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Home cook with Celiac disease (Gluten Free diet).


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comment Does vanilla really bring out the flavour of other foods?
Yes, vanilla can be used as a savoury spice. In fact I remember reading, in On Food and Cooking perhaps, that it is only recently that it began to be thought of as an exclusively sweet spice.
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comment What meats can I serve medium rare and why?
I'm leaning more toward it being how deeply the quill of the feathers penetrate the flesh during processing. That coupled with the availability of pathogens on the surface to "inject" into the meat.
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comment Does searing meat lock in moisture?
Here's an actual test: seriouseats.com/2009/12/… See 'The Myth of the Sear' "meat that was seared first them [sic] roasted lost 1.68% more juices"
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comment Steak qualities/beef grades in Canada?
The grades are listed from best to worst. Technically A is not a very good grade (it's below Select) but I included it because it is a 'youthful' grade (as opposed to 'mature').
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comment Whiskey and Water
@Ray,although minerals do affect the flavour of water, they are removed during distillation. The minerals and ions are removed. This is precisely why distilled water is used in car batteries and radiators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distilled_water So which will affect the flavour of your drink more, the water you're used to or a strange one you've never had before?