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    Post #1 - May 12th, 2019, 1:09 pm
    Post #1 - May 12th, 2019, 1:09 pm Post #1 - May 12th, 2019, 1:09 pm
    Just wondering where people buy string for cooking purposes like tying a roast or so. It seems the string should be food-friendly -- not having any funky chemicals in it. So how do you know if the twine you are using is just some happy cotton string? And where do you get it?

    Thanks!
  • Post #2 - May 12th, 2019, 9:24 pm
    Post #2 - May 12th, 2019, 9:24 pm Post #2 - May 12th, 2019, 9:24 pm
    I bought this spool of cooking twine from sausagemaker.com a few years ago (when I was buying casings and other supplies) and it has served me well. I still have a lot of it left but that's fine. It's doesn't expire.

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  • Post #3 - May 12th, 2019, 9:32 pm
    Post #3 - May 12th, 2019, 9:32 pm Post #3 - May 12th, 2019, 9:32 pm
    Hi,

    I have seen something like what Ron posted at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

    I have a spool I have kept a long time. It sits in a canning jar with a hole in the lid to access the twine. I don't remember where I got it or how long ago, because it just lasts forever.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
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  • Post #4 - May 13th, 2019, 3:01 am
    Post #4 - May 13th, 2019, 3:01 am Post #4 - May 13th, 2019, 3:01 am
    I keep a spool of this under my counter.
    Lasts forever, you don’t need the dispenser.
    It’a also food safe which you can’t say for twine from the hardware store.
    https://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-1669548/
    -Richard
  • Post #5 - May 13th, 2019, 6:03 am
    Post #5 - May 13th, 2019, 6:03 am Post #5 - May 13th, 2019, 6:03 am
    Williams-Sonoma has it, too, as well as the more cone-shaped spool.
  • Post #6 - May 13th, 2019, 10:02 am
    Post #6 - May 13th, 2019, 10:02 am Post #6 - May 13th, 2019, 10:02 am
    Joy wrote:Just wondering where people buy string for cooking purposes like tying a roast or so. It seems the string should be food-friendly -- not having any funky chemicals in it. So how do you know if the twine you are using is just some happy cotton string? And where do you get it?

    Thanks!


    Any grocery store will have it in the "gadgets/tools" section. If you want a big roll that will last at least half a lifetime, places like Bed, Bath and Beyond stock it, or Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, etc.
  • Post #7 - May 13th, 2019, 10:45 am
    Post #7 - May 13th, 2019, 10:45 am Post #7 - May 13th, 2019, 10:45 am
    thetrob wrote:
    Joy wrote:Just wondering where people buy string for cooking purposes like tying a roast or so. It seems the string should be food-friendly -- not having any funky chemicals in it. So how do you know if the twine you are using is just some happy cotton string? And where do you get it?

    Thanks!


    Any grocery store will have it in the "gadgets/tools" section. If you want a big roll that will last at least half a lifetime, places like Bed, Bath and Beyond stock it, or Crate and Barrel, Sur La Table, etc.


    Agreed. All of the major grocery stores have it. I believe I have also found it at a Dollar store.
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  • Post #8 - May 14th, 2019, 7:19 am
    Post #8 - May 14th, 2019, 7:19 am Post #8 - May 14th, 2019, 7:19 am
    I only wish that were true! I looked at Jewel (The Glen) and Mariano's (Glenview) and there were lots of nice OXO gadgets tempting me but nothing like a ball of string.

    Thanks, everybody for the good suggestions!
  • Post #9 - May 14th, 2019, 11:45 am
    Post #9 - May 14th, 2019, 11:45 am Post #9 - May 14th, 2019, 11:45 am
    Tony's has string in its food gadgets display. However, this string is very thin and too weak for trussing poultry or roasts.
  • Post #10 - May 14th, 2019, 12:27 pm
    Post #10 - May 14th, 2019, 12:27 pm Post #10 - May 14th, 2019, 12:27 pm
    ekreider wrote:Tony's has string in its food gadgets display. However, this string is very thin and too weak for trussing poultry or roasts.

    If it is like the thin string used to close bakery boxes, I remember MsIngie likes it for closing rouladens.

    Gosh, when was the last time a bakery box was closed with string? Now it is tape, isn't it?

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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  • Post #11 - May 14th, 2019, 9:27 pm
    Post #11 - May 14th, 2019, 9:27 pm Post #11 - May 14th, 2019, 9:27 pm
    The string at Tony's may even be thinner than the stuff used on bakery boxes in distant memory. Closing rouladen would probably work.
  • Post #12 - Yesterday, 3:12 pm
    Post #12 - Yesterday, 3:12 pm Post #12 - Yesterday, 3:12 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Gosh, when was the last time a bakery box was closed with string? Now it is tape, isn't it?

    Dinkel’s still uses string to secure boxes (at least for a dozen or more donuts and certain cakes).
  • Post #13 - Yesterday, 7:31 pm
    Post #13 - Yesterday, 7:31 pm Post #13 - Yesterday, 7:31 pm
    Harvest Time (2632 W Lawrence) has spools of butcher twine on the butcher counter. I suspect this is an item that is only hard to find when one actually needs it!

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