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The Best Vessel for Rising Dough
The Best Vessel for Rising Dough
This container is perfect for monitoring your dough.
Published: August 2021
Baking & Desserts
The Best Way to Brine a Turkey
What's the best way to brine a turkey, and how long will it take?
Published: August 2021
Poultry
How to Roll Pie Dough into a Perfect Circle
Get a perfect circle every time.
Published: August 2021
Baking & Desserts
Should You Be Using Your Oven's Convection Setting?
Should You Be Using Your Oven's Convection Setting?
When and when not to use it.
Published: August 2021
Baking & Desserts
How to Keep Your Counter Neat and Tidy When Cooking
How to Keep Your Counter Neat and Tidy When Cooking
Mise en place is the key to smooth cooking.
Published: August 2021
Breaking the Myth about MSG
Breaking the Myth about MSG
What is monosodium glutamate, and should you be worried about eating it?
Published: June 2021
Seasonings
Can You Use Whole-Wheat Flour in a Roux?
It can depend.
Published: June 2021
Cooking Basics
The Best Practices for Grilling Steak
These tips will help ensure perfectly grilled steaks every time.
Published: June 2021
Grilling
What Can You Do with Kohlrabi?
What Can You Do with Kohlrabi?
Here are some ideas on how to use this green.
Published: April 2021
Vegetables
Can You Use an Immersion Blender in Place of a Jar Blender?
Can You Use an Immersion Blender in Place of a Jar Blender?
We answer the question if they are interchangeable.
Published: April 2021
Kitchen Equipment
Should You Slice Ginger Against the Grain?
Should You Slice Ginger Against the Grain?
Ginger has a grain like some meats.
Published: April 2021
Seasonings
Why You Should Use Bottled Lemon Juice in Jellies and Jams
Why do jam and jelly recipes often call for using bottled lemon juice as opposed to fresh? Wouldn't they taste better with fresh?
Published: February 2021
Fruits
Choosing Eggplants
Choosing Eggplants
Some believe they should choose male eggplants at the store because they are less bitter than female eggplants. Is this true?
Published: February 2021
Vegetables
Feel the Fire: Decoding Chili Sauces
Feel the Fire: Decoding Chili Sauces
What are the differences between sriracha, sambal oelek, and chili-garlic sauce?
Published: February 2021
Seasonings
Is Mayonnaise Better Than Butter on Grilled Cheese?
Is Mayonnaise Better Than Butter on Grilled Cheese?
We’ve heard of using mayonnaise instead of butter on the outside of grilled cheese sandwiches. Does it really work, and is there any benefit?
Published: December 2020
Fats & Oils
Why You Should Salt Onions Before Caramelizing
Why You Should Salt Onions Before Caramelizing
When caramelizing onions, is it better to add salt before or after they’re caramelized?
Published: December 2020
Vegetables
The Easiest Way to Mash Butternut Squash
The Easiest Way to Mash Butternut Squash
If you hate having to peel and chop squash before mashing, there is an easier way.
Published: December 2020
Vegetables
Does Rinsing Your Chicken Help Prevent Contamination?
Should you rinse raw chicken before cooking it?
Published: December 2020
How to Rim a Glass with Salt (or Sugar)
How to Rim a Glass with Salt (or Sugar)
Add a little something extra to your cocktail.
Published: October 2020
Beverages
How to Garnish with Citrus Zest
How to Garnish with Citrus Zest
Get festive with a cocktail garnish!
Published: October 2020
Beverages
The Differences Between Types of Oats
The Differences Between Types of Oats
Why do steel-cut oats take so much longer to cook than old-fashioned oats?
Published: October 2020
Carve Turkey Like a Pro
Follow these simple steps for easy turkey carving. And remember—carve in the kitchen, not at the dinner table.
Published: October 2009
Poultry
How to Tell When Your Turkey is Done
It's important to keep an eye on your bird.
Published: August 2020
Poultry
Should You Buy a Frozen or Fresh Turkey?
Each one has its benefits.
Published: August 2020
Poultry
What Size Turkey Should You Buy?
Get the right bird for your gathering.
Published: August 2020
Poultry
How to Use a Charcoal Chimney Starter
How to Use a Charcoal Chimney Starter
Here are some tips on how to use your charcoal chimney starter.
Published: June 2020
Grilling
The Different Types of Cured and Smoked Salmon
The Different Types of Cured and Smoked Salmon
How do smoked salmon, lox, nova lox, and gravlax differ?
Published: June 2020
Fish & Shellfish
Habaneros and Scotch Bonnets: What's the Difference?
Habaneros and Scotch Bonnets: What's the Difference?
Are habanero and Scotch bonnet chiles the same?
Published: June 2020
Vegetables
How to Make Homemade Seasoned Rice Vinegar
Can you use unseasoned rice vinegar in a recipe that calls for seasoned rice vinegar?
Published: May 2020
Seasonings
The Difference Between Baking Pans and Baking Dishes
The Difference Between Baking Pans and Baking Dishes
Which one should you use?
Published: May 2020
Kitchen Equipment
Is Double Concentrated Tomato Paste Different from Regular Tomato Paste?
Is Double Concentrated Tomato Paste Different from Regular Tomato Paste?
If a tube of tomato pasta says that it is “double concentrated” should you only use half the amount called for in recipes?
Published: May 2020
Seasonings
Slicing on the Bias: What It Is and How to Do It
Slicing on the Bias: What It Is and How to Do It
Some of recipes call for slicing foods such as carrots and scallions on the bias. What does that mean?
Published: May 2020
Cooking Basics
What Are Oysters in Roast Chicken?
What Are Oysters in Roast Chicken?
They're the tastiest bits of meat in a roast chicken. Here's why.
Published: February 2020
Meat
What is "Dark" Chinese Soy Sauce?
What is "Dark" Chinese Soy Sauce?
And how should you use it? 
Published: February 2020
Seasonings
The Difference Between Spearmint and Peppermint
The Difference Between Spearmint and Peppermint
It's in the looks and the flavor.
Published: February 2020
Seasonings
Tips for Getting the Best Sear on Scallops
Is there a preferred method for cooking sea scallops?
Published: January 2020
Fish & Shellfish