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What is the thick white substance in my pasta water?

As you can see in the pic, the water in my pasta has a thick white substance. All I did was water, pasta, salt, boil. What is this substance? Is it a sign of overcooking, should the well cooked ...
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What happens when chocolate is overheated further than 50C/120F?

I've been googling about this for a while, and it seems to be a common practice to avoid overheating chocolate in the context of tempering. Here's an example source mentioning the fate of overheated ...
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Overcooked yogurt : what did I actually do?

I tried to make yogurt by slowly heating yogurt diluted in milk, but I forgot to watch it. When I checked a few minutes later, it was above 70 °C and the whey had separated from the "yogurt". The ...
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Is it possible to overcook peas?

Is it possible to overcook peas as one could overcook a steak or pasta, or are they like mushrooms in that they cannot be overcooked?
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Both over- and undercooked beans from a pressure cooker

I cooked pinto beans in an electric pressure cooker and ended up with a few overcooked mushy beans, few cooked ones, if slightly al dente, and the majority of beans so severely undercooked that they ...
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pork went over internal temperature, can I make it tender by putting the oven in a lower temperature for a couple of hours?

I cooked a piece of pork shoulder and i put it at 250 celcius for 30 min and 130 celcius for 1 hours. Now the internal temperature is well above the 71 celcius mark and the meat looks tough. If i put ...
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Rice cooker not stopping?

I bought a first rice/multicooker Tefal RK8121. I cooked the rice according to the manual. I put the rice inside and added the steaming tray on top of the rice to steam at the same time (it doesn't ...
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If strring a 65c soup causes small fish to tear up, does it mean it's overcooked?

The fish in question is whitebait, I slowly bring the fish and soup water up to 65c then remove from stove. During the cooking period I stir the pot to overcome/distrubute higher temperature at ...
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Am I still overcooking whitebait, how to prevent it?

I have had a problem where I am constantly overcooking whitebait. In light of previous answers relating to the same issue, recently I have started to place the whitebait in the water, put a ...