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, 08 Feb 2016 12:05:05 -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[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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<![CDATA[Tart Tamper]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68396/tart-tamper http://www.finecooking.com/item/68396/tart-tamper Tart Tamper Posted by RonneDay
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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sugarcoat It]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68371/sugarcoat-it http://www.finecooking.com/item/68371/sugarcoat-it Sugarcoat It Posted by FC_Editors
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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Temping a Steak]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/68392/temping-a-steak http://www.finecooking.com/item/68392/temping-a-steak Temping a Steak Posted by RonneDay
Use this method to get an accurate food temperature every time. ]]>
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<![CDATA[What We Mean When We Say Heirloom Tomato]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/67431/what-we-mean-when-we-say-heirloom-tomato http://www.finecooking.com/item/67431/what-we-mean-when-we-say-heirloom-tomato What We Mean When We Say Heirloom Tomato Posted by joanne_smart
An heirloom vegetable is one that relies on natural, or open, pollination, such as from insects or the wind. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Bruise Herbs (On Purpose!)]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/67436/how-to-bruise-herbs-on-purpose http://www.finecooking.com/item/67436/how-to-bruise-herbs-on-purpose How to Bruise Herbs (On Purpose!) Posted by joanne_smart
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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<![CDATA[Three Ways to Stretch Pizza Dough]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:21:02 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/66780/three-ways-to-stretch-pizza-dough http://www.finecooking.com/item/66780/three-ways-to-stretch-pizza-dough Three Ways to Stretch Pizza Dough Posted by FC_Editors
The Fine Cooking staff discover three good ways to shape your pizza dough. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Quick Way to Peel Garlic]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:28:54 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/66776/a-quick-way-to-peel-garlic http://www.finecooking.com/item/66776/a-quick-way-to-peel-garlic A Quick Way to Peel Garlic Posted by JuliRoberts
How to peel lots of garlic at once. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Mojo: A Magical Sauce]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:54:11 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/66769/mojo-a-magical-sauce http://www.finecooking.com/item/66769/mojo-a-magical-sauce Mojo: A Magical Sauce Posted by JuliRoberts
This ingredient can be used as a marinade, dressing, dip, condiment, or sauce. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Remove a Tart from a Tart Pan]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:26:36 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/66748/how-to-remove-a-tart-from-a-tart-pan http://www.finecooking.com/item/66748/how-to-remove-a-tart-from-a-tart-pan How to Remove a Tart from a Tart Pan Posted by FC_Editors
How to remove the tart-pan ring from around your tart. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Roast a Whole Head of Garlic]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:14:25 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/66754/how-to-roast-a-whole-head-of-garlic http://www.finecooking.com/item/66754/how-to-roast-a-whole-head-of-garlic How to Roast a Whole Head of Garlic Posted by joanne_smart
Roasting many cloves of garlic can be quick and easy if you follow these steps. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Looking for rose petals? Try a tea shop]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:06:26 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64838/looking-for-rose-petals-try-a-tea-shop http://www.finecooking.com/item/64838/looking-for-rose-petals-try-a-tea-shop Looking for rose petals? Try a tea shop Posted by joanne_smart
Where to find rose petals ]]>
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<![CDATA[Why Scalding is Still Important]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:04:58 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64828/why-scalding-is-still-important http://www.finecooking.com/item/64828/why-scalding-is-still-important Why Scalding is Still Important Posted by joanne_smart
Why scalding milk is important in some recipes ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Better Way to Segment Citrus]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:03:32 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64822/a-better-way-to-segment-citrus http://www.finecooking.com/item/64822/a-better-way-to-segment-citrus A Better Way to Segment Citrus Posted by joanne_smart
Reader's tip helps create clean, plump, beautiful orange segments ]]>
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<![CDATA[The best "canned" tuna may come in a jar]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:52:38 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64845/the-best-canned-tuna-may-come-in-a-jar http://www.finecooking.com/item/64845/the-best-canned-tuna-may-come-in-a-jar The best Posted by FC_Editors
Find out our favorite tuna in a "can." ]]>
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