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Why are roasts wrapped in foil?

I wrapped a piece of beef brisket in foil and slow roasted it last week. It was the beefiest tasting beef that I've ever had. So now I'm wondering, was it beefy because it was a nice piece of ...
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Shiny side or not for foil?

Does it make any difference when you wrap food with aluminum foil for grilling or baking or making a steam pouch whether you put the shiny side in or the shiny side out? I've seen at least one answer ...
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Is it wise to use an aluminum foil in the microwave? Is there a substitute for the aluminum foil?

I was recently looking up a recipe for quick Chawanmushi and came across a recipe which used aluminum foil in the microwave. First of all, I thought that aluminum foil, with it's jagged edges would ...
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Substituting freezer paper for parchment paper

I am making a brisket and the recipe calls for coating the meat with a tomato-based rub, which means I can't simply cover with foil... that would leave an unsavory taste in the rub because the ...
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How does foil protect a sandwich in the [toaster] oven?

If I wrap a sandwich in foil and toast it, the entire sandwich seems to warm more evenly, so I don't get burnt edges of bread. Can someone explain what is going on here? I assume it has something to ...
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Chicken in Tin Foil in the Oven: Any tips or advices on spices or wrapping?

[I'm an amateur that experiments.] I recently realized I like chicken wrapped in tin foil after using salt, pepper and oregano on it, in 250C for up to 2 hours. Also, I used sliced lemon on parts of ...