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  1. flacoman

    Deckle: a long overlooked cut of beef

    Bern's steak house in Tampa named it as such ,so I deferred to their kmowledge.
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    Deckle: a long overlooked cut of beef

    I'd heard it referred to as the shell steak. Delicious any way you name it .
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    Bentos (2009-)

    Re : Apples browning . If you toss the apples with a little cinnamon in the baggie, they'll brown but be tasty HTH jorge
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    Poultry Shears

    Here's the p00p $9.98 and a lifetime guarantee http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=90507-16878-50251&lpage=none Had these for a few years and have held up nicely ; notched at the base of the blade for heavy bones or rose twigs. HTH Jorge
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    Barbeque Sauce

    Guava paste is veddy good with pork , ,but it's plenty sweet . Use instead of honey or brown sugar sometime my2c Jorge
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    Izze

    Love the clementine and pomegranate,pear is good. Super Target carries it (sometimes) my2c jorge
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    Carbonating Spirits

    I was able to carbonate ice cream very effectively in an open container , so you could carbonate overnight ,in the freezer, open and then cap it later . Dry ice bags ,in fact have instructions for carbonating beverages on them. HTH Jorge
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    Carbonating Spirits

    How about a nub of dry ice in a stout bottle ? One of those camping drink bottles would withstand many psi and seal tightly... Found that out by accident with the mixer and ice cream experiment. HTH Jorge
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    THE BEST: Cuban Food in Miami

    La Casita ,on 8th , just east of Le Jeune has been a family favorite for many moons my2c Jorge
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    Pelagia Trattoria (Tampa)

    Bern's or Side Bern's I make the trip from Disney world whenever I get up that way
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    Sriracha

    Used it with Tabasco to make wing sauce, nice . Alton Brown's technique work well , but I think i'll marinate the wings in someting first.
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    Best dishwasher

    Got the Kitchenaid architect series II to match the stove Not quick but cleans really well and dries nicely. The four-hour delay feature is nice for ovenight runs .Quiet enough to watch TV with and a great step forward from the GE unit that the builder put in.
  13. Knives, no question. I first sharpened a knife when I was about 8 or so and have been a student of cutlery ever since The visceral extension of my hand that a sharp blade gives me is not unlike musicians with their instruments. i feel the slices slip down to dice and await their saute' .As I start to sweat and add salt and cracked black to the onion and carrot and celery,it's like a CMaj chord all in tune as the vapors and steam set a counterpoint to await the rib-eye to get his sear and symbolically return juices to the vegetal flavors .Once roasted then the rest that permits sauces and glazes to form and polymerize .Without a quality knife I am a assembling clod, With one I feel like a composer but working in a field without limit
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    I confess: my X isn't as good as Y's

    Cuban bread .. it ends up this dense,heavy thing. I can never get the crumb right
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