What is the advice regarding chickpeas mentioned in this recipe? Thanks.

  • Posted by: Jacob
  • August 9, 2015
Chickpeas with Pasta and Greens
Recipe question for: Chickpeas with Pasta and Greens


Jacob August 12, 2015
Thanks for the article CV.
Jacob August 9, 2015
Susan, that's hysterical.
Susan W. August 9, 2015
Had to prove to myself it was true. :)
702551 August 9, 2015
The advice pertains to the observation that canned chickpeas are as good as reconstituted (soaked) dry chickpeas.
Jacob August 9, 2015
That is the happiest news since Pepin scoffed at the 'mushrooms can't be washed' directive. Thanks!
Susan W. August 9, 2015
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.
702551 August 10, 2015
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.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/jan/18/should-you-wash-mushrooms
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