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  1. In the world of science (the 21st Century world), declaring someting to be true is not enough to be accepted as true. On the internet, such a declaration is less accepted as truth.
  2. I would say something that has a fair amount of low osmolality water in it like canned fruit in natural juice because it provides some clean water and some nutrition. The next best thing would be calorie dense foods.
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    Top Chef Texas: Last Chance Kitchen

    Can you watch these on Hulu or something?
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    Preparing to Eat a Tasting Menu

    Sorry but, assuming you're a man, this is pretty drama queenish. I've eaten dozens of tasting menus (although not at Alinea). Most leave you full but not Thanksgiving stuffed and some leaved you sated. If you're a man (which I assume judging by your username), just show up reasonably hungry and leave the hysterics at the door.
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    Sake mystery bottle

    I dunno what your bottle is but you could start by spelling the beverage correctly...sake. And, while I'm not saying your bottle is not safe to drink, to the best of my knowledge it is to be drunk the fresher the better.
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    Low-effort, low-mess pizza @ home

    I'm going with the inside oven since it's only 84 degrees F outside. Ultimately, I think there's too much bottom heat...the crust will get burned. If anyone has experience baking pizza in a gas grill, I'd love to know what you think though.
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    Low-effort, low-mess pizza @ home

    I did not read through the whole thread so I apologize if this has been covered. Can I heat my grill (I use Grill Grates on it...great product) and use that as the oven? I'm not looked for a "grilled" pizza...I plan to use the half sheet pan but to use my Weber Genesis as the oven. Do you think I'll get an acceptable product? TIA
  8. Damn. Luckily the stuffer attachment is cheap. I'm going to give it a shot. If I'm a good sausage maker, I'll buy a vertical one. If I suck, I only wasted like 12 bucks on the KA device. No one has any suggestions for a good cookbook for sausages/terrines/pates?
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    Best sauces for home made pasta

    Thanks all. For the test run and "clean out" of the new rollers, I just did with butter and microplaned parmesan. I slightly overcooked the pasta but otherwise a success. Love the new toy.
  10. I don't think that I'll be making stuff like procuitto but I did buy a meat grinder and sausage stuffer for my KA. Do y'all recommend Ruhlman and Polcyn for the sausage recipes or would you recommend another book for sausage? TIA! ETA: I'm interested in terrines and pates too...I guess I'm interested in ground meat charcuterie but not whole chunk of meat charcuterie at this time...Is this a good starter cookbook?
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    Best sauces for home made pasta

    Thanks all. I bought the roller kit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004SGFS Psyched to start making fresh and stuffed pastas. Can this be used to make soba?
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    Best sauces for home made pasta

    I just bought a Kitchenaid Pro 600 mixer and I hope to get the pasta making attachment this week. I really love quality dried pasta but I wanted to try making fresh. What recipes do you recommend that really show the fresh pasta to its best advantage? I know stuffed pastas but what about the non-stuffed ones?
  13. Your post doesn't make any sense at several levels. First of all, if the cut of meat is tender already (tenderloin), why would you think that stewing it would make it tender? To answer your question, of course you could slow cook a piece of tenderloin but it would be one of the dumbest ways to cook a tender cut. Slow, wet cooking methods are good for cuts with a lot of fibrofatty tissue like chuck. I think that if you cook tenderloin in liquid for a long time, you get mealy, dry meat. The "best way" to cook different cuts of meat has been optimized over, probably, centuries. With the exception of sous vide, I'm not aware of any great breakthoughs in meat cooking technique although I did not stay at Holiday Inn last night.
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    Making fried rice - how to use natural stock?

    I've never heart of putting chicken bullion or instant dashi into fried rice. I agree with Ambra, you will just make the rice mushy...not what most people are looking for.
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    Worst cooking show ever

    No disrespect to the original poster but I find this kind of post silly. What one wants to watch on TV is intensely personal. I have noted that the eGullet crowd TENDS 1. To love: Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and several other PBS "celebrities" (Lydia) 2. To hate: Rachel Ray, Sandra Lee, Bobby Flay Here's why I don't like this kind of post: 1. It has been done many, many times before 2. There is no wrong or right. a. There is the element of time. Julia was ahead of her time in ~1965. That being said, "The French Chef" is not appealing to me in 2011. b. Some of us who are more advanced home cooks may look to TV for things other than learning now to cook an egg or a leg of lamb (we have mastered these). c. What's wrong with some cleavage or a pretty face (or a good looking guy for the ladies)?
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