Monthly Archives: July 2012

Do Mushroom Soak Up Water When You Wash Them? Culinary Mythbusters 2

The second question we tackled was a question we get a lot at the shop, “I heard that I wasn’t supposed to wash mushrooms because they soak up water”. This of course is usually followed by an explanation that they are not interested in eating “mushroom growing material” or poop. We gotcha. 

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Culinary Mythbusting #1 A Souffle

Many times people look at things like soufflés and think there is a mystery and that they are too intimidating to master themselves. We are here to change that with as many things as possible. 

We’ve all heard about banging oven doors, cupboards, yelling in the house, or yes the dog farts in the other room and the soufflé crashes ruining a beautiful dessert or breakfast. 

First of all the leavening for soufflé, or what gives it it’s lift is air and steam. That’s not unusual, things like puff dough and croissants also have the use of steam that is created when the butter starts to melt. What makes this notoriously less stable Continue reading Culinary Mythbusting #1 A Souffle