Copyright (c) 2016 FineCooking.com en-us FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries http://www.finecooking.com/blog/test-kitchen Mon, 30 May 2016 09:36:56 -0500 FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries http://www.finecooking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finecooking.com/blog/test-kitchen <![CDATA[Onion Skin Keeps Slices Intact on the Grill ]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70701/onion-skin-keeps-slices-intact-on-the-grill http://www.finecooking.com/item/70701/onion-skin-keeps-slices-intact-on-the-grill Onion Skin Keeps Slices Intact on the Grill Posted by FC_Editors
Use this trick to keep your onions from falling apart on the grill ]]>
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<![CDATA[Save Those Cake Tops]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70704/save-those-cake-tops http://www.finecooking.com/item/70704/save-those-cake-tops Save Those Cake Tops Posted by joanne_smart
Leveling off your cake layers for a professional touch to your cake decorating? Don't throw them away! Here are five ideas to make good use of them. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Global Yogurt]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70705/global-yogurt http://www.finecooking.com/item/70705/global-yogurt Global Yogurt Posted by FC_Editors
Examine yogurt styles from around the world that are now available in your grocers dairy aisle: Greek, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Swiss... ]]>
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<![CDATA[On the Level]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70706/on-the-level http://www.finecooking.com/item/70706/on-the-level On the Level Posted by FC_Editors
Trim the dome off your cake layers with this easy cake leveler tool ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pomegranate Seeds All Year]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70707/pomegranate-seeds-all-year http://www.finecooking.com/item/70707/pomegranate-seeds-all-year Pomegranate Seeds All Year Posted by joanne_smart
Frozen pomegranate arils look a little more opaque and not as brightly colored as their fresh counterparts, but they still have a satisfying pop and offer a burst of color and tangy flavor to dishes ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Skinny on Chorizo]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70065/the-skinny-on-chorizo http://www.finecooking.com/item/70065/the-skinny-on-chorizo The Skinny on Chorizo Posted by FC_Editors
Chorizo is a spicy pork sausage that’s an essential ingredient in many Spanish and Mexican dishes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Good Cheeses for Shaving]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70066/good-cheeses-for-shaving http://www.finecooking.com/item/70066/good-cheeses-for-shaving Good Cheeses for Shaving Posted by joanne_smart
Both Grana and nutty, buttery Parmigiano are excellent choices when you want to shave cheese, but the cheeses below are also good candidates, too. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fresh or Frozen?]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70067/fresh-or-frozen http://www.finecooking.com/item/70067/fresh-or-frozen Fresh or Frozen? Posted by joanne_smart
A consideration when buying shrimp: fresh or frozen? ]]>
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<![CDATA["Cracking" Quail Eggs]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70068/cracking-quail-eggs http://www.finecooking.com/item/70068/cracking-quail-eggs Posted by FCLayla_Schlack
You can't just crack a quail egg like a chicken egg. Here's how to do it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Deveining Shell-on Shrimp]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70070/deveining-shell-on-shrimp http://www.finecooking.com/item/70070/deveining-shell-on-shrimp Deveining Shell-on Shrimp Posted by FC_Editors
Poaching shrimp with their shells on makes them more flavorful. you’ll want to remove the vein before poaching, though, and here’s how. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Why is Saffron so Pricey?]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70071/why-is-saffron-so-pricey http://www.finecooking.com/item/70071/why-is-saffron-so-pricey Why is Saffron so Pricey? Posted by joanne_smart
Thankfully, most recipes call for just a pinch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Pretty Carrot Garnish ]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70072/a-pretty-carrot-garnish http://www.finecooking.com/item/70072/a-pretty-carrot-garnish A Pretty Carrot Garnish Posted by joanne_smart
Our food stylist, Ronne Day, came up with this method for making cute curls with a bit of crunch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cutting Asparagus on the Diagonal]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70078/cutting-asparagus-on-the-diagonal http://www.finecooking.com/item/70078/cutting-asparagus-on-the-diagonal Cutting Asparagus on the Diagonal Posted by joanne_smart
Cutting asparagus on the diagonal exposes more of the tender inside of the asparagus while making it easier to grab with a fork. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Baking Pan with a Removable Bottom]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70069/a-baking-pan-with-a-removable-bottom http://www.finecooking.com/item/70069/a-baking-pan-with-a-removable-bottom A Baking Pan with a Removable Bottom Posted by FC_Editors
Sometimes a tool comes along, and you wonder how you lived without it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips for Pretty Tarts]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68452/tips-for-pretty-tarts http://www.finecooking.com/item/68452/tips-for-pretty-tarts Tips for Pretty Tarts Posted by FC_Editors
Don't just lay your fruit flat on your tart. Use these ideas to make your presentation spectacular. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Making Parchment Rounds]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:20:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68424/making-parchment-rounds http://www.finecooking.com/item/68424/making-parchment-rounds Making Parchment Rounds Posted by JenniferArmentrout
You can buy pre-cut parchment rounds, but they are super easy to make yourself. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Technique: Fashioning Flowers from Fruit]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68439/technique-fashioning-flowers-from-fruit http://www.finecooking.com/item/68439/technique-fashioning-flowers-from-fruit Technique: Fashioning Flowers from Fruit Posted by FC_Editors
Step-by-step directions to decorating a fruit tart with apple rosettes ]]>
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<![CDATA[Technique: How to Core Cabbage]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68400/technique-how-to-core-cabbage http://www.finecooking.com/item/68400/technique-how-to-core-cabbage Technique: How to Core Cabbage Posted by FCLayla_Schlack
Have you got a lot of cabbage to be cored and sliced? First, peel away and discard any tough outer leaves. Then, cut the cabbage into quarters through the base... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tasting Panel: Canned Chickpeas]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:30:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68388/tasting-panel-canned-chickpeas http://www.finecooking.com/item/68388/tasting-panel-canned-chickpeas Tasting Panel: Canned Chickpeas Posted by joanne_smart
We decided to hold a blind taste test to see which widely available brands of chick peas we liked best. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Better Butter Log]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:25:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68380/a-better-butter-log http://www.finecooking.com/item/68380/a-better-butter-log A Better Butter Log Posted by JenniferArmentrout
Use this technique for nice round pats of your homemade flavored butter ]]>
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