November/December 2014

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Tangy Hoisin Sauce
Tangy Hoisin Sauce
Serve with our Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly.
Published: September 2014
Chef's Knives for Kids
Chef's Knives for Kids
When kids help in the kitchen, they need real tools—not toys. Which knives are s…
Published: May 2018
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Published: September 2014
How Much Sodium Does Salted Cooking Water Add to Pasta?
How Much Sodium Does Salted Cooking Water Add to Pasta?
When boiling pasta in salted cooking water, just how much salt does the pasta ab…
Published: November 2014
Are Dutched and Natural Cocoa Interchangeable?
Are Dutched and Natural Cocoa Interchangeable?
Can you use natural cocoa powder in a recipe that calls for Dutched, and vice ve…
Published: November 2014
Experiment: Bringing Out the Best in Garlic Powder
Experiment: Bringing Out the Best in Garlic Powder
We devised a quick test to find out if we could coax more flavor from garlic pow…
Published: November 2014
Halloumi Cheese
Some supermarkets are starting to carry halloumi cheese. What’s the best way to …
Published: November 2014
Natural Cane Sugar vs. Granulated Sugar
Is natural cane sugar interchangeable with regular granulated sugar in recipes?
Published: November 2014
Heritage Turkeys
Heritage Turkeys
Heritage turkeys forage for food and live twice as long as modern birds. They ca…
Published: November 2014
Sichuan Peppercorns
Sichuan Peppercorns
We tasted five brands of Sichuan peppercorns to find out which had the best flav…
Published: November 2014
Apricot Preserves
Apricot Preserves
We tasted five top-selling products plain and in our Cook's Illustrated French A…
Published: November 2014
Buy the Winner
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary for Two
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary for Two
Most versions of this one-dish meal throw a key ingredient down the drain.
Published: September 2014
Spicy Mustard Sauce
Serve with our Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly.
Published: September 2014
Sweet and Sour Chile Sauce
Serve with our Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly.
Published: September 2014
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The…
Published: November 2014
Orange Hot Chocolate Mix
Orange Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Published: September 2014
Mocha Hot Chocolate Mix
Mocha Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Published: September 2014
Mint Hot Chocolate Mix
Mint Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Published: September 2014
Malted Hot Chocolate Mix
Malted Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Published: September 2014
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Published: September 2014
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Most versions of this one-dish meal throw a key ingredient down the drain.
Published: September 2014
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Cure and smoke pork belly and you’ve got bacon. Roast the belly instead and you’…
Published: September 2014
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
In this pungently spiced Chinese restaurant classic, the shells are every bit a…
Published: September 2014
French Apple Tart
French Apple Tart
Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they d…
Published: September 2014
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes for Two
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes for Two
For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.
Published: September 2014
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.
Published: September 2014
Mushroom Bisque
Mushroom Bisque
Most versions have so much dairy that they could be cream of anything. We wanted…
Published: September 2014
Fennel-Coriander Top Sirloin Roast
Fennel-Coriander Top Sirloin Roast
Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …
Published: September 2014
Coffee-Chipotle Top Sirloin Roast
Coffee-Chipotle Top Sirloin Roast
Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …
Published: September 2014
Rosemary-Garlic Top Sirloin Roast
Rosemary-Garlic Top Sirloin Roast
Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …
Published: September 2014
Gravy for Roast Heritage Turkey
Serve this gravy with our Roast Heritage Turkey.
Published: September 2014
Roast Heritage Turkey
Roast Heritage Turkey
Heritage breeds promise juicier, more flavorful meat than do ordinary supermarke…
Published: September 2014
Science: The Key to Crinkly Cookies
We explain the science behind getting perfectly crinkly, cracked exteriors on ou…
Published: November 2014
Reheating Leftover Turkey
Reheating leftover turkey sounds easy enough, but doing so with good results is …
Published: November 2014
Using a Flouring Station to Shape Bread
A flouring station offers excellent control when shaping loaves of bread because…
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives: Why a Patina Matters
Your carbon-steel knife's patina not only looks great, but is protective too.
Published: November 2014
Making a Pain d'Epi from Baguette Dough
As an alternative to the classic long, skinny shape of traditional baguette reci…
Published: November 2014
Tart Unmolding Made Easy
This tip makes unmolding a tart a piece of cake.
Published: November 2014
Salt-Roasting Vegetables at Home
Salt-roasted root vegetables are appearing on more and more menus lately. Is sal…
Published: November 2014
Making Muffins and Quick Breads Without Eggs
Is there an egg replacement that works in muffins and quick bread recipes?
Published: November 2014
A More Effective Fridge Deodorizer
Is there a better option than baking soda for deodorizing the refrigerator?
Published: November 2014
Preventing Soggy Pie Crusts with "Crust Dust"
Sprinkling a layer of flour and sugar in a pie shell before adding the filling i…
Published: November 2014
Are Sweet and Dry Marsala Interchangeable?
If a recipe that calls for Marsala doesn't specify sweet or dry, which should be…
Published: November 2014
Removing Pomegranate Seeds
What’s the best way to remove the seeds from a pomegranate?
Published: November 2014
Insulated Food Carriers
Insulated Food Carriers
Insulated carriers used to be for pizza delivery workers or caterers only, but w…
Published: September 2014
Marinating Stick
Marinating Stick
This product promised to deliver more marinade, deeper into the meat, with less …
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
Published: November 2014
Buy the Winner
Science: The Key to Crinkly Cookies
Science: The Key to Crinkly Cookies
We explain the science behind getting perfectly crinkly, cracked exteriors on ou…
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
Published: November 2014
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The…
Published: November 2014
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Published: November 2014
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Most versions of this one-dish meal throw a key ingredient down the drain.
Published: November 2014
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Cure and smoke pork belly and you’ve got bacon. Roast the belly instead and you’…
Published: November 2014
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
In this pungently spiced Chinese restaurant classic, the shells are every bit a…
Published: November 2014
French Apple Tart
French Apple Tart
Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they d…
Published: November 2014
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.
Published: November 2014
Mushroom Bisque
Mushroom Bisque
Most versions have so much dairy that they could be cream of anything. We wanted…
Published: November 2014
Rosemary-Garlic Top Sirloin Roast
Rosemary-Garlic Top Sirloin Roast
Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …
Published: November 2014
Roast Heritage Turkey
Heritage breeds promise juicier, more flavorful meat than do ordinary supermarke…
Published: November 2014

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