"The duty of a good Cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced."~Fernand Point

"A cookbook must have recipes, but it shouldn't be a blueprint. It should be more inspirational; it should be a guide." ~Thomas Keller

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Practical Help in the Kitchen

Keep your muffin tins, baking pans, and other rarely-used items in plastic bags when not in use, to protect them from dust.

Got an extra napkin holder? You can use it to hold mail.

For red stains on fabric, stretch the stain over a bowl and cover it with salt. Then pour boiling water over it and wash as usual.

Did you know that you can use old newspaper to get rid of the smell in food containers? Simply put a ball of newspaper into a lunch box or container, close it, and leave it overnight. The smell will be gone in the morning.

Stubborn crusts on pans? Just put a little baking soda on them and leave them for about 5 minutes, then scrub clean as usual.

Did you know you can use vinegar to remove messy gunk that price tags and stickers leave behind? Just brush the area a few times with vinegar, leave it for 5 minutes, and then wipe it off.

Adding a little salt to your cooking water when boiling eggs can prevent the eggshells from cracking.
Source: Kitchenomics Club

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