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Diageo Is Going to Tell You Exactly What's In Your Drink

Excellent. Now I'll know how much sugar and flavoring are in my Zacapa rum

about 1 hour ago
scubadoo97 in Spirits

1955 crown royal

But the grains were different back then so even though it might not age in the bottle, the taste of a 1950s spirit may taste different than it's current version. Could be better but could be worse especially if oxidation wasn't kind. Crown is a blended whiskey that uses neutral spirits in the blend as well as colorings and flavoring unlike a blend of straight whiskies

about 1 hour ago
scubadoo97 in Spirits

How can I slice crusty bread without making such a mess?

Crusty bread makes crumbs and that's a good thing

about 2 hours ago
scubadoo97 in General Topics

How do I freeze pulled pork without ruining the texture and/or flavor. Also how do I defrost it correctly?

Vacuum sealed is the best. Other than that wrap well with plastic wrap and or foil and but in a zip bag getting as much air out as possible

about 6 hours ago
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Sous Vide Hamburgers

But during the cooking time you are not tied to monitoring the progress. Use that time to prepre other parts of the meal, enjoy quality time with your significant other or make a drink and relax. The actual active time you're cooking is very short

about 8 hours ago
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Smoking Pork Butt BBQ and Time Management

Don't blame the smoker

LIGHT sides with ribs

Add some small diced mango to the jicama to sweeten the deal

LIGHT sides with ribs

Love braised collards. Perfect side with ribs

Apr 23, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Kosher salt alternatives...

Let's be real. Do the additives impart any negative flavors? I can't taste the difference in the dish. I use Diamond Kosher because it's what I'm use to and can season food without measuring since I have a good sense of proportions when using it in general cooking.

Apr 22, 2015
scubadoo97 in General Topics

Are you the main shopper/cook at home?

I am the cook, food shopper and meal planner. No regrets, it's my passion

The only thing I tire of is trying to plan a meal that EVERYONE likes and there are times I say what the heck, not in those words, and make what I like without regard to the rest. Not very often but it keeps everything in check

Ants in kitchen--Four methods have not worked! Help!

We've had good success with Combat gel. Active ingredient is Fipronil. Yes it's toxic but it's in a gel with a syringe applicator so you are not exposed to it as you would be to a powder. The key in any control is finding out where they are coming in and apply the poison at the entry point. They will swarm around the bait and take it back to the nest and hopefully killing the queen. Our entry points are usually around electrical outlets

Apr 22, 2015
scubadoo97 in Not About Food

Authentic Black Bean Recipe by Gregory

what didn't you like about it?

Apr 21, 2015
scubadoo97 in Recipes

Best hot dogs without nitrates or nitrates?

State your source please

Apr 20, 2015
scubadoo97 in General Topics

All I want is a good cup of coffee at home. [moved from General Topics]

Bunn has a water tank that stays hot at all times. As soon as you pour in fresh water the preheated water will immediately be dispensed at a rapid clip. We use to have a Bunn quite a few years ago and used it for years. My FIL has a commercial one and swears by it. I find it brews too quickly for my taste and requires a higher coffee to water ratio

Apr 18, 2015
scubadoo97 in Cookware

please help to update our family sedar recipes

Due to the high sugar content it last a few weeks in the fridge.

Apr 18, 2015
scubadoo97 in Kosher

remove charred skin from chilies?

I scrape the char off with a paring knife. If it's charred well it slides off easily

Apr 16, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Beans do not soften

Agreed. Some things just can't be dumped together in a crock pot and come out well. Just the way it is

Apr 15, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Shrimp w/ shell-on recipes

Agreed. I say be thankful you have shell on and just do what's needed and shell them. The stock and reduced stock you can make from the shells will more than make up for the effort. I promise!

Apr 15, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Vinegar in cooking potatoes

If you cooked the potatoes in acidulated water they will not brown as deeply when roasted. Which is a plus or minus depending on your goal

Apr 15, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

remove charred skin from chilies?

Blasting them with a torch will blacken nearly 99% of the pepper

The charred skin is easy to scrape off.

Apr 15, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking
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What to bring back from Japan

Four Roses Super Premium Bourbon Japan
Not that unique but you can't get it here and it taste great

Apr 13, 2015
scubadoo97 in Spirits

Don't let your Debit/Credit Card out of your sight when dining. .

I have a debit card only because the bank made me get one to open a new business account. I use credit exclusively for non cash payments and pay my bills on time.

Apr 13, 2015
scubadoo97 in Not About Food

Need a great Falafel recipe

Soaked chickpeas are the way to go. Waffle, well that's a new twist but if it works I ain't knocking it

Apr 09, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Help a salsa out

Tomatillos will thicken a salsa. They must have a lot of pectin in them

Apr 08, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking
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Can Certain Foods Improve Eyesight?

https://web.emmes.com/study/areds2/re...

Until we know otherwise we recommend (don't sell) areds2 vitamins supplements to our patients with age related macular degeneration based on current studies

Apr 07, 2015
scubadoo97 in Food Media & News

Expired baking chocolate?

how old and what flopped?

Apr 07, 2015
scubadoo97 in General Topics

Leftover loin lamb chops -- suggestions?

Slices served with crispy lemony potatoes. Passover friendly.

delicious chilli

There's Texas chili and then there's everything that's not chili. Well at least that's what my friends from Texas tell me.

I make mine with ground meat and beans. It's what I grew up eating

Apr 06, 2015
scubadoo97 in Home Cooking

Okay knife nerds, what do you think of this Dexter?

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
This 210mm Takamura is pretty cool looking and it's VG-10 for $150

Apr 06, 2015
scubadoo97 in Cookware

Okay knife nerds, what do you think of this Dexter?

I would be interested to hear what DexSteel is. There are a lot of excellent choices in that price that range of known quality

Apr 06, 2015
scubadoo97 in Cookware