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  1. brian1e4

    hog roast

    I made pulled-pork sandwiches for an office party a few years back. One of the side dishes was hand-cooked potato chips made on site as the sandwiches were being served. The other side dish was a slaw. Brian
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    intro ... help with 'mise en place'

    This is a thread that just won't die ... For my mushroom soup last evening I hydrated some porcini mushrooms and put extra effort into concentrating the flavors of the reserved mushroom liquid. I cheated by using Swanson chicken broth in place of homemade stock for the remainder of the soup...
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    holiday appetizers

    The holidays are approaching and that means family parties and catering events. This means food so ... here's my request. I'm looking for appetizer ideas that have ... great taste ... visual appeal ... and a reasonable ingredient list. Any suggestions would be appreciated. p.s. I made a wild...
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    intro ... help with 'mise en place'

    Good news and bad news ... The wife and kids are visiting my in-laws for a week. This is actually the bad news. I miss them a great deal. The good news is that I have plenty of time to be in the kitchen. This time of year is when I get serious about soup. For what it's worth ... some of my...
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    intro ... help with 'mise en place'

    W. Debord, I agree whole-heartedly with your reply. My wife and I negotiate often on whether the baby bottle supplies really need to be on the counter (she won this round) or whether we can shelve the decorative canister set we received as a wedding gift (my victory). My preference is...
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    intro ... help with 'mise en place'

    Linda, Thanks for the suggestion. I picked up my copy yesterday. Brian
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    intro ... help with 'mise en place'

    While the conversation is on refridgerator space ... How do you refridgerate 4 dozen deviled eggs (96 halves)? This is a simple appetizer (use crab meat for the filling) that I often prepare for office parties. My method of plastic trays stacked on baking sheets separated by plastic cups is...
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    intro ... help with 'mise en place'

    Thank you for the very helpful replies. My catering experience has helped me to control my anxiety as a sauce won't thicken or a meat won't brown. I'm still prone to swear when a large kettle of water refuses to reach a vigorous boil. I believe a large part of my problem has to do with a lack...
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    intro ... help with 'mise en place'

    Hello ChefTalk Cafe, intro ... I am a professional engineer who enjoys cooking and all things food. I have previously helped to cater weddings, office parties, etc, but have recently "retired" due to the birth of my daugher Madeline. help with mise en place ... I am a wonderful cook if I limit...
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