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What Is Marmite, and Why Is It So Good?
When I think of that little glass pot of yeasty goodness, with its familiar yellow lid and iconic label, I can't help but ask myself one simple question: How do I love thee?
Oct 4, 2022
What Is Siphon Coffee, and How Is It Made?
Have you had coffee from a siphon? While you may have seen siphon coffee makers popping up at more and more specialty coffee shops and retailers, the trend of vacuum coffee makers is nothing new. A siphon coffee maker brews coffee using two chambers where vapor pressure and gravity produce coffee. In fact the concept dates back to the mid 1800s, when people were in agreement that boiling their coffee killed the taste, and so were experimenting with vacuums and vapor pressure.
Oct 3, 2022
How To Cut a Mango
Watch the video to learn how to cut a mango.
Oct 1, 2022
What Is Harissa?
Maybe you’ve heard of harissa, but have you ever tried it? If you love condiments and adding a kick of spice to your meals, you’ll want to check this out! Harissa is a spicy and aromatic chile paste that’s a widely used staple in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. Harissa recipes vary between countries and regions, but a standard version includes a blend of hot chile peppers (which are often smoked), garlic, olive oil and spices, like cumin, coriander, caraway and mint.
Sep 29, 2022
Do You Know Your French Mother Sauces?
Going to culinary school in France meant that our main focus was, of course, French cuisine. And as I quickly learned, French cuisine is all about sauce. At the end of each day, we nervously brought our version of what had been demonstrated earlier to our chef for critique. It was usually a composed plate of protein and sides, but what did the chef always taste first? The sauce.
Sep 29, 2022
We Tested 7 Methods for Washing and Drying Salad Greens and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
Because it's salad season.
Sep 28, 2022
What Is A Meze?
Last week I made a list of small bite meals around the worldA meze is a big part of the dining experience in Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Arab countries When served with alcohol like anise-flavored liqueurs such as arak or, ouzo, raki (alcohol made from grape pomace,) or wine, a meze is a main meal. Without alcohol, this is called muqabbilat in Arabic and means “starters,” or appetizers.
Sep 28, 2022
The Last Thing to Do with the Small Final Piece of Your Wax Paper Roll
Tips from The Kitchn
Because sweet treats are too good to waste.
Sep 28, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Canadian Bacon (or Irish, or English) and American?
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
The Last Thing to Do with an Old Ice Tray Before It Hits the Donation Bag
Tips from The Kitchn
Get ahead in the kitchen.
Sep 23, 2022
The Best Way to Make Softer and Fluffier Whole Wheat Bread
It can be hard to get homemade whole wheat bread as soft and fluffy as the loaves we see at the grocery store. All too often, our loaves end up like dense heavy bricks. But there is hope! A few baking tricks can help us get much closer to the pillowy whole wheat loaves we crave. The reason why whole wheat loaves end up so dense is because whole wheat flour has very little gluten as compared to white all-purpose flour.
Sep 22, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Steel-Cut, Rolled, and Instant Oats?
Have you eaten your oatmeal today?
Sep 21, 2022
How To Freeze Cinnamon Rolls and Bake Them Later
It’s unfair. Fresh, hot, from-scratch cinnamon buns are a beloved treat, especially for tasty Christmas breakfast. Who doesn’t want to wake up to the smell of cinnamon and caramelizing sugar, or stumble down to the kitchen to find fresh-from-the-oven, slathered-in-icing cinnamon buns, just waiting for you to dive in?
Sep 21, 2022
The Best Way to Store Any Cake
Fact: Most cakes do not need to be refrigerated.
Sep 21, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Curly, Tuscan, and Russian Red Kale?
The leafy green doesn't just come in one shape or size.
Sep 20, 2022
This Simple Prep Hack for Taking Your Drinks Up a Notch Has the Internet Obsessed — And We Totally Agree
"I aspire to be this put-together," one commenter said on TikTok.
Sep 20, 2022
What Are Butter Boards and Why Are They Amazing?
A board covered in flavorful butter? Yes, please!
Sep 20, 2022
Yes, You Can Roast Cantaloupe Seeds (Honeydew & Watermelon, Too!)
You’ve probably heard of roasting pumpkin and other winter squash seeds, but what about summer gourds like cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon? Nutty melon seeds are an inexpensive, fun snack and a great way to prevent food waste. This isn’t a totally new idea, either — roasted watermelon seeds are common in several Asian and Middle Eastern countries. To roast melon seeds, rinse, drain, and pat them dry.
Sep 19, 2022
Have You Tried Corn Juice? You Should!
Want another way to enjoy that glorious summer corn? How about a cool, sweet glass of corn juice! Many cultures have corn-based drinks, from Central American atol de elote to Peruvian chicha morada. Corn juice or corn milk is also popular in Asian countries like China, Thailand, and Vietnam, where it might be served plain or mixed with milk or sugar. I find that homemade corn juice rarely needs anything extra — it’s naturally sweet and creamy, yet delicate.
Sep 19, 2022
What’s the Correct Order for Breading Chicken?
Q: When dredging chicken cutlets, do you the use flour, buttermilk, and eggs before coating in breadcrumbs? Sent by Phyllis Editor: Each element in the breading process has a purpose. When you know what each does, it’s easy to remember what order to use when breading chicken (or whatever protein you’re using). This will also help you out with substitutions when you need them. Here’s the basic method to remember: wet → dry → wet → dry.
Sep 16, 2022
What Coffee-Brewing Method Makes the Best-Tasting Cup?
It was also the fastest method!
Sep 14, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Whole-Wheat and White Whole-Wheat Flour?
While both flours are 100 percent whole wheat, the difference is in the variety of whole wheat.
Sep 13, 2022
6 Quick, Easy Ways to Turn Chicken Broth into Dinner
Six more reasons to add a box of chicken broth to your grocery list.
Sep 13, 2022
How To Bake Crispy, Juicy Chicken in the Oven
A winning chicken dinner for adults and kids alike.
Sep 12, 2022
5 Fabulous Ways to Flavor Your Popcorn
Let’s be honest — when it comes to popcorn, the plain stuff is kind of boring. I’m not saying I’d turn it down, but it just feels a little lackluster. Sure, it has the crunch factor going for it (I’ll give it that), but there’s no flavor or pizzazz. Let’s call popcorn what it really is: a bite-sized vessel waiting to get loaded up with all of your favorite flavors and toppings. Each of these five simple bowls of popcorn starts off the same way.
Sep 12, 2022
What's the Difference Between Apple Cider and Apple Juice?
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.
Aug 26, 2022
This Is the Secret to the Most Flavorful Meatloaf
This store-bought ingredient makes for a mouthwatering meatloaf.
Sep 10, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Raisins, Sultanas, and Currants?
Up your knowledge on these baking basics.
Sep 9, 2022
Five Ways to Prepare Tempeh
We’ve had good tempeh and we’ve had mediocre tempeh. At its best, the soybean cake is rich and nutty. At its worst, tempeh can be bitter or bland. We grew up eating tempeh and enjoy its earthiness, but for some, it’s an acquired taste. In preparing tempeh, there are five ways to enhance its potential for excellent texture and flavor. Here are five ways to prepare tempeh:1. Steamed. If you find tempeh to be too bitter straight out of the package, steaming it can help.
Sep 7, 2022
Lettuce Is So Much More than Salad. Here Are 10 More Ways to Eat It
Yes, we all know that lettuce is the foundation of most salads, but c’mon — lettuce has so much more to give! I love that you don’t have to use up a whole head at once — one head in the crisper drawer can be used in so many different ways over the course of days, so you won’t ever feel like you’re eating the same thing over and over again.
Sep 6, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?
Do you know?
Sep 6, 2022
Martha Stewart’s Foolproof Method to Remove Meat from Lobster Tails May Just Blow Your Mind
"The whole tail will just loosen and come right out!" she said in the video.
Sep 6, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Ice Cream
It’s a welcome treat any time of year, but there are few things more satisfying than homemade ice cream on a hot summer day. The two just have a magical way of going hand in hand. While it’s easy to make ice cream at home, there are a few key steps to always remember and a couple pitfalls to watch out for. I’m all for making healthier choices, but there’s a time and place for it — and that place is not homemade ice cream.
Sep 5, 2022
How to Make Soda Water
The good news is that you don't need a fancy soda machine to get your own bubbly water at home.
Sep 5, 2022
How to Freeze Lasagna So You Can Enjoy Its Cheesy Deliciousness Anytime
Here's the absolute best way to freeze lasagna.
Sep 3, 2022
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Making No-Bake Cheesecake
Don't rush the chill, friends.
Sep 3, 2022
3 Common Mistakes People Make When Brewing French Press Coffee
While not everyone is a lover of the French press, it’s one of the most classic methods of brewing coffee, and if you do it right, it can produce a great cup. Want to perfect your morning French press? Avoid these three common mistakes and you’ll be sure to get the best brew every time. The beauty of a French press is in its simplicity — grind your coffee, add water, and go.
Sep 2, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Muffins
It doesn’t matter if they’re sweet or savory — homemade muffins are a timeless and comforting breakfast. (Especially when your morning involves grabbing a breakfast sandwich or quick bite as you dash out the door.) Fill them with fruit or veggies for a healthier spin, or go for something more indulgent. Either way, fresh-baked muffins are a total treat. As you crank up your oven for your next batch of muffins, be sure you’re not making any one of these muffin missteps.
Sep 1, 2022
Here’s Why Pro-Bakers Keep 3 Types of Vanilla on Hand At All Times (And You Should Too!)
There’s something that truly can’t compare to the warm, sweet scent of vanilla. Beloved in everything from ice cream to cakes, a vanilla is as much a scent as it is a powerful flavor. Even in chocolate recipes, vanilla acts as a secret ingredient that makes everything taste just a little bit better. You’ll most often see vanilla extract called for in recipes, but there’s a whole world of vanilla products to explore.
Sep 1, 2022
5 Alternatives to a Pizza Stone
No pizza stone? No problem! Use these five alternatives instead.
Aug 31, 2022
The Difference Between Panko & Breadcrumbs
Panko and breadcrumbs are the pantry staples we reach for to add a crunchy topping to baked casseroles, and to make a super crisp breaded coating for fried and baked foods. They’re pretty similar, but do you know what sets them apart? It comes down to this: Breadcrumbs is a broad term, and there is more than one variety, one of which is panko. What sets these two pantry staples apart is their texture and how they’re made. Panko is a type of flaky breadcrumb.
Aug 30, 2022
5 Important Tips to Follow to Prevent Dry Chicken
Never suffer through a dry piece of chicken again.
Aug 30, 2022
8 Ways to Make Any Soup Creamier
Sometimes in the middle of making a soup, I decide that creamy is what I crave. Yes, definitely. A creamy, spoon-clinging soup to savor slurp by slurp while I catch up with my Netflix queue. It’s time to travel off-recipe into improvisation territory: creamy soup or bust! As I discovered, there are ways to thicken soups and one of them is by using pantry staples like flour or ground nuts.
Aug 27, 2022
Alex Guarnaschelli’s Tip for Serving Restaurant-Quality Bread and Butter Couldn’t Be Easier
It's time to step up your bread-and-butter game.
Aug 25, 2022
Cooking Eggs in Cast Iron: My Mom’s 4-Step Foolproof Process
A four-step process that won't let you down!
Aug 24, 2022
Ideas for Breading That Doesn’t Use Eggs?
Q: I’m allergic to eggs. Is there anything besides egg that I can use to get coating to stick on fish, etc? I should also mention I’m allergic to corn, too.Sent by KarenEditor: One option is just dipping the fish or chicken breast in melted butter before rolling it in the spices or coating, like we did in this Blackened Chicken recipe. You could also try milk or yogurt.For heavier coatings (like panko or breadcrumbs), you might dust the fish with flour first.
Aug 23, 2022
How to Keep Guacamole Green
It has nothing to do with lime, the pit, or plastic wrap.
Aug 22, 2022
How to Activate and Proof Yeast For Basic Bread Baking
If you've never worked with yeast before or, like me, haven't been successful in proofing your yeast, here's everything you need to know about getting started with dry yeast.
Aug 22, 2022
The Best Way to Freeze Soup
You'll always have meals ready to go with these tips.
Aug 22, 2022
Freezing Science: The Role of Salt in Making Ice Cream
We know salt gets mixed with the ice in hand-cranked ice cream machines. We see that it gets results, and yes, ice cream is made. But we’ve never quite been able to wrap our heads around it. Why the salt? What is it doing? Is it really necessary? Let’s see if we can get this straight.Ok, the first concept to wrap our heads around is that the melting and freezing point of any liquid is just about the same.
Aug 21, 2022
The Best Way to Reheat Pizza
As someone who can’t stomach cold pizza I had a wood-burning desire to know if there is, in fact, a best way to reheat pizza.
Aug 19, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Medium, Large, Extra-Large, and Jumbo Eggs?
Have you ever reached for the eggs while baking only to realize that the recipe calls for large eggs, and you only have extra-large? Or have you ever eyed the medium eggs at the grocery store and wondered how different they really are from jumbo? Eggs come in different sizes and they differ quite a bit in both weight and volume. When a recipe calls for an egg, substituting them with one size smaller or bigger is not a major problem.
Aug 18, 2022
The Right Oven Temperature for Homemade Pizza
Testing the upper limits of your oven's heat might give you better pizza at home.
Aug 18, 2022
5 Ways to Tell When Your Cake Is Done
Without eating half of it.
Aug 17, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Rice Krispie Treats
When it comes to no-bake desserts, it’s hard to find anything better than ultra gooey, marshmallowy rice krispie treats. They’re a classic. While they seem easy enough to make, there are a few missteps that can leave you with bars that are far from the soft and chewy treats you hoped for. Here are five common mistakes to avoid, plus our favorite tips for making the best rice krispie treats ever! This is not an area to be stingy.
Aug 17, 2022
6 Ways to Make Smoothies Without Bananas
Most recipes call for them — but they actually aren't essential.
Aug 16, 2022
5 Ways to Actually Enjoy Eating an Underripe Avocado
Did a bin of firm, underripe avocados dash your hopes for a piece of avocado toast once again? I don’t mean avocados that are still rock-hard — those specimens that seem like they require a chainsaw to cut open. I’m talking about the avocados that dash your plans because they’re just a little too firm for making your favorite batch of guacamole.
Aug 16, 2022
A Simple Trick for Keeping Greens Fresher, Longer in the Fridge
We tried three popular methods to find out which was best — and there was a clear winner.
Aug 15, 2022
High-Protein Shakes with No Protein Powder
You'll want to memorize these.
Aug 15, 2022
5 Ways to Tell When Dough is Kneaded
Knowing when you can stop kneading the dough is among the more mysterious aspects of baking bread. Sure, it’s no longer a wobbly mess of bubble-gummy dough, but is it really done? To find out, there are ways to tell whether the dough is ready after kneading it for 10-12 minutes by hand or 8-10 minutes in a mixer. Here are a few clues to look for. The point of kneading dough is to strengthen the gluten, which are the stringy bands of proteins that give bread its structure and texture.
Aug 11, 2022
How To Make Mashed Potatoes for Just Two People
If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner for just two, you can easily whip up mashed potatoes without making a Thanksgiving-sized pot-full.
Aug 11, 2022
What’s a Proofing Basket (Banneton) & How’s It Used for Bread Baking?
Prettier loaves ahead!
Aug 10, 2022
What Is Kombu & How Do You Use It?
A member of the kelp family, kombu is a seaweed that makes for a versatile pantry ingredient, providing dishes with umami flavor, nutrients, and minerals. While most kombu comes from Hokkaidō, Japan, it is also cultivated in Korea, where it is known as dashima, and China, where it is known as haidai. (Maine kelp is similar and can be substituted for kombu.) Dried kombu can be used to make Japanese dashi (a savory broth), added to beans to make them more digestible, and eaten in salads.
Aug 9, 2022
What’s the Difference Between a Malt and a Milkshake?
There are a whole lot of decisions to make in a diner. Do you want scrambled or fried eggs? Hash browns or home fries? White or wheat toast? When it comes to which sweet drink to enjoy, it’s a question of whether you want a malted shake or a milkshake. The difference between malted shake and milkshake is the use of malted milk powder. Read more to know difference between the two.
Aug 5, 2022
Is Fresh Yeast Important When Baking Bread?
I don’t bake with yeast all that often, but I always reach for the packets of dry yeast when I do. But what about those little cakes of fresh yeast, the ones professional bakers are always talking about? It was time to find out more about fresh (or cake) yeast, and see what the fuss was all about. How is it different from dried yeast, is it easy to use, and would breads made from fresh yeast taste better?
Aug 4, 2022
5 Amazing Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled Eggs
When it comes to egg preparation, you really can’t get more versatile than hard-boiled.
Aug 4, 2022
What’s the Difference Between English, Irish and Scottish Breakfast Teas?
English breakfast, Irish breakfast, Scottish breakfast … why are they served at breakfast, and is there really any difference between them? According to Frank Sanchez of Upton Tea Imports, each breakfast tea blend has it owns flavor profile and different caffeine levels. Breakfast teas are black tea blends intended to accompany a hearty, rich morning meal (think of the full English breakfast or fry-up) and are therefore more robust than afternoon tea blends.
Aug 3, 2022
Heat Two Frozen Pizzas in the Time of One with This Super-Simple Hack
Simple but very clever!
Aug 3, 2022
The Easiest Way to Make a Tart Shell — No Tart Pan Required
Try this simple trick for quick and easy tarts.
Jul 27, 2022
We Just Found Out We’ve Been Using the Salad Spinner the Wrong Way
Well, that sure frees up a lot of refrigerator space!
Jul 27, 2022
What's the Difference Between Cold Brew and Iced Coffee?
Plus, how to make each at home.
Jul 16, 2022