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Is the yellow skin of a raw chicken indicating that it has been dyed?

Yellow skin in raw chicken is seen is some parts of Mexico and I was wondering if that color is obtained using dyes. I've done lots of research both online and asking people who have knowledge about ...
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Why are chickpeas not sold fresh, like other vegetables, but only canned or dried?

It seems that chickpeas are usually sold either canned (pre-cooked and stored in liquid) or in dried form. Most other vegetables are also sold fresh and raw, like they are harvested. Is there a reason ...
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Is IKEA frozen salmon safe to eat raw in sushi?

I was wondering if IKEA's frozen salmon was safe to be eaten raw in a home cooking environment? It's farmed which is a plus from what I've read, but I couldn't really find any data on their freezing ...
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How risky is it to eat raw flour, as in uncooked dough?

Does eating raw flour or doughs containing raw flour pose a significant food safety risk (i.e., greater than other dry goods or ingredients in your kitchen)? If so, are there particular cooking or ...
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Does paneer have to be cooked?

I want to just toss it into some indian food I have. Does it need to be cooked first or is it ok if it just warms up a bit when I throw it in the sauce?
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Is it safe to eat raw fish?

Raw chicken is generally considered not safe to eat. A lot of people eat sushi/sashimi though, and they are made from raw fish. So, how come that's safe (if it is)?
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UV lamp to disinfect raw sushi fish slices

I'm considering exposing raw fish slices to a UV lamp to kill bacteria before making it into sushi. Would this help? Is there a practice of doing this? And what could be the drawbacks, if any? UPDATE ...
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Is raw honey safe to consume?

I recently purchased a jar of Very Raw Honey from my local market. I purchased it because it was on sale, but eventually I looked up whether it was safe or not to eat and came across articles such as ...
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How to deal with a fresh hare?

My neighbour has just given me a freshly shot hare, but has been pretty unhelpful as to what I should do with it. Pheasants I can deal with, but this is a step too far. Any suggestions (apart from ...
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how long can you keep uncooked lentils - red and brown

how long can I keep uncooked lentils in my pantry?
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Eating raw fish: what are parasite infection risks really: how big?

I make sushi often, and i never use sushi-grade fish...i simply buy fresh fish from the market. I know the requisites of frozen for 20 hours etc., but I know for sure there are many restaurants in ...
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Why do most people use old white cabbage for coleslaw?

In the UK at least most people will make coleslaw out of what are sold as "white cabbage" (example here), such that these are frequently referred to as "coleslaw cabbages". Why is ...
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Eating cookie dough

How can I eat cookie dough safely? I want to make cookie dough ice-cream like the Ben and Jerry's range, however I don't want salmonella. How do Ben and Jerry's sell make theirs, assuming they don't ...
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Sashimi Recommendations?

I've recently been to China, and I've tasted an extraordinary dish I wasn't used to. Later, I've found out that the name is Sashimi, which is made with raw fish (salmon) and wasabi. Now I want to make ...
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Store raw broccoli

How should raw broccoli be stored, to preserve it the longest? (without blanching it) I often have broccoli turn bad in a few days, either the outer layer turns dark and slimy, or the buds turn ...
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How does one know if one can eat raw saltwater fish?

As I go spearfishing a lot, I have always lots of fish at home. After testing a variety of recipes, I was thinking of trying some sushi variations (sashimi, maki, uramaki, nigiri, tempura rolls). ...
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Why do the Japanese eat a lot of raw fish?

Was trying to answer this question for a school age child writing an essay about Japan. Short of Wikipedia's "hundreds of years ago, you arranged for fresher fish by transporting it live" nothing ...
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Do I have to cook salame

My specific query is to the products on http://www.columbussalame.com/products/italian-delicacies The website says that it is "cured and naturally aged" Does this mean I dont have to cook it before ...
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What is a "raw smoked" gammon (or ham)?

In many recipes I've come across the term "raw smoked gammon" (sometimes also "raw smoked ham"). English is not my primary language, so such terms are sometimes difficult. This site has an answer on ...
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How to clean utensils used to cook raw ground beef that have been left in the sink overnight?

I cooked some ground beef yesterday and by the time evening came was too zonked to do the dishes. Now it's the following evening and they are still in the sink. How do I clean the stainless steel pan, ...
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How to extract raw honey from honeycomb?

We recently had to get a swarm of bees removed from our house and moved to an appropriate lodging. We have been left with about 2kg of honeycomb - some of it clean, some of it with old honey/larvae/...
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egg yolks and egg whites

I was making an old recipe to serve and it is with pineapple, cream cheese, dream whip and other ingredients and it says to beat 2 egg yolks and mix in then beat the 2 egg whites and fold in at no ...
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Can I leave out raw already-formed cookies for close to an hour while I wait for the oven to be available?

I'm making a cookie dough and forgot that I already had something in the oven. I prepared a baking sheet of cookies to go into the oven - but there is something already in there that requires another ...
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What flavor should you highlight from an oyster?

I've noticed some seafood restaurants put so much stuff on baked oysters, it completely overpowers the oyster. You could have baked a napkin, and it would have tasted just as good. And then it can ...
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Dissolving xylitol in a raw, home-made chocolate

I was doing a home-made, raw chocolate, made of: raw cocoa powder raw cocoa butter xylitol, substituting sugar The problem was that xylitol was not dissolving well in the butter. One could feel ...
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Is it safe to eat raw, soaked grains and seeds such as buckwheat?

I was wondering about the safety of frequently eating grains or seeds that have been soaked overnight, but not cooked. I'm thinking about buckwheat, barley, spelt, rye... Soaking in water with a bit ...
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Raw pork and raw chicken touching each other

I bought a huge bag of pork bones, pork spare ribs and chicken bones. To save time and space I combined them all and separated them into 4 bags and chucked them in the freezer. Now i'm not so sure ...
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Raw dough storage

I'm making cinnamon rolls tonight but they're not going to be baked until Sunday morning, what is the best way to store them without baking them until Sunday?
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Can salmonella show up in a raw-egg product once it has already been made?

I know raw eggs should be avoided, especially by sensitive people (children, pregnant women), as they may contain salmonella. Let's say I make a big tub of ice cream, with raw eggs, and several people ...
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If the supermarket farmed salmon says "Not for raw consumption" on the label, can I still use it to make sushi?

I have done my homework and read several reputable sources on this (e.g. this). The consensus on sushi-grade fish seems to be There is no real "sushi grade". It is a myth. Follow certain ...
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Roasting vegetables that have been cut on raw bacon board? Safe or not?

I cut raw peppers on the same board that I cut raw bacon on. I will be roasting these at 585F (305°C). Should I be concerned about contamination?
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How can I make a raw vegan shrimp paste substitute?

I would like to make a raw vegan shrimp paste substitute. I have seen people suggest using mushrooms -- yes, but.. how would you make it taste like Thai shrimp paste?
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What is the safest way to acquire non-alkalized cocoa powder?

I am looking for a non-alkalized, full-fat cocoa powder to use in recipes. By non-alkalized, I mean cocoa which has not undergone the Dutch process. The problem in detail: Gourmet grocery stores sell ...
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Raw Ham Roast...How to smoke

I was given a frozen ham roast from a friend who bought a hog. I have a smoker and was wondering how to smoke a raw ham roast...
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Which parts of a quince have that awful onion-like flavour and aftertaste?

Every single quince I ever try to eat, without a fault, has parts on it that have an awful onion-like flavour and leave a disagreeable oniony aftertaste. Most of the fruit is completely free of that ...
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Leaving raw chicken uncovered for a day

I sometimes leave some chicken unwrapped in the fridge inside the container, if I buy a two piece, and only want one. A girl who lives at my dorm told me it was a life threatening harm, to everybody’s ...
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Which varieties of milk cheese are raw food?

Which varieties of milk cheese are raw food? I mean the well-known varieties of cheese, not the many varieties small vendors can have that are only known in small areas. I think that a good ...
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Can you pasteurize flour at home?

As a follow-up to this question about the safety of raw flour, and to possibly update this question about eating raw cookie dough: Is it possible/how can I pasteurize raw flour, at home, to kill any ...
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Can I safely serve raw beef roasts that were left out to thaw for several hours? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to cook a steak that was left out (raw) for 7 hours? I left out 2 separate packages of unopened raw beef roasts overnight. They were frozen solid when left on the ...
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Raw Mincemeat cheesecake (uk christmas food)

I have this recipe for mincemeat* cheesecake, but it is a refrigerated recipe so it won't be cooked. Will the suet in the mincemeat even be edible? Edit: so I made a fundamental mistake, the mincemeat ...
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Is it safe to eat sushi with different toppings (cooked and raw) after 24h? [duplicate]

I have been reading posts in the internet, but it just made me more confused. My conclysions after reading several posts of different websites: Some say that sushi (the rice) with sashimi (raw fish) ...
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Anything wrong with this chicken/can undercooked chicken be white inside?

I was trying to fry some chicken without getting the outside to crust and so fried on lower than usual heat. Please see pics of the meat. I am concerned the chicken may not have cooked properly ...
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Can I use unsweetened baking cocoa raw, or do products with it in it need to be cooked?

I'm asking because I found a recipe online for an ice cream that calls for baking coco, but doesn't call for cooking. I've used baking coco before to make hot chocolate, but it seems that it wouldn't ...
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Queso fresco / queso latino is raw food?

In Spain, you can find "Queso latino" in the supermarkets (at least in DIA). It comes in sealed plastic bags as it contains a lot of water and quite soft. I understand that in other locations it's ...
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Why are my doughnuts raw in the middle?

I recently began making doughnuts. I did a few experiments. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfectly. Large, airy, and soft. But on day 2 they were too dry and lost ...
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How do I make raw peanut butter creamy?

I bought fresh ground peanut butter, and it's great and all, and I really like it for peanut sauces, but I really just want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and this stuff just isn't right for that. ...
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Raw Kale - Korean side dish

I'm trying to get more raw veggies in my diet in general and Kale is such a good one. I recently had a raw kale side dish at a Korean restaurant that may or may not have been fermented. It's flavor ...
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Help with raw shrimp color

I bought raw, red Argentina shrimp. In the fridge, I noticed the legs looked like they turned blackish-blue. Does this mean they went bad?
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Buckwheat raw pizza base

This question is for a raw pizza base using sprouted buckwheat. I love having something crunchy, savoury carb-rich to eat. This is why I am trying to get my sprouted buckwheat pizza base to a point ...
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Use by date on cacao butter

I have just used cacao butter 6 yrs out of date to make raw chocolate adding honey and raw cocoa powder. I didn't realise until after I had made the chocolate how out of date it was. Is it OK to eat? ...
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