Why Brown Meat Before Slow Cooking?

Why Brown Meat Before Slow Cooking

To brown meat before slow cooking is a much-debated question among the slow cooker community. Some folks swear by it and are convinced that searing meat is a must, others just consider it unnecessary extra work. After all slow cooking should make preparing a meal easy. Fact is when searing meat at high temperatures it … Read more

How To Make Steak Tender – Cook The Perfect Steak

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To cook the perfect steak might not seem very complicated: briefly sear it, sizzle a little, let it rest for a while, then serve it. Unfortunately, it is not like that! Even the best piece of meat can be ruined too quickly by improper cooking. The individual cooking steps are critical to the consistency and … Read more

How Long To Cook Asparagus?

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Green Asparagus is a healthy fibrous vegetable that goes well with many other dishes. It is easy to prepare and quite simple to cook. But how long does it take for asparagus to cook? It is also a question of taste how long to cook asparagus, as it depends on the cooking time whether asparagus … Read more

What Causes Meat To Be Tough?

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When heating food, many chemical reactions take place, things in it break down and change. Proteins coagulate or denature, carbohydrates gelatinize or caramelize. These processes always take place, regardless of whether the food is cooking in a slow cooker or whether a steak is sizzling in a pan. That makes the food tasty and edible. … Read more

Does Alcohol Cook Out Of Food?

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Adding a bit of sherry or wine to a gravy or a stew may benefit the flavor of the dish. Boiling lets the alcohol evaporate into the air only the flavors of the ingredient are retained. So does alcohol cook out of food? Unfortunately, this is not always the case.¬†Especially not if the alcohol is … Read more

Is Teflon Bad For You? Non-Stick Coated Cookware

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Teflon is found in every household. The advantages of Teflon coated cookware are obvious: They are usually cheap to make and much easier to clean than uncoated cookware. But those non-stick coatings can also have a negative side when not used properly. So, when is Teflon bad for you? What is Teflon? Teflon is actually … Read more