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July 2005

Using Marinade to Cook Meat

Q: I have been marinading some Tri-tip*, and am now ready to cook it. Is it safe to cook it in the marinade? -- Brieanna Marinade can be used to stew, braise or baste meat provided that it is boiled to kill any bacteria that may have transferred from the meat. To make a classic French Boeuf en Daube, cubes... Read more →




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The New "Potato/Potahto"

Remember that verse from the song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" that goes "You like 'Potato' and I like 'Potahto' You like 'Tomato' and I like 'Tomahto' Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto. Let's call the whole thing off. "? OK, maybe you're too young. Well, there's a new version of this being sung every day in restaurants everywhere. Bruschetta: Diner:... Read more →




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Sifting Flour

Q: What does sifting flour do? How is it done? Is it necessary? In earlier days, sifting flour served several purposes. When flour was milled using stone wheels, as opposed to modern steel rollers, sifting removed bits of the millstone and other impurities that might be found in the flour. With modern milling equipment, tighter food regulations and higher quality... Read more →




Due to the volume of questions received, not all can be answered, nor can we guarantee we will answer questions immediately
© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward