Compare Pot to Hot Tub cooking

Question: What’s the difference between a boil, a rolling boil, and a simmer?

Answer: A chef friend of mine explains it this way: Imagine the pot is a hot tub and the bubbles are (scantily clad... highly attractive) people.

A simmer is when the water is warm and the bubbles are just hanging out around the sides of the tub. A boil is when the water is so hot that people are kind of jumping around the tub. A rolling boil is when the people are trying to leap out of the tub for fear of being burned alive.

I think that explains it perfectly!


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