I've started eating vegetarian, but I've really been missing meat. Recently I ate mock duck at a chinese resturant and it was delicious. I looked up it's ingredients and found out it is made of wheat gluten. I looked up how to make wheat gluten at home and came across this article
. I tried using this to make wheat gluten, but the end result looks unappitizing. Without being too crude, it looks like excriment. I attempted a couple of times to shape the gluten to be more like that of a strip of chicken or similar meat, but the shape would't hold and no matter how I shaped it the gluten ended up lumpy and slightly tubular.
I assume there must be a way to form wheat gluten I make into a more appealing shape. How do I go about doing this?
posted by ArthurBarnhouse
on Mar 31, 2014 -
My awesome niece, age 12, will be visiting for Christmas, and I'd like to make some homemade treats she can eat. Difficulty level: multiple severe food allergies. [more inside]
posted by xsquared-1
on Dec 3, 2013 -
Most people have heard the mantra that wheat bread is "good" but white bread is bad.
However, virtually all commercial wheat breads contain added sugars in some form (molasses, etc.) while it is possible to obtain commercial white breads with zero added sugars (e.g. scali or Italian bread) and sugar is meant to be "bad" for us, contributing to cancer, obesity and diabetes.
From a scientific or evidence standpoint, how do the relative merits of sugarless white and whole wheat breads stack up assuming one buys the best quality option from each category?
posted by mintchip
on Oct 14, 2013 -
I was at a Mexican corner grocery last night, and on a whim bought this bread
. It's really good, and I want to know what it is. It's really dense and wheaty, with a bit of sweetness (kind of like a honey wheat.) The only label is the one in the picture (enhanced
). I've tried searching the word in label, and get nothing! What is it?
posted by Wulfhere
on Aug 24, 2013 -
Are there many examples of people on the Western Diet and living long and healthy? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Jul 29, 2013 -
My SO has an issue maybe with gluten and maybe with just the processed flours...snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by keep it tight
on Oct 1, 2012 -
What can I do with 46 pounds each of hard spring white wheat and hard winter red wheat?
posted by Raybun
on Feb 1, 2012 -
Do you have food sensitivities? Does/did your breastfed child have food sensitivities? I need to get up to speed quickly on how to eliminate dairy and wheat/gluten from my diet. Help! [more inside]
posted by vignettist
on Aug 1, 2011 -
How would I dry/sterilize/preserve/lacquer wheat berries for an art installation? [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Jun 8, 2011 -
Practical, science-based, safe, sane "low carb" book that doesn't pull any punches? (If simply "Atkins," which one?) I'm looking for a book that is gung-ho, but still spells out what can go wrong and why: I'm three days in to a self-created low carb diet. All sorts of good stuff has happened, but all sorts of disconcerting stuff has happened, too. [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Aug 27, 2010 -
I don't seem to be allergic to wheat, but eating wheat makes me allergic to many other things, including uncooked fruits, nuts and vegetables (except citrus), general seasonal allergies, animals, etc. When I stop eating wheat, my allergies to ALL of these things go away. It's crazy. Why does this happen? [more inside]
posted by scrutiny
on Aug 20, 2010 -
Is the place where the de facto
price of grain is set world-wide, the Chicago Board of Trade "wheat pit," still a cacophony of live in-person bidders yelling and making hand signals while wearing platform shoes and bright jackets, or has it become electronic and silent? Or are both types of bidding possible? If it changed, when did it do so and why?
posted by tnygard
on Sep 20, 2009 -
I was driving past a wheat field this weekend when from the cheap seats the question of just how much bread might be in there came up.
so how much bread is in a hectare of land? [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Jul 19, 2009 -
I enjoy whole wheat and multigrain bread. What I don't enjoy is flatulence. What ingredients should I check for on the bread labels to avoid that result?
posted by anonymous
on Apr 26, 2009 -
I ran out of crackers the other day and decided to try making my own. I can't say the finished product was exactly what I had in mind when the cracker craving struck, but tasty they were, and now I'm on a quest. Anyone here have a crispy, savory cracker recipe to share? [more inside]
posted by maryh
on Apr 5, 2009 -
Beer-basting-poultry-filter: Hi Mefites, I'm cooking my Christmas turkey tomorrow and would like to baste it with some yummy beer. [more inside]
posted by irishkitten
on Dec 23, 2008 -
Anyone know where I can get whole grain barley bread? Possibly barley bread without wheat flour? Or perhaps a recipe that would allow me to make it myself.
posted by exhilaration
on Aug 22, 2008 -
What is the difference between wheat free and gluten free? I know it has something to do with proteins--I'm finding a lot of stuff about the gluten side but not a lot about just the wheat. More importantly, if someone is allergic to wheat but not gluten, can she drink non-wheat beer, like Budweiser?
posted by prior
on Aug 11, 2008 -
DH and I are looking at grinders -- specifically, grinders that can handle whole wheat berries but we will, of course, use this grinder for whatever else we can (coffee, for example). Looking for your experiences with and recommendations for grinders, as well as your ideas for what to do with ground substances. There is [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes
on May 21, 2008 -
I want to cook with spelt berries. Do you
cook with spelt berries? Please tell me why, and how to do it awesomely. [more inside]
posted by mumkin
on Mar 27, 2008 -
I have been diagnosed with a number of non-life-threatening food allergies and been told to avoid them as best possible. Please suggest recipes, substitutions, general tips, etc. Forbidden foods listed after the cut. [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo
on Sep 15, 2007 -
What is the rhythm guitar strumming pattern for the song "Wheat Kings" by Canadian band The Tragically Hip? [more inside]
posted by Ark_Light
on Sep 28, 2006 -
Lots of time when you read labels some of them say "whole wheat" or "wheat" or "white whole wheat." I read about it in a book about stone ground and steel ground, but was still confused. Can anyone explain the difference and also the difference in nutritional value?
posted by Andrea2880
on Feb 9, 2006 -
What did Sandy Duncan Say in her Wheat Thins commercials? Seems like she had a tag line, but it certainly wasn't "mmmm, good cracker" or "just a pinch between your cheek and gum." I'd love to have a whole transcript of one of those commercials, but what was it she said? "The little cracker with the big taste?"
posted by rainbaby
on May 19, 2005 -