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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
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
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
What Size Turkey Should You Buy?
Get the right bird for your gathering.
Published: August 2020
Poultry
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 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
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
How to Clean Mushrooms
What's the best way to clean mushrooms? Is it OK to wash them, or will the water make them soggy?
Published: January 2020
Vegetables
What Is Canadian Bacon?
What's the difference between regular bacon and Canadian bacon?
Published: January 2020
Meat
How to Mail Cookies with Minimal Damage
Want to mail cookies as gifts this year? These packing tips will ensure their safe arrival.
Published: October 2019
Baking & Desserts
How to Whip and Fold Egg Whites For the Perfect Cake
Whip correctly, fold gently.
Published: July 2019
Baking & Desserts
How to Substitute for Tahini in Hummus
No tahini? No problem.
Published: July 2019
Fats & Oils
Can Freezing Kale Replace Blanching?
Frozen kale just isn't the same.
Published: July 2019
Vegetables
Does Vent Placement on Charcoal Grills Really Matter?
The configuration of the top and bottom vents matters more than you think.
Published: July 2019
Grilling
How to Remove Meat from a Cooked Lobster
Removing lobster meat from the shell is messy work—but it's worth the effort.
Published: July 2019
Fish & Shellfish
What Are Cotton Candy Grapes?
It's all in the name.
Published: April 2019
Fruits
Why Your Baby Carrots Spoil Faster Than Regular Carrots
They're cute, but why do they spoil so quickly?
Published: April 2019
Vegetables
Slicing Against the Grain: What It Means and How to Do It
Tenderize tough meat correctly on the first try.
Published: April 2019
Meat
Blue Eggs Versus White and Brown Eggs
Some grocery stores and farmers' markets sell eggs with blue shells. Do they taste different from regular white or brown eggs?
Published: April 2019
What Is Fond?
Those marks at the bottom of your pan actually pack a lot of flavor.
Published: April 2019
What Is Corned Beef?
What exactly is corned beef, and how is it made?
Published: February 2019
Meat
The Difference Between Grating and Shredding Cheese
The Difference Between Grating and Shredding Cheese
Is there a difference between grating and shredding cheese?
Published: February 2019
Dairy & Eggs
Swapping Bacon Fat for Butter
Is refrigerated bacon fat a good substitute for butter when baking biscuits?
Published: February 2019
Baking & Desserts
What Angle to Get Your Knives Sharpened To
Knives can be sharpened at different angles, but which is the correct angle for your knife?
Published: February 2019
Kitchen Equipment
Florida Avocados vs. Hass Avocados
Florida avocados are big and smooth-skinned, unlike the more traditional Hass avocados. Can you make guacamole with them?
Published: December 2018
Fruits