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I think Robert Rodriquez said it best: "Not knowing how to cook is like not knowing how to f***." Crude? Yes. But the man has a point. You have to eat every day, so why not figure out how to do it as well as you can. Unfortunately, more of my time is spent earning money so I can buy cookbooks. For that I do things like writing software. Well, to be entirely accurate I mostly just copy code from Stack Overflow. Thank you, Jeff Atwood!


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comment What would convert this chili recipe into a Russian chili?
Please come back and update if you do use beet. I'd be very interested to hear how it turns out. With that many habaneros and chipotle it's likely to be zesty. The sugar in the beets may help cut the fire a bit. The recipe doesn't specify, but I'd recommend using the canned chipotle packed in adobo rather than dried, unless you're going to grind the chipotles almost to powder. Good luck!
Jan
4
comment What would convert this chili recipe into a Russian chili?
Not sure about Russian, but my grandmother is Polish. Many of her traditional dishes use animal blood. I'm not sure where you'd get it, but it would make for some interesting chili. Something else that would be fun to try is putting a beet or two in your chili: borscht-ili!
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revised Which onions to use and how to cook them for an Indian curry recipe that specifies “fry until deep pink”?
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accepted Any time / temperature recommendation for a short braise of a tender piece of meat?
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comment Any time / temperature recommendation for a short braise of a tender piece of meat?
Thanks for the advice, that worked very well. I did also sweat the aromatics for about 20 minutes to make up for the shortened braising time and used about half the called for liquid, reducing at the end per your instructions. The chops stayed moist and tender. Thanks again!
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