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Questions about finding/using external resources, such as cookbooks, web sites, courses, etc.

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How to cook for a diabetic without making the other guests suffer

I'm looking to host a big dinner and want to make it as diabetic friendly as possible. I'm also looking to not make special diabetic friendly dishes that only 1 person gets. I want to make meals that ...
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Bread Book Suggestions [closed]

I want baking my own bread loafs, specially things like sourdough baguettes, ciabatta, flatbead, and multi grain loaf bread. I've been researching this for a few days, but as usual, there is a ...
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Where can I find the most complete possible list with raw products and their respective pH?

I'm looking for the most comprehensive list of raw products such as vegetables, fruits, meats, seeds, etc. used in the kitchen (Oriental Cuisine) and their respective pH. I found so many things about ...
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Is there an official comprehensive list of E-numbers?

Does an official comprehensive list of the E-numbers exists? I'm thinking of something along what the Wikipedia page provides: Number Role Name Description Approval Notes An example of an entry ...
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Resource for combining flavors [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there is some online resource that compiles different flavors and their combinations. I'm imagining some site that I could search one tag or several, say "orange" and "cake", and ...
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What is the modern alternative to sieving soup recipes?

In soup recipes of Elizabeth David's French Provincial Cooking, the reader is often instructed to sieve to puree food multiple times with increasingly finer mesh. I suspect that such a sieve is rare ...
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What should I look for in a cooking class?

I'm looking classes where I can learn to cook. I've found many options, but I'm weary of spending time and money (and a babysitter) for an experience that would have worked better in my own kitchen. ...
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Which are recipes for “rolled fondant”? [closed]

I'm looking for recipe about rolled fondant for cake decoration. I tried to search for it thought questions inside stackexchange, but i found nothing about (i'm probably non good researcher in ...
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Finding the right cooking classes?

I'm new to this whole cooking business. Not - can only cook spaghetti bolognese new. More - "Frozen pizza? Nope - that's hard. Order in". However - there's hope for me yet! I recognize how much of a ...
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What reading materials give in-depth coverage of baking with gluten-free ingredients and techniques?

There is plenty of reading material on what gluten is and what its function is in baking, so I feel like I have a decent understanding on that topic. However, I am not finding much on the reasoning ...
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Coffee brewing methods - scientific analysis?

Can anyone point out websites or academic articles analyzing coffee brewing methods? I can easily identify taste differences between the various methods, but I'd like to know which ones are ...
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What are Good Resources for Baker's Percentage Ranges?

I would like to try to apply the baker percentage concept to create my own baked good recipes (cakes, cookies, muffins, etc.). However, I can't seem to find any resources that indicate appropriate ...
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References on food safety?

I'm looking for good, authoritative references on food safety topics. In particular I'd like to learn more about the different parts of various meats and fish, which parts are safe to eat, and what ...
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How to understand the effect of individual ingredients of recipes?

I like cooking and I try different recipes from web/book. But I am not satisfied by just cooking using recipes, I want to understand what tastes individual ingredients bring to a recipe and what ...
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Dutch oven cooking

I'm looking to improve my dutch oven cooking skills. What is the best source for proven recipes and good dutch oven techniques?
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Where to learn what ratios to use in cooking?

I am learning to cook. I want to know whether there is a good resource at what ratios of ingredients to use when I am cooking. Thank You. :)
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Ingredients: Icelandic local specials

The question is similar to this one. I'm going to Iceland and I'd like to bring home some ingredients which are specific for Icelandic cuisine but are hardly purchasable in Central Europe. Anything ...
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A great book with recipes for Tapas

Spanish Tapas is some of the best food I know. I've been to a lot of great restaurants all over Europe. I've bought some books, and tried different recipes for making this food. It should not be very ...
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Where can I buy Salsify in the UK?

I like the look and taste of salsify, and have had it in restaurants. However, I cannot find anywhere to buy it. I don't even mind how it comes - tinned, frozen, fresh.
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How does one find recipes given an ingredient rather than the recipe name?

How does one find recipes given an ingredient rather than the recipe name?
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How to complement a dish?

I really love cooking the "main feature" of a meal... I love doing the meat - steak, chicken breasts, you name it, I love it. But when it comes to making the rest of the meal, I always draw a blank. ...
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Resources for cooking for a person with type 2 diabetes

I am a private chef and will have to cook for 16 days for a person recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The meals I'm required to prepare are lunch and dinner. There will be six people and ...
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Quick vegan recipes cookbook [closed]

I am looking for a book with easy-to-make, easy-to-follow vegan recipes. It does not have to be completely vegan, if there are few vegetarian recipes it's fine, however most of them would be vegan.
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What are good instructional cooking TV shows?

In the spirit of Aaronut's comment on my answer to TV Programs like Good Eats, what are good shows for people to really learn about cooking (the science behind cooking; the history and cultural ...
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TV Programs like Good Eats

I have become a fan of Alton Brown and Rick Bayless, both have shows on television that are immensely educational and entertaining, are there any other shows like Good Eats and Mexico - One Plate at a ...
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How do I cook for just one person? any good cookbooks?

Being single again, I'm thinking it's time I learned how to cook for myself, problem is knowing how to cook, and buy, buying being a significant part of the problem, in quantities that will be just ...
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Taking it to the next level, systematically [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Books that explain the science of cooking? Hi there. I really like to cook, and I also like to experiment a bit with spices and ingredients, but I sometimes feel that ...
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What is a good resource for learning about Molecular Gastronomy?

Before frequenting this site I had never even heard of molecular gastronomy and now I am intrigued. Is there a good resource to learn about the process either web or in printed format that would be a ...
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Books that explain the science of cooking?

I have been cooking for a while now, but its mostly what I picked up watching others cook. I usually experiment with ingredients, try out a few things, and learn from there. In short, there is nothing ...
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Juice recipe recommendation engine to give me recipes based on the ingredients I already have?

Does anyone know of a website where I could enter a bunch of ingredients that I have and it would return a list of possible juice recipes for my juicer? Like a WolframAlpha for recipes? I've seen a ...
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Resources for reheatable meals, specifically fish?

I start work today at a new restaurant. One of my responsibilities will be to come up with daily fish dishes for the takeout counter servicing the lower echelons of office staff in our building. Easy, ...
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What is a good website or book to learn kitchen techniques?

For example different cutting techniques such as julienne or brunoise. I'm aware it can never be the same as attending a proper cooking course but still with a good book with pictures or even better ...
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What is a substitute for going to culinary school? Is there?

We live in the information age. What can I do to learn everything that I would learn in culinary school, but use the available resources that are out there?
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Is there a single source for the basics of cooking (sauces, herbs, oil usage, etc)?

I'm a decent cook but I know that there are huge gaps in my knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking. I assume that aspiring chefs learn a great deal of this in culinary school but I was hoping that ...
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What were the popular cookbooks of the 1950s?

What were the most popular cookbooks in the 1950s in the US? I have seen lists that cite the many Betty Crocker cookbooks, but what about other authors (or companies)?
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Ideas for cooking with just 2 hobs and a microwave?

My finacee has just moved in to some university accommodation in France. She has a small kitchenette in her room, with two hobs and a microwave (plus a fridge). Can anyone recommend any ...
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Online freely available cookbooks

As a programmer, I'm used to have a lot of online books for learning about almost everything. I'm sure that there are some cookbooks hidden in the web... but I've found just a few of them... I know ...
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where can I find ancient ages/middle ages recipes and preparation techniques?

I always had an interest for recipes from ancient ages (ancient Greece, Roman empire) and middle ages (i.e. after the fall of the Roman empire until the Renaissance). It's nice to experience what ...
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Tips/resources for learning how to plate dishes

I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on a couple books about plating from Amazon (Food Styling, by Custer, Dishing with Style, by Trovato, perhaps Culinary Artistry, by Dornenburg), but before I ...
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Sources for authentic recipes

Are there any sources for authentic versions of traditional dishes? For instance I believe that the version of Guacamole that I prepare is not traditional because of the use of coriander and lime so ...
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Cooking with chronic fatigue

Anyone know of any good resources for cooking recipes/methods/tools for people with a medical condition that causes chronic fatigue? I'm relying too much on convenience foods and 'tv dinners', because ...
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What are some good recipe resources? [closed]

When closing questions that ask for recipes, I try to add a comment explaining why, and I would like to point to a resource for recipes. Is there any advice we can give to these people? I usually use ...
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Are the Jacques Pépin videos worth it for a novice?

I have Pépin's "Complete Techniques" book and find it interesting but a little hard to follow at times. I wonder if the DVD "The Complete Pépin" is a worthwhile addition. The reviews on Amazon are ...
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Good video on separating eggs

Could anyone point me to a good video on cracking an egg and then separating the white and the yolk? I need to improve my technique. For every few eggs that I crack I end up with little bits of egg ...
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What are good references for Gluten free baking

I have several members of my family who are GF. Baking for them has become a real challenge. I'm looking for good references to learn to understand how to work with this limitation in my baking. What ...
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What cookbooks do you always come back to? [closed]

Like me, there are probably a lot people on here that have a lot of cookbooks, but I find I keep coming back to the same 1 or 2 books to give me the basis of most of the stuff I cook. For me, I find ...
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Resources for determining cooking substitutions

Judging from the number of questions tagged substitutions, this is a common thing to ask. Are there any resources to find substitutions, and what circumstances those work under? For example, ...
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What are some good resources for learning Knife Skills?

What are some good resources for learning knife skills? Specifically, is there anywhere that I can see video demonstration of different slicing techniques and when those techniques are appropriate?
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What's a good resource for knowing what spices are and what to use them in?

I know what spices like garlic and black pepper are, and what foods you typically put them in. But spices like cardamom, rosemary, thyme, paprika, etc., completely elude me. I haven't found a good ...