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Do acid and fat balance each other? How?

I have heard many times that acid is added to a dish to "cut through" the richness, and conversely, that if one adds to much acid, this can be balanced out by the addition of a fat. Do acids and fats ...
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It seems, acidity prevents pasta from being overcooked?

Usually I cook the pasta in boiling water... add it to sauce in the pan, another 2-3 minuts and done. But today I've tried to cook pasta in the sauce. Sauce: pepper + onion + garlic + flour + ...
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Which of these ingredients are the acid component of a marinade?

Here are some ingredients for a a sheek kebab recipe. Which of these acts as the acid component of the marinade? onion, lentil flour, green chilli, salt, garlic, ginger, herbs: fenugreek, fresh ...
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Citric acid for hard-boiled eggs?

I recently ordered some dish from a local food delivery company. The dish, among other ingredients, contained hard-boiled eggs. The ingredient list read the following: [...] Hard-boiled eggs (egg, ...
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substituting rosehip solution for lemon juice/citric acid

Syrup recipe calls for citric acid, 3Tbsp. I want to use rosehips to achieve the same degree of tartness. 3Tbsp equals 2 1/4 cups of lemon juice. I can boil/steep dry rosehips to that subjective ...