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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.


Jan
25
comment How to prevent cucumbers from tasting bitter?
@Jefromi - I agree with you. I love cucumbers and, like tomatoes, I only buy them in the grocery store as a last resort.
Jan
17
answered Cheeses similar to queso fresco
Jan
17
answered How to prevent cucumbers from tasting bitter?
Jan
10
comment Should brussel sprouts ever taste chemically?
@sdg- You could pan-fry-in-bacon an old sock and it would taste pretty good. Bacon is magic.
Jan
5
answered delaying moldy bread
Jan
4
comment What would convert this chili recipe into a Russian chili?
@SaUce- Russia is a big place. My experience is po Volge and borsch never had beans in it.
Jan
4
comment What would convert this chili recipe into a Russian chili?
I personally wouldn't describe this as Russian at all. Admittedly my experience is narrow but: I never saw Russian cuisine with so many peppers, and although I did see beans for sale on the market I never saw them used by Russians for anything- only foreigners.
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
3
answered Are fresh, raw cashews different from store-bought?
Dec
3
comment What's the secret for Chinese fried rice?
My wife (then fiance) once made a stir fry and mistook fish sauce for soy sauce. The experience was so traumatic I haven't been able to stand the smell of fish sauce ever since.
Dec
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
30
answered What kind of pie is this?
Nov
29
comment What is a French Rolling Pin?
@Aaronut- Thanks
Nov
29
answered What is a French Rolling Pin?
Nov
29
comment What is a French Rolling Pin?
The tone of this question is unfortunate. Perhaps you could step down the undeserved animosity a bit.
Nov
28
comment How can I take apart almonds?
Blanching the almonds worked perfectly. @TFD- warming them in the microwave also worked very well and was fast. I was able to slice them almost like slivered almonds. Thanks for the tip!
Nov
28
accepted How can I take apart almonds?
Nov
28
comment Can you make pan gravy if the turkey was brined?
Glad to hear that it worked out.
Nov
21
comment Baking bread … without crust?
@Orbling- good point. I thought of dumplings- but I still would want a dumpling the size of a loaf.
Nov
21
comment Baking bread … without crust?
Wow- good idea but poached bread sounds revolting! I suppose crustless bread doesn't sound all that good to begin with.