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Timing cooking: methods / workflow

I'm looking for methods to improve timing or workflow during cooking. How to multi-task effectively, getting the maximal amount of differing dishes on the table, for each course, etc. A multitasking / ...
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Roasting multiple vegetables at once

I have plans to make a roasted vegetable soup. The tentative list of veggies (that need roasting) is: sweet peppers, onions, carrots, garlic, zuchini (maybe), small weird purple potatoes. I've ...
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Fastest or most efficient way to cook rice in a pot with a lid?

Without using (read: buying) a rice cooker, what methods can I use to reduce active cooking time for brown rice? Does pre-soaking help? Should I add the rice before or after bringing the water to a ...
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What is the fastest way / highest temp you made duck confit?

I know I know this is supposed to be a slow thing, but how have you "cheated" and got away with it? Most recipes calls for at least 4 hours of cooking and at less than 275F. Cooling then re-crisping ...