Food & Cooking

How to test the purity of milk?

Oct 6th, 2008 | By

Generally, to test the purity of milk, an instrument called ‘lactometer’ is used. However, a lactometer is not a very feasible instrument for household use; also there are various types of milk products with varying fat and cream content. Thus, it becomes too hard to differentiate one product from the other. While testing milk, people
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How to get rid of garlic smell?

Aug 26th, 2008 | By

Garlic is an important ingredient to add flavor to many dishes. Other than adding flavor, it has medicinal properties. It helps to protect us against heart diseases, effects of high cholesterol and fights against high blood pressure. Garlic has a very powerful smell, which is not liked by many people, especially by the people having
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How does food get cooked quickly in a pressure cooker?

Aug 16th, 2008 | By

Pressure cooker is the most typically and widely used kitchen appliance in many parts of the world. It helps to cook the food at a rapid speed. It also helps to preserve the nutritional elements of the food, which is crucial for human body. Not only does it save cooking fuel, but it also saves
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Who invented Hot Dog?

Aug 2nd, 2008 | By

Hot dogs are also known as frankfurters because it is believed that they were invented in Frankfurt-am-Main, in Germany approximately in 1484. There are also claims that Johann Georghehner who was a butcher in Coburg, Germany invented hot dogs in 1600. A hot dog is a soft sausage, made from pork, beef or other meat
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Who invented frozen food?

Jul 19th, 2008 | By

The method of freezing food was first invented in 1929 by Clarence Birdseye a popular American inventor in order to preserve the food from decomposing. He developed and commercialized a method which quick-freezes food products into convenient packs by converting water into ice. This freezing however does not alter the original taste of the product.
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How do salt and sugar preserve food?

Jun 2nd, 2008 | By

Preserving excess food is often considered to be a tricky task. However, in most households around the world, both salt and sugar are used preserving and canning of food stuffs. Salt and sugar preserve food in a very simple manner. Food gets spoilt when micro organisms that are present on the surface of the food
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