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    Sautéed Broccoli Raab with Chile, Garlic & Lemon

    The assertive flavors and bright-green color of this side make it a perfect pairing for salmon or chicken. It also goes well with starchy dishes like risotto and pasta. Some…

  • Article

    What’s seasoned rice vinegar?

    Seasoned rice vinegar is plain (or “natural”) rice vinegar to which sugar and salt are added. It’s an easy way to boost the sweet, salty, and tangy elements of a…

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    Chayote, the vegetable pear

    The unusual-looking vegetable known as chayote (chah-YO-tay) adds a lovely, lightly crunchy texture to Sue Torres' Grilled Vegetable Tacos. Also known as a mirliton or vegetable pear, it’s part of the gourd…

  • How-To

    Taking Control of Gluten

    Learn how to increase or limit this sticky protein for breads and pastries with the best texture

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    Ingredient Profile: Saffron

    Saffron has the reputation of being the most expensive spice by weight in the world. Why? Because saffron, which is the stigma (the pollen-receiving part) of a little purple perennial…

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    Tart, lemony sumac

    When we tested the Spice-Rubbed & Sear-Roasted Salmon with Honey-Glazed Fennel, a chorus of surprise echoed throughout the kitchen when we revealed one of the ingredients. “Sumac! Isn’t that poisonous?”…

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    Fennel pollen: A heavenly spice

    If you’ve never heard of fennel pollen, you’re probably not alone, unless you live in Tuscany. It’s used frequently there but is fairly obscure everywhere else. Those who do know…

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    Ingredient Profile: Sherry Vinegar

    Get to know this lesser-known vinegar variety and discover its Spanish roots

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