"What can I do about bitter
"How is fish different
from other meat, and how does this difference affect
fish when it's cooked?"
"How do eggs affect the
consistency of cupcakes and what does baking soda do
is a "bain-marie"?"
"Is it safe to thaw and
"How can I make muffins
without traditional leaveners?"
"How does adding baking
soda affect persimmon bread?"
"How can I tell if a pear
is ripe and ready to eat?"
"Why is my angel food cake
such a flop?"
"Why does the meat I cook
in liquid taste dry?"
"Does alcohol disappear
when it's cooked?"
"How can I keep my cheese
fondue from clumping?"
"Why won't my cranberry
"Why did my bottle of sherry
"What happens to potatoes
when they're cooked?"
"Do you have an ideas for
"How long should a roasting
turkey be covered with foil?"
"What's really happening
when you churn butter?"
"What is the difference
between baking and roasting?"
"When you beat egg whites,
does denaturation occur?"
"How can I cook pork that
is juicy rather than dry?"
"What is the difference
between sauteing and "sweating" onions?"
"What is the purpose of
salt in cake recipes?"
"How does cornstarch work?"
do I make a good pizza dough?"
can I find out how much pectin is in fruit?"
can you tell me about preserving mulberries?"
are baked potatoes soggy sometimes?"
can I keep chicken tender?"
you get salmonella from raw eggs?"
how long should I boil corn on the cob?"
are my jars of canned pears exploding?"
you give me basic home-canning instructions?"
the difference between rye and pumpernickel?"
does wine pop its cork in the freezer?"
you leave out the baking soda in a muffin recipe?"
"Why does cooked shrimp
"What does redness near
the bones of a cooked chicken mean?"
is a legume?"
"What's the brown stuff
in the bottom of my pot?"
do different fats affect the texture of cookies when
I bake them?"
causes the flavor of vegetables to change when cooked?"
can I reduce the sugar in preserves and have them still
are the ends of asparagus tough, and how can I keep
is the science of baking a pound cake?"
does leftover coleslaw turn bitter?"
I use whole wheat flour exclusively without adding white
flour when making bread?"
"What is filo dough and
how can I make it?"
"Can braising work well
for vegetables too?"
steam bread when you bake it?"
do roux sauces get thicker when liquid is first introduced
"What does salt do to a
is the difference between a pressure cooker and a slow
do hotdogs plump when you cook them?"
makes cakes fall?"
can be substituted for eggs when cooking?"
"How can I get my cookies
to turn out the way I want them to?"
"What do you mean, "Punch
have some whey vanilla powder, can you tell me how to
exactly makes light veal turn into dark beef?"
does fat affect gluten development?"
"What difference does altitude
make in jam-making?"
I substitute ground ginger for crystallized ginger in
a muffin recipe?"
I use honey to prevent my candies from crystallizing?"
do recipes recommend a pinch of cream of tartar and
a dash of vinegar in toffee?"
the best way to store holiday cookies?"
the products in our home freezer actually at different
is the exact difference between tough and tender meat?"
do organic foods taste more pungent?"
My bread is either too hard, or too sour, or doesn't
rise at all."
it okay to leave eggs un-refrigerated?"
is my lemon meringue pie mushy?"
does the way it is prepared affect garlic's flavor?"
salt that eggplant?"
does meat gets its flavor?"
does my melted chocolate seize up?"
does the size and shape of the cooking utensil affect
"What keeps the meat so
pink after cooking?"
"Is the poison sac in the
squid dangerous enough to kill you?"
"What is 'Dutched cocoa'
and how does it differ from other cocoas?"
"When a recipe says to cream
fat and sugar until fluffy, how long does that take?"
"How can you tell when a
steak is done?"
"How do baking powder
and baking soda work?"
"Does a green potato=poison?"
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