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How to prepare ceviche

Many years ago I visited Mexico and had ceviche, which was fabulous. Can you tell me how to make it and what would be the best variety of fish to use. Would ...

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Cracking a coconut

How do I grate a coconut? I have cut it in half and can't get the meat out.

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Thickening sauces with blood.

I would like to know how to thicken sauces with blood. How to hold the sauces for service, how to fix them if they break? What I can do and not do?

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French utensils

What are some utensils that are used by the French to make food?

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History of the sanddab

What is the history of the sanddab? Where is it caught and when is the season?

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Homemade chile oil

I tried to make chile oil. I tried two ways. First I cut up the chile and put it in good olive oil.The chile formed a fungus so I strained it and tried putti...

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Using nontraditional pestos

I read an article on non-traditional pestos – mint pesto, arugula pesto, creamy pesto with ricotta, pistachio pesto, etc. Can you recommend some uses for the...

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Where to find tahini

Where in a grocery store can I find tahini, specifically sesame tahini? It was recommended as a protein to add to cooked oatmeal, but I haven't been able to ...

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Difference: Dijon & yellow mustard

What is the difference between Dijon mustard and regular mustard? Is there a way to substitute the regular mustard in a recipe that calls for Dijon?

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What are morels?

I saw a recipe that called for morels. What are they? I would guess that they are mushrooms. Am I right?

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What to cook in Madeira & Brittany

We are leaving on Sunday for a week in Madeira and Brittany and in both places we are staying in apartments that have full kitchens with utensils, but no con...

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