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  1. durangojo

    Happy Hollandaise & Seasoned Greetings to All!

    joey 127877 127876
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    'Fair' is fair, right?

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/2014/08/29/prize-winning-pie-state-fair-investigated/14798293/ any thoughts? Guess my question on all this would be,if it were for a state fair competition, wouldn't an entrant have to make/buy a lot of pie crusts? Would someone in a small town...
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    Are you man enough?......

    This IS Dave Barry at his funniest I think. :cool: :rolleyes: ;)...
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    More food art...

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    Java Jive.....

    Wow......just wow. http://earthsky.org/human-world/authenticating-the-worlds-most-expensive-coffee
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    Happy Father's Day!

    Just wanted to take a minute to wish all the dads around the globe a happy Father's Day. I am grateful for my small role today in helping families to celebrate the dads in their lives..... have a swell day dads! :) joey
  7. durangojo

    Cooking Rocky Mountain 'Oysters'......

    I kid you not...I was asked if i could make them as part of a 50th wedding anniversary luncheon I'm catering for about 100 - 120 guests next month. Seems they had them at their wedding and thought it might be fun.....not in my book, but they have been good and loyal customers for the past 20...
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    cake recipe/ scaling

    I am angsting over this much more than I should, care to, or have the time for so any help would be appreciated. I need specific recipes for full sheet pan or hotel pan sized vanilla or sponge cake. It will not be frosted and will be used as a base for fresh berries and whipped cream. a...
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    Who knew??

    I wanted to pass along this short article and even shorter recipe for chocolate mousse as I found it most interesting and it could not be simpler(only 2 ingredients). It goes against what I thought for years to be THE number one rule in chocolate, which is that chocolate and water shall never...
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    Ever have one of those days in the kitchen?

    One of those days where that little kitchen gnome Murphy seemed to be lurking in and around every corner? One of those days when staying in bed was safer? When you did more harm than good? My 'Murphy day' started when the hasps on two springform pans full of cheesecake filling unbuckled AFTER...
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    i need a 'buffin' muffin

    i have been asked to come up with a better breakfast muffin for the catered breakfast groups. something with some weight to it...with more oomph.....my first thoughts are something with bran, molasses or honey, maybe golden raisins or dates or fig pieces..... more like a granola type muffin than...
  12. durangojo

    hit the road, jack......

    barring any unforseen delays, breakdowns or disasters and with a little bit of luck, i should be in my new winter digs and gig by mid week.  will let you know all about it when we land safely as i don't want to queer the deal so to speak....i'll get and send email on my new smart phone (if i can...
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    smoking, curing, smoke cured.....

    can someone enlighten me as to the difference? i'm getting a bit confused. i thought that smoking was curing.. that smoking did cure the meat.  i do know that there is cold smoked and hot smoked salmon, which is time and temperature determined....is the cold smoked salmon brined first before...
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    soup explosion....what happened?

    i have an old(50 years+ i think) cecilware combo soup and bread warmer. basically it's a square metal box with two bains for tureens, a hooded bread warmer pan, bottom warming drawer. it is electric. i have made every soup imaginable and unimaginable over the past 20 years without any problem...
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    food art...

    or fun things you can do with your garden goodies.......joey
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    tiramisu mousse?

    i'd like to make a tiramisu mousse.... my thinking is to serve it 'parfait' style with espresso/marsala softened pieces of lady fingers between the mousse...topped with chocolate shavings...something along those lines.....it's making the mousse that has me a bit stumped.....will welcome your...
  17. durangojo

    the simple 'art' of cooking

    please indulge me a short rant...lord only knows where it's coming from....i think that with all the talk lately about cake testers instead of fingers and eyes, pressure cooking risotto instead of smelling and stirring and watching, bread machines replacing breadmaking, just got me...
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    shrimp risotto...

    i want to offer a shrimp risotto(with chive gremolata) special and would appreciate advice on the best way to go about doing this to order....i have certainly made risotto before, just not as a per order dish.... i don't need advice on cooking the shrimp or the risotto per se, just how to pull...
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    cheesecake woe...what to do?

    as part of a special birthday celebration at the restaurant i recently made a lemon cheesecake topped with lemon curd and lavender creme fraiche swirl.....it was absolutely divine in taste and light as a feather in texture...however it was too soft to cut properly. the only oddball ingredient...
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    let's play!!!!....

    i think it's  high time for another game around here....maybe based on a game show ...i'm thinking something along the lines of "wait, wait, don't tell me", but about food....maybe a cross between 'jeopardy' and 'wait, wait'...anyone game?  anyone got any ideas?  come on......let's play....we...
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