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What is Balkan bread?

A few years ago, I went to a restaurant on the water in Tel Aviv-Yafo called Manta Ray. They served this most exceptional bread they called Balkan bread. It reminded me a little of a focaccia in ...
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Can I slow cook in short intervals?

I'm making tonkotsu ramen broth, cooked over twelve hours (some people cook it even longer). I'd rather not leave my gas stove on overnight, so I'm wondering whether the same effect - breaking down ...
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Food Identification: Restaurant outside Batu Caves in Malaysia, what did we eat?

I had a meal in one of the restaurants at the base of the Batu Caves in Malaysia that served a dish that I quite liked, but I failed to record what I ordered. I'm looking on Google Maps and I believe ...
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Are large veins in a rhubarb leaf safe to eat?

I've got a lovely rhubarb plant. Nice stalks, huge leaves. The biggest leaves have veins in them bigger than some of the smaller stalks. It seems a shame to throw them away— but obviously I am not ...
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559 views

Seasoning, freezing, thawing and then deep frying chicken

I plan to season chicken parts (wings, legs), then freeze, then thaw them out to batter them, and then deep fry them. Will they keep their flavor? Is it safe to do this?
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How to cook the food such that no acrylamide is formed?

How to cook the food such that Maillard reaction doesn't form acrylamide? http://sciencefare.org/2011/06/01/maillard-reaction/ When food is cooked quickly at a high temperature, the Maillard ...
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What is the name of the sauce served with fried rice in Indian restaurants [closed]

I have noticed a lighter sauce like liquid (watery) with green chilies cut in it served along with fried rice in Indian restaurants. It tastes slightly like soya, and has visible round pieces of cut ...
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What kind of cabbage to use in cabbage poriyal (Indian stir-fry)?

I tried making this with a savoy cabbage, and it tastes like Irish cabbage - the spices were overwhelmed by the cabbage taste. When I have had this dish in Indian restaurants, the cabbage taste is ...
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953 views

Can cheap vodka be used for cooking (with good results)?

A friend left about half of a bottle of some questionable, admittedly very cheap plastic-bottle of 80-proof grain vodka at my house. I should have remembered the name, but I'll edit it in when I get ...
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1answer
61 views

How to roast peanuts on the gas stove without getting the brown spots?

I have the iron kadhai and gas stove. When I roast the peanuts (without exterior shell) they get the brown spots on them. Of course I do keep on moving the peanuts in the kadhai but still I can't ...
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1answer
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Can barley flour be used as a substitute for barley malt extract?

A bread recipe is calling for barley malt extract and i dont have it.So can barley flour be used.
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Melting Temperature of Mozzarella Cheese?

I would like to take a 1 pound block of store bought low moisture whole milk mozzarella (Poly O or Dragone), gently melt it in a sous vide without breaking down the milk from the fat, roll it out to ...
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Can you substitute blood for the eggs in an ice cream base?

I read somewhere (Facebook) that you can use blood as a substitute for the eggs in an ice cream base due to to the similarities in protein composition shared between the two. Does anyone know more ...
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1answer
110 views

Cleaning a moldy Ninja Blender so it is again safe for use?

I have a ninja blender that was left in the fridge for too long and has a mold problem. When I found it, I washed it with piping hot water heated by our gas water heater. I've read some other ...
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Baked tortilla chips: how to make them quicker and more consistent?

I like to make corn tortilla chips by cutting up store-bought tortillas and baking them at 350 for ~20-25 minutes without oil or salt. However, I've found that the last few minutes are highly variable ...
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Problems cooking Wagyu brisket

While I save up for a proper outdoor smoker, I've been experimenting with using the basic brisket BBQ techniques, but with a fan forced in our kitchen. So far, the regular briskets have turned out ...
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1answer
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What qualifies as butterscotch

I am working on a creation: probably will end up being a Butterscotch Blondie Cheesecake. Here is where the butterscotch debate comes in: 1) Some claim butterscotch is only "pure" when it is simply ...
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589 views

Substitute peanut butter for cookie butter?

I'm trying to make mug cookies and it calls for cookie butter, which I don't have. Can I use peanut butter instead?
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Is it okay to put a hot pan on a granite counter?

Is it okay to put a hot pan/pot on a granite counter? Or will it burn it? I don't know if there's a sealer on it.
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1answer
115 views

What is the white sauce of Domino's pasta made of?

What is that made of? Can it be replicated at home?
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1answer
98 views

Is it possible to make guacamole without acid?

All guacamole recipes call for lime juice, some tomato variant, even hot sauce. I want to make a low-acid guacamole. Is the acid necessary? How do I go about making low-acid guacamole? If it plays a ...
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Is it possible to make souffles that rise without beating egg whites?

TLDR: Is it possible to make a souffle that doesn't have beaten egg-whites, but still rises? Leaveners don't seem to work. Longer version: I've never eaten "real" souffles (at a restaurant). I tried ...
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Green gooey stuff when removing head from raw shrimp

When removing the head from a raw shrimp, I usually expect orangey goo to come out / be visible (the yummy stuff when you suck it of a prepared shrimp, I suppose :) ). I also usually have fresh ...
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Graham cracker crust too salty for cheesecake

My first cheesecake was too salty, particularly around the crust, and I want to know what could have caused it. One possibility is that I mismeasured the salt, although I do not make that mistake ...
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How to unsalt roasted salted peanuts?

I bought roasted peanuts from the market and they have too much salt in them. How should I reduce the salt in those peanuts as much as I can? My intent is to make peanut butter.
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If you 'caramelize' an onion, does an onion contain sugar?

I love the taste of lightly fried sliced onion. I've heard this referred to as 'caramelizing' the onion. Is there sugar in the layers of an onion that is changed to caramel, or is this just a ...
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How can I get more lime flavor into my key lime cake recipe?

I found a great recipe for key lime cake, but it seems to lack the key lime flavor I am looking for. It has lime zest and juice in it, still a great cake, but it seems not enough lime kick to it.
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How long will a vinegar based marinade keep in fridge? [duplicate]

How long does a vinegar based marinade stay safe to use if keept in the refrigerator?
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2answers
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How to make fluffy(not crunchy) quinoa?

Here is what I did: 1) Heated 1 cup quinoa in olive oil for 1 minute after rinsing it. 2) Added 2 cups water till it boiled. 3) I set the heat to the lowest setting and closed it with a lid. ...
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How to dry a fish for grill

Whenever I grill a fish (red snapper), even after grilling for a recommended grill time (about 10 to 15 mins), it comes out no less juicy compared to when it was put to grill. And when put in a plate, ...
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1answer
55 views

How long can food last if reheated periodically? [duplicate]

Say I fixed some stew that's been in the refrigerator for around three days. Will putting that stew in a pot, heating it up to around 170F (77C), and letting it simmer for a while make it last longer ...
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4answers
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My chicken breasts release a lot of fluid when cooked. How do I prevent this?

I notice when cooking chicken breast in a pan, or in the oven, the chicken releases a lot of fluid, watering down the flavour. This happens with fresh chicken as well as frozen (de-frosted) chicken. ...
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How should I choose my next step as a cook?

I'm a reasonably competent home cook: I can roast a chicken, bake bread, improvise a dinner with what's in the fridge, etc, but I'm looking to step up my game a bit. How do I look at a recipe and ...
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2answers
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What should I substitute for dried anchovies and kelp in a stock

I was thinking of making this tofu-/seafood-stew, but I am having some trouble getting a couple of ingredients for use in the initial stock - namely the dried anchovies and the kelp. A friend ...
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Roast Cooked all night

I left two big pans of roast (about 20 lbs) in the oven at 350 over night - from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. Is this still safe to eat and serve.
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Is polyamide food safe?

I got a nylon bag which is marked 'PA' in the label, which I think is polyamide. I plan to use it for mashing barley grains in homebrewing ( 62C to 78C, PH ~ 5, 90 minutes ). The bag is black and ...
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187 views

Sea Salt and Mercury

I've heard that sea salt is more flavorful than iodized table salt, but was wondering about its mercury content. Due to the mercury level in oceans, nutritionists are recomending to limit sea food ...
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1answer
92 views

Are there food products that are meant to have an aftertaste?

Is "aftertaste" always a bad thing, and are there food products that are supposed to have some (specific) aftertaste?
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Can I swap sabji Masala for Tandoori Masala in this recipe?

thought I'd ask more experienced cooks on their advice for this recipe. Found it a while back on a Suhana sabji masala box. I made it and turned out fantastic. I want to make it again but I have all ...
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1answer
104 views

How can I estimate the time required to bring a piece of meat to a certain temperature?

I would like to cook a couple steaks using the "reverse sear" technique (e.g. this Youtube video). The general instructions are: Preheat the oven to 275F. Put steaks in oven and bake until they ...
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1answer
137 views

How to make sure teapot is safe after being on fire without water

I left my teapot on the stove for about 30 minutes by accident. By the time I noticed, all the water had boiled out. So, I turned off the stove and let it cool. When I went to put water in it again, ...
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2answers
136 views

Is it okay to use stainless steel in oven?

Its stainless steel dish so can I put it in the oven at 250c/482f ?
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1answer
1k views

Can I cook a slow cooker recipe on high instead of low, but for shorter time?

This morning, I was supposed to prepare our chili recipe for tonight in the slow cooker, but I have forgotten. Now it's too late to start the recipe as usual and cook it on low. However, it's not ...
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1answer
150 views

Raised brown spots on garlic

Occasionally I'll get a clove of garlic that has small brown spots on it. When there are a couple spots, I cut them off and use the rest of the garlic. Sometimes there will be A LOT of spots and ...
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2answers
84 views

Electric smoker and a charcoal smoker

Got a electric smoker recently. There any differences that one should consider in terms of recipes when using an electric smoker? Or are there any processes that one must take additional steps when ...
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0answers
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how long does a cake with avocado frosting last in the fridge? [duplicate]

I am making a cake that I will frost with avocado frosting. For how many days can I keep cakes/cupcakes frosted with avocado frosting in the fridge? I use this avocado frosting recipe from Alton ...
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1answer
69 views

Butter cream icing substitutions for covering the cake with fondant

Is it Okay to have whipped cream icing before covering the cake with fondant? I don't have enough time to make butter cream so I would know other alternatives that could be used in this case. I have ...
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4answers
201 views

Does sugar inhibit mold growth?

I was reading a post earlier regarding maple syrup being left out overnight. They were asking if their beloved Maple syrup was still safe to consume. In the comments I believe someone brought up ...
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1answer
75 views

What's this discoloration in my saucepan? [duplicate]

I've noticed this discoloration on or near the bottom of my saucepan, which stays even after cleaning. When dry, parts of the pan will appear slightly pinkish or greenish. Furthermore, there is often ...
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5answers
183 views

Substituting cayenne for red pepper flakes

My wife does not like alternating textures, or "surprises" in sauces. Thus I need to make certain concessions when cooking for her. She does not like crushed red pepper flakes, but will readily take ...

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