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Apr
18
comment Why must the oven be preheated for a Pyrex glass pan?
Glass baking pans can handle high temperatures well, but tend to handle temperature differences poorly, often spectacularly so. I suppose if the pan was close enough to the flame / element, the radiant heat could cause it to heat unevenly and fail in a manner less likely to be triggered by the more even convective heat present later on.
Apr
18
comment Why must the oven be preheated for a Pyrex glass pan?
So the short answer here is, it's important to have the oven at a consistent temperature before introducing the pan, something that often wouldn't be true (for various reasons) while the oven is heating.
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
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Feb
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comment What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
As Joe mentions, you may wish to ask follow-up questions on Gardening & Landscaping: folks here can tell you what to look for in a variety, but you'll need to take many additional factors into consideration when deciding what you can and should try growing.
Feb
1
revised What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
focus more on the factors that go into sauces, less on specific varieties
Jan
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Dec
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Nov
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comment Are there a better ways to crush biscuits/cookies than a rolling pin?
general-purpose blade works fine, @Sean. Don't overload, and pulse until you get the texture you want.
Nov
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Jul
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Jul
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reviewed Approve What is size 2 pasta?
Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
comment Is smoking with 'barked' wood dangerous?
Yeah, I'm gonna need some evidence before I'll accept that you are alive.
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer
Jan
11
comment How do I make my Thai curry with paste taste better?
In particular, feel free to post specific questions on problems you've encountered making curry and then self-answer with the solutions you found. That way, someone searching for, say, "how do I avoid drowning out the coconut flavor in my curry?" can find your tip on using thicker coconut milk.
Sep
2
comment Is there a magic ingredient that keeps ice-cream soft?
Plan ahead, @floele: if you want 50% air, start with no more than a half-filled churn. If you fill it fuller, you'll run out of room before you've worked enough air in.
Aug
19
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Aug
8
comment How did egg-centric dishes become “breakfast only” food in American cuisine?
Where are you drawing the line between eggs as an ingredient and eggs as a focal point? Is quiche an egg-focused dish while egg-thickened casseroles are not?