Should you only buy Thai green curry sauce from the Asian store rather than American grocery chains ?? Which is tastier and more “authentic”?
An ingredients-first approach frees you from the limitations of a recipe. After all, who wants another to-do list?
Learning how ingredients work, how to prep them, and how to release their flavors results in faster and more intuitive cooking. Ultimately, this means dinner on your table faster.
Combine techniques with ingredients so you can improvise tasty dishes in less time.
Did you know there is a difference between French vs. American chocolate cake? Learn how they differ, which the taste testers preferred, and which to bake!
Regular block tofu, the most common type of tofu, shines when prepped and cooked correctly with flavor and texture. Learn how to best prepare this tofu.
Tofu is a misunderstood ingredient and frequently criticized as bland, boring, or daunting. Learn the basics of tofu and how to transform it into a delicious dish.
Learn how to give your cooking the X factor that makes your food delicious. These simple tricks will keep your guests coming back for seconds helpings.
Learn what ginger is and how to cook with this warm spice. Get tips on buying, peeling, and cutting ginger as well as how to substitute ginger in recipes.
Learn what tofu sponge is and why you’ll love it with soups, curries, and stews. Plus, learn how it differs from deep-fried firm tofu cakes.
Learn what egg tofu is and why you’ll love it with tips on buying, preparing, and storing egg tofu. Plus, learn how it differs from silken tofu.
Learn the difference between hot cocoa versus hot chocolate & which tastes better in a blind taste test. Find out how to make your ideal cup of hot chocolate based on the findings.
What are green onions? Learn how to slice, cook, and substitute green onions with tips on how to buy them fresh and what to do when you have too many.
What are onions? Learn how to prep, cook, and store onions with tips on substituting onions and pairing onions with different cooking techniques.
What Is Garlic? Learn how to prep, cook, and store garlic with tips on substituting garlic and how to avoid burning it when frying in hot oil.
Learn the difference between dark vs. light soy sauce. What types of dishes uses which? When do you use both dark and light soy sauce?
Most homemade chai recipes instruct you to crush your spices. Others recommend toasting. Does crushing or toasting your spices make your masala chai taste better? Is it worth the extra effort?
Are tea bags lower quality than loose-leaf tea? Should you switch? Learn whether loose-leaf tea or bagged tea is right for you.
A guide to tea for beginners and experts on how to prep, store, brew, and cook tea. Get ideas and learn something new about tea.
Does the advice to press and drain tofu apply to silken tofu? Learn about the dangers of pressing tofu and what to do about it.
Ever wondered what’s the difference between Parmesan and Parmigiano-Reggiano? Is the “real deal” worth it? Get pro tips on how to get more from your dollar.
Is using fresh garlic better than garlic powder or minced garlic? Find out in our taste test. Also get a handy chart for garlic measurement conversions.
No more excuses for using bottled lemon juice! Learn 7 different ways to extract lemon juice for cooking, baking, and drinking.