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Dry Pasta Query

Yes, it will take much longer to cook.
Set aside up to 15-25 minutes (depending on age).

May 22, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Masterchef returns with new judge

That third slot should be reserved for rotating celebrities IMO.

Celebrities will draw viewers. Get smart celebrities, curvy ones, arrogant ones, etc. They all eat.

Clamshells and foggy cakes

Experiment and see how it works.

I live in NYC, and imagine my surprise when I found a desiccant pack right in with my Fava Nuts. Apparently, this is a normal practice for Chinese vendors here in Flushing. The fava nuts here are sold in clamshells (and plastic take-out soup containers) all day long with desiccants in them.

If you're a bit skittish, use a thin piece of tape to secure the desiccant to the clamshell. Customers will be at ease knowing you took the time to do that.

May 19, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Clamshells and foggy cakes

Silica Gel Desiccants might help solve that.
http://www.uline.com/BL_1004/Silica-G...

May 18, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Appetizer suggestion? (Chicken enchiladas/main)

Any quesadilla of your choice would be perfect.
Personally, I like mushroom and cheese.

May 16, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Chicken Sausages, Any Reccomendations?

Yes, Celentano frozen meatballs have "mechanically separated chicken" in them.
Talk about a terrible mouthfeel (and taste).

I know some mechanics who would be insulted if they heard about this practice. ;-)

May 11, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Chicken Sausages, Any Reccomendations?

I've tried all kinds of chicken sausages, butcher prepared and otherwise, and I used to buy them for as little as $1.69/lb. (Been buying them forever it seems).

Surprisingly, Perdue brand Sweet Italian Chicken sausage is
pretty good. Give them a try, $4.99/lb.

NOT Premio, but Perdue. ** Don't make that mistake.
These --> http://www.perdue.com/products/detail...

May 11, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics
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Supermarket music

Indeed. Play Der Kommissar ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNHkW...

Supermarket music

Just wondering, would you stay for Rick Astley ? I'd exit immediately.

May 04, 2015
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Supermarket music

Air guitar time.

May 04, 2015
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Supermarket music

Ask them to invest in satellite radio.

May 03, 2015
Cheese Boy in Not About Food

Eggplant parm and.....

POLENTA (a carb not on your list).

SALAD GREENS with a nice crusty bread (another carb not on your list).

Apr 27, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Giant Dave & Buster's Opening in Pelham Manor!

There's a D&B in Times Square also.

D&B reminds me of the Nathan's arcade combined with the atmosphere of the Sportspage. Noisy, along with bar food.

Takeout pasta dishes - how to avoid overcooked pasta?

Pasta is one of those foods that just doesn't travel well.
Lasagna OTOH, after cooled at room temperature, will work out fine.

Burgers and fries are a no go, but surprisingly, tacos are okay traveling.

Apr 20, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Takeout pasta dishes - how to avoid overcooked pasta?

Take-out pasta is just a bad idea.

A product called "gluten bread"

Apr 15, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

is it okay to drink fresh orange jouce with skins on?

I don't like when I bite into one and find a seed.

Apr 07, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Shark week?

I've only had black tip shark fillets, and I cooked mine the same as any other 1" thick fish fillets. Shark has a rather unique texture to it. You'll find it to be somewhat fibrous and it can withstand a little overcooking (if you happen to overcook it). I never soaked mine, and I've always had good results. HTH.

Apr 04, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

is it okay to drink fresh orange jouce with skins on?

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EXACTLY. Take kumquats for example, their RIND pack quite a flavor.
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Apr 04, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

perking up rice

This.

Apr 03, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

How do you prefer your matzo balls?

Large and in charge, somewhere in between, no schmaltz, homemade matzo meal.
If these are all perfectly aligned, we have a perfect matzo ball.

Apr 03, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

I prefer Taro chips over parsnip. (I'm not sure if TJ's has them yet).

Apr 01, 2015
Cheese Boy in Chains
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eggplant Parmesan

JMHO, but, aged Parm should be walked by an oven, NOT placed in one.

For Eggplant Parmigiana use a soft low moisture cheese like:
Mozzarella, Fontina, or a slicing Provolone.

Apr 01, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Have 4 bags of Red Mill dried Fava Beans and need some ideas

I like trying different favetta recipes.

Mar 30, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking

Best Ways to Halve and to Store Fresh Bagels?

Bagelman, it's amazing that the bricks have little discoloration to them.

Mar 29, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

How do the Greeks make lamb (whole muscle) so good?

Light basting (done in intervals) is the best advice when cooking lamb.
Just babysit the process and it will definitely pay off.

Mar 28, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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Best Ways to Halve and to Store Fresh Bagels?

Bagelman, where is that oven of yours (pic above), and what
is your favorite bagel? I hope you boil yours first.

Mar 28, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

Best Ways to Halve and to Store Fresh Bagels?

Yes, and as stated, it's ... 'The perfect gift for bagel lovers'.

Mar 27, 2015
Cheese Boy in General Topics

garbanzo beans

Perfect way to use up my 3 bags of dried chickpeas. Thank you.

Mar 24, 2015
Cheese Boy in Home Cooking
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Why These Overlooked Fish May Be The Tastiest (And Most Sustainable)

I'm eating lower and better on the food chain already. I buy Wild Planet.

Mar 22, 2015
Cheese Boy in Food Media & News