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Oct
17
awarded  Yearling
Oct
14
comment Can you put polystyrene in the microwave oven
+1 But "Poulette à la Poly" sounds quite chic
Oct
6
comment Worm in dry bread, what is it?
Your second picture is probably a beetle larvae en.allexperts.com/q/Entomology-Study-Bugs-665/2010/10/…
Oct
1
comment How does “BHT added to packaging material” actually work?
@djmadscribbler Chemistry is far away from my "area of expertise". I've found a scientific paper that seems to answer the question but I'm not able to extrapolate some important missing info. For example: What was the BHT concentration found in the food after the test?. Are the "freeze-dried model food" used for testing a valid equivalent to cereals? Without understanding those pieces you can't figure out the potential consequences/dangers involved. And answering "yes, the BHT is transferred to the cereal" looks like a very poor answer to me :)
Sep
30
comment How does “BHT added to packaging material” actually work?
So, yes. It protects the food by "migrating" into it.
Sep
30
comment How does “BHT added to packaging material” actually work?
Source: Food Packaging: Principles and Practice, Third Edition By Gordon L. Robertson
Sep
30
comment How does “BHT added to packaging material” actually work?
Cereals packaged in HDPE impregnated with BHT have an extended shelf life, due to adsorption by the cereal of BHT from the package. Lee et al. (2004) evaluated the rate of loss of BHT from a co-extruded HDPE pouch with a heat seal layer of ionomer-EVA impregnated with BHT (0.1 137% W/W). The BHT-impregnated pouch showed a notable effectiveness in retarding lipid oxidation of a freeze-dried model food at 45 Degrees C and 50% RH as function of storage time. After 6 days, no BHT was detected in the pouch material.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
comment Is there any way to salvage an old rusted wok?
Thanks a lot :)
Sep
24
comment Is there any way to salvage an old rusted wok?
Perhaps "fairly concentrated" should be quantified (at least for safety purposes)
Sep
19
comment Why do we eat unripened chili peppers?
Capsaicinoids begin to accumulate gradually in the peppers from the beginning of its development up to a maximum concentration. From this time there is initially a sharp decrease in the total capsaicinoid content (32%), followed by a gradual decrease until day 80 of ripening. --From sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814613019365
Sep
19
comment Why do bread and butter pickle recipes call for onions, mustard seed, and celery seed?
@ssdecontrol great link! Thanks!
Sep
18
comment Why does oil reduce the effectiveness of Japanese waterstones?
@cyang Glad you find it. The thread looks interesting , but I had not enough patience to read it all
Sep
17
comment Why does oil reduce the effectiveness of Japanese waterstones?
A looong (and sometimes interesting) thread about using oil in waterstones straightrazorplace.com/hones/…
Sep
8
comment How can I make the most of this stewing hen?
The name of this classic tango is "hen stew" todotango.com/english/music/song/2239/Pucherito-de-gallina
Sep
2
comment How can I word “add bread crumbs until it feels right”?
Until a ball of one inch in diameter doesn't deform appreciably when dropped on a flat surface from 10 feet:)
Aug
17
comment Roasted duck carcass - what is this dish called?
@Jolenealaska Does the book mention the French name for the dish?
Aug
14
comment How can I avoid getting swindled? How can I detect polyphosphates in fish fillets?
@Jolenealaska If it sounds vague to you, it's because you never saw him working
Aug
14
awarded  Curious
Aug
14
comment How can I avoid getting swindled? How can I detect polyphosphates in fish fillets?
Thanks a lot for the explanation. Not sure if I'll try it, but at least I could menace my monger with it.