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    Grapes Make Great Garnish

    A pickled grapes recipe from a new book will have your garnish tasting as good as your drink.

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    How to Make a Lemon Twist

    A lemon twist is more than just a pretty cocktail garnish; the aromatic oils in the lemon peel add flavor to the drink, too.

  • Recipe

    Salted Caramelized Pistachios

    You can make these up to a week in advance. Store in an airtight container while still warm to prevent the caramel from becoming sticky.

  • How-To

    Easy caramel decorations

    In our recent caramel article, we show you how to make a basic caramel and turn it into several amazing desserts. As we tested those recipes, we were reminded of something else you…

  • Pea and Mint Soup with Lemon Cream

    Pea & Mint Soup with Lemon Cream

    You can serve this soup hot or cold. Its flavor is brighter if you use very fresh, young peas. The starchiness of mature peas can give the soup a split-pea…

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    A Crinkle Cut for Pickles

    Improving the appearance of homemade pickles is easy with the right tool. This simple Crinkle Cutter from Norpro gives cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables a scalloped edge with no…

  • How-To

    Garnish like a pro

    Add a special finishing touch to your next culinary creation with this simple garnishing trick.

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    Fried Capers, an addictive garnish

    Capers, the pickled or salted flower buds of a Mediterranean bush, are normally rinsed or soaked and then added to dishes like salsa verde or puttanesca sauce, where they lend…

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    What to Do with Fennel Stalks & Fronds

    When you buy fennel, it often comes with its stalks and dill-like fronds attached. However, most recipes call for fennel bulbs only. This doesn’t mean you have to throw the…

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    A Twist On Tuiles

    To make a cute twisty tuile garnish for ice cream, mousses and puddings, we modified the recipe for Maple-Walnut Tuiles. Here’s how to do it: First make a stencil from a moisture-resistant paper plate…

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