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Why Make Stock, Broth and Bouillon?

The secret ingredient to better cooking
Mar 21, 2012 9:01 am
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The anonymous ritual of long hours, high flames and dripping sweat has made way for celebrity chefs, competitive cookoffs and secret ingredients. But live action and quickfire challenges does not a restaurant make. In fact, for several centuries one quality over any other has distinguished the best restaurants in the world. The original secret ingredient: stock, broth and bouillon.

Pineapple Mint Soda Recipe

How to make refreshing pineapple mint soda
Jul 18, 2011 3:21 pm
photo: Food Thinkers on Flickr

Maybe you've had pineapple soda when bouncing around India or Africa. Perhaps you're just back from the Bahamas and tried it for the first time. You've probably had a form of pineapple soda if you live in the US, where Fanta is widely available, or the UK, where a close approximation is Lilt. And that's all well and good, but did you know that you can make it yourself?

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You've Got Bragging Rights

Gallery: 10 DIY recipes for go-to snacks and more
Jul 12, 2011 8:16 am
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photo: Paulandrews77 on Flickr

Bragging rights in the kitchen are a big deal, have no misconceptions about that. Making simple things like whipped cream and salsa from scratch say a lot about the relationship between a guy and his food. It's kind of like Mark Zuckerberg...

How to Clean and Shuck Oysters

Clean and shuck oysters for freshness and coolness
Jun 30, 2011 3:31 pm
photo: hoppibunny on Flickr

Cleaning and Opening Oysters:

Ok, break out the big guns. To get started you’ll need the right tools (a few clean towels, rubber gloves if you like, and an oyster knife) and a little muscle. Shucked oysters are available, but we recommend shucking yourself at the last minute, or even while your guests are there, so your oysters won’t dry out....

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