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April 2008

Getting Color into Stock

I made chicken stock the other day that ended up almost colorless. The taste was fine, though. How can I add more color to my stocks? --Traci Some color in chicken stock may be a result of what the chicken was fed. Most of the color, however, comes from how the stock is made. If you are looking more color,... Read more →




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Breadmaker Jewish Rye Bread

If you own an automatic breadmaker and are getting tired of the same old loaf with the paddle hole in the bottom, then you should try using it for something new. I frequently use my bread maker as a mixer/proofer and then shape the loaf by hand to cook in the oven. The following recipe is for Jewish-style rye bread,... Read more →




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Spin, Spin, Spin

Last week in the grocery store, I noticed a new breakfast cereal from a popular brand. The new kid on the block, let's call it "Plus", claims to satisfy your hunger. Presumably, this means you will eat less. Good idea. Some of the newest research, particularly on artificial sweeteners suggest that because your appetite isn't satisfied, you may eat more,... Read more →




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Going Up in Smoke

In a posting recently, you mention cold smoking. Can you please explain the difference between cold smoking and hot smoking? Thanks --Shawn Traditionally, smoke was used to cure and meat, fish or other foods to help prevent spoilage. Nowadays, smoking may also be done simply to add flavor or complexity to foods such as cheeses or vegetables. Cold smoking adds... Read more →




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