Infrared cooking is healthy. According to HowStuffWorks, infrared heat has been a naturally occurring type of heat since the beginning of time. Infrared rays fall between microwaves and visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum and humans typically interpret them as heat rather than light.Continue Reading
Normal burners can reach around 700 degrees Fahrenheit while infrared burners can reach about 900 degrees Fahrenheit in a very short period of time, as HowStuffWorks explains. Consumer Reports states that infrared burners radiate intense heat; it takes practice to learn to use the without burning food. About.com states that the main danger in using infrared for cooking occurs when food is burnt. When food is burnt or charred at temperatures above 500 degrees Fahrenheit, a cancer-causing substance is created.
Foods such as fish and vegetables are harder to cook using infrared burners because of the intense heat they generate, according to About.com. Often the outside of fish and vegetables will cook well, but the inside will be undercooked, according to HowStuffWorks.
According to the Centre for Food Safety, cooking with infrared is a way to disinfect food in both liquid and solid forms. Infrared produces enough heat to kill bacteria and other microorganisms that can cause illness in people.Learn more about Cooking
Some common cooking methods in Italy are al forno, alla Bolognese, alla Genovese, alla Caprese and al mattone. Al forno means cooking in the oven, commonly used with pasta. For instance, a pasta al forno recipe starts by cooking pasta in boiling water and then finishing it by baking it along with other ingredients in an oven.Full Answer >
Bake frozen fish for 20 minutes per inch at its thickest part, turning it halfway through the cooking time. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes if cooking in foil or a sauce. Fish is cooked when the color changes becomes opaque and the flesh is flaky.Full Answer >
Paula Deen's slow-cooker recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese takes about 10 minutes to prepare with three hours of cooking time. The recipe calls for common macaroni and cheese ingredients such as whole milk, butter, cheddar cheese and elbow macaroni.Full Answer >
Several amateur and professional cooking and homemaking websites have glossaries of cooking terms on their websites, including Better Homes and Gardens, at BHG.com, and GoodHousekeeping.com. Both sites provide free glossaries with dozens of the most widely used cooking terms for a variety of cuisines.Full Answer >