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A generalist. Or, better put, jack of all trades, master of none.

Jul
26
comment Sour pork, causes?
Nope, they weren't neither sticky nor sour smelling. I do not know how old they were at buy time though (here we don't have very strict rules on that kind of thing). Great to know I wasn't doing anything particularly wrong, except maybe buying at the wrong place :-)
Jul
26
comment What are the basics and options of brining meat, for example chicken?
Is this 5 or 10% wrt the weight of the meat or the amount of water?
Jul
25
comment Is it safe to eat a lump of Jamon that grew some mold?
Well, you bought your ham in the wrong season. Refrigerate it, clean the white mold and eat it fast.
Jul
25
comment Is it safe to eat a lump of Jamon that grew some mold?
If you refrigerate the ham it will rot. The ideal temp is 15 or 20ºC. Colder are more humid is worse than warmer and drier in this particular case.
Jul
25
comment Is it safe to eat a lump of Jamon that grew some mold?
Finally, if I went on a trip and loved ham with a passion, I'd personally risk a test after a clean, I might not get sick after all. Not saying that you should do the same :-). At least from the bit of searching I've done, most mention that white mold on a leg just needs cleaning with oil or water, as long as it's not excessive.
Jul
25
comment Is it safe to eat a lump of Jamon that grew some mold?
BTW, according to this cocina.comohacerpara.com/n2089/… you can wash the ham with a salt and water mix and it'll be ready for eating. Here eljamon.com/espa%C3%B1ol/cerdoblanco.htm, it says that in a big quantity it's not advisable to eat, but else you can clean it up with oil or with water, as long as we are talking about a whole leg, not slices.
Jul
25
comment Is it safe to eat a lump of Jamon that grew some mold?
Thing is, you cannot refrigerate it or it happens what happened to you, no matter what the circumstances are, the ham will not think 'oh, I'll not grow mold because poor Electric Monk went all the way to Barcelona to buy me!' :-) Anyway, while you decide if you'll eat the rest or throw it out, cut the mold and take it out of the fridge, ASAP.
Jul
19
comment Is there any difference between chopped and crushed garlic in cooking?
@roux: You mean between chopped and crushed garlic, I assume
Jul
11
comment Is there any difference between chopped and crushed garlic in cooking?
Really interesting. I guess that the kind of press matters as well. The press I use leaves the pieces of about the same size I get when mincing...
Jul
10
comment How can I tell if a fish can safely be prepared “crudo”?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceviche
Jul
10
comment Onion soup: How to chop the onion and what kind of cheese to put in it?
@Bryant: What's the difference? Is there an USA-an onion soup?
Jul
9
comment Proper ratio of Water to Rice
@Aaronaught: Look at Dinah's picture!
Jul
9
comment In a tomato sauce recipe, how can I cut the acidity?
I sometimes add some sweet wine instead, with good results
Jul
9
comment What's the easiest dough for a Lemon Pie that still tastes good?
But this takes a while, I'm thinking along the lines of gasp cookie-based dough or some other hideous thing like it :-)
Jul
9
comment How to fix food that got extra salty?
That would work for tomato sauce or spaghetti, but it's hard to grow a chunk of meat :-), especially while cooking it.
Jul
9
comment How to Store Fresh Herbs
@Zaphoid: Isn't that the idea? :-)
Jul
9
comment When, if ever, are dried herbs preferable to fresh herbs?
I disagree about oregano... fresh oregano is much more flavorful than dried one.