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How should burger patties be prepared in terms of mixing and flavourings?

In this article by Kenji from serious eats he discusses forming the patty to a bare minimum so the strands of ground beef are still visible. He also recommends only salting the beef just before making ...
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What are the best burger buns available in the UK? [closed]

In recipes online I see recommendations for buns such as Martin's Potato Rolls. However it doesn't seem like it's possible to get this kind of bun in the UK, or indeed anything other than the basic no ...
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When making fried rice, how does the amount of heat affect the taste of the food?

This answer talks about the amount of heat required for cooking fried rice which tastes similar to restaurants. I want to understand the science behind it. Please explain.
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Sweet sauce for Peking Duck?

I've always wondered what sauce they served with Peking Duck at various Chinese restaurants (at least in Australia anyway). Whenever I order Peking duck as takeout, they normally provide a cute little ...
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How to maintain the calories in rice (which were present in it in its raw form) after cooking it?

I searched Google with the following keywords: calories in 1 tbsp brown rice The result was: As you can see the calories, after cooking have severely reduced. What can I do to maintain ...
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Pork sausage patties in a crockpot overnight [duplicate]

Is it safe to store a crockpot full of freshly cooked pork sausage breakfast patties overnight? set on Warm. ? Also do you think this will make them "dry" to eat in the morning? If it's safe, do you ...
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Cobbler vs pie?

How is a Southern U.S. style "peach cobbler" different from "peach pie"? It seems to use pie crust rather than buscuit dough, and it's a woven top, not cobblestones. I'll bet if I put the same ...
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How can I get the smokey flavour in Hor Fun?

I made Hor Fun (not the linked recipe in specific) the other day for my girlfriend who loves the dish. However, her critique was that it lacked the distinctive smokey flavour of the dish. When it's ...
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How does pineapple tenderize meat?

It seems to be common knowledge that pineapple tenderizes meat. Most sources say that it does so due to proteases (specifically bromelain). However, I've also seen suggestions that acid is an ...
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what made the juice/water of the beans turned black

I have 3 new pre-seasoned cast iron pots as gifts I cleaned as instructed before using. But when I tried simmering a nice pot of beans in one the broth turned really black. I had to throw away ...
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Is-there any good way to make smoked chipotle pepper at home?

I love smoked chipotle peppers and I would love to use them in my sauces. So if any one knows how to make smoked chipotle pepper at home please share. All the best
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Does the yogurt set from 500 ml milk result in 500 g yogurt?

I want to prepare 500 g yogurt. I have 500 ml skimmed milk. So, will the resultant yogurt be of 500 g? If not, then how much skimmed milk do I need to get 500 g yogurt?
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How can I preserve refrigerated cashew / almond milk by at least 2 months?

How can I preserve refrigerated cashew / almond milk by at least 2 months? I tried citric acid, but a very bad taste and smell resulted. Does anyone know what can i use naturally to prolong the life ...
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I am attempting to preserve the shelf life of ice tea up to six months with citric acid, I need a perfected ratio?

I am attempting to preserve the shelf life of ice tea up to six months with citric acid, I need a perfected ratio? I have tried several ratio, but still end up with molds in a week time not ...
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Does honey actually tenderize meat?

I was recently reading a cooking manga named Shokugeki no Soma, in which the protagonist uses unconventional methods to cook specific dishes. In one chapter, he uses honey specifically to tenderize ...
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Sous Vide Beef steaks look overcooked at 59°C and 56.5°C

I have just started cooking steaks in my sous vide machine. I am getting results when cooking sous vide that do not agree with the theory and instructions I have read. For my experiments I have ...
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How are Thin Slice Beef rolls for hot-pot prepared in restaurants?

I was wondering how Thin Slice Beef rolls for hot-pot prepared for in hot-pot restaurants. Are they sliced and manually rolled, or is there a machine that is used to do the lot? Cheers. Picture for ...
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How long can chicken stay out raw at room temperature before becoming unedible? [duplicate]

I know chicken isn't edible raw, but how long can it stay outside the refrigerator without gaining bacteria to where you can't even cook it?
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Plain Greek yogurt with finely chopped green onions dip

I am doing a 21 day challenge and I am making a Greek yogurt and finely chopped green onion dip and I need something to subsitute green onions with. What can I use that is very similar to it?
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Is this Chicken Situation safe to cook and eat? [duplicate]

I took 4 chicken breasts (in a zip-lock bag) out of the freezer on Sunday to thaw on our counter at room temp for dinner that night. We ended up getting whisked away for a surprise dinner and never ...
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Where can I find yak butter online or in NYC?

I was told by a Nepalese acquaintance that it's not available. Seems unlikely.
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Why do you need to wrap containers of brined meat?

Everyone says you should seal whatever container you brine your meat with using tinfoil or airtight nylon. What are the reasons for this?
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Do tinned anchovies need to be sold cold for food safety or quality reasons?

Anchovies, tinned or in glass, is sometimes kept and sold cold. I don't see that happen with other foods. Is there a food safety reason for this? If so, does it mean that they also need to be kept ...
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How to preserve coated popcorn?

I have an idea for making coated popcorn with caramel or marshmallow. I have not tried this yet. I do know popcorn gets hard and tasteless quite easy. Is there a different technique I can do or add a ...
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Stretchy Lebanese flatbread?

When I used to get donor kebabs in Brisbane, Australia, the store I would frequent would serve them in a particular stretchy flatbread, who the store owner told me was a type of bread from lebabnon. ...
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How does produce grading in the US work?

The US has a lot of standards about grading produce. Is everything graded on the same scale (with the same labels)? What characteristics do the grades generally depend on, and what characteristics do ...
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Get Grade A produce?

A friend of mine told me that the top quality produce is sold to restaurants and that the produce found in supermarkets is B-grade. That is why, for example, you might see a bin of oranges at the ...
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Garlic butter sauce

My family loves pasta with butter,garlic,and black olives topped with Parmesan but now I'm in a home with a gas stove and it causes the butter to clump to pasta and no longer is like a sauce stirred ...
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What is the difference between expensive wine and regular wine?

It's fairly known at most supermarkets and stores you can get regular, cheap wine. However, at some stores who dedicate themselves solely to liquor and spirits, they sell incredibly expensive wine, ...
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How much of toxins really penetrate melons?

[realsimple.com:] Cantaloupes often contain five of the longest-lasting chemicals, one of which is dieldrin, an exceedingly toxic and carcinogenic insecticide. Though it was banned in 1974, ...
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Shipping Homemade Mozzarella

I would like to ship homemade mozzarella. I'm considering purchasing a vacuum packaging system to preserve it for the 2-3 day trip. Is this recommended? If not, are there any alternatives?
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The butterscotch filling turned out gritty. Why?

Added all ingredients, tempered my egg yolks & boiled for 3 minutes. Texture is thick but gritty. Can any one explain why?
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To what extent are dimpled pans interchangeable?

We recently got a very popular question, What is the function of this shallow, 19-divoted, eared cast iron piece?. It centers on recognizing exactly what type of dimpled pan is on the picture, and it ...
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Will these types of pots work for cooking gumbo?

I will be hosting a party and need to purchase a larger pot to cook gumbo for the number of guests I will be having. I currently cook gumbo in a smaller thick-bottom All-clad pot. The roux is peanut ...
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Vegetable similar to ivy gourd?

I'm looking for the English name for a vegetable / fruit that looks like an Ivy Gourd. The taste is similar as well, but the texture is gritty. The Gujarati pronunciation is puhr-ver, but I have no ...
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Why add sugar at the end when making strawberry preserve?

What happens when sugar is added to cooked fruit near the end of cooking process? Why sugar is added to cooked fruit near the end of the cooking process?
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Rolling shop-bought pastry without flour [duplicate]

Last night I got a block of frozen shortcrust pastry out of the freezer as I'm planning on making a pie tonight. It has just occurred to me that to roll it out, I'll need flour, and I don't have ...
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1answer
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How to avoid using artificial food coloring in cookie and cake decorating

It's been a week since I started some cake and cookie decorating, and normally one needs many colors to come up with a lovely colorful final result whether it is Butter cream, royal icing or fondant. ...
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Coins in bread?

Is it customary, in Greek or any other cuisine, to put a nickel (or any other coin) inside the bread? I know it is tradition to bake an inedible baby figure into Mardi Gras "King Cake:" but I had ...
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Glass baking lid broke - what to substitute?

The glass lid for my pyrex 10x10 baking dish broke. What can I substitute? Tin foil doesn't work -- nothing cooks! Ideas? Thank you.
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Does jerky need to be preserved with nitrites?

I found some chicken jerky in the store that does not contain nitrites/nitrates or celery extract. Is it safe that way? Is it because it is dried? Thank you! These are the ingredients from their ...
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Fake poached salmon machine?

I went to buy what was advertised as "poached" salmon from my supermarket's prepared food counter and noticed that some of the edges were browned, so I was like, "Huh?". I interrogated the guy whose ...
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How to turn pasta sauce into a longer-lasting ketchup?

I was making a bacon sandwich earlier and I have some nice jars of tomato pasta sauce in the cupboard. I thought it'd make a great relish but it would go off too quickly in the fridge to make i ...
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Left an uncooked thawed store made pizza in the car for 4 hours in 54 degree weather [duplicate]

Left an unfrozen uncooked store made pizza in the car for 4 hours in 54 degree weather. Is this safe to cook?
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Making toad in the hole with duck eggs

I've been keeping ducks for a couple of years, and therefore I cook with duck eggs, since they're effectively free. They're Indian runner ducks, which aren't very large, and the eggs are pretty much ...
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1answer
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UK scones versus US scones

I remember listening to an America's Test Kitchen podcast where they compared UK v. US scone styles. They asserted that they were quite different from one another. And they seemed to favor the UK ...
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Cooling cooked onions before adding to raw mince

In Masterchef The Professionals (season 8 episode 11), Marcus Wareing demonstrates his skills test and cooks a burger. In the process, he rapidly cools the onions after sweating them by placing them ...
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What factors to consider for a long lasting salad?

I'd like to make salad in bulk for the week ahead on a weekend, which I will store at home in the fridge, to take to work. My gut feel is that what I'd typically put in salad (leaves, tomatoes, ...
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Guidelines for cooking Desert Truffels?

I have gotten my hands on a number of fresh blackish Desert Truffles, which are apparently quite different from the European ones. To quote: Desert truffles have nothing to do with their European ...
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2answers
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How can I improve the shape/appearance of this bread?

I've been making bread from this recipe: 550g flour 370 water 12g kosher salt 4g yeast Knead in the stand mixer, shape into an ovoid bâtard kind of deal, slash diagonally, and bake 45 min. at ...

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