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Why does adding sugar/salt causes water to release?

This is purely practical observation. If I add pinch of sugar or salt, somehow automagically water appears in the pot. For example I had a week old cauliflower somewhat wilted/dried in fridge cooing ...
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Physics/chemistry behind the observation

This is purely observation based. Any time I have cooking something on the stove, if I change intensity in any direction - reducing or increasing the heat, it seems like water vapor threads shoot out ...
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What protease is in avocado?

What protease in particular does avocado contain? I've been searching everywhere for it on the internet and still couldn't find any answers.
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Is it possible to make “coffee” with cacao? [closed]

I need to do a project for the uni, and my topic it's about cacao, and i need to create a new product with it, do you think it is possible or not?, please answer i need some help haha.
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Simple recipe that when combined in a different order yields different food?

I'm trying to organize a science demo, and one of the lessons I'd like to get across is that information and order matters when ingredients are combined! Mixing together a pile of raw chemical ...
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Did I turn my frosting into mayonnaise?

A few weeks ago I made a European-ish buttercream with roughly these ingredients: 4 large whole eggs plus two yolks; ~1.5 cups of white sugar; ~1T vanilla bean paste (I scraped out the rest of my jar)...
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Varying pungency with size

Is a chilli of small size more pungent than chilli of large size of same plant if so then why? If a small chilli is more pungent then why aren't chillies in market small?
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Smoked meat too smokey tasting

I bought a large quantity of smoked cuts of pork (Ham, Sausage and bacon) and find it is too smokey. Is there anything I can do prior to cooking or method of cooking that will lessen the smoked taste?...
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What makes a 'primary' taste?

I just noticed this proposal that 'starchiness' should be recognised as the sixth primary taste (after sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami). I've never really been clear on the ...
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Time&Temperature vs energy needed for molecules structure's changes

Recently I've read an interesting post about time vs temperature (Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?) I've been thinking about this problem for a long time. and I'd like to share an idea.. "A ...
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Is the grey stuff the thing we make fond out of

When cooking minced meat in particular (and most meat as far as I know), some grey, gooey stuff usually turn up on one side. Its also apparent when doing certain sous vide things and chicken (in that ...