Fun Food Facts

No matter how much you think you know about something, there is always more to learn. Thanks to our very own AMERICA ON COFFEE, I learned some new things about the hats or toques worn by chefs. I never knew that the number of pleats in a toque represented how much a chef new about different ways of cooking. Here are some more fun food facts I bet most people didn’t know.

  1. The best way to sweeten white onions is by caramelizing them.
White Onion Set – Needham'sNursery

2. Freezing a cake before spreading the frosting on it will make it easier and less crumbly. ‎

3. If you place a wooden spoon on the top of a boiling pot it stops the liquid from boiling over because it relieves the pressure and pops the bubbles.

Use a Wooden Spoon to Stop Pots from Boiling Over | Household hacks,  Kitchen hacks, Household

4. 3 tsp = 1 TBSP

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5. Throwing spaghetti against a wall is a good, throw dramatic, way of determining if it is cooked enough. If it sticks, it’s done.

When I make spaghetti I throw a noodle against the wall to see if it sticks.

I just thought these were things we all needed to know. Have fun, play with your food and learn something new.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

18 thoughts on “Fun Food Facts”

      1. Onions to me are the heart of every good dish, so it is a real shame. But when they go away – I go onion crazy!!! I especially like to caramelize red onions. I love them with goat’s cheese. (I am not great with dairy, but goat’s cheese seems ok for me).

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  1. Tonight started to panick as my boiling pasta was getting close to boiling over. I remembered reading this post so I tried the spoon trick to stop my pot of boiling pasta from overflowing. It worked!!!!! It is like a magic trick. I just do not understand it, but it worked. Thanks Jeanne!

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