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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 redone, 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 redone, 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?
added link to related question
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
19
answered What is the shelf life of opened cheeses?
Aug
18
awarded  Informed
Aug
16
awarded  Scholar
Aug
16
accepted Food-safe rotary evaporator grease
Aug
16
awarded  Student
Aug
16
comment Sous Vide Roast: What should I do with the excess liquid in the bag?
The liquid is not blood, but myoglobin and some minerals.