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What do Bernaise sauce and fruit smoothies have in common?

I am trying to narrow down the source of a food allergy. I had a really bad reaction recently and that was my second bad reaction in 2 years. In the first instance, it was after drinking a fruit ...
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Am I cooking mushrooms wrong?

Since I was a child, I never really liked mushrooms. To be honest, I was extremely picky, but now, I eat anything. Well... Almost anything. I can't stand mushrooms. Except, I can't understand why, and ...
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Making my first sourdough starter (and bread of course)…any tips? [on hold]

I am making my first sourdough starter (and bread of course)...any tips? I started it 2 days ago, and it looked quite good while in the fermentation process. I only made a small quantity with approx. ...
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I left porkchops out to thaw over night can i cook them still [duplicate]

I i left porkchops out to thaw i forgotten about them and left them out all night is it ok to cook still
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Do I need to adjust quantities when substituting barley flour for plain wheat flour?

Do I need to adjust quantities when substituting barley flour for plain wheat flour?
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I bought multigrain bread from the store last week (panera brand) and it has white smelly patch

I bought multigrain bread from the store last week (panera brand) and it has white smelly patch.And saw some really big white patches. It smells bad as well. Manufacturing company said its white mold. ...
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Whipping heavy cream with melted chocolate

This morning I put 60g dark chocolate (pieces) into a glass jug and heated it in the microwave for bursts of 10 seconds, while stirring, to soften it. I then added a table spoon of cold, extra thick ...
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When to add the rye flour if it really makes a difference?

I wish to use a small amount of rye in my wheat sourdough bread, because supposedly it improves the flavor of the bread. What I'm wondering is whether it makes a difference if I introduce this rye ...
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Is this yeast on my sauerkraut?

Iv'e been researching what this white substance on my sauerkraut is, and I'm thinking (hoping) that it's the kahm yeast I've see talked about on forums such as this. But I'm not sure. It looks like a ...
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Baking soda to cancel acidity?

Simple question: can you generally use baking soda to cancel acidity in your dishes? For instance, sometimes tomato sauce is too acidic, or you put too much vinegar in some dish, etc. The simple ...
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Are all the processing steps of tofu harmless?

Tofu is considered as a processed food. After watching a couple videos on YouTube. I am only concerned about two points specifically: Is heating the soaked and crushed beans so that they become a ...
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What part of oatmeal cookies are making them soft / chewy?

I'd like to recreate the texture of an oatmeal cookie in very different flavor profiles, ie savory / umami. I'm tinkering with only the rolled oats for now, but I wonder if the chewiness could be ...
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What would happen if I blended (liquified) onions and then reduced the result?

Imagine I liquefy 10 onions with a powerful blender and I subsequently reduce the liquid. What would happen? Would I end up with a caramelized onion paste? Or something else?
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Why should i add the butter after i knead the main ingredients when making a bread? [duplicate]

Why should i add the butter after i knead the main ingredients when making a bread? i saying this because from this recipe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDAznRsfPjo and many others that i have seen, ...
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Is there a way to handmake alphabet pasta?

Is there a way to handmake alphabet pasta? I want to make the small pasta the is shaped into letters that is sometimes used for alphabet soup for kids. It's usually about half a cm in length. And I ...
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Why should I cook the flour first when making bechamel sauce?

Why should I cook the flour first with butter, instead of just combining all the ingredients until I get the desired consistency when making a bechamel sauce?
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Shell-on Frozen Prawns and Power Outage

I love everything from the sea, but am a little squeamish when it comes to cooking shellfish etc. myself I have a large bag of Frozen, shell-on Black Tiger prawns, as well as two trays of 'Jumbo' ...
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Weber grill lid is disintegrating [on hold]

The interior metal shield of my Weber grill lid is disintegrating. Is there a way to replace it? Thanks.
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Cherries + 2% salt + 1 week at room temperature =?

Around a week ago I had a tray of leftover cherries. I rinsed them, cut them in half and took the stone out, mixed them with 2% by volume Kosher salt and vacuum sealed them. I then left them on a ...
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Turning focaccia upside down before topping

In this video (you don't need to understand Italian ;) this lady lets a focaccia leaven in its own baking tin on a layer of olive oil and then, before topping, turns it upside down. The tins were ...
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What is this old “lemon-squeezer” shaped pan

We found this odd pan at the family's summer cottage. The cottage is in Central Finland, and used to be a croft before my grandfather bought it. This thing has been on the edge of the stove for a ...
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How do I separate my melted rock candies?

I recently bought a a jar of rock candies and after one night, they have melted and all stuck together. How do I separate them again to eat them? (I tried freezing, it didn’t work!)
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Can a pizza stone be fixed after soap has been used to clean it?

We bought a pizza stone from a thrift store (so at least it was cheap). Unfortunately we cleaned it with soap before reading up on how to clean them. I know, rookie mistake. Is there any way to fix ...
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Safety of (re)cooking potentially raw beef from delivery

We ordered-in Pho last night, and I got mine with "medium-rare beef". When it arrived however, the meat looked raw (unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of it). It was wrapped in plastic ...
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Georgian dumplings (khinkali) sticking to the bottom of the pot

Khinkali are boiled meat dumplings from the Georgian cuisine. They're formed putting about a spoonful of ground pork+beef meat with water and spices in the center of a few millimeters thick dough disk ...
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Coriander Seeds

I harvested a bunch of coriander seeds last year for cooking purposes. I've been adding them to soups and stock. However, I noticed the remaining ones had gone mouldy (there was this fine brown-grey ...
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What material is best for cast iron handle covers?

I recently obtained* my first cast iron skillet with a lid. I cleaned it up, seasoned it and am so far happy with the cooking results. However, it has rapidly become obvious that I need some kind of ...
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Cellulose from hemp seeds?

Recently I came to the discovery of this new product. Honestly I thought it were just hemp seeds, unfortunately my expectations were incorrect. Yes, it seems I really have to work on my Ukrainian... ...
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Burners too big on cooktop

I have a gas cooktop with 4.25" burners and it is propane and so it burns hot. The problem is that it is difficult to cook things in small saucepans, like the typical 5" saucepan because the flames do ...
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soy milk production with no beany flavor

does anyone know how big industries like Silk are producing soy drinks with no beany flavor? I read that a you should soak beans in boioling water (which temperature? for how many minutes?) in order ...
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Does glucose used is added to sugar quantity in recipes like ice creams?

I was successful making a new ice cream recipe from Pierre Herme: 100g Milk 135g Cream 1 egg yolk 45g sugar 15g glucose I replaced the glucose by honey. After churning the ice cream, it was smooth ...
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what material should i use for cutting board?

What material should I use for cutting board? And which dulls more the knives? As many cookers might know that wood cutting boards can be bad for use if it is not cleaned after use, because the ...
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Do “Chinese Ironwood” cutting boards dull knives quickly?

I have an end-grain cutting board of "Chinese Ironwood" like this one from the Wok Shop. I've used it heavily for the last 16 years, and it shows very little sign of wear. However, I have to sharpen ...
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Why did my rum cake turn black?

A friend baked a rum cake for me. She baked it in an aluminum pan. The cake was soaking in rum. Overnight the cake turned BLACK. I suspect this is a chemical reaction, but cannot find information ...
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Mold from cheese on sausage, is it safe to eat?

I stored some sausage together with some blue cheese. There's mold (I assume from the cheese) on the sausage casing. It starts to look like salami (except with less mold). Is it still safe to eat? ...
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Perpetual stew-like stock using the fridge: is it a good idea?

I work in the science behind nutrition and one of the first things you learn is that a huge amount of nutrients from your food goes down the drain when you throw out the cooking water. In the water ...
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Why are my beef short ribs still chewy after 5 hours?

In short: Kamado at 250-275f Short Ribs in for 4-5 hours The ribs have a layer of meat, then a small layer of fat, and then the meat on the ribs themselves. The top layer gets reasonably soft ...
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Yellow sticky film on coconut meat - is it bad?

I drank water out of this coconut and then left it unopen in a fridge for few days, and this happened - see the yellow film. It is sticky and the taste is neutral. Doesn't look like mold. Is it bad, ...
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How to keep dumplings from quickly drying out

Last night, I assembled a few (around 2 dozen) dumplings from simple wrappers made from just flour and boiling water. I kept the wrappers under a wet towel because the edges started to dry out really ...
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Meat Substitutes [closed]

Allow me to set the stage! My wife has decided it is time to be healthier, and while I begrudge the fact that she is right, I agree. In doing so, we want to reduce the amount of meat (of all types) we ...
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Keep milk (or milk alternative) for a day without a fridge

I like to drink my coffee with milk, but my new place of work has no refrigerator I can use. Is there any milk or milk-substitute I can use that will not taste funny around 15 o'clock, when I remove ...
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Can I use freeze dried fruit in a Sangria mix?

I want to make a few little gifts for some friends, and I had the idea of creating little bottles of all the things needed for different drinks. I was hoping that people would be able to hold on to ...
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Plastic on grill: is my family safe?

I received an unwanted letter and, my county not allowing open-burning, I used my closed-top propane grill to burn it. After sticking it into the slots, I realized that this is imprudent, because of ...
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No bake s’morse peanut butter bars

I made this s’more peanut butter bars and I did not have Ritz crackers to make the crust that said I could use graham cracker crumbs which turned out to be three cups. I would like to know what I ...
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Safety: Keeping sous-vide cooked chicken in vacuum

My Problem I have sous-vide cooked some chicken breast, forgot about it, and kept it in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. The chicken breast was thoroughly cooked (63c for 1 hour) and kept in good vacuum....
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its harmful to eat not very well cooked beef?

its harmful to eat not very well cooked meat? i have noticed in youtube some recipes, that the beef is half cook, with the inside red or pinky, and the outside browned, i know that eating raw animals ...
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Tips for making lean ground beef patties tender?

I have to eat 93% lean beef as part of my diet. I am trying to find creative ways of cooking it because throwing it in the instapot with some tomato sauce is getting bland. I'd like to try making it ...
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What are the Purposes of the Types of Meringue that are used for Pastry?

i have seen a lot of recipes, which calls french meringue mostly in spongy cakes in the japanese cheesecake for example and other cake recipes, but for the decoration and filling of them are used ...
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My cheesecake is runny, how do i fix it? [duplicate]

I made a no bake cheesecake without gelatin. And instead of the parchment paper, I used aluminium foil to cover the container. Now, the dish has been in the freezer for two days and the cake is still ...
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Does proofing time depend on the quantity of dough?

One recipe, for example, specifies the dough should be left to rise for 4 hours. If I make halt the amount of dough, will the proofing time change? I'm not providing the recipe because I will be ...

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