June 15th, 2010
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pressure cooker, pressure cooking
Category: Tool, technique
Definition: A cooking technique that makes uses of the fact that the boiling point of a substance increases as the pressure increases, allowing liquids to achieve higher temperatures before being converted into steam. A pressure cooker is similar to a regular pot except that it strong enough to withstand the pressure, and hermetically seals in the foods being cooked, preventing steam from escaping and building up the pressure inside the container

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