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Jul
13
comment What's the difference between a French oven and a Dutch oven?
Also, the reason why the French oven has a lower maximum temperature is because of the standard knob, which is some sort of composite that is cooler to the touch when heated, but can't withstand very high heat. You can buy a replacement stainless steel knob that is good up to 425°F. The only reason I can think of why you'd need that is if you were baking bread. I have two vintage Le Creuset pots that I inherited from my grandmother (who received them as wedding gifts), and they appear to have cast iron handles.
Jul
13
comment What's the difference between a French oven and a Dutch oven?
I own both Le Creuset and Lodge, although I don't have any Lodge enameled pots. Note that while Lodge cast iron is still made in the US, it outsourced its enamel line to a foundry in China. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing; just be aware that the quality of Lodge's original cast iron line may be different than the quality of its enamel line. Nonetheless, I have heard good things about them.
Jul
11
comment Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?
@DimitriLovsky It's been a while since I read OF&C; I didn't realize how insignificant the alkalies were on color :-) I've edited my wording to reflect that.
Jul
11
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Jul
11
comment Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?
Well, the alkalies do enhance any existing yellow pigments, but I wasn't aware how insignificant that would be if there were no eggs used. I've reversed my down-vote. I never claimed that artificial coloring wasn't used in cheap supermarket noodles, though.
Jul
9
comment Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?
-1. While some cheap noodles might add food coloring in addition, it is definitely a fact that alkalies add yellowness. researchgate.net/publication/… researchgate.net/publication/… i.imgur.com/riBZqNc.gif
Jul
7
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Jul
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Jul
7
comment Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?
The biggest difference isn't the egg: it's that lo mein is almost always treated with alkali salts. That drastically affects the texture, and provides a natural yellow-ish color.
Jul
7
answered Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?
Jul
7
comment Is cheesecake a cake or a pie?
Virtually all bundt cakes lack straight sides.
Jun
19
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May
9
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May
8
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May
8
comment How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?
@Lilienthal Thanks, I forgot to mention that! But frying a whole bird is the type of thing that isn't very safe to do indoors. And if you have the means to do it outdoors, then you likely also have a barbecue/grill that can act as an oven, too :-)
May
7
answered How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?
May
7
answered How can I cook dried noodles with just hot water?
Apr
27
comment How to roast peanuts on the gas stove without getting the brown spots?
I've only done it once or twice, so those numbers are just from memory. Basically, you just fry until the peanuts have reached the desired color/doneness.
Apr
22
revised Crock-pot/slow-cooker basmati sushi/ketupat
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22
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