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    Salt: Pasta and Water

    We salt our pasta water because our pasta is unsalted, but why is our pasta unsalted?

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    It’s Only Mostly Cooked

    The techniques of blanching and parboiling seem awfully similar. Are they the same?

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    Less Moist: Dehydration at Home

    Sometimes you get a bounty of tasty food that you want to preserve, but you don't want to take up all that freezer space and you've canned about as much…

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    Simmer vs. Boil 202: The Master Class

    Why does heating to a full boil make it hard to simmer afterwards? Why does stirring a simmering pot cause it to stop simmering? And, most importantly, why does a…

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    Bain of the Cheesecake

    When making a cheesecake, is the water bath, also known as the bain-marie, the best way to go? Why do we even need to bathe a cheesecake?

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    Drink Up!

    Flavored waters are all the rage--but are they good for you? They are if you make them yourself with fresh ingredients.

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    Melted Butter in Baked Goods

    Many cookie recipes call for creaming sugar into soft butter, but one blogger found melted butter worked better.

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    Oatmeal Boils Over

    When microwaving oatmeal, why does it boil over so easily and are there any tricks that'll keep it in the bowl?

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    The Comfort of Soup

    Soup is often recommended for sick people. Why?

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    Reheated Spaghetti Tastes So Good

    Often, spaghetti that is reheated tastes even better than it did the first time around. Why is this?

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