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Ingredients vs. Temperature Control in Chocolate Fudge

In reading through a LOT of different approaches to making fudge, I am wondering about how the non-sugar ingredients affect the issue of temperature control (both heating AND cooling) and, therefore, ...
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3answers
71 views

Sautéing vegetables in heated oil

When sautéing vegetables in oil - for example carrots, should I wait for the oil to heat up and then add the vegetables or should I put the vegetables in cool oil and then heat everything up? What ...
3
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2answers
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Why the Australian Tomahawk steak is larger then US?

If you do a search for Tomahawk steak on Google Image, you will see two very different Tomahawk steak, the US ones, some simply referred it to Rib Eye Bone-In French Cut, are much smaller, with ...
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2answers
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Why did my idli looked cooked from outside but was still mushy inside?

I sometimes try using Homemade batter for making idlis and dosas as I live in the perfect temperate climate which is required for fermenting the batter properly and wish to cut down on the ...
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2answers
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How far in advance can you make bacon?

I have to cook bacon for 300, how far in advance can I make the bacon? How will it hold up if say I start cooking it 2 days before the breakfast?
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Thanksgiving dishes (stove top / limited Asian ingredients) [closed]

I am living in South Korea and would like to prepare some side dishes for Thanksgiving. I do not have access to an oven and I have limited access to typical western thanksgiving ingredients (cream of ...
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2answers
53 views

How to remove soil smell from beetroots?

I buy veggies from local store (not organic). When I cook, I get the soil smell from it. How can I avoid it? any precooking process can help? Thanks in advance.
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4answers
707 views

Bringing water to boil with rice or alone and then add rice?

Very simple question: as a general rule of thumb, is it better to A) put the rice into cold water and then bring to a boil together or B) bring the water to a boil, then add rice and then cook ...
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0answers
36 views

I am have this problem of my cake rising at the top but botton not rising

half of my cake up is rising but the bottom is not rising it end up very hard and I don't know why
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1answer
110 views

Breaking down a turkey for storage - brine before or after freezing?

The subject should sum this up. We're taking advantage of the seasonal prices for 2 fresh turkeys which I'm breaking down into boneless breasts, thighs, and legs to be frozen for future use. The back ...
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0answers
28 views

Berry Juice process and Manufacturing? [closed]

I am looking to start a small business with berry juices but not sure the equipment needed or companies that have the equipment, and how to create consistent juice and the whole process. If someone ...
3
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3answers
435 views

Why did my soy (Silk) milk suddenly become as viscous as rubber cement?

I used about half of a quart of Silk Milk and returned it to my refrigerator. Two days later the remaining liquid had been replaced with a colloidal mass with a gooey consistency not unlike rubber ...
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2answers
126 views

uncooked pork left out overnight in original packaging [duplicate]

My kids helped unpack groceries last night and left a bag of uncooked pork chops in the original packaging out overnight. They were still in the shopping bag on the floor of the kitchen. There was ...
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What is the white dust on red grapes?

I bought some red grapes, and they have a thin layer of white dust on them. What is this? It has no flavor and seems to be harmless, but sources differ on what exactly it is, so if anyone has an ...
2
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2answers
946 views

Raw pork and raw chicken touching each other

I bought a huge bag of pork bones, pork spare ribs and chicken bones. To save time and space I combined them all and separated them into 4 bags and chucked them in the freezer. Now i'm not so sure ...
2
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0answers
80 views

Pitas are paper thin on one side

My problem is when the pittas do puff up, one side is paper thin, and tears easily when you try to put anything on it. Any tips?
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2answers
77 views

What can substitute for barley in soup

What can I use as a substitute for 1/2 cup of barley in a 2 quart soup?
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0answers
36 views

Why does Rooibos tea smell like olives?

I think rooibos tea smells like olives. I've found a couple of posts online of others that think the same: rooibos smells like kalamata olives. Is there a scientific explanation?
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2answers
57 views

Can I heat frozen waffles in the oven without a baking sheet?

Where I live I currently don't have a toaster, baking sheet, pan, or really anything that I could use as a container in the oven. I'm starving and I'd like to heat up some frozen waffles and was ...
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2answers
58 views

Pork roast safe cooking

I put a pork roast in the crock pot and accidentally cooked on warm for 30 minutes before I switched it to high! Is it safe to eat?
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1answer
85 views

are the larger snails in Hawaii edible?

We live in Hawaii and their are lots of larger (really big) land snails. I don't know if I can eat one but I was wondering if it can be eaten. If it can be eaten, how would it be best to prepare ...
2
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1answer
73 views

How do I extract the membrane from an egg?

I have heard eggshell membranes are good for your joints. But every time when I peel a boiled egg, the membrane is stuck to the shell. How do I get the membrane out and eat it?
3
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1answer
94 views

Killed Enzymes in Yogurt

We are big dairy eaters in our home, so I successfully make about a gallon of Greek yogurt every few weeks. Today I started my process as usual, but with so many things happening at once (just had my ...
7
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3answers
137 views

Leaving the lid open in a soup

I've heard from some that soups should be left with the lid slightly ajar when still left on the stove (heat off) because the soup can spoil when the lid is left completely closed, so you need to ...
7
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2answers
202 views

Thai curry cooking

In Thai cooking, for curries I notice two different methods. One is where the coconut cream is put to boil and then the curry paste is added and rest of the ingredients are added. The other way is oil ...
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5answers
1k views

How do I prevent salmon sticking to the BBQ grill?

I love a good BBQ and cooking steaks & sausages etc are no problem. However, whenever I put the salmon fillets on the BBQ (skin side down), no amount of oil seems to prevent them from sticking to ...
3
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2answers
290 views

Bolognese: can I add the meat after tomatoes?

I see most recipes online mention first frying the meat a bit and then adding it. I think that would make the meat drier than meadt mixed into fresh tomatoes. Will it work ok if I put the meat into a ...
3
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0answers
44 views

Should I steam or boil zongzi?

Wikipedia says they're cooked by steaming or boiling. Searching further, I've found plenty of people saying their way is the best way. Assuming they're well-made and won't leak when boiled, why would ...
3
votes
3answers
103 views

How to prevent dry chicken in soup?

I made chicken and vegetable soup the other day using standard ingredients (small cubes of chicken breasts, onions, carrots, celery, leeks, garlic, and stock). I sauteed the veggies in butter and ...
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1answer
92 views

Would it be a bad idea to electroplate a knife?

I'm curious, I haven't seen any electroplated kitchen knives before so I'm not sure if they exist. And if not, why?
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0answers
25 views

What is the best way to cook perfect poached eggs? [duplicate]

What are they key steps and techniques involved to cook 'perfect' poached eggs, like those that have the appearance of balls of mozzarella. Currently i use a normal sized pan with a glug of white ...
12
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2answers
1k views

Who added water to my chowder?

I made sausage and corn chowder the other day. I added both corn starch and Knorr's instant leek soup as thickeners. It simmered over the stove for 25 mins. I thought it may have been too thick, but I ...
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0answers
46 views

Why are salt and pepper special in western cooking? [duplicate]

While there are many ways to flavour food, salt and pepper seem to be treated as special in western cuisine. By special, I mean that they are typically placed on the table at meals and have a their ...
2
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2answers
57 views

Substitute Sherry for Wine in Sour dough cookies?

Can I substitute Sherry for Wine in my sour dough molasses cookies? Wondering if the Sherry might have a different effect on the fermentation of my dough.
3
votes
2answers
94 views

Can dough be knead with a rolling pin?

Can dough be kneaded with a rolling pin instead of by hand? If not, what are the mechanic differences that make it so? How is the process of repeatedly flattening and stretching the dough different ...
1
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1answer
68 views

Earthy tasting frozen salmon

I got out some wild sockeye salmon that had been in the freezer for quite a while (several months at least, not more than a year). It was vacuum-packed, no freezer burn, sealed properly, etc. I cooked ...
0
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2answers
67 views

Can I use taco seasoning in chicken quesadillas?

When cooking the chicken for quesadillas would it be ok to use taco seasoning to give some flavor to the chicken? Would that taste weird? I have a new quesadilla maker I will be using tonight?
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1answer
55 views

Sous Vide Pork Butt Char Siew (Chinese BBQ)

I want to make Char Siew (Chinese BBQ pork). I also want to try it sous vide up to medium rare, then finished under the broiler to get that nice caramelized outside while basting. This way it ends up ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

can I substitute greek yogurt for sour cream for a topping for baked cheesecake?

can I substitute greek yogurt for sour cream for the topping on a baked cheesecake?
2
votes
1answer
71 views

What is the difference between a New York Strip and a Bone-In New York Cut Sirloin?

The iconic Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse in DC was not able to answer my question at dinner and I truly wish to know the answer.
2
votes
2answers
101 views

Is this jelly fish? (Asian food)

What are the transparent, irregularly winding strands at the bottom of the following picture? They can obviously be had cold together with salad. They are very crispy. They are much firmer and ...
3
votes
1answer
81 views

Homemade marshmallows not roasting, just melting

I'm trying to make homemade marshmallows for smores. I found this recipe and the marshmallows turned out great (taste/texture): http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Marshmallows-15797 The ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

Red spots found in Active Dry yeast

I just proofed my active dry yeast in water and sugar. When I came back a few minutes later, i found small red specks in the yeast mixture. I figured that it was just something in the water or ...
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votes
2answers
60 views

Do nettles grow in Florida?

Where can i get nettles in Florida? I have never seen them grow around here or in any stores, and i am not even sure if they grow much in the US.
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0answers
46 views

Starburst flavor change?

I notice that the Starburst package now says "Original" on it, but some of the flavors seem different. More bizarrely it seems to be inconsistent. Like the red package seems to have two different ...
4
votes
2answers
69 views

How can I “cheat” on dough maturation?

I found a good balance between leavening and maturation while using my favourite flour, my oven and my sourdough starter, the only problem is that the whole process, from mixing the ingredients and ...
6
votes
2answers
90 views

Do I need special gloves for mozzarella stretching?

I'd like to pick up some gloves for stretching mozzarella. I've seen gloves sold for just this on specialty sites like thebeveragepeople.com and thecheesemaker.com, but I can't tell if they're just a ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

What makes pineapples cause a burning / itchy feeling in the mouth?

Years ago the pineapple pieces I used to cut had something that caused an itchy / burning feeling in the mouth. After I heard that maybe some substances in the rind cause this irritation and I should ...
1
vote
3answers
94 views

How does pepper enhance/increase the saltiness of a dish?

I have found that after adding ground pepper (any type, color, or heat level), some dishes seem to be saltier. This sometimes occurs with other spices, as well. Note that I am not using anything else ...
0
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3answers
84 views

Baileys best before date [closed]

I'm the bar manager at Taj Bengal, Kolkata, India. Just wanted to enquire if it's okay to serve Baileys Irish Cream after the "best before" date listed on the bottle. I would be glad if I can get ...

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