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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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Aug
5
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.
Aug
5
revised How long will durian smell linger?
edited tags
Aug
5
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?
Aug
4
revised How is “nacho sliced” jalapeño different from regular sliced?
added 3 characters in body
Aug
4
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.
Aug
4
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.
Aug
4
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.
Aug
4
revised Is it safe to eat chicken that is still frozen?
added 12 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Aug
3
awarded  Revival
Aug
3
answered Is it safe to eat chicken that is still frozen?
Aug
2
answered Flambe, alcohol percentage and water residue
Aug
2
revised How do you stop latkas from sticking to the baking sheet when cooking them in the oven?
edited tags
Aug
2
comment Should I taste-test food before serving it?
@PhilFrost: Mythbusters isn't exactly the most reliable source, especially if you look at their methodology for that experiment. They didn't monitor the dishes, they didn't use a control, they made no effort to factor in viruses and other non-bacterial risks, etc. IIRC, they also tested one double dip, not several as might be the case if someone reused their spoon again and again.
Aug
1
revised Should I taste-test food before serving it?
Popular question/answer - fixed grammar and punctuation issues.
Aug
1
revised Should I taste-test food before serving it?
Fixed various minor grammatical errors (since it's a popular question)
Aug
1
comment Digital recipes storage?
I can appreciate that this is a problem a lot of home cooks have, and I'm sorry if there aren't a lot of good answers; however, it is a product recommendation request and specifically a shopping question. Even without the obvious poll phrasing, the topic is still firmly in the "don't ask" list.
Jul
29
comment Breed of chicken
I assume you mean Perdue (not Purdue), and that's not a breed, it's a farming/distribution company. Is that what you actually mean by "breed"?
Jul
29
revised Rendering fat by sous vide
edited tags
Jul
29
comment Why does my caramel sauce fail?
It's no problem posting your own recipe, but you should post it in your question, rather than bury it in a comment (most people don't read comments). And I agree on summarizing the ingredients and basic prep steps.
Jul
28
comment Hot Sauce: margarine versus butter
My money's on Pizza Hut using hydrogenated vegetable oil, or maybe even shortening. Margarine is comparatively expensive.