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    how to moisten cold pasta pesto ?

    I made a BIG batch of cold pasta pesto with chicken for avery large crowd. It will be served tonight at an event. When I get to the location and get ready to serve it, it might be kind of dry. How can I moisten it? Chicken broth? water? Cook's illustrated had an article and it said to put...
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    keeping things cold question

    How cold does cooked food need to be? Cooked rice and chicken, cooked pasta and chicken. no dressing.
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    neeps and tatties for 100

    HI, I've been asked to make the neeps and tatties for our Burns Night supper in January. They're buying the haggis from a place in New Jersey, and the rest of the evening is catered, so I don't have to worry about that. Now what would be a good recipe to use for the neeps and tatties? tatties...
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    Poaching salmon in the oven???

    I have a recipe for poaching salmon in champagne on the stovetop, how can I adapt it for poaching in the oven? Basically, layer leeks and baby carrots in pan. Lay salmon fillets (I used steaks) on top of veggies. salt and pepper salmon. Pour a cup of champagne over all. cook 4 minutes, flip...
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    need info on a manual pasta maker/machine

    A friend is considering purchasing one of those manual pasta machine, the kind that cranks out the sheets of pasta. He already has a Simiac machine, but wants the manual machine. Any info on what brand or advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    leek and potato soup?

    I received some organic leeks and want to make a leek and potato soup, but no cream. Milk is okay. I did a search and there's so many recipes. Found a couple that sound okay, but I like a creamier soup. CAn I add some milk to the soup mixture? What about some cream cheese or sour cream to the...
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    Adjusting creme brulee recipe?

    Hi. i need to make creme brulee for 5. I have the 1/2 cup dishes. But every recipe I find is for 4. It can be halved for 2, which is what I've done and it turns out beautifully. But next week I need to make 5 dishes. I really don't want to make 6 and just toss out 1/2 cup. Can the recipe for 4...
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    I LOVE crusted fish

    But need some interesting recipes. Did a google search, nothing sends me. Possibly a sesame crusted tuna? anything else good and simple?
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    Opinion on Morimoto's in Philly?

    I've been there twice. Liked the food, the dessert was so tiny, like a wafer in a pool of sauce. Definitely pass by the desserts. Any other opinions? I had the eggplant appetizer and the yellowtail, both amazing. My SO had the omakase, delish.
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    Need nice dessert place in NYC

    Saturday, my SO and I are going to a Broadway show (probably Phantom or Mama Mia) and dinner afterwards. I want to treat for a nice dessert in the Times Square area. It doesn't have to be a restaurant-type place, can be just a nice ice cream parlor or something. But it has to be open late. We...
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    need recipe for mushroom barley soup

    I need a recipe for mushroom barley soup that does not contain red meat. No beef, flanken, ribs, etc. Chicken stock is okay, as is veggie broth, but no red meat. I've done a google search, and all I've come up with is beef contained. Thanks.
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    Cutco knives?

    I see some ones for good prices on Ebay. But they look too inexpensive to be that good. Have heard really good things about them. Why is Ebay so cheap? Thansk.
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    large creme brulee?

    I need to make a large creme brulee, not in individual ramekins. I want to use a large 1 or 1 1/2 flat quart dish. Basic recipe, or a little kicked up. Been searching the net for a recipe that doesn't specify individual ramekins and having no luck. Is there a difference if I just put the whole...
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    trying to make Pina colada creme brulee

    Can't find any recipes and I need some help please. Can probably add a bit of coconut and coconut extract to the base. What else can I do? Add a bit of chopped pineapple to the base too? Any ideas? Thansk.
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    Morimoto's in Philly?

    I was there twice in June, loved it. My SO raved about the miso soup, I loved the eggplant appetizer. Beer was fantastic, and the place is just down the block from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Any other thoughts?
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    doing a sushi gig?

    I'm bringing a large tray of sushi to a theater party. How far in advance can I make it? These are veggie maki rolls, no fish. Should I make the rolls the night before, not cut, cover with moist paper towel, not refrigerate? CArry to party, cut and arrange? Or cut and arrange at home, carry...
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    Where to learn to make sushi in NY/NJ?

    My friend and I would like to take a class, just for ourselves, on making sushi. I've dabbled but want to learn more. Something like an adult ed course at a college would be perfect. New York/ New Jersey/ Manhattan area. any ideas? Thanks.
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    can miso be frozen? or how stored?

    I bought a pound package of red miso paste to make miso soup. Just used a couple tablespoons. How can I store the rest of the package? I thought I saw something on TV about storing it, it lasts almost forever. But can it be frozen? Stored in tupperware?? Thanks.
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    Grilled shrimp?

    I just got a recipe for grilled zucchini. Marinate, put two zuke rounds on a stick, grill. Could I put a couple of shrimp in between the zuke rounds? Marinate also. I have an Asian stove-top grill and a grill pan. Would these work? I'm doing a party Sunday and these would look really nice...
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    green tea creme brulee?

    Anyone have a recipe? I saw this mentioned someplace.
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