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Home cook with Celiac disease (Gluten Free diet).


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comment Who added water to my chowder?
It must be continuous heating. If you add it at the end and cool it, it thickens like no other. You will get jelly in the fridge. However, I do recall that a cornstarch gravy kept on the heat too long will thin.
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comment Who added water to my chowder?
Interesting. I don't find cornstarch does that. I do know for a fact that potato starch doesn't even cool well (let alone reheat). You can watch a bowl of soup, thickened with potato starch, get thinner as it cools.
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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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answered Steak qualities/beef grades in Canada?