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Time to resurrect this page. Got culinary questions? Ask em here!
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Our pasta class is a go!

March 9th, 6 PM EST

Next Friday evening, grab some vino, and get ready to learn all about your favorite carb!

We will be talking about how to cook pasta correctly, how to season it, and making a batch of fresh pasta!
Also, an awesome quick fettuccine dish to satisfy your palate!
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Who has food questions?

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+kip Hartwell Never, ever use an un-sanitized jar to preserve anything! The acid in the lemons, and the salt will greatly inhibit bacterial growth, but if there is any place for bacteria to grow, you don't want it to be in a sealed jar.
The air seal provided by the rubber should be enough to preserve them well, but you want to make sure there is nothing on it first, then boil the jar, and air dry before using.

Botulism is what develops in oxygen deprived environments, and that is not what you want to ingest! Can and preserve safely!
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You can learn to cook anything!! Interactive, real time classes, from the comfort of home.
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How www.chefhangout.com works, featuring the lovely +Pelpina Trip!!
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Hi folks! Any food questions?
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and definitely do not overcook! Octopus will harden when overcooked.. and if you need to blanch, put a cork in the liquid medium to "soften" the octopus
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I am thinking of making gingerbread and adding pumpkin (pumpkin gingerbread if you will) and making a spiced whipped cream for it. Thinking of the standard gingerbread recipe how much pumpkin (steamed and pureed) should I add and also should I add extra flour?

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+Ask Big Chef - I would treat this like you are making a banana bread or zucchini bread. If you are using a standard 9 x 13 pan, add about 1 to 1 1/2 c. pumpkin. You shouldn't need to add too much flour, just maybe another 1/4 cup to make sure it stays nice and firm.
Also don't forget to compensate for that extra volume with the sugar, and the spices. To test it, take a spoon full of the batter and bake it on a cookie sheet. Test the flavor and consistency, and adjust before you make it all, so you don't have giant pan of something you have to make over!!

Happy Baking!
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That was an alternate way I was thinking too! +Cookerati !
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Well it's been DONE.. Tag Mania (original Beetlejuice tag post by that argumentative kinda guy who enjoys the N'awlins Saints.. +Dan Soto) has MAXED OUT .. even 1 over at 501 ... this post:https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/3ag8rwLoQck

(Continue your people +mention s over at: https://plus.google.com/114122960748905067938/posts/GKfbvfSZKej or at https://plus.google.com/106653678649405633861/posts/UrnPeWGnuUA)

PAGE TAG TIME
Add all the cool +Google+ Your Business Pages out there..
+mention your own & others you enjoy and think deserve attention.

If you circle or share with +G+ Business Pages Directory ..include 3-5 keywords to help them get circled in appropriate categories!
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GAME ON... GO FOR IT! (I am not screaming AT you.. just all excited.. thanks coffee and G+ caffeine juice... Ho ho hi +Carter Gibson ..#laughternotinsults !=} )
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This is going down today!

ON-AIR Hangout at 4 PM EST!

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Hangout Alert! Zagat/ChefHangout Cooking Show: SXSW Edition

We’re excited to be joining forces with +ChefHangout.com for our very first live cooking demo! Join us on Monday, March 12th, at 3pm CST, where we’ll be teaching you how to create four recipes that showcase some amazing Southwest cuisine!

Watch our live broadcast as +Haylee Otto makes pickled jalapeños and a tomatillo and avocado salsa while +Mary Helen Leonard cooks up tasty Southwest chicken tacos and a Southern favorite, Texas caviar. Sound good? We’ll have a couple of spaces open, so leave a comment if you’d like to participate. And here’s a list of ingredients and prep instructions if you’d like to make these dishes along with the chefs: http://zagat.bz/y9dHdd
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Whats for dinner?

Fire grilled New York Strip Steak with grill roasted potatoes, peppers, and onions and Cambozola bleu cheese!
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Man I love a good steak!
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Chicken Marsala Class

Tomorrow at 5:30 PM EST, I will be doing a class on a dish that gets brutalized on a regular basis!

Feel free to sign up for the class, and get some basic techniques along with a great recipe!

And now, get 2 friends to sign up and the class is free for you!
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Yum!!
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#makinbacon

Hi all!!

I am documenting the process of making #bacon from scratch. It is very simple and i think more people would do it if they knew how easy it was.

Please #reshare so all can get some Bacon Knowledge!

So i will hash tag it #makinbacon and you can watch the whole process!

+Bacon
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Happy times!
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Rainbow or Happy Roses

These roses are actually real and alive. They are called Rainbow or Happy Roses. They are not a particular variety of Rose, however. They begin as a regular white flower. They are then dyed from the inside-out. I understand that it easy to do yourself. You can use any white flower that continues to "drink" after it's been clipped. All you do is split the stem of the Rose in half for about six inches from the end. Then you split the half in half, leaving four strands of stem. You place each stem into a tall glass of water with the food color of your desire. After about 24-48 hours you have a rose fit for the stage of a Grateful Dead concert...
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Hi. 

Im actually this guy.

You should circle him too. Pretty awesome, that guy.

This is my page for food questions that you have, and I provide answers for in my very, very finite wisdom. 

My street cred: 15 years in the culinary industry, have worked at hotels, to conference centers, specialty markets and restaurants. Been an Executive Chef for 5 years, a Sous Chef before that for about 5 years. 

I don't know everything there is to know about food, but if you ask me, I will find out for you, that is a promise!

So, ask away!!!!!