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How to make mozzarella

I would love to make some fresh mozzarella cheese to go with the tomatoes from my garden.Do you have a recipe?

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What is Chilean sea bass

I recently had Chilean sea bass for the first time and just loved it. Is there a difference between Chilean sea bass and sea bass, and how do I cook it?

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Cooking lobster tails

Can you please tell me how to prepare little tiny (about 4 to 6 ounces each)? I think they are called "slip lobster tails." They are frozen, and I have 24 of...

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Types of olive oil

I'm not to sure about the different grades of olive oil – extra virgin, virgin, etc. How are they used and how many types do you suggest keeping on hand?

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Comparing Southern hams & prosciutto

Can you use a North Carolina country ham in a way similar to the use of Italian prosciutto? What are your thoughts on the eating of cured, but uncooked N.C. ...

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What are gelatin leaves?

I have a recipe for Irish Creme Mousse Cake that uses gelatin leaves in the preparation. What are gelatin leaves? Are there any substitutes?

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Pearl hot dogs in New York

A few weeks ago I visited my parents in Boston. While I was there my mother served me "Pearl" brand hot dogs. They were the best hot dogs I have ever eaten. ...

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What are lamb cheeks?

I found a recipe that calls for lamb cheeks. Exactly what are they, and since my butcher doesn't know what they are, how do I ask for them?

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Shelf life of Honey Baked Hams

I just purchased a Honey Baked Spiral Cut Ham. I can’t use it until Sunday, nine days from now. Will this keep in the refrigerator or can I freeze it?

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What is Boston broiling steak?

I recently got a recipe that calls for a "Boston Broiling Steak." My butcher never heard of it, can you help?

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Skirt steak & shell steak

Can you tell me what a skirt steak is? Or a shell steak? What type of cut are they, should they be cooked over high or low heat? I have seen the skirt steaks...

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What is tomato paste?

In an American recipe they asked for tomato paste. What should I be using, because I did try tomato puree and it was so strong in the end it was awful.

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What is okra?

Could you tell me what okra is, and where you get it?

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What is jicama?

Can you explain how to use "jicama" – I think I know it is a fruit, but, I'm not really sure. Are there any other uses for it other than just eating like a f...

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What is arugula?

What is arugula? Is there a suitable substitute for it?

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What is cilantro?

In Far Eastern cuisine an ingredient called cilantro is mentioned. I'm from Sydney, Australia and haven't heard of it. Can you help me … perhaps there is ano...

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