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How to distinguish cream from tartar from bread improver (unlabeled)

A few months ago I bought a pocket of cream of tartar (unlabeled) and after a few days I bought some bread improver. Now that I transferred both from their unlabeled pockets to air-tight containers, ...
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How does “BHT added to packaging material” actually work?

This is not a question about the merits of BHA or BHT (butylated hydroxyanisole or butylated hydroxytoluene). It is a question about how BHA/BHT work when "added to packaging material". The BHA is ...
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What conditions make xanthan thicken?

I have used xanthan a few times, sometimes successfully, sometimes less so. The one thing I've noticed: it is certainly not enough to just stir it in until it is well dispersed. Sometimes it will not ...
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Is there an official comprehensive list of E-numbers?

Does an official comprehensive list of the E-numbers exists? I'm thinking of something along what the Wikipedia page provides: Number Role Name Description Approval Notes An example of an entry ...
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What is the affect of adding alkaline or acidic substances to wheat flour?

What are the chemical reactions of adding alkaline substances to wheat flour dough and how does it change the properties and behavior? The same for acidic substances.
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Can you make whipped cream with half and half?

Can you make whipped cream with half and half? If you can, what, if anything, do you have to do differently?
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Does Arabic gum help keep frozen yogurt soft?

I'm trying to make frozen yogurt manually (no machine), but I would like it to be soft-scoop. My first batches froze hard (tasty but hard), regardless of whether I stirred them every half-hour or not. ...
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How can I make my lemonade more tart/tangy?

I'm making lemonade, but no matter what ratios of lemon to sugar I use, I can't get that tartness and tang that I can taste in my favourite commercial drinks. I noticed that even with drinks that ...
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Turning raw/baking cocoa powder into instant cocoa (Kaba/Nesquik)

The question on Dissolving cocoa powder in milk describes the two common workarounds for making chocolate milk with raw cocoa powder. While obviously it works easiest with hot milk, making cocoa ...
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Are there any natural preservatives that can be used in Soups or Stews?

I make a lot soups and various stews and they don't seem to last more than a few days - are there any natural preservatives that can be added to them that will increase their refrigerator life?
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What are good resources to learn food chemistry?

Did anyone knows of some good resources to start learning about food chemistry? I am thinking specifically about a description of the chemical processes involved e.g. in cooking/preparing the ...
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Where do I buy food additives (not in bulk)?

I occasionally want a pure food additive for various reasons (pure potassium chloride for sports drinks, pure MSG for everything), but I can't find any decent places to get them except amazon.com. Now ...