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Top new questions this week:

Making Fudge or Candy While it is Raining or Snowing

I've heard and old wives tales that when you try to make fudge or candy when it's raining or snowing outside that the fudge or candy will not set. What is the truth behind this tale? If it is true, ...

candy fudge  
asked by Lynda 17 votes
answered by Jolenealaska 19 votes

can tough brisket get softer?

I am cooking a brisket in a pot with water and vegetables, on a stove top. I meant to leave it on a slow simmer, so that it would get very soft. About 2 hours after I started cooking it, after ...

asked by Jane Smith 9 votes
answered by Escoce 12 votes

How much minced garlic is one clove?

I have a recipe that calls for 2 cloves of garlic, but all I have is minced garlic. How much minced garlic do I use per clove?

substitutions garlic  
asked by user41044 7 votes
answered by ElendilTheTall 14 votes

What can I substitute for the egg used to seal egg rolls?

I would like to make a vegan "egg roll". In a normal egg roll, the filling is cooked and then placed in a wrapper, which is folded and sealed with egg before frying. I know how to make substitutions ...

substitutions eggs vegan  
asked by mattm 6 votes
answered by Jolenealaska 9 votes

What biological factors affect a meat's taste?

What biological factors affect a meat's taste? Does the relatedness of species affect their meat's taste? For example would the meat from two different placental mammals taste more similar to each ...

meat flavor  
asked by Andrew Grimm 5 votes
answered by Athanasius 3 votes

Is Pickled Herring Cooked?

Is pickled herring cooked before put into the pickling solution? If not, what safety measures are in place to ensure bacteria are within safe limits?

fish pickling  
asked by Terry Price 4 votes
answered by Stephie 3 votes

How can I effectively time a short thawing and brining of a a turkey?

I have a 14 lb. frozen turkey. It has been in the refrigerator for 12 hours now but there is not enough time to thaw it completely in the fridge before cooking it in the turkey fryer. Could I safely ...

food-safety turkey brining  
asked by kathy grewell 4 votes
answered by talon8 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What's the best way to store rice long-term?

I have purchased a rather large bag of long-grain white rice (25 lbs.) and need to know the best way for storing it long-term. This rice will be used as both a food-storage food source and as my ...

storage-method rice  
asked by Bryson 19 votes
answered by Sobachatina 16 votes

To which internal temperature should I cook beef for rare/medium/well done?

I am going to cook a beef roast: To which internal temperature should I cook it for rare/medium/well done?

beef temperature  
asked by kiamlaluno 16 votes
answered by hobodave 18 votes

Can you answer these?

Poppy seeds with bitter aftertaste from boiling

I've followed the recipe here to make a poppy seed filling. The filling ended up with a somewhat bitter aftertaste, and I am wondering the following: At what point of that recipe could something have ...

boiling seeds  
asked by Garan 1 vote

How long can I leave a pork roast in a PC550 slow cooker on warm after it's cooked?

I recently prepared a pork roast, but it wasn't ready in time for supper. Once it was fully cooked, I switched it over to "warm" for the night to be ready for today. But now I'm a little worried if it ...

pork slow-cooking roast heat pot-roast  
asked by user3495690 1 vote

Portafilter difficult to turn

I have a saeco espresso machine. When I place the porta filter into the machine, it is very difficult to turn. Any suggestions

asked by Penny 1 vote
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