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Shopping for Chicories
Shopping for Chicories
Tips for differentiating among frisée, curly endive, escarole, and chicory.
Published: March 2020
What Is Matcha?
What Is Matcha?
This green tea can be consumed as a drink or added to baked goods to contribute color and subtle flavor.
Published: March 2020
Tips for Putting More Filling into Filled Doughnuts
Tips for Putting More Filling into Filled Doughnuts
Filling doughnuts can be a mess, but it doesn't have to be.
Published: March 2020
A Shelf-Stable Lemon Substitute
A Shelf-Stable Lemon Substitute
Citric acid can be good to have when you're short on lemons.
Published: March 2020
Stirring Dough with a Dough Hook
Get the most out of your dough hook.
Published: March 2020
Microwave Cheese Crisps
Microwave Cheese Crisps
Make the Italian snack known as frico even easier by crisping the cheese in your microwave.
Published: March 2020
All About Gelatin
All About Gelatin
Get the details on the science behind this essential pantry staple.
Published: March 2020
A Great Alcohol-Free Sub for Red Wine
A Great Alcohol-Free Sub for Red Wine
A surprising combination makes for a startlingly good stand-in.
Published: January 2020
Why You Need Two Pizza Peels
Why You Need Two Pizza Peels
A wooden peel is best for transferring pizza into the oven; a metal peel is better at removing it.
Published: January 2020
A Better Way to Scrape the Bottom of Your Food Processor Bowl
A Better Way to Scrape the Bottom of Your Food Processor Bowl
Here's how to swipe up ingredients trapped beneath the blade without nicking your rubber spatula at the same time.
Published: January 2020
Add Nutty Flavor to Quick Breads with Buckwheat
Add Nutty Flavor to Quick Breads with Buckwheat
Buckwheat flour can bring pleasing nuttiness to quick breads and muffins—but for moist texture, don't sub in too much.
Published: January 2020
How to Fix Failed Mayo
How to Fix Failed Mayo
If your homemade mayo isn't coming together, this easy trick will turn it lush and glossy.
Published: January 2020
How to Prep an Artichoke
How to Prep an Artichoke
Leave the stem on? Trim off all the pointy ends? Rub with a lemon? Here's the lowdown on what's necessary and what's not.
Published: January 2020
What Is Creamed Honey?
What Is Creamed Honey?
This condiment is great for spreading over toast, crumpets, or anything that needs a sweet boost.
Published: December 2019
How to Make Perfect Jammy Eggs
How to Make Perfect Jammy Eggs
For a luxuriously spoonable consistency, steam the eggs—and stop cooking at 8 minutes.
Published: January 2020
Can You Hear When Your Cake Is Finished Baking?
Baking lore says that a cake sings as it bakes, and stops singing when it’s done. We put this legend to the test to see if it was true.
Published: November 2019
Why You Should Use Visual Cues, Not Time, When Whipping Cream or Eggs in a Stand Mixer
Why You Should Use Visual Cues, Not Time, When Whipping Cream or Eggs in a Stand Mixer
The number of wires on whisk attachments vary—and can affect how quickly or slowly the attachment whips.
Published: November 2019
What Are Dried Barberries?
What Are Dried Barberries?
Try this tangy alternative to dried cranberries.
Published: November 2019
Do You Need Heavy-Duty Foil?
Do You Need Heavy-Duty Foil?
We carried out tests to see if two layers of regular foil work just as well.
Published: November 2019
What Is Tadka?
What Is Tadka?
This core technique in Indian cooking blooms whole spices in fat to extract bold flavors.
Published: November 2019
How to Keep Hot Food Warmer Longer
How to Keep Hot Food Warmer Longer
Here's how to keep your dishes looking and tasting their best for as long as possible.
Published: October 2019
The Fastest, Easiest Way to Peel Garlic
The Fastest, Easiest Way to Peel Garlic
This garlic peeling hack uses only a mason jar and a firm shake.
Published: October 2019
How to Make A Citrus Spiral Garnish for Cocktails
How to Make A Citrus Spiral Garnish for Cocktails
Here’s how to make spirals of citrus zest without a channel knife.
Published: October 2019
Why Mint Tea Isn’t a Good Dried Mint Substitute
Why Mint Tea Isn’t a Good Dried Mint Substitute
While dried mint and mint tea are both “minty,” their flavors are not the same.
Published: October 2019
Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm with Sous Vide
Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm with Sous Vide
Use an immersion circulator to keep your freshly made mashed potatoes (and sweet potatoes) hot while you are busy cooking other dishes. Here are three things to…
Published: October 2019
How to Carve Duck
How to Carve Duck
Our method ensures results that look company-worthy.
Published: October 2019
How to Use Mexican Chocolate
How to Use Mexican Chocolate
We tested Mexican chocolate in place of our favorite dark chocolate in chocolate sheet cake and flourless chocolate cake. Here’s why the results were disastrous…
Published: October 2019
Taming the Heat on Your Electric Stovetop
Controlling the heat on an electric stove can be challenging and tough to manage. We have a simple method that will save you and your food.
Published: July 2019
Keeping Color in Colorful Cauliflower
Keeping Color in Colorful Cauliflower
Colorful cauliflower can brighten a side dish—but only if it keeps its color during cooking.
Published: July 2019
Understanding Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Understanding Modified Atmosphere Packaging
Have you ever wondered how some produce and meat last so long on the shelf? Modified atmosphere packaging is the answer, and we broke down how it works.
Published: July 2019
Fennel Pollen: What It Is & How to Use It
Fennel Pollen: What It Is & How to Use It
Is the hype worth the price tag?
Published: July 2019
The Best Way to Roll Dough into a Circle (Not an Amoeba)
The Best Way to Roll Dough into a Circle (Not an Amoeba)
Shift the position of the dough, not the rolling pin.
Published: July 2019
How to Hydrate Rice Paper Wrappers for Spring Rolls
How to Hydrate Rice Paper Wrappers for Spring Rolls
The best way to make these delicate wrappers ready to roll.
Published: July 2019
Cooking with Sake
Does it matter how much you spend or which type you choose?
Published: July 2019
How to Cook with Dried Mushrooms
How to Cook with Dried Mushrooms
Enjoy fancy fungi and save money at the same time.
Published: July 2019
Maggi Seasoning: What It Is & How to Use It
Maggi Seasoning: What It Is & How to Use It
With nine different formulations made worldwide, this umami seasoning adds a layer of funky, fermented flavor to all sorts of dishes.
Published: July 2019