Sichuan Gourmet II (Framingham MA, Sichuanese, August 19 2007)
  • FuLoon Restaurant (Malden MA, real-deal Chinese, September 2, September 15 and December 29 2007)
  • Food in Istanbul, September 2007
  • Vlora (Back Bay, Albanian, February 2008)
  • La Voile (Back Bay, French, February 2008)
  • Red Pepper (Framingham, Sichuan, April 2008)
  • Small Plates (Cambridge, August 1 2008)
  • Gourmet Dumpling House (Boston Chinatown, Chinese coastal cuisines, December 27, 2008)


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  • Dr. Jimbob's Home -> Cooking

    Last updated: December 14, 2016 by James C.S. Liu

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