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A question about a recipe: Chickpeas with Pasta and Greens

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I have a question about the recipe "Chickpeas with Pasta and Greens" from tyrannyofcake. What is the advice regarding chickpeas mentioned in this recipe? Thanks.

asked by Jacob over 2 years ago

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added over 2 years ago

The advice pertains to the observation that canned chickpeas are as good as reconstituted (soaked) dry chickpeas.

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added over 2 years ago

That is the happiest news since Pepin scoffed at the 'mushrooms can't be washed' directive. Thanks!

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Susan W

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added over 2 years ago

Jacob, lol at the mushrooms. I even took my gram scale out to see for myself. I happily give my mushrooms a quick shower or dunk now...horrifying my friends.

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cv
added over 2 years ago

Harold McGee did the same experimenting about twenty years ago while writing a column for the NY Times. He soaked 252g of mushrooms in water for five minutes then weighed them; they gained 6 grams.

Here's a fun article from The Guardian by a writer who performed the same test in 2010: http://www.theguardian...

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added over 2 years ago

Susan, that's hysterical.

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added over 2 years ago

Had to prove to myself it was true. :)

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added over 2 years ago

Thanks for the article CV.

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