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Oct
8
comment Can you identify these chiles on sale in Serbia and Macedonia?
1300? Are you sure? Chillies originated in the Americas and by definition would only have reached Europe after 1492 and most likely would have taken longer to make it to the Balkans.
Sep
28
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Sep
5
comment Can you eat lambs hooves?
Apparently not: snopes.com/food/ingredient/jello.asp
Aug
28
comment Can I safely roast a chicken for 4 to 5 hours on a low heat?
For an intact muscle of pork there won't be any bacteria on the interior. There might be the worm Trichinosis but this parasite has been virtually eliminated in commercial pork in the United States (~20 cases reported a year).
Aug
2
answered What is this technique where they add a thick sauce and spread it out with the back of a spoon
Aug
2
comment Too much sugar in soup — how to make it less cloying?
I provide a sample calculation in the answer.
Aug
2
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Aug
2
comment Too much sugar in soup — how to make it less cloying?
The branded product (Super Envision) I mention is the only commercially available way of getting lactisole and as I also mention you use it in a concentration of 0.5-1% of whatever it is you are trying to reduce sweetness in. Edited for clarity.
Aug
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Aug
2
answered Too much sugar in soup — how to make it less cloying?
Jul
5
comment What causes chicken fat on the surface of soup, and does it add flavor to the dish?
Not all ramen are not supposed to have a clear broth.
Jun
7
answered island cheese - azorean (or portugese)
Jun
7
comment What temperature to cook a pork tenderloin at?
There's no need to cook intact tender muscles of pork sous vide for a long time, trichinosis, which is the main nasty you are worried about, is killed after three minutes if the core temperature is held at 58C. See pg 238 gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2001-title9-vol2/pdf/…
May
27
answered Could I add butter to single cream to make whipped/double cream?
May
17
comment What causes the difference between Maine and Canadian lobsters?
Larger lobsters are actually less desirable because by the time you've cooked the meat in the centre of a particularly big one, the outside meat is horribly overcooked. Good article about working with big specimens here: cookingissues.com/2010/07/07/…
May
15
comment How to correctly infuse cream into vegetables
Are you looking for a result more akin to potato dauphinoise?
May
1
comment How to prevent Orecchiette from sticking to each other while cooking? How to separate in water?
Just wanted to say thanks for this answer, for years I've had hit and miss results with orecchiette and last night I used this technique and they came out perfectly.
Apr
30
comment Is there much of a difference between organic vs. regular olive oil?
Just because it says organic doesn't necessarily mean no chemical products were used. A lot of organic certification schemes allow pesticides that have been derived from 'natural' sources. I'll refrain from critiquing the inconsistencies of this approach as it's not really on topic.
Apr
18
comment How to turn froth into juice?
Be careful with what type of emulsifier though, something like xanthan gum will just stabilise the foam.