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Why are all sour cream cultures I've found for sale online labeled as direct set? Why can't I reuse like I do yogurt?
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If you can't find a reusable sour cream starter, you can use buttermilk starter. Some bloggers and biology/chemistry professors just use fresh active buttermilk as a starter rather than ordering some ...

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What regular maintenance is best for a Japanese knife?
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As I am sure you can tell by looking at it, your Japanese knife is primarily sharpened only on one side. As a result, the cutting edge is angled more steeply. Japaneseknives on Wordpress has some ...

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How do you salvage a topped pizza that sticks to the peel?
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This has happened to many of us. Your oven is hot. You have a beautifully crafted pizza ready to cook. You are minutes away from food time. You give your peel one last shake, but only part of the ...

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Can I get 900F in a charcoal grill?
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The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, the folks who are responsible for certifying authentic Neapolitan pizza, say that "real Neapolitan pizza must be cooked in a wood-fired dome oven operating at ...

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When making pizza dough ahead, at what point in the process should I let it rise?
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It should be safe to skip the punch down step. In fact, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François, who literally wrote the book (or at least a book: Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day) on making ...

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