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How long is it safe to keep meat in the freezer? [duplicate]

The primary meat I'm concerned is chicken but this question also applies to pork, beef, boar, venison (deer). 1) I bought too much chicken and put a pack of chicken wings into the freezer 1-2 days ...
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Cleaning a Teflon pan with burnt rice residual

Here is the rice cooker I own: There is a removable pan which is Teflon coated. A few days ago, cooking 2 cups of rice I thought it was too slow so I put it on direct heat (oven) to make it ...
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Carbon steel seasoning

I know there's dozen of posts and discussion everywhere, but I'm getting pretty confused. Everyone has something different to say : use rapeseed oil, coconut, olive oil, flaxseed, someone in the oven, ...
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How to cook rice for 60 people

I have to cook for 60 people, and one of the things I am going to make is (japanese) rice. Normally I cook it in a rice cooker, or in a pan with an amount of water and let it cook until the water has ...
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How to cook for a big group

I have to prepare a meal for a group of 60 people. I already have a recipe (Japanese curry with rice) but I have no clue how many of all the ingredients I need, because when I cook it for myself I ...
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Deglaze in iron pan

I know the pan will not suffer for just a glass of wine, but wine is acid, and I know I shouldn't use any acid into it. Also, water is not advisable in a frying iron pan. Can this remove the ...
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Ways to avoid headaches while cooking

I have recently started to learn how to cook. Whenever I am trying to make a chapati or to cook a vegetable, I start experiencing an acute headache, most likely because of the steam or maybe the flame ...
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Accidentally microwaved stainless steel travel coffee mug. Still safe to use?

The image isn't my exact coffee cup, but it is similar. I didn't read the label and microwaved it until I smelled something strange (probably a minute and a half). Luckily, I when I took it out, ...
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What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean?

What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean? Seed (as in apple) Grain (as in wheat), fruit Nut (as in almond) Kernel (as in corn) Pit (as in olive) Bean (as in fava/broad ...
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How to avoid stiffness and crispness of toasted/oven baked bread sandwiches

I would like to know whether there is any solution to avoid the stiffness and crispness of bread of oven baked sandwiches which uses normal white bread as the base. I used to make sandwiches with ...
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1answer
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Can I keep canned peaches in the fridge if water got in during processing?

I followed all the rules to a tee. Unfortunately, before immersing jars for final boiling, I apparently did not tighten the lids enough. I just took them out of the boiling water after 30 minutes ...
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Charles Darwin high altitude cooking of potatoes

I just read about Charles Darwin's attempt to boil potatoes while at high altitudes. In The Voyage of the Beagle you can read: Having crossed the Peuquenes [Piuquenes], we descended into a ...
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Making Southern style chicken in the oven

I've been trying to make southern style chicken in the oven. I firstly soak my chicken in buttermilk, I then dredge it in flour, leave to stand for half an hour to dry a bit. I then dredge it again in ...
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Why would different types of pots/pans (made from different metal) give a different taste to food?

There's many types of pots and pans: from copper to stainless steel. I own several different types at home. I have been using them, and I've noticed a slightly different tastes each one give on the ...
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Why is it recommended to blanch onions before pickling them?

I was recently looking for a recipe to pickle onions, and among several others I found this one. Skimming through the comments I came across the same question as I'm asking now, but without any other ...
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Should I be worried if my broth or stock has no foam to skim?

A lot of recipes tell you to skim the foam/scum. What if I'm making one of those recipes and there doesn't end up being any? Does that mean I did something wrong somehow? Or am I just lucky not to ...
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1answer
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Vanilla Pudding: Could someone explain this recipe to me?

Recipe in question Ingredients 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 2 1/4 cups whole milk 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons unsalted ...
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Why do some sorbet recipes call for egg whites?

Frozen sorbet recipes are generally simple, with only a few ingredients. For example: fruit puree water sugar egg white! Why is the egg white present? And why is this not consistent in the sorbet ...
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Can I replace brown sugar with white sugar without using molasses in cookies?

I don't know if I can replace the brown sugar with white sugar because the recipe already calls for white sugar too.
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cooked fish (cod) storage and use previously asked and shodily answered [migrated]

Whomever Jefomi ??? is who answered this question 3 yrs ago didn't do a very good job but more than that, he/she was so rude so my question is "How can you allow someone to reply to a question without ...
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1answer
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Flavour-wise, what is the use of an electric/gas BBQ?

I can understand that an electric/gas BBQ is very practical for outdoor events because you can cook a large amount of food in a relatively short amount of time, without smelling up the house. A ...
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Refrigerating fudge v leaving it out

Fudge shops don't seem to refrigerate their fudge they leave it out - is that what gives it is firm texture and how long should it be left out?
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Commercial fudge recipes

A book "the 50 best fudge recipes" advise from scaling up the recipes. Does anyone know of any commercial scale fudge recipes or can the recipes simply be increased proportionately?
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Cryoconcentration, can you do it yourself?

I'm looking to concentrate freshly pressed apple juice. In order keep the apple-freshness I would very much like to avoid heating up the juice. Does anyone have experience with cryoconcentration, is ...
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1answer
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Why is my chocolate fudge not that dark?

A UK chain's chocolate fudge is very dark. When I do chocolate fudge it comes out more looking the colour of milk chocolate. Is this because they use whipping cream or for some other reason?
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Use of whipping cream in fudge

A UK fudge chain uses whipped cream in their fudge (I assume instead of butter). How much should one use and whats the benefit?
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Basil lookalike that tastes like aniseed.

I bought a herb on the market, thinking it was fresh basil. What I know for sure now, is that this isn't basil. It has a taste that reminds me of anise and fennel. It stays a bit firmer than basil ...
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Marinated Chicken [duplicate]

I bought chicken breast on Friday afternoon to marinate in orange juice. I marinated it but I haven't grilled it yet. Would it still be good for Sunday to grill it?
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Where can I buy susceptor film?

This week I was introduced to "susceptor film" by some folks from Japan. It's used for cooking things such as fish at high temperature in a microwave, by absorbing some of the microwave energy and ...
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How are crisp flavours made?

So, in my local supermarket, I stumbled upon these bags of "Wiltshire Cured Ham, Mature Cheddar and Farmhouse Chutney" flavoured crisps (a.o.) and inquisitive as I am I couldn't help myself but to try ...
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When canning strawberry preserves can you substitute lime juice for lemon juice?

I am making strawberry margarita preserves and would like to substitute lime juice for lemon juice.. Would that present a problem once I can them?
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1answer
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Butter usage in fudge

I have a number of questions relating to fudge. Thank you in advance for your help. For anyone following this I have as requested broken the question into parts. My main question here is Why do some ...
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How to check freshness of paneer

I normally buy paneer only if it's packed within previous day of two. Apart from checking the date of packaging, is there anyway to check whether the paneer is fresh or sour? Also, when paneer itself ...
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1answer
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How do I avoid splatter when frying ginger garlic paste?

I see in all cookery shows that they use ginger garlic paste with ease. When I bought a sachet of the same and put it in oil, it spluttered so much that all of my stove surface ended up oily. How do I ...
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refriged eggs for 2plus months, are they still good? [duplicate]

I have 2 to 3 dozens eggs in frig for about 2 months are they still good? lost power for about 6 hours during that time. do I keep them or not? the frig was never opened all during that time.
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The pressure cooker gauge was wrong for cans of soup I processed in the past 5 weeks. What can I do with the soup?

I've been pressure canning zucchini soup the past 2 years and it's a beautiful thing. This year I used a different pressure cooker, and I've just found out that 15psi on this pressure cooker is ...
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Microwave Convection Oven or 'Oven/Toaster/Griller' [closed]

I am planning to buy a Microwave Convection Oven or a 'Oven/Toaster/Griller' to bake cakes, cookies, grilled chicken and pizza What should I opt for?
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New bread maker asks: how to make a bread loaf stay 'firm and solid' without a loaf pan?

I've been trying to bake whole-wheat bread from recipes that call for a loaf pan. The first rise works fine, but after I put the dough on the baking sheet for the second rise, it simply spreads out ...
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Is eating olive pits a problem?

I have been eating fresh and brined olives for years. I like the olives with the pits and usually consume the whole pit without removing it. It was recently pointed out to me that this is not a ...
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Bananas are radioactive…so how many exactly would you have eat to die? Is it possible to calculate? [closed]

Today a friend told me something disturbing... Bananas are radioactive. Found it hard to believe. But when googeling a bit it seems true. Only thing on the internet that is not consistent is how many ...
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How long can I store whipped cream for?

Can you store whipped cream. If so, how and for how long? If you can't, is that why commercial kitchens use a "dispenser'. is it as good coming from a dispenser?
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Which non-stick pan to buy? [duplicate]

Recently, I found a small but deep scratch on my pan. I can see the metalic color on the scratch. I am not sure how much serious it is. Now, I want to buy a new one. I see different prices with ...
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What are some flavors that have a strong early presence?

I've just started using Soylent and I'm in the process of making it more palatable. Most of the flavors I've tried adding help, but they come in as an aftertaste. What are some flavors I can try ...
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1answer
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Would Annatto mixed with oleoresin paprika cause an allergic reaction?

Is it safe to mix annatto powder with oleoresin paprika to get a better color.
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1answer
31 views

Sticking cake in prepared pans

I grease both tube & bundt pans & dust with flour. Because I live at about 4200 altitude I cook recipes longer. Every time the cakes stick & do not come out of the pans. I have to do ...
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1answer
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Making a literal thousand-layer cake?

The other night some friends and I ordered a thousand layer cake for dessert in a restaurant. Sadly, the cake had only ten layers, just 1% of what we ordered. We started talking about whether, with ...
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2answers
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Technology improvements of microwave ovens for thawing and reheating

We own an 800W microwave oven that was bought in 1999. It still works fine but I am thinking about replacing it, specifically since I hope to benefit from technology improvements that may have ...
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4answers
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How do I clean a George Foreman grill?

I find that the scouring side of a blue ("non-scratch") kitchen sponge, with water and dish detergent and lots of elbow grease, is effective, but it does require lots of elbow grease and I'm wondering ...
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Why did my Chiffon Cake collapse?

Recipe used: 75g flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 80g sugar + 15g sugar (for the meringue) 2 eggs (60g each) 35g oil 60g water Instructions: Place all ingredients except egg whites and 15g sugar in a ...
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my freezer popped open without my knowlege

my freezer popped open without my knowledge, not sure when, but it was no longer than a day and a half, there was ice formed on the roof and the sides, is it safe to refreeze? I had hamburger, steak ...

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