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    Roasted Red Peppers

    Jarred roasted red peppers are a pantry staple for many busy cooks. Great as a topping on bruschetta and sandwiches or as a smoky flavor booster for pastas, dips, and…

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    Extra-virgin olive oil

    At the peak of summer, eating light takes on a whole new meaning. Crisp salads with vibrant vinaigrettes, lightly dressed fresh pastas, and grilled lean meats and vegetables dominate the…

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    Tasting Panel: Shopping for Mozzarella

    Without question, the ideal melting cheese for pizzas, stromboli, and calzones is low-moisture mozzarella. Also known as block or “pizza” cheese, low-moisture mozzarella is what you find at your local supermarket…

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    Tasting Panel: Shopping for White Chocolate

    White chocolate isn’t really chocolate at all because it contains no cocoa solids or chocolate liquor. It’s made with cocoa butter (the fat from cocoa beans), sugar, and milk and…

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    Tasting Panel: Shopping for Capers

    Tangy Mediterranean dishes like penne alla puttanesca, chicken piccata, or braised fennel get their delicious briny punch from capers. Small but packed with sharp flavor, capers are the unopened flower buds…

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    Tasting Panel: Cottage Cheese

    A creamy, tangy addition to mixed salads and a perfect accompaniment to fresh fruit, cottage cheese is also used to tenderize baked goods in lieu of sour cream (in, for instance, author…

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    Tasting Panel: Chocolate Ice Cream

    We’ve sipped vinegar from the bottle, sampled mayos straight from the jar, and chowed down sauceless whole-wheat pastas. So for this issue’s Tasting Panel, we decided to reward ourselves with…

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