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Feb
20
revised Is this chicken safe? silkie chicken edition
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Feb
20
comment Is this chicken safe? silkie chicken edition
"Buddhist exemption" just means head and feet still attached. It does not say what standard it was inspected to
Feb
20
comment On an electric stove, does the smaller burner produce fewer BTUs than the larger burner?
@Jefromi Yeah, another "Texas" syndrome issue for the USA :-)
Feb
20
revised On an electric stove, does the smaller burner produce fewer BTUs than the larger burner?
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Feb
17
comment Modernist / molecular cuisine with a microwave?
Boiling water is dangerous regardless of how you boil it... Any way try this; Pork belly, microwave on 10% power for 60 to 90 minutes until fat is rendering, then grill (broil) for 20 minutes at 200°C until skin is crisp and bubbly. Same result as in the oven for hours, and much less power used
Feb
17
comment What is the best way to find a reliable pepper mill?
@Jemmeh Most plastic grinders are Acrylic, which can be a very strong material. It is just the mix of steel parts and Acrylic which is where it generally makes stress fractures, and finally breaks. Window sections of Acrylic in a stainless steel grinder should not be a major weak point, but they will mostly likely be the first thing to go!
Feb
16
revised What is the best way to find a reliable pepper mill?
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Feb
15
revised What is the best way to find a reliable pepper mill?
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Feb
15
comment What is the best way to find a reliable pepper mill?
I haven't had any more problems with ceramic over steel, but most good grinders (wood or metal body) seem to have steel grinders?
Feb
14
answered What is the best way to find a reliable pepper mill?
Feb
14
revised Transporting confections
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Feb
14
comment How should I interpret this expiry date?
What country was the juice bottled in is the question? ISO standard is yyyy/mm/dd, but usually only used in full year format, and with a variety of separators. Any other format would most likely be in DMY style, unless USA sigh...
Feb
3
comment What exactly is “Sushi Grade” fish?
Again, depends where you live. Out of the tropics, fish parasites and diseases are generally easier to spot, or not so common or dangerous. Salt water low order fish are generally safer than freshwater or high order fish. I live in country with a large culture of eating hand caught fresh fish in various raw states. The fish parasite food poisoning statistic are near nil. Ciguatera from the northern Pacific Islands is more common, and freezing or cooking wont help that one!
Feb
2
answered Fast caramelized taste for soup
Feb
1
comment What exactly is “Sushi Grade” fish?
The figure quoted are not a global standard, most likely the USA FDA standard. Many countries around the world use fresh, unfrozen fish which has been inspected by hand/eye to confirm it of good quality. Unless you really trust your supplier, or catch it yourself, use the frozen product!
Jan
29
comment Can sarsaparilla and sassafras be substituted with licorice root?
IIRC real sarsaparilla and sassafras are considered poisonious
Jan
28
answered How do I make sugar-free ice cream without a machine?
Jan
28
revised Reverse engineer the Perfect Japanese Omelet
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28
revised Reverse engineer the Perfect Japanese Omelet
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Jan
28
revised Better Scrambled Eggs
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