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A year ago today -- are the lobsters still screaming?

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I year ago tomorrow :)

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I do both :)

sometimes I'm in the mood for a more "chopped" type salad -- sometimes I want a chunky salad -- but I do remember this myth from my childhood.

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But I love my lettuce knife!

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I'm skipping over the rest of the alcohol myths! You've had enough!!!

Myth #19 - Never Cut Lettuce With a Knife

Lettuce is pretty sturdy stuff, botanically related to sunflowers and daisies; it doesn't need to be handled with kid gloves.

Back in the '70s and '80s, the snobs said you shouldn't cut lettuce with a knife because it would brown more quickly. The rationale went that if you tear lettuce by hand, you'll rend it along its natural seams and veins, thereby exposing fewer cells to the air and thus reducing the risk of oxidation.

Test the myth at home. Tear some lettuce leaves; knife others. Save these salad fixings separately in your hydrator. Voila, they'll both turn brown at about the same rate, probably in a little less than a week.

Of course, the torn leaves at the supermarket last longer because they're sold in plastic bags pumped full of nitrogen, displacing the oxygen, the stuff that turns the broken cells brown.

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Myth #14: ALCOHOL WARMS YOU UP.
(Nice try)

Yes, alcohol may make you feel momentarily warmer. More blood flows to your extremities, particularly as the tiny capillaries in your skin dilate. But that reaction is strictly temporary. The increased blood in your skin is ultimately dropping your temperature. The blood comes to the surface and makes you flush. But it's freezing outside. Your skin is cold. The blood quickly cools and returns to your core. Where it robs you of heat. That booze didn't warm you up; it ultimately chilled you down.

And because the alcohol has imparied your judgment, you're too drunk to notice the brrr. So now you're at a greater risk of hypothermia. Which is another reason alcohol is a poor way to warm up.

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emoticon So I guess I'l have to stick to just a little nip!

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Myth #13 - ALCOHOL DESTROYS BRAIN CELLS
(Nyet.)

Although it's an article of faith among the schoolmarm set, this myth is a rank overstatement.

In fact, some evidence suggests that a small amount of alcohol momentarily IMPROVES cognitive function, probably by nixing the background hiss of inhibitions that effectively mute so much of our conscious thought.

That doesn't mean alcohol makes you smarker. After the first glass, you're as smart as you always were; you're just less likely to second-guess yourself. But don't go nuts. After the second or third glass, the ethanol begins to impair the tendril-like connections between your brain cells, those message-carrying dendrites. Thus, you slur. Thus, you stumble. Thus, you end up getting married in Vegas.

Truth be told, brain cells are tough little buggers. They don't just roll over and die. However, if you knock them senseless enough times over many years - and we're talking about Russian levels of alcoholism here - you will end up with an atrophied brain. So the schoolmarms were wrong. Alcohol consumption doesn't necessarily kill brain cells; incessant, long-term alcoholism can.

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Myth #12 - DARK-COLORED LIQUORS WILL MAKE YOU DRUNKER THAN LIGHT-COLORED OR CLEAR ONES.
(Not in this world)

Ethanol is ethanol, no matter its vehicle. Yes, there are some so-called 'denatured alcohols," found in mouthwashes, many of which are a whopping 27 percent alcohol.

Don't fool yourself. 'Denatured' just means junk has been added to the ethanol to make it undrinkable, if not deadly - all so you don't down a bottle of mouthwash after a bad day at work.

Basically, ethanol is brain food. It percolated into your head, causing certain up-top neurons to fire repeatedly and quickly - but without much recourse to the brain's memory centers. Your cortex is in overdrive but your hippocampus is in neutral. You're in a graduate seminar and a coma ward. (Although no one's ever really sure of the difference.)

Every form of liquor has colorless, flavorless ethanol in it. Yes, ethanol does have a bunch of aliases: ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, hydroxyethane, or ethyl hydrate. But every single molecule adds up to intoxication.

Still, no alcoholic beverage is pure ethanol. If you'd like to determine how much is in a particular bottle of wine or beer, look at the label. The percentage is stated outright.

The labels of hard liquors such as vodka and rum offer instead their 'proof.' In the eighteenth century, British soldiers were often paid in rum - which was usually diluted. To determine its purity, it was mixed with gunpowder. Too much water in the mix and the gunpowder wouldn't fire. Just the right amount and it still would - thus, the rum was 'proofed.'

These days, the proof indicates a number double the percent of ethanol in the bottle. Vodka is 80 proof; therefore, it's a whopping 40 percent ethanol.

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can't help it --- I'm still on those non-screaming lobsters!

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Myth #11 - MIXING LIQUORS WILL GET YOU DRUNKER
(Doesn't work like that)

"Mixing liquors will make you sicker the morning after, but not drunker the night of the bender.

The intoxicating beverage you're currently knocking back is more than just a big swig of mind-altering chemicals. There are also various sugars, flavor esters combined with other tasty compounds, some chemical leftovers from the distilling process, some renegade impurities, maybe preservatives such as sulfites, maybe yeast dregs, maybe wood residue from the casks, maybe metal bonding compounds left over from joints in the still and lots of water. The bulk of the stuff's water.

None of that will get you drunk. Yes, some people claim to have gotten drunk off water. But so-called water intoxication is not honest intoxication. It's a toxic reaction from ingesting too much water, gallons too much, a reaction that can lead to waterlogged cells exploding throughout your body. You're not drunk; you're dying. Sometimes, it's easy to get the two confused.

What gets you drunk is the one remaining component in the glass: ethanol, the sweet stuff that makes Uncle Fred wear a lampshade on his birthday and the fuel alternative that midwestern senators love to shill.

Truth is, ethanol is ethanol, no matter if it's found in three-hundred-dollar cognac, two-buck chuck, or that bottle of vanilla extract in your mother's pantry. The more ethanol you drink, the drunker you get.

However, that's not the end of the story. As we've said, you're knocking back more than just ethanol in that fussy cocktail, that glass of wine, or that bottle of beer. In fact, the other things in the mix - particularly the sugars and flavor esters - are the real reason you imbibe that tasteless ethanol at all. Unless you've had a particularly hard day.

Cheapo booze can have dozens of additional toxins: grain or sugarcane residues, free-floating chemical compounds, fertilizer leftovers, pesticide remnants, ground-water effluvia, and even soil contaminants. Some can survive repeated distillings.

You chug them all in that drink, along with the ethanol. You might react to some of them and not to others. Some might react with others already inside you. You then sit down to dinner and throw back some wine with its own sulfites, its different sugars, its own chemical signature - and you're most likely heading for a nasty hangover, depending on many factors, including personal sensitivities and allergies.

Sure, you're tipsy. That's from imbibing so much ethanol, not from mixing liquors. But your attempts to becoming the mad scientist of the bar, tossing concoction on top of concoction, may eventually get you into trouble when those other things in the drinks start a brawl in your gut - and in your head.

The best solution is better liquor. You get what you pay for. With higher-quality booze, more impurities are removed and fewer chemical shenanigans happen with the fruit or grains. If you plan on hopscotching from drink to drink all night, don't go with the well liquor. Pony up for the good stuff. But even spending down your IRA won't solve all your problems. So brace for tomorrow."

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now we know :)

I bet if they wish they had vocal cords to express that pain !!!!

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And the one you've been waiting for!!!!

Myth #10: Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them.

Let's set up a culinary syllogism, shall we?

1. To scream, something must have vocal cords.
2. Lobsters don't have vocal cords.
3. Lobsters can't scream.

End of discussion!

So what's the high-pitched whine you sometimes hear when you drop a lobster in a pot of boiling water? Superheated vapors whistling out from the joints in the shell.

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Myth #9: The Adjectives Used to Describe the Size of Shrimp Mean Something.

Bull Hooey!!

In, truth, shrimp are sized by how many of their tails make up a pound.

Yep, their tails. We in North America eat only the rear ends of these squirmy buggers. We knock off the heads and bodies, which, together, are about as long as those tails. Did you know that some freshwater shrimp can grow to be a foot or so by the time you take their heads into account?

Now it gets complicated. . . . Because it's about math.

*If about 35 shrimp (tails) make a pound, we're talking medium-size shrimp, good for stir-frying and such.
*If 20 make a pound, we're talking much bigger ones, perfect for shrimp cocktail.
*And if 10 make a pound, we're talking a knife-and-fork affair.
*Beyond 10 per pound, we get into categories the industry calls U. As in U-5s. That is, it takes fewer than (or under) 5 shrimp (tails) to make a pound, each one ringing in at a little less than a quarter pound.
*And U-2s? Each tail weighs in at a little over half a pound.

While we're debunking crustacean myths, let's also talk about baby shrimp. They aren't babies. They're full-grown shrimp that live in the icy waters around Newfoundland, Alaska, and Greenland. Although they usually run more than a hundred to the pound, small is still not young. They can take 4 years to reach maturity. They arrive in the freezer section of your supermarket shelled and precooked.

Which is a good thing, because these guys, like all shrimp, are easily overcooked. All are done when the flesh has turned pink, opaque, and slightly firm.

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Don't need oysters -- just his smile!

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Oh, but just think what it could do for your relationship with Dolvett!!! emoticon

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My dad fed me a raw oyster once and had me bite into it. I promptly spitted it across the kitchen. Haven't touched them since.


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Myth #8: Oysters Are an Aphrodisiac.
Mais Non! (that's French for NO!)

"In truth, oysters are made up of water, protein, carbs, fats, minerals, natural sugars, and salts. Not a one is a known aphrodisiac. But every one is necessary to good brain functioning - which is a much bigger aphrodisiac.

Plus, oysters are expensive, a treat. You usually have them when you're really putting on the dog. You make a reservation at a fine restaurant, one with plush drapes and cut crystal. You arrive with your date. You order a dozen oysters. You tuck in. You savor the good life. Soon, you're happy. And a little frisky.

THERE'S the aphrodisiac: the narrative, the story, the whole thing that swirled up in your head.

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Ohhhhhh.....Dolvett....... emoticon {{{drool}}} Showing off your big guns! Love it!




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Myth #7: Never Refreeze Meat.
Feel Free - most of the time.

"If food has been thawed in a 40 degree F fridge and maintained there for a day or two at 40 degrees F or below, it can definitely be refrozen.

But note that temperature: 40 degrees F. That's the safe point.

And that goes for power outages, too. When the lights come back on, if what's in your freezer is still partially frozen and if the temperature in there has not gone above 40 degrees F, let the compressor kick in and refreeze the stuff.

As usual, there are a few 'howevers:'

*You will lose moisture during the first thaw and during the second thaw.
*The meat may develop ice crystals which will turn into that dreaded, desiccated freezer burn. Just cut away those bits, and you can still cook it.
*If the meat has been left at room temp for more than 2 hours, do not refreeze.
*If, when you bought the meat at the store, either a sign or label stated it was 'previously frozen,' you can't be sure how it was thawed - that is, if it was thawed at the safe 40 degree F temp. Do not refreeze this meat.

By the way, this whole refreezing thing goes for leftovers with meat, too."

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When cooking at home, I'm big on washing hands and utensils/plates that have touched raw meats & poultry almost to the point of a phobia about it.

Now as to dining out, what I don't know won't kill me - in theory. Over the past year, Portland (ME) has hired a new health inspector and she's been getting a tremendous amount of bad press for failed inspections and closing down restaurants. The local paper has published some of her inspection reports and I was appauled at the reports a couple of restaurants I've eaten at received. One, which was a favorite of mine for a number of years, failed 4 inspections last year. Needless to say, I don't eat there anymore and was disgusted at the things on the report. I've become much more weary about where I go when eating out.

Knowledge can be good and bad.

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I am, and always have been, a NEAT-NIK! When I start to prepare foods, I always keep one sink with HOT (extra warm to the touch) water. I will clean the counter, dishes, whatever....but that is me!



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Does that make the case for eating out every night?

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Myth #6: Food Preparation at Home is Safer Than Food Preparation in a Restaurant.
You'd think so , but NO!

More people get sick from food at home than from meals in restaurants.

Why?? 1. Restaurants get inspected! 2. Good food safety is all about proper hand washing! 3. The safety of food is a matter of its temperature - which must be below 40F or above 140F.

Another reason people get sick more often at home is because they believe culinary myths. They believe that they can shove a piece of meat in a marinade and leave it at room temperature for hours because "vinegar kills everything." Or they believe that you can tell when a piece of meat is done by how it feels.

The solution to this culinary threat to you health is twofold:

1. Wash your hands often when preparing foods.
2. Practice good temperature control: below 40F or above 140F.

The REAL threat to your digestive tract lies neither at home nor in restaurants but somewhere in between. Quite literally. It's the take-out and prepared meals that you have to look out for.

Sure, they're hot at the restaurant. But then the delivery boy puts your dinner on his bike, drives around, finallly gets to your place, rings the bell, waits for you to answer the door and pay, and then hands it over. You unpack the food, go back to the TV, and finally eat the lukewarm, uh-oh food - at your own risk.

Or you pick up a prepared meal at the grocery store, shop around some more, put your dinner in your hot car, drive home, fire up the DVR, and eat the questionable, lukewarm food.

No amount of hand-washing can rinse out the number of bacteria possible in those take-out cartons.

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I just caught up on this thread....all very interesting myths that have now been busted. emoticon

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Love spicy!

I add sriracha sauce it's like an Asian Tabasco. But just a hint gives foods a wonderful new taste -- I put a little squirt in my soups -- eggs.

Put a squirt in cornbread and Randy2 like it better than my regular Mexican cornbread.

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I love adding a little heat to my stir-frys.

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Yum....I have added more spices, peppers, and HOT, into many of my recipes! A little Flavor, a lot of TASTE, and burn, baby, burn!!! Oh Yeah!!!

What was that I hear? Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, oh yeah, the "Bacon Cooking on my Insides!!!""

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ROFLOL! But, I really did more hot stuff to my recipes....all true!

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Myth #5: Spicy Foods Cool You Down.
Just the opposite, in fact.

"This is the first of many myths based on an oversimplification or a misunderstanding of some basic facts. To understand its nuances, let's examine some scenarios.

It's 105 degrees F, a hot summer day. You're roasting on the deck, quaffing a beer. You think, "Gosh, I could really go for nachos right now."

Soon, friends arrive - with nachos! (Hey, it could happen.) You peel off a chip with a big jalapeno on top. You bite down and feel the burn. A trickle of sweat runs down your forehead. Sure enough, you shiver.

Listen, it wasn't the chile that made you chilly. In fact, that jalapeno warmed you up. It was the sweat that cooled you down. And that reaction may not happen every time. It depends on several factors.

Sweating leaves moisture on the skin. Moisture evaporates. Evaporation is a cooling process. The water "traps" the heat and then lifts off as a gas, pulling the heat away from you. The sweat dries; you feel cooler."

Missing any of these steps will leave you just as warm as before.

Actually, eating raises your core temperature because blood rushes to your stomach during digestion.

"But eating a chili is a different ball of . . . heat. The burn is caused by a chemical compound called capsaicin.

Capsaicin raises your metabolism. Thus, your blood vessels dilate and carry more blood - specifically, out from the body's core and into those little capillaries along your skin's surface. There, the blood heats up your skin. You may flush. And in turn, sweat.

So the truth of the matter is that capsaicin warms you up. Your body then takes care of that problem with its own natural defenses. You sweat."

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Caffeine doesn't have that big of an affect on me. I could drink coffee and/or diet Mt Dew right before bed and still fall asleep. However, coffee will give my a stomach ache if I don't eat a little something with it.

I'm more of a coffee drinker in the winter. Usually will turn to iced tea at other times.

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I'm thankful that even though haven't kicked the diet pepsi habit --- I'm not really "dependent" on caffeine (almost said addicted)
{{I agree what's the difference between addiction and dependency -- they can both make the body feel like poop}}

I weened myself off caffeine a while back. I no longer feel the side-effects from lack of caffeine -- but to much at bedtime -- will affect my sleep now.



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Myth #4: Decaffeinated Coffee Has No Caffeine.
Close But no Cigar!!!

"It's midnight. You're wide awake. You paid the bills. You called your mother. Why can't you fall asleep? All you did was have a few cups of decaffeinated coffee.

Which contains caffeine. Based on U.S. standards, between two and twelve milligrams per cup. (Europeans have stricter standards, and so far less caffeine.)"

That may not seem like much considering a cup of regular coffee has between 100 and 200 milligrams of caffeine. But if you have a sensitivity to caffeine, that's all it takes!

"How do you get wired on caffeine?

It suppresses signaling mechanisms throughout your body: the unconcious stuff, the stuff that lets you live your life without thinking about it, like your breathig and heart rate, as well as the metabolism of every single cell. With the signals out, the traffic goes wild. You can't fall asleep. Hello, walls."

A few other caffeine myths:

Espresso has more caffeine than brewed coffee... if you compare them ounce for ounce, yes! But who only drinks one ounce of coffee? An 8 ounce cup of coffee can have 2 1/2 times as much caffeine as the espresso.

Tea has more caffeine than coffee... sort of. Tea leaves have double the caffeine as coffee beans. But both espresso and brewed coffee take more ground coffee to make than do tea with its tea leaves.

Caffeine is addictive... No - but it is a stimulant which, once you get used to it, you rely on it. Going off coffee won't threaten your well-being - instead, you may have headaches and increased irritability for a few days. These are symptoms of dependency - not addiction. (My note - what's the difference between dependency and addiction? I think they are both the same!)

Caffeine can help you sober up... absolutely not! It's not as powerful as the alcohol you just drank. In fact, coffee and alcohol are a dangerous combination. You feel more alert but you are still dead drunk.

Coffee hits its peak in the blood within 2 hours. After that it falls off quickly, usually during the next hour.

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I had to laugh at today's myth. We were taught that myth in elementary school. I tried experimenting with it and could not get it to "work" right. Thought I was doing something wrong. Never occured to me that the info we were being taught was wrong.

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Oooooo, pass it to me, pass it to me!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ok --- I'll wait -- but I'm still not eating one :)



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No, Randy, you haven't missed the answer! It's coming! LOL!

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found this one very interesting about taste!!!


btw -- I think I missed the answer to do Lobsters scream......???

I would never know -- because I don't eat them -- will never cook them ---- I got to Red Lobster about once every 5 years --- usually hold my breath passed the lobster tank at the grocery!

I eat fish --- but no other seafood !!! bad boy huh

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Myth #3: Your Tongue has Four Kinds of Taste Buds - Sweet, Salty, Sour, and Bitter.
(and do Chickens have lips??)

"So much bad information gets bandied about in elementary school. Eating paste won't make you sick. Holding it in alll day gives you character. And the darn tongue map: sweet on the tip, salty at the sides, sour farther back on the sides, and bitter way back in the center by the epiglottis."

If you really need proof to debunk this myth, get some salt and put it on the tip of your tongue where you're supposed to taste sweet. What do you taste? Salt!!!

"And by the way, holdig it in all day doesn't give you character."

How did this myth get started??? "Back in 1901, a German professor, D.P. Hanig, conducted an 'experiment' (we use the term loosely, as in 'a state-funded science fair project') in which he asked people their subjective experience of taste. HERE IST EIN APPLE. VERE TO YOU TASTE EET ON YOUR TONGUE?"

"He used no controls nor any critical apparatus to judge the answers he got." He just blocked all the results on the map of a tongue.

"Here are the facts:

By the 1970s, researchers believed there were differences in taste centers on the tongue; but they also thought these could move around, depending on a person's history, proclivities, and age.

By the late 1980s, researchers had finally come to the conclusion that the actual differences between these tasting centers were, at best, minimal.

Then in 2006, researchers actually found one of the many proteins that allow us to taste sour. And they found it all over the tongue, not just in one area."

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Interesting. I had always heard that if you didn't heat the oil first, more of it was absorbed into the food making it greasier.

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Myth #2: Hot Skillet, Cold Oil

"Ah, the '80s. It was a heady time in the American culinary scene. A bunch of wide-load Cajuns and a calloping gourmet lit a mania for food and cooking from Julia Child's smoldering spark. They did it with suspenders and shoulder pads. And this dead-wrong myth."

An aside note - I LOVED the galloping gourmet!!!! He was so cute!!! LOL! Anybody remember his name???

Here's why the oil in the skillet or pan must be HOT -

1. fat smoothes things out... the inside of your skillet or saucepan AND the cuts of meat and veggies.
2. fat is a lubricant... thus, less sticking, tearing, chipping and even scorching.
3. fat get really hot... "way beyond the boiling point of water. When food hits the hot oil, you get a good sizzle because the extraneous surface water on the meat or vetable is instantly vaporized. The piece of food is than raised slightly above the skillet's hot surface, riding on a tiny layer of steam. Thus, the caramelizing sugars don't fuse to the surface below. And by the time all that vaporizing is over, the meat or vegetable has a dried-out, crunchy crust"

Besides, there is no way you can work fast enough for there to be a hot skillet with cool oil in it!

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Well that explains why my oatmeal cookies were not as good as I remembered. Grandma had an old stand mixer.


I'll add a note on the butter/fat free topic.

My nutritionist promotes using real butter just in moderation. The reason she gave was to ask up to look at the ingredient list on butter and then on any other margarine. It is always better to eat less processed foods. If it has ingredients that are mainly chemicals, how good for our bodies can that be?

The biggest word to remember is MODERATION!


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very interesting about the melted vs cold or chilled butter! makes sense.

I wanted to address the "fat-free" topic addressed earlier.

My dietitian said it really was a mistake to chose a completely fat-free dressing. Her explanation was that our body needed some of the fat to be able to absorb the nutrients in the veggies in the salad.



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Interesting!

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emoticon Duh!!!! Who knew??!!

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Chapter 1: Because We've Always Done it That Way (10 Classics)

"Repeat a lie often enough and it starts to sound like the truth. Publish it enough and it starts to become the truth."

"The following ten myths are the ones that we have identified as the most pervasive forms of erroneous common knowledge. Call these the culinary equivalents of 'blondes have more fun.'"

Myth #1: For Baking, The Butter Should be at Room Temperature

"Too bad such advice leads to flatter cookies, denser cakes, and tough quick breads. Why? Natch, it goes back to chemistry."

Butter is an emulsion of fat and water, with some dairy solids in the mix. It is unstable. It can fall apart and lose it's cohesion above 67 degrees.

Below 67 degrees, butter is stiffer and will catch and hold air when you beat it - which is why you beat a batter in the first place.

"So how did this culinary zinger get started? Blame it on the '50s. Gone were the stand mixers, the behemoths our great-grandmothers hauled out to the counter. Every June Cleaver wanted a tidy hand mixer."

"Unfortunately, this modern appliance couldn't handle chilled butter. Bits spun around the bowl like lottery balls. The motor was weaker, too; it burned out quickly. And so arose the misguided attempt at making baking easier on the gadgetry, but not necessarily better all-around - that is, the myth of room-temperature butter."

Now we are back to the stand mixers. But the butter is still a little too cold straight from the cooler.

"The solution? Drag the butter out of the chill, cut it into small bits, and drop them into the mixing bowl. By the time you've got the other ingredients out of the pantry, the butter bits will have warmed up just enough that they won't burn out the motor but will still grab the air and hang on tight."

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Great information!! Thanks for sharing!

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Fact or Fiction, Myths or thruths! I still use A LOT of my old family favorite "trends!" My mother washed her floors and windows with vinegar and water! Then she "waxed" her floors with BUTCHER'S WAX! Does anyone remember that?

The point is this, now people use Floor Wax any brand, and then wonder why their floors turn yellow. Some things work, some don't, whatever the products. I believe in using things you like, maybe you will try something different, but more often than not, we are NOT HAPPY with the "New and Improved."

So this thread is GREAT!!!! I think we will all LEARN the fact from fiction. I am looking forward to watching all the postings, so thanks for sharing....we will all be a bit smarter!!!



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"Some myths get passed off as down-from-the-mount truths. Like NEVER SALT STEAKS BEFORE YOU COOK THEM. But then you miss the best part: the caramelized sugars, extracted from the surface of the beef over the heat by the dehydrating action of the salt, all to give that steak an irresistible, sweet-salty-savory crunch on the outside, even when the meat's rare inside.

"Other myths aren't just wrongheaded; they lead to kitchen failures. Like PEANUT OIL IS TASTELESS. Then someone has a craving for sweets, has no other oil in the house, substitutes peanut oil willy-nilly for the fat in the recipe of white chocolate brownies, and ends up with a big pan of BLECH."

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"Gas stoves are superior to electric." emoticon
I've never heard that one.

I like Fran's idea of making your own blends.

I was told by a nutritionist that "fat free" is not always better because of the "other ingredients" they add to make it taste good.

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Sugar, no sugar, margarine, butter, all things to consider. I, for one, BLEND FAT FREE with reduced fat, AND regular. The taste is NOT BAD at all, (I tested this on some very fussy people, that "just knew they never liked fat free anything") but by blending them together, it adds the taste we crave, cuts the fat and sugar in many cases quite a bit, and generally ADDS protein to your daily meals.

Butter is one of the foods I have to be very careful of, along with some meats. Like being Lactose Intolerant, the fat/greases (like in some fried foods) seriously bothers my body. And believe me, if anybody has EVER experienced the discomfort, would NOT WANT to repeat that feeling again.

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"Eggs raise your cholesterol.
Gas stoves are superior to electric.
Your tongue has four kinds of taste buds."

"They seem benign, right? What could it matter if people think that sugar makes them hyper or that margarine is better for them than butter?

"It matters because these whoppers warp recipes. Here's a headnote we recently found: 'These cookies are better for your kids because they have almost no sugar. You're saving yourself hours of screaming and running around the house.'

"Too bad the cookies are also tasteless. You're clearly saving yourself the trouble of eating them, too."

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the last lobsters I cooked didn't scream...just tried to climb out of the pot. Boy, did they taste good! emoticon

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I think it is true, but not sure!! I don't want to be haunted either!!!! LOL!!

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I'm not to sure about this one, even though I was born and raised on Cape Cod!!! But, then again, I was afraid to have them "haunt me" in the night as well!

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"Is the five-second rule for real? Will eating carrots improve your eyesight? Is your cookware a health hazard? Do spicy foods cool you down? Has your grandmother been lying to you all these years?"

"No, no, no, no, and . . . probably!!!"

So, what do YOU think?? DO lobsters scream when you boil them???? emoticon

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Once again, Co-Leader Beverly will be doing a review thread. For January, it will be on a delightful book called Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them and 100 Other Myths About Food and Cooking. I’m sure there will be many myths busted and fun facts to be shared and discussed throughout the month

Watch this thread for EB's posts.

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