November/December 2014

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How Much Sodium Does Salted Cooking Water Add to Pasta?
Published: November 2014
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…
Are Dutched and Natural Cocoa Interchangeable?
Published: November 2014
Are Dutched and Natural Cocoa Interchangeable?
Can you use natural cocoa powder in a recipe that calls for Dutched, and vice ve…
Experiment: Bringing Out the Best in Garlic Powder
Published: November 2014
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?
Heritage Turkeys
Published: November 2014
Heritage Turkeys
Heritage turkeys forage for food and live twice as long as modern birds. They ca…
Sichuan Peppercorns
Published: November 2014
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Sichuan Peppercorns
We tasted five brands of Sichuan peppercorns to find out which had the best flav…
Apricot Preserves
Published: November 2014
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Apricot Preserves
We tasted five top-selling products plain and in our Cook's Illustrated French A…
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Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary for Two
Published: November 2014
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Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary for Two
Most versions of this one-dish meal throw a key ingredient down the drain.
Published: November 2014
Spicy Mustard Sauce
Serve with our Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly.
Published: November 2014
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Tangy Hoisin Sauce
Serve with our Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly.
Published: November 2014
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Sweet and Sour Chile Sauce
Serve with our Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Published: November 2014
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The…
Orange Hot Chocolate Mix
Published: November 2014
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Orange Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Mocha Hot Chocolate Mix
Published: November 2014
Mocha Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Mint Hot Chocolate Mix
Published: November 2014
Mint Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix
Published: November 2014
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Malted Hot Chocolate Mix
Published: November 2014
Malted Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Hot Chocolate Mix
Published: November 2014
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Published: November 2014
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Most versions of this one-dish meal throw a key ingredient down the drain.
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Published: November 2014
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Cure and smoke pork belly and you’ve got bacon. Roast the belly instead and you’…
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Published: November 2014
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
In this pungently spiced Chinese restaurant classic, the shells are every bit a…
French Apple Tart
Published: November 2014
French Apple Tart
Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they d…
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes for Two
Published: November 2014
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Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes for Two
For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Published: November 2014
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.
Mushroom Bisque
Published: November 2014
Mushroom Bisque
Most versions have so much dairy that they could be cream of anything. We wanted…
Fennel-Coriander Top Sirloin Roast
Published: November 2014
Fennel-Coriander Top Sirloin Roast
Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …
Coffee-Chipotle Top Sirloin Roast
Published: November 2014
Coffee-Chipotle Top Sirloin Roast
Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …
Rosemary-Garlic Top Sirloin Roast
Published: November 2014
Rosemary-Garlic Top Sirloin Roast
Top sirloin offers great beefy flavor and decent tenderness, but this cheap cut …
Published: November 2014
Gravy for Roast Heritage Turkey
Serve this gravy with our Roast Heritage Turkey.
Roast Heritage Turkey
Published: November 2014
Roast Heritage Turkey
Heritage breeds promise juicier, more flavorful meat than do ordinary supermarke…
Published: November 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?
Insulated Food Carriers
Published: November 2014
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Insulated Food Carriers
Insulated carriers used to be for pizza delivery workers or caterers only, but w…
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Marinating Stick
Published: November 2014
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Marinating Stick
This product promised to deliver more marinade, deeper into the meat, with less …
Carbon-Steel Knives
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
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Science: The Key to Crinkly Cookies
Published: November 2014
Science: The Key to Crinkly Cookies
We explain the science behind getting perfectly crinkly, cracked exteriors on ou…
Carbon-Steel Knives
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Published: November 2014
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The…
Hot Chocolate Mix
Published: November 2014
Hot Chocolate Mix
Hot chocolate mixes often disappoint. We wanted a thick, chocolaty, indulgent dr…
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Published: November 2014
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Most versions of this one-dish meal throw a key ingredient down the drain.
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Published: November 2014
Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly
Cure and smoke pork belly and you’ve got bacon. Roast the belly instead and you’…
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Published: November 2014
Crispy Salt and Pepper Shrimp
In this pungently spiced Chinese restaurant classic, the shells are every bit a…
French Apple Tart
Published: November 2014
French Apple Tart
Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they d…
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Published: November 2014
Garlic-Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
For just the right balance, we started by examining how garlic flavor works.
Mushroom Bisque
Published: November 2014
Mushroom Bisque
Most versions have so much dairy that they could be cream of anything. We wanted…
Rosemary-Garlic Top Sirloin Roast
Published: November 2014
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…

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