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Top new questions this week:

Jaw Shattering popcorn

Recently I found that popcorn is a fantastic snack, and incredibly cheap if you make it yourself. There is only one problem... it seems that some of the popcorn pieces have a jaw shattering hard ...

popcorn  
asked by Terry 5 votes
answered by Max 2 votes

What has happened to today's chicken compared to the chicken in the 1950's - 80's?

In the 1960's, 70's and up until now, my dear parents prepared their chicken the same way as have I. We bought it, washed it, cut it up, cooked it and served to family and friends who never got sick ...

food-safety chicken cooking cleanliness sickness  
asked by user33210 4 votes
answered by Willem van Rumpt 11 votes

Drying whole, small fish at home

As part of my ongoing experiments with whole small fish (sardine, smelts, small mackerel), I'm considering drying them at home to produce concentrated umami bombs. However, I'm admittedly less than ...

food-preservation fish drying  
asked by user242007 3 votes

Is this soup, stew, or something else?

I ate some East Asian dish recently and it looked something like this: [image source: http://www.thetabletopcook.com/images/tabletop-cooking-homemade-taiwanese-hot-pot.jpg] I had never eaten ...

food-science  
asked by user13107 3 votes
answered by riddler 5 votes

Broad bean water went brown overnight

We had broad beans last night (in a risotto - yum!) I emptied the beans from their pod, blanched them, then removed the skins from the individual beans before putting them into the risotto. I never ...

beans water coloring  
asked by Brondahl 3 votes
answered by Ecnerwal 0 votes

How do you finely grind coriander seeds?

Whenever I grind coriander seeds the outside seems to separate like a husk and doesn't grind well. I use a pestel and mortar. Is there a trick to getting finely ground coriander?

spices coriander  
asked by Megasaur 3 votes
answered by Jolenealaska 3 votes

Is there a papaya substitute in salads?

Is there a substitute for green papayas in green papaya salad. The US supermarket papayas are not the same, even if you use them green.

substitutions  
asked by Nancy 2 votes
answered by Catija 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Are there any substitutes for Shortening?

I was specifically thinking about the Crisco shortening that is used in baking.

baking  
asked by AttilaNYC 6 votes
answered by hobodave 4 votes

How long boiled egg can be stored in fridge?

I boiled some eggs one week ago and forgot to eat them, so they stayed in the fridge. How long will they stay consumable in there?

eggs storage-lifetime hard-boiled-eggs  
asked by Zoltán Schmidt 8 votes
answered by AAService 7 votes

Can you answer these?

Can I freeze dried rice noodles after they've been rehydrated?

I'm on a diet and am eating a lot of stir-frys. I use very thin dried rice noodles. Because I only want a specific amount, which is hard to judge when I pull the noodles apart, can I freeze them once ...

freezing rice noodles  
asked by Linda 2 votes

Unrefrigerated Mashed Bananas: Are they safe to bake with?

If mashed bananas are accidentally left on the counter overnight can they still be used for baking?

baking food-safety bananas  
asked by Sandra Andre 1 vote

All Clad Copper Core cooking problems

Let me begin by saying I am in no way a novice cook, but due to financial concerns I always had mid-range cookware, until I decided to splurge on a set of All Clad Copper Core. I have no problem with ...

equipment  
asked by Janice 1 vote
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