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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

Second Walker's shortbread.

1 day ago
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dishwasher detergent

Most likely it is the lack of phosphates in the detergent. Use a rinse aid and a spoonful of trisodium phosphate, available at a good hardware store. If your state does not allow TSP to be sold, get it from Ebay or Amazon.

Apr 15, 2014
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DTW. Dead chef estate sales

Second Ebay. Largest kitchenwares store in the world.

Apr 14, 2014
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counter depth fridge

We have a regular depth reefer on a wall of cabinets. I took out the wallboard behind the reefer and then turned the studs sideways. The board at the bottom was left the same as the reefer slid over that. The wallboard was not replaced. That will gain about 2 1/2 inches using 2X4's and, as with us, 4 1/2 inches when using 2X6's. That was all the room we needed to make a regular depth reefer look like a counter depth one. Easiest solution I know of.

Apr 10, 2014
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What food or foods is your town known for ?

I live midway between Rochester and Syracuse NY. I am very grateful to have a Dinosaur Barbeque in each town. Been going since 1988 about 6 months after Syracuse opened. They do it right.

Apr 06, 2014
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Steak knives....

I would scan Ebay for a nice vintage set. Many years ago I landed a set of 6 Case Russell Case steak knives in a red leather presentation case. A prized culinary treasure. Many times I have seen a set of 6 Case steak knives in mother of pearl for a reasonable price. You should land a nice set for less than $100. Class.

Apr 06, 2014
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Sansaire sous vide - my experience as a warning!

Hahaha.

Mar 26, 2014
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Another Chocolate Chip Cookie Problem: Once Flat, Now Puffy

Softened butter, not melted, is a key. The quality of the butter is important too.
Disagree on vanilla. I use the real thing.

Mar 24, 2014
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your favorite vintage cookbooks

Also I'm a big fan of the Junior League cookbooks.

Beyond Parsley, J.L. of Kansas City

The Junior League Celebration Cookbook

Colorado Cache Cookbook

And one more. Not exacty vintage, but a classic;

New York Cookbook, Molly O'Neill

Mar 11, 2014
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your favorite vintage cookbooks

My favorite "vintage" cookbooks:

A Treasury of Great Recipes, Vincent & Mary Price

Love an Dishes, Niccolo Quattrociocchi

The Complete Galloping Gourmet Cookbook, Graham Kerr

The LL Bean Book of New England Cookery, J&E Jones

Any Ford Times Cookbook

Great Chefs cookbooks

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Child et all

Craig Claiborne's Favorites (a series)

I also have a few old Mexican and Spanish cookbooks

Old New Orleans and surrounding area cookbooks (like Recipes From Antoine's Kitchen)

I have several older restaurant recipe cookbooks.

These are the ones that I have. Love them. I'm always looking.

Mar 11, 2014
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How do you make skirt steaks tender?

Marinade and tenderize.
Th best marinade is, as has been noted, pineapple juice. It is better than other acidic citrus juices.
The other night I watched an Iron Chef America episode on flank steak with Morimoto. He used a Jaccard tenderizer with gusto on the steak. I acquired one. Works like a champ. Flank steak, skirt steak. Works great.

Mar 06, 2014
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I HATE My Kitchenaide Mixer! Here's Why

If you are thinking of ditching the KA, look at Kenwood. The motor output is more than twice the KA's.

Mar 04, 2014
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microplane, i need a good one. please advise.

Give a look to the ones made by Jaccard.

Mar 04, 2014
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New to posting, but sure need the ChowHounds! Need stove help fast!!

I was unaware of Gullo until reading your post. Now THAT is a most impressive range! My oh my. That would be my first choice with Bonnet running a close second.

Mar 01, 2014
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Bon Appetit "rotisserie style" roast chicken - 300 degrees for 3 hours?!?

This is cooking it on a rotisserie. Spinning it keeps more moisture in than any other way. I rotisserie cook chicken all the time. I brown the skin first.

Feb 27, 2014
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New to posting, but sure need the ChowHounds! Need stove help fast!!

Bonnet is owned by Hobart. Little heard of but highly respected. Built like a tank.

Feb 27, 2014
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New to posting, but sure need the ChowHounds! Need stove help fast!!

How about Bonnet?

Feb 26, 2014
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Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

The article is clearly a collation of the extant studies on glyphosate. They don't need to be experts on glyphosate, just know how to gather all the known information into a well presented article. the source for the article is ISIS, a British organization concerned for your health.

Chemtrails is another subject in itself which very few people have heard of. Don't mess with mother nature. Or the soil used to grow the food I eat

Feb 26, 2014
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New to posting, but sure need the ChowHounds! Need stove help fast!!

Why aren't you considering Lacanche? How much space (width) have you allotted for the range?
I'm a big fan of Lacanche. Stunning looking, available in many colors, well built and can be had with 2 ovens. Many professional French chefs use one. There is a dealership network in the USA and service is available about anywhere.
The best built US range is a DCS, but I'd go with Lacanche.

http://www.french-barn.com/Lacanche_r...

Feb 25, 2014
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Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

I don't trust governmental agencies at all. It is yet another revolving door between big business and those agencies.

Feb 25, 2014
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Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

Again, I do not have a problem with GMO foods that increase yield. That is the way it all started, but big agra has turned left since then.

This article I have posted before is a summary of where we are at with Roundup (glyphosate) that has been "implanted" into the seed. The latest news is that approximately 75% of soil and water samples taken in this country now show the presence of Roundup.

Monsanto has spent untold millions attempting to quash independent studies on Roundup in the USA and to prevent GMO food labeling.

This is the best summary of glyphosate I have found on the internet. Written by 2 Phd's, it is long, exhaustive and contains numerous citations to other studies. A typical scientific article.

Now, after perusing this, consider why we have not been told what chemicals are used in fracking. And just what the hell is going on in our atmosphere with atmospheric geoengineering. The governor of Oregon just the other day called for the Feds to come clean with "chemtrails". There's a subject that will spook you.

http://permaculturenews.org/2012/11/0...

Feb 25, 2014
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Genetically Modified (GM) Foods

So far, courts have consistently found in Monsanto's favor when their GMO seed contaminates organic fields.

Feb 25, 2014
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What's Your Favorite Non-Cable Cooking Show? Hubby Cancelled Cable.

Loved that show. Two unique women take a step back in time. Sometimes I thought I could belly up to a table with Richard III. The kitchens they filmed in - classic.

Feb 23, 2014
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Le Creuset Japanese Grill

Many years ago while walking SF Chinatown we happened upon The Wok Shop. That store has more Asian cooking tools than I have ever encountered, a real gem of a place. I spotted a cast iron cooker just like the ones ChemicalKenetics shows, brought it home, and we have been enjoying Korean bulgogi on a single burner butane tabletop stove for years.

Feb 23, 2014
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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

Read especially what glyphosate does to a woman's reproductive system. That was a real eye opener to me.

Feb 18, 2014
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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

If your children and grandchidren eat foods that had roundup attached to the seed you are making a bad bet that they will live healthy lives.

Roundup ready seed crops are BAD for the body. Have you done any research on this? It is as if you are regurgitating the big agra propaganda.

Here, again, is a very good read on the subject. I ignore the site that published the info. The studies are the key. Note this is not speculation as the article has numerous citations back to the original studies. It is written by two PHd's. And we must remember that big agra is doing its best to censor all negative reports on glyphosate.

http://abundanthope.net/pages/Environ...

Now read that and then tell me how you feel about glyphosate. I could cite other articles but that is the most comprehensive piece I have seen.

Feb 18, 2014
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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

Roundup resistant crops have roundup in the seed. call it implanted or attached. Mox nix. This roundup does not break down into anything harmless. These crops are still sprayed with additional roundup. The harvested crop has lots of roundup in it.

Feb 18, 2014
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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

That idea is wrong. Do the research.

Feb 18, 2014
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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

And that is the big problem with this. How to avoid eating GMO soy, wheat and corn.

Feb 15, 2014
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Why would someone decide to avoid all food products made in the States?

Roundup kills grass. Quickly. I do not accept the validity of that story at all. What are they feeding the cows? Dead grass? I ascribe to the idea that all information released by big agra companies is pure propaganda, designed to boost their profit margins at our expense.

Feb 15, 2014
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