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  1. Interesting reading in the thread. Thanks. I wouldn't use the mill for spices or coffee unless you want your bread to smell of these in the future.
  2. I'd go Japanese/Korean by serving dishes such as Kimchi, quick pickled onion, quick pickled carrot, pickled mushroom salad (with salad greens as well as sliced onion).
  3. I get 28 and don't even know what it is.
  4. In eatyourbooks. Simply type sweet potatoes into the search function. I have 2,841 recipes featuring sweet potatoes. I suspect I'd narrow it down with a few further ingredients. I often search through the recipes, sometimes look at the book, but often create a variation on the recipe. I wouldn't be able to do this without having read the books and cooked from them previously.
  5. Open the Kindle App. Press and hold the book title. Options come up for what to do with the book. Click on "add to collection." A list of your collections will come up. Either click on an existing collection or click on the plus sign in a circle at the top. This allows you to add a new collection name. You can put the same book into multiple collections. For my 2057 cookbooks, I use the following collections. US Chefs Italian Pastry, Bread & Desserts Vegetables and Vegetarian Food Non Fiction Spanish and Portuguese Food Science, Safety, and Processing Seafood Ingredients Cookbooks UK Chefs Sauces Coffee BBQ and Smoking How to Cook Diet Australian Chefs Appetisers Cheese Asian Vietnamese French Techniques Charcuterie, Pickling, and Fermenting Mexican and Sth American Sous Vide Cooking Scandinavian Special Occasion Street Food Indian Spices Korean Japanese Sandwiches Burgers and Hot Dogs Middle Eastern and African Chinese Eastern European Meat Cookery Dumplings Pizza Food Styling and Photography Caribbean Salads Thai Russian Soup Indonesian Jewish Modernist Mediterranean Greek German Cajun and Creole Desserts Irish Juices Laotian Malaysian, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Nordic Other European Seasonal Cooking Share Plates Small Plates Snacks Southern Cooking Stews Wine and Drinks (actually this is broken down into a number of smaller categories because of my study interests). Hope this helps.
  6. If you're interested in sous vide, you could do a lot worse than consulting the eGullet sous vide index.
  7. nickrey

    Gary Danko

    Regarding transporting wines from Napa when we were up there a few years ago a lot of the wineries sold an item called a "Wine Check," which is a specially designed bag that carries twelve bottles and can be put onto the airplane as checked luggage. Ours came safely all the way back to Australia and they are nowhere near as expensive as the other options. The wineries use it as an advertising opportunity by having their logo put on it. The wine check site is here: https://thewinecheck.com. We bought the $85 variant in Napa.
  8. One of our top seafood restaurants in Australia (and I suspect, the world), Saint Peter, uses a fish weight to enable fish to be cooked with crispy skin without being flipped or finished in the oven. You could always use a steak weight/bacon press/burger press instead to achieve the same effect.
  9. For those with a penchant for wine information and access to USA Amazon site: Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours for $3.99. Hardcover is $131.98.
  10. The Kindle Version of that book is on special this month on the Amazon US store for US$3.99.
  11. Sydney, Australia. It was from a kitchenware supply store and originally from China I'd say. As you can see, it's seen some use.
  12. Thank you @btbyrd. I love it when fellow e-Gulleters do the research and product testing for you. I've been looking for one of these for ages.
  13. For the most part, wines in Europe can only be classified if they come from vitus vinifera vines (I say for the most part because a very few hybrids have other components). This explains why wines made from native American grape varieties, which are from a different vitus species, are not allowed to be produced or sold. The rootstock of American vines are used because they are resistant to phylloxera devastatrix, which was a gift from the US when cuttings were brought into Europe that devastated the wine industry in the second half of the 19th century. Vitus vinifera cuttings are grafted onto the rootstocks to produce grapes classified as vitus vinifera. In wine circles, many American native wines are characterised as having a "foxy" taste.
  14. A coffee shop here in Sydney takes beans at their peak and then vacuum packs and freezes the beans in individual serves. They then grind them direct from the freezer and make the coffee in the normal manner. Seems to work well.
  15. nickrey

    Frozen Garlic

    Garlic and oil combinations can be a breeding ground for botulism. Given some home cooks tendency not to carefully follow instructions like not leaving the oil/garlic combination at room temperature when thawed, I don't think I'd be encouraging them to do it.
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