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What Is a Persimmon?
Published: August 2019
What Is a Persimmon?
It's a honey of a fruit.
Published: July 2019
How to Whip and Fold Egg Whites For the Perfect Cake
Whip correctly, fold gently.
Published: July 2019
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
Does Vent Placement on Charcoal Grills Really Matter?
The configuration of the top and bottom vents matters more than you think.
Published: July 2019
Can Freezing Kale Replace Blanching?
Frozen kale just isn't the same.
Published: July 2019
How to Substitute for Tahini in Hummus
No tahini? No problem.
Fruits
Published: April 2019
What Are Cotton Candy Grapes?
It's all in the name.
Vegetables
Published: April 2019
Why Your Baby Carrots Spoil Faster Than Regular Carrots
They're cute, but why do they spoil so quickly?
Meat
Published: April 2019
Slicing Against the Grain: What It Means and How to Do It
Tenderize tough meat correctly on the first try.
Published: April 2019
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.
Meat
Published: February 2019
What Is Corned Beef?
What exactly is corned beef, and how is it made?
The Difference Between Grating and Shredding Cheese
Dairy & Eggs
Published: February 2019
The Difference Between Grating and Shredding Cheese
Is there a difference between grating and shredding cheese?
Baking & Desserts
Published: February 2019
Swapping Bacon Fat for Butter
Is refrigerated bacon fat a good substitute for butter when baking biscuits?
Kitchen Equipment
Published: February 2019
What Angle to Get Your Knives Sharpened To
Knives can be sharpened at different angles, but which is the correct angle for your knife?
Fruits
Published: December 2018
Florida Avocados vs. Hass Avocados
Florida avocados are big and smooth-skinned, unlike the more traditional Hass avocados. Can you make guacamole with them?
Vegetables
Published: December 2018
Why Does Peeling Butternut Squash Sometimes Cause Skin Irritation?
When I peel butternut squash I get a sticky substance on my hands that makes my skin feel tight and dry. What's going on?
Seasonings
Published: December 2018
How to Store Whole Nutmeg
Fresh nutmeg tastes much livelier than the preground jarred stuff. How should you store it?
Cooking Basics
Published: December 2018
How Hot is "Room Temperature"?
People's kitchens are different temperatures, so what is meant when a recipe calls for something to be “room temperature”?
Kitchen Equipment
Published: October 2018
How to Check Thermometer Accuracy
How can you be certain your digital thermometer reading is accurate?
Baking & Desserts
Published: October 2018
How to Freeze Cake Layers
Try this convenient method for (mostly) make-ahead dessert.
Cooking Basics
Published: October 2018
How to Measure Grated Citrus Zest
When measuring grated citrus zest, should you pack it into a measuring spoon or keep it loose?
Baking & Desserts
Published: October 2018
How to Take a Pie Through Airport Security
Can you fly with a pie? Here are tips for traveling with dessert.
Published: June 2018
What's the Best Way to Freeze Fresh Peaches for Baking?
You can freeze peach wedges either peeled or unpeeled. They'll never taste as good as fresh ripe peaches, but they work well in baked goods and desserts.
Seasonings
Published: August 2018
Garlic Powder vs. Granulated Garlic
Granulated garlic and garlic powder can be used interchangeably in most recipes; we tend to favor granulated garlic in our recipes because it's easier to work w…
Seasonings
Published: August 2018
Quick Visual Guide to 5 Mustards
Get to know your favorite zippy condiment.
Baking & Desserts
Published: August 2018
What Does “When a Toothpick Comes Out Clean" Mean in Baking Recipes?
Inserting a toothpick into baked goods will help you determine doneness. Here’s a visual guide to help you understand the terminology we use.
Published: April 2018
How to Trim Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
What does it mean when a recipe calls for “boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed”? Aren’t boneless breasts already pretty clean?
Published: April 2018
Using Chocolate in Cookie Crusts
Can you substitute chocolate wafer cookies for graham crackers in graham cracker crusts and other cookie crusts?
Published: April 2018
Yellow Watermelon vs. Red Watermelon
Is there a flavor difference between these two types of watermelon?
Seasonings
Published: June 2018
What is Smoked Salt?
You’ve likely seen this available in your local grocery store. What is it, and how do you use it?
Cooking Basics
Published: June 2018
Using Metal Cooking Utensils in Enameled Cast-Iron Cookware
Will using metal cooking utensils ruin enameled cast-iron cookware.
Published: February 2018
How to Roll Out Pie Dough
Use these tips to easily and evenly roll out pie dough.
Published: April 2018
Jarred Minced Garlic versus Minced Fresh Garlic
How does jarred minced garlic compare with minced fresh garlic?
Cooking Basics
Published: April 2018
Cooking with Mint Stems
We often use cilantro stems as we would fresh cilantro leaves. Can you do the same with mint?
Vegetables
Published: April 2018
Different Types of Peas
Here are the three types of fresh pea pods you may see at the market.