Hey /ck/, what are your opinion's on rice cookers?
I'm thinking about buying one, and wanted a good, but cheap one.
Azn here, blog post to follow
Growing up my mom didn't believe in them at first because the maids didn't use them when she was growing up
Then we lived in Japan for a bit and they were all the rage, so we got one, maybe so my dad's coworkers wouldn't think my mom was being abused
We left it behind when we moved back to the USA, but bought another one
I've used a lot of them and sometimes the cheap ones are alright but if you eat a lot of rice the nice ones are totally worth the extra $$
Recipe infographic thread, dump them
Lets settle this once and for all.
i have a 5lb bag of yellow potatoes what should i make with em
Food to boost energy level? I always seem to peak before noon and have all the vigour of Jeb Bush for the rest of the day until until around 9pm.
>Yes I've tried all forms of caffeine
I want to invite my friends for some beers and grilled meat this weekend but I don't want to spend a load of money and we've never done this before.
>Should I ask them to chip in (21 yo, 2 guys, 3 girls)?
>What meats? I was thinking chicken and sausages. Beer and home made iced tea for drinks.
I appreciate all advice, I'm holding it outside on my lawn and I have a pretty big charcoal grill.
Chicken is good for a grill party since it only has one degree of "cooked' and you don't have to deal with everyone's level of doneness for it like you would red meat. Maybe just ask them to bring cold sides like potato salad or something like that, but yo should do the meat unless someone has specific dietary requirements.
What are some super versatile + cheap + common (find them in any supermarket) ingredients that can make multiple meals?
I wanna buy like 10-15 ingredients tomorrow and have a lot of options. How do I maximise this?
most meals are made up of a starch (rice, tortillas, potatoes, etc), a protein (tofu, meat, seafood), a fat (olive oil, sesame oil, butter), non-starchy vegetables (onions, peas, carrots, greens) and seasonings.
Get a starch or two, a few proteins, a good cooking medium and plenty of vegetables and you can mix and match to make plenty of meals.
a simple example is stir fry. sesame oil, rice, whatever meat you like. season with soy sauce, pepper, chili, etc and rotate the vegetables you use and you can have a bunch of different meals without getting bored.
What should I get lads?
Is there a great taste/strength difference between mocha machine "espresso" and real espresso?
So I bought a stove top mocha machine to make espresso for tiramisu. I later found out its not real espresso, but close to it. I work at an Italian restaurant, I've had their real espresso before, and, going off memory, the stuff I just brewed from the mocha maker doesn't seem to be much different then the real espresso brewed there.
So to people who know the difference, is there a disparity between the two brews of coffee?
On a side note,...
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Huge difference. Moka pot burns the coffee, denaturing the oils and making it bitter. Still fine for a cup at home if you're mixing it with milk. Espresso machine uses a pump to push 190 degree water through the puck, resulting in all of the oils coming through into the coffee.
I would like some feed back on an idea.
I have an idea for a cafe that would focus on tobacco chocolate and coffee, with some focus on complimentary liquor. How do you think a cafe like that would work out?
>you know what this town really needs?
>a good coffee shop!
Help me /ck/
I have chicken thighs, broccoli, rice, a red pepper, some cheese, and half a thing of ranch dressing. My father in law is coming over for dinner in about 45 mins and I don't have time to go shopping.
What the fuck do I cook him? Hes a mean old bastard and judges me all the time. I want to make something snappy.
I'm on a diet and looking for a suitable alternative to rice.
So this guy went to Masterchef Spain, and the
jury told him that he needs to be more "determined"
So he made a "Lion" (Raw potato with a "face") to prove his personality.
ITT: Discontinued food/drink you want back
Pic very related.
I know there's a Mtn Dew equivalent right now, but it's not the real deal.