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Random Food Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    How does a stand mixer have difficulty whipping cream?
     


  2. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    or mayo? it's easier than a hand blender because you can concentrate on just the oil
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Immersion blenders are the best for mayo. You just stick an egg in a keg cup, then add a little salt and a little vinegar. You pour all the oil right on top and then stick the immersion blender at the bottom and hold it on. It pulls the oil slowly into the egg, so it emulsifies. You don't need to worry about adding.
     


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    The bottom of the whisk attachment does not touch the bottom of the bowl, so with liquids, especially if you're not using a large amount, it can often miss the target or produce lackluster results.

    Not saying one way is better than another. Just that a hand blender has its uses.
     


  6. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    What can be done with fresh lima beans?
     


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    foodguy Senior member

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    fresh limas are one of the best things in the world. treat them like you would a fava: sure fire is render a little bacon, pour off most of the fat, sizzle some shallots, then toss the blanched limas in that. just a touch of cream wouldn't hurt, either.
    eta: for presentation, use a large white bernardaud charger and stack 3 beans in the center of each. it'll be beautiful.
     
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    :plain:

    Thanks. I will try just that.
     


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    What are lobster mushrooms good with?
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Most things that are good with wild mushrooms. They aren't particular.
     


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    mordecai Immoderator

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    figs, cheese.
     


  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I was thinking of cream.

    I still can't find fresh porcini.


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    OK. I will get that. I finally ordered that book on sauces you recommended me a while back.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Three beans, one plate?
     


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    Which one?
    I think I'll get the flavour bible, too. Not that expensive and will hopefully provide inspiration.
     
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