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comment What is the best way to store fresh berries?
Related: How to keep fruits and vegetables fresh.
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answered What is the best way to store fresh berries?
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comment How to get a thicker soup from watery tomatoes?
Your second suggestion would work if you collected the liquid and boiled it down, adding it back to the tomato solids after it was sufficiently reduced.
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comment Basil - to wash or not to wash? Best practices?
+1 for growing your own or getting it from a trusted source.
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comment How can I make carrot cake more fruity and fresh?
It's a great resource—you'll enjoy it. I got a copy after seeing it on the bookshelf of a well-respected chef.
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comment What's the source of the sweetness in tomato sauce that's simmered for at least four hours?
Good quality tomato paste is quite sweet. I just taste-tested a bit of Amoré and confirmed this for myself. Your link shows dietary fiber as being a third of the sugar in a tomato, but if you scroll down, the starch is listed as 0.0g. I can't back up my theory scientifically, and I'm sure there's more going on than I know, but I feel my experience backs up the main points of my answer.
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answered How can I make carrot cake more fruity and fresh?
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comment What's the source of the sweetness in tomato sauce that's simmered for at least four hours?
@Jefromi: Well, tomatoes contain negligible starch. I still think it's sugars being made more noticeable than "available." I'm not saying it's only concentration, but I think it's primarily concentration. The reason boiling a sauce faster doesn't work is that it usually imparts a bitter, overcooked flavor that counteracts the natural sweetness. Boiling just the water from the tomatoes doesn't have this effect. And tomato paste is a concentration of all the tomato flavors, including sweetness.
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comment Chicken smells like eggs
Which smell came first, the chicken or the egg?
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answered Amount of Chocolate-chips in a Chocolate-chip cookie?
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answered What should I look for in strawberries at the market?