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    The Chemistry in Cooking

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    Cooking started 1.9 million years ago. Therefore, cooking is not something new to humans. Cooking started over a fire with no pots and pans or cooking utensils and now we have microwaves and stoves and special brushes to wipe on a marinade which was not even able to be comprehended 1.9 years ago. In between that time was the middle ages which had many advancements. Life was very different before cooking and has been very different since the beginning of cooking. 1.9 million years ago, given humans

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    In todays society of cooking we have come a long way from the way we used to cook. Cooking is as much of a science as well as it is an art from how our cooking techniques have changed, how we developed and refined our techniques of cooking to developed and innovate it years ahead. It is not based on the rules from what chefs made up years ago, but how they are based on how different foods react when cooked in various ways at different temperatures. Innovation and experimentation have no room, or

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    Joy of Cooking

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    Joy of Cooking A creative interest I have is cooking with pastries, seafood and poultry. Preparing food can be fun. All I need is just a little imagination and time. Pastries are dessert that are severed for special occasions and after a meal. Pastries are special due to the fact each one tastes and looks different. The creative format comes from the chef. Since I am the one who cooks in my house, I must prepare each dish tasteful and attractive. For example, I was thinking of a creative

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    “The Cooking Enigma”

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    “The Cooking Enigma,” by Richard Wrangham seeks to find the role of cooking in human evolution. The author begins by introducing a view that cooking is insignificant and has no influence on evolution. The alternate view is that cooking is important and led to several biologically defining features of humans, such as small guts, small teeth and slow life histories. Both views agree that cooking improves food nutrionally and makes it easier to eat and digest. Digestion consumes a lot of energy, especially

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    Cooking Shrimp

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    new to the human race is the art of the kitchen. All nations without any exception, old or new, large or small, have given and give their valuable help for the further expansion of the art of the kitchen, or as we are used to call it, the art of cooking. One of the most important factors that influences as a safeguard for a person's health and his abilities to work, is food. Food is the basis of life, an energy source without which life would not be possible. It is indispensable that a person's

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    Midevial Cooking

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    Cooking in the medieval times was performed on very big scale, and food was cheap and plentiful. Foreign goods had to be bought at the nearest large town. Food trade was a primary business. It was also a way of determining class. The nobles would eat meat, white bread, pastries, and drink wine. This sort of diet caused many health problems, such as skin troubles, digestive disorders, infections from decomposed proteins, scurvy, and tooth decay. A peasant would eat porridge, turnips, dark bread, and

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    Basic Cooking Essay

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    BASIC COOKING 8.1 Cooking definition: • Cooking is an art of application of heat to prepare food. • The objective of cooking is to bring chemical and physical change in food to make it a complete dish. • It makes food eatable, improves its flavor or makes it easier to digest. • Cooking also makes eye appealing, creates an appetite makes food digestible and kills harmful bacteria. 8.2 Methods of cooking: Moist / Wet Media: 1-Boiling: • In this method, food items are totally submerged in hot water

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    Learning the Importance of Cooking Cooking is a creation in the kitchen, a combination of raw materials, and the use of utensils to create a dish. Culture is a mixture of beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place or time. With both of these together, one can obtain a deeper knowledge of the connection between food and people. This generation’s people do not know the bare necessities of life, which is why a lot of people in the present day don't know how to cook. The convenience

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    Cooking Made Simple

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    Cooking Made Simple When I first learned to cook about six years ago, there were no magazine articles or books in bookstores explaining how to cook; there were only cookbooks with recipes for one to decipher. Today, the articles and books that explain how to cook are minimal. Not everyone can compete with Julia Child in cooking gourmet food with the menu devised in our minds without referring to cookbooks, but many of us can learn to cook effectively. A step-by-step process should be followed

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    The structure of this recipe is difficult to follow. Cooking with Dog is a culinary show, so the recipe is in the form of a tutorial video. Ingredients and instructions intermingle throughout the video, meaning that a cook must watch it before making the dish, so they can gather the ingredients. It is inconvenient to have the ingredients listed throughout the video, instead of having a list of ingredients separate from the instructions. This is a common drawback to using videos as the medium to convey

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