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This book is a one-of-a-kind in that I know of no other book that has ever combined grandmother’s secrets with the current science on why things worked the way they did in her cooking and recipes.

The science fact is presented in an easy to understand format that will provide you with usable information as well as the actual grandma tip.

It is amazing to think that grandma knew how to adjust recipes, choose just the right foods, blend spices perfectly and cook with perfect timing so that all the food was prepared on time and still be served hot.
If you have any curious nature at all, this book will satisfy that curiosity and should help you to understand how grandma did what she did so efficiently and made everything taste so great.

The history facts should provide a few interesting bits of information and my daughter and son-in-law drew all the great pictures. This is a book designed and developed by my family for all my readers who have been faithfully purchasing my books over the last 16 years.

It is a unique publication and I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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CHAPTER 1 ENTERTAINING…………………………………………………….. 18
Grandma’s Favorite Fruit Punch……………………… 19
Science of making ice cubes…………………. 22
Science of floating Ice…………………………. 23
Grandma’s Stuffed Mushrooms……………………….. 27
Grandma’s Fondue………………………………………. 28
Science of fondue………………………………. 28
Grandma’s Entertains the Kids………………………… 29

CHAPTER 2 BAKING………………………………………………………………. 33
ACIDS
Science of acids…………………………………. 34
BAGELS
Grandma’s Homemade Bagel Recipe…………………. 35
Science of bagels……………………………….. 36
BAKING POWDER
Science of baking powder…………………….. 37
Science of baking soda………………………… 38
BANANA BREAD
Science of banana bread………………………. 39
Biscotti……………………………………………………… 39
BISCUITS
Science of mixing biscuits………….………… 40
Grandma’s Blintzes Recipe…………………………….. 41
Science of making blintzes……………………. 41
BREAD
Science of making bread………………………. 42
Science of bread & cake Pans………………… 42
Grandma’s Black Bread Recipe………………………… 43
Breadcrumbs………………………………………………. 43
CAKES
Science of removing cakes from pans………. 46
Science of cake mixing………………………… 47
Science of folding-in egg whites……………… 47
Science of angel food & sponge cakes……..,. 48
Science of dome-top cakes……………………. 48
Science of chocolate cakes……………………. 49
Science of icing coffee cake…………………… 50
Science of cream of tartar……………………… 50
Cakes (commercial mixes)
Science of commercial mixes…………………. 51
Science of pound cake…………………………. 51
COOKIES
Science of soft cookies………………………… 52
Science of crisp cookies………………………. 52
Grandma’s Favorite Cookie…………………………….. 55
CORNBREAD
Science of cornbread…………………………… 56
DOUGHNUTS
Grandma’s Homemade Doughnuts……………………. 57
Science of frying doughnuts………………….. 57
DUMPLINGS
Science of chicken dumplings……………….. 57
Grandma’s potato dumplings…………………………… 58
DRIED FRUITS & NUTS
Science of fruits & nuts……………………….. 60
EGGS IN BAKING
Science of egg whites…………………………. 61
Science of separating eggs…………………… 61
Science of whipped eggs……………………… 63
FLOUR IN BAKING
Science of wheat flour…………………………. 64
Science of instant flour………………………… 64
Protein Content of Flours……………………………….. 65
FRENCH BREAD
Science of French bread………………………. 66
FRENCH TOAST
Science of French toast……………………….. 66
FRUIT CAKE
Grandma’s Fruit Cake Recipe………………………….. 67
FRUIT, CANDIED FOR BAKING
Science of using candied fruit……………….. 67
Greasing & flouring pans
Science of greasing & flouring pans……….. 68
ICING & FROSTING
Science of frostings…………………………… 68
Science of icing consistency………………… 68
Science of transporting cakes………………. 69
KNEADING DOUGH
Science of kneading dough………………….. 70
MERINGUE
Science of eliminating water droplets……… 71
Science of beaten egg whites……………….. 71
Science of solid peaks………………………… 71
Mixing dough
Science of mixing dough……………………… 72
Muffins
Science of muffin-making…………………….. 72
OVEN TEMPERATURES
Science of oven temperatures……………….. 73
PANCAKES
Grandma’s Pancake Recipe……………………………. 73
Science of flipping pancakes………………… 73
Science of perfect pancake batter…………… 74
Science of hot griddle………………………….. 74
Parchment Paper…………………………………………. 75
PASTRY
Science of pastry……………………………….. 76
PIE CRUST
Science of flaky pie crust…………………….. 76
Science of the bottom crust…………………. 76
Science of the soggy bottom………………… 78
PUFF PASTRY
Science of puff pastry…………………………. 79
QUICHE
Science of serving quiche……………………. 79
RAISINS
Science of raisins………………………………. 80
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RISING DOUGH
Science of rising dough……………………… 80
SALT IN BAKING
Science of salt in baking……………………… 80
SOUFFLES
Science of soufflés…………………………….. 81
SOURDOUGH BREAD
Science of sourdough bread…………………. 81
SUGAR IN BAKING
Science of sugar in basking………………….. 83
Types & Uses of Sugars………………………. 83
WAFFLES
Science of making waffles……………………. 84
WATER IN BAKING
Science of water in baking…………………… 85
YEAST DOUGH
Science of yeast………………………………… 86
Science of rising times………………………… 86
Freezing Baked Goods………………………………….. 86

CHAPTER 3 PASTA……………………………………………………………….. 88
General Information…………………………………….. 89
Science of pasta……………………………….. 89
Science of pasta dough………………………. 90
Science of cooked pasta……………………… 90
Grandma’s Noodle Kugel……………………………… 91
Science of kugel………………………………. 92
Grandma’s Baked Ziti………………………………….. 92
Science of stuffed pasta……………………… 93
Grandma’s Macaroni & Cheese………………………. 93
Science of macaroni & cheese………………. 94
Grandma’s Lasagna……………………………………… 95

CHAPTER 4 EGGS…………………………………………………………………. 97
Science of storing eggs……………………….. 98
Science of cooking egg protein………………. 98
BOILED
Science of boiling eggs………………………… 99
FRIED
Science of frying eggs………………………….. 100
POACHED
Science of poached eggs……………………… 101
SCRAMBLED
Science of scrambled eggs……………………. 102
Grandma’s Egg Salad……………………………………. 102
Science of green eggs………………………….. 102
Science of the inner egg……………………….. 102
Science of aging eggs………………………….. 103
Custard……………………………………………………… 104
CHAPTER 5 OILS & SOLID FATS………………………………………………… 105
MAKING INFUSED OILS
Science of infused oils…………………………. 106
Science of health risks…………………………. 106
HERBAL OILS
Science of herbal oils…………………………… 107
STORING OILS
Science of storing oils………………………….. 109
BUYING OILS
Science of buying oils…………………………. 109
OLIVE OIL
Science of olive oil……………………………… 110
SHORTENING
Science of shortening………………………….. 111
SPRAY OILS
Science of spray oils……………………………. 111

CHAPTER 6 SAUCES, DRESSINGS & MARINADES…………………………. 113
GRAVY
Science of gravy………………………………… 114
Grandma’s Gravy Secrets………………………………. 115
Science of cornstarch Vs flour……………….. 116
Grandma’s Common Thickening Agents……………. 117
Grandma’s Rib Barbecue Sauce………………………. 118
Grandma’s Marinara Sauce…………………………….. 119
Grandma’s Tartar Sauce………………………………… 120
Grandma’s Creamy Bleu Cheese……………………… 120
Science of bleu cheese………………………… 121
Grandma’s French Dressing…………………………… 121
VINAIGRETTE
Science of acids in vinaigrette………………. 122
MAYONNAISE
Grandma’s Mayonnaise Recipe………………………. 123
Science of mayonnaise……………………….. 123
MUSTARD
Grandma’s Homemade Mustard……………………… 125
Science of mustard……………………………. 125
Grandma’s Thousand Island Dressing………………. 126
MARINADES
Science of marinades………………………….. 127

CHAPTER 7 VEGETABLES………………………………………………………. 129
Science of cooking greens……………………. 130
Science of where vegetables grow………….. 131
Science of parboiling…………………………… 131
Science of the crisper drawer…………………. 131
Science of buying frozen vegetables………… 132
Science of vegetables………………………….. 133
Science of refrigeration………………………… 133
Steaming Vegetables…………………………… 134
ARTICHOKES
Science of cooking artichokes……………….. 135
ASPARAGUS
Science of cooking asparagus……………….. 137
AVOCADOS
Science of avocados…………………………… 139
BEANS
Science of baked beans……………………….. 140
Grandma’s Baked Beans………………………………… 140
Grandma’s Tex/Mex Chili………………………………… 140
Science of beans, peas & lentils……………… 142
BEETS
Science of buying beets……………………….. 142
Science of beets………………………………… 144
BROCCOLI
Science of cooking broccoli…………………… 144
Science of broccoli odor……………………….. 145
Cabbage
Science of cooking cabbage…………………… 146
Science of crisp slaw……………………………. 146
Science of sauerkraut…………………………… 147
Carrots
Science of carrots……………………………….. 147
Science of buying carrots……………………… 148
CAULIFLOWER
Science of cauliflower………………………….. 148
CELERY
Science of celery………………………………… 149
CORN
Science of cooking corn on the cob…………. 151
Science of polenta……………………………….. 151
Science of popcorn……………………………… 152
CUCUMBERS
Science of pickling……………………………… 152
Grandma’s Pickling Secrets…………………………….. 153
Grandma’s Pickling Brine……………………………….. 153
Grandma’s Cucumber Secrets…………………………. 154
Science of removing water……………………. 155
Grandma’s Bread & Butter Pickles……………………. 155
EGGPLANT
Science of eggplant…………………………….. 156
HORSERADISH
Science of horseradish………………………… 156
Grandma’s Prime Rib Sauce……………………………. 156
LETTUCE
Science of lettuce……………………………….. 157
Science of storing lettuce……………………… 158
MUSHROOMS
Science of mushrooms…………………………. 159
OKRA
Science of okra…………………………………… 159
Olives………………………………………………………… 160
ONIONS
Science of crying & onions……………………. 161
Science of popping insides……………………. 162
Grandma’s Stuffed Onions……………………………… 162
Science of sautéing……………………….…….. 162
Grandma’s Creamed Onions……………………………. 162
Science of boiling onions……………………… 163
PEAS
Science of peas………………………………….. 164
PEPPERS
Science of peeling peppers…………………… 164
Science of removing the “burp”……………… 165
Science of pepper color & nutrition………….. 165
POTATOES
Science of stored potatoes…………………… 165
Science of potato skins………………………… 166
Science of new potatoes………………………. 166
Grandmother’s Potato Salad……………………………. 166
Science of buying potatoes……………………. 168
Grandmother’s French Fries……………………………. 168
Grandmother’s Mashed Potatoes……………………… 169
Science of mashed potatoes………………….. 169
Science of pan-fried potatoes………………… 170
Grandmother’s Potato Pancakes (Latkas)…………… 170
Science of potato pancakes…………………… 171
Science of basked potato skins………………. 171
Grandmother’s Baked Potato Soup…………………… 171
Science of buying sweet potatoes…………… 172
Grandmother’s Sweet Potato Pie………………………. 173
Science of making sweet potato chips………. 173
Grandmother’s Sweet Potato Balls…………………….. 173
RHUBARB
Science of rhubarb……………………………… 174
Grandma’s Rhubarb Pie………………………………….. 175
SPINACH
Science of spinach……………………………… 176
Science of dark green vegetables……………. 176
SPROUTS
Science of sprouts………………………………. 176
TOMATOES
Science of picking best tomatoes……………. 177
Science of tomatoes in salads………………… 178
Science of tomato sauce……………………….. 178
Grandma’s fried Green Tomatoes……………………… 179
TURNIPS
Science of turnip greens……………………….. 179
General Vegetable Information…………………………. 180
Science of browning…………………………….. 180
Acidity Levels of Fruits & Vegetables…………………. 180
CHAPTER 8 FRUITS………………………………………………………………… 182
Individual Fruits
Science of harmful bacteria……………………. 183
APPLES
Science of chunky applesauce……………….. 183
Science of the apple……………………………. 184
Science of the floating apple…………………. 184
Science of baked apples………………………. 185
Grandmother’s Apple Cobbler…………………………. 186
Science of cobbler………………………………. 186
APRICOT
Science of apricots……………………………… 187
Grandma’s Apricot-Peach Cobbler……………………. 187
Berries………………………………………………………. 188
Cherries…………………………………………………….. 189
CITRUS FRUIT
Science of citrus fruit…………………………… 190
CRANBERRIES
Grandma’s Cranberry Sauce…………………………… 192
Science of cranberries…………………………. 192
Science of cranberry bread……………………. 193
KIWI
Science of kiwi…………………………………… 193
LEMONS
Science of lemons……………………………….. 193
Grandma’s Old Fashioned Lemonade…………………. 194
ORANGES
Science of an orange……………………………. 195
PEACHES
Science of cooking peaches…………………… 195
PINEAPPLE
Science of pineapple……………………………. 196
Grandma’s Pineapple Fritters…………………………… 196
STRAWBERRIES
Science of strawberries………………………… 197
Grandma’s Waldorf Salad……………………………….. 197
Ambrosia……………………………………………………. 198
CHAPTER 9 MEAT, POULTRY & FISH……………………..…………………… 199
BEEF
Science of fat color……………………………… 200
Science of allowing roasts to rest……………. 202
Science of well-done beef……………………… 202
Science of removing roasts from oven early.. 203
Science of beef…………………………………… 203
Grandpa’s Beef Jerky Recipe…………………………… 204
Science of jerky………………………………….. 205
Science of cooking brisket…………………….. 205
Grandma’s Beef Strogonoff…………………………….. 206
Grandma’s Corned Beef & Cabbage………………….. 207
HAMBURGER
Science of hamburger & oxygen……………… 208
Science of hamburger meat……………………. 209
Science of hamburger fat………………………. 209
Grandma’s Shepherd Pie………………………………… 210
Grandma’s Meat Pie Crust……………………………….. 210
Lamb Chops………………………………………………… 211
LIVER
Science of liver…………………………………… 211
LONDON BROIL
Science of London broil………………………… 212
MEATLOAF
Science of meatloaf……………………………… 213
Sirloin-Tip Roast…………………………………………… 213 STEAK
Science of slashing fat…………………………. 214
Science of steak thickness…………………….. 214
Science of cooking steak………………………. 215
STEW
Science of figs as tenderizer………………….. 215
Science of tea in stew………………………….. 216
Science of wine cork tenderizing…………….. 216
VEAL
Grandma’s Veal Parmesan…………………………….. 216
Science of veal parmesan…………………….. 217
VENISON
Science of cooking venison…………………… 217
PORK
Science of serving fast bacon…………………. 218
Science of bacon splattering………………….. 218
Science of canned ham………………………… 220
Pork Chops………………………………………………… 220
POULTRY
Science of chicken picking……………………. 222
Science of the breastbone…………………….. 222
Science of chicken salad………………………. 222
BARBECUING CHICKEN
Science of barbecuing chicken……………….. 223
Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie…………………………….. 224
FRYING CHICKEN
Science of chicken skin………………………… 225
Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Fried Chicken……………. 225
Science of breading…………………………….. 226
Science of cleaning chicken…………………… 227
Science of flavor in poultry……………………. 227
Science of buying frozen chicken……………. 228
FISH
Science of turning fish & shellfish…………… 229
Science of fish bones…………………………… 230
Science of the inner fish……………………….. 230
Science of spots on fish……………………….. 231
Science of fish gills……………………………… 231
Science of storing fish………………………….. 232
Science of serving whole fish…………………. 232
Science of cooked fish…………………………. 233
Science of steaming & poaching fish……….. 234
Science of sautéing fish……………………….. 234
Science of shiny fish……………………………. 234
Science of frying fish…………………………… 235
Science of roasting fish………………………… 236
Science of grilling fish………………………….. 236
Science of where fish live……………………… 237
Grandma’s Fish & Chips………………………………… 237
SHELLFISH
Science of sweet shellfish…………………….. 238
Science of lobster claws……………………….. 239
Science of shrimp……………………………….. 240
Grandma’s Fried Shrimp………………………………… 241
Grandma’s Cocktail Sauce……………………………… 242
Grandma’s Scampi……………………………………….. 242

CHAPTER 10 SEASONINGS, SPICES & HERBS……………………………….. 243
Science of food sniffing……………………….. 244
Science of substituting herbs………………… 244
Science of preserving fresh herbs…………… 245
Grandma’s Spices………………………………………… 245
Science of refrigerating spices……………….. 246
INDIVIDUAL HERBS
Science of basil………………………………….. 248
Science of bay leaves…………………………… 249
Science of capers……………………………….. 250
Science of caraway seeds…………………….. 250
Science of chives……………………………….. 251
Grandma’s Dill Pickle Recipe…………………………… 252
Science of cooking garlic………………………. 253
Science of garlic odor………………………….. 254
Science of parsley……………………………….. 256
Science of peppermint…………………………. 257
Science of saffron……………………………….. 257
Science of coarse salt………………………….. 258
Grandma’s Seasoned Salt………………………………. 258
Science of salt…………………………………… 259
Science of vanilla extract………………………. 261
Science of vinegar………………………………. 262
Grandma’s Chutney………………………………………. 263
Grandma’s Herb & Spice Recommendations……….. 263
Grandma’s Favorite Herb Combination……………… 264
Grandma’s Chow Chow…………………………………. 265
Dried Herbs, Grandma Style…………………………… 266
CHAPTER 11 PIZZATIME………………………………………………………….. 267
Grandma’s Homemade Pizza…………………………… 268
Science of shaping dough…………………….. 268
Science of making pizza crust………………… 269
Science of freezing pizza dough……………… 269
Science of cheese for pizza…………………… 270
Grandma’s Tomato Sauce Recipe…………………….. 270
Science of baking pizza……………………….. 270

CHAPTER 12 GRAINS & NUTS…………………………………………………… 272
RICE
Science of cooking rice……………………….. 273
Science of brown rice………………………….. 273
NUTS & SEEDS
Science of nuts & seeds………………………. 274
Science of storing peanut butter…………….. 275
Grain Cooking Chart…………………………………….. 275
Grandma’s Baked Cheese Grits……………………….. 276
Science of grits………………………………….. 276

CHAPTER 13 DAIRY PRODUCTS…………………………………………………. 277
BUTTER
Science of melted butter………………………. 278
Science of salted butter……………………….. 278
Science of whipped butter…………………….. 278
Science of clarified butter…………………….. 279
How to make clarified butter……………………………. 279
Science of ghee………………………………….. 279
Science of making butter………………………. 280
CHEESE
Science of cooking with cheese……………… 282
Science of Roquefort…………………………… 282
Science of storing cheese…………………….. 284
CREAM
Science of saving cream……………………….. 284
Science of whipped cream…………………….. 285
ICE CREAM
Science of salt and ice…………………………. 285
Science of storing ice cream………………….. 286
Grandma’s Homemade Ice Cream…………………….. 286
Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie…………… 288
MILK
Science of milk skin…………………………….. 289
Science of curdled milk………………………… 289
Science of chocolate milk……………………… 290
Old Fashioned Malts & Soda Recipes…………………. 290
YOGURT
Science of yogurt sweetness………………….. 292

CHAPTER 14 MEASUREMENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS…………………………. 293
Substitutions That Really Work……………………….. 294
Common Liquid Substitutions………………………… 301
Extracts & Essences…………………………………….. 302
Oils & Cooking Sprays………………………………….. 302
CHAPTER 15 CANDY……………………………………………………………….. 303
Grandma’s Rock Candy Recipe……………………….. 304
Science of rock candy………………………….. 305
Science of making lollypops………………….. 305
Science of sugar crystals……………………… 306
Maple Candy Treat………………………………………… 307
Grandma’s Candied Apples…………………………….. 308
CHOCOLATE
Science of temperature and chocolate……… 309
Science of making chocolate…………………. 309
Great Grandma’s Fudge Recipe………………………… 310
Science of fudge…………………………………. 311
Science of fudge setting up……………………. 311
Chocolate Syrup Recipe…………………………………. 311
Science of chocolate syrup……………………. 312
Grandma’s Caramels…………………………………….. 312
Science of tempering…………………………… 313
Grandma’s Popsicle Marshmallows…………………… 314

CHAPTER 16 DESSERTS…………………………………………………………… 315
Grandma’s Bread Pudding……………………………… 316
Science of bread pudding……………………… 317
CHEESECAKE
Science of baking cheesecake……………….. 317
COBBLER
Grandma’s Cobbler……………………………………… 318
Science of cobbler……………………………… 319
MERINGUE
Science of meringue……………………………. 319

CHAPTER 17 COOKING METHODS………………………………………………. 320
Science of oven temperature………………….. 321
Science of boiling water……………………….. 322
Science of increasing cooking temperatures. 322
Science of heat disbursement………………… 323
Science of the stuck pot lid……………………. 323
Science of cooking in bad weather………….. 323
BRAISING
Science of braising……………………………… 324
BROILING
Science of broiling……………………………… 324
Broiler Temperatures…………………………………….. 324
FRYING
Science of reducing fat in frying……………… 325
Science of refrigerating fats…………………… 325
Science of fats turning rancid………………… 325
Science of frying vegetables………………….. 326
Science of used frying oil……………………… 326
GRILLING
Hot Hand Temperature Test…………………………….. 328
Pan-Broiling……………………………………………….. 329
ROASTING (DRY)
Science of dry roasting………………………… 329
ROASTING (MOIST)
Science of moist roasting……………………… 330
Sauteing…………………………………………………….. 330
Reheating Foods………………………………………….. 331
Weather related cooking problems……………………. 332
Breading……………………………………………………. 333
TEMPERATURES
Temperatures in the Kitchen…………………………… 334

CHAPTER 18 GRANDMA’S SWEETENERS……………………………………… 335
CORN SYRUP
Science of corn syrup………………………….. 336
Types of Honey……………………………………………. 337
Molasses……………………………………………………. 338

CHAPTER 19 GRANDMA’S FAVORITE SANDWICHES……………………….. 340
Fancy Butters & Salad Dressings……………………… 341
Sandwiches………………………………………………… 344

CHAPTER 20 KITCHEN EQUIPMENT…………………………………………….. 348
CASSEROLES
Science of casseroles………………………….. 349
NON-STICK COOKWARE
Science of non-stick cookware……………….. 350
Science of cast iron pots………………………. 350
Science of copper pots…………………………. 351
KNIVES
Science of knives……………………………….. 352
RANGE TOPS
Science of range tops………………………….. 352
MICROWAVE
Science of microwave………………………….. 353
Food Processor…………………………………………… 353
BARBECUES
Science of barbecuing………………………….. 353
PRESSURE COOKERS
Science of pressure cookers………………….. 354
MEAT THERMOMETERS
Science of meat thermometers……………….. 355
MEASURING CUPS
Science of measuring cups……………………. 355

CHAPTER 21 PRESERVING & CANNING………………………………………… 356
Science of preserving & canning…………….. 357
JELLIES & JAMS
Science of under-ripe fruit…………………….. 357
Science of making jelly…………………………. 358
Canning Soups…………………………………………….. 359
Grandma’s Canning Salt…………………………………. 359
Science of canning salt…………………………. 359

CHAPTER 22 LIQUIDS……………………………………………………………….. 360
Cider…………………………………………………………. 361
COFFEE
Science of ground coffee………………………. 361
Grandma’s Eggnog……………………………………….. 362
Science of eggnog………………………………. 363
HOT CHOCOLATE
Science of hot chocolate……………………….. 363
Juice…………………………………………………………. 363
TEA
Science of hot tea……………………………….. 364
Science of pouring tea………………………….. 365
WATER
Science of water over soda pop……………… 365
Science of ice water…………………………….. 366
Science of hot liquids and mucous………….. 366
Grandma’s Formula to Test Drinking Water…………. 366
Science of water testing……………………….. 366
WINE
Science of wine in cooking……………………. 368
Substitutions for alcohol in foods…………………….. 368

CHAPTER 23 SOUPS………………………………………………………………… 370
Science of vegetable soup…………………….. 371
Science of seasoning soups………………….. 371
THICKENING SOUPS
Science of barley………………………………… 371
Rules for Re-Heating Liquids…………………………… 371
Grandma’s Chicken Soup……………………………….. 371
Grandma’s Cream of Tomato Soup……………………. 373
Science of cream of tomato soup…………….. 373
Grandma’s Beef & Barley Soup………………………… 374
Grandma’s Corn Chowder………………………………. 374

CHAPTER 24 FREEZING & PRESERVING FOOD………………………………. 377
Science of food problems & freezing……….. 379
Science of re-freezing foods………………….. 380
Freezing Foods With Alcohol…………………………… 381
Science of freezing foods……………………… 381
Freezer Temperatures & Most Foods…………………. 381
Science of food preservation…………………. 382
Science of blanching before freezing……….. 382
Science of mold, yeast & bacteria……………. 383
Science of smoked & cured foods……………. 384
Freezer Storage Times……………………………………. 384
Refrigerator Storage Times……………………………… 385
Storage Times for Baked Goods……………………….. 385
Science of aluminum foil………………………. 386
Keeping Frozen Foods Eatable………………………… 386
Science of fast freezing………………………… 388
Thawing 101……………………………………………….. 388

CHAPTER 25 REPAIRING FOODS………………………………………………… 391
Quick Reference – Anchovies to Whipped Cream….. 392

CHAPTER 26 VINEGAR, SALT & BAKING SODA………………………………. 400
Vinegar
Household Cleaning Uses………………………………. 401
Medicinal Uses…………………………………………….. 404
Around the Kitchen……………………………………….. 405
Science of making vinegar…………………….. 406
Commercial Vinegars…………………………………….. 406
Salt
Bathroom…………………………………………………… 410
Grooming…………………………………………………… 410
Around the House………………………………………… 411
Food Uses………………………………………………….. 412
Around the Car……………………………………………. 413
Baking Soda……………………………………………….. 413

CHAPTER 27 THANKSGIVING SECRETS……………………………………….. 417
Turkey Time at Grandma’s……………………………… 418
Science of Kosher salt…………………………. 419
Fried Turkey……………………………………………….. 420
Brined turkey………………………………………………. 421
STUFFING THE BIRD
Science of stuffing safety……………………… 424
LEFTOVERS
Science of leftovers…………………………….. 425

CHAPTER 28 GRANDMA’S PANTRY…………………………………………….. 426
Items Found There……………………………………….. 427

CHAPTER 29 AROUND THE KITCHEN…………………………………………… 432
How to clean everything………………………………… 433
GLOSSARY……………………………………………………………………………………….. 437
APPENDIX A Conversion Chart………………………………………………………………. 448

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