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Site/community/mod philosophy: I fight for the users. (and also the site.)

Eating philosophy: yum, everything tastes so good. I'm originally from Texas, so I do love my Mexican food and barbecue, but I love just about everything else too.

Cooking philosophy: enjoy yourself! Don't measure unless you need precision, don't rush if you've got time, taste everything, and make enough for leftovers.


Apr
13
reviewed Close Can I use baking powder to replace cream of tartar
Apr
13
reviewed Close Is there any way to make an egg pancake without sugar or white flour?
Apr
13
comment Is there any way to make an egg pancake without sugar or white flour?
It's possible that if you clarified this there might be a real question here, but as-is, it's a recipe request (off topic) and a vague one at that, so I'm afraid I'll have to close it.
Apr
13
reviewed Close What kinds of beans are there and how to recognize them?
Apr
13
comment What kinds of beans are there and how to recognize them?
I'm going to close this as too broad: "how do I identify all types of beans?" is definitely a broad question, and "can I freeze them?" has been tacked on as well. I'd suggest asking that one separately, but looks like the question derobert linked covers it pretty well.
Apr
13
reviewed Close Shortening to Swiss Buttercream
Apr
13
reviewed Leave Open What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
Apr
13
reviewed Reject fermentation tag wiki excerpt
Apr
13
revised Is hot cocoa analogous to coffee?
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Apr
13
comment How can I identify dutch process cocoa?
@Erica Please flag things like this as spam so we can have a look. In this case the edit was fine but the user should have been warned; they went on to make other promotional posts.
Apr
13
revised How much is a “round” of butter? This is in an old pound cake recipe
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Apr
13
comment How much is a “round” of butter? This is in an old pound cake recipe
So.. you're saying a round of butter is 1/2 pound, 1 pound, or 2 pounds? Not sure that's terribly useful for someone trying to bake a cake.
Apr
13
comment Is hot cocoa analogous to coffee?
I can't really speak for everyone, but some guesses: it's not terribly clear what you're actually trying to find out. It sounds kind of like you're trying to learn how each is made, but instead you asked if they're the same? That makes it difficult to write a good answer, as I mentioned above.
Apr
13
comment Is hot cocoa analogous to coffee?
I've tried to write an answer, but honestly it's a bit difficult because I'm not really sure exactly what you're trying to find out. You might consider posting questions explicitly asking about how cacao beans or coffee beans are processed if you want to know more about that.
Apr
13
answered Is hot cocoa analogous to coffee?
Apr
12
comment How much is a “round” of butter? This is in an old pound cake recipe
@Erica I'd agree if it weren't for the fact that it's a pound cake. It most likely wouldn't be called a pound cake if it didn't have real measurements, a pound of each.
Apr
11
comment How much is a “round” of butter? This is in an old pound cake recipe
Yup, modern recipes do stray from that a bit, but since this is an old recipe, I'd be pretty confident.
Apr
11
revised What is the difference between Culinary Arts and Culinology?
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Apr
11
comment What is the difference between Culinary Arts and Culinology?
I'm not too surprised - "culinology" looks like a relatively recently coined word (and also a registered trademark?!) that's not very widely used, it's not even used consistently (food + science vs food + technology), so trying to draw lines between it and food in general doesn't sound terribly promising.
Apr
10
awarded  Altruist