Chinois recommendations

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Chinois recommendations

Hi All...I'm looking to buy a Chinois and am overwhelmed with the choices. Good quality is most important. Will be for home use and a low volume catering business.
Thanks!

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I found this link in the Cauliflower Soup podcast page:
 
http://www.stellaculinary.com/podcasts/video/cauliflower-soup-recipe-video
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042KVL66/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=...
 
Looks solid (I bought it from this link).

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I suggest these two brands for high quality:
 
Here's a fine mesh Chinois made by Linden of Sweden:
http://www.amazon.com/Sweden-Jonas-Stainless-Chinois-Conical-Strainer/dp...
 
Here's Linden's Conical strainer, which is not as fine a mesh for first round straining:
 
http://www.amazon.com/Linden-Sweden-Jonas-Sweden-Stainless-Strainer/dp/B...
 
Then there's this brand, which I don't know about, but has high ratings:
 
http://www.amazon.com/Matfer-17360-Exoglass-Bouillon-Strainer/dp/B00069Z...
 

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If you're like me this piece of equipment has to take a pounding. I smoosh solids through, then bang it in the sink or garbage can. My advice is to buy something that is one piece solid construction. Anything that is pieced together will break. Linden is great, but the first place that I always go is your local restaurant supply. Go to any restaurant supply in the country and you'll find that they are all the same in that only men work in them, most of the traffic that comes into the place are men, and they just LOVE having a woman walk in. They fall over each other to help you. They are always very knowledgeable and friendly. So throw on a pair of heels and go shopping! LOL

"People who love to eat are always the best people." -- Julia Child

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Well, I don't have any female assets so my recommendations are from a happily married, male perspective who has long forgotten that many guys go weak in the knees for any living female organism. That said, I think Nina has a real point - shopping local is always good and if you feel comfortable "working it" to save a few bucks, you go girl. : - )

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On the left is a 50:50 mix of canola oil and stove top clarified butter, like Chef Jacob mixes, which I really like. On the right is Glee which is what India likes makes.

The left mixture of oil on the left was used to check the oven temperature at 250 degrees F with a temperature transmitter.. The right is a picture of an oven safe kettle with the butter to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.

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I have been amazed at how nice Mucho does his beef brisket and the bark on the meat.

I used to do that but changed processes but what changed, what am I doing different today? I bought an electric smoker for convenience. So what is the difference between wood in an electric and wood in a wood or charcoal smoker?

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I decided to try an overnight rise in a refridgerator, about 5C

Dough made up with the recipe I posted previously:

600gm strong flour,
390gm water,
10gm oil
10 gm salt
3 gm yeast

I covered the bowl with cling film and left it for about 10 hours.

The dough rose just less than double. It formed a skin, which may explain the limited rise. Perhaps I might try painting it with oil next time.

The texture was very sticky. I covered my hands with oil and divided it up into two separate lots.

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Hey everyone!

I've been reading through these forums, they are chock full of awesome information. Thank you all for taking the time to post interesting things, a day spent without learning something is a day wasted :)

Would anyone be interested in reading the Vacuum Sealer buyer's gude that I wrote a little bit ago? I'm pretty surprised by how few of my friends Sous Vide, especially since so many of them like to cook. 

I wrote the guide after struggling with choosing a vacuum sealer myself...so I was hoping to help anyone in a similar situation.

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Cook's Science has figured out the relationship of water and rice for Sous Vide.

The ratio is 1:1 at 200 F.

What changes is the grain.
White long grain rice is 25 minutes
Brown, Red, Black rice is 65 minutes

So I cooked my normal beans, Sous Vide and then cooked cooked two rices, long grain white and brown rice for the allotted time and mixed together with the beans.

I flavored with a Chinese spice, alcohol and oil blend that I use for Kung Pao Chicken.

The beans were meaty and the rice was al dente.

Chris

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