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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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comment Does meat need to be washed before preparation?
Have any of you ever been sick, period? And if the answer is yes, as it undoubtedly must be, then how are you so sure it wasn't from cross contamination? Even if you've truly been fine, it's pretty much rule #2 of food safety that just because something hasn't made you sick before, doesn't mean it's safe (rule #1 being "when in doubt, throw it out"). And you've neglected to point out what you think the benefit of this practice is, which makes this answer not only somewhat dangerous but also unhelpful.
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revised Which type of flour would be better to use in this case?
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comment Which type of flour would be better to use in this case?
Depending on the locale, the "corn flour" might not be flour at all. In the UK, that just refers to cornstarch, which is not an appropriate substitution at all. If it's actually cornmeal then it might be OK.
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revised Is old brewed coffee too unsafe to drink?
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comment How long will durian smell linger?
@belisarius: Sure, it has a rather... unique smell, but fundamentally it's the same thing - particles from the food get dispersed in the air, and the smell fades away as the concentration gets lower (i.e. circulation of outside air).
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comment How long will durian smell linger?
You're obviously trying to be funny, but we have very specific guidelines for the food safety tag. I tried to edit your question into something that might stay open, but honestly, it's like any other smelly thing - it depends on the size of your area, ventilation, etc.
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comment Is old brewed coffee too unsafe to drink?
Even if it's not unsafe, it's going to taste awful...ler. Are you that desperate to save yourself $1?
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revised How is “nacho sliced” jalapeño different from regular sliced?
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comment How does a Miracle Thaw work?
I think the risk of these isn't so much their exaggerated claims, but the fact that they are thawing at room temperature and may cause people to ignore the food safety guidelines (i.e. thawing in the refrigerator or under cold running water). I've never bought one of these, but I just seriously doubt that it could thaw a whole chicken in less than 2 hours, and maybe not even a thick cut of meat.
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comment Recommendations: Food with Minimal Stovetop Time, No Oven Available
It generally goes without saying that any "fast" recipe is going to be either a stovetop or microwave recipe, since the oven is almost invariably a "slow cooking" method. Anyway, there are entire sites and cookbooks dedicated to this; just search for "15-minute recipes" or "15-minute cookbook". You can even replace the 15 with a 5, if you really have so little time.
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comment What are the factors that affect the chewiness, softness, moisture of bread based desserts like cinnamon rolls?
@CookingNewbie: As far as fat and sugar - that's exactly what this answer says. For Vital Wheat Gluten, I've never really tried it but that's their claim. Generally though, bread flour forms more than enough gluten to begin with.
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revised Is it safe to eat chicken that is still frozen?
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answered Is it safe to eat chicken that is still frozen?
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answered Flambe, alcohol percentage and water residue
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revised How do you stop latkas from sticking to the baking sheet when cooking them in the oven?
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