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Food Mythbusters: Should Mushrooms Never be Washed?
Is it true that you never have to wash mushrooms in order to avoid absorbing water? Half a truth, half a lie: it depends on the type of mushroom you're dealing with. Discover more.
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Food Mythbusters: Does a Potato Reduce the Saltiness of a Dish?
Does adding a potato to an over-salty dish help to reduce saltiness, or is this just another food myth? Read on to find out.
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Food Mythbusters: Are Raw Vegetables More Nourishing Than Cooked Ones?
Conventional wisdom states that raw vegetables are better for you than cooked ones. But is it always true? Read on and find out.
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The Science of Lemons 
Why are lemons yellow, how did they originate and why do they taste like they do? For the lowdown of the science of lemons, read on.
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Food Photography at Home: 8 Tips to Shoot Like a Pro
If you're at home with time on your hands, you might be itching to photograph your food. From image composition to lighting, here's a handy guide to getting the perfect shot.
Food to improve memory
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Which Foods Improve Your Memory?
Whether it's fresh fruit and vegetables, or fish and shellfish, here are the memory foods that you shouldn't forget.
Hákarl
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Curious delicacies: Hákarl
One of the dishes of traditional Icelandic cuisine is starting to appear in various ethnic stores and online: let’s discover its secrets and why it is one of those foods you either love or hate, with no half measures.
Maillard reaction
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The science of Maillard
In the space of a few years, the term Maillard has crept into our everyday language to such an extent that it is often used to by those wishing to flaunt their scientific knowledge of cooking.
Smoked salmon
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The science of... home-made smoked salmon
Looking for a special Christmas food gift idea? Follow our tips, mix a correct dose of science, tradition and great quality ingredients and try to smoke your own salmon at home like a pro!  
Black pudding
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Curious delicacies: black pudding
Love it or hate it: this English delicay made with pig's blood can not leave you indifferent. Discover the origins of black pudding and how to make it at home
Sifting the flour
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Food Mythbusters: don't waste your time to sift the flour
is it really necessary to sift the flour as all the recipes book suggest to you? Well, keep calm and discover one of the greatest food myths ever!
Tomato purée sauce
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The science of... tomato purée sauce
How to make a perfect tomato purée sauce at home? Follow these scientifically based steps and you'll never fail!