Kitchen Myths

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Tech
http://www.pgacon.com/KitchenMyths.htm

Things you thought were true about cooking but are not.
There are 33 comments:
Female 1,398
which IDIOT came up with the myth "pans have miniscule holes... and food gets caugth in them... der im an idiot der..." seriously. MINISCULE HOLES???!!?
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Female 60
I guess we learn something new everyday. At least I did. =)
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Female 604
what does that have to do with computers?
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Male 1
The reason to use cold water and not hot when cooking isn`t that it will get dirty in the water heater. It is that hot water is more likely to pick up lead from the solder joints in your house if you have an older house that they used lead solder. And giving your kids brain damage. You water will have much less lead in it if you use cold water than hot. Another good idea is letting the water run for a bit to make sure no lead is in it. As the longer the water sits the more lead could have been put in the water.
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Female 136
sushi is cooked, eating completly raw would make you sick, its just cooked/ steamed at a lower amount then usual like 140 degrees, you can look up stuff like that with cooks who do ` raw ` food which is mainly a lot of shredded veggies, but everything is cooked under 200 degrees.
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Male 183
Speaking as a Marine Biologist, I have to say that crabs and lobsters (indead most crustaceans) have very similar nociceptors (pain nerve cells) to ours. Whether they `feel` pain as we do is up for debate, but they can certainly experience it. And being boiled alive has gotta hurt, even if you are a crab.
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Female 138
I didn`t know most of the myths. I don`t know anything about cooking, so it kinda explains why i don`t.
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Female 782
boredom is setting in.
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Male 1,371
no most of those are actually true i dont know where he/she came up with that crap
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Female 249
I was hoping to find some truths.
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Male 951
I`m with jadedmom on this one, and I`ll see her one better. I just read far enough to read the baking soda one (and yes it damn well does absorb odors), and the "sushi" one trying to explain it off as vinegared rice (which is literally true in japanese, but is so semantic and unbearably stupid that I can`t even bother any further). What a sanctimonious and just plain idiotic piece of crap of a site.

And yes, video1221, I also think that lobster/crab thing with not feeling pain is also a steaming pile, but hey.

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Male 2
About the screaming lobsters- When I caught and cooked crabs, they were sitting quite quietly on the counter before I put them in the pot. When I threw them in, not only did they freak out and try to escape, but their arms and claws were doing a shake like a person would do when burning to death. What do you have to add regarding the crabs ? Do they feel the pain ?
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Female 368
You know what does work really well for getting smells out of your fridge? (And it`s cheap, too.) Coffee grounds. It doesn`t matter what kind, just get the cheapest kind you can find and spread it out on the shelf of your fridge and after a day or so the odor should be absorbed by the coffee grounds and you can take it out of the fridge. I`m sure you could probably just leave an open pacakge in their too to prevent smells.
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Male 608
Decent link... They must of made MILLIONS selling cheap Baking Soda. Some CEO`s in the Arm & Hammer board room; `Hey boys...We need to sell a lot more of this stuff. I got it we`ll say it absorbs bad food odors and most everyone in this country owns a fridge!!!` What a farce...
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Female 239
Oh, so some guy uses unscientific methods to disprove "myths" and now your common held beliefs are shattered.

He is right on most of these, but some are incomplete as to give the reader the wrong impression.

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Male 914
there`s a few i didn`t know
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Female 578
by the way, my friends family won`t even touch aluminum and will avoid anything to do with it. She`d seriously run away in fear if I had a piece of aluminum foil, it`s kinda funny.
I`ll be sure to tell her there`s nothing to her fears (I doubt she`ll believe me though)
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Female 578
good tips
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Female 2,035
Interesting!
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Female 91
:-?
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Female 2,244
Very interesting, I believed many of them!
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Female 648
Baking soda doesn`t absorb odor? I guess I`m an idiot then. :(
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Male 1,132
good info
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Female 302
haven`t heard ANY of these!
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Male 238
so many urban legends....
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Female 263
awesome...i can`t wait to catch my mom on some of these hehe.
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Male 1,523
I haven`t heard most of these...
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Female 146
interesting
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Male 1,465
Found some nice tips. Useful since cooking is one of my hobbies.
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Female 2,244
I knew salting meat before cooking didn`t matter. Heh.
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Female 269
Kinda boring. o-O
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Male 259
Hmmm..who knew?
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Male 10,115
Link: Kitchen Myths [Rate Link] - Things you thought were true about cooking but are not.

:-)

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