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Freeze yeast?

Is it OK to freeze yeast packets? To keep it fresher, longer?

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How to store yeast

Can you please tell me what is the proper way to store yeast? I do not like to keep any packaged goods on a pantry shelf because where we live weevils seem t...

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What is pain de campagne?

I have found a recipe that calls for "1 slice of pain de campagne." What is this ingredient? It says to toast it. I believe it is a bread of some sort. If so...

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Can you freeze a bread starter?

Julia Child's recipe for a mixed-starter bread calls for using a small piece of previously made yeast dough. Can this dough have been frozen & thawed?

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What are tournedos of beef?

Why do they call tournedos of filet mignon, tournedos? I work at a restaurant and I was asked that question.

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What are fermented black beans?

What are fermented black beans and can I find them in the supermarket? Several recipes I have found for shrimp and lobster sauce call for them. Is there a su...

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What are shell beans?

I recently ran across a recipe for a fall vegetable dish that included "shell beans." Could you please tell me what they are?

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Butternut recipes

I am looking for recipes using butternuts (not squash!). Can they be used in place of other nuts or are there things I need to know about preparation and use...

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Other name for butter beans

I have a recipe for butter beans but I am from Canada and haven't been able to find them. Is there another name for them?

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Fermenting black beans at home

Is there a way of fermenting black beans at home? I have a Lemon Chicken recipe in an Asian cookbook that calls for this ingredient, but I was unable to find...

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