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Lead (LAMP) developer at GripMedia. Formerly of the Democrat and Chronicle. Husband to one and father to two.

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Nov
14
comment Why do my hamburgers smoke?
You can buy irradiated beef, too. A medium-rare burger is one hell of a treat.
Nov
13
comment Does the use of kosher salt vs. table salt lead to a higher overall sodium intake?
Essentially, it should be called "Koshering salt".
Nov
4
comment Should I prick sausages during cooking?
All I've had all day is pretzels, and I have to come across this photo? Mmmmm...
Oct
25
comment How to make pancakes/crepes without eggs nor any liquids besides water?
Rice milk is another good alternative. Cheapish, too.
Oct
25
comment How to make pancakes/crepes without eggs nor any liquids besides water?
@justkt Coconut milk and rice milk would be alternatives there.
Oct
24
comment When boiling water, why start from cold?
Cold water boiling faster is one of those persistent myths that proves that many people are unable to think critically. Feel free to laugh at people who haven't thought it through. :-p
Oct
19
comment How do you cook a steak like those found in fine steakhouses?
Man, am I glad to live near a Wegmans. No "select" beef sold at all, and lots of "prime" grade - that they dry-age in-store!
Oct
18
comment How can I make Chinese chicken fingers like in the northeast USA?
Look for a "sweet and sour chicken" recipe. That's what that's called (coupled with the orange-y red sauce) everywhere I've ever had it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_and_sour_chicken
Oct
18
comment Should maple syrup be stored in the refrigerator?
That's what microwaves are for. :-)
Oct
17
comment How do I cook a frozen hamburger in the microwave?
You can thaw them using your microwave's defrost setting, but I wouldn't personally cook them in one. Wouldn't be very tasty...
Oct
16
comment What's a good nondairy substitute for parmesan/grana padano as a salad-topper?
It's likely a casein allergy, considering the gluten involvement too.
Oct
11
comment What are the advantages of using agave sweetener instead of sugar?
92% is "as high as". Wiki links to several sources ranging between 56% and 92%, so it probably varies from brand to brand. If you're counting calories, it'd probably be worth reducing the amount of agave you use beyond their recommended 3:4 ratio and see how it affects taste.
Oct
7
comment How do you cook grass-fed beef so it is not tough?
Yeah, I've never had to do anything special to the grass-fed organic beef Wegmans (high-end grocery chain) carries. Just as tender, if not more, than their regular steaks.
Oct
7
comment Cooking Moose meats
Yet awesome. +1!
Oct
6
comment What can be substituted for vinegar in sushi rice?
@ThinkingCook Yeah, the linked source is sketchy (and selling products). Before replying I Googled and found this more reputable link at WebMD which at least verified the vinegar bit: webmd.com/allergies/guide/mold-allergy
Oct
6
comment What can be substituted for vinegar in sushi rice?
Weird, I'd never considered vinegar being a source of mold allergens. We really do learn something every day!
Oct
5
comment What qualities should I be looking for when making the best French Toast?
CooksIllustrated says you can toast the bread a little instead of waiting for it to get stale.
Sep
28
comment What are things to look for when choosing a raw cut of Steak?
"Organic", at least in the United States, does have a defined meaning when it comes to beef. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_beef
Sep
18
comment Can I reuse cedar grilling planks?
Be careful you don't get treated wood at Home Depot!
Sep
16
comment Can I make Crème Brûlée using a flambé?
I'd guess there was already a crust under the liquor when they brought it out.