Qualified as a bread baker in Munich (Geselle not Meister) '98

Worked as a locum chef in London 2yrs

Beijing 8yrs where I occasionally consulted and created for a few vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants

Now traveling and tasting in CA and Mexico

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comment Benefits of vinaigrette vs. pouring oil and vinegar separately on salad?
I notice that the emulsified vinaigrette clings to salad more than separate pouring. that can be a plus or minus
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comment What bean species are best for baked beans?
Butter beans also hold shape better with long cooking so make an ideal baked bean imho. love Limas!
Jan
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comment Why did people start using CO2 (instead of e.g. oxygen) for carbonated drinks?
cherry phosphate anyone?
Jan
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answered Why don't they sell frozen tomatoes like other frozen vegetables and fruits?
Jan
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comment what size foil squares to wrap chocolate truffles?
Thanks, that puts it in the ball park. Too much overlap looks sloppy so under 1/2" works. Looks like I'll be stocking up on 4" and a few 6" sqs
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comment Does wrapping banana stems actually prolong their life?
on a side note, wrapping would keep the tip of banana in nice condition. we've all had brown-mushy tops, no?
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comment How to add a salty/bacon flavor and texture to vegan collard greens?
oooh, I gotta try that!
Mar
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comment How to know whether a coconut is ripe or rancid before buying
can you get away with unwrapping at store with intent to purchase and have a feel of the eyes and a sniff? I have bothered my green grocer with weirder requests...
Mar
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comment Is there a reason to peel onions for storage or sale?
@Wayfaring Stranger I venture that they HAVE been treated against mold at some link in the chain. Plenty of 'organic' bio-cides allowed these days
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