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Software engineer by trade but I came to Seasoned Advice independently of Stack Overflow.

I'm interested in bread, sous-vide, food preservation, dairy, and trying new food.


Jul
7
comment Use the same cast iron skillet or buy a new one for desserts?
Scrub the pan with salt, rub it with oil, and let it heat on the burner until the oil is "dry". No fishy flavor can survive that treatment. The oils all break down and polymerize.
Jul
6
answered Use the same cast iron skillet or buy a new one for desserts?
Jul
2
reviewed Reject How can I melt cheese for dipping?
Jul
2
reviewed Reject How can I melt cheese for dipping?
Jul
1
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Jul
1
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Jul
1
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
23
comment How can I ensure that scrambled eggs will be fully cooked?
I guess that means you should avoid Heston Blumenthal's slimy-scrambled-egg-pudding disasters.
Jun
8
comment What are the differences between using whole wheat flour vs. all purpose flour in batter for frying?
Great answer! Thanks
Jun
8
comment Mandarin and orange pips
Wasn't "Mandarin and the Orange Pips" a band in the 60's?
May
21
comment Making yogurt without heating milk?
This is very true. HTST pasteurization, which is the most common in regular milk, only heats to 160F. Not hot enough to denature albumin proteins. UHT, on the other hand, is heated to 275F. More than hot enough. UHT in fact makes fantastic yogurt.
May
14
awarded  Nice Answer
May
13
answered “Soften” ice cream to make ice cream bars
May
12
comment Giant Cream Puff shells
Did you try using a lot more dough in each portion? It seems like a silly question but I don't see how they could turn out small if you used a mound of dough. Maybe not fluffy or crisp but not small.
May
8
comment Is there any good way to check for honey adulteration besides a lab test?
Is there some other reason to want to filter out the pollen? Otherwise couldn't a country just ban a honey if the markers were missing? There would be no reason for local produces to remove the markers.
May
8
comment Which meat tastes different by gender?
You do make a good point though. I don't have any experience with bulls. Do they also get musky? If so then it might be common to the order- which includes a great deal of our mammalian livestock and hunted meat.
May
8
comment Which meat tastes different by gender?
@jbcreix- I've never heard that. They are all under the order Artiodactyla. Cattle and goats are together in the family Bovidae. Thus, cattle are no closer to deer than goats are. Goats, while not closer to deer taxonomically, are much more similar in behavior than other ruminants as goats are also agile browsers and not heavy grazers.
May
8
answered Which meat tastes different by gender?
May
8
comment Which meat tastes different by gender?
I disagree. My roosters and hens, when the same age, have very similar flavor. Historically roosters were different because they were much older with all the changes that come with age.
May
3
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