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Weird fumes from Breadman Ultimate-normal??

by nooodles 16 years ago

So my brand new Breadman Ultimate bread machine is in the process of baking a loaf right now, and I'm noticing really strong fumes coming from it. It smells like burnt rubber. Is this standard ne...

Duck Legs and Duck Fat

by Christine 16 years ago

After the cassoulet discussion a few days ago, it occured to me to check out an online French product site that I have had luck with in the past, called Joie de Vivre. They sell duck legs in 5-pou...

Home made Gnocchi Pesto recepe

by Serge 16 years ago

This was such a success that I thought I'd share with fellow chowhounds For the Pesto: In a food processor or blender, add: 4 cups packed fresh basil leaves, washed and dried in a salad spinn...

3 questions re: cassoulet...

by Carb Lover 16 years ago

So I made cassoulet for the first time the other night using a recipe from my Balthazar cookbook. Pretty much followed the recipe; however, I used bacon instead of pork belly and Northern white bea...

Stove recommendations

by Lee 16 years ago

I'm looking to buy a new gas stove. Any suggestions? I am considering the gas burners/electric oven too as I've heard the electric oven cooks better than the gas. Is this true? What was important t...

Trader Joes Cookbook Vanilla

by aohara 16 years ago

What is this stuff?! Alcohol-free, ingredients are vanilla bean extractives, glycerin, xanthan gum and water. Can/should it be used 1:1 for regular vanilla? Has a weird initial taste but an okay...

Beef bourguignonne recipe

by linza 16 years ago

A special someone has requested beef bourguignonne for his birthday, does anyone have a great recipe for this classic? Any tips on the right wine and cut of meat to use would also be appreciated....

Creamy rice pudding for Zoe

by Neta 16 years ago

2/3 cup rice 2 cups water 1 quart 1/2 and 1/2 pinch salt Put above in a medium to large heavy saucepan. Bring mix to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes. Remove from hea...

Craving for chopped chicken livers

by jsl 16 years ago

Yesterday I had this enormous craving for chopped chicken liver. I live in south Orange County, Ca. which is not a mecca for buying it already made. So I decided I would make it myself. I grew up...

Panini sandwiches

by Holly 16 years ago

Plan to have about 10-12 over for New Year's. Someone's bringing an Italian soup and I thought panini sandwiches would go well--Want to get a variety of meats cheeses, etc. and some grilled vegeta...

5 Day Old Yorkshire Pudding Batter---Results...

by Funwithfood 16 years ago

I was a quite concerned because the entire surface of the batter was olive green! (How a combination of eggs, milk, flour and salt can turn green alludes me.) When I stirred up the batter it was ...

Roasting mushrooms

by amp156 16 years ago

I'm making a simple dish of roasted mushrooms with thyme and truffle oil. I am using shitake, maitake, and chanterelle. Should I cook them all together for the same amount of time, or will the ma...

better buckwheat blini?

by dixieday 16 years ago

There was some discussion of blini here a week or so ago--so I was inspired to try the Epicurious/Gourmet mag recipe for buckwheat blini. Well, they were blah! Too mushy/gummy inside, very bland, i...

Yorkshire Pudding Batter--Will It Still Puff??

by Funwithfood 16 years ago

I made batter for Yorkshire pudding last Saturday. The extra has been in the fridge since then. Will it puff up normally when I go to cook it on Thursday night for guests? (Should I use it right ...

Butter poaching at home?

by Zeemanb 16 years ago

We were sitting at here at work a little while ago discussing possible home applications of butter poaching foods......yeah I know, bacon tempura is probably next on our list. There's the obvious...

White Truffle Recipe?

by Erin 16 years ago

I spontaneously bought a white truffle yesterday and don't know the best preparation for it. I'd appreciate any suggestions!!

Ingredients question - rock shrimp & toasted coconut

by peppermint pate 16 years ago

Just came across a yummy-sounding recipe for rock shrimp salad with sweet chili sauce and toasted coconut which I'm going to try for new year's. I've heard of rock shrimp but I'm not exactly sure w...

Perfectly smoothmashed potatoes / pommes puree

by Dylan 16 years ago

Assuming I don't want to push the potatoes through a tamis, does anyone know the trick to perefectly smooth mashed potatoes?

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