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Cooking either in boiling water, or by heating the food until boiling

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Why does cheese need boiling while paneer not?

I am from Syria, but currently I am living in India. Back in my country we have to boil the cheese (and the milk) before consuming, otherwise it may carry harmful bacteria. One of my friends was taken ...
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what noise is the water boiling pot making when boiling water?

I tried to boil water in a Whistling boiling water kettle tea pot on a stove. The stove has electric stove top coil burners. So when boiling water with those, there is some noise and sometime a ...
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Is eating soap or bleach dangerous?

i was cooking some dessert today which contains milk as a primary ingredient. While cooking I started to notice that powder ingredients weren't dissolving in the milk. After a while under heat they ...
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Can white rice be burned without looking yellow, brown or black?

I try to boil my rice by using just enough water, if I don't cook it in enough water or cook it for too long, the rice will burn. However, when I burn the rice, I detect it because some of them stick ...
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What can pasta absorb from the water it's cooked in?

I know you're supposed to put salt in the water when you're cooking pasta, both to aid in anti-starch gelation and to add flavour. This got me thinking - what ELSE can pasta absorb from the water it ...
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How does this recipe take ten days?

This recipe for homemade Marmite says,"The entire process takes about ten days." How can that be? From what I see here I can't see it taking longer than four days. Or does that apply only to ...
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Does boiling meatball remove some flavor

I want to cook some meatballs by boiling them in plain water. Does this remove flavor from the meatballs? I have a instantpot pressure cooker and I thought it would be way easier than baking for ...
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Can I thaw frozen spinach that´s meant to be boiled frozen?

The frozen spinach package says to boil while frozen, but I never seem to manage to get it cooked the way I like it. Either the center stays frozen (the package says 3-5min with boiling water and I ...
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What going to happen to Dulche De Leche during baking?

Dulche De Leche is condensed milk that boiled already. But what if put it in something that going to be boiled or baked. How it's going to be, how it's going to taste like? Do people do it?
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Hard boiled eggs in “insta-pot” type device

I am trying to hard boil my eggs so the yolk isn't mushy at all, and the yolk doesn't contain a greenish cast around the outside (which I think means they are overdone). I am doing this in an "...
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What happens to lemon juice when boiled?

Does anyone know what happens to the flavor of lemon juice when it's boiled?
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Optimizing for efficiency: boiling frozen salmon without defrosting

Background: I'm trying to eat healthier - not necessarily optimizing for taste but for cooking complexity/time and health. I have frozen salmon filets (small/thin) I'd like to cook in boiling water, ...
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How to cook oatmeal?

I bought a pack of oatmeal and it didn't have any instructions on how to cook it and I have no clue what I am doing and I don't want to disappoint mom.
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What's the best way to keep cover of a pan slightly opened?

If you need to keep cover of pan or bowl slightly opened during cooking, what's the best way to do this. May be there is devices for that, if so preferably non-metal. Specifically glass bowl like ...
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How to make soft-boiled eggs without breaking them? [duplicate]

Here's the difficulty: If I put the eggs in a pot with cold water, then I can't reliably control how they cook. There are too many factors: amount of water, pot size, heat setting, etc. If I put ...
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Cooking octopus: simple boil or broth?

I have heard about "polvo à feira" (Pulpo a la Gallega/Spannish style octopus) and I went on a search for recipes. In one of my findings (https://youtu.be/bHSjnzNvJYo), I have seen Eric Ripert ...
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How to make spaghetti stick together?

I am a person that likes spaghetti that is stuck together, al dente, so it's nice and chewy. I haven't been able to find any advice on how to cook spaghetti so that it sticks together, but rather the ...
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Rescuing contaminated home made jam - possible?

I had a bash as making some home-made 'apple & blackcurrant' jam today and had reached the stage of testing to see if it had reached 'setting point'. I asked my partner to spoon a bit of the jam ...
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Cooking time for vegetables in plain water versus in a soup

I have consistently observed that a given vegetable simmering in a soup (that is, with multiple other vegetables and herbs, and usually salted) takes five to ten times longer to get soft than when the ...
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How to properly boil egg white?

I am trying to boil egg white. It's around 500gr. How to boil it properly? In previous attempt, I boil it using a stainless steel container with no lid and put it in a pan filled with water. I screw ...
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Can boiling a soup too low result in less flavor?

I recently tried a new recipe which involved cooking vegetables at a lower temperature than I normally see. I had problems with the instructions from the start. The low setting on my stovetop didn't ...
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Avoiding foodborne botulism

It's difficult to find information on the internet about botulism prevention that doesn't talk specifically about canning or jarring your own foods or using pressure cookers. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Georgian dumplings (khinkali) sticking to the bottom of the pot

Khinkali are boiled meat dumplings from the Georgian cuisine. They're formed putting about a spoonful of ground pork+beef meat with water and spices in the center of a few millimeters thick dough disk ...
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Does hard-boiling eggs in broth impact flavor?

I think the question says it all. I was looking at Marinated Soft Boiled Egg recipes for ramen and while trying them out I found it annoying to have a pot of boiling water for the eggs as well as a ...
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Calories in alcohol-based sauce brought to boil (bourbon chicken)

In the same spirit as this question, I came across a keto recipe for bourbon chicken. I don't usually trust the calorie-count of recipes like this from the blogosphere, I have no clue where/how they'...
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What makes rice wet?

Recently I've been making rice, but my rice is always a bit moister than I'd like. Normally it is visibly wet and somewhat sticky. My normal recipe is: Add a lot of water to a pan. Bring water to ...
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How to prevent cooked noodles & dumplings from getting soggy

I enjoy making spaetzel and gnocchi and have become quite good at it, but I always run into the same problem. After boiling the dumplings, I put the cooked dumplings into a bowl, where water tends to ...
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Lightly salted water?

I often see a recipe that require something to be boiled in "lightly salted water" e.g. Semmelknödel, but I'm always in doubt on how much salt that actually is. Can anyone tell the "correct" ratio of ...
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Cooking pasta in a water boiler

A friend of mine cooks pasta in a modified electric water boiler which has been modified to keep going even after the water placed in it boils. What are some advantages and disadvantages of this ...
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Could I boil rose milk?

I forgot to boil the milk before I added rose milk essence in it. Could I boil now? I have been keeping the mix in the refrigerator for 5 hours now. I am not sure could I boil the milk now or not.
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Is it practical to boil drinking water in a pressure cooker?

At my home and relative's homes I've never seen anyone using a pressure cooker to boil water (to make it safe for drinking). They just take an ordinary steel vessel, fill it with tap water, add some ...
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Boiling meatballs, how long?

I would like to make some meatballs to go with a generic pasta dish. I am thinking about 10 balls from a pound of raw ground pork or beef. I have been searching for how to safely do this. Some say to ...
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Canning with candles

I am not sure about the right terminology as I am not a native speaker, but is it possible to conserve solid food in a jar with a candle? Boiling is used to decrease air and for the food to be well ...
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Does salt prevent water from absorbing nutrients and falvours from food?

A long time ago, I read somewhere, that there is a very specific reason, why we put salt in the water for cooking pasta: The point is to hinder the water from absorbing flavor and nutrients from the ...
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Does Pressure cook work for hard to soften soybeans?

I do not have a pressure cook in my house. But the soybean I bought remains really hard after soaking for 24 hours and boiled for 1 hour. I saw someone saying that some old beans will never soften no ...
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How to make sure that I do not break the glass bowl in a double boiler?

I used a glass bowl as a double boiler for making scrambled eggs and it broke. I know that rapid cooling and heating caused glass to break. for some reason I thought the thick glass bowl would not ...
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Water repellent-like residue on pot when cooking vegetables

When I boil vegetables including broccoli the pot gets a water repellent-like residue at the water line that is very hard to remove. There is also residue similar to when cooking beans on the sides of ...
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Would trying to boil blood that's been treated with an anticoagulant in an electric kettle break the kettle?

I read here it isn't possible to boil milk in an electric kettle without a very high probability that it will break it, though someone also mentioned that there are electric kettles that can boil milk....
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How to slow down evaporation when cooking?

Does water evaporate faster when rolling boil with a lid or simmer without a lid? If I use a certain stove plate with a certain sauce pan set to its lowest setting it will cause the water to roll boil ...
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Do salt or vinegar in the boiling water help peeling eggs?

In another question, a user commented I've heard some tales that vinegar helps with peeling afterwards and another one responded both are totally useless That struck me as a very good ...
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Which containers to boil dulce de leche for 7 hours?

I want to make dulce de leche by boiling it. As the store bought cans leach plastics like BPA into the food, I want to avoid using it. What are jars/cans, preferably reusable that you can put inside ...
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how long to boil rice for Biryani?

Whenever I boil rice to cook biryani, I end up over-cooking it and rice break into pieces after the steaming stage 1. So I want to know how long to boil rice for biryani? 1 Biryani is a rice dish, ...
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How to peel tomatoes easily? [duplicate]

I went through several websites and found that the easiest way to peel tomato is to boil them . So, How long do we need to boil tomatoes so that you can easily peel them?
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What temperature is a rolling boil?

At what temperature is water called at a “rolling boil”? How long does it take until water is at rolling boil?
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How to prevent milk overflow from pan? [duplicate]

Note - To avoid duplication, I have referred the related question. Many a time, it happens that I put milk on the stove and forget about it while doing other work. So, milk always boils over. What ...
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Why should milk boil to the rim?

In some cases hot milk is needed. My example is a ready made mixture for milk rice. The direction says I should heat the milk until it shows foam raising, which often raises up to the rim (or more). I ...
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Cooking at, or below, the boil. Is there any impact that the actual boil has?

When cooking in water, is there any difference between 98°C or 100°C ? In the second case water is boiling, and in the first it isn't.
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Does it matter if I start boiling hard eggs in hot or cold water?

Does it matter if I in which water temperature I start to prepare hard eggs? Of course, the preparing time will be still measured from boiling - but does it make any difference? - regards the ...
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Spaghetti noodle issues

I need to cook spaghetti for about 70 people. How do I cook up the noodles that morning and avoid soggy or stuck together noodles? I am assuming my heating option at this event will be the portable ...
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Does peeling potatoes before boiling them actually increase the amount of water they absorb?

I've read the argument in several articles and recipes (I don't have the references in front of me right now) that peeling potatoes before boiling them increases the amount of water they absorb, which ...

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