Help! What Happened? 10 Reader Questions About Cooking Disasters

published Dec 31, 2013
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Exploding potatoes, curdled soymilk, bitter chicken stock, uncooperative bread dough — we all experience the occasional disaster in the kitchen, and it is always followed by the same thought: how can I make sure that doesn’t happen again? That’s when our readers step in, offering knowledgeable advice about what might have gone wrong and how to avoid the same problem next time. This year they tackled a wide variety of cooking missteps, from runny cakes and smelly kale to cracking dutch ovens and no-longer-nonstick pans.

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Welcome to The Kitchn’s Best of 2013 roundup!

From December 21 through January 3 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. We’ll also share guest posts, special holiday features, and a sparkling Winter Glam Cocktail Party, the final installment in our 2013 Gatherings from The Kitchn. Happy Holidays!