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Cochinita Pibil

For me; Too Hot!

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Cochinita Pibil

Do not forget the Xnipec(Dog's Nose)
http://www.recipesource.com/side-dish...

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking
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Point Reyes area restaurants

I think those Cookies are from Costco, but still...
We did not have the over topped problem but that could vary from Cook to Cook.
I think the Owner got the guy from Picco to teach him the Pizza making. He has been there every time I have eaten Dinner there.

I bought this vegetable (???) at the grocery, but I cannot identify it

It is neither. It has already been Identified up Thread

Apr 23, 2015
chefj in General Topics

browning meat with ground spices on it?

There are a number of Indian Dishes that use this technique that I have made. The Spices do not burn and the Flavor seems to really penetrate the Meat.

Apr 20, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking
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Black Miso?

Black Miso/Hatcho Miso is fermented for 3 Winters
I am not familiar with the uses.
Here is a Site that has some Recipes
http://www.mitoku.com/recipes/index/c...

Apr 20, 2015
chefj in General Topics

Point Reyes area restaurants

Very good Pizza and Salads at Cafe Reyes

Apr 18, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

the ethiopian on telegraph debate...

I too have watched the progression. Sounds like I should actually go in!

Apr 18, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

the ethiopian on telegraph debate...

I think it is not Parallel with the Street
6430 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Apr 17, 2015
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Cook Your Vegetables to Death - Bon Appétit

OK, When I make them they are.
I never said that everyone does it the way I do.

Apr 17, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Cook Your Vegetables to Death - Bon Appétit

OK
You Stir-fry the washed Beans over high heat for 2-3 Min. Put aside.
Wipe out Wok add fresh Oil(be generous)and Stir-fry in order Chopped:Ginger, Dried Shrimp and Szechuan Preserved Vegetable
Probably a total time of 1-2 Minutes.(you can also add either dry or fresh Chilies if your Persevered Vege does not add enough heat for you)
Lower the heat and add the Beans back in. Cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add Sesame Oil and Sugar, stir and set the Flame at the absolute lowest you can. Cook 2 Hours uncovered, stirring now and again.
They will be pretty Dehydrated so shriveled and limp but very good.

Apr 17, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Can I Freeze Potato-Leek Soup (non-dairy)?

I have done it many times with out any mealiness.

Apr 16, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

flour going bad

Since it sounds like you are winging these perhaps a seeing or using a couple of Recipes would help.
These are from King Arthur Flour and are Tested and True.
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...
IMO if you are selling these you should not not sell day old Products as fresh. A bakery that sells stale Products will not be around for long.

Apr 16, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Can I Freeze Potato-Leek Soup (non-dairy)?

It will freeze just fine. There is no "texture" intact when you puree the Potato, if they were in slices they may get mealy.
If it seems watery or slightly separated after reheated just give it a whirl in the Blender and it will be as good as new.(you may need to re-season it as well, but taste first)

Apr 16, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Cook Your Vegetables to Death - Bon Appétit

Szechuan Dry Fried Green Beans are amazing and traditionally cooked for a very long time (though there are many "short cuts"). The Recipe I learned, they cooked for almost 2 hours uncovered.
Similar technique can be used on Celery, Carrots, Cauliflower and others.

Apr 16, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Is riccota insalata ideal for cannolis?

Bellwether Farms' Whole Jersey Milk Ricotta and Fromage Blanc are both very good and available Year round

Apr 16, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Leftover Cauliflower Rice to Soup

You will need some Leek, Scallion or Onion to round out the flavor especially if you are not using a Stock.
Enriching with some Cream or Crème Fraîche at the end would do wonders.
Along with "Curry" Cauliflower pairs well with Cheese

Apr 15, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Hot Crab Dip

Since they are different Courses you could serve literally anything assuming you are serving the Dip as a Hors d'oeuvre.

Apr 15, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking
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Buttermilk pie? Sugar pie?

I can tel you that Buttermilk Pie has no "crunch/bite on the top layer"
Have you tried any Crème Brûlée Pie or Tart Recipes?

Apr 15, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

remove charred skin from chilies?

I just wipe them with a Cloth.
When making Salsas like Molcajete or a rustic Salsa Verde I do not worry about the Skin much.
The Charred flavor is retained even when the charred Skin is removed.

Apr 15, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Help! How many jiggers in an ounce, or vice versa?

forget it

Apr 15, 2015
chefj in Spirits

Faster Than Cookies

You can put the chips in, Spread, Bake and Cut and have Chocolate Chip Bars and it is even faster but not Cookies.
Not really a "Trick" but a different baked Good.

Blueberry, Pear or Apple and Balsamic Crisp?

Blueberries and Pears do work well together, but with Maple, Cinnamon and Balsamic, got me.
To me it sounds like it would be quite muddled, both Pear and Blueberries can easily be overwhelmed.
I personally prefer the Fruit to be forward in Cobblers, Crisps, Betties and the like.

Apr 14, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking
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Cabbage Rolls anyone?

Typically it is a Sweet and Sour Dish.
Along with the souring Agent(including recipes using Vinegar), a Sweetener is also added.

Apr 14, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

Cabbage Rolls anyone?

Lemon juice or Citric Acid/Sour Salt works fine as well

Apr 13, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking
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Is riccota insalata ideal for cannolis?

" Is that what they use in Italy?"
NO

Apr 13, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking

How is gumbo supposed to taste/be prepared?

"it's Italian" Very Funny!

Apr 11, 2015
chefj in General Topics

Minced garlic and ginger paste

As an aside, You can make a large Batch and freeze in small Ziplocks.
Convenience and flavor, not to mention control

Apr 11, 2015
chefj in Home Cooking
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Guinness In USA vs Ireland

It tasted exactly the same to me. This is barring any stale Kegs or dirty Lines.

Apr 11, 2015
chefj in Beer

How is gumbo supposed to taste/be prepared?

"My husband said gumbo is supposed to cook all day" That is wrong.
Sounds like it was a pretty poorly made "Gumbo"
As already stated raw Seafood is added at the end of the cooking time.Picked Crab Meat should be add to the Bowl since it only needs to warm through.