I know everyone uses oil and butter to cook…Here is some important information regarding the smoke point of oil and the danger of overcooking your oil!
Some oils can produce carcinogenic smoke!
What is your favorite oil to cook with and why do you prefer it?
The following recipe features chicken baked in a sweet and tangy sauce, and I chose the recipe because the caramelization is an example of one of the chemical changes we were discussing in class. The honey in the recipe is used to keep the sauce sweet, while the soy sauce makes it a little more tangy.
Discussion question: Out of all of the cooking oils, why do you think the recipe decided to go with olive oil?
Using coconut oil in cooking and in every day life has become a new fad in the US, but how healthy is it really? This article discusses the health benefits of commonly used cooking oils by comparing their saturated and monosaturated fat contents, and what that means for their use in cooking.