4 Ways to Use Fennel Stalks and FrondsSkills
The flavor goes all the way up!
May 7, 2024
Tamari vs. Soy Sauce: What's the Difference?Skills
It's not just wheat.
May 3, 2024
The "Tug Test" Farmers Swear by to Pick the Best PineappleSkills
Definitely do this at the grocery store.
Apr 26, 2024
Persian vs. English Cucumbers: Here's the Real DifferenceSkills
They’re both great — but they're not the same.
Apr 8, 2024
What's the Difference Between Baby Back Ribs and Spareribs?Skills
When summer grilling season approaches, it’s fun to explore all sorts of tasty cuts of meat. Though grilled hot dogs and grilled burgers will always be great go-tos, pork ribs are always a treat. Low and slow cooked pork ribs are great for a backyard BBQ, especially when served with fun sides like bacon BBQ baked beans and classic potato salad.Let’s take a look at the two most commonly sold types of ribs: baby back ribs and St. Louis-style spareribs.
Mar 7, 2024
What is Corned Beef?Skills
Here's a hint: There's no corn in it.
Mar 7, 2024
The Very Best Way to Clean StrawberriesSkills
It's easier than you might think and takes almost no time.
Feb 26, 2024
7 Different Types of Cabbage and How to Cook ThemSkills
Plus, we've got perfect recipes to get started.
Feb 20, 2024
How to Peel Pearl Onions Skills
The best way to peel pearl onions is also the easiest and the fastest.
Feb 8, 2024
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
The Very Best Way to Freeze Blueberries, Plus How to Use ThemSkills
This is the best way to keep them fresh and prevent them from sticking together.
Sep 1, 2023
5 Easy Ways to Pit Fresh Cherries Without a Cherry PitterSkills
For all of your cherry-pie-making needs!
Sep 1, 2023
Here's the Difference Between Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, and Cream of CoconutSkills
First things first: They're not always interchangeable!
Aug 27, 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 15, 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!
Feb 9, 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
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 6, 2023
No, Prawns Are Not Just Really Big Shrimp — Here’s the DifferenceSkills
All your questions, answered.
Dec 17, 2022
What Is Smoke Point and Why Should You Care?Skills
Keep your cooking oils and fats from burning with this handy guide, including a chart of the different smoke points of various cooking oils and fats.
Dec 15, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans? Here’s What You Need to KnowSkills
The more you know, the better your morning cup of Joe!
Dec 14, 2022
3 Types of Crab Legs (and How to Buy Them)Skills
Our primer on choosing and buying Dungeness, king, and snow crab legs.
Nov 10, 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
Tiny Pickled Flavor Bombs: CapersSkills
These tangy little buds are a pantry staple when it comes to jazzing up a weeknight pasta or adding the perfect finishing touch to a plate of cured salmon. Just a spoonful of capers can make a whole dish sing. Do you ever cook with them?Capers are actually the immature flower buds of the caper bush, a shrub-like plant that hails from the Mediterranean region. The buds are picked just before they reach ripeness and pickled either in a salt brine or in vinegar.
Dec 4, 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
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
Need a Butter Substitute for Baking? Here Are 3 Easy SwapsSkills
Oils, applesauce, and yogurt will all work in a pinch.
Nov 1, 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 26, 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 11, 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
A Staple Starch: Cassava, Manioc & YucaSkills
Cassava, manioc, and yuca are all names for the same starchy tuber grown throughout South America, Africa, and Asia. You might be more familiar with it in its dried and powdered form: tapioca. This root is a dietary mainstay in many parts of the world and forms the carbohydrate base for many excellent meals. Do you ever cook with cassava?
Oct 1, 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 Canadian Bacon (or Irish, or English) and American?Skills
If you actually hail from Canada, may just think of this meat as bacon. If you’re from other parts of the world, you may know it as Irish bacon, English bacon, or back bacon. No matter what you call it or where you’re from, I think we can all agree that thick slices of this bacon make a mighty fine addition to breakfast, especially in eggs Benedict, perhaps its most common use in the U.S. But what’s the difference between this good stuff and American bacon?
Sep 23, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Steel-Cut, Rolled, and Instant Oats?Skills
Have you eaten your oatmeal today?
Sep 21, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Curly, Tuscan, and Russian Red Kale?Skills
The leafy green doesn't just come in one shape or size.
Sep 20, 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 Whole-Wheat and White Whole-Wheat Flour?Skills
While both flours are 100 percent whole wheat, the difference is in the variety of whole wheat.
Sep 13, 2022