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Are slugs edible?

I can't believe I'm reading this.....I have personally observed slugs feasting on dog poop. Stop this nonsense.

Jul 09, 2015
cancooktoo in General Topics

Has anyone heard of the herbs/spices asafetida or epazote?

I got my jar of (very potent) Hing/asafetida at Patel Brothers. They are in Jackson Heights and also on Hillside Ave. Also a great spot for buying fresh curry leaves. Good luck!

Jul 09, 2015
cancooktoo in General Topics

Fizzy Fruit Yogurt from CSA toss or bake?

Had a curious incident of fizzy black cherry yogurt from our CSA. Bloated packaging and a yeasty-fizzy-alcoholy yogurt. It's being replaced in next week's delivery, but I HATE wasting food if it is good for something. Was thinking of baking a chocolate yogurt loaf with it. I won't die if it's baked and I eat it, right?

Jul 09, 2015
cancooktoo in General Topics

What are some ingredients you don't like to use?

I find Penzeys Vindaloo to be off putting. Not sure why exactly, I love most of their spice blends (when I don't make my own) and I can absolutely take the heat, but there is something about that Vindaloo that makes me think of a burp.

Jul 09, 2015
cancooktoo in General Topics

Vintage Enameled Cast Iron Cookware (Descoware, Cousances, Etc.)

I personally LOVE Descoware, and I like and use my French makers' pieces as well. There is an artisan on Etsy.com who makes replacement handles for the screw in handle pieces. I haven't needed one yet, but they are out there, should you need one.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68947145/...

Happy Cooking!

Jan 20, 2012
cancooktoo in Cookware

Is Le Creuset black interior non-stick or matte enamel?

I was given a great vintage LC skillet, but it has a black interior, and I am worried it is nonstick, which I choose not to use. Does anyone here know? It looks identical to the one in this photo http://www.fryingpanplus.info/le-creu...

It is marked on the bottom under the flame enamel, has a wooden handle with a metal tip with an eye for hanging, and the number of the skillet is in a diamond shape. I contacted LC customer service, and they said if it is super shiny, which it's not, it was probably non stick, and if it is "porous," which again it doesn't seem to be, it is probably matte black enamel. Thoughts? Much appreciated.

May 23, 2011
cancooktoo in Cookware