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 It will be a good idea to wear glasses, also be ready for the clean up. It can make a mess. Simpler just to poke a hole. dcarch  
 It is possible that you have extremely sensitive taste buds. Almost everything you buy now is in plastics or metals. Very very few people can taste the plastic nor the metal, especially aluminum, which forms instantly aluminum oxide when exposed. Aluminum oxide is extremely tough. I am not sure (in USA) lack of nutrients is a problem. I just saw a report that we are so over-vitamined  that we are wasting money taking vitamin pills.  Low cooking temperature retains a lot...
It is very important to puncture the shells.   They can explode if you don't when you roast them.   It is not that easy to peel the inner skin. You can cut the chestnuts in halves, and scoop out the meat with a small spoon. Very quick.     dcarch
. I decided to deal with a few common problems of smoking food. 1. I want to be able to smoke when it is snowing or raining hard outside. 2. I want to cold smoke (salmon, cheese, etc.) on the hottest day in the summer. 3. I don't want to have to set the alarm clock to get up every hour during the night to tend the fire for long smokes. 4. I don't want to keep spending money to buy pellets or wood chips. (I have a problem now, I have enough pellets for the next ten...
My system.   A hot/cold ( 35F to 185F) PID controlled indoor year round smoker.   1. Operating refrigerator for cold smoke in the summer.   2. Fully adjustable motorized smoke generator to produce extreme TBS. Very economically in burning pellets. Can operate long period unattended (24 hours plus).    3. Creosote trap (cancer in a bottle) to purify smoke.    dcarch    
 From Wiki: "The chicken is salt marinated and is cooked in its entirety in hot water or chicken broth with ginger. Other variations season the cooking liquid with additional ingredients, such as the white part of the green onion, cilantro stems or star anise. When the water starts to boil, the heat is turned off, allowing the chicken to cook in the residual heat for around 30 minutes. The chicken's skin will remain light coloured, nearly white and the meat will be quite...
Agreed. "in a bag of hot water" - There is a famous classic Chinese dish called "white cut chicken". Chicken cooked to perfection without much seasoning. The method uses temperature control, in a pot of hot water. The chicken never gets overcooked. dcarch
Any steel can be razor sharp out from the factory. It does not have much meaning.     dcarch
 As it happens, tenderloin was on sale here. It was for the whole length. I trimmed, de-silver skinned  and cut into portions and put them into the freezer, all except a long thin piece, about 8" long and about 3/4" to 1/2" thick, which I was going to use for dinner. A friend came, So I took out one two-inch thick frozen piece, not thawed, together with the long thin piece, bagged them both into the SV cooker. Both were done exactly right edge-to-edge at the same time,...
The tiny fruit flies can get thru typical window insect screens.   dcarch
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