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Food Mythbusters: does a potato reduce the saltiness of a dish?
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Food Mythbusters: does a potato reduce the saltiness of a dish?
Despite the simplicity of the actual gesture, that of adding the right quantity of salt is one of the most difficult and risky operations in cooking<
Curious Delicacies: Fish Eyes
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Curious Delicacies: Fish Eyes
If you imagine a tasty dish of fish, you are more likely to conjure up visions of an appetizing fish fillet, a 
The Science of Caramelization
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The Science of Caramelization
If I mention “caramel” it is quite likely that you will instinctively think of sugar.
9 Numbers behind...Wheat flour
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9 Numbers behind...Wheat flour
2 main types of flour interest us most when we are not referring to their origin; those of "soft 
Food mythbusters: Deseeding chilies means less heat?
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Food mythbusters: Deseeding chilies means less heat?
Can you really mitigate the heat of chilies by deseeding them? Find out why nature gave them this characteristic and what lies beyond your palate's sensations.
10 Numbers behind…Parmigiano Reggiano
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10 Numbers behind…Parmigiano Reggiano
Just to call it “Parmesan” would be an over-simplification because, behind this great cheese, there are so many curious facts and interesting figures
The science of thickeners
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The science of thickeners
Discover the scientific secrets beyond the additional ingredients which can affect the consistency of our dishes. Do you know how to thicken without starch?
The Numbers Behind Salmon
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The Numbers Behind Salmon
Everything you need to know about one the most popular and widely consumed fish in the world. Did you salmon is 18 million years old?
Food mythbusters: do you really need milk for scrambled eggs?
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Food mythbusters: do you really need milk for scrambled eggs?
Almost every recipe for scrambled eggs includes milk in the ingredients. But, indeed, science tells us that milk could spoil it all. Do you know why?
Curious Delicacies: Getting to Know Milt
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Curious Delicacies: Getting to Know Milt
A new series on the curious delicacies of the world. Starting with Tuna Milt from Italy and Japan: learn all about this delicious, fascinating food.
The Science of... Slow Cookers
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The Science of... Slow Cookers
How does a slow cooker work? And why meat is the perfect food to slow-cook? Discover all the scientific secrets behind cooking at a low temperature.
Numbers behind...butter
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Numbers behind...butter
An essential ingredient in so many dishes, the simple goodness of butter conceals a host of hidden truths. Let’s find out more by taking a look at its numbers.
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The Science of Pulled Pork
What is the perfect cooking time for pulled pork? The best meat to use? Discover the secrets behind this seriously delicious dish.
10 Numbers about… Tuna Fish
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10 Numbers about… Tuna Fish
Everything you need to know about the popular and widely consumed saltwater fish: find out some numbers to discover some curiosities about tuna.
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8 Numbers Behind… Whisky
Everything you need to know about one of the world’s most popular and widely consumed spirits. Here are some numbers to help you to know whisky better.
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The Science of Salami
A closer look at one of the most delicious charcuterie specialities: salami. Why is it so irresistible? Science answers.
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Caviar substitute: 7 Alternatives to Discover
Here is a list of delicious and more or less cheap caviar substitutes to know. Impress your guest with these nice alternatives!
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The Science of Food 'Rest'
Ever wondered why some recipes – mostly meat-based – are better “the day after”? Here's the scientific reasons why certain dishes should be left to "rest."
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The Science of Perfect Pizza
How to make pizza according to chemistry, physics and maths: it will amaze you to learn how much scientific theory is contained in each single slice.
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The Science of Homemade Bread
It's no exaggeration to say that our universal love of bread is a matter of chemistry. Find out how to make homemade bread.
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10 Numbers Behind Chocolate
Chocolate is one of the most delicious ingredients you can imagine: here are 10 interesting facts about chocolate you shouldn't miss.
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Numbers Behind Knives
From the blade carbon percentage to the price, find out interesting and curious facts about the most common and beloved kitchen utensils.
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How to Feed Your Inner Clock
What we eat, together with light, has an affect on our body's internal biological clock called circadian rhythm: here's how food influences our efficiency.
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10 Cooking and Food Apps You Can't Miss
Whether you prefer a starred restaurant or dining at home, there are many cooking apps to assist you in the organization of a gourmet evening: here is a top 10.
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Floating Vertical Farms in Singapore
If you cannot extend horizontally, think in terms of height: a vertical farming project is taking shape in Singapore, huge structures housing cultivable plots.
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Plum, Cherry or Piccadilly? The World of Vine Tomatoes
Cherry tomato is just one of the Italian excellent varieties of vine tomatoes, smaller than the 'classic' ones and grown in clusters: here is a tasty guide.
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How to Make Coffee Cream, an Italian Coffee Liqueur
Coffee Cream Liqueur is a chic and fancy alternative to traditional coffee: common in Southern Italy, it's prepared with whipped cream and served ice cold.
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Walnut Liqueur: Recipe for Nocino Walnut Liqueur
Try making "nocino", a favorite liqueur in Modena, Italy. Here is the recipe for an authentic walnut liqueur. Get tips and tricks for a perfect nocino.
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Italian Liqueurs 101: A Taste of Limoncello
Limoncello is commonly believed to have first created in the early 20th Century on the island of Capri. Here is a guide to how to make limoncello at home.
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The Secrets of Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream at Home
As appetite is often guided by sight, there are few dishes as strikingly choreographic as ice cream made from liquid nitrogen. Never heard of it?
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How to Make Absinthe at Home like Baudelaire
Ever dreamed of sipping absinthe at home like a true poet, this article will teach you how to make your own and enjoy it at best
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Molecular Kitchen, The Secret Tools
Learn what's behind molecular cuisine, which kitchen tools are needed, is it really the work of a scientist, or can we all have a piece of molecular kitchen?
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The Science of Soufflé: How to Make the Perfect French Baked Cake
The soufflé, a French dish, is every chef’s nightmare: will it rise as it should, or collapse? The answer comes from science: take care of steam and egg whites
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The Science of Meat: How to Grill the Perfect Steak
Science helps us in the kitchen while making the perfect grilled steak: it depends on Maillard's chemical reaction
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The Science of Sauces: How to Make the Perfect Mayonnaise
Curdled sauces? It's all a matter of chemistry and physics: understanding a few simple reactions will enable us to rescue even the most desperate situations
Mayo, Hollandaise and Citronette: all the Kitchen Emulsions
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Mayo, Hollandaise and Citronette: all the Kitchen Emulsions
Not just mayonnaise: fat and water based compounds are used in many different types of sauce. Here are the main ones:
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Knives Online Stores: Where to Buy the Perfect Knife
The Internet is a great place to shop for all kinds of knives, for all kinds of budgets.
The Perfect Knife for Every Dish
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The Perfect Knife for Every Dish
There are many dishes that benefit from being prepared with an exceptional knife, dishes that wouldn’t taste the same without one…
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All about Knives
Even an amateur cook should know what to look for in a knife: it’s the one instrument that, more than any other, can make even a simple dish extraordinary.
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Food Writing, How to Make Money Talking About Food
The internet is brimming over with announcements offering the chance to “get paid to write”.
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Food Secrets in a QR Code
The QR, or Quick Response, is a code that many producers are now adding onto the packaging of their food and beverages, in order to provide the consumer with
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Iphone Apps to Map Good Taste
Passions for travel and eating often go hand in hand. After all, travelling is the best way to discover and appreciate local delicacies and wines.
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Foodspotting: food apps for iPhone
Looking for the best spot to eat a particular dish? Foodspotting, new apps and websites are revolutionizing the concepts of food guide