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Pork rinds on a low-carbohydrate diet

I am on a zero/low-carbohydrate eating regime and it has been suggested that pork rinds (in chip form) may be substituted for breadcrumbs or flour when prepa...

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Difference: cider & white vinegar

My mother always had cider vinegar around the house but never any other that I can recall. I have always used cider vinegar like she did for recipes calling ...

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Why use both black & white pepper?

I have noticed that some recipes use both black and white pepper in the same recipe. Is there a big difference between the two? If I don't have any white pep...

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Using fresh peppercorns

I have a large bag of fresh green peppercorns. I can’t find any recipes that use these peppercorns fresh, and I am unsure whether they can be dried – and how...

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What are pot herbs?

My grandmother passed on a lot of home-made soup recipes to me recently that I grew up with but most of them require "pot herbs," which I cannot find in my l...

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What is Pernod?

What is Pernod? I've seen several recipes calling for it. I'm assuming it is some alcoholic liquid, but I've called several liquor stores and no one around h...

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What is a dry wine?

Many recipes use dry wine. Can you tell me why, if I can use another wine (not dry), and how I can know which wine is dry?

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Difference: rice wine & rice wine vinegar

I have a recipe that calls for rice wine. I accidentally bought rice wine vinegar. Would this make a big difference in the taste of the sauce that I am making?

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Finding mozzarella curd

I came across a term in recipe that I had never seen before — "q.b." What does it mean?

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