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Published November 1, 2013.
How does the pH of tap water affect the way pasta cooks in a pot?
Published May 1, 2013.
With our simple method, removing skins from chickpeas is far less arduous than you might imagine.
Published March 1, 2013.
Does adding a pat of butter to oatmeal when cooked in the microwave prevent boilovers?
Published January 1, 2013.
These days, supermarkets offer an entire universe of grains—and with the right method they’re as easy to cook, and as versatile, as rice. Here are six of our favorites.
Published May 1, 2012.
Can homemade gnocchi be frozen for a quick weeknight meal?
Published March 1, 2012.
Three-minute pastas have started popping up in supermarkets. Are they any good?
If you have time to soak your rice before cooking it, you can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to cook.
Published January 1, 2012.
What purpose does putting a strip of seaweed in the pot when cooking dried beans serve?
Quinoa is a pain to rinse before cooking. Is there an easier way?
What is black rice?
Published September 1, 2011.
Lentils come in numerous varieties, each of which has a distinct appearance, flavor, and texture.
There are rumors that dried red kidney beans must be boiled—not just simmered—to make them safe to eat. Is this true? And if so, how long should they be boiled?
If you’re planning to parboil pasta for a baked dish like ziti or lasagna, but the burners on your stove are in high demand, here’s an energy-saving way to get the noodles to the proper texture.
Published July 1, 2011.
Tired of waiting hours on end for our beans to brine, we wondered if we could take care of this time-consuming step beforehand and save them in the freezer.
Published May 1, 2011.
What is vital wheat gluten? Is it necessary when baking homemade bread?
Published March 1, 2011.
Published January 1, 2011.
One of the keys to success in making any pizza is ensuring that your perfectly formed pie easily slides off the peel and onto the stone, without any rips or tears to the bottom of the crust.
Published November 1, 2010.
Brining isn't just for meat. When you soak dried beans in salted water, they cook up with softer skins.
If you don't have a pot large enough to handle the amount of water a pasta recipe calls for, don't panic.
Published May 1, 2010.
Grains can be used as an alternative to rice or pasta in a number of applications. Here's everything you need to know about cooking them.
Canned and frozen artichokes are readily available and ready to cook (unlike the labor-
intensive fresh vegetable). But which type is the better option?
Published March 1, 2010.
If you have trouble achieving perfectly cooked long-grain or basmati rice, try these tips.
Here are the proper ways to incorporate both types of beans into your recipes.
There's more to cooking pasta than just boiling water and tossing it in.