How To Cook Quinoa and Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

This Time Last Year

What were the most popular posts around this time last year? Well, there was a tip on how to open wine without a corkscrew (no, it doesn't involve your teeth), a great cheap wine, grilled cheese sandwiches, how to prevent freezer burn, a prediction that cupcakes will be oh so over soon, and baking a DIY wedding cake — in spite of a small hurricane.

Best Cheap Wine: 2006 Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Science: What is Freezer Burn and How to Prevent It

On Hurricanes, Refrigerators, and Wedding Ice Cream and the DIY Wedding Cake

Lavender Polenta Coffeecake

Trend Watch: Is the Cupcake Fad Nearing an End?

How to Cook Quinoa

A Gentler Nutcracker From Ralf Krämer

End-of-Summer Cocktail: Whiskey Peach Smash

Recipe: Peach and Thyme Polenta Tart

How To Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew

Recipe: Grilled Cheese with Tomato Chutney

Weekend Cooking: How to Make a Good Risotto

Look! Pipette-Shaped Pasta

Tips: Repel Fruit Flies with Rue

See all posts from September 14-21, 2008

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.