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Japanese swords were made by layering the steel then forge welding it (heating and beating with a hammer). When the billet gets stretched, it is folded again, heated and beat, over and over. Good quality katanas will have 1,000 or more layers. They also created/invented the forge wekding of hard and soft metals,. as mentioned, in order to have a sword ...


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I've done a lot of grinding of wild game for over 30 years and used all kinds of grinders both electric and manual. For manual grinders, try attaching a steering wheel from a car as this will give you more torque and make it ten times easier to grind. On electric grinders such as the Kitchen Aid meat grinding attachment, be sure to use the coarse grinding ...


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Make the toffee/caramel tops separately some hours earlier, and store in an airtight container When ready to serve. Line up all the creme's. Have one person carefully placing the tops, while a second person uses the largest torch you have to just blast the middle to cause it to stick to the creme. Fifty can be done in a few minutes just before serving It ...


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In Cambridge University England where creme brûlée was often made for the High Table the method was to heat the sugar in a saucepan until is caramelised and then poured over which set in a hard crust. This receipe also known as Trinity Creme dating back to the 1600.


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I've found a cookie jar buying guide on Walmart.com that has some interesting tidbits. For functionality alone, looks like a glass jar should do the job well. Something like this would have an advantageous shape to make cookies easier to reach, and the jar less prone to falling. One feature you may want to look for specifically would be an hermetic ...


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Actually a lot of restaurant supplies can be applied in the home kitchen, and they are much cheaper (as long as you can stand with the standard industrial design). You can go visit local restaurant supply store and check out smallwares there (Most of the smallwares can be used at home), and some equipment. Ask the sale there about the equipment and whether ...


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I'll let you know soon. My guess is yes, more easily than many believe. And yes, it's more necessary than many believe. They do get duller with use. I've had a good set of Kyocera knives I bought a year or so ago. I take good care of them but they're definitely less sharp than when I bought them, especially the big chef's knife I use most often. In a ...


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We have been selling left handed products now for 50 years this year - supplying the vast majority of specialist left handed stores around the world. I can confirm that Left handers do indeed need knives that are sharpened / scalloped / serrated on the opposite side to a right handed blade. So, holding the knife in your left hand - pointing it away from ...


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The photo suggests you are using a knife that has serrations. Dirt can get trapped between the serrations. This is not likely to be metal from the knife, but the dirt.


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Well, if you don't want to spend a fortune on a Commercial Butcher Shop Band Saw, your best bet is a bone saw. Image from Philly.com Here's one on Amazon. Here's a less expensive one from Cabela's. Here's a fairly reasonably priced Band Saw with Grinder. If I was going to do a lot of butchery, I'd consider that.


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I have this rice cooker, although it's branded "National", not "Panasonic". It has a perforated platform that you can put in after the rice and water, and it sits about an inch above the bottom of the pot. Perfect for steaming salmon filets. It's not a deep fryer nor a slow cooker.


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Yes, there is something like a slow cooker which will double as a steamer and a deep fryer, as well as cook rice. NOT all at once, obviously, but a really good quality, heavy-bottomed large stainless steel pan + lid + a steamer inset + a rice ball like this: should fulfil all your requirements without too many gadgets or "stuff" cluttering your kitchen ...


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Food grade antifoam. There are a zillion brands. Looks like most are silicone based.


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I was walking the beach today (after a pacific storm last night) and was dumbfounded at the 2-3 ft mounds of foam for a mile along the beach. Looked it up and it comes from algae (green protein super foods) being churned up in the rough seas. Same when I juice green, dense vegetables in my auger juicer. I just stir it into the juice as best I can and ...


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If you are washing it every day, you should only need to use a kitchen sponge after beating out the leaves lightly. You should not need vinegar and should never use bleach, as bleach can cause many metals to rust. if this strainer was sold with the teapot, treat it like gold - sometimes it can be hard to find a strainer that fits in your tea pot PERFECTLY ...



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