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Daniel

Hi, my name is Daniel and I am passionate about cooking and have made it my mission to answer as many open questions related to cooking and food as possible.

I am by no means a professional cook. But cooking is a hobby that I have loved for the past 20 years and I am getting better by the day.

In order for others to not make the same mistakes I did as a beginner, I have launched this website.

I hope you will enjoy reading on my website and that you will find out things about food, beverages, and cooking you didn’t know before.

Happy cooking!

Why Fried Rice is Yellow – The Answer!

Fried rice flavors are as varied as those who cook this healthy, tasty dish. So, why is some fried rice yellow? Turmeric is often an ingredient in fried rice recipes and makes the rice yellow. You can make fried rice from white or brown, short or long rice. Adding turmeric, make your fried rice yellow …

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What Subgum Fried Rice is – I Didn’t Know Before!

Most of us know what fried rice is, and in its basic form, it is made with white rice fried in hot peanut oil. However, fried rice has offshoots that tell its heritage from that basic form. For example, fried rice ingredients can go two ways, and what is, subgum-fried rice can have slightly different …

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What Gives Onions Their Distinctive Smell?

I’m sure you’ve been there—cutting up onions in the kitchen, only to have visitors show up. Now what? How do you hide the tell-tale onion whiff that fills your home, leaving it smelling like a demon farted in the kitchen, leaving everyone weeping for no reason? Just what is it that gives onions their distinctive …

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5 Reasons Why People Crave Garlic

I’ve recently had a big craving for garlic. I’ve been following a Jain vegetarian diet recently that excludes any and all root veggies, like potatoes, onions, and you guessed it, garlic. I called my dietician to ask what’s up with my garlic craving because it was honestly getting really bad, and I didn’t know why …

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Are Turkish Bay Leaves “Normal” Bay Leaves?

Turkish bay leaves, also called Mediterranean bay leaves, bay laurel or sweet laurel, are the most common kind of bay leaves you can buy. A similar kind, which has a more intense and slightly minty flavor, is the Californian bay leaf. Each leaf comes from a different kind of tree. Both kinds can be used …

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How do I Fix Improperly Seasoned Cast Iron Pans? 5-Steps to Success!

“Seasoning” is what we call baking oil into cast iron in a procedure scientists call “polymerization”. This gives your cast iron pan a traditional black sheen. Seasoning creates a natural, easy cooking surface that helps prevent your pans from rusting and food sticking. A well-seasoned pan of cast iron will last generations, although it may …

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What is Polished Rice? Polished vs. Unpolished – 1vs1 Check

Rice is one of the most regularly eaten grains daily. Nearly fifty percent of the world’s population depends on rice for 20% (approximately) of their daily calories. What is polished rice? Polished rice is white, or “milled”, rice. It is rice that has had its outer husk and its bran layers removed. Rice, polished and …

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How to Stop Rice from Boiling Over – Stop!

All around the world, rice is basic food. It is simple to prepare, delicious, and versatile. However, problems can arise when it boils over during cooking. Not only is this frustrating, but spillage from the pot also is messy and can be difficult to clean. How to stop rice from boiling over Remove excess starch …

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