Ann Taylor Pittman's Recent Articles
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These Never-Fail Methods Deliver Perfectly Fluffy Long-Grain Rice Every Time
If you've ever stood in an grocery aisle pondering the differences between long-grain white, basmati, and jasmine rice — and if those difference even matter when it comes to cooking, then this is the place for you.
Apr 20, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Short Grain Rice
This rounded, starchy rice is well-loved for cooking on it's own as well as part of sushi or rice pudding. Don't confuse short-grain rice for medium-grain rice with this handy guide.
Apr 20, 2021
Here's How to Make Perfect Sticky Rice Every Time
Plus our favorite ways to use it.
Apr 16, 2021
We Tried 6 Popular Methods for Braising to Get the Most Tender Beef
Skills Showdown
Here's how to guarantee you’ll end up with the type of braise that makes you the hero of your family.
Apr 9, 2021
We Tried 8 Methods for Popping Popcorn and the Winner Is a Delightful Throwback
Skills Showdown
Popcorn is a fun, filling snack. We put 8 methods for popping it to the test to find the very best.
Feb 25, 2021
We Softened Butter 7 Different Ways and Found an Unexpected Favorite
Skills Showdown
Which one gets it to the perfect cookie-making consistency?
Dec 10, 2020
We Tried 7 Methods for Scrambling Eggs — And Found a Clear Winner
One of the methods was *too* buttery.
Mar 10, 2020
We Tried 7 Ways of Making Long-Grain White Rice — And the Winner Genuinely Surprised Us!
My mother might disown me, as might some of my cooking buddies. But I have to report the truth, and this method simply worked beautifully.
Feb 20, 2020
We Tried 7 Methods of Making Chicken Breasts and Found a Clear Winner
A lot of the methods were great, but only one was a winner.
Jan 15, 2020
We Tried 7 Ways to Hard-Boil Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Battle
We compared the time, texture, and peel-ability of each method.
Nov 20, 2019
We Tried 5 Egg-Poaching Methods and Found 2 We Loved
Skills Battle
And none that we hated.
Nov 20, 2019