Questions about the flesh of an animal (especially mammal) used as food.

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Can meat and cheese be stored together?

My husband is constantly storing opened blocks of cheese in the same container as his summer sausage, also opened. He insists that they don't need to be separated and that I am being paranoid. I say ...
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Freeze meat before or after cooking?

If I am not going to immediately eat meat, should I freeze it before or after cooking it? How is taste and freshness affected by your choice of when to freeze it? I've done both options, but I've ...
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Why do you need to cool the filling of a meat pie before adding to the pastry?

Sometimes I don't have time to cool the mixture before adding to my pastry but I can't see a major difference in outcome - the pastry does seem to be a bit more soggy when the mixture is not cooled ...
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Can you thaw a frozen turkey in a dryer?

In the TV show New Girl, there is an episode (season 1, episode 6) in which they are cooking for Thanksgiving but forgot to thaw the Turkey, so they put it in the dryer, but it has some unexpected ...
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Is there an aging process by which to “oak” meat?

I was hoping there might be more ideas under this question, but I have been reading up on aging and curing meat and would like to know if there is some kind of process that, while aging the meat, can ...
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What is the purpose of red wine vinegar in steak marinades?

Some recipes call for red wine vinegar in steak marinades. Is the Red wine vinegar used as means to break down the meat tissue or is it just there as a flavor agent?
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Tips for getting a meat loaf to come out just right?

I'm very new to cooking and honestly don't enjoy it all that much, but I am trying to expand my skills beyond very simple foods like tuna helper and chicken, so I thought I would try making a meat ...
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Heating meat in a microwave

Everytime I heat up chicken in the microwave it tastes pretty strange and has a not-so-appealing odour too.. What is the best way to heat up those leftovers?
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How to convert slow cooker recipes to pressure cooker with different cooking times?

Google results for this question either don't answer the question at all or don't address what happens when multiple ingredients have different pressure cooking times. I'm specifically looking to ...
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Best way/temperature to get maillard reaction on meat/steak

Background In relation to this question/answer. What temperature does the Maillard reaction occur? The answer to the question above states that over 400F/200C there is basically no maillard, only ...
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Keeping left-over pan sauces longer?

Am getting sick of adding the wine, then waiting for it to reduce, then adding the broth and waiting for it to reduce, and then adding the butter and waiting for it to do its job thickening... ...
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Different ways for aging steaks

I'd like to know what techniques people have used for aging their steaks. Dry or wet aging.
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How old is a chicken when it's time to be cooked?

How old is a chicken usually allowed to grow before it's ready to be used for cooking?
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Getting dog meat to taste as close to steak as possible?

After going on a business trip to Vietnam and tasting dog food there, my husband has begged me for the past 3 weeks to make him a dog steak. I would like to know what is the secret to cooking dog ...
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What is the correct order to both marinate and velvet the meat?

Velveting a meat is a Chinese technique to coat meat with oil and egg whites and can prevent overcook. In the process, it needs to be left for about 30 minutes in refrigerator for the coat to apply ...
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How long / to what temperature should I let meat rest?

It has been made abundantly clear to me that I should let meat rest after it has been cooked. Once the meat is resting should I time the duration of the rest or measure the temperature of the ...
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Good Idea to Buy Discount Meat For Freezing?

My local stores for some odd reason sells chicken legs for about 1.5 EUR per kg, they are not old products according to the packages. I have made a lot of chicken soup lately but I am starting to get ...
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Does storing meat in plastic alter how long it takes to go off?

I was recently told quite emphatically that "Storing meat in plastic makes it go off much faster" I suspect that this is an old wives tale, but haven't been able to find anything that either proves ...
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How do you safely bottle or “can” bbq meat drippings?

I want to bottle (and store) about 16 oz of barbcue drippings I captured from cooking brisket. Do I have to use the "pressure canning" method to can the drippings, or can I just bottle it using the ...
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How can I prepare Jack fruit to simulate the texture of pork?

The best fake meat I've ever had was in Srilanka. 10 years ago I traveled to the Kandy mountains in Srilanka, where I had the most extraordinary non-meat stew. Jack fruit, potatoes, long onions, a ...
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Mutton shoulder versus mutton leg - any difference in length of cooking?

I cooked mutton shoulder like advised in the answer for this question. It was under the foil and was cooked in the oven for like 3 hours. Now I have mutton leg instead of shoulder. The size is ...
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What causes mold to grow on frozen meats?

About 8 months ago we had a beef processed a meat processing plant. When we picked up the meat it was all pre-packaged and frozen. We immediately put it all in the freezer when we got home to be ...
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How to recook a roast?

I bought a chunk of vacuum packed beef from the discounter. The label said "roast meat", and didn't indicate which cut of beef it was. It was lean meat (4% fat), but that's normal in Europe. I ...
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Why has the meat turned out to be hard like rubber?

I was following this recipe for Chinese Stir-Fired Steak with Peppers. I think I messed it up by cooking this for too long. The meat (I used lamb's meat) turned out very hard, like rubber. I suspect ...
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Rabbit Substitute?

I want to make, "A brace of coneys" stew. It needs to sort of feel like rabbit is in there, but don't have any rabbit. What would be an easy to find, suitable substitute? I've never even had rabbit ...
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Where can I buy a goose?

I'd like to roast a goose, but none of my local supermarkets stocks them. Where should I look?I would prefer fresh and local but frozen would suffice.
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Cooking schnitzel without thinning it

I'm quite good in cooking schnitzels, but in the place where I live now there is no hammer to thin the meat. I wander if I can use the same technique like coating in breadcrumbs and frying on the pan ...
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What part of the squid is edible?

Is the part of the squid right above the tentacles edible? I think it's the bottom of the body, I've never cooked squid before. I washed it under cold water and felt it carefully with my fingers and I ...
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Why do hamburger patties have ridges on one side?

Why do hamburgers have one streaked/furrowed and one smooth side? Which side should be cooked first in a pan? I'm talking about their shape, not their color or anything similar. If you look at a raw ...
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Why is buying meat online so expensive

I buy meat from a supermarket which is around £5-£10 per kilo for most types of meat. At my local bucher, I buy high quality meat for ~£10/kg. I think perhaps online I could get a better deal, buy ...
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Kabobs to Fajitas - how to make the meat tender

I made a bunch of kabobs. Now I want to turn the leftovers into fajitas. How can I keep the meet tender for the second dish? I'm using beef and chicken. The kabobs were (slightly over) cooked on a ...
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What is the ideal way to prepare (and the type of) beef for a homemade meat pie?

What is the ideal way to prepare (and the type of) beef for a homemade meat pie? I'm really interested in .. 1. whether there is a certain preference for the type of cut to use. 2. how much you ...
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How can you tell when a roast is done?

How can you tell when a roast is done? How long should they roast for?
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How long should meat be steamed for?

I am told it's better to steam meat (over boiling) so that all the dangerous bacteria and parasites are killed but too many nutrients aren't lost in the process. So how does one figure out how long ...
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What is a good way to cook Turkey Chops?

How should turkey chops be cooked so they are tasty? Is a cast iron pan needed or benefitial?
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Soaking liver in milk: in or out of the fridge?

When soaking pork liver in milk for 2 hours, should I place it in the fridge or at room temperature? I'm worried it might go bad, as my room is pretty hot in the summer...
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What are the benefits of stewing on the hob over cooking in the oven?

When slow-cooking something like shin of beef in a gravy, what is the difference between cooking it on the hob and cooking in the oven? I tend to use the oven for slow-cooking but a lot of recipes ...
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Browning reheated food with only a microwave

I recently was given a Corningware Microwave Browner as a gift, which looks very cool and promising, but I have not tried it yet. It seems to me a special apparatus such as this would be necessary ...
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Smoke detector goes off when baking chicken breast

Smoke comes out of my oven when I bake chicken breast fillets. As soon as I open the oven door I can see some smoke escaping, and 30 seconds later both fire alarms are going off. This has never ...
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How should I control the time and temperature when baking two dishes?

I want to cook multiple dishes at the same time using a conventional oven. A 9x 13 pan with potatoes should bake in an oven of 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. The other dish, a ham, should be in a 325 ...
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What animal parts can be included in head cheese?

I know that head cheese is traditionally made with flesh from the head of a large animal but I have read that sometimes other scrap meats are included. Are there any portions of an animal that are ...
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How flavoursome is Roast Buffalo?

We're considering roasting a Buffalo Rib Roast for a bunch of friends but have no idea how it will turn out. How does this meat compare (assuming it's cooked medium rare) to something like a Beef ...
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What is the minimum time for a decent meat marinade?

Is there a good minimum time to recommend for the time to marinade meat? Or is it always best to eave overnight if you want good results? Do citric juices such as lime or vinegar reduce this time?
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What is a Vienna Schnitzel?

I have heard this term frequently used, but I haven't been able to find a definition, even in the extensive Wikipedia Article on Schnitzel.
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What is the correct way to make “brazil style” bbq meat?

So I'm interested in cooking some meat brazilian style, like they do at those bbq restraunts where the meat is served on trays in small slivers. Is there an effective way to do this without a huge ...
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Should meat be seasoned before or after cooking?

When should meat be seasoned? I heard that salting meat prior to cooking draws out the moisture but I have noticed that a number of chefs season their meat prior to cooking.
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How do smaller but good restaurants keep/reheat roasted meat, particularly Prime Rib?

Even if Prime Rib is a popular menu item, a smaller place may not get orders fast enough to sell the beef at the requested doneness while it is still at the appropriate temperature. So how is it ...
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How to prevent minced chicken from sticking and forming a single lump?

I am not an expert in cooking, so I would like to ask for advice on how to cook minced chicken so that it doesn't stick together. What I want is separated minced chicken as small particles that I can ...
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Is it safe to cook pheasant medium?

Am I right in thinking it's safe to cook pheasant breast medium so its a little pink? If so why is this different from chicken?
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How long can I keep beef warm in a roaster oven?

Can I keep about 10 lbs of already grilled hamburgers warm in a roaster oven overnight. They will be submerged in beef broth......