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Aug
25
comment Edible lollipop sticks for a complicated birthday cake
@Jolenealaska e.g. same mother for first two sisters, but different fathers, other sister is of different mother, but same father as your sister. Often called half-sister. More common than you think!
Aug
22
comment What is the proper/most common way to serve curry?
This answer does not really apply to Thai style curries, it is a very valid answer for Indian style curries
Aug
19
comment Cooking over an open flame at home
@jwenting Who said anything about the microwave? Billions of people rely on open flame cooking through little choice, and millions of children die young from the fumes
Aug
18
comment Browning Avocados - What's Happening - What Helps?
With my local common varieties of avocados I always store cut or processed parts in the fridge. Without lemon juice I get one day max, with I can get two. Covered, but not surface covered. How ripe where your avos?
Aug
18
comment Cooking over an open flame at home
By "healthy" I assume you mean "will the smoke kill me". Other than that there is nothing healthy about open flame cooking of any method
Aug
18
comment Browning Avocados - What's Happening - What Helps?
You have made a mistake somewhere. This is counter to my general observations. What avocado type did you use?
Aug
17
comment Are bay leaves dangerous to (unwittingly) eat?
This is probably fake. Doctors don't camera probe via the nose. People eat food with hard bits all the time without issue
Aug
16
comment How to keep celery crisp?
Wouldn't storing in water will promote the growth of bacteria like Listeria. Yes I know the fridge is cold, but that just slows, not stops growth
Jul
28
comment Why is lettuce rarely cooked?
The worlds a big place. Lettuce is often cooked. Did you check any recipe books?
Jul
27
comment Crystallization of sugar solution, and oddly crunchy candy with fudge-like texture after eating
Note: Water boils at 100°C, sugar "melts" (actually chemical breakdown) above 100°C. So by the time your sugar has melted, a significant amount of the water will have boiled away. Water is just there to aid in getting an even melt, and isn't actually required
Jul
26
comment Homemade/DIY Frozen Vegetables: Can steaming be used instead of blanching?
@Jefromi Amazing no -ve for this one, yet totally wrong answer?
Jul
25
comment How to replace Bouillon cubes without making them on my own
@draksia Generally, they are more accurately - a simulation of dehydrated stock
Jul
23
comment Should you avoid cooling a frying pan with water?
Yeah, de-glazing a pan always ruins it...
Jul
22
comment Very unusual kitchen tools
Just a question of how to use google translate on an exiting web site (the russian one antonH links stalic-kitchen.livejournal.com/666290.html)
Jul
18
comment Alternative to Food Grade Silicone
Good point. Quality meat grinders have hardened steel blades, and tempered augers
Jul
17
comment Turmeric Spice Supplement Replacement
You can grow turmeric quite easily, and it's much milder when cooked as a tuber, instead of being used as a dry spice
Jul
17
comment Turmeric Spice Supplement Replacement
@Daniel you don;t mention cooking in your post?
Jul
16
comment Cooking beef for pepper steak
possible duplicate of How do Chinese restaurants tenderize their meat?
Jul
15
comment Can I use extra virgin olive oil for cooking steak?
Some people eat their steak basically raw, there is all sorts in this world!
Jul
15
comment Are olives always salty
This doesn't quite answer the question, which is no, they can be cured without salt, but very rarely are