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  Topic: hate apple mush
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:33 pm   Subject: hate apple mush
Good to be back. I've had an insane travel schedule the last year, and although I keep checking in on the main topic, I didn't have the time or energy to participate in the discussions. I think thin ...
  Topic: hate apple mush
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 5
Views: 9578

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:12 pm   Subject: hate apple mush
You probably need to change the type of apples you bake with rather than the process. Different apples bake out with different textures. You want to start with apples that are very firm for baking, ...
  Topic: NOVEMBER '08 DISCUSSION: Do You Wear An Apron When You Cook?
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 38
Views: 52554

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:52 pm   Subject: NOVEMBER '08 DISCUSSION: Do You Wear An Apron When You Cook?
I have a couple of aprons at home, but never use them. If I'm entertaining, I change before my guests arrive.

I used to wear a labcoat for work, but in my current role, I just wear clothes I'm not ...
  Topic: All-apple-things!
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 33
Views: 55805

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:35 pm   Subject: All-apple-things!
I ended up making Gingerpale's Cake and Swan's Dutch Pie (with the rosemary - very nice and subtle, I might even use more another time). They were a hit with my co-workers.

Now the 14 year old che ...
  Topic: Polenta Fries?
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 12
Views: 17491

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:09 am   Subject: Polenta Fries?
How well was your dough holding together before you tried to fry it? Was it dry and crumbly?

My best guess is that your dough was undercooked. A finer cornmeal may have also worked better. I won ...
  Topic: All-apple-things!
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 33
Views: 55805

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:00 am   Subject: All-apple-things!
Good to be back Gingerpale. I've been traveling a lot on business doing geeky food scientist stuff. That hasn't stopped, but the fall always re-invigorates my passion for cooking. All that lovely c ...
  Topic: All-apple-things!
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 33
Views: 55805

PostForum: Recipe Box   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:23 pm   Subject: All-apple-things!
Thanks for all the great ideas everybody. I'm on Friday snack duty at the office tomorrow, and was planning on a couple of apple things. I'm going to have to pick and choose from all of these. I ha ...
  Topic: Kitchen Aid stand mixers
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 39
Views: 65088

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:01 am   Subject: Kitchen Aid stand mixers
I had both Kitchen Aid models in my lab at my previous job. I mostly used them for dry blending, and I preferred the larger model. In addition to the larger capacity and more powerful motor, it ran ...
  Topic: Weights or Measures?
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 13
Views: 15184

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:57 pm   Subject: Weights or Measures?
A very good resource for technical information on things like this is Cooking for Engineers. www.cookingforengineers.com

There is a good article on scales there, and quite a discussion in the comm ...
  Topic: Take Home Chef
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 7
Views: 17114

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:40 pm   Subject: Take Home Chef
It's hard to say if it's rigged. It definately happens in more affluent neighbourhoods/high end markets or stores. Generally, the peoples houses and kitchens are pretty clean for it to be totally sp ...
  Topic: Umami
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 3
Views: 9046

PostForum: Other things   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:35 pm   Subject: Umami
I could probably give you an hour lecture on this, but I'll keep it short. Umami is often referred to as savory. I tend to think of it as related to meaty and fatty flavors. It is a protein based f ...
  Topic: Canoli(s)
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 17
Views: 20225

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:09 am   Subject: Canoli(s)
I cook 'em, no one really expects me to spell 'em proper do they? I put the (s) because I wasn't sure about plurals.
  Topic: Take Home Chef
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 7
Views: 17114

PostForum: Resources   Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:58 am   Subject: Take Home Chef
Anybody else out there hooked on Take Home Chef on TLC? The premise, smokin' hot chef with cute Aussie accent picks up people in the grocery store and goes home with them to make a suprise meal for t ...
  Topic: What do you cook in your toaster oven?
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 11
Views: 19280

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:47 am   Subject: What do you cook in your toaster oven?
My last year at University I made a deal with my two roomates. I cooked (up to 5 nights a week), and they did the cleaning. The issue, our little apartment only had a 2 burner hotplate, a toaster ov ...
  Topic: Best Market on the planet...or in your own backyard.
FoodSciGeek

Replies: 34
Views: 39508

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:42 pm   Subject: Best Market on the planet...or in your own backyard.
Hi Franca,

I think at the Waterloo area markets it's Mennonite goods. Some friends of mine had the most beautiful baby changing table/chest of drawers custom made for them by one of the local arti ...
 
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