Copyright (c) 2015 en-us - "Test Kitchen" blog entries - "Test Kitchen" blog entries Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:25:39 -0500 - "Test Kitchen" blog entries - "Test Kitchen" blog entries <![CDATA[Tips for Pretty Tarts]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:00:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Making Parchment Rounds]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:20:00 -0500 Making Parchment Rounds Posted by JenniferArmentrout
You can buy pre-cut parchment rounds, but they are super easy to make yourself. ]]>
<![CDATA[Technique: Fashioning Flowers from Fruit]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:15:00 -0500 Technique: Fashioning Flowers from Fruit Posted by FC_Editors
Step-by-step directions to decorating a fruit tart with apple rosettes ]]>
<![CDATA[Technique: How to Core Cabbage]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:25:00 -0500 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... ]]>
<![CDATA[Tasting Panel: Canned Chickpeas]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:30:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Better Butter Log]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:25:00 -0500 A Better Butter Log Posted by JenniferArmentrout
Use this technique for nice round pats of your homemade flavored butter ]]>
<![CDATA[Tart Tamper]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sugarcoat It]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:00:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Temping a Steak]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:30:00 -0500 Temping a Steak Posted by RonneDay
Use this method to get an accurate food temperature every time. ]]>
<![CDATA[What We Mean When We Say Heirloom Tomato]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Bruise Herbs (On Purpose!)]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:00:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Three Ways to Stretch Pizza Dough]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:21:02 -0500 Three Ways to Stretch Pizza Dough Posted by FC_Editors
The Fine Cooking staff discover three good ways to shape your pizza dough. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Quick Way to Peel Garlic]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:28:54 -0500 A Quick Way to Peel Garlic Posted by JuliRoberts
How to peel lots of garlic at once. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mojo: A Magical Sauce]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:54:11 -0500 Mojo: A Magical Sauce Posted by JuliRoberts
This ingredient can be used as a marinade, dressing, dip, condiment, or sauce. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Remove a Tart from a Tart Pan]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:26:36 -0500 How to Remove a Tart from a Tart Pan Posted by FC_Editors
How to remove the tart-pan ring from around your tart. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Roast a Whole Head of Garlic]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:14:25 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Looking for rose petals? Try a tea shop]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:06:26 -0500 Looking for rose petals? Try a tea shop Posted by joanne_smart
Where to find rose petals ]]>
<![CDATA[Why Scalding is Still Important]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:04:58 -0500 Why Scalding is Still Important Posted by joanne_smart
Why scalding milk is important in some recipes ]]>
<![CDATA[A Better Way to Segment Citrus]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:03:32 -0500 A Better Way to Segment Citrus Posted by joanne_smart
Reader's tip helps create clean, plump, beautiful orange segments ]]>
<![CDATA[The best "canned" tuna may come in a jar]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:52:38 -0500 The best Posted by FC_Editors
Find out our favorite tuna in a "can." ]]>