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Hot Properties of Chiles
Hot Properties of Chiles
Chiles get their heat from a group of chemical compounds called capsaicinoids, t…
Published: July 2010
How to Dice Tomatoes
Many recipes call for ripe tomatoes cut into 1/4-inch dice. Here's an easy way t…
Published: July 2010
Why Slow-Cook Onions in Oil?
Why Slow-Cook Onions in Oil?
So many recipes calling for softening onions in oil over low heat, but is this r…
Published: July 2010
All About Meringue Powder
All About Meringue Powder
What is meringue powder, and is it recommended?
Published: July 2010
The Gray Area of Salmon
The Gray Area of Salmon
What is the gray area of flesh just below the skin of salmon, and is it best to …
Published: July 2010
Frozen Sweet Cherries
Frozen Sweet Cherries
Cherry season is a mere blip on the summer-produce radar, so a good brand of fro…
Published: July 2010
Gas-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Black Forest Ham and Gruyere
Gas-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Black Forest Ham and Gruyere
Taking a stuffed chicken breast recipe and adding the smoky flavor of the grill …
Published: July 2010
Deep-Dish Quiche with Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, and Mozzarella
Since the whole point of eating quiche is to indulge in the rich, creamy custard…
Published: July 2010
Deep-Dish Quiche with Leeks and Blue Cheese
Since the whole point of eating quiche is to indulge in the rich, creamy custard…
Published: July 2010
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Salami and Mozzarella
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Salami and Mozzarella
Taking a stuffed chicken breast recipe and adding the smoky flavor of the grill …
Published: July 2010
Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a Gas Grill
Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a Gas Grill
Memphis pit masters pride themselves on pork ribs with dark, crusty bark and dis…
Published: July 2010
Spinach Salad with Fennel and Apples
While nothing could be easier to toss in a salad, mild-mannered baby spinach alw…
Published: July 2010
Spinach Salad with Radicchio and Mango
While nothing could be easier to toss in a salad, mild-mannered baby spinach alw…
Published: July 2010
Stir-Fried Sichuan-Style Shrimp with Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, and Peanuts
Stir-Fried Sichuan-Style Shrimp with Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, and Peanuts
If meat and shrimp behave vastly differently when cooked, why are most shrimp st…
Published: July 2010
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Garlicky Eggplant, Scallions, and Cashews
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Garlicky Eggplant, Scallions, and Cashews
If meat and shrimp behave vastly differently when cooked, why are most shrimp st…
Published: July 2010
Spinach Salad with Frisée and Strawberries
While nothing could be easier to toss in a salad, mild-mannered baby spinach alw…
Published: February 2011
Gas-Grilled Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
Gas-Grilled Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
With Argentine beef and a wood fire, cooking churrasco in the backyard would be …
Published: July 2010
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Black Forest Ham and Gruyere
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Black Forest Ham and Gruyere
Taking a stuffed chicken breast recipe and adding the smoky flavor of the grill …
Published: July 2010
Gas-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Fontina
Gas-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Fontina
Taking a stuffed chicken breast recipe and adding the smoky flavor of the grill …
Published: July 2010
Ultimate Banana Bread
Ultimate Banana Bread
Any 10-year-old can make the typical dry, bland banana bread. But if you want to…
Published: July 2010
Sweet Cherry Pie
Sweet Cherry Pie
Cherry season is a mere blip on the summer-produce radar. For a juicy pie with t…
Published: July 2010
Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a Charcoal Grill
Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs on a Charcoal Grill
Memphis pit masters pride themselves on pork ribs with dark, crusty bark and dis…
Published: July 2010
Spinach Salad with Carrot, Orange, and Sesame
Spinach Salad with Carrot, Orange, and Sesame
While nothing could be easier to toss in a salad, mild-mannered baby spinach alw…
Published: July 2010
Deep-Dish Quiche Lorraine
Deep-Dish Quiche Lorraine
Since the whole point of eating quiche is to indulge in the rich, creamy custard…
Published: July 2010
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas and Red Bell Pepper in Hot and Sour Sauce
Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas and Red Bell Pepper in Hot and Sour Sauce
If meat and shrimp behave vastly differently when cooked, why are most shrimp st…
Published: May 2012
Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz
Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz
Most Americans know gazpacho as a chunky liquid salsa. In Spain, the most famous…
Published: July 2010
Charcoal-Grilled Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
Charcoal-Grilled Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
With Argentine beef and a wood fire, cooking churrasco in the backyard would be …
Published: July 2010
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Fontina
Charcoal-Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Fontina
Taking a stuffed chicken breast recipe and adding the smoky flavor of the grill …
Published: July 2010
Roasting Chiles on the Stovetop
Roasting fresh chiles releases their natural flavor compounds.
Published: July 2010
Rehydrating Toasted Dried Chiles
Rehydrating dried chiles will mellow their taste.
Published: July 2010
How to "Dry-Clean" Your Spice Grinder
The oils in dried chiles can cling to a spice grinder, even after you’ve wiped i…
Published: July 2010
How to Make Your Own Chile Powder
Grinding your own powder from freshly toasted dried chiles is easy and can make …
Published: July 2010
Toasting Dried Chiles
Just as roasting fresh chiles deepens their flavor, toasting dried ones improves…
Published: July 2010
All About Common Dried Chiles
We gathered seven common dried chiles. Here are our notes on their appearance, f…
Published: July 2010
Pantry Chile Products
Here's a list of the chile products you should always keep on hand.
Published: July 2010
Roasting Chiles in the Oven
Roasting fresh chiles releases their natural flavor compounds.
Published: July 2010
Fresh Chile Prep
In some chiles, the level of capsaicin is so high, it can actually irritate the …
Published: July 2010
All About Common Fresh Chiles
For many cooks, fresh chiles are a bit of a mystery. And it’s no wonder.
Published: July 2010
Quick-Chilling Wine
When you don't have time to wait for a bottle of wine to chill in the refrigerat…
Published: July 2010
Freezing Egg Yolks
A lot of recipes call only for egg whites, but that doesn't mean you need to thr…
Published: July 2010
Preventing Leaks in Pie Crust
Cracks in pies with custard or other wet fillings may seem like par for the cour…
Published: July 2010
The Best Way to Ripen Bananas
Strategies for speeding ripening in bananas abound, but as we worked our way thr…
Published: July 2010
Keeping Scallions Fresh
Too often we find that scallions go limp after just a few days in the fridge.
Published: July 2010
No More Soggy Pie Crust
Pie crusts with fruit fillings often become saturated with juice when baking. He…
Published: July 2010
How Browning Bread Enhances Flavor
When it comes to bread, a nicely browned crust does more than just create a flav…
Published: July 2010
Demystifing Black Garlic
Packages of black garlic are popping up in the produce sections of grocery store…
Published: July 2010
Baker's Percentages Explained
Baking recipes are often presented in terms of "baker's percentages." Here we ex…
Published: July 2010
Explaining Chicken Nomenclature
When shopping for whole chickens, how do chickens labeled "broilers," "roasters,…
Published: July 2010
The Importance of Freshly Ground Beef
Is there any benefit to seeking out a grocer who offers freshly ground beef?
Published: July 2010
Nitrate-Free Bacon
We often see “no nitrates or nitrites added” bacon in the grocery store. How doe…
Published: July 2010
Portable Charcoal Grills
Portable Charcoal Grills
Can smaller, portable charcoal grills match the performance of their full-size c…
Published: June 2011
Buy the Winner
Grill Lighters
Grill Lighters
Grill lighters have long necks to keep your fingers at a safe distance from the …
Published: May 2012
Buy the Winner
Smokers
Smokers
Though plenty of rib and brisket enthusiasts convert their grills into makeshift…
Published: July 2010
Buy the Winner
Produce Keepers
Produce Keepers
A new wave of “produce keepers” is cramming supermarket shelves, promising to ex…
Published: July 2010
Stir-Fried Shrimp
Stir-Fried Shrimp
If meat and shrimp behave vastly differently when cooked, why are most shrimp st…
Published: July 2010
Deep-Dish Quiche Lorraine
Deep-Dish Quiche Lorraine
Since the whole point of eating quiche is to indulge in the rich, creamy custard…
Published: July 2010
Spinach Salad with Carrot, Orange, and Sesame
Spinach Salad with Carrot, Orange, and Sesame
While nothing could be easier to toss in a salad, mild-mannered baby spinach alw…
Published: July 2010
Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs
Memphis-Style Barbecued Spareribs
Memphis pit masters pride themselves on pork ribs with dark, crusty bark and dis…
Published: July 2010
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Taking a stuffed chicken breast recipe and adding the smoky flavor of the grill …
Published: July 2010
Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz
Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz
Most Americans know gazpacho as a chunky liquid salsa. In Spain, the most famous…
Published: May 2013
Sweet Cherry Pie
Sweet Cherry Pie
Cherry season is a mere blip on the summer-produce radar. For a juicy pie with t…
Published: July 2010
Ultimate Banana Bread
Ultimate Banana Bread
If you want to make a moist, tender loaf with over-the-top banana flavor, you ne…
Published: July 2010
Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
With Argentine beef and a wood fire, cooking churrasco in the backyard would be …
Published: July 2010
Spinach Primer
Spinach Primer
There are three main types of spinach most commonly found in the produce section…
Published: July 2010
How to Seed a Cucumber
How to Seed a Cucumber
Removing the seeds from cucumbers is a vital step toward avoiding soggy, watery …
Published: July 2010
How Cheese Melts
How Cheese Melts
Cheese doesn't actually melt in the true sense—not like an ice cube. Its melting…
Published: July 2010
Supermarket Chile Primer
Supermarket Chile Primer
Endless varieties allow for confusion. We have a few guidelines on how to tell t…
Published: July 2010

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