cornstarch

Cornstarch Does Its Best Work When It’s Hot

Cornstarch Does Its Best Work When It’s Hot

When talking about cornstarch, a lot of emphasis is place on the importance of creating a slurry. Swirling and suspending the starch in water or milk (or some other liquid) keeps it from clumping up in your sauce and ensures everything thickens up all nice and even like. Slurries are…

So, Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer Or Not?

So, Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer Or Not?

Two women with cancer – one already deceased – lost lawsuits against talcum powder makers recently after a judge determined that they hadn’t proved the powder caused their cancer. So does the stuff cause cancer or doesn’t it? Turns out that’s a hard question to answer.