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Questions tagged [food]

Hacks involving the general use and consumption of food, as well as the [storage], preservation, and transportation of food.

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How do you open a bottle like this?

I bought this bottle of fish sauce and cannot seem to find a proper way to open it. Tried some methods but so far all failed 1: using my fingernails to pull the translucent plastic cork upward; 2: ...
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How to get all the rice out of the pan?

Often when cooking rice a lot of it ends up sticking to the bottom of the pan and gets wasted. Is there a way to get all the rice out of the pan easily?
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Are there ways to tell how spicy salsa is without tasting it?

I've found myself in situations like potlucks where there are chips and salsa available with several salsas to choose from. I don't mind trying each one, but it's often the case that there are people ...
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Which style of ice cream scoop is most effective?

I don’t like it when I’m scooping ice cream and it’s coming out in shavings... I want to eat ice cream scoops. Is this easier to get with the ice cream scoops that have a chrome finish? Is it easier ...
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Lifehack to prevent freezer burn and ice on food (no ice in freezer itself)

I find that almost anything in my freezer gets ice in it, and often has freezer burn after about a month. The freezer itself is free of ice. This includes microwave dinners that come pre-sealed from ...
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How to eat cheap and healthy without cooking?

I am currently living in a small, I wouldn't call it an apartment, almost like Harry Potter under the stairs room (I literally live under the stairs). Probably 8 feet long x 3 feet wide and 5 to 8 ...
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easy way to break off pieces of baking chocolate

We buy a block of baking chocolate of five Kg around ten pounds. When we want to use the chocolate it's always a hassle to break off a piece. It's a block five cm thick ( two inches). I need a easier ...
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Simple alternatives to olive pitter?

How can I efficiently take out the kern of olives if I don't have an olive pitter? This task is particularly tedious when the olives are still firm. Currently, I'm cutting them in four (see picture ...
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Steaming meat without foil [closed]

I recently started steam cooking and many recipes recommend wrapping meats in foil before steaming to lock in flavor. I’ve also read about the dangers of aluminum foil leaching aluminum into food ...
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Something to keep the fizz of cola bottle

I am looking for some trick or gazzette to keep a bigger bottle of coke longer so that it doesn't lose all the fizz everytime it's opened again! Something which could keep the CO2 longer so that a ...
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Removing the wax from fruit

Some fruits-such as apples-are coated in food grade wax. How can I remove this wax from the apple without peeling it,boiling it,cooking it or coating it in anything inedible?
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Quicker alternative to twisty-tie on a bread bag?

It feels so inefficient that when I want to just get a slice of bread I have to completely untwist the tie on the bread bag, untwist the bag, get the slice out, twist up the bag, wrap the twisty-tie ...
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Should I chew/munch food while eating with closed mouth or open? [closed]

I used to eat with moderately opened mouth. Some people suggested me that its make noise while eating and to eat with closed mouth always, but I am feeling difficulty while following their suggestion. ...
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A more reliable way to get rid of chopstick splinters other than rubbing them?

Whenever I try to rub my chopsticks together (regardless of etiquette; the places I go to aren't that fancy) to get rid those splinters on the cheap wooden chopsticks, I usually end up with more ...
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What is an easy way to drain a can of tuna?

Is there any easy way of draining a can of tuna without special tools, or a strainer? I'm talking about a normal (in the US) 5oz can of tuna. Not the huge ones at costco.
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How to keep cream from separating in milk? [closed]

I have fallen in love with raw milk. It tastes so much better than processed milk. Raw milk is not pasteurized or homogenized. Because the milk is not homogenized, the cream will separate from the ...
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How to prevent stomach growling

I'm really embarrassed when my stomach begins to growl. There are two times my stomach is growling Hungry. Drinking water helps a bit but just a span of time. (Growling will come before my lunch ...
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How can I keep take-away fries crispy longer?

It takes approximately 12 minutes to get back to my apartment from the nearest McDonalds. When I order fries and take them back home, they become soft, compared to if I consume the fries at the ...
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Cutting fruits so that it lasts longer without refrigeration

I wanted to know if there is a way to make slices of fruit, e.g. apple, last longer outside the refrigerator. I wouldn't like my pieces of apple getting brown (oxidizing). Ideally, This would be to ...
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How to extract a cracker from a wrap with many crackers, without tearing the whole wrapping?

This one is hard to explain, so I'll put the image first: As you can see (can also click to see full image) I have a nylon wrap with many crackers placed very tightly inside it. I opened the wrap ...
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How can I toast chocolate chip bread?

I bought a beautiful loaf of chocolate chip brioche and I want to toast it: But when I toast it, the chocolate chips melt into my toaster. How can I fix this?
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How to eat a sundae to get a good mix?

Twice in the last month,I have found myself battling with an ice cream sundae. The problem is that the sundae itself is served in a tall thin glass with the cream on top,then the layers of ice cream,...
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Sugar on floor wet mopped

I spilled sugar on the floor and I was in half sleep. Later, I used my "Swiffer" with its fluid to get it up. But after that, the floor became sticky. So I steam mopped it twice and it's still sticky. ...
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Induction based fry pan not working on induction cooktop

For cooking on Induction cooktop, I recently purchased an induction based fry pan, however the cooktop could not detect it, just beeping when the this new fry pan is placed on it. This is troubling ...
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How to clean “reddish/ brownish” grime/ deposit marks from the Silicone Rubber lid gasket of a hot water Thermos Flask

How can I clean the grime from this rubberized sealing gasket on my Zojirushi Thermos Flask? This is mostly for hot water sipping, a yogic/Asian practice. The location of its basically where the lid ...
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What is the best way to work the system to maximize income while in college in the USA? [closed]

I remember when I was in college. I had work study, Section 8 (housing allowance) and food stamps, and all my bills where covered as long as I stayed enrolled for 6 credit hours a semester. I am going ...
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Keeping the spoon on the surface of a sucralose container

In the coffee corner in my family's kitchen, we have a plastic cereal container (similar to the one shown below) that's filled with loose Splenda or other sugar substitute. We keep a spoon in there ...
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How do you open a tin of corned beef with a broken lid?

So horrible i cant eat any food. Need to fix now
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How to avoid crumbs when cutting a crispy bread?

When cutting a crispy bread, I usually end up with such a mess: (baguette in this example) Crumbs all over the place. How can I avoid those crumbs and have a clean cut of the bread?
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How to make hot chocolate come out right?

Every time I try to mix a large amount of cocoa powder (ie. enough for a cup of hot chocolate) into a large amount of hot water (ie. a cup full), I end up with a significant amount of "cocoa sludge" ...
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How to clean sesame grains from sandwich toaster effectively?

I am using my sandwich toaster to toast bread which often has sesame grains on it. I am also using olive oil to prevent the bread from sticking to the toaster. This results in such a thing: As you ...
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How to open a bag of rice sealed with string

A 25kg/50lb bag of rice comes sealed with a string stitched along the opening. Short of cutting each stitch, is there an easier way of opening a bag of rice. I know there is a trick to untying a ...
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How to clean yellow teeth

There is fluoride in the water that I use on the daily basis, and my teeth are having yellow shade. Is there any way to clean them?
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How can you get the first brownie out of the pan without destroying it?

When I bake brownies and cut them, it's always difficult to get the first brownie out of the pan without breaking it. The subsequent brownies are easier to get out because of the open space created ...
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How can I repurpose dried out grains and beans?

I like to store dried grains and beans in my pantry. However, most of the times I forget about the package of grains or beans that I have in store. And they dry out to the point where no matter how ...
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How to share food fairly with three people?

Let's say that I have some sort of food item that is shareable. How can it be shared in such a way that all three parties are satisfied with the portion that they get (they feel like their portion is ...
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How to remove rotten meat odour from the fridge?

My friend forgot to trash meat from the fridge before the long school holiday. After 3 weeks I returned to find the bad rotten meat left inside the fridge. Currently, I am alone in the house so ...
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How can I know if oatmeal is with milk or water?

At the cafeteria in my workplace, they serve oatmeal. I like oatmeal, but not with milk. How I can check if it is with milk or water without tasting it? There is nobody to ask.
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Efficient life hack to peel a jicama

The jicama (yam bean) is a delicious snack. But peeling one is not the most pleasant experience. It can be quite time consuming. The fact that the peel contains a fat-soluble organic toxin (...
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How to stop cups sticking to placemats

If I ever have a drink and there is a bit of moisture on the bottom of the cup, then it sticks to the placemat, often without me knowing. Then when I lift the cup up to take a drink, the placemat ...
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How can I keep washed salad for a long time?

It's obviously much easier to buy pre-washed salad. I often get it in plastic bags or boxes, marked "ready to eat." The problem is that in a few days, the salad is usually in horrible condition. Some ...
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How can I get all the applesauce out of the jar?

Where I live, all of the brands of commercially-available applesauce that I've found come in irregularly shaped jars. There's a narrow section in the middle of the jar which makes it hard to reach the ...
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How to keep food fresh without a refrigerator [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a way of keeping vegetables and fruits fresh without using a refrigerator. basically food like potatoes, tomatoes, bananas ...
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How to maximize total apple/pear volume in a space limited bag?

My grocery store frequently has a special on pears and apples where you fill the bag for a set price and I'm never quite sure how well I've done maximizing the contents. My restrictions and (limited) ...
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Sharing grocery costs and responsibility

I've just started living with a partner for the first time and we share all our food shopping. I am constantly finding myself not knowing what food is in the cupboard (when at the shop) and who owes ...
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How to remove oil without soap while washing?

How do i clean the oil off my lunch box after just finishing eating my lunch, without utensil soap at my disposal ?
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What things can i use to make it a scrambed egg while still in the shell [closed]

I really want to know please? Scrambled eggs are delicious and tasty, I want to eat hard boiled egg too! What can it be taste like if I add the two? Iwant to learn
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How to decarbonate (“make flat”) beverages more quickly?

For medical reasons, I am hoping to determine a method I can easily use to decarbonate beverages that I enjoy to help to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide bubbles of the beverage / pop / soda. ...
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How to level a paella

A paella is just a big pan, used tipically in spanish dishes (it is also the name of one of the dishes, but that is beyond the point). It looks like this: The dishes prepared there are usually ...
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Fishbone stuck in throat [closed]

I have had a fishbone stuck in my throat for 4 months. I have visited a medical center for treatment but the doctor said there is no visible fishbone in my throat, but it's already been 4 months I ...