Friday, June 02, 2006

Kitchen Myths

Oh, when are you getting back to Crock-Pot Recipes, I hear you cry. Well, I promise to do so soon. I have just about got my new kitchen back into cooking shape that I can begin an attempt at cooking some new recipes again.

Speaking of Kitchens, check out this site that looks at popular myths having to do with cooking and the kitchen.

For instance

Will A box of baking soda in the fridge or freezer absorbs odors? No. It's an Urban Legend.
This is a very clever and successful marketing ploy by the baking soda people, but the fact is that baking soda is very poor at absorbing odors. It seems to make sense, however, so lots of people have spent untold billions of dollars to put boxes of baking soda in their fridge or freezer to no effect. Activated charcoal would work much better but is expensive. Better to wrap your food and clean the fridge once in a while.

Lots more here.

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