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Are beans unhealthy?

I live in India where all kinds of beans are made by pressure cooking them with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and spices. I have read that refried beans ...

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Using Up Extra Self-Rising Flour

My husband bought 10 pounds of self-rising flour when he was supposed to buy all-purpose. Now, I'm trying to use it up, but I'm tired of hunting for recipes ...

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How to make mixed spice

The recipe for a British cake calls for "mixed spice." Since this doesn't seem to be available in the U.S. what do I use as a substitute?

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What is the Shelf Life of Vinegar?

Does vinegar expire? I have a bottle of balsamic vinegar of Modena that's been in the cupboard a while, and I don't see any expiration date.

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What is Coulibiac, Kulebiaka, Kulebyaka?

What is the history of Coulibiac? I think it is Russian in origin, yet the name sounds French. I have a wonderful recipe for it and have included it in a coo...

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Finding the original Dobos Torte

Do you have the recipe for Dobos Torte? I was at a Hungarian wedding reception when I came to this country 30 years ago and had the privilege to eat this. A ...

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What is an authentic curry powder recipe

I love Indian food and, most of all, curry. I see all over the Internet different recipes for nice and authentic curry blends (powdered spices) but all of th...

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Mustn’t curry contain turmeric?

I know I'm nit-picking, but in Indian Regional Classics, the book has a recipe for Chicken Curry. Doesn't any curry have to contain turmeric?

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