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What does "wedge" mean, as in "wedge" a head of Cabbage?

Another way to say this is to quarter the cabbage. The goal is to make "wedges" (triangles, when viewed from above) that are smaller than an entire head of cabbage (easier to cook and fit in your slow ...
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Are all the processing steps of tofu harmless?

Making tofu for mass production and consumption and making tofu at home generally follow the same procedures. Soybeans are soaked, ground, and cooked. The resulting "milk" is separated from the ...
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Does dirt sink or rise in boiling water?

No, you can't clean your tubers by boiling them, you'll just end up cooking them in mud, which will stick to them when you take them out. You need to clean them first.
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Is there a machine for thick shredded carrots for home use (not grated)?

If you pick a versatile food processor, you can do it. There's a "fine Julienne disc" for various Kenwood models, for example. This is finer than the chip-making disc I have. I also have coarse and ...
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Is there a machine for thick shredded carrots for home use (not grated)?

I think this might be the closest to what you are looking for... it's a food processor attachment for the KitchenAid Stand Mixers. Of course, you might look for new blades to use with your existing ...
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Are all the processing steps of tofu harmless?

Just wanted to state in addendum to all the comments and answers already given, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, and calcium sulfate are all classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) per ...
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How to achieve in my homed-made mayo the same strong 'egg flavor' as in store-bought mayo?

The sulfur content in the distilled white vinegar used in commercial mayo really emphasizes the egg flavor. If you're using a different vinegar, I think that you should switch to see if it does the ...
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Does dirt sink or rise in boiling water?

If your intention is just cleaning the sun chokes, just soak them in clean water for couple of hours. The dirt will loosen up. Then rub them off with your fingers. They will easily come off. Again ...
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Process fresh salmon into Sushi / Sashimi salmon?

Sushi fishes are usually flash frozen for a few days before being used for safety (to kill off bugs) It might change the texture of the fish as it is unfrozen; the better the restaurant the better the ...
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Why meat gets tough after soaking it in vinegar solution for more than 24 hours?

Vinegar is acidic thanks to its concentration of acetic acid. It thus has a low pH, somewhere between 2.5 and 5 depending on the type of vinegar. Acidic substances can affect the delicate amino acids ...
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Why use gloves when handling food?

I am afraid that gloves make things worse. Even with proper training, people who wear gloves seem to be more complacent that those who do not wear gloves. I have seen people handle dollar bills then ...
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Is industrially produced cream made with a gelatine sieve?

You read the site correctly, it's just that the information on the page is incorrect. Commercial cream production consists of 5 main steps (from here, lots of info about different types of cream ...
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Processing corn into hominy

It is likely that you didn't boil/cook long enough...or didn't include a rinse then cook step after the initial boil. It sounds like you were closer to nixtamalized corn used to make masa. Hominy ...
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Easier way to shell out sunflower seeds

I have to soon partake in what is known as a "sweatshop" activity in my U.S. History class in a week. I went home and timed myself for 30 minutes to see how many i can do in that amount of time. I ...
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How to achieve in my homed-made mayo the same strong 'egg flavor' as in store-bought mayo?

The Organic way: You're saying that you've tried adding more raw eggs to your recipe, but do not provide any details, so I'm assuming you make mayonnaise with the entire egg (like my aunt does) ...
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In what ways can solid egg yolk from a boiled egg be processed/preserved?

I'll add an answer that doesn't address your question directly, but does address the underlying concern: If patrons regularly discard part of the dish, you should ask why. With hard boiled eggs ...
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How does the size of the ginger affect the candy process?

In my experience, it's easy to accidentally burn very small pieces. Candying grated ginger is probably possible, but would require excellent temperature control to prevent burned ginger. I like to ...
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Is there a machine for thick shredded carrots for home use (not grated)?

Get a manual french fry cutter than can cut matchstick fries. Most common ones cut down to 1/4 inch, so if that is as small as you need, you will have tons of options.
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Name for turning ingredients to powder / mush, and then molding back into their original shape

Reformed This is most often used to describe meat products such as "reformed ham" or "reformed scampi". You can occasionally see onion rings made with chopped onion described as reformed, e.g. here. ...
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How do they extract kernels from sunflower seeds in mass production?

Just to visualize a bit Raco's answer. There is a scheme of the Buhler machine provided by Buhler Group. In the brochure from here (but not well explained). Also, oilseed processing machine looks ...
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Which foods are most likely contaminated by dairy due to processing methods used?

Practices will differ with country (or community in some cases) of origin. A country where few dairy products are commonly consumed or produced, or where a significant amount of the population is not ...
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How to achieve in my homed-made mayo the same strong 'egg flavor' as in store-bought mayo?

Use black salt, kala namak. It have a very strong egg flavour and aroma.
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How to get sour cream & onion potato chips flavor?

First things first: If you're trying to precisely replicate the flavor, you'll probably fail. Food scientists put an incredible amount of time, money and effort into developing those flavors and have ...
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What's the difference between carob powder, flour, and kibbled carob?

Almost 90% of the carob is pulp, and the rest is the seeds. From the seeds, you get Locust Bean Gum, or Carob Gum. The pulp can be used either as: Carob Powder/Carob Flour, which has sweet and ...
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Coagulants for Tofu or else

To add to @moscafj's answer: There is a saying "There's no such thing as poison, there's only dose". If you take too much of anything, it can be hazardous to your health or wellbeing. Your body needs ...
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For Boiling Water Canning (not pressure canning) can you use other glass jar other than Mason Jar?

Most commercial pint- and quart-size mayonnaise or salad dressing jars may be used with new two-piece lids for canning acid foods. However, you should expect more seal failures and jar breakage. These ...
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Canned (shelf stable) pickled eggs that don't require refrigeration?

There is an article available here that discusses how shelf stable pickled eggs are made. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311743836_Pickling_Eggs Egg Innovations and Strategies for ...
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Should I rinse the flax seeds after soaking them when making flax milk?

You should rinse them as if you were rinsing off rice. This allows you to remove the dust from storage and transport (may just be flax dust, may not...who knows?). Also, it allows you to do a final ...
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Can a masticating juicer make good hummus?

In the meantime, I do have a masticating fruit juicer, and I am quite happy with the results it produces, including hummus. The skins of the chickpeas are somewhat a problem, but either peeling them ...
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Reprocessing Salsa

212 degrees for an hour is still adequate to preserve your salsa for a year or so (12-18 months) at 10 PSI your boiling point would have been increased to 242 degrees which would decreased the amount ...
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