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    Substituting liquid question

    Initially the end goal was to just figure out why when we used key lime juice the mixture would remain thick before baking and take very short bake time. When we tried experimenting with different flavorings by taking out the key lime juice like using the bourbon or when i tried using orange...
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    Substituting liquid question

    Thank you for responding. Would there be a way to adjust the recipe to accept other flavors? Or should we search for a different recipe for each?
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    Substituting liquid question

    Hello, my coworker and I have been playing around with a key lime pie recipe we use at work. We have been taking out the key lime juice and adding different juices or liquors to make different pie flavors. He burned off the alcohol of brown sugar bourbon and used that, i used orange juice and...
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    Reading recipes.

    Much appreciate the help and responses. I am not that good at using the metric system. So ill just stick to the US systems.
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    Reading recipes.

    May be a rather dumb question. But would you weigh liquids the same as solids or is there an alternative method to it?
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    Reading recipes.

    I was digging through recipes a while back and came across a pack of dough and baking recipes. They're not written in basic everyday recipe format that I now have become use to reading. With the measurements telling cups, tbsp or Tsp. And I have not had to use this in a while and was hoping...
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    Professional recipe vs home?

    Thank you all for your responses. See my definition of Professional is people who are doing things for a pay. Theyre paid to know the field and be good at it. From most responses seems there is no difference. Ive been putting more time at work so ive been absent from the site due to not having...
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    Merry Christmas To All!!!

    Merry Christmas to everyone!
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    Progressing and moving along?

    Majority of pick your own farms seem to be berries. Alot of strawberry farms. But I did get in contact with a local dock that i can go and buy their fresh catches. Heading there to get some things for christmas eve dinner. Ive gotten a few cookbooks to study. Joy of Cooking being one of them...
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    New cuisine but connot travel?

    I would love to travel across the seas but that def wouldnt be able to happen. I cant even travel and work in other states in the US here to learn different styles here. But i can get cookbooks of different styles of cooking. Ill aim to expanding my cook book library and study them.
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    New cuisine but connot travel?

    I am from New Jersey. We don't really have any bigger cities with different culture quarters. Mostly everything here is either italian, American-asian, or seafood. I do the same when i meet people from different regions or countries and what not.
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    New cuisine but connot travel?

    I love trying and learning to make different cultural and regional cuisine. And as I talk to and witness different cooks from various sources they all have traveled around to learn different styles of cooking. I am not so fortunate, as i cannot travel due to my very bad financial standing. I try...
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    Progressing and moving along?

    Thank you very much. Ill see if i cannot pick up some of those. I have a small collection of cook books myself but mostly recipes. I do have my textbook from my votech culinary class maybe ill go through that. As well as look up different cheeses i can make. Sadly enough though around here we...
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    Progressing and moving along?

    Looks like a trip to my local shop rite, and to my local fish monger and see what i cannot get whole. With vinaigrette i was givien a basic ratio back when i ate at the college i have been eye balling for a few years now. It was 3 parts oil or fat to 1 part vinegar or acid. Hollandaise i was...
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    Progressing and moving along?

    Also to add bout ethnic food. Being in New jersey i mostly see either seafood restaurants or Italian. They are plentiful here. Along with sushi and chinese. Aside from those if i choose to learn a different ethnic cuisine I would have to travel to a whole new state lol
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    Progressing and moving along?

    I never looked at my job choice as a way of making lots of money. I chose it purely cause its something i have an interest in and something i like to do. Ive been juggling what kind of kitchen i wanna move into. I haven't really been able to pinpoint what i wanna dive into. Currently my job does...
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    Progressing and moving along?

    Thank you all for your responses. Sorry for not responding sooner. When it comes to moving to a new place, ive been looking around talked to a few places. Sadly off season is here and no one needs a new face at this time. Where i currently work for the time ive been here we have had several...
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    Progressing and moving along?

    I would like some views on my current scenario i am in at this time. 5 years ago i started my path in the kitchen world. Started dish washing, then prepping, then trained for the line. Basic start nothing special. Where I work we have 2 kitchens, a main dining room kitchen and a mezz kitchen for...
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    Becoming a line cook.

    thank you. My coworkers said the same thing bout hard to find ppl like us all these days. Didnt believe them until we started hiring new people. Such a shame.
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    Becoming a line cook.

    How i did it was i started as just a dish washer, i met the chef told him my intentions and told him i wanted to train to cook eventually. He hired me as a dishwasher and started me off with basic prep work, due to being short he started training me in the clubs mezz kitchen (basically our bar...
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