cooking on a rock

Hi, a long while ago I went to japan on a business trip, my host took me to a restaurant, lunch,, that the hostess cooked the thin strips of meats, veggies, and fruit on some sort or flat rock.  There where burners under the rock. might someone know what kind of a rock this might be? thanks jack 

Posted by hohum 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


"techniques" section in cooking?

Hey! I just posted an instructable on red foods, and I had a little trouble figuring out how to categorize it. I think that the cooking section could use a techniques category. If someone wanted to post an instructable about how to descale a fish or cut an onion, right now they'd have to decide if that was a main course, salad or sandwich. General cooking techniques are what I get the most requests for when I teach cooking. I think that more technique-based instructables would be a huge asset to the community! Cheers, Renee

Posted by kitchentablescraps 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Microwave Cooking Cheats

How do you use your microwave to speed up recipes? Are there unusual microwave "cheats" you rely on?

Posted by garnishrecipes 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Cooking Contest Updates

So, instead of making you guys check back to the group every so often, I'm making this topic to post any contest updates. This way, as long as you check the forums every so often you will see when there is a change to rules or whatnot.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Cooking Contest Results!!!!!!

Well...I've finally finished judging! The top 5 instructables, and the winners of instructablea stickers and a patch are (in no particular order): Killer DnD Bean Dip by AtomicBeaker Sticky Rice with Mango Sushi; cheater's version by westfw Seven Layer Seven Grain Bread by technoplastique Roasted Hot Pepper Sauce (original recipe) by lemonie Apple, Cheddar & Bacon Sourdough Sandwich by kitchenwench With the winner being... *drum roll* Seven Layer Seven Grain Bread by technoplastiquetechnoplastique will get to choose between a laser engraved cutting board, wooden spoons, or spatula set. All of the winners will be sent PMs by Canida on claiming your prizes. Congratulations to everyone who won, and everyone who entered the contest. You all had some really great cooking instructables!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Drawing a Parabola for Solar Cooking

I'm building something using a parabolic curve mirror to heat water with the sunshine. I've been out of math class too long....I found these nice sites to help simplify drawing a parabola.Parabola Design Wood ModelDraw a Parabola, using pencil and string

Posted by robbtoberfest 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Night time Solar cooking

How would you like to cook with Solar power...after the sun went down?  It looks like MIT is on to something for the next step in Green tech. I found this idea very inspiring and it really makes the mind think of other uses beside just cooking after dark with the Sun. Think about useing this as a home heating device or water heater.  We could get millions of people off the electric grid with this type of invention if scaled up or engineered for the right useage. Any other ideas out there folks?

Posted by RedneckEngineer 7 years ago


how to cook noodles good?

I cant seem to cook noodles a good way .. when i cook then they go all hard and yuck can some one help me ??

Asked by lisaaa.. 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to cook good cake?

Hello all i need cook good cake have any idea? i am boy

Asked by girogi180492 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Cook a Burger with Your Tailpipe

Why waste all that heat out your tailpipe when you can cook a burger with it? We've seen an instructable on how to [https://www.instructables.com/id/Cooking...-with-your-car/ cook with your car], but this concept shows a simple device for grilling on the go.It looks like it's still just an idea, but where else can we harness energy that would otherwise just heat up the air? link

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Different ways to cook chicken?

Different ways to make bake chicken

Asked by rejoiice 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flavorful cooking with habanero peppers? Answered

I really like the flavor of habanero and have used various store-bought sauces in cooking. I'd like to try using habanero peppers in cooking, so I recently tried a raw habanero. The flavor was great, but the heat was overpowering. Is there something that can be added to raw habanero to bring out its flavor, but dilute its heat?

Asked by vreinkymov 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


jrchefs: Kids Can Cook

Shouldn't there be a limit of how many ibles you can post in one day, All the ibles people have put work into are now not seen on the recent feed (The one I've always used), I really don't think this is very fair for other users as the first page is really where people first see it and it gets it's page views. Discuss!

Posted by Joe Martin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I am looking for non cooking recipies to use with Seniors.?

I am an Activity Director with an Assisted Living Community and am looking for things to cook with out using a stove per say.

Asked by hearthstone 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago




Do you bake muffins with a lid on top,on top the stove or in the stove itself?

Cooking with wood stove when making muffins do you cook on top or in the oven? want to learn to cook on a wood stove?

Asked by chazmatt 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do you skin a fresh peach for baking? Answered

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


good old pudding Answered

I need a recipe for good old villina pudding not in the box

Asked by dorotheabrown37 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Poor man's slow cooker?

Hello all, I tried to search an instructable down but I haven't so far.  Has anyone done something on doing a poor man's slow cooker?  I don't really want to buy a slow cooker cause they are mostly used for cooking meats, and the last thing me or probably anyone needs to do is eat more meat.  I just have a few recipes that call for a slow cooker and would like to try them out.  I'm thinking I could just cook in a regular pot and keep the temp or flame really low.  Is it really that easy?  Inquiring cat would like to know!

Asked by User1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Woodpigeon Stroganoff

My friend got permission from a local farmer to go shooting on his land. As a result he gave me 4 wood pigeons and a recipe. I didn't take enough pictures for a full instructable so I thought I would post it here on the forums for and foodies interested. It's delicious, tastes a little of kidney but without the pissy irony taste you sometimes get. I'd recommend cooking it until it's pink inside but no longer, it's beautifully tender when still pink and gets tougher as you cook it longer. I used double the recipe below to serve 4 people. The pigeons were quite large, I plucked the feathers from the breast to clear it then cut a slit in the skin before peeling it all back. I then slit down either side of the breast bone and stuck my thumbs in to peel out the breast. A slit at the bottom and top end should allow you to pull it free. WOODPIGEON STROGANOFF breasts of 2 woodpigeon cut into long 20mm thick strips 1/2 400gm tin of chopped tomatoes 1 medium onion sliced not diced 1 red pepper sliced not diced 1 tbsp of smoked paprika 1 oz of butter 142 ml carton of sour cream A handful of chopped parsley 1 - Gently sweat the onions and pepper in the butter for 2 minutes then add the paprika and cook until onions are soft. 2 - Increase the heat and when it starts to sizzle add the pigeon strips and fry until all sides are sealed. 3 - Add the tinned tomatoes a little at a time so the pan doesn`t cool too much then add 1/2 the soured cream a little at a time. 4 - Check the pigeon strips are cooked to the doneness you like(pink for me) then throw in the parsley stir and serve with rice and a dollop of sour cream on top.

Posted by Jayefuu 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How many ways are there to cook an egg? Answered

Thank you.

Asked by onrust 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to Cook Tomahawk Ribeyes Steak

i'm gonna start off with a reverse sear and cook these indirect at 250 degrees until the steaks reach an internal temperature of between 110 and 115 degrees. After 45 minutes at 250 degrees, our steaks have an internal temperature of an 115 degrees now I'm gonna remove them and let them rest while I crank up the heat to about 600degrees. And now for the sear I'm gonna sear these for about 5 minutes per side until they reach an internal temperature of a 135 degrees. Now after a 10-minute rest that will give us a medium finish. After about 2 and a half minutes, I'm gonna give them a quarter turn for the nice hash marks. Now after 5 minutes I'm gonna give them a flip for 5 minutes on the other side. And there you have it Prime and Aged for 6 weeks Tomahawk Ribeyes. I have never had a steak this good the flavor and the tenderness and the richness is absolutely amazing! One of the best steaks I'll ever have! Thank you guys very much for watching. Learn From Video https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cook-a-Tomahawk-Ribeye-Steak/

Posted by MyChicagoSteak 3 years ago


how do you cook spinach? Answered

How do you cook raw spinach?

Asked by kelli_enkeli 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what is the best way to cook grouper?

They are 8oz filets.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to cook infused egg?Help!

Please tell me how to do! Thanks!

Posted by s3615625 9 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


How to Cook Bacon with a Machine Gun

FINALLY! Now you can stay nourished while you're out shooting rounds.  And what does a machine gunnist crave more than bacon, right? See it all here

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What to cook in car engine bay?

Alrighty so i saw an instructable here about cooking on a car engine bay, also a book called Manifold Destiny, and i was wondering what else can i cook. Do you think i can cook rolls of cookie dough, wrap it in tin foil and let it cook by the exhaust manifold? Sorta like bread, kinda sounds good right? Another thing, do you guys have any other food ideas (no matter how crazy it may seem) for cooking? (Im gonna go on a road trip in a few months and i wanted to do some research before i go.)

Asked by northcoastnomad 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Substituting water with milk when cooking...

I often see recommendations for replacing water with milk, cream, or maybe something non-dairy. Are there any definitive instances when you shouldn't substitute water with a milk or cream in a recipe?

Asked by Sovereignty 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Machine to mix and cook at the same time?

Hi everyone. Can anyone suggest how to safely customise a heavy duty food mixer (I have a Kitchenaid) to allow a heat source to be placed underneath? I basically need to mix and cook at the same time. There are various low-powered electric stirrers (I’ve tried using a Stirio) for domestic use, but then there seems to be nothing commercially available in-between that and huge industrial machines. Any suggestions very gratefully received. Thanks Michael

Posted by mjh12345 1 year ago


Does anyone know where one can buy gypsum for cooking? Answered

Asked by BeSomebody 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Any quick and easy set ups for cooking over a campfire?

Thinking particularly about a tripod set up.... or just what works best for you rustic campers out there. Please and thank you...

Asked by beegirl70 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A real high-tech question--how do I hardboil eggs so the shells don't stick?

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Idea for a new cooking contest/challenge!

Creative Leftovers Challenge! 1) Create 1 meal as your base.  Has to be at least a main course and 1 side that will last through the whole challenge (Example - Steak, salad, and baked potatoes counts as a main course w/ 2 sides) 2) Create at least 1 way of using up the leftovers WITHOUT having the exact same thing each night and using as much of the original meal for 2 dinners (Example - Steak tacos (uses 1/2 steak and all of salad) and mashed potatoes (uses all baked potatoes w/ extra) for Leftover Dinner 1.  Chopped steak (uses last of steak) w/ gravy or sour cream over potato cakes (uses the last of the mashed potatoes) for Leftover Dinner 2) 3) All 3 meals must be posted together in a single step-by-step Instructable w/ each meal being 1 step.  Most creative/wild of the edible entries wins! It's just a thought...

Posted by shysilverleaf 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What should I learn to cook? (Or, what would you like an ible on?)

I get seriously tired of the same old things. I want to branch out a bit.What should I learn? What are your favorite things to cook?What are your favorite things to eat?I think my next big thing will be scalloped potatoes. I love when my mom makes them, but I've never had success at it by myself. And perhaps new desserts and breakfast items?Obligatory Iron Chef apron picture activate!

Posted by jessyratfink 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


This will be my first year cooking Thanksgiving dinner?

Should I buy any kitchen /cooking supplies I'll need for Thanksgiving in advance of the Holidays? I'm guessing I'll need some new pans, serving dishes and maybe a Cuisinart? When do most people buy the kitchen supplies they need for the Holidays?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


A New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly Calories - Peak cooking oil?

The interconnectedness of the world can sometime be striking. I noticed yesterday that Safeway, a west coast grocery store chain, has converted it trucks to biodiesel. Due to increased fuel-demand for things that were previously only considered foodstuffs, the cooking oils carried by the biodiesel-fueled trucks were probably significantly more expensive. In Malaysia, this has even idled some plants design to refine oils into biodiesel:Here on Malaysia's eastern shore, a series of 45-foot-high green and gray storage tanks connect to a labyrinth of yellow and silver pipes. The gleaming new refinery has the capacity to turn 116,000 tons a year of palm oil into 110,000 tons of a fuel called biodiesel, as well as valuable byproducts like glycerin. Mission Biofuels, an Australian company, finished the refinery last month and is working on an even larger factory next door at the base of a jungle hillside.But prices have spiked so much that the company cannot cover all its costs and has idled the finished refinery while looking for a new strategy, such as asking a biodiesel buyer to pay a price linked to palm oil costs, and someday switching from palm oil to jatropha, a roadside weed.from the NYT article A New, Global Oil Quandary: Costly Fuel Means Costly CaloriesAnd there's more: as more and more baked goods eliminate trans-fats, those fats are often replaced with palm oil, so the pastries carried by the biodiesel-fueled trucks are themselves consuming more edible oil. While this will increase the price to make and ship a snack cake in the US, it has much greater effect elsewhere. Since people in the developing world get such a large percentage of their calories from cooking oil, increased prices have caused riots:No category of food prices has risen as quickly this winter as so-called edible oils -- with sometimes tragic results. When a Carrefour store in Chongqing, China, announced a limited-time cooking oil promotion in November, a stampede of would-be buyers left 3 people dead and 31 injured.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Top plants for home garden to be used in cooking? Answered

I was curious about what are some of the best plants for my backyard garden. I want to be able to use these plants in my cooking. So far I know that strawberries and tomatoes and cilantro are going in. Maybe some common herbs will add to the variety. I am a southern California residence and the area is shaded by two palm trees. The temperature range is very mild with few extremes and the soil is of mediocre quality. I just need some direction as to what else is available and what I would most commonly need for my cooking. Thank you,

Asked by bdjohnso10 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


RIBS? Answered

Ok I want to make a special Dinner for my Fiance this weekend. and have some questions... I have a sauce already, I just want the cooking instructions.. I'm not opposed to using the oven a little, but I want the flavor from the grill as well.. I have tried ribs several times and none of the times have I been happy with them. the best ribs I have ever eaten have been boiled and then grilled the following day, but I tried this and they were tough as heck! I am no noob on the grill, I can make a steak that would make a cows mouth water! chicken, sausage, vegetables even Pizza! yeah you can grill pizza! :) anyway, I was thinking Baby backs! anyone know a good, easy, fool proof method for cooking them? Open for side dish ideas as well..

Asked by SlickSqueegie 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Will an air conditioner pump be good for a vacuum evaporator?

I've been wondering if I could use an air-conditioner pump for a vacuum evaporator for making concentrates without destroying some flavor for home brewing and cooking and I'm wondering if I should worry about the water vapor the comes from this. Should I set up some kind of cold trap for the water making some kinda vacuum distiller or should I use something else to drop the pressure?

Posted by sugarworm 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Kyoto Trough, is it greener than the Kyoto Box?

The idea behind the Kyoto Trough is to use a parabolic trough (rotated inwards round its focal line) so that all the light it collects over a certain time (1 2 3 or 4 hours) focuses BELOW the focal line. Then you use other troughs (probably facing at right angles to the first one) to concentrate this light further onto the cooking pot. I have done a rudimentary test in software and the concept does work there. I think it will also work as a panel cooker. It is very important to line up the primary trough with the path of the sun across the sky. It should also work as a panel cooker. Just a much longer panel cooker with the v shaped little wings like in the diagram Or perhaps a panel cooker with just one "tail" going up in the air and insulation on the back half of your cooking pot? (taking away one half of the device) Thanks Brian

Posted by gaiatechnician 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what's the fastest way to clean and dice garlic?

With out any little machines, what's the best knife work you've got?  I'm looking for the best way to get through a whole head, not just a clove

Asked by sarahfish 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What are some unique cookie/snack ideas i could bring to school for a project?

I'm doing a 'how to' project at school and i want to make something that other people definitely wouldn't be bringing.

Asked by sayruhhsupp 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I home repair chips in enameled cookware?

I made a small chip in the enamel of the lid of my enameled cast iron Dutch oven. It's not in a bad place but I'd like to repair it, if possible.

Asked by firehorse 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Brown Sugar

Well I was wondering how Brown sugar affect recipes differently from normal sugar. I am making a recipe from scratch, so this will help me from repeating it over and over. Also since its a candy does it melt like normal.

Posted by acer73 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Anyone have a good recipe for "Sauerkraut Potpie?"

I know it's made with sauerkraut, ham and homemade noodles, but that's all I can remember. I lost my recipe in a divorce many, many years ago and just can't find another.

Asked by 9 years ago


What are some good uses for peanut butter? Answered

My mother loves to buy jars and jars of peanut butter but never eats, no one in my house really likes peanut butter so it's just in the cabinet waiting to be used.

Asked by Glad(to-meet-ya)ys 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bachelor survival guide

Hey, guys! my boyfriend is moving away for a year and he'll be on his own for the first time, doing his PhD. I'd like to make him a funny and informative guide about things he should know... But... errr.... well, I have no idea where to start.  Anybody have ideas, suggestions?  Thanks!

Posted by TashaDax 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make "circus food" snacks?

My friends and I are having a pot luck, so it doesn't have to be fancy or healthy, for that matter.  I need to make 12 servings of what they call "circus food" because we are going to watch Cirque Du Soleil and that is our theme this week.  However, I'm not sure where to start!  Any ideas would be fantastic!

Asked by mina299 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


In cooking contests, do the recipes have to be original ?

Asked by ericthecat 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago