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JoNorvelleWalker

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  1. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Best Way to Cook a Thick Steak

    Amazon sent me one of their better dry aged ribeye steaks: Quite delightful.
  2. JoNorvelleWalker

    Question about frozen mussels

    They all died?
  3. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    My black cardamom pods from Penzeys are dried out and splitting. They look like the picture from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cardamom https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/86/BlackCardamom.jpg
  4. JoNorvelleWalker

    Box and Other Hand-held Graters

    And now the price of the Cuisipro has gone back up to what I paid for it. Amazing.
  5. JoNorvelleWalker

    Box and Other Hand-held Graters

    Procrastinating from preparing dinner, I spent a couple pleasant hours reading about box graters and ordered the Cuisipro 6-sided that @rotuts talked about above. Or at least I think it's the same model. Interestingly the amazon price of the Cuisipro has gone down twice since the moment I hit the order button. When the Cuisipro comes I'll have to find a place to put it.
  6. Yes, I was aiming for the sweetness of 100 g of sucrose, with more freezing point depression. As it turns out more freezing point depression was not necessary. If I make this again (which I probably will because it is good and because I am lazy -- compared to custard the recipe is easy) I'd use 100 g sucrose. But I still like custard better!
  7. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Yes, I think the dish would work without black cardamom but black cardamom adds a little something. Besides, I needed a recipe to use up my bottle of black cardamom. Of the other spices on hand, I think grains of paradise would work.
  8. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Reprise of Dorie Greenspan's Fresh Orange Pork Tenderloin. Vanilla ice cream not shown.
  9. Modernist Pantry just sent me an email promoting their glucose powder. What a coincidence!
  10. Thanks, zooming worked. You'd think they would want to mention something like that in the product description.
  11. I checked the Modernist Pantry powdered glucose page when @paulraphael posted. Where does it say the DE number?
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Tonight's dinner: Yuanyaki salmon.
  13. JoNorvelleWalker

    eG Cook-Off #82: Salmon

    Yuanyaki salmon, Japanese Culinary Academy's Complete Japanese Cuisine, Mukoita I (pp104-105). A bit of googling tells me Yuan was the first Tea Master to grill with mirin. Good. Now if I only had a yanagiba.
  14. Good results. Only complaint is that I was getting ready for work and I accidentally spun a few* minutes too long. The overrun is higher than I would like. For the 750 g of cream called for in the recipe I used: 90 g sugar 20 g trehalose salt 0.2 g locust bean gum 1 g lambda carrageenan 0.1 g Polysorbate 80 0.055 g (was trying for 0.05) glycerol monostearate 0.25 g Lebovitz called for 150 g of sugar. Far too sweet for my taste. I substituted 90 g sugar and 20 g of trehalose. *6
  15. Some while ago I looked into the Dynashake but in the end I didn't buy it. I have an inexpensive immersion blender that I hardly use. I thought the Dynashake might serve as a poor woman's homogenizer. But now I have an even poorer woman's rotor stator homogenizer. If I wanted a blender (which thankfully I don't) I'd get a blender. If I wanted a milkshake machine I'd get a milkshake machine. If you get the Dynashake I'd love to hear about it. Dave Arnold must be truly indolent. Tonight it took two and one half minutes to scrape my potatoes through the tamis. It was more work to pound the mace.
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