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I raised a chef, and I've been cooking for almost 40 years.


May
16
comment If a US recipe specifies 'vegetable oil' what type of oil should I use in the UK?
What is called Rapeseed oil in the UK is called Canola oil in Canada - see Keith's answer
May
13
answered How should glasses/cups be oriented in storage?
May
6
comment Can I substitute “green beans” for “string beans”?
Related: cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/30392/… a comment there say it's safe to eat an entire serving of green beans raw
May
5
revised Chemical process behind hardening ice cream
edited body
Apr
29
revised Make a chocolate Cake
trying to surface the actual question; also formatted recipe so it could be read
Apr
14
comment Is it okay to use stainless steel in oven?
that seems unlikely. A non-stick pan, sure. but a stainless steel pan, I doubt it.
Apr
14
answered Is it okay to use stainless steel in oven?
Mar
30
comment Au poivre without green pepper, is it good?
recipes for pepper steak with black peppercorns are easy to find. Since you don't know what green peppercorns taste like and can't find them, I suggest just changing recipes to one that uses black peppercorns.
Mar
30
revised Au poivre without green pepper, is it good?
added 70 characters in body
Mar
12
comment Is it a known technique to serve hot crispy-crust sandwiches on edge?
Think about the traditional plating of a club sandwich. Would it even be a club sandwich if the triangles weren't vertical?
Jan
30
comment Preserving Nerds / Pop Rocks so they activate in the mouth and not in the food
related question cooking.stackexchange.com/q/715/304 claims that milk chocolate works as a coating.
Jan
30
comment Preserving Nerds / Pop Rocks so they activate in the mouth and not in the food
when Pop Rocks first came out they were made at a plant near my home. A number of workers were injured in the first few months as everyone got used to the process or technology or whatever. I would strongly recommend against trying to make them at home, especially since it has the same issue.
Jan
23
answered Baked beans still firm after soaking and hours of cooking
Dec
31
revised What is the top layer of separated turkey gravy called?
edited in comment by OP
Dec
11
reviewed Edit Milk for Coffee - Shake and Hit
Dec
11
revised Milk for Coffee - Shake and Hit
Remove fluff, fix spelling (first sentence shows on main page and should be a good one)
Dec
10
comment How can I be sure I'm buying the right KitchenAid beaters?
Joe, if you know for sure that these three categories are all there are, and that anything labelled tilt head will fit any KA mixer with a tilting head, then I think you have an answer for me.
Dec
10
comment How can I be sure I'm buying the right KitchenAid beaters?
I know it's the Architect - I bought it. The question is, what do tilt head, narrow bowl lift etc mean? And which one is the Architect?
Dec
9
asked How can I be sure I'm buying the right KitchenAid beaters?
Dec
5
revised What kind of rice can I use in a salt shaker to prevent clumping
deleted 3 characters in body; edited title