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Questions about cooking by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.
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Questions on handling, preparing, and storing food in ways that prevent foodborne illness.
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Questions about possible substitutions for an ingredient. Please indicate the reason for substitution.
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Questions on selecting, maintaining, and using cooking tools and equipment.
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Questions about kneading, baking, storing, and culinary use of any kind of bread.
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Questions about how to store food so as to preserve its freshness and overall quality.
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Questions about handling, preparing, or cooking chicken, either whole or parts.
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Questions about eggs and egg based foods, or egg substitutions in recipes.
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A separately-prepared cooking liquid or condiment served with other food.
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Questions about the flesh of an animal (especially mammal) used as food.
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Questions about preparing or baking cakes, defined as chemically or mechanically (using eggs) leavened flour batter.
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Questions on understanding and manipulating the flavor of foods.
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Coffee may refer to either the beverage (which has a dark, acidic flavor and is prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant), the bean of the coffee plant, or the flavor when used in other dis…
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Questions specifically about the expected shelf life of a food item.
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Methods, techniques, and quality/safety concerns around the freezing of various foods.
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Questions about the identification, use, storage, and sometimes production of cheese.
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From the humblest pea to the immensest squash.
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For questions about chocolate as an ingredient. Also includes questions about the use of other cocoa-based products and questions about chocolate drinks.
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A direct-heat cooking method using oil, butter, or other fat.
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Flour and a liquid mixed together to form a thick, malleable substance.
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liquid at room temperature, such as olive oil, canola oil and peanut oil. Questions about the use of oils or about which oils to choose for a specific culinary purpose…
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All about the scientific theories behind food. Cooking myths debunked here.
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the meat of adult cattle (cows & bulls). Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with beef as an ingredient. Questions about dishes …
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Questions about the make, manufacture, preparation, and cooking of all types of pasta, including traditional durum wheat, whole wheat, and gluten-free.
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optimal for cooking/preparing certain food or how certain temperatures can affect different types of food. Questions can also include how to best achieve/maintain a…
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Questions about selecting, operating, and maintaining conventional and convection ovens.
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Refers to the culinary definition of fruit: a sweet seed-containing part of a plant that is commonly eaten raw.
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Questions about sugar or substitutions for it for culinary purposes.
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vague, ambiguous and useless. It will soon be removed.
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a dish obtaining most of its flavor from a liquid created by extracting flavor from solids such as meat and vegetables.
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Culinary use of spices, defined as the edible but non-leafy parts of certain plants.
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For questions about animals that live under water, whether fresh water or salt water.
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Questions about preparing, baking and troubleshooting any cookies (also known as biscuits). Cookies are flat baked sweets which are usually small enough to be hand-held.
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For questions about preparing food for cooking or about removing the results of cooking that food.
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Questions on rice. Please be specific; different rice cooks differently.
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Questions about the use of culinary salt in the kitchen.