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Jim Leff's Esoteric Leftover Rewarming Techniques

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Jim Leff's Esoteric Leftover Rewarming Techniques

The Chowhound Team | Nov 28, 2003 12:40 PM

Order Jim Leff's definitive post-Thanksgiving opus, "The Leftover Gourmet: Secrets Of Hyperdelicious Reheating" (all proceeds support Chowhound.com) by clicking the link below.
 
This 2500 word report includes:
 
The Ten Commandments Of Hyperdelicious Leftovers
 
A Thanksgiving Example
 
Reheating Materials
 
Miscellaneous Reheating Tips
 

Excerpts:
 
"As a restaurant critic, I have extensive experience with leftovers. My refrigerator shelves often groan with odds and ends of dizzying variety. I've grown so accomplished at reheating them that sometimes I even manage to outdo the original meal. I'll never be a great chef, but I'm one heckuva rewarmer. The following are my secrets."
 
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"Most people reheat leftovers with one of two goals in mind: to recreate the meal as faithfully as possible, or else to quickly and easily grind out something marginally edible. I'd like to describe a radical third way, inspired by modern techniques in digital music technology."
 
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"Don't try to recreate last night's dinner: Opt for brilliant creation over insipid recreation. No matter what, you're NOT going to reexperience last night's meal (soups and sauces, which reheat like a dream, are the exceptions). You cannot reverse entropy; you can only use it to your own advantage."

Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com/25/7...

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