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  1. It should work fine. Contrary to generations of chefs, bones add no taste to a stock. They do add gelatin which will change the "mouthfeel" (hate the word) and thickening ability. No bones should taste fine. There'll be more fat from ground beef. I think I'd brown the beef. When you consider how little beef actually is on the bones that go into stock, it shouldn't take a lot of ground beef.
  2. Unusual menu there. Very limited "large plates". I'd eat those mushrooms happily.
  3. gfweb

    Dinner 2024

    Bagels are too hard, IMO, for soft fillings that will smoosh... unless you take the controversial step of scooping out the bagels. So sliced deli meat...yes.....tuna salad ...no. I'd add that reubens are the perfect sandwich to demonstrate that you know what you are doing. Kraut needs to be drained and sauteed for a moment so as not to drown the sandwich. CB has to be sliced thin. Bread cannot be too thick (don't care that it is "house made") and cannot be too toasted so that it is hard to bite through.
  4. gfweb

    Dinner 2024

    sandwich assembly is an often overlooked thing optimal warming...proper stacking so as to avoid slippage...optimal bread thickness critical stuff
  5. I usually find Kenji to be a tedious pedant, but this is pretty good. https://www.nytimes.com/article/how-to-cut-onion.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
  6. I dice a lot. Two or 3 potatoes at a time. I can have it done faster than I coukd set up that new instrument
  7. amazon today CUISINART CSO-300N1C Combo Steam Plus Convection Oven, Silver (eG-friendly Amazon.com link)
  8. Amazon has it in 1.25 gal size... I thought that it looked pricey.
  9. Baking soda raises pH which enhances the Maillard browning rxn. It doesn't need to have an acid added like it does when it is used as a leavening agent; so the fizzing and order of addition is unimportant. You could just put it on the surface rather than mixing it in.
  10. gfweb

    Dinner 2024

    Mayo with meatloaf is great...but consider Russian dressing.....
  11. gfweb

    Food recalls

    https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/investigation-illnesses-diamond-shruumz-brand-microdosing-chocolate-bars-june-2024 For those who partake. Looks like they weren't microdoses
  12. gfweb

    Braising help needed

    Agree with avoiding dilution of the liquid but I'll often reduce the liquid anyway.
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