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Old 12-05-2009, 04:06 PM   #21
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I am not willing to discount their testimony until I have tried it for myself!!
I could not agree more. Who cares what the science says when all that matters is what your taste tells you. If everything in the world says something should not work, yet you feel it works for you then hey it works for you. Great. Keep doing it. This is exactly why I have tried the potato trick. So that I was able to come to my own conclusion. And my conclusion, for me, is that I did not notice a difference at all.
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My father is a college graduate and a retired airline DC-10 captain. He made a living and kept hundreds of thousands of people safe by always being right.

While my parents and I periodically gather around the kitchen table and my mother begins reminiscing about past holidays and special memories, she will sometimes preface her story my mentioning the year, month or season that the event took place. If it's not according to how my father remembers it, he'll interrupt and correct her. Sometimes in a slightly condescending manner because she's gotten the story wrong.

Is he technically correct? Possibly, and perhaps even likely, but is he right? Does interrupting a story where that kind of detail makes no difference to the point at hand, and hurting my mother's feelings, make him right? No, of course not! He may be correct technically, but wrong in a moral way of dealing with someone he's supposed to care about.

Does a potato absorb salt from a pot of salty soup? Is it a real fix or a placebo? Or does it even matter?
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:21 PM   #23
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GB: That is an interesting article and it seems like the science was probably pretty good. But it also demonstrates that that some times scientists get so locked up with the science that they forget commom sense.
Being a scientist in training, oh boy can I back that one up...
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:23 PM   #24
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Or does it even matter?
When the question is how to remove salt then yes it absolutely matters. It is not just a detail that makes no difference. It is the actual question.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:51 PM   #25
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And the OP hasn't been back to tell us what kind of soup it is either. If its a dry mix then there is a simple solution, if its homemade we have a bunch of other options available. Think he/she will be back after this 3 page debate? LOL!
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.....For the record...I've tried it many times...It does not work!
If it doesn't work, why do you keep trying it??
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:49 PM   #27
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In my opinion, the only way to rescue the soup and keep it tasting the way the recipe intended is the same whether it is a dried soup mix or a liquid soup. You need to make a second batch but leave out the salt. Combine the two. You might not need to do it 1:1. It will depend on how overly salty the original is.
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In my opinion, the only way to rescue the soup and keep it tasting the way the recipe intended is the same whether it is a dried soup mix or a liquid soup. You need to make a second batch but leave out the salt. Combine the two. You might not need to do it 1:1. It will depend on how overly salty the original is.
If its a dry mix, then you can't make another batch and have it be less salty. You need to either dilute the salt or alter it with something else to make it less concentrated. (Add tomato juice, etc etc)
Homemade soup is different, you can make a new batch of stock WITHOUT the salt then combine the two.
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Alix I was assuming the OP was talking about a homemade dry mix. If he was talking about store bought then I agree with you.
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If it doesn't work, why do you keep trying it??
I like to give everything a "sporting chance" before I drop the hammer!


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