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older woman boiling water in pot on stove top Poaching is a cooking method where you cover your food in moderately hot liquid (160–180 °F). Poaching liquids include water, milk, wine, and broth. technique that involves cooking by submerging food in a liquid, such as water, milk, stock or wine or in a tray. Examples of commonly poached food include chicken, fish, and eggs.

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