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comment What factors affect collagen to gelatin conversion?
Ah, I should have had more detail there--the sauce was purposely made thin so that it could later reduce. Also it had been going at a low simmer for about 5 hours at the time of writing.
Jan
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comment What factors affect collagen to gelatin conversion?
That's been my experience as well--which is why I was a bit surprised when it wasn't going here, and suspected the chemistry of the braising medium.
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asked What factors affect collagen to gelatin conversion?
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Nov
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How long should I cook pasta sauce?
Nov
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comment Can I substitute mint tea for fresh mint?
Most "mint tea" in my area (near Philadelphia, US) is either spearmint alone, or sometimes spearmint mixed with tea. Around here, where it grows as a weed, "mint" in a culinary context almost always refers to spearmint, whereas if peppermint is intended, it would be specified as such. Examples: salad with goat cheese, figs, and mint; leg lamb with mint jelly; peppermint cookies; peppermint mocha.
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Oct
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comment Is there an alternative and less toxic way to clean an oven than using oven spray?
For our US friends--Bicarbonate of Soda = sodium bicarbonate = Baking Soda
Oct
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Oct
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reviewed Looks Good What's the Ideal Coffee to Water Ratio for a French Press?
Oct
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reviewed Looks Good Getting stains off of a glass top stove
Oct
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accepted How can I prevent tea stored in a thermos from oversteeping?
Oct
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revised What can I use as the leaf in dolma?
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