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How Much Of A Wiz In The Kitchen Are You, Really?

Think you've mastered the basics, have you?

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  1. 1. Which cut of beef is best for making a stew?

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    Sirloin
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    Brisket
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    Chuck
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    Shank
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    Chuck!

    This cut of beef is what will become soft and succulent when cooked for long periods of time.

  2. 2. What should you do before cooking beans?

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    Peel them
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    Lightly fry them
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    Soak them
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    Freeze them
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    Soak 'em.

    Letting dried beans soak helps remove some of their indigestible sugars.

  3. 3. If you're frying up some steaks, do you preheat the pan on low, medium, or high heat?

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    Low
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    Medium
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    High
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    High

    If the heat is on low, the meat will cook without forming that nice outer crust.

  4. 4. If you don't have a non-stick pan, how do you keep your food from sticking?

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    By adding lots of water.
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    By violently shaking/stirring the pan.
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    By cooking on low heat.
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    By using fats like oil and butter.
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    Butter, olive oil, and vegetable oil all work!

  5. 5. Which of these ingredients can you add when tomato sauce is too acidic?

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    Olive oil
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    Sugar
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    Basil
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    Salt
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    A little sugar can help balance the taste if your tomatoes are out of season, straight from a can, or just underripe.

  6. 6. To cook 1 cup of uncooked rice, how much water do you need?

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    1 cup of water
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    1/2 cup of water
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    2 cups of water
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    3 cups of water
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    To cook long-grained white rice, use a 2 to 1 ratio.

  7. 7. A recipe calls for honey, walnuts, and vinegar, but you don't have any of these ingredients. Select good substitutes:

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    Cane molasses, nutmeg, and apple juice
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    Sugar, peanuts, and olive oil
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    Brown sugar, cashews, and lemon
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    Artificial sweetener, pecans, and soy sauce
  8. 8. How do you keep dough from sticking to your hands?

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    Cover your hands with sugar.
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    Cover your hands with flour.
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    Make sure it's hot.
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    Run the dough under water.
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    You can also lightly grease your hands with oil, if you don't want extra flour in the recipe.

  9. 9.

    Which of these kitchen utensils is a skimmer?
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    A skimmer is used for picking up food out of hot oil and removing the excess foam.

  10. 10.

    Which of these are breadcrumbs?
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    Breadcrumbs are made from ground-up bread and they can be used to bread foods or thicken them.

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