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What are some tips for using a food processor?

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When using a food processor, make sure meats and cheeses are very cold so they can slice better. When making a dish with multiple chopped ingredients, process harder foods before softer ones.

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When making pastry dough, add the dry ingredients, followed by the chilled fat, and conclude with the liquid. To make puree from cooked foods, reserve 1/2 cup of liquid before adding the drained, cooked food to the processor. Fill the bowl halfway and process the food for 15 or 20 seconds at a time, occasionally scraping the sides. Make bread or cookie crumbs by breaking the food into small pieces and grinding it for 15 seconds at a time.

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