DailyDirt: Hacking Food
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In the hands of some, cooking is a rich art to be thoroughly explored — but for most people it's an assembly of tips, tricks and techniques that get collected over time. That's always been the case, and indeed many core kitchen skills have their roots in prehistory, while others rely on brand new tools and ideas. Here are some food hacks that run the gamut:
- The best way to make ramen noodles is from scratch — and it's easier than you might think. Master the recipe and leave the dried packets behind. [url]
- It turns out an apparent old wives' tale about putting frogs in milk to prevent spoilage might have some truth to it. This probably isn't worth trying at home, especially in the age of refrigerators, but it casts the centuries-old Russian "myth" in a new light. [url]
- A personal, portable spectrometer that can measure fat and calories in food has raised over $1.5-million (so far) on Kickstarter. However, the technology as described raises some doubts as to just how accurate it will be. [url]
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