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Needs Salt.

Here’s a quick tip for those of you who, like me, occasionally forget to salt the pizza dough before you leave it to rise. As you prepare to assemble the pizza, which is generally when I realize I screwed up,…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 30th, 2007
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How the French Fry Eggs

Forget everything you were ever told about cooking an egg. This morning I spent almost twenty minutes lovingly preparing mine – French style. In one pan I slowly melted butter on the lowest setting my stove could…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 7th, 2006
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Cook Beets in Foil, Not Water

There are a multitude of reasons why you may not like beets. Okay, I can’t personally think of any, but I can gaurantee you that if you’re not fond of them, then it’s not because you’re baking them in foil.

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 29th, 2006
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Need A New Edge?

We’ve all got them. Beautiful knives we bought years ago. And we’ve taken good care of them…steeling them before setting them to work, then washing them by hand (never putting them in the dishwasher!…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
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Common Food Equivalencies

This four page PDF from my favourite food magazine, Cook’s Illustrated, features common food measurement equivalencies that may come in very handy when trying to translate certain recipes. A couple examples: 1/2 cup…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
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