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How do I preserve a tomato's freshness after it is cut?

I've seen and read online, and experienced firsthand, that refrigerating a tomato is an awful idea. Not only does it lose freshness, it does little to prevent wilting and leads to flavorless tomato. ...
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Moldy Home Made Bread [duplicate]

I have a wonderful bread maker that makes a 2-lb. loaf of bread. I use bread bags to store it. It always gets moldy by day 3. I use honey in my recipe instead of sugar, which I'm told is a ...
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Spices and Baking [on hold]

I'm new to this cooking thing and I would like to stock my cabinet with the general spices and different season's that someone might use everyday in cooking....can you help with a list of most ...
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What is the type of cheese in “chips and cheese” UK fast-food? (with photos)

I went to England a few years ago for a couple months. I took pictures of a fast-food dish, "chips and cheese" that is uncommon where I live. More than that, the taste of the cheese intrigued me. The ...
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How do I adjust cooking time for dense fruitcake in smaller pans

I'm making a fruit-laden very dense fruitcake. The original recipe is for 2 standard loaf pans but I'm using 4 small loaf pans (all I know is external dimensions are 6.875 x 3.625 x 2.125) Recipe ...
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Why does roasting add a flavour to the peanuts?

I roast the peanuts on a tawa and gas stove, after taking them out of their shells. Have noticed that after roasting, peanuts taste great as compared to when they are raw. Why is that so?
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frozen chips always take longer

Often I cook frozen oven chips and frozen fish (in batter) in the oven at the same time. The cooking instructions for the chips usually say 20 minutes (or less); the fish usually more than this. They ...
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Cooked pork left out overnight [duplicate]

I left cooked pork out overnight. Will this present a danger? Since this morning when we realized it was out still, we have been refrigerating it ever since. Also we wonder if when reheating the meat ...
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Cannot find very simple Egg Scrambler

I used to have a very simple egg scrambler, metal, a kind of flexible wire spiral with a handle. As you beat with it, the flexible spiral would somewhat amplify your hand motion. Cannot find another ...
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Making that little butter thing you put on top of steak

So, how do I do it? It's delicious and adds a bit of class. Any suggestions as to what I should compose it out of?
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How to turn Extract into syrup

I have Elderberry extract and want to make elderberry syrup. Does anyone know how go from extract to syrup?
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What will happen if I leave out hardboiled eggs in water for four weeks?

Stupid me forgot to take out two, unpeeled hard boiled eggs still in the water before leaving on a 4-week long vacation. If I just leave them be, will they stink up my apartment with that terrible ...
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Tips for cooked chicken to stay juicy half a day

A little background: I'm going to build a chicken congee business. In my country, generally, it's a coconut rice congee poured with turmeric chicken broth. (The chicken breast from the broth will be ...
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Fermenting Sauerkraut - Should I Stir?

I haven't done this for a very long time. I am following Alton Brown's recipe, which conveniently fits perfectly into a little hack-job of containers I already had. (Related: Why isn't glass ideal ...
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How do I make sugar-free ice cream without a machine?

I want to make ice cream at home for diabetics without a machine. I'd want it to be sugar-free. What kind of base ingredients should I use? Will the any of the no machine methods here be better or ...
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How long should I cook a carvery shoulder of lamb, and at what temperature?

I have a carvery shoulder of lamb joint weighing 1.906 kg. How long and at what temperature should I cook it?
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Can I use sage tea as a herb while cooking

I have a bag of loose sage tea, that I do not use for tea. I was wondering whether or not I could use these leaves in my dishes. At first sight, it seems all sage. Is there a way to know if it is ...
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Where to place the oven thermometer in an oven?

Where to place an oven thermometer in a gas oven? Should it be left hanging from the rack or should it be placed on the rack?
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How to infuse flavours in alcohol?

When making lemon lime and bitters at home, I decided to try the bitters by itself (the one with the classic oversized label, I think it's Angostura). It tastes heavily of what seemed like cloves ...
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Why are there holes in pasta dough when it is cold

I made some pasta dough this morning and put it in the fridge. When I ran the first batches thru the roller there were some holes in the pasta after it came out of the roller. But for later batches, ...
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What is the maximum internal temperature of baked goods?

Obviously this will vary depending on the size/shape and ingredients used. But how hot does it get inside, say, a loaf of bread? A cake? How wide is the variation? What ingredients (or factors other ...
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Using homemade pasta instead of dried in a bake

I'd like to use fresh homemade pasta tonight in place of bagged egg noodles. My question is, should I prep the noodles in boiling water in anyway, or should I skip that step and add the freshly made ...
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How to store Soda Water or other Home Made Sodas?

I have a SodaStream which I use to make soda water. My wife recently started purchasing very tasty, but relatively expensive soda drinks from the store, including "Rose Lemonade" (here: ...
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Choreography of making many yorkshire puddings

Say you want to make a lot (>4) yorkshire puddings, but your form only has 4 molds. What is your choreography? Do you ... stack several forms in the oven use one form, take out the pouddings when ...
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Can I substitute canola or safflower oil for vegetable oil when making granola?

I am making granola and just realized I do not have vegetable oil. Can either canola oil or safflower oil be substituted without compromising the flavor?
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smoking chicken know how

I would like to make smoked chicken as it is not available here in UK - I used to be able to get it in S.A. and I think it is fab. I live in a small flat in cold, very cold UK. My question is; Can I ...
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Food Poisoning Prevention [duplicate]

How long is it till the chicken spoils I'm trying to Prevent Poising my family an others .how long would it be till the chicken is bad,?
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Sous Vide long cook meat prep?

Do I need to do anything special to prep a flat iron steak for an overnight SV bath? I have seen some references to dunking in boiling water for anti microbial effect, but am not sure what the best ...
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Making saucisson sec from salami at home

I bought a peppercorn salami a few days ago. I would like to make from it what the French call "Saucisson sec" in their world of Charcuterie, essentially cured dry sausage. But I am not sure about ...
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How do I avoid chunks of butter in non-homogenized milk?

I bought a half-gallon of non-homogenized whole milk for something different. I gather that I need to shake it to mix the cream with the milk, but towards the end of the carton (after using it over a ...
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dehydrating food with a vacuum chamber

I've been considering buying a food dehydrator, mostly for fruit, maybe some jerky. I know that a conventional food dehydrator can take a while, 12-24 hours. I'm curious, can I use a vacuum chamber to ...
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Flank Steak Sous Vide - Blood Spots?

I got a SV wand for X-Mas, so have been doing alot of that this month. I did a flank steak today, which I cut into 3 parts, 3 bags, and did at 52 Deg C for 4 hours. I then Ice Bath'd all three ...
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What were the primary reasons for different livestock consumption habits of countries and cultures?

Whilst visiting a friend in Germany recently he told me that the prevalence of pork in the German diet was because the winters often killed cattle and beef was not readily available. I began to ...
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Why did my sweet potato hash turn soggy when frying in a non-stick pan, and crispy in a cast iron?

I was making a sweet potato hash for pizza topping the other night, and tried to fry the first batch in a non-stick pan. The hash never crisped up and was soggy, so I ended up mashing it instead. The ...
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Baking Turnips But are coming out burnt or soggy

I have tried baking turnips but they turn out very soggy or burnt. Any ideas? Below is the recipe I was using. Oven 350 Turnips Olive oil Rosemary I baked the slices on a baking sheet with the ...
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What is the impact of high heat on wine

I usually use wine in my tomato sauces, which are usually slowly simmered on the lowest heat setting. I'd really like to make this recipe: ...
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Why does microwave popcorn burn?

I've been experimenting some with do it yourself microwave popcorn, and some trouble getting the 'burn time' right has led me to a question that I can't find a good, definitive answer to. What is the ...
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What is the meaning of the term whole grain?

Often I have read that whole grains are healthy. So, what is a whole grain and what is a non-whole grain? The Pasta I have says "Durum wheat" as the ingredient. What should I understand by that?
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Is this yeast classed as instant yeast?

I want to do this recipe which contains these ingredients for the bread part.. 250g/9oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 5g salt 8g instant yeast 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, softened, ...
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Is there a quick, easy, mess-free way to peel an orange?

Just what the title says, I don't enjoy getting my fingers all messy and I don't like getting a lot of pith. Is there a better way than just...peeling?
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How to know whether the oven's door has loosened and leaking out some energy or is as tight as it was when new?

The child had been playing with the oven door without my knowledge for some time. How to know whether the oven's door has loosened and is leaking out some energy or is as tight as it was when new?
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How to make sugar glass without corn syrup or cream of tartar?

I'm trying to make a relief sculpture copy out of sugar glass. I don't live in the US, so the corn syrup is not easily available. I read in multiple recipes that cream of tartar can be substituted ...
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Black Beans - Toss the soak water?

I'm making a two pounds of dry black beans by: Sorting out the rocks, dirt, malformed beans Washing any dirt or mud from the remaining beans Soaking for only 1 hour in 2 gallons of water and 2 ...
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Sweet rice recipe help? Panama cook book recipe

This is from my vague Panama cookbook for "Sweet Rice." It's a side dish, not dessert. Ingredients: - 4 or 5 coconuts (Google says 1 coconut is 1 or 2 cups of coconut milk) - 1/2 pound of ginger ...
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Roasting a frozen Creole Pork Leg?

I have a cookbook from Panama and the directions are sometimes missing or can be very broad. I'm a new cook so I need exact directions. I've tried Googling too but can't seem to find other recipes ...
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Is it safe to cook pork chops that thawed on counter overnight? [duplicate]

Is it safe to cook pork that thawed on the counter overnight?
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What are some dishes indigenous to Seattle? [on hold]

Looking to make some dishes local to both regions of the Super Bowl teams. Does anyone know of any foods that represent Seattle well or are popular there?
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Baking in gas oven does not brown the top

I need advice from those who bake in gas oven without fan. I bake on the middle rack and have an oven thermometer(my oven is -20 deg off). My cakes get baked darker on bottom and paler on top. Cookies ...
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Reverse engineer the Perfect Japanese Omelet

I've come across this video of a very impressive japanese omelet and I've been trying to understand how it's done and what do I need to make it at home. I've seen this video reproducing the ...
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Vegan breakfast recipe [on hold]

After being vegetarian for the past year and a half, I am deciding to try to go all the way and become vegan. Does anyone know of any good vegan breakfast recipes that are easy-to-follow?

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