Kitchen Myths

02007-03-17 | Food | 3 comments

Kitchen Myths
A box of baking soda in the fridge or freezer absorbs odors
This is a very clever and successful marketing ploy by the baking soda people, but the fact is that baking soda is very poor at absorbing odors. It seems to make sense, however, so lots of people have spent untold billions of dollars to put boxes of baking soda in their fridge or freezer to no effect. Activated charcoal would work much better but is expensive. Better to wrap your food and clean the fridge once in a while.

And another one:

Many people think that “sushi” is synonymous with raw fish. Not so – the term actually refers to the vinegared rice. This is made by dissolving sugar in vinegar (usually rice vinegar) and tossing with the hot, just-cooked rice. Sushi therefore refers to vinegared rice served with other ingredients which may or may not include fish (which in turn may be raw or cooked). The rice itself is referred to as shari. Raw fish served by itself without the rice is called sashimi.

And:

When you add alcohol to a recipe it all evaporates during cooking so there is none in the final dish

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3 Comments

  1. Diran

    Thanks,for good the tips.

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  2. Carol

    Useful information for sure. thank you, Ottmar!

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