What’s the Difference Between Tamari and Soy Sauce?Skills
Think they're the same thing? Think again.
Nov 20, 2023
Why Does Turkey Make You So Sleepy?Skills
When the holidays finally roll around, one thing you know you’ll be doing is eating a lot of really delicious food. Amidst all of the honey-glazed ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole, you’re sure to have your fair share of roasted turkey come Thanksgiving. One feeling many of us are familiar with is post-Thanksgiving dinner fatigue.
Nov 7, 2023
What’s Actually in Your Canned Pumpkin Purée?Skills
Don't worry, it is still delicious.
Oct 20, 2023
What's the Difference Between Pepitas and Pumpkin Seeds?Skills
Pepitas and pumpkin seeds are frequently used interchangeably, but are they really the same thing? Well, not exactly. With a crunchy bite and a nutty, slightly sweet flavor, pepitas and pumpkin seeds do indeed share some similarities, but they are not the same thing. Read on to learn more about what exactly makes pepitas different from pumpkin seeds and when it matters most!
Oct 16, 2023
How Many Apples Are in a Pound?Skills
Whether you’re shopping on a budget or with a particular dish in mind, it’s helpful to know how many apples are in a pound. After all, most grocers price apples by weight, and recipes call for a certain number of pounds of apples (in that case, four).One pound of apples is about three medium-sized apples. To qualify as medium, each apple must be about the size of a tennis ball or something you can hold comfortably in the palm of your hand.
Oct 4, 2023
Heavy Cream, Whipping Cream, Half & Half, and Light Cream: What’s the Difference?Skills
There's a daunting number of cardboard pints and quarts of different cream varieties at the grocery store. Which is which?
May 16, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About MatzoSkills
You might be familiar with matzo ball soup and see the packages of matzo around your grocery store, but many people don’t know what matzo really is or why it’s eaten. Here’s a quick introduction to the star of the Seder!
Mar 27, 2023
All About Plantains: Different Varieties and How to Cook ThemSkills
Plantains are hearty, flavorful, and grow in abundance in many countries of the world.
Mar 9, 2023
What Is Maror? The Story Behind the Seder Staple.Skills
Maror is one of many traditional components of the Seder plate.
Mar 8, 2023
How Are Plantains Different from Bananas?Skills
Here's everything you should know about their differences and similarities.
Mar 6, 2023
What Is Nixtamalization? The History Behind the Traditional Technique.Skills
The technique is the basis for making soft, fragrant masa and more.
Mar 6, 2023
The Best Cornstarch Substitutes: Here’s What to Use If You’ve Run OutSkills
Its texture can be hard to replicate, but it isn't entirely irreplaceable either.
Feb 9, 2023
What Is Red Velvet Cake? Here’s What You Should Know About the Beloved Dessert.Skills
It’s more than just chocolate! Learn more about the classic dessert’s rich history.
Feb 8, 2023
7 Different Types of Cabbage and How to Cook ThemSkills
Including some varieties you may not have known are a part of the cabbage family!
Feb 8, 2023
Everything You Should Know About Soba NoodlesSkills
Soba noodles are favored for their texture, taste, and nodogoshi.
Jan 28, 2023
A Guide to 9 Types of Japanese NoodlesSkills
Noodles are not only food, but also an essential part of Japanese culture.
Jan 20, 2023
A Guide to 12 Types of Chinese NoodlesSkills
Chinese noodles have become an integral part of Chinese regional cuisines, and they have evolved over the years.
Jan 14, 2023
Pomelo vs. Grapefruit: What’s the Difference Between the Two?Skills
Pomelos and grapefruits are both in the citrus family, but they have their own unique attributes.
Jan 9, 2023
Cara Cara Oranges Prove It’s What’s on the Inside That CountsSkills
Cara caras aren't like your standard orange, they're special in their own right!
Jan 6, 2023
3 Types of Rice to Use for Making Risotto (and Which to Skip)Skills
These varieties make the creamiest and most comforting risotto.
Jan 7, 2023
3 Types of Crab Legs (and How to Buy Them)Skills
Our primer on choosing and buying Dungeness, king, and snow crab legs.
Dec 14, 2022
What Is Butterscotch, and How Is It Different from Caramel and Toffee?Skills
It's amazing in blondies, traditional haystack cookies, and so much more.
Dec 12, 2022
Break Out the Blini! Here’s How to Eat Caviar at Home.Skills
Here's how to eat these tasty (and pricey!) little fish eggs the right way.
Nov 30, 2022
Prime Rib and Ribeye Are Delicious Cuts of Beef — Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between ThemSkills
For starters, one is a roast and the other is a steak.
Nov 29, 2022
What to Know About Caviar Before Buying ItSkills
Here's how much it costs, what it tastes like, and a guide to the different types.
Nov 29, 2022
9 Essential Cheeses to Cover All Your Snacking, Cooking, and Entertaining NeedsSkills
Stock your fridge with these cheesemonger-approved picks.
Nov 10, 2022
Prosecco Isn't "Just Cheap Champagne"Skills
Here's the difference.
Nov 8, 2022
How to Peel Pearl Onions Skills
The best way to peel pearl onions is also the easiest and the fastest.
Nov 4, 2022
What Is Cinnamon, Exactly?Skills
Learn all about this warm spice, including the different types, plus how to use it in sweet and savory recipes.
Nov 4, 2022
12 Delicious Tropical Fruits Worth Seeking OutSkills
Load your shopping basket with these delicious fruits.
Oct 29, 2022
Salted vs. Unsalted Butter: Which One Should I Use?Skills
They're not always interchangeable.
Oct 26, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Broccoli, Broccolini, Broccoli Rabe, and Chinese Broccoli?Skills
Despite their similar names, what sets these winter veggies apart is the plant family they belong to.
Oct 28, 2022
White Pumpkins Look Cool — And They’re Tasty TooSkills
Here's everything you need to know about these ghostly gourds.
Oct 22, 2022
10 Great Pumpkins for Decorating and CookingSkills
They're as tasty as they are pretty.
Oct 21, 2022
Make Perfect Arroz Rojo with These 5 Expert Tips from Pati JinichSkills
Arroz rojo is as beloved as it is delicious. Pati Jinich tells us all about the dish and how to get it right every time. Plus, the best way to store and reheat it.
Oct 20, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Brown Sugar and White Sugar?Skills
Here's everything you need to know about these two types of sugar, plus how to substitute one for the other.
Oct 18, 2022
The 6 Best Apples for Apple PieSkills
Choose a mix of sweet and tart apples from this list for the ultimate apple pie.
Oct 15, 2022
Can You Eat Crab Apples?Skills
There's a lot to know about the unique fruit.
Oct 14, 2022
The 16 Varieties of Winter Squash You Need to Know
And how to cook them.
Learn the differences between winter squashes like butternut, kabocha, and more in this guide.
Oct 13, 2022
These Are the Only Potatoes to Use for Fluffy Mashed PotatoesSkills
I grew up thinking that mashed potatoes came from the dehydrated flakes in a box. When I finally made my own from scratch, the result was such a revelation that I haven’t looked back since. But transforming a potato into the delicious, comforting magic of mashed potatoes really starts at the grocery store. You need to pick the right potato so you end up with light, fluffy mashed potatoes. There are three basic categories of potatoes: starchy, waxy, and in-between.
Oct 8, 2022
All About Umami: What You Need to Know About the 5th TasteSkills
The savory fifth taste can enhance almost anything you eat.
Oct 7, 2022
The Ultimate Grape GuideSkills
Learn about the tastiest grapes for eating, adding to salads, and cooking.
Oct 6, 2022
What Exactly Is White Chocolate?Skills
Yes, it's real chocolate.
Oct 3, 2022
4 Reasons to Keep Nori in the PantrySkills
You probably know nori best as the paper-like dark green wrapping that keeps pieces of sushi neatly — and deliciously! — contained. Crisp sheets of this mild grassy-tasting seaweed last forever in the pantry and can come in handy when you just need “a little something extra” to perk up a weeknight meal. Nori is made by shredding edible seaweed and then pressing it into thin sheets — much like the process for making paper.
Sep 29, 2022
What's the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?Skills
Are you team baby back or St. Louis Style?!
Sep 17, 2022
A Visual Guide to 35 Popular Pasta ShapesSkills
Plus the best sauce to pair with each.
Sep 17, 2022
7 Types of Tomatoes You'll Find at the Market (and What They Taste Like)Skills
When tomatoes are at their peak, they're irresistible. Learn about heirloom varieties, beefsteak, Sungold, San Marzano tomatoes and more in this visual guide.
Sep 15, 2022
How to Freeze Potatoes So They Last for MonthsSkills
They'll be good as new even weeks later!
Sep 15, 2022
All About Quelites — A Flavorful and Nutritious Cornerstone of Mexican CuisineSkills
Learn all about these tender young shoots, flowers, leaves, and tops used in Mexican cuisine.
Sep 15, 2022
What's the Difference Between Apple Cider and Apple Juice?Skills
Apple cider and apple juice look quite similar but can be made, packaged, and labeled in different ways. Learn the differences between apple juice and apple cider here.
Sep 11, 2022
What is Kabocha Squash?Skills
A versatile ingredient, kabocha squash has dark green skin and a sweet, orange-hued interior. Learn how to buy, store, and the best recipes to cook this winter squash in this guide.
Sep 10, 2022
Cornmeal vs. Cornstarch: What's the Difference?Skills
They sound similar but are quite different.
Sep 2, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Corn Oil, Canola Oil, and Vegetable Oil?Skills
Plus, the best way to use each of them.
Sep 1, 2022
What Exactly Are San Marzano Tomatoes?
And are they worth the hype?
Praised for their flavor, San Marzano tomatoes hail from a specific region of Italy. Learn what makes them special, why San Marzano canned tomatoes are so prominently labeled, and how to use them in recipes.
Aug 28, 2022
The Difference Between Almond Flour and Almond MealSkills
It's a subtle difference, but an important one.
Aug 24, 2022
8 Summer Squash Varieties: A Visual GuideSkills
From yellow and green zucchini to pattypan and cousa squash, there's an array of summer squash varieties. Learn the differences and best recipes for each here.
Aug 19, 2022
5 Ways to Use Pomegranate MolassesSkills
Pomegranate molasses has become one of my favorite ingredients, but it’s a tricky one for many people. Perhaps you, like our assistant editor Ariel, bought a bottle to make one recipe, such as muhammara, and now you’re wondering what else to do with it. Ariel has been after me for months to write down a list of more ideas for pomegranate molasses.
Aug 19, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Tomato PasteSkills
Whether you choose store-bought or make your own, tomato paste adds a rich flavor to myriad dishes.
Aug 17, 2022
What Exactly Is the Difference Between Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?Skills
There's a reason they taste so different.
Aug 13, 2022
Need a Butter Substitute for Baking? Here Are 3 Easy SwapsSkills
Oils, applesauce, and yogurt will all work in a pinch.
Aug 5, 2022
What's a Stone Fruit, Anyway? Skills
Find out with our visual guide.
Aug 5, 2022
Pancetta vs Bacon vs Prosciutto: What’s the Difference?Skills
Bacon, pancetta, prosciutto: These three pork products look alike, taste somewhat similar, and even get regularly substituted for each other. It’s no wonder we get them confused! In actuality, each pork product has distinctive characteristics that make it ideal for different preparations. Here’s the scoop on each one and their differences. Bacon and pancetta have the most in common. They are both typically made from pork belly and both are cured for a certain length of time.
Aug 5, 2022
The 5 Best Substitutes for Corn Syrup for Pies, Candy, and MoreSkills
No matter what you're making, we have a substitute that'll work for you.
Jul 30, 2022
How to Tell If a Tomato Is Bad — Plus How to Pick a Good TomatoSkills
No more mealy tomatoes.
Jul 26, 2022
Heirloom Tomatoes Are Summer in a Bite — These Are the Best Ways to Enjoy ThemSkills
Plus, seven great varieties to try.
Jul 25, 2022
All About Small Tomatoes: 10 Cherry and Grape Varieties to Know and LoveSkills
They're great for snacking, salads, and cooking!
Jul 24, 2022
How to Shuck Corn Quickly and CleanlySkills
After a few tries, it'll be a total breeze!
Jul 23, 2022