According to America's Test Kitchen, the overall quality of cooking isn't affected by which side of the foil comes in contact with the food. However, Real Simple suggests the use of a non-stick spray on the foil, because... More » Food Cooking

Aluminum does not keep things cold, but does act as a barrier to oxygen and vapor, which can transfer heat to the frozen food when it is exposed to air. It also prevents germs, odors and flavors from escaping or entering... More »

According to HowStuffWorks, aluminum foil is a good insulator because it prevents the radiation of heat by reflecting it back at the source. Since aluminum foil reflects the emission of heat, it tends to be a better insu... More »

To roast a whole chicken, season the chicken with butter, herbs, spices, salt and pepper, and roast it in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes per pound of chicken plus an additional 15 minutes, or ... More »

Cooks should use a meat thermometer, cooking oil and aluminum foil to get the best results when cooking an unstuffed turkey. Turkey usually cooks at 325 degrees for several hours, depending on the size of the bird. A mea... More » Food Cooking

To reheat lasagna in the oven, transfer the lasagna in an ovenproof pan and cover the dish with a lid or a large piece of aluminum foil. Place the pan into a preheated 325-degree Fahrenheit oven to bake until it is heate... More »

The best way to roast garlic is to wrap it in aluminum foil and bake it between 20 and 60 minutes at 400 degrees. The garlic is roasted and ready to spread after 20 minutes, but waiting longer tends to improve the flavor... More » Food Cooking