Aluminum foil – shiny side down?

We travel around the country for my husband’s workshops. Sometimes we stay at people’s homes and get into lengthy conversations. Many times, about subjects that are not of any importance. One involved aluminum foil. Which side touches food when baking… the shiny side or the dull side? According to our host’s friend, who is a chemist, the dull side has a chemical on it so the shiny side should always be the side that comes in contact with food when baking. Is this one of those “never believe everything you hear” moments? On another note, I’ve been in advertising for many years and enjoy reading vintage ads. This one is great. “Woman’s bright new problem solver!” You gotta love it.

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