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As a polyglot programmer, I always choose the best language or technology for the task I wish to accomplish. I'm never afraid to learn new things for a project.


Oct
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awarded  Notable Question
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
16
comment Alternative for shake and bake?
We have a small kitchen, so we usually use a big bowl for the eggs. We put all the chicken through stages 1-2, and leave it in the egg, ending up in a big bowl of eggy chicken. We let it rest for a bit while we clean bowl #1, and it also absorbs the spices we put in the egg (salt, pepper, thyme, etc.). When we're ready, we proceed with step 3. We always get a nice, even coat, and as a bonus we can divide the work and e.g. start steps 1-2 the night before sometimes, leaving the egg+chicken in the fridge overnight.
Jul
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
18
awarded  Yearling
Mar
14
comment What spices taste umami?
Sounds like a really good trick - I'll try it!
Mar
14
comment What spices taste umami?
@Aaronut: I don't care about mass hysteria but the people I cook for might :)
Mar
14
comment What spices taste umami?
Tomatoes are high in umami if I'm not mistaken.
Mar
13
comment What spices taste umami?
MSG is not the only glutomate around, is it?
Mar
13
comment What spices taste umami?
Note that this isn't the same as What foods are high in umami - I'm asking about spices.
Mar
13
asked What spices taste umami?
Mar
13
comment Expiration Date on Milk
@Ruben: This rule doesn't apply to everything in your fridge though. You should watch out with any prepared food (as the spices outweigh the bad taste), and with lots of other foods which go off before they taste bad.
Mar
8
awarded  Commentator
Mar
8
comment What is a kitchen rag?
I've only ever seen them in red, with a white tartan-like pattern.
Mar
8
comment What's the numbering system for spaghetti and does it matter?
If numbers were directly correlated to width, then #12 would be inedible as #7 Spaghetti is already relatively wide...
Feb
19
comment Is there a difference between Kansas City strip and New York strip?
@Orbling: Indeed, butcher shops are rare here, and so is quality meat. It's a shame, really.
Jan
3
comment How can I chop onions without crying?
Why does a sharp knife avoid mangling cell walls? I'd expect it to cut right through them!
Sep
29
comment How to rice potatoes
Wouldn't the mash need to be very liquid for spherification to work?
Jul
18
comment How can I chop onions without crying?
My secret: Let someone else cut it for me. Works every time!
Jul
18
answered Expiration Date on Milk