Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Caution: Variables Influence Cooking Times

When I am giving cooking lessons, people often ask me, "How long do I have to cook [pick a food] for?"

The answer isn't set in stone and depends on several variables, including size of the food item and strength of the heat being used. Also, believe it or not, ovens and stoves are not perfectly calibrated to the desired temperature. Your 350 degree oven could achieve a temperature of 360 degrees, while your neighbor's 350 degree oven may only reach 340 degrees.


Witness what happened to me when I cooked quinoa on a stove I wasn't accustomed to:


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1 comment:

Courtney Tsitouris said...

A simple tip but very important!