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Nov
12
comment What Kind of Pan is This?
@setek and chances of that are miniscule, plus the amount you'd have to be exposed to is far larger than you'd get from even a lot of meals cooked in that pan.
Nov
7
comment How to safely cook a lamb's head?
same with BSE, it's never been shown to be transmitted in any way to humans. The very few suspected cases show no evidence one way or the other (cases of "oh, she ate an undercooked beef burger 2 days before being diagnosed" are common, except that the incubation time is far longer than the period mentioned in all cases).
Oct
24
comment Ate steak with the layer of fat kind of undercooked, is it dangerous?
@madl depends on the amount. I've had steak that was so fatty it was overpowering, like chewing on lard rather than steak.
Aug
19
comment Cooking over an open flame at home
@TFD billions of people do nothing else all their lives... I'd rather cook all my life over an open fire than be dependent on a microwave for all my cooking...
Aug
18
comment Are bay leaves dangerous to (unwittingly) eat?
@Jolenealaska through the mouth is far more common unless the mouth is unavailable (read, blocked). Bigger opening, less chance of things going wrong.
Aug
18
comment Does sugar go bad?
@scrowler not just the sugar (though it helps), but bee secretions that act as preservatives. And no, honey does go bad. It can get mouldy (though it's rare), and of course the sugar can crystalise out depending on storage conditions.
Aug
14
comment How does irradiated beef spoil?
and of course the package will never be completely impregnable. So something may well get in after it was irradiated.
Aug
13
comment Knife heat treatment
and don't forget that extremely hard steel is also very brittle, making it vulnerable to shattering (at worst, chipping too). Never try to hack through a bone with a very hard knife, let alone use it to chip ice out of the fridge...
Aug
13
answered Coca Cola's Secret Recipe
Aug
13
answered Why does my pan always splatter when I make chicken breasts?
Jun
19
comment How does aging affect Gouda cheese?
traditional serving of old/aged Gouda would be on black rye bread. And yes, the really young "grass cheese" isn't generally exported, in part because it just sells the entire production local but also because even the little extra aging during long distance transport changes the taste to where it's no longer the same.
Jun
13
comment Can I leave boneless chicken breast flat in freezer overnight?
Or just bag them up before freezing and then put them flat on that pan if the flat shape is the reason to freeze them like that ;)
Jun
13
comment What does one use a saw for?
Instrument styles change over time, it's not inconceivable that a regular handsaw would have been in use in the past. Given that for most people you'd simply clean up the saw used to cut kindling for the oven and then use it to cut the bones for the stock for your soup, you'd save yourself having to have 2 potentially expensive tools.
Jun
13
comment In England, can I buy fresh fish directly off the boat?
@TFD nonsense. The way things work boats tally up their catch and present the numbers, just like companies across the world present their income numbers to tax agencies. Occasionally there'll be spot inspections to test whether there's fraud going on of course.
Jun
13
comment Is cooking beans or any other food in metal cans safe?
+1 but remember to not use it for long duration cooking as the chemicals can start to leech into the content of the can (though even then it'd take exposure over a long period to build up to anything approaching dangerous levels in the human body). Heating a can of product or water ok, just don't let it simmer for hours :)
Jun
13
answered Heating aioli as part of cooking or not
Feb
12
comment Is there an edible, vegetarian substitute for sausage casings?
many vegetarians have no trouble eating regular sausage casings... Or using gelatin... Mostly it's only the fanatical vegans that make trouble, the people who won't use leather belts or shoes either.
Dec
5
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Aug
14
comment Why does cheese have an expiry date?
@KateyHW never tell a lactose intolerant person he can eat cheese because "it doesn't contain a lot of lactose". Depending on the seriousness of the condition, the tiniest amount can lead to very serious consequences.
Aug
13
comment How do I tell the freshness of raw chicken?
here they forcefeed (or used to, not seen them much in recent years) maize to some chickens in order to fatten them up. Turns their fat and skin a sickly yellow. Some people prefer it that way, especially for cooking soup.