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What Is Shortening? What to Know About This Pantry Staple

Ever stop to think about what you're putting in your pie crust?<p>What is shortening? You’ve probably seen your grandma using it in the kitchen. While …

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When Did People Start Making Bread?

<i>The following is an article from Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.</i><p>We hope you get a rise out of this story—it cost us a lot …

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What's the Difference Between Regular, Cultured, and European Butter?

By Alyse Whitney<p>There are so many types of butter out there. Here's what to use when.<p>Some of my favorite memories of eating involve butter. On top of pancakes or frozen waffles, as a roux for the first time I made macaroni and cheese, or whipped into frosting for cupcakes. But there are so many …

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Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.<p><b>Sometimes, you just need a cookie</b>. Scratch that. There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.

Dessert

45 Christmas Desserts That Are (Mostly) Not Fruitcake

Sink your teeth into our favorite sweet treats.<p>Even though it feels like you can't pack in any more food after Christmas dinner, there's always room for dessert. Reward yourself for making it through another year of dodging family political drama with a glass of wine and at least one of these …

Dessert

Cheddar bacon bread screams Sunday breakfast | Toronto Star

<b>1/2 tsp</b> instant dry yeast<p><b>1 3/4 cups (430 mL)</b> cold water<p><b>3 cups (300 g)</b> grated sharp cheddar cheese<p><b>3/4 lb (340 g)</b> chopped bacon, cooked but not crisp<p>In …

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Butternut Squash and Leek Bread Pudding

8 servings<p>You can simplify this side dish recipe by using just one cheese, but the blend of all three will earn it (and you!) celebrity status. This recipe was reader-requested from Quality Eats in NYC.<p>November 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan<p>12 cups 1-inch …

Butternut

Olive Oil Cake

8 servings<p>Even die-hard butter devotees admit that olive oil makes exceptionally good cakes. EVOO is liquid at room temperature, so it lends superior moisture over time. In fact, olive oil cake only improves the longer it sits—this dairy-free version will keep on your counter for days (not that …

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Roasted Beets with Grapefruit and Rosemary

8 servings<p>If using different-colored beets for this recipe, remember to toss them separately so they don’t stain one another.<p>November 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 pounds medium beets (any color), scrubbed<p>½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling<p>Kosher salt<p>1 large grapefruit<p>2 medium …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Butternut Squash and Spinach

Get Ready to Cook<p>4<p>Servings<p>1 hour<p>30 minutes active<p>Don’t drain the diced tomatoes. Their liquid adds sweetness and acidity to the …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Confusing Part of Sourdough Isn't About the Baking

Starter. Sourdough starter. Levain. Starter sponge. Mother sponge. Biga. Chef. Poolish.<p>You'll hear many names for the stuff that makes your bread …

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Slicing Through Myths

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Tejal Rao is just back from Bellevue, Wash., where she spent time with Nathan …

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An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Dukkah - Egyptian Spice Mixture

Dukkah, which is pronounced doo-kah, is an Egyptian condiment / spice mixture with a distinctly nutty taste. It actually derives its name from the …

Food Trucks

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Venezuelan-Style Arepas Corn Cake Recipe

<i>Arepas</i> are griddle-fried corn cakes made from a special kind of precooked corn flour called <i>masarepa</i>. They are a delicious food that is very popular …

Cooking

Light Rye Bread with Caraway Seeds Recipe

Rye bread, with its slight tang, has a flavor profile all its own. Whereas "white bread" has become a term synonymous with "ordinary" or "plain," …

Breakfast

Landbrot - Wheat Sourdough Bread Recipe

Landbrot, or country bread, was often baked in large loaves which were to last from baking day to baking day, at least a week. Often, loaves could …

Potato Sourdough Starter

Potato sourdough starter produces a milder sourdough bread than the stronger rye or wheat starters. This starter is also cheap to make, using only 3 …

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Shawarma Spice Blend Recipe

DIY Shawarma Spice Blend<p>Prep time<p>5 mins<p>Total time<p>5 mins<p>An easy, reliable shawarma blend that's smoky, spicy, and big on flavor! Perfect for seasoning …

Roasted Sugar Recipe on Food52

Key Point: This technique will not work with raw or semirefined cane sugar, as its natural molasses content will begin to melt at much lower temperatures, causing the sugar to clump.<p>Preheat the oven to 325° F. Put the sugar in a 9-by-13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish and roast, stirring well …

Chefs Use These 7 Tools to Fine-Tune Their Dishes & Hide Their Mistakes

<i>Inspired by</i> The Art of Flavor, <i>we're explaining (a few of) the major principles you need to be a creative, more confident cook. Today, your toolkit for tweaking dishes so that they're jussssst right.</i><p>You've studied up on the four rules of flavor, you've carefully selected your ingredients and your …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The best feature on Netflix you’re probably not using

I recently flew cross-country from New York City to Los Angeles, California. Since I don't sleep too well on planes, I figured it would be the perfect time to catch up on some movies and television I haven't had the time to watch.<p>I was flying Virgin America. And while the airline offers a selection …

Televisions

Culinary SOS: Brown Sugar Kitchen's waffle recipe

The best waffles commercially available, I am prepared to state, come from Brown Sugar Kitchen, a small, fragrant breakfast diner on Mandela Parkway in West Oakland.<p>The waffles, Tanya Holland’s cornmeal-enhanced riff on Marion Cunningham’s famous yeasted waffles, are crisp, light and so violently …

Caraway Pickled Carrots

Makes 1 quart<p>If you like your pickles spicy, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. This recipe is from P.Y.T. in Los Angeles, CA.<p>July 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces small carrots, any color, tops trimmed to 1½ inches, peeled<p>2 teaspoons caraway seeds<p>1 teaspoon coriander seeds<p>1 teaspoon black …

Food Preservation

Easy Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango

4 servings<p>Sticky rice is traditionally soaked, then steam-cooked in a bamboo steamer. This saucepan method is not ideal, but comparable. Soaking the rice both shortens the cooking time and imbues the grains with flavor. To serve with savory foods, omit the sugar, and leave out the salt if you want …

Before Croissants, There Was Kubaneh, a Jewish Yemeni Delight

All day long I’d been looking forward to going out with friends for dinner, but as we talked between gulps of wine, ripping up the <i>kubaneh</i> we’d ordered and swiping it in grated tomato, I was distracted. The bread was excellent, and in ways that resisted comparison — tall and tan and sweet as …

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