2,820 reputation
721
bio website nicolaromano.net
location Edinburgh, United Kingdom
age 33
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen Jul 22 at 20:39

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
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
Aug
24
comment How do you get a poached egg to coagulate evenly and professionally?
@JacobG: good point, I will add it to the answer.
Aug
24
comment How can I filter out unwanted particles in my chicken broth?
makes sense! You always learn something new!
Aug
24
comment How can I filter out unwanted particles in my chicken broth?
@Cos Callis: good tip! I'll try that next time!
Aug
23
comment Can dry ice in a liquid poison you?
True, although it must be said that once the pieces are dissolved there won't pratically be any CO2 left, as most will have evaporated.
Aug
23
comment How can I filter out unwanted particles in my chicken broth?
What is the use of the egg white?