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Food is interesting. I usually think about it at around why + 7.

For every natural phenomenon there are different levels of explanation. I like to call these "why" values. For the first value of why, the question "Why is the sky blue?" can be answered with some simple hand-waving about light from the sun passing through our planet's atmosphere. For a value of why + 2 (also known to parents as, "But whyyyyy?") you have to start talking about the fact that light comes in different colors.

M. Koerth-Baker

Also, I like the idea of cake more than cake itself.


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revised How do I avoid chunks of butter in non-homogenized milk?
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answered How do I avoid chunks of butter in non-homogenized milk?
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comment Why does microwave popcorn burn?
To the last question: if you can't control the watt output, there is something weird about your microwave. Maybe there are models without such a control, I don't know - if this is the case, you can't do anything.
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comment How to mount a ham?
@vwiggins You can post the request for tips in a separate question, it will be a good question. Personally, I enjoy munching on a thick piece of ham, even though it goes against tradition and economic considerations.
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comment How to mount a ham?
@PeterTaylor there was a user guide about cutting the ham, which also described the ham position. As far as I understood it, the ham is supposed to be like that. But I'll look into it again when I'm home.
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comment Sweet rice recipe help? Panama cook book recipe
There is a reason your cookbook gives you the amounts in weight. "How many ml?" We don't know. Volume is a bad measurement in cooking, worse in baking. Also, "to taste" means exactly that - keep adding until you like it.
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comment What are some dishes indigenous to Seattle?
Hello Munale, and welcome to Seasoned advice. I know that such lists are popular, but our site works differently. What we are trying to do is to create a reference with problem solutions for concrete problems, where voting helps the best solution to rise to the top. Questions which lead to big lists of equally valid stuff, are fun to read, but don't help with our goal, and break the voting system. So they are not accepted on our site, sorry. Don't worry, closing a question happens to everybody, it's not a punishment. Read the Help for more.
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comment Baking in gas oven does not brown the top
@Doug poor you, I would never have thought that such bad tools are installed in pro kitchens. I live in Germany, where gas cooking is almost unheard of. So I get to use good electric ovens, but also no gas stove. At least current resistive technology with Ceran is decent, and induction is just great, but years ago it was a cramp to cook on stovetop.
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comment Baking in gas oven does not brown the top
Do you have top heat at all? In another question, I doubted advice given for an oven with no top heating elements, until somebody explained that has ovens (which I have never used) frequently don't have an upper heating element.
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comment Why does caffeine taste bitter when added to tea?
Hello Mihail, and welcome! We are a strictly cooking site. We don't feel qualified to tell people what is healthy, and in any case, Internet discussions on this topic quickly devolve into flame wars between several camps of extreme dieters. So we just have banned nutrition and health discussion. This is why I had to remove the last paragraph from your answer. But thank you for the rest, it's very interesting information.
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comment Why does caffeine taste bitter when added to tea?
Tannins are not bitter, they are astringent. It's a different perception, not even a taste. Caffeine is bitter on its own.
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comment How to mount a ham?
So the ring is supposed to go up? Thank you.
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comment How to mount a ham?
@Jefromi I'm pretty sure it's supposed to stay on the counter, not go onto the wall. I've seen it somewhere. There is also a picture on the outside of the package, and the stand is on a flat surface. Sadly, it shows a much more elaborate kind of stand with a different mounting system.
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comment Does whole milk or soy milk spoil faster? Why?
The "natural milk bacteria" part is true for raw or low temperature pasteurized cow milk. ESL milk and UHT milk 1) lose the innoculation with lactic bacteria from the udder, and 2) provide a different milleau which promotes the growth of other bacteria, not the original lactobacilii. The new colonies are not necessarily pathogenic, but can't be assumed to be safe, and also don't taste good.
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comment Is nigella oil (black cumin or black caraway) aromatic?
Hello FBA, and thank you for your answer. We are a strict cooking site, and don't discuss nutrition or the health effects of food. I had to edit these out, as they are off topic. But the rest covers my experience too.
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revised Is nigella oil (black cumin or black caraway) aromatic?
removed health part