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Have a recommendation for a good go-to bourbon or whiskey cocktail?

Rye is probably more trendy right now than Bourbon
Try a :
Sazerac, Brooklyn, Old Fashion or a Boulevardier
All lovely classic Cocktails

about 15 hours ago
chefj in Spirits
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Avery announces Quintupel Ale

I saw plenty of that in the Quad thread!

about 16 hours ago
chefj in Beer

Avery announces Quintupel Ale

There was already a long winded hate Rant on Americans that was taken down.

about 19 hours ago
chefj in Beer

Any fix for sour crab corn soup? Baking soda?

Hmmm. I have never heard of Corn giving off Citric Acid. Are you sure your Soup has not spoiled? Did you eat any other foods immediately before tasting the Soup?
I think that adding Baking Soda would leave its own Flavor some People do not mind it, but I dislike it a lot.
Perhaps adding some addition Puréed Corn would off set the tartness with out altering the flavor as much.

about 19 hours ago
chefj in General Topics

Are commerical fridges and freezer okay for a residence?

I have not bought any in many Years and Build Quality can change.
The True and Randell units that we have have functioned very well for the last 13 years.

about 19 hours ago
chefj in Cookware

Pureeing the Myth of Sriracha Sauce

Called Jaew (แจ่ว) It is the Thia BBQ Sauce that is served with Gai Yang (ไก่ย่าง) and Moo Ping (หมูปิ้ง)

about 19 hours ago
chefj in General Topics

Frog legs

You should post this on the Boston Board.
I flagged it and asked the Moderators to move it.
Chinatown Restaurants should have it on the Menu

about 19 hours ago
chefj in Greater Boston Area

Any fix for sour crab corn soup? Baking soda?

Did you taste it the second time when it was Cold? or Heated?

about 19 hours ago
chefj in General Topics

Are commerical fridges and freezer okay for a residence?

Yes they are fine for home. Be aware they are louder and heavier than most Domestic Models

about 19 hours ago
chefj in Cookware

Coconut Milk, Green Curry Powder, Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

I do not know what Curry Powder you have so Quantities are impossible.
In general
Mix the Powder with Water 1:1 to form a paste.
Fry in some of the Coconut Cream till it separates.
Add the rest of the Coconut Milk thinned with a half part Water.
Simmer with Chicken till just cooked.
Season with Sugar and Fish Sauce. Garnish with Thai Basil, Cilantro and/or Green Chilies if available.

about 19 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Must I boil split peas/lintels/beans/rice?

Cooked and Freeze Dried products would work much better for your purposes.

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Coconut Milk, Green Curry Powder, Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

Green Chicken Curry?

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

How do you cook a grey steak medium rare

No problem,
You just replied to me rather than Letsindulge.

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Cochinita Pibil --- with Beef, is it doable or am I delusional?

also Marrano, Puérco and Cérdo
but what came first word Cochinita or the Cochineal.
There where no Pigs in Mexico before the Spanish so the Names for Pigs and Pork would have come from Spain and in Spain there is no word "Cochinita"
Yahoo Answers as a Source?

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

My cinnamon buns won't pull apart. Any advice for next time?

Dip or Brush the sides of each Roll in melted Butter before putting them in the Baking Dish.

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking
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How do you cook a grey steak medium rare

Yes I know.

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Gazpacho question

There is no need to use Tomato juice and I agree that it kills the fresh flavor of the Gazpacho.
Gazpacho Andaluz Adapted From "A Season in Spain"
1 Garlic Clove
1 Small Onion
1 C Cucumber peeled and roughly diced
1 C Red Bell Pepper roughly diced
3 C Ripe Tomato roughly diced
Purée all in a Blender.
While running add:
.5 C Olive Oil
.25 C Red Wine or Sherry Vinegar
Season with S&P
Strain if desired
If you want a thicker Soup add a Couple of Slices of crustless white Bread when puréeing the Vegetables

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

How do you cook a grey steak medium rare

That will not make the Steak Grey throughout.

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Cochinita Pibil --- with Beef, is it doable or am I delusional?

Yep, I get that. Though I know that I was told a History said the source of the Color, the Cochineal used in the Marinade was where the Name Cochinta was derived from.
I can fnd no referance to it so perhaps I was lead down the Jardin Path

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Cochinita Pibil --- with Beef, is it doable or am I delusional?

Cochinillo is the name I learned for Suckling Pig.

about 20 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Cochinita Pibil --- with Beef, is it doable or am I delusional?

Cochinita is not the word for Baby Pig. It comes from the name of a small insect that was used as a Dye and in the Seasoning Pastes called a Cochineal. Later the tiny insects where replaced by Annatto/Achiote.
Pibil is a Cooking Pit

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Mac and Cheese

Island Girl seemed to want a physical location

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

What color should fresh Wild King Salmon filets be??

Also called "Ivory Salmon"

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in General Topics

Really? London Broil is just good for grilling/broiling?

Not here.
London Broil is cut from the Top Round
Where as Flank Steak is from from the Flank and is a whole Muscle

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking
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Pretzel salt?

Coarse Sea Salts that are actually large Crystals rather than the Flaked Kosher Salt is a better substitute.

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

Mac and Cheese

These Guys are located in NYC but do not seem to have a retail outlet. Give'em a call?
http://www.myspicesage.com/

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

Rivets or Welds, your opinion

I think that in general Rivets are a better bet for strength. Of course this depends on the quality of the Build. Good quality Welds also work just fine but are not as common. I have had a Professional Sitram that is welded for 30 years and it is fine.

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in Cookware

Mac and Cheese

Alton Brown's Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe works very well.
Use a really Sharp Cheddar. Skip the Egg add some Cayenne.

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

questions about ham and olive oil

When I was in VA we did the same with VA Country Ham!

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in General Topics

Fusia - General Teos Chicken

I would apply this thought to most of the"is it safe" discussions on these boards.
Taking advice from "Joe Blow" on your Health makes no sense to me.

Jul 26, 2014
chefj in General Topics