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  • Tasting Panel: Canned Chickpeas

    We decided to hold a blind taste test to see which widely available brands of chick peas we liked best.

  • A Better Butter Log

    Use this technique for nice round pats of your homemade flavored butter

  • Tart Tamper

    Usually made of wood with rounded ends of different sizes, a tart tamper tool comes in handy when fitting dough into and up the sides of a tart pan.

  • Sugarcoat It

    Delicate herbs can make a pretty garnish for fruit tarts. Coat them in sugar to make them look even more special and to add a sweet hit.

  • Temping a Steak

    Use this method to get an accurate food temperature every time.

  • What We Mean When We Say Heirloom Tomato

    An heirloom vegetable is one that relies on natural, or open, pollination, such as from insects or the wind.

  • How to Bruise Herbs (On Purpose!)

    When you want to add fresh herbs to a marinade but don't feel like picking and chopping them first, try bruising them instead.

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