Tony Dalmyn

Errors in Cookbooks

Lists of mistakes in the kitchen: Kelli Foster, 10 Common Mistakes That Every Cook Makes, 2015-04-15, Kitchn Web article Ann Taylor Pitman and Tim Cebula, Common Cooking Mistakes, CookingLight Web article Such lists usually are written to help the hapless home cook and don’t mention problems with recipes, writers and publishers: Recipes with philosphical or …

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Wheat Flour

The Nafufians, hunter gatherers in Jordan, were making bread with wild cereal 12,500 BCE.  The master formula for ancient bread is to grind dried grain into a paste or flour, add water and yeast, let the stuff ferment, tear it in pieces and cook the pieces on a hot surface. People know how to grind …

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Small Dry Legumes

I am decribing the lentils and other small dry legumes, as opposed to small phaseolus beans (including black turtle beans). Such legumes are commonly sold as dry grain; some canned lentils are available. Some were sold in bulk food stores and as bulk foods in grocery stores. The availability of bulk products was affected in …

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Instant Pots and Pressure Multi-cookers

Ffor 10-15 years, 2006-2020 multi-cookers were electric pressure cookers with: a heating element in a round plate below the cooking vessel, stainless or non-stick metal pots, sensors, a control panel and a programmed control responding to feedback from the sensors. Midea of Guangdong Province, China patented a multi-cooker in 2006. Fagor America and its European …

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A Gravel Bike

Cannondale Topstone 105 The Cannondale Topstone 105 Alloy is a gravel bike by Cannondale, a subsidiary or brand of the Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries, manufactured in Taiwan. The frame is an aluminium alloy. This is what it looks like Gravel bikes and all-road bikes resemble road bikes more than they resemble mountain bikes, and share …

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