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Cornstarch is enjoying a resurgence in my pantry these days. Not only is it a great coating for stir-fried foods, but it's also my thickener of choice when I make stews and some sauces. Because it's gluten-free, cornstarch helps me cook for my gluten-free friends. And you can buy cornstarch in every grocery store, everywhere (in other countries, it's called corn flour), which makes it much more convenient than arrowroot, the other thickener I use in gluten-free cooking. To make a cornstarch solution for thickening, stir together 1 part cornstarch with 2 parts water (or other liquid), until the cornstarch dissolves. Couldn't be easier.
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