Questions about the culinary uses of products that are normally discarded or used in non-culinary applications.

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What can I do with 500 ml of demi glace?

I bought a 500 mL package of frozen demi glace in my local restaurant. While I often cook with regular chicken or beef stock, I have never used demi glace before. In what types of preparations or ...
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What do you do with left over tomato paste?

I sometimes make sauces that use tomato paste. The problem is that usually I need only one or two tablespoons and I don't know what to do with the rest of the can. The smallest can I could find is 6 ...
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Uses for stale bread?

Community wiki question. I'd like to compile an index of uses for stale bread. Here's a couple off the top of my head. Feel free to just go ahead and edit this list: Panzanella salad (with tomatoes, ...
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What can I do with extra sourdough starter?

I recently made a sourdough starter from wild yeast, but the process I followed for making it resulted in a lot of starter. Instead of throwing it away I'd like to use it, and then once it gets down ...
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What to do with Pickled Figs

I have a jar of pickled figs bought for me as a present, and would like to make good use of them. Any ideas??
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What can I do with under-ripe eggplant?

The eggplant in my garden was doing very well up until a hard frost a couple of days ago (it's late December, and this was inevitable). Some of the plants died and I picked the eggplant. I have ...
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Leftovers from a Christmas Goose

This year we've decided to have a Goose for Christmas instead of a Turkey. Normally I use the Turkey leftovers for curry, stew and sandwiches. Can anyone tell me if there are different rules (or any ...
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Is there a use for the rind after making Citrus Sugar?

I have made Citrus Sugar and am now separating the lemon (and/or orange) rind from the sugar. Now I am wondering is there any use for the leftover citrus rind?
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What can I do with apple peel?

I made an apple pie the other day and peeled 6 or so apples. I ended up composting the peelings, and it got me wondering, what else could I have done with them?
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What can I do with 2 lbs. of pecans?

I just bought 2 pounds of pecans from a friend who received them from a fresh source. I know of all kinds of regular things to do with pecans, but short of making more or bigger dishes that happen to ...
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Any secondary uses for taffy?

My sister got married recently and had a candy buffet at the wedding. Their colors were yellow and gray, and we now have a lot of leftover banana taffy. We're never going to eat it all at the rate ...
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What can I make with the broken corn chips at the bottom of the bag?

Once I've eaten all the biggish chips with salsa, there are a bunch of small-to-crumb sized corn chips left. I always think I'll eat them plain later, but I happen to want more salsa now...and they ...
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What can I do with chicken rib meat?

When I buy packaged chicken breast at the grocery, I get the untrimmed ones because they're significantly cheaper, and trimming fat isn't a problem for me. But the rib meat that comes attached is ...
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How can I use up leftover dips?

We had a large group over last night and so catered buffet style. However I have a lot of leftover dip - onion and garlic & sour cream and chive. Ideally I'd like to use it up quite quickly. What ...
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What to dip in cheese fondue besides bread and fruit? [closed]

Already having the standard apples, pears and crusty bread I am looking for other things that could be dipped into fondue. My intention would be to have this as a complete light meal, and I do not ...
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What can I do with Hazelnuts and Walnuts?

Recently I got some hazelnuts and walnuts to snack on, but I got too many. What interesting things can I do with them before they go bad?
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What to do with italian soda type syrups?

I go to an Italian grocery store near my house that has an aisle filled with different flavors of syrup. I know you can make Italian soda by mixing it with carbonated water but I was wondering what ...
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How to prepare shallot greens

I have a bunch of shallots with the greens (stems) on them, and I was wondering if anyone has experience with them. How are they used? Throw them in with the shallot bulbs? Use them like green onions ...
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Are there any cooking techniques that employ “Dry Ice”?

I was watching a cooking show and one of the chefs used dry ice to "flash freeze" some fruit for a dessert - are there any other uses for Dry Ice that can be employed in preparing different foods? ...
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Uses for leftover potatoes from a pot-roast

I made a large pot-roast with sweet onion, carrots, green beans, mushrooms and Yukon Gold potatoes (all cooked in the same pot). All the vegetables except for the potatoes got devoured, so now I have ...
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What To Do With Blueberry Hot Sauce

I bought some blueberry hot sauce while on vacation in Maine. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I have no clue what to pair it with. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Culinary uses for bolted lettuce?

Does anyone have a culinary use for a lettuce which has bolted? Or do I throw it away? Bolting being what gardeners call that moment when your lovely full bodied lettuce suddenly shoots skywards, in ...
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Simple things to do with very tart plums?

We got a bag of purple plums from our CSA that have a great flavor and seem ripe, but that are very tart. I'm the only person in the family who really likes sour fruit, and they are pretty sour even ...
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What can I do with a lot of sage?

We have this sage plant and it's grown into gigantic monster which is consuming my herb patch. I'm going to attack it with gusto and will have lots of sage to do something with. Last year we made a ...
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What to do with the fat rendered when making beef stock?

I just made beef stock and after cooling the stock in the pot I skimmed the solidified fat off the surface and the walls of the pot. Since I often read 'keep duck fat' when making duck stock/broth and ...
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What to do with barbecue sauce

We found a nice recipe lately for barbecue sauce and made 3 variations to test out. The problem is: now we have ~3 pints of homemade barbecue sauce that we need to use before it goes bad. (It won't ...
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What can I use polenta leftovers for?

When we make polenta, we use polenta leftovers for lunch, grilling them. Are there any other uses for polenta leftovers?
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Making a sauce with mascarpone cheese

I have some mascarpone cheese left. May I use it to make a sauce?