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  • How to Cook with Kohlrabi

    Kohlrabi, which can be either purple or green, is a member of the brassica family. Here's the best way to cook with it.

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  • Clarified Butter: A Substitute for Shortening?

    We wondered whether clarified butter or ghee, a type of clarified butter popular in Indian cooking, might make a worthy substitute in pie dough.

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  • Pitting Cherries Without a Pitter

    Cherry pitters make pitting cherries quick and simple. But since not everyone owns such a tool, we looked for alternatives.

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  • Skip the Salt When Cooking Corn

    When cooking fresh corn in boiling water, skip the salt.

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  • A Better Way to Seed Jalapeños

    Recently, we found a better way to seed jalapeños and other straight-sided chiles.

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    How to Make Clarified Butter

    Here's our preferred method for making clarified butter.

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    How to Make Ghee

    Here's our preferred method for making Ghee.

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  • The Best Way to Measure Frozen Shrimp

    When it comes to frozen shrimp, skip weighing them: count out what you need instead.

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  • Science: The Secrets of Cooking Rice

    Despite what many cookbooks suggest, rice-to-water ratios can’t simply be scaled up proportionally.

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  • Can You Reuse Charcoal Briquettes?

    We wondered if we could save partially used coals and later reignite them for a future round of grilling.

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  • Turning Stainless Steel Nonstick

    We wanted to know if we could make a regular stainless-steel skillet more nonstick with the help of a vegetable oil spray like PAM.

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  • Testing Knife Sharpness

    What's the best way to determine when your knife needs sharpening?

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  • Cracks in Your Pie Crust? Patch without Scraps

    If cracks or holes form in your pie crust during prebaking, what's the best way to fix them?

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  • Ensuring Complete Seasoning

    Here's the best way to season meat in accordance to what is called for in recipes.

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  • With Whipped Cream, Temperature Matters

    Conventional wisdom says to make sure your cream is cold before whipping it, but we wondered exactly how much temperature matters, so we decided to run a few tests.

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