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~ Culinary Q&A & Kitchen Therapy Friday! ~

Culinary Q & A #1Kitchen Encounters is happy to announce that beginning today, Friday, September 3rd, and each and every subsequent Friday in the future, at about 3:00 PM EST, I will:

~ Attempt to answer any and all of your weekly culinary questions;

~ Try to solve any or all of your  weekly cooking dilemmas; or,

~ Endeavor to comfort you in your weekly hour of foodie hell!

 If you have a question about food from A-Z in general, a problem with that new kitchen gadget or appliance you just bought, or, just want to know how to get the significant other in your life to participate actively in the kitchen, I'm your  "go-to gal".  

I'm doing this because I can, I want to, and I wish I had someone like me 30 years ago to help me out.  That was back in the days of NO internet, NO food tv and NO cookbooks with pictures!  I've weathered so many culinary storms and broken so many cooking rules I have nothing left to do but share my solutions with YOU!  Consider me your own year-round "Butterball Hotline!!!"

Click into Category #20, click on the BLUE TITLE of this or any post, on ANY DAY OF THE WEEK and I'll be "back at ya" on Friday.  In cases of a true emergency, I will do my best to respond immediately or as soon possible! 

The above picture is of one wall in my 5,000+ volume, in-house cookbook research library and collection.  Within it is an answer to almost any cooking question and a recipe for almost any application!  I also have a smaller library of vintage cookbooks, so if you lost "Great Aunt Mary's 80-year old recipe for Fresh Coconut Cake", I can probaby bail you out of that mess too!

"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Commentary and Photo courstesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2010) 


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Mel, I was wondering if you could explain to me what yellow curry is and how it differs from, say, red or green. Thanks!

jesse.'s mom (is it ok if I call you jesse.'s mom?:

I enjoy cooking, and I'm always looking for ways to make good meals without too much planning ahead on the days when my wife works (she gets home later on those evenings). I think one untapped answer for me is the pressure cooker. I have never used one and am intimidated. Do you have any opinion on the device and, if you do recommend usage, do you recommend a specific recipe?


Mel, I have a question about convection ovens. I just bought a table top which I love but I am not sure at what temp. to bake my cookies also how long.

Hey Mel, I remember that library of cookbooks and proud to say that I have even contributed a couple of books.....looks like it's over loaded.
You are doing a magnificent job girl, keep going and never give up.........with love, aunt gloria

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