Deconstructing one-pot cooking

Breaking down a recipe into components and treating them as separate processes is a versatile strategy applicable to home cooking. The previous post (cooking with alcohol) described how and why this might be applied to the French classic coq au vin (rooster with wine), which normally involves a long simmering to enrich the sauce and tenderise

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The traditional-cooking myth

There’s an adage in Science: “The eminence of a scientist is measured by how long he holds up progress” There’s more than an element of truth in there. Big-picture scientific thinking progresses by overthrow, but people (including scientists) prefer their comfort zone (maybe refurbished a bit, but certainly not overthrown). The more eminent the scientist,

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