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8 Common Cooking Myths (Slideshow)

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8 Common Cooking Myths (Slideshow)

 

We like to think of cooking as an art form. And in many ways, that’s true. It does take creativity, intuition and taste to think up and cook delicious food. However, there is plenty of science involved in cooking, and, while art may be up for interpretation, there is plenty you can do wrong in the kitchen. Click through to check out some of the most pervasive myths about cooking, and share your own favorite myths in the comments.

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1. Myth: Your Oven’s Temperature is Always Reliable.

Reality: Think your oven temperature is really at 350 degrees? Think again! Most home ovens are not so accurate, and can be off by as much as 50 degrees — mine was! The solution? Buy an oven thermometer and gauge the internal temperature by that. You can also get your oven serviced.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:16AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Thanks for the info.

7:47AM PDT on Aug 13, 2013

Thanks useful information.

8:16AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

thanks

4:37AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Oh come on! This could have been presented on at most two pages! Why must these things force us to read one item then open a new page? I refuse!

9:40PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

Good tips, but wish there were listed on one or two pages.

9:21PM PDT on Jun 23, 2013

good tips and reminders

6:27PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thanks for the info



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10:33AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

page 3: "vice versa" :)

3:56AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:41AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

This will be useful the day i learn how to cook. For now, it was just fun to read!

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