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I Need a Recipe for Deep Fried Dr. Pepper

I Need a Recipe for Deep Fried Dr. Pepper

From our Ask the Chef series: I have been trying to find recipe for deep fried Dr. Pepper. Can you help?

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How to Tell Fresh Eggs From Hard Boiled

How to Tell Fresh Eggs From Hard Boiled

Another in our Ask the Chef series: Help! My husband has mixed my fresh eggs with my hard boiled eggs and now I cannot tell the difference. Is there a test to tell them apart?

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What Can I Substitute For Cheese Soup?

What Can I Substitute For Cheese Soup?

From our Ask the Chef series: Many casserole recipes use Southwestern Pepperjack Cheese soup. I hear Campbell’s has stopped making it, so what can we substitute?

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Should You Wash Meat Before Cooking?

Should You Wash Meat Before Cooking?

Another in our Ask the Chef series: I notice that the chefs never wash the meat from the store. They just open the package and start cutting and cooking it. Why don’t they wash ...

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Why Does My Olive Oil Taste Peppery?

Why Does My Olive Oil Taste Peppery?

This question in our Ask the Chef series says: I have purchased some very expensive olive oil, first pressed, extra virgin, etc . . . and yet sometimes there is a peppery taste to it and it even ...

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The Origin of Sushi

The Origin of Sushi

I heard a history of sushi that said it was made popular by an emperor of Japan. The Emperor was looking for some food to eat while playing cards but didn’t want the food ...

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What is Creme Fraiche?

What is Creme Fraiche?

This question came in from a site user and gives us a chance to answer a common concern, because Crème Fraiche just sounds hard! It really isn’t, and the results will be delicious.

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Why Do You Put Salt in Water Before it Boils?

Why Do You Put Salt in Water Before it Boils?

Another in our series of Ask the Chef questions: Can someone tell me why you put salt in water before it boils, to cook things like spaghetti, shrimp, hard boiled eggs, etc. Is it for ...

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Are There Any Substitutes for Saffron?

Are There Any Substitutes for Saffron?

The latest in our Ask the Chef“series – Joe asks:
Are there any substitutes for saffron in recipes? I passed on buying saffron at $26 per lb!

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Proper Storage of Snails

Proper Storage of Snails

An Ask the Chef Question: I buy escargot in cans with 6-10 dozen in a can – too many to prepare at one time. Once a can has been opened, can they be frozen, or can ...

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What is the Best Way to Store Cream Puffs?

What is the Best Way to Store Cream Puffs?

I am planning to make my Granny’s homemade cream puffs; what is the best way to store them? And, how long does home made vanilla stay fresh?

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