This is something a little out of the ordinary. On the weekend, I was heading out with a group of friends when one of them grabbed a tub of flour and went into the bathroom. She opened it up, sprinkled it on the shower floor and rubbed it all over her feet, before putting her high heels on. I was confused.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Starchy pasta water is often incorporated into sauce to silk-ify the texture and help it stick to the spaghetti. The more starch, the creamier the sauce. You can use this principle to take your plate of pasta to a dreamier place, and "super starch" it by adding a handful of semolina flour to the cooking water.
Flour is one of those seemingly simple ingredients that, upon closer inspection, can be downright mystifying. This harmless looking powder has much more going on that you would think, and even though it's in almost every recipe, it can be hard to know which variety to buy for the best pastries, breads and cakes. Let's examine this veritable bouquet, starting with the basics.