• @[email protected]
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    1111 month ago

    I’ve heard it said that the boiling point of water is 100 °C, and the boiling point of milk is the moment you look away for a second.

  • @Omgarm
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    871 month ago

    This is why I preheat cows before I milk them.

    • @[email protected]
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      341 month ago

      In English, at least British English not sure about US, it’s ‘A watched kettle/pot never boils’

        • Iron Lynx
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          11 month ago

          While I’ve heard the “watched kettle” variant in southeast England. So both seem to be in use.

  • Ms. ArmoredThirteen
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    331 month ago

    One of the many things I’ve learned from experience. The mess it can make in just a few seconds is incredible. I got laughed at by the chef I was living with x.x

  • @RBWells
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    251 month ago

    The broiler in the oven is like this. Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, toasted, BURNED.

  • @redline23
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    171 month ago

    A trick you can do to give you a few seconds is put some forks out knives in an X over the top. It might help prevent it from immediately going into the fire.

  • @moistclump
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    151 month ago

    Highschool French says… “j’ai lair sur la feu.” Is that right?

    • @olosta
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      411 month ago

      “lait” not “lair” but that’s look like an autocorrect mistake. The correct phrase would be close : “j’ai du lait sur le feu”.

      I never worked in a kitchen, but an announcement would probably just be : “lait sur le feu”.

      And last thing, the expression as more to do with watching closely than being busy. Watch something like milk on the stove.

  • @iAvicenna
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    101 month ago

    You guys work in a kitchen and dont know the wooden spoon trick?

    • @[email protected]
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      261 month ago

      The milk will still be burnt, regardless of if the spoon stops it from bubbling out of the pot.

      • @iAvicenna
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        91 month ago

        In the initial wave it will more likely be a bit caramelized at the bottom which if scraped gives a very good taste to desserts

  • @[email protected]
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    81 month ago

    making scrambled eggs

    time between turning the burner on and eggs starting to set up: 2 minutes

    time between eggs starting to set up and eggs becoming disgustingly dry: 20 seconds tops

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    71 month ago

    Calling bullshit, I can only find “surveiller comme le lait sur le feu” which means to keep a close eye on something.

    • 7heo
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      81 month ago

      Nope, it is real. It is slang, but real. The actual phrasing is “avoir du lait sur le feu”. As in “Allez! J’ai du lait sur le feu!”. But it is rather outdated.

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      I never heard “j’ai du lait sur le feu” before either, but it might be a very old saying thats not used anymore

      • 7heo
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        11 month ago

        Last reference I was able to find was from the 60s.

  • @[email protected]
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    Europeans and their disdain for microwaves.

    Edit: lol it’s a joke, and the downvotes only prove it :p

    I boil milk in a microwave after finding the perfect timing for my microwave. It is 10s away from boiling, and then I pay attention for the last 10s.