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What temperature would a “quiet oven” be in old fashioned temperature vocabulary?

I’m looking at a couple of recipes from the early twentieth century. One calls for a quick oven. The temperature for that (375 - 400°F) was easy enough to work out, several places online have it, ...
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What's the line between salsa and guacamole?

I know there is guacamole dip you can buy in the store refrigerator case. I know there's guacamole itself. I know there's jarred "guacamole style salsa" which is a smooth salsa with avocado in it. But ...
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What “begin to flake” means in the context of sauteing a fish?

I encountered When you see the bottom of the fish fillets turn opaque, tilt the pan and, using a large spoon, baste the tops of the fish with the hot oil. Do this constantly until the top of the ...
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What are the triangular shaped markings on asparagus called?

An Asparagus shoot has triangular shaped markings on it. I'm wondering what they're called and why there there (if possible)
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Is there standard terminology for the doneness of bacon strips?

As you lower temperature on strips of bacon, you go from: a light, hot sear (very soft, chewy bacon), to a hot sear followed by a light saute in its own lard (getting towards al dente), to a medium ...
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What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean?

What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean? Seed (as in apple) Grain (as in wheat), fruit Nut (as in almond) Kernel (as in corn) Pit (as in olive) Bean (as in fava/broad bean)...