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Old 10-08-2006, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question How do I make a foam?

i am looking for info on how to make a foam.im not sure how to go about it at all, but i need to make a truffle foam to garnish a rissotto.any advice would be greatly appreciated. tnks

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Old 10-08-2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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tom - I wish I could help you but I can't. If ironchef were here he could for sure!!! Hopefully he'll be on before you need to make it.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:12 PM   #3
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There's three things that I can think of that you can use:

1. Carbon Dioxide powered Whipped Cream Dispenser

2. Milk Frother from a cappucino machine

3. Immersion blender

Making a foam also works best when combining the liquid/sauce with a stabilizing agent such as gelatin soaked in cold water or lecithin.

I've found that the immersion blender works well with thicker liquids like say, if you want to foam a beurre blanc or a thick cream reduction. For thinner liquids, the dispenser works best. But you can use either or, the key is the stabilizing agent. The milk frother would be as a last resort.
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:07 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:53 AM   #5
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A stabilizer. I never thought of that. I usually just make the foam, and hope it stays foamy.

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