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Jun
6
comment Can I use Cheddar cheese for pizza?
@PrestonFitzgerald - In some parts of the midwestern US, they use a mix of shredded swiss and deli-style provolone called "provel".
May
29
answered Why is the first hotcake always the worst?
May
16
awarded  Custodian
May
16
reviewed Approve How to prepare cockles for cooking?
May
15
answered How do I open a brand-new (plug-top) oval canister?
May
12
comment What's the skinny on fat asparagus?
My experience matches Cook's Illustrated - thick stalks are much less woody. I typically marinade in balsamic vinegar, S&P and olive oil for a half hour before grilling, tough skins have never been an issue.
May
11
awarded  Yearling
May
7
answered What are the grey-black specks that appear when whipping cream in stainless steel bowl?
May
5
comment How heavy should a Chinese chef's knife be?
@qarma - It will vary from one model to another, depending on the steel, the handle type, and the construction. In my experience, it will be comparable to a german-style chef's knife: a little heavier than a french style knife or santoku due to its size, much less heavy than a meat cleaver. Frustratingly, manufacturers don't seem to list the weight of their knives in their product specifications.
May
5
answered How heavy should a Chinese chef's knife be?
May
5
answered Why get a chef's knife or santoku if I don't eat meat?
Apr
30
awarded  Mortarboard
Apr
28
answered How can I make proper sandwich slices of home-made bread?
Apr
24
answered How to cook the eggplant in trader joe's eggplant roll style?
Apr
23
asked Will a fishmonger or bait shop clean a fish you caught for a fee?
Apr
23
answered How to make chapati/parathas/pooris remain soft for a long time?
Mar
24
comment Burned enameled cast iron stock pot
@user23895 - Try white vinegar in a 1-1 solution of water and vinegar, brought to a boil and then lowered to a simmer for 15-30 minutes or so (don't let all of the liquid evaporate, tho!) An overnight soak, where you take the pot off the heat and let the acid work against the crud for 8+ hours, couldn't hurt, either.
Mar
21
comment Burned enameled cast iron stock pot
@SAJ14SAJ - Funny you should mention, a common shade-tree mechanic's trick to clean carbon deposits off of dirty valves and pistons is a hot vinegar soak.
Mar
21
answered Burned enameled cast iron stock pot
Mar
18
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