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How to crack several types of nuts in one batch?

I have a big bag of mixed nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts) in their shells that I want to crack open to enjoy later. I have tried to look up how to crack individual types of these nuts ...
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Is Italian style gelato achievable with standard home ice cream makers and home freezers?

I've not had much success trying to make Italian style gelato at home though French style ice cream works very well. I'm using the Cuisinart ICE-100 which comes with both an ice cream and a gelato ...
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Chicken bone broth, what is the brown stuff at the bottom of the pot?

I often make chicken bone broth using a simple recipe of chicken backs, chicken feet, water, apple cider vinegar, parsley, salt. Ingredients are organic. The resulting broth tastes excellent. My ...
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Recommendations for making ice cream with milk and corn starch (corn flour)

I started off making ice cream in the French style with cream and egg yolks. I've mostly been using David Lebovitz's web site and his fantastic book the Perfect Scoop. I've recently been experimenting ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to join two thin steaks together on the grill?

I have some thinly cut rib eye steaks at home. I want to grill them but they get done too quick and I can't get that nice bite into them. Is it possible to put one on top of another and grill them as ...
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Is there any way to make whey powder at home?

Any way to make it.Whey powder is pretty expensive here and I want to use it for baking.
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Please help me make Caramel using Coconut Sugar?

I am making my own ice cream pops. One flavor I'm developing is Peach Cobbler. I've been trying to include some caramel in the bars, yet I can't seem to make a type caramel using coconut sugar, that ...
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Soup, Main Dish and Dessert --> Which order should I eat these in from the point of health? [on hold]

In modern Western culture, soup is eaten first. Then the main dish is served. Salad is eaten along with the main dish or after it if it is served. The dessert comes last. Is this the correct order for ...
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16 views

How to remove residual flavours from, e.g., a coffee press

I'm considering using a glass coffee-press jug as a mixing vessel for other drinks but I'm worried about residual coffee flavour even after using normal detergent. Is this something I should be ...
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Garlic turned to black powder?

Today I cut open a garlic bulb only to discover that the core was mostly black powder. What on earth was that? I've never seen it before in my life. From the outside the bulb seemed to be fine. It ...
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0answers
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Is it safe to use the rice cooker bowl as a container and to refrigerate it?

By rice cooker bowl, I mean the dome-shaped container or vessel into which rice and then water are added. (Some pictures here, if necessary) Here I refer only to the refridgerator unit, and NOT the ...
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1answer
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Lime substitute for nixtamalizing corn

I want to have a go at nixtamalizing some corn. Upon doing some research I figured I could find the lime (calcium hydroxide) that's traditionally used for the process at the local international food ...
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Meat curing vs fermenting

I got into somewhat of a heated debate with a friend recently. He keeps on talking about fermenting meats. I told him that he should stop using the word fermenting when talking about meat because that ...
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1answer
31 views

Rolled marzipan as cake filling?

Do people ever use rolled marzipan as a layer between cake layers frosted in buttercream?
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ceviche still good?

Ive seen similar questions but this is slightly different... I know the texture will be compromised and the flavor won't be the same but is it SAFE to eat ceviche made the night before last? Heres ...
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3answers
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Pan size affecting evaporation time

I've got a pasta sauce which I create from scratch. I currently add various ingredients like vegetables or tinned chopped tomatoes that come with some water. One of the steps in the recipe is to ...
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2answers
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How to avoid elephant skin on no-knead bread?

When I make my no-knead bread, the bottom of the bread always becomes extremely thick - almost like the skin of an african elephant. I bake the bread in an IKEA 365+ pot made of stainless steel. The ...
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2answers
368 views

Food safety issues related to eating raw frozen vegetables

I just pulled out a package of frozen spinach and noticed a warning "Cook from frozen, product must be cooked before consumption". I found the same on a package of frozen baby peas and I'm sure I've ...
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How can i save frozen eggs? [duplicate]

My fridge got to cold and all my eggs froze and got cracks in them. Any idea what to do with frozen, cracked eggs? Thanks
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Calculating and sorting foods by the fullness factor [on hold]

I've seen a question on calculating the calorie content of food, but how can the fullness factor be calculated? Furthermore, I'd like to sort by the fullness factor in order to identify filling ...
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1answer
37 views

Fresh Herb Storage

I am trying to get some fresh herbs (Parsley and Dill for example) to stay fresh for some time. I have tried the water jar method which is just trimming ends of stems and putting the bunch in a jar of ...
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2answers
302 views

When braising, how deep should I fill a single pot?

Mark Bittman's recipe for chicken Adobo says: "Combine the [ingredients] in a covered skillet or saucepan large enough to hold the chicken in one layer". The recipe calls for 3-4 pounds of chicken. ...
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1answer
618 views

Are any kind of wood-chips good enough for smoking?

I was watching a Heston Blumenthal Show called "Cooking like Heston" the other day, the episode was on potatoes and he made doughnuts using them. one of the things he did to prepare the potatos for ...
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1answer
121 views

Is safe to eat jerky with white mold?

I recently ate a jerky with white mold on it (see below), I donot know if I should be okay with that? The mold grew on jerky because I placed it in a moist environment days before.
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84 views

Why is my cheesesteak meat tough?

I made Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and the resulting meat was quite tough and hard to bite off and chew. For the meat I used eye of round steak, cut into roughly 3in by 1/8th-1/4th in strips. I did ...
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Cake help urgent!

I am baking 1kg chocolate cake and it is already in oven from 50 mins. I'm baking it at 180 degrees temperature. The cake has risen well. But the mixture is not set yet. (I did the toothpick test) I ...
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1answer
77 views

Do I roll sushi with or without gloves?

So I was rolling sushi the other day and I noticed how much easier it is to do with out plastic gloves on. The stickiness of the rice dose not accumulate all over your hands as fast as it does when ...
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Vegan food for friends [on hold]

so, i'm like, super vegan, and, totally loving it, ha. but when I see my friends eating disgusting meat to makes me want to totally vomit. they're literally eating poison. whats the best way to ...
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15 views

at what temperature does yeast die [duplicate]

what water temperature will it kill yeast? I know if the temperature is too hot it will kill yeast but do not know the temp. does it matter what type of yeast?
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Lobster Death! Freezer vs. Alcohol

I love lobster but I must admit I am not very good at cooking it. I want to make this easier on my self by just adding the lobster to a flavorful broth. I've heard in the past that if you are going ...
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1answer
66 views

Mold is growing on my cheese, what is common practice? [duplicate]

I love cheese and I am always buying and trying new types. Because of this, my cheese stash starts to grow faster than I can eat all of it. Sometimes mold starts to grow around the outside before I ...
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Will spoiled food technically make you sick?

Kind of a strange question, but say something has spoiled IE: Smells Bad, Tastes Bad.......etc... Will it technically always make you sick? Like for instance spoiled dressing, lets say it tastes sour, ...
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1answer
27 views

the sugar content of raw corn on the vs cooked corn on the cob

Is the sugar content of cooked corn on the cob higher than the sugar content of raw corn on the cob? I had a nutritionist tell me uncooked corn on the cob was like eating a non starchy veggie. true or ...
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53 views

Buying whetstones

I'm looking to start sharpening my own knives (Wusthof's) what grit whetstone would I need to do so? Recommendations on any specific brand or is each whetstone is as good as any? I'm under the ...
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What to do with a failed cake?

Yesterday, my wife baked a cake. Unfortunately, it was a disastrous fail. Instead of fluffy and juicy it turned out to be a compact and painfully chewy mass (not to say mess). It is so compact that ...
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Temperature to disable enzymes in soy beans

When making soy milk, I've understood that you should disable some enzymes and that you do that with boiling heat for minimum of 15 minutes. Since boiling soy milk usually result in a messy boil-over, ...
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1answer
345 views

How do I clean a pot after boiling eggs?

After boiling 8 batches of eggs, how can I clean the build up of calcium off the bottom of the pot?
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102 views

How do I avoid botulism formation when vacuum sealing and freezing raw chopped vegetables?

I want to chop onions and green peppers then freeze in a vacuum sealed bag without blanching the vegetables first. I read the article on blanching after vacuum sealing and then blanching but to your ...
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1answer
81 views

Idiomatic combinations of peanut butter, jelly, and bread

Is there a reason why, at least in the US, that: 1) on dry bread, we typically eat peanut butter AND jelly, not one or the other; 2) but on toast, we typically eat either peanut butter OR jelly, not ...
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3answers
101 views

Chemically, what happens when you temper an egg?

Chemically speaking, what happens when you temper an egg? Why doesn't it simply cause the eggs to solidify or scramble?
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3answers
431 views

What can I do with some whipped cream and egg yolk mix?

I had a bit of a cooking disaster last night, where I was trying to make a tiramisu using a recipe I'd never used before. The recipe called for mixing marscapone and egg yolks, but I was using ...
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1answer
95 views

Live Tomato Zucchini Lasagna - what does live mean?

I was looking at the menu of Candle 79 - a vegan, organic restaurant in Manhattan. One of the items on the menu is titled: Live Tomato Zucchini Lasagna - cashew cheese, marinated wild mushrooms, ...
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1answer
95 views

How do I cook two items in the oven at the same time?

If I need to cook salmon in the oven at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes and crab cakes at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes, what do I do?
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1answer
47 views

Can I get a haze off of ceramic cooking pans

I have 2 baking pans that are clean but have a haze on the bottom and sides. these are Rival roaster ovens and I think they are ceramic inserts. Can I get this haze off?
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100 views

How can I tell the difference between instant yeast and active dry yeast?

I have a jar containing yeast but I'm not sure whether it is instant or active dry. Is there any way to tell the difference? Thanks.
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53 views

Can I use diluted lemon juice in place of rice wine vinegar

I'm making some Korean chicken and am out of rice wine vinegar. Would a diluted lemon juice work The recipe only calls for a tablespoon of vinegar so it doesn't form a large part of the dish.
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1answer
62 views

gel substance to keep food moist?

I've seen this in mostly chain supermarket and Costco. When they make sushi, they would brush this clear gel like substance on the sushi maki roll either to keep it moist or fresh for long period of ...
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1answer
820 views

Barbecue sauce with onion

My husband is making barbecue sauce and putting chopped cooked onion in it. He made large amounts and stored some in mason jars and put them in the pantry; he put 3 squeeze bottles in the fridge. I'm ...
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112 views

Where can I find fast, cheap, healthy meal recipes for a busy single guy? [closed]

I find myself eating microwave burritos, ramen, and ham-and-cheese sandwiches way too often, mostly because cooking for myself cheaply and healthfully is a daunting task. Where could I find some basic ...
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1answer
62 views

Can you separate out the Gliadin from Gluten?

When I looked this up, this is the information that is first presented to me- Gliadin is a class of proteins present in wheat and several other cereals within the grass genus Triticum. Gliadins, ...

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