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Physicist, data-wrangler and technology enthusiast.

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comment How to make large clear ice cubes
Aha! This is why commercial ice cubes are usually hollow!
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comment How can I melt cheese for dipping?
Funny how often culinary and linguistic atrocities go hand in hand.
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comment Best way to measure Spaghetti/Linguini portions?
Actually, I have seen a novelty measuring cup (in an Italian gift-shop, but I'm not positive it was italian-made) that had levels for all the traditional short pasta shapes (penne, farfalle, etc.). Given the variations in packing density, not to mention the difference in sizes between manufacturers, this is a very crude method at best to estimate pasta quantity.
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comment Best way to measure Spaghetti/Linguini portions?
Italian "weighing" in: all Italian households I've ever visited weigh the pasta using a scale.
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comment How to throw a pizza dough?
Agreed! Nothing says "tourist trap" like flying dough.
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answered How long should I cook pasta sauce?
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answered What uses are there for basil flowers?
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answered When is homemade wine-based vinegar simply bad wine?
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answered Is Teflon dangerous?
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accepted Grilled Fish Kebabs
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comment Reusing coffee grounds
You can use it e.g. to remove crud and irregularities from stainless steel surfaces. The coffee can then be washed off with some water.