Why Your Pasta Water Is White

As you cook pasta noodles in boiling water, some of the starches in the pasta get released and dissolve in the water. Here’s why this matters.

Should You Stop Buying Shredded Cheese?

Shredded cheese contains additives and preservatives that most cheese blocks don’t. Here’s what they are, so that you can decide for yourself.

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Does Salt Kill the Yeast in Dough?

Salt can kill living yeast in a high enough concentration. Here’s the science, the facts, and how to get it right ever time you bake at home.

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Is Greek Pita Bread Unleavened?

Pita bread is a yeast-leavened flatbread from Greece. It’s made with wheat flour, baker’s yeast, salt, and sugar.

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Are Stainless Steel Pans Non-Stick?

No, stainless steel pans don’t have a non-stick cooking surface. But if you know how to use them, you can keep food from sticking to them.

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Are Induction Cooktops Worth It?

Are induction cooktops worth the higher price? I cooked on an induction cooktop for a week to find out. Here’s the rundown.

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Why Is My Homemade Pasta Chewy?

The most likely reasons are that you didn’t use the right type of flour, you overworked the dough, or you didn’t roll it out thin enough. Here’s why.

Are Pasture-Raised Eggs Worth It?

They can cost as much as $8.99 a dozen at the grocery store. Many say the price is 100% worth it. Here’s what makes pastured eggs better.

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Why Is My Carbonara Runny?

Your pasta carbonara came out runny and pooling in the plate? Here’s how to get this simple and delicious pasta dish right every single time.

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Is Watery Yogurt Bad for You?

If you opened a carton of yogurt and there was a watery substance on top, don’t worry. The yogurt is safe to eat. Here’s why.

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Are Baking Sheets Dishwasher Safe?

Don’t clean your baking sheets in the dishwasher. Clean it by hand with soapy water instead. Here’s how to get rid of more stubborn stains.

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Can You Substitute Plain Yogurt for Mayo?

Check out how to substitute plain yogurt for mayo. And learn about the best recipes where this healthier alternative works deliciously well.

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Can You Use Olive Oil in Ceramic Pans?

You can, as long as you cook on low to medium heat. Olive oil has a low smoke point and will otherwise burn. Here’s what you need to know about using olive oil in ceramic pans.

Jambon-Beurre Sandwich Recipe

Make this simple, classic, and delicious Parisian sandwich at home. Here’s our best Jambon-beurre recipe.

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The Best Skillets on Amazon

Looking for a new skillet for your home kitchen? Here’s our Amazon buyer’s guide for the best cast iron, stainless-steel, and copper pans.

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All You Want to Know About the Hero Sandwich

Created by an Italian baker in the early 1900’s, named by one of America’s first foodies in 1936, and enjoyed by New Yorkers, citigoers, and tourists ever since.

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