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Is it better to add roasted vegetables into beef stew?

Hoping to create a heartiest stew, I was thinking of roasting my carrots, okra, and sweet potatoes. Will it create any substantial change in flavor?
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1answer
70 views

Temp and times for roast beef 2.3lbs [duplicate]

What oven temp and time is required to get medium rare
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184 views

Why do you stir italian sauce all day

Its mentioned in Goodfellas so this is obviously a thing among Italian families and their cooking. Do you stir to prevent it from sticking? Why cook the sauce for so long?
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170 views

Making a carvable cake

My son and I want to make a cake shaped like a frog. Our plan is to bake two layers, cut them out into shapes, stack one on top of the other, and then finish carving the cake into the shape of a ...
2
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2answers
119 views

Why do they put sulphites in vinegar when vinegar is a preservative?

If vinegar is a preservative, how come they put sulphites (also a preservative) in it?
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122 views

Safe to buy food baked in plastic containers:

I recently bought some baked goods (corn break I think) from Fred Meyers, and it seesm to be baked right in the plastic container it came in. Is this safe? This question makes it seems like this is ...
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2answers
119 views

Substitute for margarine in graham cracker crust

I have a recipe for cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, and the crust recipe calls for melted margarine. I'd like to make the recipe without hydrogenated oils/trans fats. I have butter and a ...
2
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2answers
153 views

What is Okinawan “yushi tofu” made from?

Here in Okinawa where I'm currently travelling, there is a dish called "yushi tofu" (Japanese: ゆし豆腐). So far I've only noticed it offered as a variety of Okinawa soba. (Okinawa soba is different to ...
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81 views

Amount per serving

How can i calculate the Amount Per Serving label in the nutrition facts. Not basing it as a recipe where it is already stated but by ingredients. Like for example, i have a customized recipe. I want ...
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3answers
116 views

Is there a significant difference between Turkish coffee and Moka pot coffee?

Since the Turkish coffee and the Moka pot both work by boiling/steaming the coffee, so assuming they are from the same bean, is there a significant difference between the two? How would it be best ...
3
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1answer
87 views

Is there a significant difference between French press coffee and Moka pot coffee?

Assuming they are from the same bean, is there a significant difference between the two? How would it be best described?
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0answers
89 views

Slow-fermented bread doesn't rise

I've tried the slow (or cold) fermentation method of baking bread at home and for the first time it turned out to be very nice. But ever since I use this method the dough just doesn't rise that much ...
2
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2answers
185 views

Is it safe to leave a gas oven on unattended

Is it safe to leave a gas oven on unattended the whole day (with a closed dutch oven inside it braising beef etc.), similar to crock pot cooking? It is a gas oven with pilot lights on the stove, so I ...
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1answer
67 views

Are feral hog hind quarters hams, or a different type of pork?

I recently hunted feral hog and had one processed. I have two full bone-in hind quarters. I wondering if these are considered hams or a different cut/type of pork. How would one go about cooking a ...
2
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2answers
244 views

How to keep fresh-made soft pretzels from getting soggy or stale?

I've recently learned how to make fresh pretzels and they are quite good. However, they start to get hard and chewy after about four hours. If I store them in a plastic container before that then they ...
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0answers
16 views

Nutritonal Facts of a recipe [duplicate]

I am doing a web app to filter recipes based on user's health information. So if an admin adds a recipe of Friend egg(sunny side up). Normally, based on how i cook my egg. I would only need, ...
0
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1answer
52 views

Pre-Cooked Meat [duplicate]

I have an idea to pre-cook chicken, sauces, in spices etc and then freeze in batches. I can then use the precooked chicken to whip up quick dishes for dinner. My question is: if I have leftovers ...
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2answers
63 views

How can I reduce the heat output of this heating element?

I'd like to add a Brinkmann 1500 watt element to my Bradley smoker to bring my temps up in cold weather. I'd like to limit the amount of heat it puts out, is there a voltage regulator or resistor I ...
1
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1answer
99 views

Slow cooker lid gasket smell

I bought a Hamilton Beach slow cooker a while ago. I never had success with it since all the stuff that I made didn't smell good. I finally figured out that it was the rubber gasket on the lid that ...
0
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1answer
81 views

What can I substitute for pineapple in punch?

I want to make St. Cecilia's Punch, which calls for 1/2 small pineapple. My friend has a pineapple allergy and I need a suggestions as to what I can replace the pineapple with in this recipe. Any ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

How to I properly sharpen my Santoku and any other knife using a water sharpener/ Japanese whetstone?

I've recently bought a really nice Santoku knife from Wüsthof along with a Japanese water sharpener, and since then I've been watching a lot of videos and reading a lot of guides concering how to use ...
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0answers
46 views

Cheese Reference Book

I am looking for a "bible" on cheeses around the world (although, specifically Europe). A recent trip to Paris led me to find this book in a (very good) cheese shop "Le Guide des Gourmets Fromage" - ...
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2answers
151 views

Is the SS Stovetop Espresso Maker from CafeCoffeeDay a Moka pot?

Is the SS Stovetop Espresso Maker what's called a Moka pot? They haven't named it explicitly a Moka pot, hence the question. If not, can a Moka pot style coffee be prepared in that instrument?
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1answer
99 views

What does make ice cream smooth and silky?

I tried to make a simple ice cream by mixing heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla into a common ice cream maker. After 30 min of stirring, it produced an acceptable ice cream, but as I used heavy cream ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

How to make mozzarella from curd?

I have two questions: 1. Are curd and paneer the same thing? I prepared the curd by acidification of milk (adding vinegar). In the recipes, I see that the result is called curd and also paneer ...
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1answer
42 views

How to best hold wild rice

I'm making mushroom soup recipe and I'm looking forward to serving it at dinner tomorrow. I have powdered the shitakes, sliced the mushrooms and the wild rice is in the oven now. In order to serve the ...
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3answers
177 views

Can you get sick from milk that's been heated at a high temperature?

If you have pasteurized milk that is steamed for lattes, could that end up making you sick? The steaming seems to occur at a high temperature.
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1answer
54 views

Microwave Asparagus?

I have a ton of asparagus but no time to cook it the traditional steamer way. Is there a recommended microwave method someone would recommend? Earlier today I sliced some into 2 inch bits, put them in ...
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1answer
70 views

What cheeses have the least amount of whey in them (or not at all)?

What cheeses have the least amount of whey in them or not at all?
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1answer
92 views

Sanitizing bottles/jars for homemade sauce

The recipe for tomato sauce (includes vinegar, sugar and salt) I am using says I can put the bottles in cool water and bring to boil; once they are boiling, they are ready to fill and seal. My ...
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1answer
104 views

Can I salvage undercooked flan

I nearly doubled a flan recipe and didn't cook it enough, and so now it's not set. It's been in my fridge for about 18 hours. Do you think I can put it back in the oven for 20-30 minutes or so? ...
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3answers
241 views

Difference between Organic Bread and Fresh Bread

Please, what is the difference organic bread and fresh bread. People are getting me confused.
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1answer
52 views

Can I use granulated sugar instead of demerara sugar

I need demerera sugar for the outside layer of my shortbread cookies. I have none. Will regular granulated sugar work? Will it burn? Note: not actually my question, was posted as a now-deleted answer ...
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1answer
73 views

Dry leg of lamb

I followed this recipe for a leg of lamb. I placed the lamb in a roasting tray on top of a bunch of celery, carrots and onions. In addition, I covered the tray with aluminum foil. I probed the lamb, ...
10
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5answers
168 views

How can you tell if a freezer rose above freezing?

How can one tell, after a power failure, if the contents of a freezer warmed above freezing? Knowing this, and knowing the actual temperature in the freezer, will help decide whether food can be ...
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1answer
97 views

Thawed meat can we refreeze [duplicate]

Our freezer was accidentally switched off approx a week ago and it was full of beef which had been frozen when very fresh will it be safe to refreeze
9
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1answer
338 views

How much water does pasta absorb when it is cooked?

How much water will dry semolina pasta absorb when it is properly cooked? For example, how much water would one pound of farfalle or spaghetti absorb? I am guessing the shape of the pasta doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

Pasteurizing frozen milk

I normally pasteurize my goats milk before I freeze it, however I also freeze some Raw milk. Can I pasteurize my goat milk after I have frozen it raw?
2
votes
3answers
252 views

Why does my roast beef smell wonderful but tastes bland?

My crockpot roast beef has the best aroma ever but the flavor of the finished product is only average. I had a 4 pound tri-tip roast and seasoned it with the usual onion, garlic, worcestershire sauce, ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

How to clean lecithin residue?

After using liquid soy lecithin to stabilize a foam, I find it often leaves a hard to clean, sticky residue on the cooking ware that was in contact with it in undiluted form, which is resistant to ...
2
votes
1answer
97 views

Edible Non Toxic Pencil Alternative for Baking Stencils?

My daughter made macarons last week and decided to use a pencil to sketch out the shapes on parchment paper. Unfortunately the pencil markings (lead) ended up on the bottom of the macarons. What would ...
2
votes
2answers
166 views

How long should meat be steamed for?

I am told it's better to steam meat (over boiling) so that all the dangerous bacteria and parasites are killed but too many nutrients aren't lost in the process. So how does one figure out how long ...
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vote
2answers
39 views

Should I add salt to my sauerkraut recipe if I add vegetables?

I am following a sauerkraut recipe which calls for a specific amount of salt. They say I can add other vegetables, like carrots. Do I need more salt if I add more vegetables?
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2answers
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Keeping homemade soup

I occasionally make soup and then freeze it in separate containers to be eaten at a later date. Most of the time I keep one or two servings in the fridge to use in the next few days but I never know ...
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vote
2answers
105 views

How to determine perfect pan temperature for steak?

I have an electric stove that makes it hard to adjust temperature rapidly. I normally cook steaks in cast iron pan which I put on the biggest stove circle, with the highest setting of 12. I noticed ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

How to make a strong mug of filter coffee without any Coffee machine?

The filter coffee that I have purchased contains 53% Coffee and 47% Chicory. Since I don't have a machine yet, what I did is as follows: Spoon measure: 6 ml I put heaped Coffee spoon in a steel ...
0
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1answer
78 views

What is it that a filter Coffee maker can do that we can't do in a better or equivalent way at home?

So, for knowing what is it all about, today I purchased some filter Coffee. I followed the steps of using a strainer and liked its taste. I want to know what is it that a filter Coffee maker can do ...
2
votes
1answer
79 views

How can I translate my bread machine recipe to using a stand mixer instead?

I really like the whole wheat bread recipe I've been using in my bread machine, but the machine dying on me. How can I use my stand mixer instead? Do I need to add liquids with the yeast and let it ...
1
vote
3answers
185 views

What do I need to know about coffee machines and grinders to get started making good coffee at home?

How to make a strong mug of coffee? "Crema" is a light-colored foam layer which builds on top of espresso, and many people like it. Espresso is also stronger than normal coffee. For both, you need ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

What is the difference between instant and filter coffee?

http://www.brucoffee.in/OurCoffees.aspx They have labeled their coffee's as instant and filter. What would be the difference between them? Why should I choose one over the other?

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