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What cooking chemistry should I know?

What are basic pieces of kitchen science that would be helpful for me to know? I'm most interested in baking but cooking is okay too. Things like the effect of salt or liquid on a recipe or whether I want my bread dough to rise in a dry or humid area and why would be really great. I'm okay at following recipes but I'd absolutely love to know why different ingredients and combinations have different effects and how I can use that to my advantage. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jun 23, 2014 - 22 answers

Renting time in a commercial kitchen, issues, gotchas, etc.

I'd like to explore leasing time in a "co-op" or shared commercial kitchen to start a small food business, making seasonal preserves and similar items in Washington State. Are there recommended blogs or books that discuss this from the business and planning ends, as far as what to look for, and well as how to deal with legal issues with bringing equipment and ingredients to and from such a facility (like fresh fruit, sugar, etc.). Do people store ingredients off-site, that sort of thing. (I'm mainly looking for non-state-official guides and written materials that deal with this subject from the producer end, just to focus questions away from the business itself or to Google search results to WA guidelines. Thanks!)
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 26, 2014 - 2 answers

Help Me Jazz up baked chicken breasts!

As part of developing better eating habits, my new go-to dinner has become baked chicken breast and vegetables. Now I love me some chicken, but this can get pretty boring after a while. What are some good spice mixes, rubs, or marinades that you guys use to make chicken delicious? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 2, 2014 - 26 answers

Which slow cooker should I get?

Are there any set and forget slow cookers 4 quarts and under? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jan 8, 2014 - 14 answers

How to rent a kitchen for a week?

We are planning our wedding for mid July of this year and we want to cook most of the food for it in the week or so leading up to our wedding. We are looking for two things: a kitchen (or kitchens?) to cook the food, and a fridge/freezer (fridges/freezers?) to store the stuff. How can we do this? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Meal planning extreme!

Help me app-ify the way that I plan for meals for extreme streamlining given a series of food restrictions. [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Nov 23, 2013 - 5 answers

I need to share this space somehow...

I like my housemates but hate sharing the kitchen with them. This is not good for housemate relationships. I can't move out. What can I do to mitigate things in the mean time? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated on Nov 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Cooking for Passover

I am hosting a dinner party and one of the guests is observing passover. I need to stay away from rice, beans, corn, and bread. I am looking for some awesome dishes / dish combinations to serve so everyone is happy. Bring on your tasty dishes.
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Light beer recipes: it's like a kitchen on a dock... cooking (with) near water.

I have 8-10 Bud Light beers in cans left over from my New Year's party. I'm not going to drink them... but can I cook with them? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Jan 4, 2013 - 31 answers

Best kitchen scales

Looking for kitchen scale recommendations. [more inside]
posted by smangosbubbles on Nov 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Keep Track of My Food

Is there a good way for my family to keep inventories of our refrigerator and freezers? [more inside]
posted by EtzHadaat on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

What are the best chopsticks?

If I were a chopstick connoisseur, which chopsticks would I have?
posted by djgh on Jul 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Who wants pancakes?

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to be able to cook more than two pancakes at a time. Given that goal, I'm looking for recommendations for an electric griddle. What can you tell me about yours? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jun 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Chicken Chunks At Home?

How can I re-create chip shop style chicken chunks at home? Specifically I am trying to re-create the kind of fried chicken chunks made at NYC's A Salt And Battery, in general I am trying to get that moist, crunchy, batter-just-pulls-away taste and texture found in fry joints. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm looking for recipes that are basically the hardcore level of food.

I'm looking for recipes that take, literally, days to make and are incredibly labor intensive. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on May 8, 2012 - 34 answers

What books discuss taste like a pro chef would?

Please recommend good books that discuss the theory of food taste and design—analyzing flavors and textures, figuring out pairings, that sort of thing. Either savory or dessert-centered would be fine. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Feb 28, 2012 - 11 answers

My Cat Thinks the Kitchen Belongs to Him

I have an older cat who has become a total bastard when it comes to the kitchen. He is constantly on the counter. I run him off and when I leave the kitchen he is back up on the counter almost immediately. He'll eat meat cooking in a frickin' frying pan. Any solutions other than constantly squirting him with water or putting him in a crate while cooking? Closing off the kitchen is not an option.
posted by zzazazz on Nov 1, 2011 - 29 answers

Can you make a warped cast-iron skillet perfectly flat again?

Speaking of cast-iron skillets, I have two, and they worked brilliantly on a gas stove. But now that I have a flat-topped glass stove, they work less well because they're not perfectly flat. One is a bit convexly rounded on the outside, so some of it gets hotter than the rest; the other is concave on the outer bottom and sort of mounded on the inner bottom, so that oil pools around the edges, around the mound, if you can picture that. Both pans work great for baking stuff like cornbread, but not so good for steaks or such. So I've got two pans I love but now understand why I could buy them cheap at thrift shops. Question: Is there any way to make the bottoms of these pans perfectly flat again so they'll cook well?
posted by fivesavagepalms on Oct 20, 2011 - 8 answers

How to cook for one, when living with many

People who live with others but cook for yourself: What do you cook? How do you cook it? Requesting recipes and tips, please. [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Oct 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Looking for super simple recipes for the crockpot

I have a crockpot, need to eat at home more, and am really short on time. Anyone have recipes I could use? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 17, 2011 - 20 answers

What do I do with all this red sauce?

I have about three gallons of truly excellent homemade tomato sauce. What can I do with it if I don't eat pasta?
posted by honeydew on Jun 5, 2011 - 28 answers

Thighs: so much better than breasts.

I'm going to make broccoli risotto tonight, and I want to make chicken thighs in a way that will complement. Bring on the ideas. [more inside]
posted by nosila on May 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Keep it fresh!

How do I best store my food so it neither goes bad nor attracts fruit flies? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 12, 2010 - 28 answers

Hand washing in the kitchen sink

Is it okay to wash your hands in the kitchen sink? [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Aug 30, 2010 - 37 answers

Vegetarian, quintessentially American fare in a very rudimentary kitchen?

I need ideas for vegetarian, quintessentially American fare that can be prepped in a very rudimentary kitchen. [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Jul 29, 2010 - 28 answers

My spoon is too big.

Why are Chinese spoons shaped like that? [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Jun 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Great Chefs (Groan-inducing theme song) ?

Any other shows like the late, great Great Chefs? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Jun 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Help Plan a Cook's Tour of Chicago, Milwaukee & Madison

What are your favorite cooking/kitchen/food-related shops in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Apr 2, 2010 - 14 answers

I love you, but your food makes me sick

How do I keep my food gluten-free when sharing a kitchen and eating space with a gluten lover? [more inside]
posted by geekchic on Feb 18, 2010 - 14 answers

How Much Can I Earn at a Farmers' Market?

What sort of income levels do prepared-food stallholders at Farmers' Markets in the UK typically earn? [more inside]
posted by mooders on Jan 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Not-so-Fantastic Plastic

Can you help my household kick the plastic habit? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 30, 2009 - 35 answers

Please help me store my oats.

Please help me find the perfect oatmeal container. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 18, 2009 - 9 answers

For sale: Jenn-Air High Speed Food Rotter

Why are things suddenly starting to go bad/sour/rotten in my fridge much sooner than they used to? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Aug 25, 2009 - 18 answers

Kitchenware that no good kitchen would be without?

I'm in the market for some better cooking tools. What kitchenware would you swear by? What should no good kitchen be without? [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Nov 15, 2008 - 47 answers

Best thing since sliced bacon?

Thermomix, useful or just another overpriced kitchen gadget? [more inside]
posted by racingjs on Oct 17, 2008 - 17 answers

Bugs!

My roommate brought some bugs along with her when she moved in. How do we get rid of them and protect the food? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Bread for all seasons.

Good all-season low-temperature breads or tips? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Aug 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for home storage solutions for bulk items such as flour, sugar, rice.

Looking for home storage solutions for bulk items such as flour, sugar, rice. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Aug 9, 2008 - 20 answers

Help me have a well-managed pantry.

Help me have a well-managed pantry. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Jun 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Back in the kitchen, what do I do now?

CookingFilter: Recipes, books, and blogs dedicated to recipes to beginner cooks or cooks on a budget? [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 19, 2008 - 14 answers

How to make egg noodles?

How do I make decent egg noodles? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Feb 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Mr. Bento you're a bloodthirsty foe, but your chicken is delicious!

I bit the bullet and bought a Mr. Bento lunch box and it is awesome. Now what? [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Oct 15, 2007 - 21 answers

What's the protocol for starting a culinary stage?

The first of many food career related questions I'll be asking: What's the protocol for a young, unproven would-be to find himself a stage? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 26, 2007 - 12 answers

I'm burnin', I'm burnin', I'm burnin' for you

Which cook-top should I buy: the more powerful one with a sketchy repair history or the wimpier one with a nearly spotless repair history? [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Aug 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me eat without a kitchen

Due to works in my flat I will not have a kitchen for the next couple of months. What can i keep in stock which is easy to prepare and can be stored without refrigeration? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago on Jun 19, 2007 - 11 answers

A girl needs more than just a knife

Londonfilter: Just landed with a chef's knife and need to locate goods. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Oct 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Wok -- round or flat bottom?

I want to buy a wok. For the typical American (electric range) kitchen, which style is best? Flat or round bottom?
posted by 10ch on Jun 24, 2006 - 25 answers

I need an electric food chopper that can handle cheese

I burned out my roommate's electric food chopper by trying cheese, so I need to get her a new one. Can you recommend a fairly priced model that won't go all stinky and smoky when I stuff it full of Wisconsin's best?
posted by Mo Nickels on Feb 16, 2005 - 12 answers

A Grate Problem

I hate box graters. [MI] [more inside]
posted by frykitty on Dec 6, 2004 - 24 answers

What's a good picnic recipe using APPLES?

Today's theme ingredient is...APPLES! What apple-based dessert recipe would you recommend for a picnic? 1) I don't care much for the very tart varieties of apple (e.g., Granny Smith), so I prefer a recipe that uses, or at least works with, the less tart varieties. 2) There will be several hours between baking and serving, so it should be servable at room temperature. 3) I'm reasonably skilled in the kitchen; you need not shy away from more difficult recipes.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Sep 15, 2004 - 13 answers

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