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Open Office Hours

Eric Wynkoop - Open Office Hours

This event was on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Eric Wynkoop in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to co… Read More.



Is aquafaba from a can of chickpeas the same as the soaking water for fresh chickpeas. Also, is aquafaba only from chickpeas, or do other canned beans produce it as well?

— Mitch Miglis


So the first one the aquafaba from canned beans can chickpeas in this case is more concentrated than you're gonna find your soaking water or cooking water to be okay, but the nice thing with aquafaba is that you can take that that the residual cooking water from your chickpeas after you strain the the beans out and then just reduce it to concentrate all those starches in there. And you know, you can create an aqua Faba. That will mimic what you get from the can and then the the second part is. Aquafabic can be produced from any beans. Okay, and it you just means Bean water now keep in mind that if you're using the the cooking water from a dark colored Bean say black beans, then you're gonna get an aquafaba that is kind of dingy gray in color. And so think about your application and whether that's going to be suitable or not, okay? Thank you.
Eric Wynkoop

Eric Wynkoop

Director of Culinary Instruction