Home cooks, prepare to have some cherished kitchen myths debunked.
Do you stir your risotto continuously? Use plastic cutting boards to ward off food poisoning? New Scientist Magazine has officially debunked many of the kitchen tips passed down to you.
According to science journalist Sam Wong: “It turns out that many top tips make very little difference, while others undermine flavour or even increase the risk of food poisoning.”
Want creamy risotto? Dr Matt Hartings, who teaches chemistry of cooking at the American University, and US chef Kenji Lopez-Alt, say that the trick isn’t constant stirring. Just try washing your rice beforehand and you’ll get that lush creaminess.