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bio website nicolaromano.net
location Edinburgh, United Kingdom
age 34
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I'm a researcher in neurosciences, cooking is one of my hobbies.

I'm Italian and been living in New Zealand, South of France, and now Scotland.

I'm pretty good at Mediterranean cuisine (or so they say) and I love Asian food, especially Thai and Indian.


Sep
30
comment Which type of fat to make fudge?
in any case, even global market politics are off-topic here. Plus, you cannot really generalize, I have no issues in finding good butter where I leave.
Sep
29
comment Which type of fat to make fudge?
I removed the first four paragraphs, which just added irrelevant background noise to the question, and were about health issues which are off-topic here.
Sep
29
comment How hard is it to make fudge?
You should probably tell us why it was not good: was it too hard? too soft? too chewy? too crumbly? too bitter? too sweet? ....
Sep
27
comment Is this video showing an exception of the common wisdom that you shouldn't cook with EVOO?
I am of Mediterranean origin (Italy) and I do not know that many people who fry in EVOO...
Sep
23
comment How long do meatballs in sauce need to be heated in a crock pot?
You really have to cook them a loooong time to turn them into mush. A trick is to do small meatballs (say 1cm diameter) that will heat up fast.
Sep
19
comment What preparation is done to banana peppers?
@wax eagle: great, thanks!
Sep
19
comment What preparation is done to banana peppers?
A short description of the pickling process would be a great addition
Sep
18
comment How do restaurants chop up garlic?
You can even buy garlic powder
Sep
16
comment Why are my pomegranate seeds white?
A quick Google search for "white pomegranate" seems to show that the color depends on the specific pomegranate cultivar.
Sep
14
comment Is there a way to safely can pesto sauce?
@badp: as the other said, I was referring to glass jars, I've always used the term "canning" for both metal and glass.
Sep
11
comment Is there a way to safely can pesto sauce?
Canned pesto does exist, that is how it is normally sold in shops, at least in Europe.
Sep
9
comment Removing hair from pork belly
+1 for Can someone please save my pork belly?!
Sep
7
comment How do I get the ground spices to mix into my curry?
Saying that using ghee is unhealthy does not really mean anything. Like for any other ingredient, it depends how much you use, how often you eat it, what else you put in the dish, at what temperature you cook it etc. You cannot generalize.
Sep
6
comment What is the difference between green, white and black tea?
sure, although I have almost always seen Rooibos classified with teas rather than tisanes...
Sep
6
comment What is the difference between green, white and black tea?
I would only make one addition to this very good answer. Rooibos tea is the one that does not come from Camellia sinensis but rather from Calicotome villosa.
Sep
3
comment Why are red wine glasses wider than white wine glasses?
Someone who says that would be a very poor scientist actually...
Aug
31
comment Why is there no sweet (as in 'with sugar') butter?
@dhekir: sugar in tomato sauce is usually put to counteract the acidity of the tomato.
Aug
28
comment Should tomatoes be stored in the fridge?
Can you elaborate on flavoring compounds shutting down???
Aug
24
comment What are some good homemade foods that are the easiest to prepare?
Also, if you have a freezer you can prepare large-ish batches, divide them into single portions and freeze them.
Aug
24
comment What are some good homemade foods that are the easiest to prepare?
@BROY: well, it would give a better idea of the type of food that is available where you live