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Parboiling meat before barbecuing

I think my little brother is nuts! He says you must parboil spare ribs before you roast or grill them. Is he kidding? I never heard of this before. I will ad...

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Salvaging tough meat

I served a pot roast last weekend that ended up being very tough. Is there any way I can salvage the leftover meat to make it more tender?

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Pan-frying breaded foods

Whenever I fry breaded veal cutlets, the first side browns beautifully. When I turn them over, the next side always sticks to the pan. Consequently, one side...

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How to roast beef

I have a baron of beef roast (inside round) that is 910 grams in weight. My question is how long and at what temperature do I cook it in order for the meat t...

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Making Argentine chorizo

I am looking for the recipe on how to make the Argentinean chorizo (sausage). Could you please help with the recipe or tell me if you know a site where I can...

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How to cook filet mignon

My wife is preparing a Christmas meal for our family. There will be 15 in attendance, 12 adults and 3 children. I am hoping to roast a whole filet mignon, an...

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How to cook an uncured ham

I need help with how to cook an uncured ham. I want to grill it. How long do I cook it? Do I just use charcoal and wood shavings? Please help as I am making ...

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Brining meats

I have been brining up a storm ever since I brined a turkey last Thanksgiving. I have a question about brining pieces of chicken and pork, which I find stay ...

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Braising meat without drying it out

How do you get meat (beef, pork, chicken) to braise slowly in the oven without drying out? Sometimes my meat tastes tender and moist, and sometimes it is ten...

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Beef for a recovering vegetarian

My husband is a vegetarian, and I too followed a vegetarian diet for years. However, since my second child was born a few months ago, I have been craving red...

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Best woods for grilling

I often (several times a week) grill my food with the gas grill, adding charcoal and wood, such as hickory. My question is what woods do chefs cook with? Can...

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Making refried beans

What is the best way to make refried beans? I need a method that is low fat.

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High-altitude rice (5,000 ft)

How do you make the perfect rice? I live at 5,000 feet and am not sure how to make it. Also what kind do you use and what cooks the best in high altitude?

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Cooking rice at 5,000 feet

How do you make the perfect rice? I live at 5,000 feet and am not sure how to make it. Also what kind do you use and what cooks the best in high altitude?

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