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What is the secret to creamy "London" scrambled eggs?!">What is the secret to creamy "London" scrambled eggs?!

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 30, 2016 | Category : Recipes

Mr. PennyG and I were in London late last year and he still speaks wistfully of what we now refer to as "London" scrambled eggs. We stayed at the Grosvenor House (JW Marriott, central London) and had access to the executive lounge for breakfast each morning. They set...

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Authentic Sichuan Red and Green Peppercorns">Authentic Sichuan Red and Green Peppercorns

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 30, 2016 | Category : Recipes

Many interested in Sichuan Cuisine have found it's very hard to get high-quality of Sichuan Peppercorns. Many Sichuan peppercorns in the Chinese grocery stores are of low quality, exemplified with too many seeds, weak aroma and less numbing effect. I am selling the top quality of Sichuan Peppercorns at...

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Potato Starch Gravy">Potato Starch Gravy

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 30, 2016 | Category : Recipes

I was raised in a family where gravy is always thickened with a cornstarch slurry. I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving this year and I am contemplating breaking tradition and using potato starch in lieu of the cornstarch when I thicken my turkey gravy. Have any of you ever done this?...

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Action acidic foods on tinned pans">Action acidic foods on tinned pans

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 30, 2016 | Category : Recipes

Hello, as promised, here are some pictures of a pan that has been tinned new then used for 2 years (about 50 firings). You can see the state of the tinning. Then I cleaned the tinning to show you how it's below his appearance. Then I cook tomato sauce and I deliberately left...

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Fig and Port Jam recipe help!">Fig and Port Jam recipe help!

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 30, 2016 | Category : Recipes

Does anyone have a Fig and Port Jam recipe they can share? Reading More May Cause Envy...

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Sri Lankan Fried Carmelized Eggplant">Sri Lankan Fried Carmelized Eggplant

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 30, 2016 | Category : Recipes

A few weeks ago, I was visiting a friend in Anaheim, CA and stopped for a quick meal at a quick-service Sri Lankan joint and had a truly delicious eggplant dish. Deep fried eggplant cooked in a caramelized vinegary sauce. It was seriously addictive - not cloyingly sweet...

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Grosvenor Pie">Grosvenor Pie

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 29, 2016 | Category : Recipes

This thing is glorious, and also a full-weekend project. It is also the exact opposite of every American "pie" (they're actually tarts: proper pies tend to start with something that once went "oink"). How opposite? You need rubber gloves to work the pastry because you add boiling oil and water...

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Best way to store curry paste and coconut milk?">Best way to store curry paste and coconut milk?

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 29, 2016 | Category : Recipes

Hey Guys, I had a hankering to make some curry this dreary Chicago day (something I've never made at home before). I was excited to find how simple it was but now I'm wondering what is the best way to store the leftover curry paste and coconut milk. Both came in...

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Leaving eggs at room temp/how long is safe?">Leaving eggs at room temp/how long is safe?

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 29, 2016 | Category : Recipes

I've worked on boats where we would buy eggs by the case. They were sometimes not refrigeratedo for weeks. We'd put then in a pan of water. The bad eggs floated to the top. Reading More May Cause Envy...

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Pots de creme - cover with lids, foil or both?">Pots de creme - cover with lids, foil or both?

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 29, 2016 | Category : Recipes

I have pots de creme cups with lids. When I put them in the oven in their water bath should I just use the lids or also cover with foil? Reading More May Cause Envy...

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