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Meringue Is the Secret to Lighter-Than-Air Japanese Cheesecake

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>"Oh, this cheesecake is too rich!" I <i>hate</i> when people say that, as they take one forkful and then push the rest of the dessert aside. I hate it because it makes me look like that much more of a glutton, as I keep my …

Want to Make Your Own Jams and Pickles? Here Are the Tools You Need to Get Started

A jam is only as good as its mason jar. Here's what we keep in our preserving tool box.<p>Part of the beauty of preserving is that you need little more than clean jars and good produce. Never jammed or pickled before? Here’s a tool box to get you started.<p>Jars<p>Whether it’s a quart size (ideal for …

Skip the Takeout and Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls at Home

<i>Put down the phone: Betty from Le Jus D'Orange is translating the takeout favorite you're about to order into a recipe you can cook in your own kitchen.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Make those Vietnamese spring rolls you're craving in the hot weather—and customize them any way you want.</i><p>During the summer, whether I’m …

Crème Caramel Meets Rice Pudding in This Tuscan Dessert

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian local</i> <b>Emiko Davies</b> <i>is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: This simple and flourless Tuscan dessert has two distinct—and distincly delicious—layers, with no extra work on your part.</i><p>I'm calling this a "torta" …

The oil guide: which to use for frying, drizzling and roasting

Thought you knew which oil to drizzle over your salad and which to roast your potatoes with? Think again.<p>Scientists have discovered that heating up vegetable oils leads to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, <b>which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart</b> …

Nori Salt

makes about 2 tbsp.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 toasted nori sheets, torn<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Pulse nori in a spice mill to a powder. Mix with salt in a small prep bowl until well combined.<p>Nutritional Content<p>Hide Nutritional ContentCalories (kcal) 5 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) …

Fermentation 101: How to Make Your Own Kimchi, Hot Sauce, and More

Fermenting produces some of the best flavor—and it's a cinch to do at home.<p><i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: Ferment your way to homemade</i> …

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Choose to Infuse: How to Make Your Own Wine, Fruit Vinegar, and More

<i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to infuse everything from booze to honey.</i><p>Canning not your jam? There’s another awesome—dare we say …

15 Umami-Packed Seaweed Recipes, Because the Leafy Greens of the Sea Deserve Love, Too

Because the vegetables of the sea deserve some love, too.<p><b>Wakame, arame, kelp, hijiki</b>—we'll never turn down a chance to get our fill of the <i>other</i> leafy greens. These 15 awesome seaweed recipes are about to bring some serious umami into your cooking repertoire.

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A Good Reason to Peel Your Tomatoes—& Turn Them into Salt

<i>Every other Sunday,</i> <i>we'll focus on one overlooked kitchen scrap and show you how to turn what would otherwise be trash into a dish to treasure.</i><p><i>Today: Pink salt doesn't have to come from the Himalayas.</i><p>Even if you’re not offended by tomato skins, there are places where they just aren’t as welcome—like …

Save the Season With Our Guide to Preserving All Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Learn how to jam, pickle, infuse, dry, and ferment (it’s simple, really!).<p>If you ask us, summer—in all its market-fresh glory—is far too short. The solution? Learn how to jam, pickle, infuse, dry, and ferment (it's simple, really!). We promise you'll be savoring the bounty well after Labor Day.<p>Dry …

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Preserve Everything! 23 Ways to Enjoy Summer Fruits All Year Round

You love peak-season fruits. They love you back. And you should absolutely preserve them so you can feel the love all year round.<p><b>Welcome to peak ripe fruit season</b>, where stone fruits abound and there are unicorns and daisies and rainbows. But winter is coming. And when it does, you'll want summer …

Cooking

Join the Movement to Know If Your Food Contains GMOs

There are endless reasons we like to cook for ourselves—the meditation of it, the creativity it requires, the pleasure of feeding people we care for. <b>But we also like knowing exactly what goes into our food</b>, which is one of the greatest benefits of cooking at home: We get to carefully choose each of …

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Middle Eastern Recipe

<i>Pull out a giant jar of tahini for our latest contest.</i><p>There are so many things we love about Middle Eastern food: the bold flavors, the spices, the fresh produce, the pita (the pita!). And even though we're 6,000 miles from the source, we can't get enough hummus and tahini to tabbouleh and labneh. …

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