List of recipes from category Culinary sayings and myths: 5 recipes

Cooking

[Boiling potatoes in their skins]
Boiling potatoes in their skins
Boiling potatoes has given rise to two sayings: 1) You should not peel potatoes before boiling. 2) You should not leave potatoes to cool in the cooking water. The first suggests that potatoes should be always cooked in their skins, to prevent water penetrating and making the potatoes go soft and...
36,458 34.3/5 for 15 ratings 30 min.
[The fastest type of hob]
The fastest type of hob
You may have asked yourself already: between gas, electric and induction, which is the quickest? Let's try the experiment...
8,1144/5 for 10 ratings 22 min.

Miscellanous

[The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown]
The avocado stone stops the flesh turning brown
Tradition says: "if you leave the avocado stone in a purée or guacamole you have just made, it will not turn brown". True or false? Let's try the experiment...
12,883 14.1/5 for 16 ratings

The right gesture

[One should always cover a pan while heating]
One should always cover a pan while heating
Tradition says: "One should always cover a pan while heating". In other words, if you heat water (or something else), it comes to the boil faster with a lid on the pan than without. True or false? Let's try the experiment...
9,737 15/5 for 1 ratings 1 hour 20 min.
[When to add salt to cooking water?]
When to add salt to cooking water?
Is it better to salt cooking water, for vegetables for example, at the beginning when it is cold or when it boils? I always heard that one should salt "after", when water is boiling, because if it is salted "before" it will take longer to boil. True or false? Let's try the experiment...
8,0554/5 for 1 ratings 12 min.

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