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Just someone who likes food (who doesn't?), likes to cook, and is interested in food science and the general art and science of cooking. If I were younger and had the wherewithal, I might pursue cooking as a career. But I'm not, so I'll just enjoy learning to make better food for my family, friends, and of course -- me.


22h
comment Where can I find a hand blender like this?
@Jolenealaska Once you have an immersion blender you'll find yourself wondering how you ever survived without one.
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comment Is charcoal or the smoker at fault for low temperature smoking?
You put the ribs in the oven with no pan or anything beneath them?! Yeah, I bet your wife is mad!
2d
comment Are steaks I had in a cooler over the weekend ok to eat?
@RobertCartaino I'll keep that in mind but it's an extremely common practice, even among mods (just noticed one from Shog9). So if you're trying to educate on this point, you might want to start with that group.
2d
comment Frozen Shrimp Processing
What does IQF mean?
2d
comment Are steaks I had in a cooler over the weekend ok to eat?
I don't think sitting in a water bath is going to improve them any, but as long as they stayed on ice the entire time they should be safe.
Jul
6
comment How to travel with a cake overseas?
You might consider asking this question on travel.stackexchange.
Jul
5
comment Why does a pizza stone make my pizza dough bread-like?
@Megasaur You can buy pans like that on amazon. You might want to give it a try.
Jul
5
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Jul
4
comment How much is a cup of graham cracker crumbs in crackers and weight?
@Joe, I'm not saying it wouldn't be useful. But I'm guessing no one has the answer without getting some crackers and a measuring cup.
Jul
4
comment How much is a cup of graham cracker crumbs in crackers and weight?
Why don't you just start crushing and counting?
Jul
4
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Jul
4
comment Why does a pizza stone make my pizza dough bread-like?
@hoc_age Can't achieve 700F in the oven. The best I can do is maybe 600F by (ab)using the self-cleaning feature.
Jul
4
comment What temperature to cook a pork tenderloin at?
Pink is okay. I predict that UK authorities will change their recommendation to 63C much sooner than 2114.
Jul
3
comment Why does a pizza stone make my pizza dough bread-like?
@hoc_age Good question. I guess I was looking for an improvement over the pan, but I know now that's not going to happen. I don't bake much bread so maybe I'll buy a second pan and relegate the stone to being a heat sink in the bottom of the oven.
Jul
3
comment Keeping crawfish alive overnight?
@setek I think the information is probably reliable and correct, but I sure understand what you mean about the excess exclamation marks.
Jul
3
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Jul
3
comment Why does a pizza stone make my pizza dough bread-like?
I don't want to load more stuff on it. I've found that less is more with pizza. I use 00 flour. Using a mix of semolina is something I've considered, but since the results I achieve in the perforated pan are exactly what I'm looking for, I'm reluctant to mess with the recipe.
Jul
3
comment Why does a pizza stone make my pizza dough bread-like?
@Athanasius (1) Yes, 45 minutes in the oven at 550/288. (2) How would I alter the recipe to get a thinner crust? (3) Not the issue.
Jul
2
comment Should I wash newly bought plastic tumblers?
I think washing by hand with warm water and soap should be fine. A dishwasher isn't necessary.
Jul
2
comment traditional italian pasta: with or without eggs?
@Optionparty I find a distinct difference between pasta made with eggs vs. water.