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by el Ducko
Thu Jan 12, 2012 04:40
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: WD Daily Chat - Talk about anything You Like
Replies: 1261
Views: 400670

Traditional Butchery in Poland.

...would love to read about the topic. If the efforts of the Marianski family are any indication, there's plenty to learn. How in the world did they manage to do any of it during the Soviet days? Surely cure was hard to come by, and equipment must have been pretty basic. Then again, I once toured a ...
by el Ducko
Thu Jan 12, 2012 04:31
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Recipe substitutions
Replies: 17
Views: 10578

I am going to play devil's advocate here :twisted:. I don't think trying to replace ingredients is a good practice. What makes a clove a clove is it's individuality from other ingredients. Sure there are similarities, but nothing else shares the same chemical makeup of complex phenolic compounds, w...
by el Ducko
Wed Jan 11, 2012 14:48
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Recipe substitutions
Replies: 17
Views: 10578

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/savoryherbs/savoryherbs.html ...very good, very thorough paper, even better if you correctly spell maRjoram. It's interesting that oregano is never mentioned. (Maybe it's a reaction to too much hype about Italian food. I am told, decent Italian can't be found outsi...
by el Ducko
Wed Jan 11, 2012 05:06
Forum: Recipes from around the world
Topic: Recipe substitutions
Replies: 17
Views: 10578

Recipe substitutions

When I want to try a new recipe, I'm usually out of at least one ingredient. Typically it's something like coriander seed (nearest Indian grocery store is 50 miles away) or Mexican oregano (obtainable at any grocery store, back home in Texas, but here in North Carolina it's impossible to find). Alte...
by el Ducko
Thu Jan 05, 2012 19:16
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Using a water bath for cooking
Replies: 30
Views: 26369

ssorllih wrote:Just taste the poaching water when you finish.
She lives 1200 miles away, unfortunately.
by el Ducko
Thu Jan 05, 2012 18:57
Forum: Technology basis
Topic: Using a water bath for cooking
Replies: 30
Views: 26369

I have a German friend who poaches her sausage before grilling it, so as to prevent flare-ups. Seems to me that poaching would extract some of the flavor, trading moistness for taste. Would you guys with experience care to comment?
by el Ducko
Thu Jan 05, 2012 18:52
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: WD Daily Chat - Talk about anything You Like
Replies: 1261
Views: 400670

I'm thinking more along the lines of the belts driving a bucket belt that lifts a bowling ball up to a trough, where it rolls down, bounces off a couple of pins that have been glued down, then drops into another bucket that pulls on a rope. The rope goes through a couple of pulleys (as opposed to pu...
by el Ducko
Thu Jan 05, 2012 05:38
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My favorite stuffer
Replies: 85
Views: 66419

Thanks, guys. Great ideas. Anyone know where I could buy silicone gaskets? (...me neither, but I'll look.) The nylon windbreaker idea sounds easy to do, too, which is always good. ...much appreciated. But the most intriguing is using socks. Imagine the spiciness and the hint of clay grit that dirty ...
by el Ducko
Wed Jan 04, 2012 20:48
Forum: Hardware
Topic: My favorite stuffer
Replies: 85
Views: 66419

Maybe this isn't my favorite stuffer, but maybe it deserves mention along with the others. I bought a "Uniworld UST-05" five pound horn-shaped stuffer from Sears over the holidays. ...cheap. It's cast iron, tin plate. ...weighs a ton. The throat measures 3-1/4 inches and the plunger only 3-1/8 inche...
by el Ducko
Wed Jan 04, 2012 20:29
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sausage stuffing funnel
Replies: 36
Views: 45217

Applause for a great idea with many uses. It works for large pieces as well as small. All it lacks is racing stripes. Maybe I'll... Naah. Thanks for this thing- - a great idea. You wouldn't know where to get a meat stomper to fit the large diameter section, would you? (Looks like you made yours. Nic...
by el Ducko
Wed Jan 04, 2012 19:13
Forum: Hardware
Topic: antique grinder
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

Fractured Engrish Department: The instructions on the side of my new Kitchener electric grinder say, in part, "To avoid short circuit, please don't hit the 'off' switch twice at the same time." ...any ideas how I might go about doing that? :idea: Obviously, quantum mechanics and time travel are invo...
by el Ducko
Wed Jan 04, 2012 19:02
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sausage stuffing funnel
Replies: 36
Views: 45217

"...looks like a great way to stuff the stuff that's left over ..." I made one similar to what was posted, but tried to get tight glued joints rather than use any threaded sections. This way, it is easier to keep clean. Mine worked great- - I stuffed an extra three sausages from the heel of material...
by el Ducko
Tue Jan 03, 2012 00:09
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: turingian cooked salami
Replies: 12
Views: 5797

Please (or should I say, Bitte...) what is deheated mustard flour? ...sounds intriguing. Where can it be obtained?

The caraway looks like an authentic touch. I'll bet this is going to be good.
by el Ducko
Tue Jan 03, 2012 00:02
Forum: Hardware
Topic: antique grinder
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

Maybe try a bloody mary with smoke dried andouille sausage sticks in addition to the celery. As ol' Justin Wilson should have said (but probably didn't), "Me, I lack diss, I gaw-ron-tee." Me, I gonna try dat, an' rat now. ...mebbe on a batch of boudin. Well, maybe in a bit. I just ordered an electr...
by el Ducko
Mon Jan 02, 2012 17:34
Forum: Hardware
Topic: antique grinder
Replies: 5
Views: 3361

I have one and they are terrific ice crushers. Just put a plastic bag over the output end and feed it ice cubes. I bet you could lap the cutting edges in the same manner as seating valves in an engine. Place some grinding compound between the faces and crank away. Mine is called a food chopper not ...