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  1. petemccracken

    What Did You Have For Dessert?

    My favorite is a Strawberry Souffle
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    Problem in a Chinese Recipe?

    As it is a braise, low and slow. This might give you some tips: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Red-Braised-Pork-em-Hong-Shao-Rou-em-51147410
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    What's the standard rule of thumb for doing costs?

    At a quick glance, some cost items appear to be missing: Buffet/display rentals, e.g. bowls, platters, etc.Consumables/disposables: plates, tableware, glasses, napkins, table coveringsBeverages, e.g. coffee, tea, etc.Bar and adult beveragesKitchen rentalTransportation expensesOverhead allowance...
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    Food safety issue

    Don't forget, the Food Safety Code allows up to 4 hours within the danger zone before it is legally dangerous.
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    Preparing to make my first sourdough bread.

    Um, I believe the final product is 75% hydration (first line) and the starter is listed as 100% hydration (second line)
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    Salary for Sous chef

    Standard pay is calculated on 40 hour workweeks, 4.33 weeks/standard month $21.00/hour * 40 hours =$840.00/week $840.00week * 4.33 weeks/standard month =$3,637.20/standard month $3,37.20/standard month * 12 month/year = $43,646.40
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    Insurance

    Except for a brief 4 years about 40 years ago and since 2005 (MediCare) I never had nor needed medical insurance
  8. petemccracken

    Do you need cookbooks?

    Besides, when the batteries die and the power goes off, one can always read a book by candlelight!
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    Show us your face

    Here's a throwback of my wife and me when we were actively teaching C/W couples
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    Pete and Wanda.JPG

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    Show us your face

    No to the ear ring, it is on the tree and, yes, my avatar is me in my restaurant kitchen, um, 4 years ago...
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    How do I get in the door

    Business casual, with your whites, neatly pressed, in the car with your knife roll
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    Show us your face

    An a "working photo"
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    Show us your face

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    Need to know the make of this stove!?

    Is there a name plate?
  18. petemccracken

    almond flour...ideas?

    Um, if the desired amount is 6 ounces total and the ration is 1:4, then A+4F = 6 ounces, substituting a for F, 5F = 6 ounces, therefore A=F = 1.2 ounces and 4F = 4.8 ounces, otherwise, one ends up with 7 1/2 ounces total
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    gas burner problem

    Should be an air adjustment, sort of like on a Weber grill. It sounds like the air has been cut off or obstructed
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