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To boil down

Posted by James Briggs on May 06, 2004

In Reply to: To boil down posted by Maria on May 06, 2004

: Thank you for your posts, it's the best forum I ever been too:)).
: Now I have another question. What is to "boil down"?
: For expl - We had been looking at everything that had been done and all the background, the research we had all boiled down.

It relates to cooking. Some dishes have to be cooked for a long while to remove excess water. The meal is left only after the ingredients have been 'boiled down' to something more solid than the original liquid form.