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Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed How do I “evaporate” milk?
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed Can I replace pine nuts with other nuts in a pesto sauce recipe?
Oct
20
comment using polenta to make hamburger
There are a whole bunch of recipes for veggie burgers using soy crumbles, TVP or seitan. Your polenta would make a delicious side dish, or I've seen recipes for polenta "fries." Just do a google search. Good luck!
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed Maillard in a Pressure Cooker
Oct
20
comment Maillard in a Pressure Cooker
Using a lab vessel to cook food might not be the best idea as you never know what was used in it before you put food in it, not to mention the safety issues of using that much pressure.
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed Should I remove the foam when cooking chickpeas?
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed Soup is too salty!
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed Is it safe to eat smoked bacon without grilling?
Oct
20
comment Is it safe to eat smoked bacon without grilling?
I don't think this is addressing the original question of eating raw smoked bacon.
Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed Does the type of sugar make a difference when making chocolate?
Oct
20
answered using polenta to make hamburger
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed Why do red onions turn blue or green when cooking sometimes?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed Culinary uses for hops
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed How much salt is absorbed by meat during brining?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed What are appropriate spices/herbs for spinach?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed Removing the skin from chicken before or after cooking?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed The best way to clean a French Press coffee maker
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed How do I fix overly yeasty kefir?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed Removing the skin from chicken before or after cooking?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed What oil to use when cooking steak, and what difference does it make?