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Storing cast iron skillets

Cast iron should not be messy after cleaning. Mine are always clean and dry.

Master List of Beers Owned/Destroyed by Anheuser Busch/InBev

they probably have a contract for the whole beer business.

Jul 01, 2015
GH1618 in Beer
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Do I really need a wok?

Calphalon Commercial is not compatible with induction. Calphalon AccuCore does work with induction, but I have no experience with it or with induction.

Jul 01, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

Tillamook Medium Cheddar--Anything Changed?

No, it seems like a consistent product to me. However I have been using the medium white sliced cheddar more often lately, and I like it better. It definitely isn't "rubbery."

Jul 01, 2015
GH1618 in Cheese

Do I really need a wok?

You might like Calphalon Accucore as a better alternative to your second linked item.

http://store.calphalon.com/productlin...

Either the chef's pan or the ten-inch skillet with lid.

Jul 01, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

Do I really need a wok?

Woks have the advantage of being large and cheap. They work very well for their intended use over a high-power flame. But if don't want that and can make do with a smaller size, then a "chef's pan" might be suitable. A more common sauté pan also works for stir-fry. Although I have both a traditional wok and a sauté pan, the pan I like best for small sautés or stir fries is a Calphalon acommercial skillet, which is hard-anodized aluminum.

Jul 01, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

Best foods versus Heinz mayonnaise

It doesn't matter, because I can add mustard, horseradish, or hot paprika for any level of tang I desire. Mayonnaise is just a basic ingredient, not the whole thing.

Jun 30, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics

What is the healthier ,better and affordable cookware set ? Non stick/teflon , Stainless steel ,Cast iron or Ceramic Non-stick?

I am ecumenical, myself. I have one or two of everything, except I have no ceramic pans which are sold to people who are afraid of Teflon.

Jun 30, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware
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What is the healthier ,better and affordable cookware set ? Non stick/teflon , Stainless steel ,Cast iron or Ceramic Non-stick?

Calphalon is a brand, not a product. Which Calphalon product do you mean?

I have a Calphalon Commercial hard-anodized skillet which is one of my favorite pans, and certainly my best value in skillets.

Jun 30, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

"A problem occurred with this webpage so it was reloaded."

I don't know anything about iPhones.

Jun 30, 2015
GH1618 in Site Talk

"A problem occurred with this webpage so it was reloaded."

I just updated to IOS 8.4. This did not fix the problem.

Jun 30, 2015
GH1618 in Site Talk

"eggs over easy" what does it mean?

On a recent trip to the PNW, I ordered breakfast in an undistinguished local restaurant, asking for eggs "over easy." The server asked me if I wanted the whites fully cooked (I forget exactly how he expressed it ). What? I've been eating eggs for decades (I'm retired) and I've never heard of this. The point of over easy (it seems to me) is to ensure that the white is cooked. I discussed this with the server and he assured me that some people want the whites of their "over easy" eggs snotty (not his word). I told him that was just wrong, and left it at that.

If you like undercooked whites, why not cook them sunny side up? You can cook an egg with cooked whites and runny yolks sunny side up, but it requires close attention and careful temperature control. Eggs "over easy" are popular because it is the easiest way to fry eggs with cooked whites and runny yolks. I think if you want snotty whites it should be your burden to ask for them, not the server's burden to ask if you want them that way, especially if you have ordered "over easy." What do you think?

Jun 26, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics

Why do Restaurants Use Frozen French Fries?

I don't get the love for fries made in-house. I just returned from a trip to the PNW, where I went (not the first time) to a sports bar noted for their hamburgers and house-made fries. The barkeep (possibly the proprietor) touted his famed French fries, which I had had before. I ordered them, because I'll eat pretty much any French fry. They were limp and greasy, as always. Why is this considered great?

My favorite French fry is still the pomme frites at the Nordstrom Bistro in San Francisco. These are frozen and only finished in-house. They are the optimal size and always crisp.

Jun 26, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics

Can't stand the heat: your ideas for preparing meals without adding heat to the kitchen

Salade Niçoise, Greek salad, or crab Louis.

Jun 26, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking
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So Sue Me, I Used a Prepared Pie Crust

A lot of things are much sweeter than they need to be. When I make pumpkin pie, I use one-third the sugar called for in the Libby's recipe. I compensate by using more spices.

Jun 23, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking

What is the healthier ,better and affordable cookware set ? Non stick/teflon , Stainless steel ,Cast iron or Ceramic Non-stick?

Why not what?

Everything is a chemical.

Salt Brand -- How Important is the Brand?

There is no iodine in Morton Coarse Kosher Salt, which is the kind used for cooking.

Jun 23, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics

What is the healthier ,better and affordable cookware set ? Non stick/teflon , Stainless steel ,Cast iron or Ceramic Non-stick?

Cookware cannot be "healthier.". No cookware will contribute to good health, although some cookware can be harmful to your health if it contains certain harmful substances, principally lead. Cookware containing lead is no longer legal. All legal cookware is safe.

Jun 23, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

Cooking tips?

No. Forget about sous vide.

Jun 23, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking
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208/240v vs. 120v Portable Induction Range

There would be no point to using a voltage converter, because the power is limited by the 120v circuit. You want more power, so you need to install a circuit which can provide it.

Jun 22, 2015
GH1618 in Cookware

How One Acclaimed Restaurant Went From Critical Darling to Almost Broke in Just a Couple of Years

It would be funny if he had said "oral contract."

Jun 21, 2015
GH1618 in Los Angeles Area

Your most used fish cookbook?

James Beard's New Fish Cookery, because of its size. I get information on sustainability and other issues not related to cooking from sources other than cookbooks.

How One Acclaimed Restaurant Went From Critical Darling to Almost Broke in Just a Couple of Years

That's a poor comparison. This was a business relationship. Your hypothetical is not. You seem to have prejudged the case. Since this is not a legal site, I will leave the legal questions to the court. So far, it seems to be treating it as a legitimate dispute.

Jun 20, 2015
GH1618 in Los Angeles Area
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Please help me like chicken breast!

I don't think so. I get the largest chicken breast available, about two inches thick. I get the best result with these. It's a matter of cooking technique.

Jun 19, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Strictly construed, I would say some sort of bread is required. A "sandwich shop" would always use some kind of bread. Loosely construed, perhaps not. Are the outer layers of an ice cream sandwich bread? It's more like a cookie, so is an Oreo a sandwich? Yes (loosely), but that's not what we are after here.

Jun 19, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics
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"A problem occurred with this webpage so it was reloaded."

You haven't used every website out there. It happens readily when viewing Canadian Broadcasting Company forums.

Jun 19, 2015
GH1618 in Site Talk

Please help me like chicken breast!

Probably about 350 °F.

Jun 19, 2015
GH1618 in Home Cooking

Unprecedented Algae Bloom Affects West Coast clams, mussels and other shellfish

He is digressing, trying to steer the thread to another topic more to his liking.

Jun 19, 2015
GH1618 in Food Media & News

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

I don't agree. I recently made a ham and cheese snack with the ham sandwiched between two slices of cheese. No bread or similar grain-based substance. I thought it was a sandwich, using the term loosely.

Jun 19, 2015
GH1618 in General Topics
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Cooking Show Hosts Need To Remove Jewelry When They Are Cooking!

Yes. In a small coffee and sandwich place near me, where employees often did both tasks, gloves were used for a time. Nearly everyone was completely ignorant of proper glove protocol.

Jun 19, 2015
GH1618 in Food Media & News