How to sex an eggplant
To tell the gender of...of course
Jul 24, 2022
6 Steps to Creamier Hummus
Hummus is one of the simplest recipes - just 5 ingredients. Chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin (plus salt and water). But simple is not…
Apr 29, 2020
Popcorn: The Official Coronavirus Snack
And how to make it yourself
Apr 14, 2020
Why do certain foods taste good together?
In 1992, while running his award-winning restaurant Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal was trying to find an ingredient that tasted good with caviar. He looked…
Mar 17, 2020
Why food sticks to stainless steel pans and how to stop it
Stainless steel pans are one of the most common choices for general purpose pans in professional kitchens and by home cooks. The main reason? They’re…
Mar 11, 2020
The perfect time to salt burgers
Salt should be added early to many meats, but not to burgers. Instead, you shouldn’t add salt to burgers until just before they go on the grill or in…
Mar 4, 2020
Rules to Cook By
Hey, Thanks for reading! Today I'm doing something a bit different and linking a longer article that I recently wrote titled Rules to Cook By. It goes…
Mar 2, 2020
Do you need to use day-old rice for fried rice?
Or is there a better method?
Feb 26, 2020
The only thing that matters for perfect poached eggs
Last edition we discussed what vinegar does to poached eggs and whether or not you should use it. But that’s not the most important factor in how your…
Feb 24, 2020
Why do we add vinegar to poached eggs?
Last night I was poaching some eggs (after all, breakfast is the best dinner), and I was reminded to add vinegar before releasing the eggs into the…
Feb 19, 2020
How is the meat at Chinese restaurants so tender?
You know when you’re at a Chinese restaurant and the meat you’re eating literally falls apart in your mouth. There’s barely any chew but the texture is…
Feb 17, 2020
What is umami?
Our sensation of taste can been divided into five basic “components”: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and savoriness (aka umami). The first…
Feb 16, 2020
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