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Hello From NC

Greetings
Just a quick "hello" I'm so happy I found the podcast and this website a couple months ago it really helped me get my passion for cooking back. I spent 10 years as kitchen manager at my last job and it had me pretty burnt out and thinking I wanted to get out of the industry. Good news is I start a new Kitchen Manager job in 2 weeks I can't wait to see what the future holds at the new restaurant an Irish Pub which will be a nice change from the Coastal Maine Seafood restaurants I've been cooking in for the last 16 years. I'm excited to learn from everyone here and to find people with similar passion and interest in great food!

Seth

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Hey Seth, welcome to Stella Culinary!

This industry can get the best of you sometimes, but it's always important to try and remember why you fell in love with cooking in the first place. A change of venue can do wonders, as well as networking with like minded people who are passionate about food and fight the same battles you do. You've come to the right place.

Good luck with the new gig and please keep us up to date.

Jacob

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G'day Seth. Nice to hear from you.

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G'day Seth. Nice to meet you.

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Thanks guys very glad to be here!

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hey Seth, good to meet you. Hope to hear some fun stories soon!

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Sprockets was a great skit on SNL.  welcome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg

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chefsprocket

Thanks Zalbar this Industry sure is a breeding ground for crazy stories never a dull moment!
LOL Limey I had forgotten about that! One of my old food service reps started calling me that several years ago and it just kinda stuck!

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@Limey: Land shark.

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First, a quick intro, as I'm new to the forums.

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Hello!  I've been away for quite a while dropped in periodically but forget my password so never posted. With a renewed password I thought it wise to say 'hello' but it seems very quiet. Anyone else here?

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We are doing turkey and prime rib for thanksgiving, I am trying to decide the best way to minimize my work load since there will be 40 people and a lot of dishes so less to manage is way better. I want to do the prime rib at 132F and the white meat at 142F and the dark meat at 155F, would it be better to make the meat ahead of time sous vide and then freeze (or refrigerate) and then reheat at 120F or perhaps do the white meat and prime rib together at 137F and the dark meat in the oven?

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Looking on my sack of bread flour ingredients:

Wheat flour
ascorbic acid (dough conditioner) - this would be an oxidizer in the presents of O2.
vitamins
​Doh-Tone - this is a mix of different levels of amylase and protease. Some flour use malted barley flour or you could add diastatic malt powder

Leaving out the yeast and salt at this point because of heat.

Mix the required amount of flour and water for Chef Jacob's Baguette recipe together at room temperature and do a stepped mash of the flour in the sous vide cooker.

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Hi Chef Jacob,

My question is, have you seen a difference of adding salt with yeast at the beginning of a machine kneaded bread?

For better than forty years, I have added salt in the beginning of making a yeast bread in a machine kneaded bread to get the salt and yeast spread out through the dough.

In 2007-2008, I did a test of salt and yeast doing a bag test on a plastic bottle using a condom to look for CO2 pressure. One bottle had salt and the other did not not. The salt added seemed to create a little better pressure than without salt but this was only one test.

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