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...
42K 34.3 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...
9,8104 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...
14K 14.1

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...
11K 15 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...
9,1734 12 min.

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