The microwave is usually frowned upon by ambitious chefs. It provides a convenient way to quickly heat ready made meals or the leftovers from the day before, but it is usually not regarded as a ...
Xanathan gum (like many other vegetable gums) is often used as an emulsifier and for thickening liquids. Meanwhile, mono- and diglycerides (aka glycerin flakes) are used in a similar way. I have ...