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Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
23
answered Smoking a pig at 225 F vs barbecuing one at 250F?
Aug
23
comment Seasoning on Magnalite anodized aluminum fry pans needs to be removed and re-done, what is process?
Agreed, the remaining anodized coating is harder than the base metal, but the question was how to remove the coating and "re-season". From a technical standpoint this is a correct answer.
Aug
22
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
comment Can one become ill from consuming food smoked with wood that contains a common fungus?
There are a large variety of molds and of mycotoxins out there. I would have to say that it is within the realm of possibility to get enough of a dose of one of the particularly nasty ones from moldy wood smoke. I cannot give specific percentages for risk, but some of the toxins are considered dangerous at the parts per billion level.
Aug
22
comment How to make sorbet have a snowy texture?
True. The agitation/ churning definitely is a factor also. I forgot to add that some recipes also call for a small quantity (a tablespoon or so) of alcohol as another antifreeze agent to help with finer crystals. I do not know how much real impact this small quantity would make on a half gallon of sorbet.
Aug
22
comment Can one become ill from consuming food smoked with wood that contains a common fungus?
If there is visible mold on it, I would not use it for cooking (at the very least I would split the mold-infected area from the rest if healthy underneath). If the wood looks otherwise normal except for some weathering, I do not see a problem using it.
Aug
22
awarded  Revival
Aug
22
answered Can one become ill from consuming food smoked with wood that contains a common fungus?
Aug
22
answered Seasoning on Magnalite anodized aluminum fry pans needs to be removed and re-done, what is process?
Aug
22
answered what is the correct consistency for cream cheese frosting
Aug
22
revised How to make sorbet have a snowy texture?
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Aug
22
answered How to make sorbet have a snowy texture?
Aug
21
awarded  Custodian
Aug
21
reviewed Reviewed How do I make home-made Vietnamese or thai rice noodles?
Aug
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answered What is the shelf life of opened cheeses?
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Aug
16
accepted Food-safe rotary evaporator grease
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