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  1. Thank you for your suggestions and for that first line. Dialogue boxes for bluetooth and temperature setting: True. It shouldn't bother you if you are not using it.Setting default piece of equipment: I am using various brands and I like the automatic detection. But it could be a necessary step, if SV gear diversifies. There is no difference between the test and the purchased versions. They are identical. You can change the pre-set on the input pop-up for the Anova. But not in the recommendations themselves. Noted. Suggestions for "user entered variables" and "ability to enter their own r
  2. Sous Vide °Celsius iOS app 3.1 has been released. Features: - Sous Vide timers (mini-recipes with an alarm). Added content and recommendations. - Improved Fahrenheit display, rulers in inches for the US. - Remote control the Anova Precision Cooker over Bluetooth (start, stop, set temperature). Screenshots: URL for purchase: https://itunes.apple.com/app/sous-vide-celsius/id419217101. If you don't want to buy the app, but would like to help improve it, send me an email - I will provide you with free promocodes until they run out. Thanks to the EGullet beta-testers!
  3. Thanks, glepore. The interaction with changing units in the US version needs to be improved. Looking for an option that is simple and understandable and not listing everything for everyone. Useful comment. I add this to a card on Trello. More temperature/time recommendations for fish at higher temperatures. Thanks!
  4. Hello weedy Thank you for your feedback. We test the suggestions ourselves. That means, we only have a limited amount of personal experiences. So not every product has been listed for all its sizes. We have started to give some product testing to colleagues, but almost every item has gone trough our own hands. Coupled with your feedback this should improve quality over time. I took your suggestion to use a range of sizes for duck breast and put it in the Trello board for app feedback . Let us know if there are more products that you believe are missing. Thank you and best regards,
  5. This is the philosophy hub of the English-speaking gastronomy world. This is the place where Douglas Baldwin posted his calculations and it is the birthplace of Modernist Cuisine. I bow down respectfully and really mean it. I am also well aware that society member Vengroff created the outstanding Sous Vide Dash. I myself have often used the information provided. As a matter of fact the project that I am about to present wouldn’t be the way it is without the influences mentioned above. On Tuesday November 11th we will release the Sous Vide °Celsius iOS app 3.0. An app with sous vide recommend
  6. Haven't tried. Keller mentions calf's heart. His offal cooking and braising seems more accurate than others so you might like to try this one. I am curious myself. Calf's heart is brined for 24h, packed with duck fat, braised sous-vide at 79.4 °C for 24h; then fat is poured off and heated to 82°C, heart is sliced, warmed in the fat, drained and served. ... I am looking for infographics showing average percentages of collagen content in various beef muscle. Can someone point to scientific research or web articles?
  7. Pork chops out of a light brine (salty but palatable) made of dark beer, salt, bay, leaf and cloves for 48h, then oiled and grilled - they taste very much like beer!
  8. tahini sounds reasonable to me and it will keep for a while toast sesame seeds in a pan add salt and grind them in a mortar add olive oil to turn it into a paste optional lime juice and sesame oil to adjust taste store in a cool place in preserving jars - if you use clean spoons it will last for a long time
  9. Most of the flavor comes from the cartilage and connective tissue in the bones. I'd say you go without meat. Just bones. Make a remouillage (steep twice). Reduce. No chicken unless you use the final product with birds. Beef would work in for stronger flavor but then it's not veal stock. I'd use just bones, technique and flavorings.
  10. If you haven't added any liquids yet you should be fine with the vessel you have. (Barley would soak up water and expand) You should refrigerate it in any case - barley can attract yeast spores in the air (mushroom beer) The crucial action will be about the Roux (butter-flour binding agent): You either want to mix cold butter and flour with a hot liquid OR hot butter and flour with a cold liquid. 30g of roux binds about 1 Liter of liquid (1 ounce binds 1 quart of liquid) Assuming you haven't added any liquid yet: Remember the amount of butter you put in (or strain it now and measure tomorrow),
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    Italian Riviera

    I just spent two beautiful weeks visiting friends in Sestri Levante and made a simple list of foods to taste in Liguria. We had a very good meal at La Brinca. Outstanding wine list and very good value for sure (It means something when your Italian friend from Naples is feeling too full to eat the last two courses) I am also convinced that the best foccacia formagetta in all of Liguria comes from the panificio in Cavi (http://bit.ly/adM34R) Here is the link to "10 foods to eat and drink in Cinque Terre - Liguria, Italy": http://bit.ly/c34f9t
  12. +zucchini + olive oil +mint + garlic - this will always remind me of southern italy and summer in a tiled kitchen. Much later I started to build this website (http://cuuks.com) to remember aroma and tag it with memories.
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    Soft Boiled Eggs

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    Substitute for Lovage

    foodpairing.be suggests: Cardamom, Cumin, Mandarin peel, Origanum, Rosemary http://www.foodpairing.be/FoodInterchangeable.aspx?f=Lovage I haven't tried those but they sound rather sketchy. I agree with tighe, though: celery leaves make a good substitute. Parsley might be another option. If you have a Maggi stock cube lying around - use that! - loveage is called Maggikraut in German :-)
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    Preserved limes

    I recently bought a book by Tanja Grandits (Restaurant Stucki, Basel, Switzerland http://www.stuckibasel.ch/index.php?en_home - awarded 18 GM and 1 Michelin star). She does a rather colorful cuisine using a lot of spices and herbs from the surrounding meadows and forests - fusing techniques from all over the world. She features a preserved limes recipe in her book Aroma Pur (available in german, only - as far as i know). I haven't tried it out. The procedure is straight forward using the same process as when preserving lemons. Cut, salt, cover with lime juice, (add optional spices) turn every
  16. How doe she make her vegetable stock? onion, one or two cloves stuck into garlic (not much) leeks carrot celery and/or celery stalks fennel (not much) black peppercorn parsley thyme bay leaves (quite a few) + sometimes other stuff that needs to be used up sautée root vegetables, add rest, add water, bring to a simmer, 30min, done If you use a pressure cooker you get more flavor out of it (she doesnt do that, though)
  17. The secret to my mothers potato salad is in the vegetable stock. She boils peeled potatoes. Strains them when they are still quite firm. Then cuts them while still warm. Add homemade, warm, seasoned vegetable stock (the potatoes will soak that up in the cooling process) let rest for at least two hours (that's what she says - you might want to cut that short) In her version she then makes a mayo with egg yolk, mustard, apple vinegar and sunflower oil then adds tarragon and chives and mixes very carefully. Done. That stuff is wonderful. Potatoes make a good vehicle to soak up stock flavors. Y
  18. I am swiss chef on the lookout for Yuzu. A good yuzu juice would work. Good enough to encorporate it into some simple desserts. It's about time we introduce this rather fasionable flavor to swiss foodies. Fresh would be even better of course. We are located in Basel, Switzerland - but anything accessible over the internet could work too..
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