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That is why some chocolate chip cookie recipes call for a pinch of salt to balance the bitterness of the dark chocolate.

There’s a science to food pairing, and you can learn it herePeter Coucquyt, Bernard Lahousse, and Johan LangenbickOctober 22, 2020Popular Science

If you don’t have a mirror, other reflective surfaces—such as a stainless-steel plate or, to a lesser extent, the screen of your smartphone or handheld GPS device—can be used in a pinch.

Not exactly the most high-tech or most ideal method, but it should hopefully work in a pinch.

Salt your spiritSalting a key cocktail component, such as a liqueur, is certainly more labor-intensive than using a saline solution or adding a pinch of salt, but the technique both reimagines the ingredient and allows for more control when mixing.

Why you should be adding salt to your cocktailsBy Céline Bossart/SaveurSeptember 4, 2020Popular Science

Madam Wetherill was very generous with her outfit, though she began to feel the pinch of straitened means.

People that you and I will never know, will know of this, and it will help them--when their pinch comes.

V. V.'s EyesHenry Sydnor Harrison

The Seigneur took a pinch of snuff, and the Cure, whose mind was benevolent, listened with the gravest interest.

He had taken a leaf of the raw tobacco and adding a pinch for filler was trying to twist the spill.

But I tell thee again, thy father shall not portion an idler like thyself and pinch his trade.

Take a pinch of sulphur in the mouth and drink water behind it to cleanse the blood.


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