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  • How to Carve a Turkey

    Rather than carving the Thanksgiving bird tableside, we recommend tackling this messy job in the kitchen.

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  • Preventing Soggy Salad

    Is there a science to keeping a dressed salad crisp and fresh?

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  • Giving Kale a Rubdown

    Here’s a way to tenderize these greens without ever subjecting them to heat.

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  • Salting Turkey: How Long Is Long Enough?

    In our search for a tender, juicy, well-seasoned bird, we quantified just how fast and far salt moves through muscle fibers.

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  • Microwave Tostadas

    Trade in a pot of oil for your microwave.

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  • Properly Melted Chocolate for Dipping

    Many recipes have you temper the chocolate—our way calls for barely melting the chocolate and then rapidly cooling it.

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  • Make-Ahead Pâte à Choux

    Save precious time by refrigerating this time-consuming pastry dough—it'll keep for a couple of days with no ill effects.

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  • Scallions That Keep Growing

    If you store cut scallions in a glass of water, will they grow back?

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  • Hot or Cold Water for Stock?

    Why do some recipes for chicken stock start with cold water and others with boiling water? Does the temperature really matter?

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  • Conventional vs. "Real" Buttermilk

    Products labeled “real” buttermilk are popping up at supermarkets. Is it different from the buttermilk that you usually see?

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  • Prepping Apples in Advance for Baking

    Will it affect the quality of the filling if you cut the apples the day before assembling apple desserts?

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  • Does White Wine Benefit from Aeration?

    It’s common to aerate red wine before serving, but is there any point in aerating white wine?

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  • Pink vs. White Scallops

    Does a scallop's color affect its flavor?

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  • Should Citrus Juice Be Rested Prior to Cooking?

    We recommended resting lemon and lime juices before using them in drinks to improve flavor. Does resting also make difference when cooking with juices?

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  • Adding Eggshells to Coffee Before Brewing

    Will adding eggshells to ground coffee before brewing tame an overly strong brew?

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  • Cracking Down on Peppercorns

    Here are two other ways to achieve coarsely cracked peppercorns, each about the size of a halved whole one.

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