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Salt in the water?

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Salt in the water?

by Charlie Dawg » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:09 am

I know this subject has been discussed at lenght many times in many places on the net, but now I'm having an argument with my wife and internet provides contradicting information. So here it is: salt in the water before boiling or after boiling when cooking?
Please save my mariage. :)


P.S. I've been told that salt slows down the boiling process, and she was told otherwise. To salt or not to salt that is the question..... :)
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Re: Salt in the water?

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:59 am

Charlie, Hi.....

Following are the definitive answers to your question:

(a) Placing salt in water before boiling slows the boiling process.

(b) If salt is to be placed in the water in order to bring it to a more rapid boil, the time to add it is just as the water starts to boil.

Also Definitive!!! We will now find at least twelve different opinions about (a) and (b)


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Re: Salt in the water?

by Charlie Dawg » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:34 pm

Thank you
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Re: Salt in the water?

by Matilda L » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:08 pm

Trial and error has suggested to me that it's best to set the water on the stove without salt, then as the first bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan, throw the salt in. The response is usually a fizz of rapid bubbles and an acceleration of boiling.
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Re: Salt in the water?

by Francois de Melogue » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:40 pm

salt also intensifies when you cook it longer... salt in the beginning uses less salt than salting at the end... grimod

p.s. our wine was reviewed on wine library tv episode 688...

http://tv.winelibrary.com/

grimod

p.s. i am recovering after a few days of digging below two different winemaker's houses looking for lost rare bottles to drink with dinner... poor liver!
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