Since we're soon getting a blog, its probably a good idea to start thinking of the first articles we're writing.

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  • at present the link to the blog from cooking.stackexchange.com is only present if the user is not logged in.
    – Cos Callis
    Commented May 12, 2012 at 12:44
  • @CosCallis I saw one, but only a new post notification. It went away once I clicked it once. But you ought to open a new question on meta for that...
    – derobert
    Commented May 14, 2012 at 17:46
  • I wasn't sure if that was 'by design' or what..
    – Cos Callis
    Commented May 14, 2012 at 18:21

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I intend to do a blog post on an experiment for acid vs enzyme set cheeses and the difference in their meltability.

This started as an argument in a question and I couldn't find any authoritative answers online.

This will take a while (I'm doing an experiment in cheese making) but I will post updates if/when I get around to it.


Experiment on the same bread, just at different hydrations. Will probably wind up with from 50%–100%, but it'll depend on how well it works... Also, won't be completely scientific (e.g., don't have a commercial proofbox to precisely control temp & humidity) but I'll try and keep variables to a minimum.

Current status: Post went live May 9th 2012 @ 1200 UTC.


I will try baking the cookies I mentioned in this post: How to create fruity or grassy shortbread cookies?. As I didn't get answers, the main focus will be to show an experiment and tell what functions and what doesn't. The tastes I want to try are dried lavender, freeze-dried raspberries, matcha (I got a source, yay) and orange zest. Maybe also raspberry leather for comparison. Expect documentation of the process with pics and text.

Current status: Post went live May 23 2012 @ 1200 UTC

  • Hey those are all going to taste good. What kind of experiment is this!
    – Cascabel Mod
    Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 20:17
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    @Jefromi an experiment in gaining weight, I expect.
    – derobert
    Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 20:54

The next major Jewish holiday is Shavuot, on May 27-28. Will the blog be up and running by then? (Please let me know as soon as possible, so I can start writing.)

If yes, I'll write an article on the food traditions for the holiday It's one of the few where the tradition is to make dairy foods, and I can explain why and a bit about the difference between dairy, meat, and pareve (neither dairy nor meat) in kosher food. I'd be happy to finish the article with some family recipes from my grandmother (cheesecake) and great-grandmother (cheese balls).

Current status: Post went live 2012-06-04

  • The blog is up and running, it just doesn't have content yet (though two posts are in progress). FYI, the URL is cooking.blogoverflow.com
    – derobert
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 18:36
  • It would be great if you can start writing. As @derobert mentioned, the infrastructure is in place. I can give you an account for our wordpress instance, and need an e-mail address for this. If you are OK with me creating the account for the address you saved in your cooking.stackexchange profile, please say it here (I can see this address as a mod). If you would like me to use a different address, come into the chat room The Frying Pan (there is a link on the main site) and you can tell me what address to use without you having to post it somewhere crawlable.
    – rumtscho Mod
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 18:42
  • Go ahead and use the email in my profile.
    – Martha F.
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 18:51
  • Curious if you have a status update, May 23 is approaching.
    – derobert
    Commented May 16, 2012 at 23:29

I am preparing an article about a blind taste test I am conducting to determine the importance of letting a compound butter "rest" before serving. Spun off from the following: Will flavors marry in compound butter if given sufficient time to rest?

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    Cool. When you've got a draft, let one of us know. Best way is probably in the chat room.
    – derobert
    Commented May 28, 2014 at 4:00

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