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  1. Thread: Huws Food

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    Great phrase, well put - I can lap that up!

    Great phrase, well put - I can lap that up!
  2. Thread: i need a WOK.

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    Yes, I do everytime I use it. But only with a...

    Yes, I do everytime I use it. But only with a dedicated soft dishwashing brush and never with detergents. The same for all my carbon steel and cast iron pans.
  3. Thread: Huws Food

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    As always, just great Huw! I really like the...

    As always, just great Huw! I really like the integrity of your food and the lack of copycat pretension in your presentation. Roasted squid consomme, sea succulents with crab dumpling on charcoal...
  4. Thread: i need a WOK.

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    Talking the Wok: I'm glad you decided on a...

    Talking the Wok:

    I'm glad you decided on a carbon steel wok. Through the many years, I've used stainless steel (silly me, terrible hot spots), Anolon and Scanpan nonstick (bit dubious with the...
  5. Am I the only one who while scanning your header...

    Am I the only one who while scanning your header read a comma where it wasn't there?
    Oops! Good luck with your knife discovery journey.
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    Even with my old rice cooker, and it probably...

    Even with my old rice cooker, and it probably cost an outrageous $40-50 when new, the rice cooked evenly all the way through. All that's required is to measure the rice and get the water to the...
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    Dusty, Zojirushi isn't available in Oz. ...

    Dusty,

    Zojirushi isn't available in Oz.

    For Tiger, they're available at Suzaran in Camberwell and a lot cheaper at Success Hardware and Kitchenware in Springvale, but the IH models aren't...
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    Von B. have you noticed any difference in...

    Von B. have you noticed any difference in reactivity between the kasumi and kitaeji Shigs?

    My kasumi Shig gyuto was reactive for a while but after a large batch of onions, not just cutting but...
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    Very true. The fact that rice features in so...

    Very true. The fact that rice features in so many different cultures and cuisines is wonderful. And, so many different kinds of rice as well of course.

    When I was travelling down the Mekong...
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. Seems like...

    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    Seems like the Zojirushi are the most highly touted rice cookers and Tiger is the Avis. And after comparing the plethora of models from the two brands (no thanks...
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    Rice cooker questions

    The bowl of my faithful 16 year old Panasonic rice cooker has sprung a pinhole leak. Looking around I've read that Zojirushi and Tiger are the superior brands and that the new (IH) induction heating...
  12. Thread: Over polishing?

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    Can you please elaborate Jon? Thanks.

    Can you please elaborate Jon?
    Thanks.
  13. It's great to combine lentils, beans with grains...

    It's great to combine lentils, beans with grains and seeds. In fact, it's essential if you're on a totally veg diet. This gives you a complete amino acid chain for protein which is otherwise very...
  14. A couple more veg cuisine books I like: The...

    A couple more veg cuisine books I like:

    The Heart of Zen Cuisine, Soei Yoneda
    Traditional zen temple food. Some of the ingredients may be difficult to source in the west, certainly so here in...
  15. . . . plus the earlier one by Katzen as well -...

    . . . plus the earlier one by Katzen as well - Moosewood Cookbook.

    And as suggested already, the Ottolenghi books are really good, especially Plenty.
  16. That's me too. I have to (need to!) listen to...

    That's me too. I have to (need to!) listen to the nuances of metal on stone to give me the "feel" and feedback. Perhaps many many years from now and after thousands more sharpening sessions I may...
  17. Thread: Ealy Parer

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    An update: I received one of Del's new parers,...

    An update:

    I received one of Del's new parers, the one without the diagonal bolster, and would like to post some brief comments.

    Aesthetically, it's lacks the distinctive "signature" diagonal...
  18. Thread: Freezing Basil

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    Has anyone compared which method retains the...

    Has anyone compared which method retains the basil flavour best? From my experience dried basil loses much of it's "basil-ness". My very subjective evaluation is that hand chopped gives better...
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    Sticky: Wow schanop! Bewdie! I feel like I want one...

    Wow schanop! Bewdie! I feel like I want one immediately.

    I see that they make some in Jarrah and some other Aussie hardwoods as well. Well Jarrah although being so gorgeous with its dark...
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    Anyone listening to "Men in Blazers" podcast? ...

    Anyone listening to "Men in Blazers" podcast? Very funny, sharp and fast commentary on the World Cup - in the best of the British tradition.
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    I bought one from Chinatown in Sydney about 16...

    I bought one from Chinatown in Sydney about 16 years ago. Gave up using it as a cutting board because it was so "green" that the grain would move so to speak and make the surface go very uneven. I...
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    Went to Shira Nui earlier in the year and was...

    Went to Shira Nui earlier in the year and was very disappointed. Same old story I guess, popularity has eroded their standards noticeably. Won't be back in a hurry.

    It's not for sushi or sashimi...
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    Do androids dream of smoking electronic...

    Do androids dream of smoking electronic cigarettes?
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    Sure, all the above comments are true and it's...

    Sure, all the above comments are true and it's what I'd do as well. However, just out of compulsive curiousity, is there any way to maintain the geometry of an 'S' grind if one was just using stones?
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    I've wondered about this too. As MAS4T0 said,...

    I've wondered about this too. As MAS4T0 said, with repeated sharpening and thinning the blade height is reduced. And with an 'S' grind like say in a Takeda, surely this would complicate how one...
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