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Is it possible to create the flavour of a food by using the component chemicals?

For example, if I were able to identify the flavour compounds of bacon or cabbage, could I take just those ingredients and create the flavour? Is identifying the flavour compounds something that has ...
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Pressure cooking beans with salt and spices

I am trying to pressure cook beans. In order to to soeed things up eben further I add salt before cooking rather than after. While I know that salt toughening beans is an unsubstantiated myth there ...
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Is this moldy vinegar salvageable?

I started making apple cider vinegar using the second method listed on http://thehealthyeatingsite.com/apple-cider-vinegar-recipe/ It's been little over 4 months and my mix is looking really weird. ...
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What is GABA Rice?

GABA rice seems to command a high premium is only found on Amazon in a few varieties, one by Koshihikari, one by Sempio. Is GABA rice anything but brown rice pre-heated? Is there any health benefits ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to go about developing and formulating a product?

I hope this is within posting guidelines. I have an exciting vision for a product but I have no formal culinary experience (mixing, baking, etc) I do have extensive knowledge in the field of nutrition ...
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Re-Use Jerk Marinade [duplicate]

I used a Jerk Marinade for chicken wings this past weekend and stored the remainder in the fridge. May I use this on turkey wings today?
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Do I chill mead?

I've just bought a bottle of mead for the first time - do I need to chill it before drinking, like a white wine, or let it breathe before drinking, like a red wine?
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How to tell if fresh chilli is off?

So, I keep running into this difficulty. I buy and use a lot of fresh chillies in my cooking, but sometimes the dish turns out, well, significantly worse and I cannot identify anything I am doing ...
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1answer
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A general rule which applies to different types of bread

As someone who is not new to baking different types of breads, I would like to conclude from different recipes that regardless of what the directions is about you can add dry ingredients together and ...
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Supply of Boiling water without power outlet

This weekend coming some friends and I will be running a cake stall at a local vintage fare. We would also like to sell hot beverages such as tea and coffee. How can we cheaply and easily heat water ...
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Pork Belly - served with soft fat

I have been to two restaurant now and been really disappointed with their pork belly as I was expecting the fat would come crispy and when it didn't the waitress said Chef said its slow cooked so ...
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Could I get sick from accidentally cooking an olive can metal lid in my spaghetti sauce?

I accidentally cooked a metal lid from an olive can in my spaghetti, but didn't find it until everyone had already eaten. Could my family get sick from it?
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What natural emulsifier can I use for almond milk?

I am a vegan and I make my own raw almond milk (blend soaked almonds, strain through a nut milk bag). The trouble comes when I want to warm the milk for a warm drink or to put in my coffee - if it ...
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How to properly store cubed carrots?

At our restaurant, we have a refrigerated garmage station. Here is a picture. Notice the cubed carrots are in the center section in one of the nine metal containers. Also, you can't see it, but ...
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1answer
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Olive oil “shelf” life and summer camping

I am about to car camp one week and I am wondering if I may safely carry some olive oil in a glass bottle - I expect day temperature to peak around 30 degrees Celsius. I would like to know ahead of ...
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Can I substitite iodized salt or sea salt instead of kosher salt to fry green tomatoes? [duplicate]

I am frying green tomatoes. The recipe calls for kosher salt. Can I use iodized salt or sea salt instead?
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Does polenta 'go off'?

I have some polenta in the cupboard that I can only assume is a family heirloom. The best before date has long since perished but the contents look okay. Does polenta ever stop tasting of polenta? ...
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Polenta instead of breadcrumbs?

I'm making flamenquin this evening and don't have any breadcrumbs available (apart from under the toaster, but some are suspicious). Has anyone ever used polenta instead of breadcrumbs to coat meat? ...
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Calcuim Chloride in the use of homogenized milk

I'm wondering if anyone can explain to me the need of calcium chloride when making cheese from milk that is homogenized / UHT. If someone could explain the culinary science to me I would greatly ...
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Blue garlic during pickling

How do I make the garlic not come out blue during pickling? I know it is safe to eat, I just do not like how it looks. I have used minced garlic but sometimes I prefer cloves. There has to be a way, ...
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Deflated Meringue

I have one question please.....I used 8egg whites, with sugar, beat it. It was so stiff that I could actually maybe cut it with knife and make a sculpture out of it. I kept it in the oven preheated ...
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What baked good involves crushed digestives, peanut butter, and marbled chocolate?

Recently i found a recipe for something I was interested in baking, but I cannot remember the name of it and my computer isn't accessible for a few weeks. Can someone help me identify the name of the ...
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1answer
33 views

Fruit Oil Extraction

I'm making an experiment which compares different oils. It seems I can make oil from any fruit/seed by just pressing it, filtering the liquid outflow, and letting the filtered liquid settle (keeping ...
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2answers
575 views

Use the same cast iron skillet or buy a new one for desserts?

Quick backstory I currently have 2 skillets -- one a 12" flat skillet and the other ribbed. They have both been used for meat and I learned my lesson awhile ago and try to keep them as far away from ...
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Measure of Overcooked Beef [on hold]

my wife is extremely careful about cooking things. She prevents overcooked dishes including those made of beef. The problem is, the beef is often hard to chew. She often boils sliced beef in between ...
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3answers
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Can I substitute almond meal for breadcrumbs in meatballs?

I am gluten-free and want to make some turkey meatballs. I was thinking about putting almond meal in the mixture. Would that be okay instead of breadcrumbs? If not what would be a good substitute? I ...
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Lodge 12sk lid, what can I use?

I have Lodge 12sk(13") skillet. I would like to find a lid, glass or stainless steel, the lodge cast iron lid is too heavy for my spouse. And recommendations would be appreciated. I was thinking that ...
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Why does my canned enchilada sauce smell and taste like dog food?

So I bought the ingredients for a terribly unhealthy microwave burrito enchilada-style casserole recipe today. The recipe, of course, called for enchilada sauce. So I went out and bought Las Palmas ...
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41 views

How soon after baking can you refrigerate freshly made fruit pies?

How soon after baking a fresh fruit custard pie can I refrigerate it? Must it be at room temperature before it's put in the fridge?
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How to reseason cast iron skillets using a fire

I was told to put my cast iron skillets in an open fire to clean. We did and now they have a red discoloration and look worse than before. How do I clean the red off and get them shiny again?
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1answer
58 views

Does Paprika extract actually taste of Paprika?

I'm looking to use paprika extract to flavour a dish, however upon googling it there really is no mention of this extract being used in this context. From what I can see its use is mainly to colour ...
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1answer
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Baking with unhulled sesame seeds versus hulled

I'm baking a sesame seed bread recipe from the Tartine Bread book and it calls for toasting the hulled seeds. Penzey only had hulled so, not having written it down, I figured that was what I was ...
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1answer
60 views

How to thin half and half to substitute for milk?

I have a recipe that is for a "Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler" (site is paywalled) from America's Test Kitchen. The recipe is as follows: 4 tbsp butter in four pieces + 8 tbsp melted & cooled ...
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1answer
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What's the difference between Yorkshire Tea (red band) and Yorkshire Gold?

The descriptions on Yorkshire's websites (reproduced below) are quite vague. There is a link for "More info" but that simply directs you to betty.co.uk where the same info is reprinted. Gold is ...
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How do I save my curry with too much of a raw onion smell?

I was cooking for a party and ground my raw onions, added to oil and then added meat. Now the curry is sweet and smells like raw onion. How do I save this curry so I can use it for the party?
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How can I tell what real ale & craft beer is good chilled? [on hold]

Most of my life I've been someone who drank good ale through the winter, and cheap lager in the hot weather. Expensive lagers tend to taste the same to me when they've been cooled, but perhaps I'm ...
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How to tenderize bell pepper skin / peel

Consider the scenario: You cut the bell peppers in 1-2 CM squares, throw them in a pan with some oil and 1/6 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate. You let it simmer until you get a mush. At this point the ...
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Best preservation of parma ham?

We were recently in Italy and bought a large piece of parma ham, which we'd like to use over a protracted period. It is vacuum packed at the moment, what is the best way to preserve it once opened?
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cutting board turned green! [migrated]

I decided to make my own cutting board out of a nice piece of black walnut I came across. It looked great before I added oil, but after I added hemp oil to one side, the whole board turned greenish. ...
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Thawed frozen blueberries inside cake roll?

I would like to put frozen, thawed blueberries inside a red velvet cake roll filled with cream cheese icing. I am concerned that the blueberries may "bleed" or just look a mess instead of having the ...
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Crockpot soup issue [duplicate]

I fried hamburger up and planned on making hamburger macaroni soup in my crockpot. I put the cooked hamburger in the crockpot, added uncooked noodles and the tomato sauce. Turned crockpot on low ...
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Cake flavour options [on hold]

I want to make an easy cake. What flavor should I do it? I have already tried strawberry, vainilla and chocolate cakes, but I want something different that its not too difficult.
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How to shop for a food processor capable of pulverizing plant material to a fine powder?

I would like to pulverize a variety of plant matter (including whole leaves with stems) into a very fine powder. From what I've read, a food processor is better at this than a blender. With the ...
2
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1answer
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Initial start up of food freezer

I purchased 7 cu ft Frigidaire at auction. Previous owners stated it had been working well, and was just emptied a few days prior to auction. The freezer coils forms the shelving. Should I fill it ...
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1answer
41 views

Proper use of induction vessels

I accidentally bought a set of induction vessels. Currently I have a gas cooking range. Can induction vessels be used on a regular gas stove or electric stove?
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1answer
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Mixing condensed and evaporated milk for fudge?

Before anybody says this is a duplicate, I'm not asking about the difference between the two milks; I already know that. What I'm looking for is a way to lessen the sugar content of sweetened ...
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What happens to partially baked cake, when it is cooked in Microwave? [duplicate]

Today I was baking a cake in convection mode of my microwave, with setting of 30 mins @ 180°C. On completion, I found cake was not fully baked so I decided to bake it for 10 more mins. Here I made a ...
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1answer
58 views

Submerging chicken carcass twice

I need to make chicken stock so I bought a 3 lb fryer chicken today. Obviously my plan was to roast the chicken tonight, take meat off the bones and then use the carcass to make the stock tomorrow. ...
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56 views

Looking for ingredient ideas for pan frying spicy foods on the stove top [on hold]

I am looking for ideas on what kinds of combinations (vegetable, meat and carb) would work for pan-frying with garlic and onions. To start off I put a dry pan on a medium-low stove top. Then I add ...
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how to remove cover on risen bread dough?

how does one remove the cover on the 2nd bread dough rise without disturbing the rise? My bread tends to fall even after a beautiful rise.

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