Understanding Cooking Methods

Moist Heat Cooking Methods

Moist heat methods cook food with hot liquid or vapor (steam). They include boiling, braising, poaching, stewing and pressure-cooking. Maximum temperatures are limited to the boiling point of water (212°F/100°C at sea level) and around 250°F/120°C in a pressure cooker. Using oils in modest amounts with these cooking methods is the safest way to cook with oils.

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