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  • Ingredient

    Active Dry Yeast

    Yeast is the driving force behind fermentation, the magical process that allows a dense mass of dough to become a well-risen loaf of bread. Active dry yeast, which is sold…

  • Article

    Start Your Party

    Three new ideas for pre-dinner drinks

  • Article

    Dried and true

    Drying fruits and vegetables is a space-saving way to preserve the season, but we’ve always been put off by tying up our oven for the long-time-at-low-heat process. This electric countertop…

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    The Spirit of Summer

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

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    Salad gets a new spin

    We love the one-handled operation of this Smart Touch salad spinner from Zyliss. You pump the lever to spin the basket, and a rubber base keeps the spinner from moving…

  • Recipe

    Tom Collins

    Order this cool classic at a bar and you’ll likely get a glassful of commercial sour mix, which will give the drink a chemical aftertaste; make it at home with…

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    Spin cycle

    The key to a great salad, in my opinion, is to dry washed salad greens completely before tossing them with your vinaigrette. But my salad spinner rarely does the job…

  • Article

    The Thrill of Discovering Off-Beat Whites

    Think beyond Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc for other interesting whites worth trying

  • Recipe

    Seared Scallops with Pea Purée, Crisp Pancetta & Gremolata

    This recipe may look fussy, but it’s actually feasible for a weeknight. The luscious sweet pea purée comes together quickly, and the pancetta bakes while you sear the scallops. Easy…

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    All about breadcrumbs

    Breadcrumbs are an amazingly versatile ingredient. They can thicken, add bulk, and bind or they can serve as a crunchy coating or topping (as in Fried Meatloaf). Breadcrumb varieties aren’t…

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