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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Cook's Tips
Test potato with bamboo skewer

Use a bamboo skewer to test the doneness of potatoes, especially when you're making a curry or stew. A fork can break the potato; a bamboo skewer won't. The skewer goes through the potato smoothly when the potato is done.

— Hideaki Miyoshi,
Tokkuri Tei restaurant