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Electric Steam Cooker

I'm planning to purchase an Electric steam cooker, however, I'm concerned that the plastic surface which comes in contact with the food will eventually leach into the food. Is it just better to use ...
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How to efficiently shred a lot of cabbage?

I'm growing cabbages in my garden this year and would like to make lots of sauerkraut, to eat and to give as gifts. Gallons of it. Is there an efficient way to slice or shred a dozen cabbages at a ...
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Can I substitute a top round beef roast with a beef rib eye roast?

I have a recipe that calls for a 7 lb. top round beef roast with full fat cap. You salt the beef for 2 days and then set oven for 450 and roast for 20 min. Reduce to 225 and roast for 1 hr. 30 min. ...
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How to add alkaline to a drink?

I've recently become fascinated by the use of butterfly pea blossoms to add colour to alcoholic drinks. (Yes, I've been watching How To Drink on Youtube). It acts as a natural pH indicator--add lemon ...
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Are scratched glass bowls safe to use?

I'll be changing my dinnerware soon and I'm looking for something durable and non-toxic. Are glass bowls/plates more susceptible to spoon and fork scratches? Are scratched glass bowls/plates safe to ...
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mixing dry yeast, water, salt and flour

When aging pizza dough in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, I mix the salt and "Saf-Instant Dry Baker's Yeast" (a Japanese brand) with the flour and add room-temperature or cold water. I always get lots ...
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how to get maximum amount of rise for shaped pizza

I'm making pizza from scratch. My goal is to have the least dough possible in terms of grams per square cm/in, but have it as fluffy and bubbly and airy as possible. My dough is 360g Caputo blue-...
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Do I have to heat up Yogurt?

Considering the heat wave, I've been thinking - most instructions for Yogurt making say to take starter culture, put it in milk, put the milk in a warm pot (or a yogurt maker) for several hours and ...
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Can wine be made from citrus fruits?

Can wine be made from citrus fruits? They have sugar to feed the yeast. Or does the citric acid interfere with the fermentation process? I'm familiar with limoncello, but that is made by soaking ...
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Can wine be made from tomatoes?

Can wine be made from tomatoes? Do they have enough sugar to feed the yeast? Are they too acidic?
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When Swiss Meringue Buttercream is made with dried egg whites, must the meringue be heated before adding the butter?

I use dried pasteurized egg white powder for Swiss Meringue Buttercream because it's less expensive than fresh eggs and avoids the problem of how to use the egg yolks. Would there be a difference in ...
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why a citric fruit rind is cooked several times to make a marmalade

why the citric fruit rind is cooked several times to make a marmalade? i meaning boiled several times, its to reduce acidity or bitterness or what?
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Why do commercial chocolate/cocoa products often contain fat-reduced cocoa?

I've noticed that many 'chocolate' or 'cocoa' products, such as chocolate cake, chocolate milk and cocoa cereal contain fat-reduced cocoa powder rather than normal full-fat cocoa powder. Often the ...
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Why boil mixture when soaking fruit in alcohol for churn-free ice cream

I found a recipe for a No-churn rum and raisin ice cream. In the recipe the first step is to put the raisins and rum in a saucepan and gently heat until boiling, transfer to a bowl, cover and leave to ...
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Making Cream cheese and Mascarpone cheese at home

I’ve been trying to make Mascarpone cheese and Cream cheese and I’ve tried various recipes but all have failed. I think the problem is with my starting ingredients. All my cream cheese/mascarpone ...
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What happens if I forget to feed my sourdough starter?

Is there something wrong that can happen if I forget to feed my sourdough starter? I kinda forgot to do it twice, but it still appears to have a few bubbles in it. Previously it contained hooch, which ...
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How can I determine how powerful certain herbs and spices are? Is there a list?

I am trying to determine the relative strength or potency of flavour that comes from different spices and herbs. I often find myself lost when trying to blend recipes since certain spices can be quite ...
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How long can home dried herbs be stored?

I am growing the "heal-all herb", Prunella Vulgaris, and am planning to dry the leaves and flowers in order to make a medicinal tea. How long is it safe to keep the herb once dried? I would prefer to ...
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Creme filled doughnuts? Ok at room temp?

So this is probably more of a food-safety question but we purchased some various Krispy Kreme doughnuts yesterday and I ate some of the leftovers today. Some were creme filled and it didn't really ...
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How acidic does a mixture have to be for milk to curdle?

I am planning on making sausages with both cream and vinegar as ingredients. I suspect the mixture of all the ingredients with the vinegar won't be acidic enough to cause the cream to curdle, but this ...
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Dry measurement and conversion to weight

If a recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of shredded chicken, is that the same as 20 ounces? I'm always confused when it comes to dry ingredient measurements in recipes. Can I simply just convert each cup to ...
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How to keep the bottom of my bread from getting burned? [duplicate]

I have been experimenting with making whole grain sourdough bread at home. My current recipe is for a loaf that is about 4 cups of flour total, not counting sourdough starter, evenly split between ...
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Health department food safety

How do you temp a raw carrot for a salad bar setup per the health department and what should it temp at?
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Is Tassimo's caramel creamer suppose to be chunky?

I got some Tassimos caramel creamer, the t-disc style, and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is suppose to be chunky?
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Ok to sear beef short ribs from frozen?

I have some frozen rib-eye steaks which I am confident about searing while frozen and then bringing up to temperature in the oven. They turn out great. But I also have short ribs which I intend to ...
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Seasoning a wok in the wrong way?

I've just bought a wok recently and seasoned it. The only thing i realized at the end is that it never became blue, it's just a dark brown color. Is there a possibility to season it wrong? I've added ...
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Cupcake Papers Peeling away

I've been making cupcakes for a long time with the same recipe and same brand of paper liners but recently my cupcake papers are pulling away from the baked cake shortly after they cool at room ...
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Is there a name for the Cinnamon-Mint under-flavor?

I was experimenting with Italian Sodas, and added flavor shots that perfectly balanced the heat and cool flavors between Cinnamon and Menthol, and they canceled out. What remained was a previously ...
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Low-salt Cooking on a Barbecue

TL;DR: Looking for evidenced based methods for low-sodium food prep. to be cooked on a barbecue. My wife has recently confessed that she doesn't like BBQ food as it is too salty! Normally, I use the ...
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Is there a difference in the end result between using mechanical leaveners vs chemical leaveners in a cake?

Are they interchangeable? E.g. could you replace whipped egg whites in an angel food cake with enough baking powder/soda and end up with similar results? Or in a butter cake, replace the creamed ...
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What is White Cumin and Green Cumin?

I'm learning about the spice cumin (Cuminum Cyminum) and I understand how it is naturally a golden brown color seed that tastes bitter with a hint of lemon and warmth. I learned that black cumin (...
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Why does the carbs / fiber ratio decrease after cooking?

According to USDA, medium grain raw brown rice has carbs and fiber at a ratio of 76g / 3.4g = 22.4. When cooked, the ratio changes to 24g / 1.8g = 13.3. Are these numbers wrong, and if not, why ...
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If only one choice - convection microwave, convection oven, regular micro, conventional oven?

Can a convection microwave along with an induction cooktop effectively replace a microwave, conventional electrical oven and cooktop? I'm creating a small kitchen for a guest suite. One approach has a ...
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Taste-wise, is there a difference between tomato from a blender vs. chopped tomato?

A chicken curry recipe and a mixed vegetables recipe require chopping tomatoes and frying them immediately after the onions and ginger-garlic paste are fried. But since this causes the tomato skin to ...
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How can I soak cake in cheese?

I can make cheesecake and I can make cake, but it occurred to me recently that cheesecake isn't cake soaked in cheese, Ala tres leches. So, is it possible to get cheese liquefied enough to be able to ...
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Ice cream stabilizer - locust gum - use and cooking procedure

I have a locust gum (powder). I searched online and it needs to be heated at least to 165 F to properly hydrate the liquid. I have a few questions: should I still use eggs in the recipe? Won't it be ...
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Why does my sourdough starter have in the top the liquid separated from the flour?

Why does my sourdough starter have in the top the liquid separated from the flour? 2 days after beginning a new one, a liquid (water) appeared on top of it, it appeared after I fed it the first time. ...
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How to tell when a soursop is ripe

I purchased a soursop at the grocery store recently, because it sounded interesting and tasty. I tried to make a smoothie with it, but it tasted very bitter and the fruit was very hard and crispy. ...
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Just found this in my donner kebab, can you identify what it is?

I was just eating a donner kebab, not sure if it’s something to be alarmed about ( looks like a worm to me ) or if it’s just spice that is tricking me. It’s about 2/3mm across and is very hard. I ...
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Any strategies or tips on how to make juice into creams for filling cakes?

So Custard powder and Custard are both expensive where I am from. My mom is looking for ways to do creams to put inside pastries. Currently, what I do is use Fresh Milk, melted butter and some ...
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Higher calorie ice cream

I make a weekly batch of homemade ice cream using: 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup whole milk 1 pint heavy cream salt / vanilla I want to try including some nutritionally dense ingredients like butter, egg ...
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Where do I get weights for a Dutch-style cheese press?

Many cheesemaking suppliers sell Dutch-style cheese presses, which are also among the easiest type to make yourself. These apply pressure using weights hung at the end of the arm, or further up. ...
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while canning jam or jelly can you put peanut butter inside the jar with it? can both together?

I like to give jam as gifts and it would be neat if i could put peanut butter with it inside the jar. Is this safe or not? Thank you for your time. :)
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Using a ultrasound homogenizer to increase meat juicyness

I saw a popular TV show where a cook competes against a scientist. They made a pork belly, the cook made a brine and injected the brine directly into the meat with a needle, and the scientist also ...
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Melted ice-cream, safe to eat if re-cooked/re-heated? [closed]

Will the heat not kill the bacteria and therefore make the resulting "cream" safe to consume?
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How to get the effect of gluten in gluten free baking

I've been baking gluten-free cakes and in order to get something akin to a regular cake - light instead of heavy - I've been essentially making a sponge cake by making a light meringue and folding the ...
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Substitute dried pig's blood for fresh

I have some dried pig's blood (fresh is not at all easy to buy in my country), which I wish to use in recipes where fresh blood is called for. How much dried blood + water should I mix to replace e.g. ...
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What is the white substance floating in my fresh mozzarella brine?

I purchased fresh mozzarella bocconcini from Whole Foods six days ago. The mozzarella is sold in a brine solution. I opened the package when I bought it and have kept it refrigerated since, using the ...
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What kind of vegetable has pink and white concentric rings?

What kind of vegetable is pictured here with the pink and white concentric rings? They look like they might be some kind of beet or radish.
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Are there published standards for “cuts” of seafood similar to the NAMP guide?

I've been using the NAMP Meat Buyers Guide (pdf) to specify to butchers what, exactly, I'm looking for. That guide is simply an organized list of unambiguous names and descriptions of meat cuts. ...

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