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Nov
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revised What's the point of using sugar in savory dishes?
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Nov
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comment Saw this at my local chinese grocery
Looks like cubes of pig's blood but I'm not entirely sure.
Nov
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comment best way to preserve ricotta?
'Dried out' ricotta is actually very tasty. thekitchn.com/the-cheese-that-cant-stand-alo-80577
Oct
24
comment why use a pressure cooker for collagen to gelatin conversion?
I think the differences between slow roasting and sous vide could be a basis for a good question in its own right.
Oct
23
comment why use a pressure cooker for collagen to gelatin conversion?
@Jefromi You can cook tough cuts of meat sous vide (I do it all the time) you just have to cook it for a long time, how long depends on what temperature and the result you want, e.g., you might do a pork belly at 70C for 18 hours (making the meat flaky like a braise) or beef short ribs at 55C for 72hrs (the meat medium rare like a steak but tender as the filet mignon).
Oct
22
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Oct
19
comment What red wine goes with fish?
Yes, I have been to several restaurants where the sommelier has paired a red wine with a white fish (cod and seabass are the two I remember but there were more). The main thing is that you don't want a wine that is in any way tannic as it can leave a metallic taste in the mouth.
Oct
16
comment Creating meal plans
Just FYI, there are several problems with BMI as a measurement: livestrong.com/article/93472-problems-bmi
Oct
13
comment To chop or to blend?
Also, by blending you massively increase the surface area of the mirepoix which will increase the rate of flavour extraction compared to just dicing and might possibly unbalance your dish unless you alter the vegetable ratios to compensate.
Oct
12
comment Can Calcium Chloride be Used to Prevent Lentils from Bursting?
The question here is more whether the skins of lentils and beans can be considered as basically identical. I guess I'll just have to order some calcium chloride and do some tests!
Oct
12
comment Can Calcium Chloride be Used to Prevent Lentils from Bursting?
It's during cooking, apparently tinned bean manufacturers use it when pressure cooking their beans.
Oct
12
asked Can Calcium Chloride be Used to Prevent Lentils from Bursting?
Oct
12
answered How to thicken a white wine sauce to drizzle over prawns?
Oct
11
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Oct
10
revised How to properly sauté mushrooms so that they don't release water?
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revised How to properly sauté mushrooms so that they don't release water?
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Oct
10
answered How to properly sauté mushrooms so that they don't release water?
Oct
5
answered Is there any danger to letting food cook in a slow cooker for a very long time?
Oct
4
comment What is sourdough bread?
Bakeries definitely have sourdough bread here in Dublin but I've never seen the packs of sourdough starters Tor-Einar is describing.
Oct
1
answered Complementary taste to elderberry ice cream?