Copyright (c) 2015 FineCooking.com en-us FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries http://www.finecooking.com/blog/test-kitchen Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:24:22 -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[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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<![CDATA[Making Sense of Egg Labels]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:55:01 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64835/making-sense-of-egg-labels http://www.finecooking.com/item/64835/making-sense-of-egg-labels Making Sense of Egg Labels Posted by FC_Editors
When shopping for eggs, have you ever felt confused by the labels on the cartons? Free-range? Organic? Omega-3-enhanced? What’s it all mean? Our food science writers David Joachim and Andrew Schloss have the answers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Happy Feet: Kitchen Floor Mats]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:51:23 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64842/happy-feet-kitchen-floor-mats http://www.finecooking.com/item/64842/happy-feet-kitchen-floor-mats Happy Feet: Kitchen Floor Mats Posted by JuliRoberts
Make your feet happy while working in the kitchen ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Candied Orange Slices]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:06:07 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64819/how-to-make-candied-orange-slices http://www.finecooking.com/item/64819/how-to-make-candied-orange-slices How to Make Candied Orange Slices Posted by RonneDay
Add sparkle with candied orange slices ]]>
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<![CDATA[Freeze Flat for Compact Storage and Quicker Thawing]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:28:40 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/60971/freeze-flat-for-compact-storage-and-quicker-thawing http://www.finecooking.com/item/60971/freeze-flat-for-compact-storage-and-quicker-thawing Freeze Flat for Compact Storage and Quicker Thawing Posted by joanne_smart
Find out how to freeze liquids for easier storage ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Remove a Blood Line]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:41:05 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64031/how-to-remove-a-blood-line http://www.finecooking.com/item/64031/how-to-remove-a-blood-line How to Remove a Blood Line Posted by RonneDay
Remove the blood line, which runs through the center of some fish ]]>
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<![CDATA[Choosing a Skimmer for Frying]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:37:25 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64035/choosing-a-skimmer-for-frying http://www.finecooking.com/item/64035/choosing-a-skimmer-for-frying Choosing a Skimmer for Frying Posted by FC_Editors
Find out what skimmer is right for the job. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Choose a Pasta Machine]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:24:19 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64077/how-to-choose-a-pasta-machine http://www.finecooking.com/item/64077/how-to-choose-a-pasta-machine How to Choose a Pasta Machine Posted by JuliRoberts
If you're in the market for a pasta rolling machine, you'll quickly see you can spend anywhere from $30 for a small hand-cranked machine to $1,500 for a motorized restaurant-grade machine, with plenty of models and prices for both kinds in between. Which to choose? ]]>
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<![CDATA[What to Look for in a Slow Cooker]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:19:37 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64027/what-to-look-for-in-a-slow-cooker http://www.finecooking.com/item/64027/what-to-look-for-in-a-slow-cooker What to Look for in a Slow Cooker Posted by FC_Editors
Find out how to choose your slow cooker ]]>
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<![CDATA[A New Way to Peel a Mango]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:32:40 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/64022/a-new-way-to-peel-a-mango http://www.finecooking.com/item/64022/a-new-way-to-peel-a-mango A New Way to Peel a Mango Posted by joanne_smart
How to peel a mango using a glass ]]>
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