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Top new questions this week:

Moisture in Vegetable Bin

There is moisture in my vegetable bin. What can I do to prevent this? I do not have a separate control for the drawers. The refrigerator temperature is set at the manufacturer's recommended setting.

asked by Jody 6 votes
answered by Debbie M. 4 votes

Meat alternative for tempura?

I am having friends over and plan to make tempuras. Two of them don't like seafood in general so my choice of shrimps and squid might not please them so I was looking for a meat alternative for them ...

meat japanese-cuisine seafood  
asked by AdrienNK 4 votes
answered by Max 9 votes

Making super-sour sweets -- issues with stickiness

I've successfully home-made gummy sweets -- my preferred flavour currently is scotch bonnet chilli. They are made of sugar -- heated until just below hard-ball temperature, gelatin, chillies. The ...

asked by David Boshton 4 votes
answered by Pork Chop 1 vote

Can frozen peaches be made into jam or other things?

I have over ripe peaches. I have scaled them and pitted them and they are in lemon water. Can I freeze them to make jam later? Can I put them in the refrigerator to make jam later?

storage-method freezing fruit jam  
asked by Marguerite 4 votes
answered by Stephie 6 votes

Can deep frying oil be too hot?

Some days ago I made some "eggplant meatballs" (no meat inside - not sure how you would call them in English). The recipe was quite simple: bake the eggplants for 45 mins to soften the pulp, put it ...

oil temperature deep-frying  
asked by Vladimir Cravero 4 votes
answered by rumtscho 4 votes

Can I use fat-free milk in béchamel?

Can I use a fat free milk to make the sauce? Should I add more butter to the roux if I do so?

roux bechamel  
asked by hexa 3 votes
answered by papin 3 votes

Smoking without wood chips

I am smoking baby back ribs using an electric vertical smoker. Given that most food absorbs smoke for an hour or two before saturating, what will happen if I stop adding wood chips after about two ...

smoking ribs  
asked by Snowman 3 votes
answered by Sean Hart 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What is a good substitute for Fish Sauce?

Are there any good substitutes for Fish Sauce for cooking Thai food? This is due to a severe food allergy (anaphylaxis) to all forms of seafood, so I'm unable to substitute for other fish-based ...

substitutions fish asian-cuisine  
asked by Todd Hunter 17 votes
answered by JustRightMenus 23 votes

What is the difference between corn flour and corn meal?

I have a recipe that calls for a mix of corn and wheat flours, but my local grocery stores (in the south east US) only carry corn meal. What is the difference between corn flour and corn meal? Can ...

baking substitutions corn  
asked by acrosman 5 votes
answered by mfg 8 votes

Can you answer these?

Vegetarian replacement for pork mince in Chinese style stir fry

In Chinese cuisine it's very common to start a vegetable stir fry with a bit of minced meat, typically pork, to give the dish a deeper flavor. To make a vegetarian version I usually just leave this ...

vegetarian chinese-cuisine stir-fry  
asked by Arne Brasseur 2 votes

how long can I store beet brine in fridge

Can I use the pickling brine I made last year for beets this year. I kept it in a sealed mason jar in the refridgerater, but I did not process it in a hot water bath. Is this brine safe to use for ...

asked by lorie 1 vote

underfilled whipper canisters

I see a lot of info on overfilled whippers but what about underfilled. Let's say I have a 1/2 liter whipper which is 500cc. I know I can get away with just putting in 250cc of liquid but what if I put ...

equipment whipper  
asked by duguyisheng 2 votes
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