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Apr
25
answered Can I change the flour type of my sourdough starter?
Feb
14
comment Are there visual differences between regular and decaf coffee?
@WayfaringStranger Can you post your answer using the 'answer' function rather than using a comment. Thanks.
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Feb
10
comment Vanilla Extract Vodka Quality
@Aaronut If you want to get down to double-blind studies, several (including America's Test Kitchen and many others) say they prefer the taste of vanillin (artificial vanilla extract) to the alcohol based extracts anyway... primarily in baked goods. Just saying. wink
Feb
8
awarded  Custodian
Jan
28
comment Is it wise to use an aluminum foil in the microwave? Is there a substitute for the aluminum foil?
I hear ya, but it still sounds like describing "safe" ways to wash your clothes with gasoline.
Jan
25
comment Is it wise to use an aluminum foil in the microwave? Is there a substitute for the aluminum foil?
I'm sorry, but this sounds like horrible advice. It is "unwise." Period. Why would we recommend something that is "generally unsafe in microwaves" for an application it is entirely inappropriate for?! It's a scientific curiosity that you can make it work at all... until it doesn't. The penalty for getting it wrong is breaking the microwave (best case) or a fire in the kitchen. I suspect the voting is going for the "wow" factor, but this is not culinary advice. It's a science experiment.
Jan
18
revised Grinding melted latex off a pizza stone?
edited body
Jan
17
revised Grinding melted latex off a pizza stone?
added 4 characters in body
Jan
17
revised Grinding melted latex off a pizza stone?
deleted 9 characters in body
Jan
17
answered Grinding melted latex off a pizza stone?
Jul
9
awarded  Yearling
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Feb
24
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
3
revised How can I make milk cocoa powder so it does not stick to the top and bottom?
edited title
Jul
10
awarded  Yearling
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
21
comment What does beating eggs actually do (chemically speaking)?
@Fitri: Beating an egg does not change any nutritional values.