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How to prevent cheese and certain other products from stinking up my fridge?

Certain food products have a very strong odor, that may not seem annoying at all when I buy them, but become very much apparent after I keep them in the fridge for a few hours. For example these ...
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1answer
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Rib Roast Rare standing up or lying down?

I have a 4 inch thick one which I'd like rare. Will it make a difference if I cook it standing up or flat in the pan? And at what temperature? I have an electric oven.
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Replacement for the ring seal or gasket in a blender

I have a Moulinex blender and the seal ring or gasket is torn. I have searched everywhere to get a replacement. is there a replacement or is Oster the only seal rings I can get. Is there a DIY ...
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2answers
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How can I replace apples with peaches?

I have a recipe for a dutch apple pancake (basically sauté apples, make batter and place in pan, add apples, bake) that I wanted to try with peaches. However, my sister thinks it'll turn out too ...
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Cleaning silver with aluminum

Will the silver get broken down (disappear a little bit) when cleaning silver utensils with boiling water, baking soda and aluminium?
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1answer
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How long to bake lasagne at lower temerature?

Good Day Seasoned Advice, my recipe states that I need to bake my fish lasagne for 40 min at 180 degrees Celsius. I will go out and want the food to be ready when I return but will not be back within ...
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1answer
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Putting cure in fry sausage?

We made some venison sausage today. On the packaging for a smoked German sausage, it said do not put cure in if you will be pan frying. I've looked around but I can't find a reason why. We ended up ...
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Is it ok to let vegetables cool before roasting?

Could I boil vegetables now (potato, beetroot etc.) And then roast them a few hours later? This would be convenient, but would it effect their taste, texture etc?
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Smoke alarms go off now that we have a gas stove didn't when we had electric

Our smoke alarms are constantly going off while cooking now that we have had to replace our stove. My wife didn't really like the electric so when it was necessary to replace it, we went with gas. ...
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1answer
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Boiling vs soaking rice noodles

The instructions on this package of large rice noodles says just soak them for 6-7 min. I did that and then fried them in some oil and soy sauce but they were still too crunchy. I just want to eat ...
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1answer
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Is it possible/advisable to slice deboned Jamon Iberico on a mandoline?

I am intending to purchase some Jamon Iberico, but I am not confident in my ability to use the knife correctly on the jamonera to produce sufficiently thin slices. I do have a mandoline slicer, ...
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0answers
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Why isn't glass ideal for the fermentation of sauerkraut?

I last made sauerkraut over 20 years ago, so embarking on it again I did some reading and chose an Alton Brown recipe. He specifically calls for the fermentation to be done in a plastic container. ...
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1answer
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How to sweeten ganache for a chocolate lining

I'd like a chocolate lining in a banana cream pie, very similar to this recipe. However, I notice in the final pie that the chocolate lining is a little on the bitter side. What is a good way to ...
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1answer
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One oven dinner

I have a ham that needs to be in a 275 degree oven for 2 hrs. My scalloped potatoes call for a 350 degree oven for 1 hr. Since I only have 1 oven, will the potatoes cook through at 275 if I cook them ...
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1answer
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Kutya- Ukranian Christmas recipe

It calls for wheat. is wheat germ the same? If I can use wheat germ - the recipe says to soak the wheat in cold water overnight, would this be necessary with wheat germ?
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1answer
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British “pot” of whipping cream?

In Great Britain, recipes often call for a "pot" of something. Is a "pot" of whipping cream whipped or un-whipped?
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1answer
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Why does my pizza dough stick to my peel?

I've been experimenting with Neapolitan pizza dough(recipe) and what I would call a normal wooden peel(here). I have run into trouble transferring the pizza from the peel to my baking steel in the ...
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1answer
46 views

Ideal way to cook a chicken

To get a marinated chicken to be golden brown on the outside, maybe a bit crispy, and tender on the inside, which is a better approach: Cook it on high heat until it browns, then cover it and cook ...
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1answer
31 views

Which red pepper to use?

I am making clam chowder and the recipe calls for black pepper, salt, parsley and red pepper (1/2 t). SHould I use ground cayanne pepper or red pepper flakes?
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Dry aging at home - is it really possible? [duplicate]

I am thinking to test the process of dry aging at home. I have some questions: What exactly are the processes a piece of meat experiences, in this case, beef, from the time it is slaughtered to the ...
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2answers
300 views

How is British tea prepared?

Do you add any flavor of British breakfast tea? I need to know how it is prepared; either with or without additional flavor.
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Why should or shouldn't I peel mushrooms?

I've peeled my button mushrooms since cooking with a friend once, who did it, but I've never understood why, if at all, it's advisable. Searching shows a fairly wide range of opinions but I see no ...
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0answers
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What is the best sugar for sweet short crust pastry?

I am reading an American Pastry & Pies cookbook and they say the sugar granules in sweet short crust pastry stabilize it and recommend using granulated sugar. So does this mean the bigger the ...
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1answer
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regulating temperature in cheap offset smokers

I recently acquired a cheaply made offset smoker, and-- ahead of the big event-- did a 'dry run' to get a feel for how it behaves. I think my biggest issue will be regulating temperature; the smoker ...
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How do I take the heat out of my chili?

I made chili and it's too hot! If I cook it longer will the heat calm down?
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1answer
25 views

Fix fudge that is too rich

I've made some fudge from a paleo recipe using almond butter, coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder. Following this recipe, I find the fudge far too rich to eat -- the cocoa requirement was for 6 ...
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1answer
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Mushroom soup prep in advance

Want to make cream of mushroom soup for Boxing Day (26th Dec). How long can I prepare in advance? Planning to cook the mushrooms in white wine and garlic. Boil than cool and blend so I can just add ...
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Brining rack of lamb

I am making a crown rack of lamb tomorrow, and today to prep I plan on getting some of the trimming done. I went to a new butcher this time around and sadly they left the extra layer of fat on the ...
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What is the most cooked meal in london in this season? [on hold]

What is the name of the most eaten meal in your country in this season ? Desribe the ingredients . I wish to know many meals names.
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1answer
46 views

Is it safe to microwave Pyrex containers immediately after removing them from the freezer and removing the plastic lid?

I am attempting to bulk prep some frozen convenience food and have determined that a standard Pyrex glass container would be ideal for freezing (non-liquid) meals (think burritos or tacos), but I want ...
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1answer
31 views

Oil Dates, If a cooking oil has never been open how long past the “Use by date” would be acceptable?

How long past the "Use by date" is cooking oil good for if it has never been opened?
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How can I make a fondant [on hold]

I've been trying my best to search for a book that has recipe of a perfect fondant but I couldn't have one because its so expensive. I've been also trying to search for a fondant recipe online but it ...
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3answers
79 views

When is a food considered a delicacy?

I had an interesting discussion today during lunch on when a food can actually be 'declared' a delicacy. Is there someone saying "this is hereby to be put on the delicacy-list", or is this something ...
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1answer
34 views

How can I extend shelf life of my cakes?

I need to bake a cake and send it over to a friend. It might take 5-7 days for the cake to reach him. What are the possible ways available to extend shelf life at least till the day it reaches him, ...
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0answers
27 views

Xmas ham on the BBQ

We are hosting Xmas for the first time this year, and our oven is going to be full with turkey and vegetables, so I am hoping to do the ham (half a leg) on the BBQ (with lid down) Is this a feasible ...
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Why do my pancakes taste dry?

I've tried various pancake mixes, and they always taste "healthy" and dry compared with the ones at a good cafe, and I don't mean greasy like iHOP's. What am I missing, fat?
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1answer
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Simple syrup end result

When making a simple syrup, my ratio was four cups water to three cups sugar, what is the end volume? I ask because i messed up a drink recipe by measuring the next step against the amount of the ...
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0answers
27 views

Pâtés raw from inside in another oven - how to make them right in this oven?

We used to do different pâtés in one oven, they are always great. For Christmas we can use different oven and, so far, three pâtés were raw from inside. Could you advice what configuration of oven to ...
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1answer
31 views

Refreezing stock after boiling

Can I safely refreeze stock that I have brought to the boiling point? If so, should I boil it or bring it above a certain temperature for a certain length of time to ensure food safety? Is the ...
3
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2answers
66 views

How do I substitute out canned pumpkin pie filling

I have a recipe for a pumpkin french toast bake (think pumpkin bread pudding) that calls for 30oz. canned pumpkin pie filing. I have all of the ingredients for making a pumpkin pie from scratch, ...
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2answers
66 views

How to know potato is done boiling without poking it to check softness?

I can never get potatoes boiled just right, they're either over or undercooked. When I think they could be about done, I poke one or two with a knife but then that one splits and cooks faster than ...
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1answer
39 views

How to “fill” a cake made from a cupcake recipe

I have several cupcake recipes. I know it's easy to convert to a cake (just adjust baking time and figure out correct pan size). My question is many of the cupcake recipes have a filling that is ...
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1answer
46 views

Keep roast beef fresh?

I find that roast beef in the refrigerator starts going bad within 24 hours and after a couple of days, it is noticeably bad smelling. How can I keep the roast beef fresh? How do butcher's do it?
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1answer
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How to make “salt-crust-baked” chicken?

A while back I heard mention of a way to bake/roast chicken that supposedly would make it very good and juicy. Unfortunately I didn't get the details, so I haven't dared try it myself. I was ...
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0answers
37 views

Fell asleep with slow cooker on warm for 9 - 10 hours? Still good? [duplicate]

Making applesauce in slow cooker. Was supposed to put it on 4.5 hrs on high but cooked it 4.5 hrs on low. It then switched to warm and sat on warm for 8 hours. I'm planning to turn it back on high ...
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what can you use instread of saltpetre for spiced beef [duplicate]

what can you use instead of saltpetre when making spiced beef
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21 views

Allergic to Preservatives [on hold]

I am allergic to preservatives (will only know wich one in next year Feb as this is the only booking that I can get as soon as possible) Currently I'm scared to eat anything packed or not fresh from ...
4
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1answer
60 views

Why are roasts wrapped in foil?

I wrapped a piece of beef brisket in foil and slow roasted it last week. It was the beefiest tasting beef that I've ever had. So now I'm wondering, was it beefy because it was a nice piece of ...
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Cooking pork roast ahead of time for Christmas?

I need to take a rolled loin pork roast to Christmas lunch. I will cook it at home and take it with me but we will not be eating until an hour after we arrive. My question is, how do I cook the roast ...
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2answers
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Fudge not setting up— any salvaging possible? Alternate uses?

I made fudge with evaporated milk I made myself. Added this to butter and sugar and heated. Added this to chocolate and stirred enough to mix. Poured into 8x8 dished and left to set up. No such ...

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