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  1. Best pot luck recipes

    What is Jail Slaw?
  2. Sources for foods

    The event which started this was a jar of Victoria Mediterranean Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil, from Victoria Packing in Brooklyn. Largely the tomatoes had most of their skin and plenty of pith which was very tough. I thought it must be possible to buy better tomatoes. I just bought a soup packet which had quite a bit of dried carrot and celery which I thought might be good to have on hand (25 year shelf life ). I looked around online and could only uncover emergency food suppliers selling 72 hour to 1 year emergency food kits. I did find Purcell Mountain Farms for beans. Recommendations?
  3. Sources for foods

    I've been reading some great egullet threads on where to buy different foods, so I thought to ask about two current issues: what brand of sun-dried tomatoes in oil do you use? And where do you get it from? where do you buy dried vegetables and dried fruits?
  4. Help with tagine liquid

    For my stovetop tagine, I have ended up reducing the water in any of Paula Wolfert's recipes because the pot is so efficient.
  5. spatchcocking fowl

    When Lee Valley (US and Canada) first introduced these scissors they were $4 USD. The points are not sharp and they cut through anything. I have dozens of pairs all over my house. To clean, I open them and put in the dishwasher. http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=59398&cat=1,64488
  6. Living Cookbook software

    I use Evernote, purchased (along with a scanner) because I was moving across the country and didn't want to schlep all those recipe books.
  7. I have ordered some ham hocks from Father's and will report back. I intend to taste every single one of the hams which have been recommended!
  8. Also, what exactly is "country ham" flavour?
  9. These hams look very interesting. What do you recommend if one prefers low smoke flavouring?
  10. Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam

    I believe that spam is more than 50% fat.
  11. Actually I'm using a tagine. I used already-cooked rice, duck, veg and added fresh leek and still-frozen peas (damp). I added oil and duck fat and about 1/2 cup of mushroom stock. The leek had been soaking in water, so that added more liquid. So, the pot was not dry. Should it have been? The instructions I found seem to heat up the pot (above halfway) at the finish for about 5 minutes.
  12. Because Maple Leaf Farms sells duck leg meat in 2 lb bags,I have to be creative about using it in a hurry. Hard as it is to believe, one might have too much duck fried rice, eh? As one of my dishes, I've tried "Chinese" clay pot rice which has formed a crust on the bottom of the pan. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong. Too much liquid? Too hot? Here's another good example. Hassouni posted in 2013 this picture (which is not on his website). Can you tell me how to achieve either of these crusty-bottomed rice textures?
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