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Adam Ried

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    Test Drive: Pastry and Basting Brushes

    For glazing, basting, and brushing, these top performers can't be beat

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    Test Drive: Digital Kitchen Scales

    How you measure can make or break a recipe. Fortunately, digital scales leave nothing to chance. Our top three picks will help you follow your favorite recipe down to the last ounce.

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    Test Drive: Pepper Mills

    With so many options on the market, how do you choose? We tested our way to the best of the bunch, so you can take your pick.

  • Recipe

    Honeydew-Cucumber Shake with Cucumber Granita

    So pale is this shake’s green shade that you could almost call it silver. A cap of luminous, icy, cucumber-flavored granita, even paler green if that’s possible, completes a look…

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    Sgroppino al Limone

    Though it's not technically a shake, this cool, lemony cocktail from the Veneto region of Italy, also the home of Prosecco, does include lemon sorbet, which puts it in the…

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    Frozen Affogato Shake with Espresso Granita

    Affogato is an Italian stroke of genius: a quick, elegant dessert made by pouring a shot of hot espresso over a scoop of cold vanilla gelato. The espresso melts some…

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    Professional Knife-Sharpening Service

    Consult the yellow pages or the Internet to find a professional sharpening service in your area. You might also inquire at cookware and cutlery shops or at good hardware stores.…

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    Electric Sharpeners

    Electric sharpeners are similar to some pull-throughs—you pull the knife through several stages of abrasives, ranging from coarse to fine—but they add a motor to the equation for more aggressive…

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    V-Stick Sharpeners

    You can find several models of these sharpeners on the market, with varying angles, number of sticks, abrasives, and prices (from about $10 to $50). To use, set the sticks…

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    Pull-Through Sharpeners

    Most sharpeners in this category have guides to set the sharpening angle. To use them, you hold the sharpener steady on a work surface while you draw the blade through…