Aug/Sep 2014

Ask the Chefs

In the Kitchen: Does Hot Water "Kill" Gluten?

Gluten is a protein, not a bacteria. It has to be removed, not killed. Imagine that gluten is like cocoa powder, which coats everything with a fine film when itís spilled. You would use soap and water to remove that cocoa film, cleaning and wiping it away so it doesnít get in your food or on plates, bowls or utensils. Thatís the level of cleaning thatís necessary with gluten. Thorough scrubbing with soap and water should do the trick.   More...