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Bar Akiva
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36 votes
5 answers
12k views

When a recipe asks to add spices to the oil, can you add the spices directly to the sauce for the same effect?

33 votes
7 answers
33k views

Is it true that moldy jam/pickles are good to eat if you mix the mold into the rest of the mixture?

30 votes
8 answers
7k views

How should I keep the vegetables from flying off the board when I cut them?

22 votes
4 answers
20k views

I never succeed in thickening sauces with pasta water. What am I doing wrong?

20 votes
3 answers
4k views

Is it okay to measure flour by weight by converting from volume?

19 votes
7 answers
30k views

Do you need to rinse vegetables that can be peeled?

18 votes
3 answers
4k views

If I want my garlic to taste in a very specific way (with bite or without bite) what should I do?

15 votes
5 answers
6k views

Why do you shred cheese before adding it to a sauce?

15 votes
6 answers
53k views

How many kilos of bread can I produce with one kilo of flour?

15 votes
3 answers
27k views

What is a non-pork substitute for Italian sausage?

14 votes
6 answers
8k views

How do I concentrate the flavor in orange juice?

14 votes
3 answers
3k views

How much of the clove should I use when using big garlic heads?

13 votes
5 answers
2k views

How close are store bought broths and stocks to the real thing?

11 votes
3 answers
17k views

What is it in frozen food that makes chefs so mad?

10 votes
3 answers
3k views

Should you ever add aromatic veggies to a dish without sauteing them first?

10 votes
4 answers
1k views

How do you season and cook to palates and preferences different than yours?

9 votes
2 answers
12k views

How to prevent the lasagne filling from sliding out?

9 votes
2 answers
8k views

Why does dough and its ingredients need to be cold?

7 votes
2 answers
6k views

Do you add frozen peas directly to flavor bases or you have to boil them?

6 votes
1 answer
3k views

When a recipe calls to reduce oven temperature mid-cooking, should you leave the door ajar until the oven reaches said temperature?

6 votes
2 answers
4k views

When should you season sauce that needs to be reduced?

6 votes
1 answer
30k views

How do you substitute brown rice for white rice in recipes?

6 votes
7 answers
4k views

How do you clear food that sticks to the cutting knife?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

How do you get the flavor out of dried peppers?

5 votes
2 answers
15k views

What is the recommended temperature for cooking eggs?

5 votes
2 answers
1k views

Are there reasons to use olive oil when roasting food at high temperatures?

5 votes
5 answers
53k views

Why does my meat never thaw in the fridge?

5 votes
1 answer
3k views

How should you saute in butter?

5 votes
1 answer
703 views

How do you get a sear on chicken breast without overcooking it?

5 votes
3 answers
2k views

How do you minimize the heat loss from adding meat to a hot pan?

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