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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.


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comment Is it possible to oversoak wood chips for smoking?
Read the link in my answer. He proved scientifically that soaking accomplishes almost nothing.
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comment Why does Cauliflower taste so awful?
Want to start a cauliflower haters club? ;-)
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comment Ate steak with the layer of fat kind of undercooked, is it dangerous?
@MischaArefiev Of course not. I get your point, okay? But the fact is that beef cooked rare is safe in all of the developed world.
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comment Ate steak with the layer of fat kind of undercooked, is it dangerous?
@MischaArefiev I assumed when the OP said "steak" that he was referring to beef, and that beef came from farmed cattle. Parasites shouldn't be an issue with such meat. If the steak was not beef or was from a wild animal, then you could be right about parasites.
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comment Ate steak with the layer of fat kind of undercooked, is it dangerous?
It's safe way before medium or well done.
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comment Ate steak with the layer of fat kind of undercooked, is it dangerous?
"Undercooked" is just another word for "rare," which many people find desirable in a steak. You cooked it for three minutes or more per side, which would kill all the exterior bacteria, so your meal should be perfectly safe.
Oct
15
comment power failure and a slow cooker
@Joe - Maybe, but you're making lots of assumptions. Specifically, you're assuming it was over 140F when the power went out and it was high enough to stay above 140F for some time. I don't see anything in the question to make me confident that's true.
Oct
15
comment power failure and a slow cooker
Almost 5 hours in the danger zone. I'd toss it.
Oct
9
awarded  Yearling
Oct
6
comment Can a blunt knife be sharpened?
@dwjohnston Then it would be better if you edited your question to clarify.
Sep
30
comment Rice with worm and possibly their eggs
@JoeM I understand your point, but I assure you that people eat insects such as these daily and are harmed so rarely that it's a nonexistent threat. All insects are not created equally when it comes to disease transmission, and moths rank somewhere near the very bottom of problem insects.
Sep
29
comment Rice with worm and possibly their eggs
@JoeM No, tapeworms are transmitted by ingesting tapeworm eggs shed in the host's feces. In any case, these aren't flies. Huge difference between moths and flies.
Sep
29
comment Rice with worm and possibly their eggs
@JoeM I'm confident that humans died rarely, if ever, from moth-born diseases. And many insects most certainly are recognized as safe to eat. Take a wilderness survival course and they'll give you a nice menu.
Sep
29
comment Rice with worm and possibly their eggs
Humans have been consuming insects for at least 10s of thousands of years. Pick out the bugs you can find and know that the odds are extremely low that you will be harmed. Moths aren't generally known as disease vectors.
Sep
26
revised power outage/frozen meat
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Sep
25
comment Does cooking one month expired canned goods render it edible?
The OP seems to think the "use by" date refers to a safety limit and your answer reinforces that (mistaken) belief. I think a little clarification would improve your answer. For example, I don't think it matters if cans have been stored in hot climates. The only thing that really matters is that the integrity of the can is intact.
Sep
25
comment Does cooking one month expired canned goods render it edible?
I was under the impression that a properly canned product in an undamaged can is safe indefinitely, and the "use by" date is merely a suggestion for optimal quality, not safety.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
21
comment Do I have to peel Red Potatoes before baking them?
I can't imagine peeling red potatoes. What a chore. I peel large white potatoes such as russets because their skin is coarse, thick, and IMO adds nothing to flavor or texture. But red potato skins are thin and tasty. No reason to peel them.
Sep
21
answered power outage/frozen meat