I came here because I burnt a huge pot of chicken stew. I tried the milk...didn't work; I tried the cumin...it worked somewhat. I went to another sight and saw many had tried peanut butter. I was skeptic, but I did it anyway. It worked like a charm. Where before it had a slight smoky cumin taste, now I really taste the cumin and not the burnt flavor. I am sorry I added the cumin now. Soup is still good though, and it's better than throwing it out.