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bio website nicolaromano.net
location Edinburgh, United Kingdom
age 34
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seen Dec 15 at 23:24

I'm a researcher in neurosciences, cooking is one of my hobbies.

I'm Italian and live in the South of France, so I'm pretty good at Mediterranean cuisine (or so they say).

I love Asian food, especially Thai and Indian.


Sep
9
comment I bought Mainland's vintage cheddar, it tastes… stale?
+1 for the suggestion on storage. What I generally do is wrap the cheese in a paper towel, then put it in a plastic bag which I loosely seal. Also works for other hard cheeses (e.g. Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Romano)
Jul
28
comment Storage of cheese starter cultures
Weird, I did not see that... must have slipped through there is lots of info :)
Jul
22
comment Storage of cheese starter cultures
Good to know! So the culture was freeze-dried, or did you freeze it after dissolving it in milk?
Jul
20
comment Storage of cheese starter cultures
@rumtscho: thanks, thought they were more expensive. Just got one from Amazon.
Jul
20
comment Storage of cheese starter cultures
Unfortunately my scale goes to 1g only... I have got a very precise one in the lab, but no way anything that I will eat is going to touch that! :) Any thoughts about stability of powder vs frozen milk?
Jul
19
asked Storage of cheese starter cultures
Jul
15
comment Does glutinous rice contain gluten?
-1: rice contains starch, which is a chemically completely different thing (carbohydrate vs protein).
Jun
18
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May
20
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Feb
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Nov
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Oct
6
comment Soda from fridge to room temperature
@endolith: not sure about what would happen with nitrogen... but definitely you don't want to put highly explosive gas into your soda!
Aug
1
comment What part of the squid is edible?
Very nice video explaining the process: video.about.com/culinaryarts/Cleaning-Squid.htm
Aug
1
comment What part of the squid is edible?
@GdD: not much flavour??? It tastes actually extremely [unsurprisingly] fishy! Fantastic with (or within) pasta.
Jun
18
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Jun
17
revised How long does Marsala wine last, after opening?
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Jun
17
answered How long does Marsala wine last, after opening?
Jun
14
comment How long can eggs be unrefrigerated before becoming unsafe to eat?
I am not second guessing the FDA. Not everyone lives in the US, and it is wrong to suggest that the FDA rules should be applied everywhere in the world. I am just providing scientific evidence of why that is. Otherwise it is like saying that you should never drink tap water because in certain countries it is not safe.
Jun
14
comment How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat?
I strongly disagree on dairy. In many European countries cheeses are sold at room temperature and are absolutely fine to eat, and you can definitely keep it out of the fridge for more than two hours with no issue whatsoever. Preserved meat (salami, ham and in general Charcuterie) can be kept in a cool place outside of the fridge for months with no problem. In summary, you cannot generalize.
May
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