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Save Your Sourdough Starter Leftovers
Save Your Sourdough Starter Leftovers
This flavorful leftover culture can be used as backup—or to add tang in all sorts of applications.
Published: August 2020
Bring On the (Preserved Vegetable) Funk
Bring On the (Preserved Vegetable) Funk
Ya cai is the ingredient behind the unique fermented tang in many classic Sichuan dishes.
Published: August 2020
Why (and How) to Roast Squash and Melon Seeds
Why (and How) to Roast Squash and Melon Seeds
Pumpkin seeds aren't the only seeds you can turn into a tasty snack.
Published: August 2020
When to Heat Frying Oil Lower and Slower
Sometimes when heating up frying oil, slow and steady wins the race.
Published: August 2020
How to Prep a Melon
Follow these steps to prep the melons for salads, or to enjoy it all by itself.
Published: May 2020
How to Use Nigella Seeds
How to Use Nigella Seeds
Often confused with other flavorings, nigella seeds have a distinctive flavor all their own.
Published: May 2020
Should You Cook with Avocado Oil?
Should You Cook with Avocado Oil?
On paper, this healthy fat seems a lot like olive oil. But can you really use it as a substitute?
Published: May 2020
A Better Way to Soften Ice Cream in the Microwave
Can't wait to dig in to your ice cream? Try this method if you're feeling impatient.
Published: May 2020
How to Make Your Own Goo Gone
How to Make Your Own Goo Gone
Goo Gone can be a lifesaver, but it's got harsh chemicals. Here's how to make a safe—and equally effective—version.
Published: May 2020
How to Make Your Own Rich Simple Syrup
Simple syrup can add sweetness to iced teas, cocktails, and more.
Published: May 2020
Should You Cook with Avocado Oil?
Should You Cook with Avocado Oil?
On paper, this healthy fat seems a lot like olive oil. But can you really use it as a substitute?
Published: May 2020
How to Use Nigella Seeds
How to Use Nigella Seeds
Often confused with other flavorings, nigella seeds have a distinctive flavor all their own.
Published: May 2020
How to Make Your Own Goo Gone
How to Make Your Own Goo Gone
Goo Gone can be a lifesaver, but it's got harsh chemicals. Here's how to make a safe—and equally effective—version.
Published: May 2020
A Better Way to Soften Ice Cream in the Microwave
Can't wait to dig in to your ice cream? Try this method if you're feeling impatient.
Published: May 2020
How to Prep a Melon
Follow these steps to prep the melons for salads, or to enjoy it all by itself.
Published: May 2020
How to Make Your Own Rich Simple Syrup
Simple syrup can add sweetness to iced teas, cocktails, and more.
Published: May 2020
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
Shopping for Chicories
Shopping for Chicories
Tips for differentiating among frisée, curly endive, escarole, and chicory.
Published: March 2020
All About Gelatin
All About Gelatin
Get the details on the science behind this essential pantry staple.
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
Stirring Dough with a Dough Hook
Get the most out of your dough hook.
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
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
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