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Difference

  • How-To

    Chop vs. Dice

    Of all the instructions you’re likely to see in a recipe, “chop” and “dice” are two of the most common. Lots of people think they’re the same thing, but between…

  • Article

    Cooking with spinach

    At the supermarket, we have a choice when it comes to spinach: baby, bagged, or bunched. When we tested Susie Middleton's Lemon-Thyme Spinach, we decided to try each kind to see how different…

  • Article

    The Spirit of Summer

    Remember gin? A key player in some of the season’s most refreshing cocktails is back.

  • Article

    Difference Between Garlic Powder & Granulated Garlic

    Q: What is the difference between garlic powder and granulated garlic? Is there a way to substitute fresh garlic in recipes calling for these? Nancy Clark, Portland, OR A: The difference…

  • Article

    Chili vs. Chile Powder

    Q: On my grocery shelf, I see bottles of chili powder and chile powder. What’s the difference and when should I use each? Do I need to buy both? Timothy Martin,…

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    The Dried Apricot Battle

    We’ve never had such a controversial ingredient in the test kitchen as the humble dried apricot. When we tested the Apricot & Pistachio Baklava with Orange-Cardamom Syrup, we made a…

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    Asparagus: Is thin still in?

    Like models on the runway, it seems that asparagus get thinner and thinner with each spring season. A lamentable trend, really. Surprised? Consider this: While wispy, pencil-thin asparagus might look…

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    Stock vs. broth: What’s the difference?

    The art of stock and broth making is one of the first subjects you’re taught in culinary school. Bones, you learn, are what make a stock a stock and not…

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    Differences in Yeast

    Q: I see so many different packets of dry yeast at the store. What’s the difference between active dry, instant, and quick-rise yeast? Are any as good as fresh yeast? Tom…

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    The difference between cultured and old-fashioned buttermilk

    Q: What is the difference between cultured and old-fashioned buttermilk? Maria Presley, Durham, CT A: Cary Frye replies: What we call old-fashioned, or churned, buttermilk is very different from cultured buttermilk.…

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