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Food is interesting. I usually think about it at around why + 7.

For every natural phenomenon there are different levels of explanation. I like to call these "why" values. For the first value of why, the question "Why is the sky blue?" can be answered with some simple hand-waving about light from the sun passing through our planet's atmosphere. For a value of why + 2 (also known to parents as, "But whyyyyy?") you have to start talking about the fact that light comes in different colors.

M. Koerth-Baker

Also, I like the idea of cake more than cake itself.


Jun
16
answered Can I learn to like wine?
Jun
16
reviewed Approve What is a good substitute for Fish Sauce?
Jun
15
comment How to bake cake and pastries without oven?
@joe Oh, countertop ovens are quite good, I have used almost exclusively a countertop oven for the past 10+ years. I just count them as a subtype of "domestic electric oven", so I didn't mention them as an option on their own. Ovens sold as "toaster ovens" are, in my experience, a replacement for a broiler, but you can't fit a cake inside anyway (not even 15 cm pan), they're either not deep enough or not tall enough depending on style.
Jun
15
comment Why did my sponge cake go moldy so quickly?
Sorry, but this answer has quite a few misconceptions. 1) Just because oil can preserve plant matter from aerobic organisms when it's submerged, it does not mean it acts as a preservative when used in a batter. 2) We don't have much bacterial growth in this case, the OP observed mold. 3) Oil wouldn't have slowed down bacterial growth in the cake at all (which is very low in a cake anyway) 4) you may get a day more of a honeyed bread softness wise, but not food safety wise. Most honeys are not bactericidal at the concentration used in bread.
Jun
15
comment What is the best way to cook the beef cut “nerveux gite”?
As far as I know, this is just a term saying "stewing meat" and you already confirm that it is tough. So why don't you want to do it in the slow cooker?
Jun
15
comment Getting butter from yogurt
No cow gives cream. Butter (noncultured) starts out as 4% milk too.
Jun
15
answered How to bake cake and pastries without oven?
Jun
15
comment Why would cooked spinach contain more iron than raw?
As far as I'm aware, labels include all the nutrients in a meal, not the bioavailable nutrients (which are much harder to calculate). So the effect you are describing should be totally irrelevant to the question. Or do you have evidence about labeling based on bioavailability?
Jun
15
comment Ribs safety after outside defrosting
You say that you read other posts, but you seem likely to have missed our main post about defrosting outside, which explains the exact time limits of the danger zone.
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
reviewed Approve What's the correct way to garnish with greens?
Jun
12
comment Remedy a sourdough which used milled red winter wheat
Isn't a 4 day old sourdough awfully young to be baking with at all? I wouldn't have expected it to have established a solid culture.
Jun
12
comment How Did I Explode A Saucepan?
I've never heard of this happening before. Now, despite being a beginner, you have a cool story to tell which will surprise and amuse more experienced cooks. To me, this alone would be worth having to replace the pan with the freak malfunction. Although I can understand that it probably didn't feel amusing when it happened and you were afraid you'd done something wrong, looking back you can laugh at it.
Jun
12
revised How Did I Explode A Saucepan?
edited tags
Jun
12
comment What is the effect of the fat content of milk when making cheese?
isn't the whole point of science fairs to find it out by setting up your own experiment?
Jun
12
reviewed Approve What is the effect of the fat content of milk when making cheese?
Jun
12
comment What's the difference between Salami and Pepperoni?
Salami is a type of dry sausage. Pepperoni too. Also, "dry meat" is somewhat misleading when you are talking about dry sausage, it's normally reserved for pastrami style dried meats.
Jun
11
answered How to increase the perceived sweetness of homemade lemonade without sweeteners?
Jun
11
comment Can you buy plastic food containers like “Tupperware” in specific or custom dimensions?
I wrote it. You are of course free to wait for somebody else to post about a company which does such custom orders without accepting, or to accept now and remove the mark if you get a better answer.
Jun
11
answered Can you buy plastic food containers like “Tupperware” in specific or custom dimensions?