Level D - Foodworks

Kitchen Talk Solutions

Bite 3 - Food Safety and Science

 

3a. When the power's out
Project skill: Learning what to do when the freezer stops
Life skill: Communicating
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

3b. Turkey safety
Project skill: Cooking a turkey
Life skill: Mastering technology
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

3c. Marinade madness
Project skill: Marinating meat
Life skill: Using scientific methods

1. Compare the meats for how they feel in your mouth, ease of chewing, and ease of cutting.
The marinated meat is easier to cut and chew, and is tenderer than the meat that was not marinated.

2. Why was the vinegar used in the experiment? The oil?
Vinegar is an acid that softens meat to make it more tender and easier to cut and chew. Oil keeps the meat from drying out during cooking, since high temepratures and dry cooking methods (broiling) are used to cook the round steak.

 

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