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potatoes remove salt
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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.
how to make the perfect jam
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The Science of Jam: How To Make The Perfect Jam
It's just sugar and fruit, but don’t let the small number of ingredients fool you. Find out how physics and chemistry could help you to prepare the perfect jam
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.
haute cuisine
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Harvard is offering their famous Science & Cooking module as a free, online cooking course.
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How to reduce saltiness in a dish | FineDiningLovers Questionaire
Does adding a potato reduce the saltiness of a dish? We have the right answer. 
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.
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!
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 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.
The science of melted cheese
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The science of melted cheese
Is fondue an easy "emergency" dish? Not at all! Here you go with our scientific tips from the best melting cheese to the right way keep it melted.