milesmeow
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  • Torrance, CA, USA
How to dry out mash - added too much milk
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If you're going to try to dry it out, may I suggest spreading it out in a large shallow baking pan and putting it in the oven on low heat. Take it out once in awhile to stir it up a bit...make sure ...

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What's a good substitute for cilantro?
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This writeup suggests substitutes: I've quoted the most promising option. It seems that Vietnamese Coriander is not really from the coriander family and closely mimics the flavor of cilantro. Let me ...

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How can you reduce the heat of a chili pepper?
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This site talks about this a bit. It says that ~60% of the capsaicin heat is in the pith and ~40% is in the seeds and other parts of the flesh. It suggests removing and discarding the pith and seeds ...

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What to do with mochi...this version is white, hard and puck-like in shape?
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I've actually found this post about mochi. They show the cakes that I've seen in the past and also the shape that I mentioned in my post. It seems like you can: grill them - they will brown a bit ...

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Chinese pork jerky: what makes them so tender, how do you make it?
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I just found the recipe for it. The name of it is Bak Kwa (Sweet BBQ Pork Jerky). Here's the wikipedia entry (boy it's easy to find things when you know the name!). The recipe actually grind up the ...

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What is the origin of spam musubi, a Hawaiian dish?
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I've found some good info here. According to author Ann Kondo Corum, Mitsuko Kaneshiro first made spam musubi for her children, but then started selling them out of City Pharmacy on Pensacola ...

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How can I make homemade tofu more flavorful?
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You're right in that most of the tofu that we see in supermarkets are the white, super-bland type...the only variation is in softness. If you're a vegetarian, you probably know where to find other ...

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How do you stop latkas from sticking to the baking sheet when cooking them in the oven?
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You could try using silicone pads such as the Silpat. I've never tried it with latkes, but we've used it to make Parmesean crisps, cookies, etc. But I agree with Michael that frying them is the ...

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Is it possible to have sushi pizza?
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I know that at Morimoto's in New York he has a pizza dish that is essentially sushi ingredients on pizza dough. This is quoted from a NY Times article : a 'tuna pizza' with raw bluefin tuna, ...

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When can I not substitute Romano for Parmesan?
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IMHO, Pecorino Romano tastes very different from Parmesan. It is a lot saltier. Parmesan's flavor is also more subtle and the notes duller. However, having said that I'm having a hard time thinking ...

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Cheap sources of protein?
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Quinoa is an excellent source of protein. It's good for vegetarians. It is also good for people with allergies to gluten b/c it is gluten free. Culinarily I love the texture and body of the grain. ...

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How to stop meatballs falling apart when frying
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Sometimes people soak a few slices of bread in water, squeeze out the water and add the mushy bread into the mixture to help keep meatballs from falling apart.

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What are examples of spoiled food that is part of a culture's cuisine?
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Hákarl Iceland: Aged Greenland Shark. According to Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, basically, the shark is cut into chunks of maybe around 10 lbs or so, put in a wooden box for a week or two, ...

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How do Chinese restaurants tenderize their meat?
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Water and corn starch slurry. I talked to some of my Chinese food experts...i.e. moms. They actually suggest using a water and corn starch slurry. They would add this slurry to the meat, whether it ...

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Does adding salt help water boil faster?
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I can see why it may be misinterpreted that adding salt makes it boil 'faster'. One thing that the salt WILL do is introduce a surface (on the salt crystal) that helps the dissolved air to release ...

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How do I remove bitterness from bitter melon
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My mom uses this technique with cucumbers and bitter melon. Slice off the tip of the bitter melon. Then put the tip back on. Now rub the cut surfaces together in a circular motion. This draws out the ...

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Looking for non-standard (i.e. no dill) fermented pickle suggestions
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Here are some Asian inspired ideas: I really like using Japanese Umeboshi plums to flavor other pickles. They are quite tart on their own. Thinking outside of the box...try a traditional sour ...

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What is this pan called, and what is it used for?
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It could be used for something like cheesecake which some recipes call for a water bath around the baking pan. So this allows you to put water around the inner pan for a water bath!

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How do I stop my fire alarm from going off when I cook?
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When we had that problem, we used a fan and directed it towards the smoke/CO2 detector. Worked like a charm.

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Fried rice jumps out of the pan
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I think it might be due to the fact that it is parboiled and still slightly wet. When stir frying, you're probably adding oil, so I think the popping might be due to the condition of having water with ...

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