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February 2012

How to Calibrate a Thermometer

I got a new quick read probe thermometer, but I'm not sure it is reading accurately. Is there an easy way to check it? -- Dan There are two temperatures that are very easy to check a thermometer for in the home kitchen -- the freezing point of water, and its boiling point. Water freezes at 32°F (0°C). If your... Read more →




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Keeping Things Under Wraps

A colleague and I were recently at a business meeting where lunch was provided.  I took a sandwich from the tray, only to be told that one of the lunch wraps was a healthier choice.  Is that true? Read more →




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What're Water Chestnuts

Are water chestnuts really nuts? -- Al No they aren't. Water chestnuts are actually the corm of an aquatic plant, most commonly Eleocharis dulcis, or Chinese Water Chestnut. They have a taste and texture reminiscent of jicama. A corm is a tuber-like growth at the bottom of the stem which a plant uses to store nutrients. Corms are different from... Read more →




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