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    Feeling lost in my career

    KitchenRat - You've taken the first step by writing down your feelings and sharing them with a seasoned community. NOW, take action, find a new position focusing on a healthy, fun, professional working environment, then RUN, don't walk - away from that dysfunctional nightmare. Life is too...
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    Pressure Cooker?

    I was a little surprised by the lack of current activity on this thread, so I thought I'd share my recent experience with the 6qt Instant Pot. I have used several professional pressure cookers (Kuhn Rikon, MIU France) with mixed results. I received the Instant Pot as a gift (I would probably...
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    Fusion Cuisine - A marvelous migration into multicultural menus or An abominable alimentary assault

    I'm still in therapy over the Haggis Taco!! So is there anyone out there with great or horrendous fusion cuisine experiences? 
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    Fusion Cuisine - A marvelous migration into multicultural menus or An abominable alimentary assault

    I do not seek an answer, but a discussion on the subject of "Fusion Cooking". Is Fusion cooking fused or just confused?  Wikipedia defines Fusion cuisine  as: cuisine  that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines  of this type are not categorized according to any one...
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    Authentic Mexican?

    This is a great question Paul. You are correct that many of the dishes prepared in Mexican restaurants are designed around the American palate and utilize American ingredients. I love Mexican food and like you, have made it my goal to find authentic Mexican recipes. One of the great sources I've...
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    What did you have for dinner?

    Asian Naranja Arroz con Pollo  This dish was inspired by Diane Kennedy's Arroz con Pollo. I was looking for an easy way to infuse the classic Asian orange and ginger flavors into the dish without the contravention of deep frying. This dish is not only much easier to prepare, it also cooks in...
  7. What did you have for dinner?

    What did you have for dinner?

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    Beef Tenderloin scraps

    The restaurant I work at produces scraps from both NY strip and tender loin. It's my job to create upscale specials for these cast-off but beautiful pieces of beef. Here's a small list of entrees. Beef Stroganoff with a truffle cream sauce. Polynesian beef stir fry with pineapple-orange sauce...
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