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Please welcome Iron Chef Canada who will be preparing his signature dish, Kraft Dinner Bouillabaisse avec Tartiflette Poutine et Sirop d'érable.

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Jan
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awarded  Famous Question
Jan
24
comment Why does caffeine taste bitter when added to tea?
Salt is really the key here, not sugar or sweeteners. Sugar mutes all other flavors but salt specifically masks bitterness.
Jan
23
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Jan
20
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Jan
19
revised What is the ideal temperature for water added to chickpea flour for falafel?
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Jan
19
comment How can I reheat a roux-based (alfredo) sauce in the microwave without separation?
@MatthewMoisen: Enough heat can break any emulsion. The other answers here also apply - the longer you microwave and the higher the power, the more likely it is to break the emulsion. If it didn't separate in the fridge, I'd say the xanthan gum did work, at least somewhat. Try with lower heat next time.
Jan
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Jan
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Jan
15
comment How long does Peanut Oil keep
I've kept peanut oil (opened) for more than a year without it smelling or tasting rancid. In a closed, dark pantry, with fairly well-regulated room temperature. Sounds like you're not storing it properly. Or maybe you're buying unrefined oil.
Jan
15
revised Why are my beets not fermenting?
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Jan
15
comment How do you make meringues?
You'll want to post the recipe you used so people can help you. It's definitely not normal for meringue cookies to come out like that.
Jan
14
revised What can I do to prevent the gaseous side effect of sunchokes?
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Jan
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Jan
10
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Jan
10
comment What are the factors that affect the chewiness, softness, moisture of bread based desserts like cinnamon rolls?
@NickT: No, you're absolutely right. I really don't know what I must have been smoking when I wrote that; I know that gluten is protein-based and have written several other answers here to that effect. I've corrected the bad information.
Jan
10
revised What are the factors that affect the chewiness, softness, moisture of bread based desserts like cinnamon rolls?
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Jan
6
comment Why do my pastries come out flat when I use butter instead of margarine?
Any reason not to just use a recipe that calls for butter in the first place (i.e. most of them)?
Jan
6
revised Why do my pastries come out flat when I use butter instead of margarine?
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