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Never drink red wine with fish! 10 famous food rules you can absolutely ignore

By Felicity Cloake

28 Jun 2023 · 8 min read

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  1. In this revealing Guardian article, Felicity Cloake debunks several common culinary myths. As she points out, accepted wisdom isn’t always right.

There comes a point in life when you should start to question the big things – to probe accepted ideas around religion, politics, and the best way to cook pasta. Forget what you learned at your mother’s knee, what it says on the packet, or what you once heard a celebrity chef say on Saturday Kitchen … or rather, check it for accuracy. As the saying goes, there’s more than one way to crack an egg … but I maintain the most efficient is to tap it against a flat surface and then pull it apart over a bowl. Here are a few other culinary facts that might come as a surprise.

1. Cook pasta in water ‘as salty as the sea’

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