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Khorasan wheat

Comparisons show 10g protein/100g flour for traditional wheat vs. 14.7g for khorasan. So it's higher, but not dramatically.

1 day ago
ferret in General Topics

How long will you stand in line for food?

In the city I live in - I'm not wasting time in line. If I'm traveling and come to an iconic spot that I may not have an opportunity to try again, I'm flexible.

Arsenic in chicken feed

Another mercola-sourced bit of drivel. A 2014 "article" about a product that was discontinued in 2011. Nice spin about an FDA coverup.

1 day ago
ferret in General Topics

Can You Dehydrate Brownies By Overcooking?

Yes, but have you tried the Nonni's triple chocolate salted caramel biscotti that Costco sells? Truly amazing. And backpack friendly, although I would probably eat all of it in the first hour of backpacking.

1 day ago
ferret in Home Cooking

What difference does a covered pot make?

Or from forming a skin.

2 days ago
ferret in Home Cooking

What difference does a covered pot make?

Same general idea. It's to limit evaporation.

2 days ago
ferret in Home Cooking

Chicago Area German Deli and Grocery Store

German pretzels as in packaged or German pretzels like they serve at Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont?

2 days ago
ferret in Chicago Area

Costco To End Relationship With American Express

If you have a Costco Executive membership then you get the cash back from that card, regardless of how you choose to pay for transactions. If you use an Amex to pay, then your Amex benefits are determined by the type of card. The gold gives you transaction points, cash-back cards give you cash back. They're two separate benefits.

2 days ago
ferret in Chains

What do you think of this new Sous Vide cooker?

Well, this purposrts to be more than just an induction burner. Assuming it works as advertised, it monitors the contents of the vessel and interacts with the induction unit to maintain a pre-set temperature.

Feb 26, 2015
ferret in Cookware

Jewish meal

Although, ironically, some of the most rabid bacon-lovers I've ever encountered are Jewish.

Feb 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics

Morton's vs. Diamond Crystal Kosher salt?

True dat; an ounce of salt is an ounce of salt, regardless of the shape. A teaspoon of salt, on the other hand, can vary greatly.

Feb 26, 2015
ferret in General Topics
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Costco To End Relationship With American Express

Amex Gold is lagging benefits-wise. I got a Visa Signature last year that works out better for me.

Feb 26, 2015
ferret in Chains

How many at home dishes have you truly mastered?

There are very few things I repeat with precision, just doesn't interest me. I build on what I've made in the past, sometimes intentionally and other times improvising with what I have on hand.

Feb 25, 2015
ferret in Home Cooking
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The OU may endorse a new line of products

I think it's a "because it's neither". It's somewhere in the neighborhood of supplements. Neither totally synthetic nor (reliably) pure vegetation.

Feb 25, 2015
ferret in Kosher

Chicago: Cholov Yisroel Gino's East Coming to Bucktown?

What else is there? It's the poorest-reviewed of all the deep dish options in Chicago and it'll soon be Kosher. Yay. It's anticipated in Fall of 2015, whether it actually happens, only time (and money) will tell.

Feb 24, 2015
ferret in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

This is for medicinal uses. I have 2 very good friends (actually only 1 still living) who were prescribed marijuana in capsule form to aid in their tolerance of chemotherapy. It absolutely eased their suffering. If that's a "bad idea" to you, then maybe you need a little introspection.

Feb 24, 2015
ferret in Kosher

Knife Magic

Feb 24, 2015
ferret in Food Media & News

Would you buy your neighbors' home cooked food

Looks like someone's already got a website up.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1005955

aaaaaannnd, it looks like the thread was pulled (he was promoting his food-sharing site). Looks like a train-wreck. My favorite FAQ:

"How can I ensure safety during food pickup?

All xxxxxx users are required to undergo a verification process. However, we urge you to go with your gut feeling. If something looks suspicious and you decide not to pick up your meal as a result, contact us at Customer Support and we will refund your payment. Your safety is our priority."

Forget meal-sharing, I've just come up with the plot of "Sweeney Todd 2015."

Feb 23, 2015
ferret in Not About Food

Coconut oil in coffee. Not quite "bulletproof" but delicious low-carb "breakfast"

This is more like an artisanal version of Ensure.

Kitchen appliances

I understand if you want to buy a suite of appliances from one manufacturer, but it's best to identify your needs and then determine which appliances best suit those needs, regardless of brand mixing/matching.

Feb 23, 2015
ferret in Cookware

Grubhub.com

My local pizza place stopped taking credit cards without notice and when I came in to pick up an order (and didn't have a penny on me) he had me process the order through grubhub right in front of him so that I could use my credit card on their system.

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in Food Media & News

Going to China: What Soy Sauce to Buy

Pretty much my take. Lee Kum Kee is now at Costco and my local H-Mart has Pearl River Bridge, LKK (a number of varieties) and about 30 or so others. And that's just the Chinese soy sauces. Add Japanese and you're taking up a full aisle.

The Kentucky-made artisanal I linked above looks intriguing but I can't imagine it to be that much better than the good stuff I can find from China.

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in China & Southeast Asia

Going to China: What Soy Sauce to Buy

How about Kentucky blue-grassroots?

http://www.farmtopeople.com/collectio...

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in China & Southeast Asia

Going to China: What Soy Sauce to Buy

Is there a soy sauce sold in China that has not been exported?

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in China & Southeast Asia
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What to serve with hot wings?

In many restaurants here they're served with a generous side of cleavage.

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in Home Cooking

Is Mariano's the best grocery store in Chicago?

Heinen's has it some. They don't have a very broad selection of products.

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in Chicago Area

Strap-on booze baby seeks funding

Hey, isn't that the baby from American Sniper? I guess if anyone needs a hands-free drink solution, it's a sniper.

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in Spirits

Oven roasting bag

No. Foil works just as well.

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in Cookware

The Food Babe Says There’s Beaver Butt in Your Ice Cream

The problem is, as a non-scientist she has no qualms (or certainly doesn't know any better) about spouting off without doing any homework or even knowing the right questions to ask. She's an alarmist for the sake of being an alarmist.

A statement like "There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever" is just plain stupid.

Best Recipe Software

My favorite for years was Mangia, one of the earliest and most advanced. It's long gone. I own Paprika, which I like but use infrequently. Ran across this list which offers feature comparisons:

http://cookbook-recipe-software-revie...

Feb 20, 2015
ferret in Food Media & News