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Aug
25
comment For how long are frozen ribs safe to eat?
Yes, they are fine unless they were thawed during the period
Feb
5
comment Turkish coffee foam
@abbyhairboat I am not aware of any interaction between other components of coffee and salt, so I just add it at the very beginning. This also helps it to be distributed evenly. You don't really have to taste the salt, it just has to be there in small amounts.
Dec
25
comment Cleaning silver with aluminum
How exactly is aluminum involved?
Oct
28
comment How can I cut a tomato without a knife?
Apparently button factories prohibit having a knife (see @philip's user info) :D
Oct
26
comment How can I get gross, bloody stumps in my Halloween punch?
Marzipan comes to mind. It is malleable and keeps form well and can be colored with any amount of chocolate powder to achieve the skin color you desire. The cut surface can be colored red (not sure what colorant to use) and the bone left uncolored.
Oct
22
comment Ate steak with the layer of fat kind of undercooked, is it dangerous?
@CareyGregory: are farmed cattle somehow immune from parasites?
Oct
22
comment Does vinegar have the same function as tartaric acid in a pavlova?
I would replace vinegar with tartaric or citric acid, to rid the meringue of vinegary taste.
Oct
22
comment Ate steak with the layer of fat kind of undercooked, is it dangerous?
It did not, however, kill the possible parasites embedded within the meat. Just saying
Oct
16
comment Why is it necessary for Turkish Coffee to start brewing with cold water?
So the aroma is richer. Coffee particles have more time to soak in the solvent (water).
Oct
8
comment Is it best to slice roast meat if eating the next day?
Cut meat only before consuming. Cutting => increasing surface area => shortening its shelf file, making it dry out fast
Sep
8
comment Chinese alternative to Olive Oil?
Using extra virgin olive oil as a mere heat conductor for garlic seems wasteful to me. Why not use sunflower/vegetable oil?
Sep
8
comment Chinese alternative to Olive Oil?
+1 supermarket extra virgin olive oil burns quickly, which is why I only fry on refined sunflower oil
Aug
19
comment How to protect honey jar from ants?
Water jar defense is easily defeated by winged ant foragers (they are built once a year by many/most ant colonies)
Aug
18
comment rice warming & safe
Yes, definitely.
Aug
18
comment Does sugar go bad?
Your sugar is fine, especially at 50-80% RH
Aug
18
comment Does sugar go bad?
Probably invisible, but you will definitely taste it.
Aug
10
comment What is ground beef?
Chopped is not the same, meat particles in minced/ground beef are much smaller than in chopped beef. Chopping can be performed with a chopping knife, and mincing cannot :)
Jul
28
comment Why is it advised to freeze meat before eating as opposed to eating it fresh?
About beef not being host. Beef tapeworm?
Jul
21
comment Can vegetable enzymes kill yeast?
+1 for duplicate, and the problem is the same: yeast does not tolerate acidic environment very well. Maybe it is possible to add the acidic juices after the bread has risen?
May
5
comment Cure for burns from hot peppers / capsicum oil?
+1 for vegetable oil because vodka is 40% ethanol, very harsh for your skin. Capsaicin is soluble in most non-polar solvents, which includes both oils and alcohols.