AlexD
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Why add salt to the water when cooking pasta?
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Is it safe to leave butter at room temperature?
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Do you heat the pan first, then add oil? Or put the oil in and heat up with the pan?
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What cookbooks do you always come back to?
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What's the ideal coffee to water ratio for a French press?
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Why do people smash garlic?
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What's the right way to hard boil eggs?
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What's the secret for Chinese fried rice?
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When is a cooking oil not appropriate to substitute for another?
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How should I prepare Risotto
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Good ways to store coffee?
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When, if ever, are dried herbs preferable to fresh herbs?
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Does microwaving destroy nutrients in food?
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Sniffing out a rotten egg from the dozen
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How does thermal shock affect pans made of different materials?
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How do you properly clean a cutting board and knife to prevent cross contamination?
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Ideal coffee grind for a French Press?
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Why doesn't mayonnaise taste like pure oil?
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At what point is water considered "at a boil?"
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How do I separate egg white?
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What are the basics and options of brining meat, for example chicken?
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Why are Italian eggs so yellow?
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How can I tell if the food inside a pressure cooker is done cooking?
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What types of cooking are pressure cookers most useful for?
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How to soft boil an egg
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Effect of rice cooking techniques
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How to make good coffee in a Moka pot?
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Is baking by weight really more accurate?
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What's the best way to cook brown rice?
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