Random Food Questions Thread

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

  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Oh, alright. Then mine isn't too heavy I guess.

    Post pics of your meals in WDYELNFD!
     


  2. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    For those even mildly interested in ice cream check out Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream book. I have some pretty major books on the topic but this is by far my favorite. Her technique is interesting (midway between old and new school) and the flavors are right on. Texture is amazing.
     
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    that's interesting. i tested a couple things from it and was just not in love. maybe i'll try some more.
     


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    On the topic of ice cream, is there any possible way to replicate a Pacojet at home? I'm not really in the mood to spend a few thousand dollars on a fancy ice cream maker, but the EMP cookbook has a buffalo mozzarella ice cream I really want to try.
     


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    that recipe appears to have enough sugar and fat that you could do it in a normal ice cream maker. so instead of chill-->freeze-->pacotize, it should be okay to go chill-->spin in a regular machine.
     


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    Thanks, I'll look into trying it normally. Maybe I'll try taking advantage of the email address they put in front of the book actually. Or use this as an excuse to go there and ask in person. Yeah, that sounds like a better idea.
     


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    So I ate at Jaleo last Friday. Jose Andres tortilla is a little different than what I'm used to. Most tapas places I've been to serve it cold and very deep (almost like a quiche with no crust). At Jaleo, it's a hot omelet made ala minute.

    What intrigues me about it is that he somehow manages to make it so that the egg completely surrounds the potatoes and onions in a perfect disc (not like a traditional omelet that's been folded, and not like a fritatta where there is potato and onion suspended at various levels).

    Anyone know how to accomplish that?
     


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    How do you like it so far? Anything you might try?
     


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    noob :nest:
     


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    yeah I am a bit worried about going straight from the salad dressing revelation to modernist cuisine... :confused: Salad dressing isn't exactly cooking...
     


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    and modernist is? :nest:
     


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    Is a 36 hour sous-vide veal shank distinguishably better than a traditionally braised veal shank?
     


  13. b1os

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    Without ever having eaten it, I would say they are different rather than one is better than the other. Try it out and see which one you prefer.
     
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    what he said, since i'm assuming that you're not doing it for convenience.

    since you're going for such a long time, i'm guessing you're planning to use a pretty low temperature, so you have to decide what kind of texture you're looking for to decide which way will be "better".
     
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    Yeah, I guess that's what I meant. I haven't "braised" anything in a water bath yet. And certainly I've never cooked anything for 36 continuous hours, so I don't really know what kind of results I'll be getting. But I guess I'll just have to try it to find out.
     


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