Holiday Cooking

 
Holidays are a time for family, friends and good food; but most importantly, it's an opportunity to show off your cooking skills. Questions, recipes and ideas for holiday cooking should be posted here.
  Forum Topics Posts Last post
No new
Easily the most food-centric holiday in the US, preparation of a proper thanksgiving meal has turned into something of an art form. Stop arguing with Grandma over the gravy; post your question, comments and secret recipes here.
8
56 Turkey Deconstructed
by jacob burton
2015-12-07 10:29
No new
Talk cookies, candies, roasted goose or anything else you may serve for Christmas Dinner.
9
58 Cooking in advance
by jacob burton
2015-12-20 20:00
No new
While some people think of New Year's Eve as a champagne filled party night, for most restaurants, it's their highest grossing night of the year. Post tasting menus, party ideas, apps or drink recipes to help ring in the New Year.
0
0 n/a
No new
Share your favorite recipes and tricks for leg of lamb, egg decorating or roasted rabbit. Whatever you're serving this Easter, we want to hear about it.
0
0 n/a

Newest Forum Topics

I see a lot of chefs online using cvap cook and hold cabinets. I only have a holding cabinet but it runs on the same technology, eg. the bain-marie at the base. Yes, the cook and hold can brown amongst other things. Browning aside, can I not slow cook meats in my holding cabinet?

Comments: 3

I am very new to sous vide and want to learn.

So I found this recipe for sous vide beans in a 1 quart canning jar to finish in 6 hours at 190 F by a trained chef and book author. Works for me since I do not have to watch the beans.By the not this site!!!

So, I measured out 225 grams of beans (as per recipe) and placed in a wide mouth glass canning jar and filled the jar up with water to about 1/2 inch of the jar rim (as per recipe). The authors' picture looked like the bean was Navy beans by size.

Comments: 13

I love sandwiches. Soups and sandwiches all day erry day.

Deli meat is mostly processed expensive swollen meat loaded with salt and water. I know I can do better. I already have on roast beef. I was wondering if anyone would like to discuss their own deli meat at home tricks.

I have an Anova and recently did a 138/24hours round roast and sliced it up. The flavor was awesome, the texture i feel like i could have gotten it more tender. I have a real deli slicer, not a home one, and i think i could have brought it down another stop. Will continue to tweak.

Comments: 5

I have piece of beef brisket that weighs 1032 grams (2.27 lb) that is 1.27 inches thick. I pulled the meat out of a curing brine today. I am planning on making pastrami/corned beef in a vacuum bag.

The game plan is to season the brisket, bag and sous vide for 12 hours at 185 degrees F (167 C).. I am treating the meat like my wood smoker. After the sous vide cooking, the meat will go into the smoker with hickory wood with fresh seasoning.

What I am asking about is the time and temperature for the sous vide water bath.

Thanks

Comments: 13

Pressure Cooked Beans for Refried Beans - Pinto Beans

This is not a recipe but a process to learn your pressure cooker.

More discussion can be found here:

https://stellaculinary.com/forum/general-cooking-and-recipe-trouble-shooting/general-food-discussions/steam-table

Comments: 1