Seasoned Advice by Kiwix

Q&A for professional and amateur chefs

Most popular questions

254 How can I chop onions without crying? 2010-07-11T00:09:22.057

178 Translating cooking terms between US / UK / AU / CA / NZ 2010-07-12T20:53:35.643

162 Why add salt to the water when cooking pasta? 2010-07-21T10:21:27.257

145 Why would boiling milk in an electric kettle break the kettle? 2017-09-11T20:28:48.823

136 What is this colored fiber in my chicken? 2017-04-06T02:22:31.430

128 Is it possible to cook a whole fish in a dishwasher? 2010-08-09T22:52:58.900

123 How can I tell the difference between a rabbit and a cat? 2015-04-06T07:34:48.103

119 How do you properly cook a steak? 2010-07-09T22:01:27.400

111 Is it safe to leave butter at room temperature? 2010-07-09T19:20:18.570

108 Why use milk in scrambled eggs? 2010-07-14T23:02:04.513

104 Do you heat the pan first, then add oil? Or put the oil in and heat up with the pan? 2010-07-21T23:08:46.260

100 Is it safe to eat potatoes that have sprouted? 2010-07-16T23:28:12.420

100 Why did my banana catch fire in the microwave? 2010-10-01T17:23:38.127

95 How do you peel garlic easily? 2010-07-13T20:28:32.567

95 Why do grape-flavored foods taste different than actual grapes? 2017-04-18T15:05:19.847

94 What knives are "required" for a serious home kitchen? 2010-07-09T20:27:25.087

88 Is it safe to put hot food in the fridge? 2010-11-07T02:56:35.390

83 Are rare burgers safe? 2017-07-24T13:49:41.100

82 Browning Avocados - What Helps? 2014-08-18T21:32:23.737

80 How can I keep pasta from sticking to itself? 2010-07-10T04:36:53.043

76 What's the best way to season a cast iron skillet? 2010-07-11T15:49:10.153

76 Are there any advantages to freshly ground salt? 2017-01-31T14:11:22.323

76 Any benefit to buy high-quality meat for a mediocre cook? 2017-02-09T10:22:00.587

74 Cooking away alcohol 2010-07-11T20:08:26.880

69 What cookbooks do you always come back to? 2010-07-10T04:14:31.237

68 Why did people start using CO2 (instead of e.g. oxygen) for carbonated drinks? 2015-01-02T22:32:52.693

67 Why shallots over onions? 2010-10-19T14:01:16.813

67 How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? 2012-02-05T06:05:08.987

66 In a tomato sauce recipe, how can I cut the acidity? 2010-07-09T19:09:59.187

65 What is the difference between white and brown eggs? 2010-07-09T19:08:47.673

64 What are some good resources for learning Knife Skills? 2010-07-09T19:31:22.897

64 Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars? 2015-08-04T04:04:43.960

63 How dangerous is it to refreeze meat that has been thawed? 2010-07-17T06:38:26.287

63 Is there a problem with defrosting meat on the counter? 2010-07-27T19:30:49.860

62 What is the difference between a prawn and a shrimp? 2014-07-01T07:24:43.603

62 Why does plastic never dry properly in a dishwasher? 2018-12-27T19:47:04.727

61 How is sushi supposed to be eaten? 2016-02-22T02:50:36.707

61 Best way to remove fruit flies from your kitchen 2017-09-27T12:44:56.943

60 How should I poach an egg? 2010-07-09T19:12:05.017

60 Why do you need to heat the pan before heating the olive oil? 2019-06-14T16:11:54.240

59 How can I get chewy chocolate chip cookies? 2010-07-09T19:07:45.460

59 Is there a quick, easy, mess-free way to peel an orange (or grapefruit)? 2015-01-26T08:16:54.257

59 How Did I Explode A Saucepan? 2015-06-12T12:34:56.303

59 What constitutes the majority of meat? 2017-09-18T17:35:20.337

59 Why did flatbread dominate the Middle East but Europe adopted raised breads? 2018-06-28T12:37:56.267

59 How do you funnel food off a cutting board? 2019-02-25T12:52:18.113

56 What's the ideal coffee to water ratio for a French press? 2011-01-18T03:08:50.703

56 Why isn't Almond Milk (and other non-animal based 'milk') considered juice? 2016-11-29T22:52:55.413

56 When making batter/dough, why is it really bad to clean your spoon by hitting it on the edge of the bowl a few times? 2019-01-07T14:50:13.163

55 Why should I soak beans before cooking? 2010-07-10T09:35:23.580

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