Informational Guides

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The humble onion can be found in almost every kitchen and remains a staple in everyday cooking. As well as being incredibly juicy and acidic, onions are delicious and are great for bulking up pasta dishes or served raw in a summer salad.  However, it may come as a surprise to know that some people avoid eating onions for all sorts of reasons. Why would you want to substitute onions?

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Paprika is a type of ground spice that comes from the plant Capsicum annum. The sweeter red peppers are dried and ground to create this spice. These peppers are native to Central Mexico and North America and were taken to Portugal and Spain in the 16th century.  Paprika is primarily used as a colorant and seasoning in a lot of savory dishes. It is commonly found sprinkled on top of

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If you don’t have tomato sauce on hand, but the dish that you wanted to make requires it, then it can be helpful to have a backup plan in place. Thankfully, there are lots of different things that you can use as a substitute for tomato sauce, and if you find yourself without it, you can whip up some quick recipes to save your meal. Tomato sauce is probably one

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Sour cream is a great, versatile dairy product that can add the finishing touch to copious recipes, especially when it comes to making homemade nachos, chili or the base for French onion dip!  You might think of sour cream as a staple in Mexican cooking, yet it can be used for so much more!  Sour cream is not only great for burritos and tacos, but it is also a fantastic

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Potato salad is a simple and straightforward dish that is loved by many, and you can add lots of different ingredients to make it the perfect dish. If you find yourself with some potato salad leftovers, then you might be left wondering if you can freeze potato salad to make it last even longer, and thankfully, you can do just that. In this article, we are going to tell you

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The core tenants of bread making have remained largely unchanged for thousands of years. In fact, bread is considered one of the oldest foods not found ready-made in the wild. It requires three fundamental ingredients: water, yeast, and flour...bread flour to be exact, but what are your options if you don’t have any bread flour? Well, it may interest you to know that while bread has been around for centuries,

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Lunch meat, luncheon meat, deli meat, cold cuts, whatever you call these yummy slices of meat, chances are you’ve wondered if there is a way of saving them for another day. We all know how easy it is to buy too much. Whether we’ve overestimated how many sandwiches we need to make for a week or have some leftovers from a charcuterie board we’ve made, there’s nothing worse than condemning

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It’s quite possible you’ve eaten fish sauce before without even knowing it; it’s a staple ingredient in Southeast Asian cuisine, giving such meals as Pad Thai and Larb an incendiary synergy of sweet and salty brilliance that you’ll not soon forget. A taste sensation this dynamic and tastebud tingling should be enjoyed by absolutely everyone, but it’s not always possible. Fish sauce isn’t just a blend of ingredients that really

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We all know the pain of getting your hot, golden, crispy fries home only to discover they have turned limp and soggy. Particularly in a year when we are all staying at home more, making restaurant-quality food from the comfort of your own kitchen has bever been more important. Is there actually a way to save your potato mush? We are here to give you the run-down on how to

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Egg rolls and spring rolls….Wow, we’re barely a sentence into the article and already our mouths are watering! We bet yours are too!Both egg rolls and spring rolls are two of the most delicious things on this earth in our opinion.Wait… what? You thought they were the same thing? Well, turns out you aren’t alone in that. The two have been thought of as the same for a long time!However,

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Oranges are some of the most versatile and delicious kinds of fruits around. They’re full of flavor, tantalizingly juicy, and can be used to make delicious desserts, or even feature as part of your five a day!Oranges aren’t always in season so, perhaps you’ve recently purchased them in bulk while at your local grocery store, or maybe you’ve recently got back from a sunshine-fueled trip and purchased some delicious oranges

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Fennel is a strange vegetable with a very powerful taste. When you first bite into fennel, you might be surprised by just how strongly the taste resembles licorice.Interestingly, fennel doesn’t have any association with licorice or the aniseed which gives it its flavor.This licorice-like taste can be very dividing. Licorice is definitely a flavor that people will either completely love or completely avoid.But, even those who enjoy a licorice rope

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With approximately 50,000 varieties to choose from, rice is a hugely versatile carbohydrate that makes a great base for a number of dishes.From white to brown, short or long-grain, there’s a type of rice to suit every meal.Two of the tastiest types of rice are jasmine and basmati, but what is the difference between them? How do you know which one to reach for when you’re testing out new recipes

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Is there anything better than the delicious taste of gooey, homemade brownies? If you’re in a bind without any vegetable oil to make your favorite brownie recipe, it isn’t the end of the world!  Brownies are an incredibly versatile dessert, especially when it comes to the ingredients that go into making them. In fact, there are many other methods and ingredients you can use to achieve just as yummy homemade

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Dry mustard is a fantastic and versatile ingredient used most prominently for delicious rub blends. Mix it with some paprika, and sage for some dynamite chicken, combine it with some dill, salt, and brown sugar for some delectable fish dishes, or pair it with thyme, rosemary, and ground black pepper for preparing a juicy cut of beef. Amazing as it is, though, it’s undoubtedly one of those ingredients that often

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Fenugreek is a plant that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. In this area of the world, it is more commonly referred to as methi. More than 80% of India’s entire fenugreek export is grown in Rajasthan. Fenugreek leaves are not only used to add flavor, they have also been used traditionally as a medicine. It is said that boiling 1 cup of fenugreek leaves with 2 cups of water

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Mushrooms are a staple of many different cuisines around the world; they’re loved for their earthy taste and meat-like texture, which also makes them a popular ingredient in vegetarian and vegan dishes.  However, there are hundreds of different types of edible mushrooms out there, and it would be a shame to just stick to one variety all of the time. This article aims to explore the different types of edible

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Cabbage, one of the most versatile vegetables around,  even coming in flower form! But today, we want to talk to you about the main, and let’s be fair, delicious use of cabbage.You can do so much with cabbage, you can have cabbage soup, cabbage stew, boil it and have it with a lovely chicken dinner plate, turn it into coleslaw, put it in a salad, sautee it and turn it

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Marsala is a fortified wine from the Sicilian region of Marsala. There are dry and sweet varieties. It is widely used in cooking, both savory and sweet dishes. The production of Marsala wine is strictly watched by the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC). This is a branch of the Italian government and is done to ensure the integrity of all products labeled Marsala wine.  It was first created in 1773

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Pizza is unquestionably one of the best dishes that exist.This yummy blend of carbohydrates and cheese with a rich Italian history is a favorite worldwide, with different countries putting their own spin on this great dish. For so many people, pizza is just the go-to meal.If you don’t know what you fancy? Pizza.Can’t be bothered to cook after a long day at work? Pizza.A well-deserved treat on a special day? Pizza.It

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Ground beef is an excellent ingredient because it can be used in so many different dishes. It is a versatile type of meat that is easy to cook, and thoroughly enjoyable in any dish that it is an ingredient in. With meat that is so easy to cook and so yummy to eat, the last thing you want is for your ground beef to go to waste because you were

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An ideal accompaniment to just about any meal, or just wonderful as it is with some butter, bread is beloved globally. But it doesn’t just appear in one standardized form! Although we typically use it to fill with other ingredients, as the sturdy vessel that makes or breaks a sandwich, there are so many other reasons to enjoy bread, and a whole world of options to check out.Today we’ll be taking

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Rice is one of the most universally important parts of a multitude of dishes. It is also one of the trickiest foods to cook if you have not perfected cooking it on a hob. Kitchen appliances such as a rice cooker are an exceptional addition to any household, as it makes the process of cooking rice much easier. However, if you have not put in the right amount of water,

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You may not believe this but milk is one of the healthiest foods in our whole diet! So many recipes will include milk and no restaurant can run without the use of it. Of course, everyone uses their preferred choice, be it whole milk or skim milk.  There are different types of milk too such as powdered milk. The fact you are reading this probably means you have allergies or

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Potatoes are one of the most reliable foodstuffs that you can find in your pantry or fridge, keeping for months on end in a cool, dark place without rotting or turning sour. They are also incredibly versatile, being transformed into hundreds of other different kinds of dishes quickly and easily. You can boil, broil, mash, bake, grill and roast potatoes with tasty results. You can put them in a salad

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Have you ever wondered how many different foods out there start with the letter F? Well, we have! We managed to find 59 of them, ranging from everyday foods to exotic dishes we’ve never heard of before. Read on to find out what ‘F’ food you should try next.1. FennelThe entirety of the fennel plant is edible, so you’ll never have any waste with this Mediterranean vegetable. Wait. Is it

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Mixups between peppers are common occurrences. Sometimes different types look so similar, it would take a certified expert to tell them apart, but no two peppers have fallen so erroneously synonymous than the banana pepper and the pepperoncini pepper.If - like most of us - you’ve spent your entire life believing these peppers were one and the same, get ready for some spicy revelations as we discuss all the things that

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Cinnamon is one of the most delicious and aromatic spices in the world. It is also a favorite of almost everyone. Cinnamon can be used in a huge variety of dishes including bakes, mulled wine, curries, and casseroles. Cinnamon is surprisingly versatile but it is mostly used during Christmastime. The slightly sweet and slightly smoky smell of this spice is warming and wholesome. For a lot of people, when they smell

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Beef broth and beef consomme are very similar liquids. Consommé is the French word for perfect, or to make complete. So you could say that a broth is simply an unfinished consommé. Many people confuse stocks and broth, however they are not the same.Stock is made with just the bones being simmered, whereas broth is made by simmering bones with some meat remaining on them.The word bouillon is commonly used interchangeably

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I don’t know about you but I’m hungry just writing this article! Neufchatel and cream cheese are both soft white cheeses but are quite different overall. You have most likely seen cream cheese in countless recipes and most grocery stores. Neufchatel cheese may not be as well known but it is often found in similar packaging to cream cheese and in the same food section. Over the years, many chefs

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Cup noodles are one of the easiest foods to prepare in the world. We have all enjoyed a hot steaming cup of noodles at some point in our lives.Cup noodles are particularly popular in young adults and college students for their easy to make and comforting qualities. Cup noodles are enjoyed in cultures all over the world. From Japan, to the United States, from Australia to the United Kingdom, these noodley

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Grenadine syrup is a commonly used, non-alcoholic bar syrup traditionally made of pomegranates and is often used to make a variety of cocktails, such as Sea Breeze, Tequila Sunrise, and many other delicious cocktail and mocktail recipes you want to add a splash of color to.Grenadine syrup is red in color and is characterized by its sweet and tart taste that comes from refreshing pomegranate juice. Grenadine syrup is prepared

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Bisque versus soup… Oh, that age-old battle. Both are liquid meals, right, so how different can they be?Well, the answer to that is that they are different. What’s more, they are both delicious, even if the thought of food mushed into liquid form doesn’t sound particularly pleasant… Soup and bisque, are both wonderful food products that share many similarities. The history of each of them is vibrant and interesting.Soup is thought

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Cornstarch is a pure starch powder that is extracted from corn kernels by removing their outer bran and germ, which subsequently leaves behind the starch-rich endosperm.  Cornstarch is a common household ingredient that is used for a plethora of reasons in the kitchen. When starch is heated, it's very good at absorbing water, giving cornstarch its primary purpose as a thickening agent for an array of different sauces, fillings, and

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Cheesecloth is primarily used during cheese making and cooking. The material is a loose woven gauze-like cloth that is very much like cotton.While it was primarily used to wrap homemade cheese, it has since evolved into a helpful tool that can be used in other recipes. If used during cheesemaking it helps to form the cheese by removing the whey from the curd. Now it is often used to keep meats

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Canned tuna is a staple food that deserves its place in everyone’s pantry. It can be used in a number of dishes and it has an excellent shelf life thanks to the sturdy packaging.Canned foods are inexpensive, easy to store, and are excellent backup foods. While the shelf life is longer for canned foods, including tuna, there still is an expiration date on the can to abide by.However, we all have

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Ricotta cheese is effortlessly one of the best cheeses that exist. It is incredibly versatile and a guaranteed way to improve any dish that you add it to, which is great when you take a look at all the different dishes that include ricotta cheese in their recipe. But what do you do when you’re mid-way through baking something and go to grab the ricotta cheese from your refrigerator only

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Pork is one of the most succulent meats around. It has such a distinguished flavor which leaves you wanting more and more.Whether you grill, fry, or roast it, the taste will always excite your taste buds. There are so many different cuts of pork and they all serve different purposes. It is so important to choose the right cut of pork for the meal you are making. A lot of people

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Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, nothing is quite like it, especially on a cold winter’s evening, cuddled up next to a warm fire. It was created in 1973, bringing new things to the stage in alcohol production.  Who would’ve thought that dairy and alcohol would mix so well and taste so heavenly? All about Baileys The alcohol content in Bailey’s Irish Cream is about 17% while the cream alongside the Irish

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Noodles are a staple in Asian cuisine, and they’re now eaten all over the world, whether cooked at home or enjoyed as part of a take-out.  Noodles are made from unleavened dough. The dough is rolled flat and cut and stretched into long strips which can vary in thickness.They’re usually cooked in boiling water, but can also be pan-fried or deep-fried. Noodle dishes are frequently served with fried vegetables, meat,

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Many gluten-free, paleo, and keto recipes on the internet substitute almond flour for regular plain. Unless you do a lot of gluten-free baking, it is rather unlikely that you will just have almond flour lying about your house.  Nut flours are tricky to work with as they absorb a different ratio of liquids compared to regular flours. They have no gluten and do not create the same finished product. Where

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Shortening is used for a variety of different baking purposes, and it can commonly be found in lots of different baking recipes. If you like to bake a lot, then you might find that your supplies have quickly diminished and that you are now in need of some shortening alternatives to make the recipes work. Thankfully, there are quite a few different substitutes that you can choose from, and we

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Tuna is one of the most versatile foods - it can be the star of the show or a helping hand for flavor. You can even put it in salads to give them more oomph! While fresh tuna has a pretty poor shelf life, canned tuna is a different story altogether.  Thanks to the processing and preservation, canned tuna will last in your pantry for months. You might be wondering

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Are you planning on making a delicious roast or stew? Maybe you’re looking to mix things up in the kitchen and want to experiment a bit more. If so, you will probably come across beef broth in some ingredients.  Beef broth, also known as beef stock, is a liquid made out of boiled ox bones, celery, carrots, onions, herbs, and vinegar. It has a very rich taste which is perfect

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Is there anything better than a pile of food covered in delicious, crispy, golden breadcrumbs? I’m really not so sure there is. From deep-fried brie to breaded chicken nuggets to panko-coated aubergine in a katsu sauce, breadcrumbs bring our foodie dreams to life! But what happens when you can’t eat breadcrumbs or don’t have any? It’s a common occurrence. You’ve prepared everything else, started cooking even, your taste buds are

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We have all been there, haven’t we? We have made a delicious meal, one we might have painstakingly labored over for hours on end, only to realize we have made too much. Our bellies are full to the hilt, and we aren’t going to fancy leftovers later.  Thoughts turn to our freezer, offering shelter for leftovers or bulk purchases until the time is right. But there are times when we

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Oyster sauce is a common ingredient in stir-fries. It is made by cooking oysters in water for a long time. The cooking liquid is then drained and caramelized. This is then combined with sugar, salt, soy sauce, and cornstarch to thicken. Traditionally nothing else was indeed, however most oyster sauces today contain caramel colorings, oyster extract, preservatives, and starches to make the sauce more shelf-stable. It is a commercially produced

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It is no surprise that cake is one of the best and favorite options for dessert, as well as being excellent as a snack and to celebrate special occasions. This is because cake comes in many different forms, as there are basically infinite possibilities. Cakes come in different flavors and shapes and are made with different ingredients, methods, and recipes. Truly, there is a cake out there for everyone, able

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Sausage is a great deal like life. You get out of it what you put into it - Jimmy Dean While good sausage can elevate the dreariest of meals and change it into a masterpiece, and turn a bad day into a spectacular one, great sausage can transform your life. It can stupify, electrify, and super-charge your target buds and change the way that you think about food forever.That’s the reason

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Arborio rice is a type of short-grain rice that is named after the town of Arborio, in the Po Valley, which is situated in the main region of Piedmont in Italy. It’s also grown in Arkansas, California, and Missouri in the US.    This Italian short-grain rice is frequently used to make risotto - a northern Italian rice dish cooked with broth and slow-cooked to a creamy consistency. Arborio rice

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Worcestershire sauce is one of those strange condiments that you just never know exactly how to describe. Is it sweet? Perhaps it's sour?Or maybe it’s salty and savory? We think it’s a mixture of all of these. What we know for sure is that it is a very distinctive taste and one that seems as though it would be pretty difficult to replicate.But is it?In this article, we are going

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Freezing food is always difficult. The freezing isn’t so much the issue but the defrosting. Even if something seems to freeze well, will it be okay once it’s defrosted? Tortillas are difficult as foods that are heavy in carbohydrates usually freeze well. For example, bread is definitely great for freezing but that’s only if you’re going to toast it afterward.  The answer is yes, you can freeze tortillas. But only

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The great thing about cheese is that there are so many different types of it available. Due to the wide range, there are lots of cheeses that exist in the same family like others, giving you plenty of options if you fancy a change.  Every cheese lover has a specific type of cheese which is their favorite. It might be cream cheese, it might be blue cheese, or it could

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If you don’t know the difference between chicken breast and chicken tenderloin, it’s nothing to worry about. Most people associate the word tenderloin with pork, but you can get chicken tenderloin too. Unless you carve your own chicken, you might not know where the tenderloins are located on a chicken’s body.But what is the difference between a tenderloin and a breast? Well, there’s a lot. Tenderloins are far smaller than a

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Here at The Kitchen Community, we think every cheese is worthy of its own article. Asiago cheese is no different. That delicious, versatile yellow block is wonderful when it’s fresh in a sub or sandwiches. The hardened, mature cheese is the perfect accompaniment to soups, salads, and bread. We all know how tasty it is, but how much else do you know about this delicious cheese? We are going to

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While their labels may appear similar, some differences can be identified between heavy whipping cream and whipping cream. Awareness of these differences is important to ensure that they don’t affect the overall taste when added to a particular dish. When browsing the dairy aisle and stumbling upon the vast assortment of different cream choices, it is easy to become confused. With many different types, each differing slightly in taste, consistency,

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Once again my life has been saved by the miracle of lasagna - Garfield (Jim Davis)Lasagna wasn’t just one of our family favorites while we were growing up, it was the highlight of our week. Every Friday night after school and work were finished for another week, we’d all sit around the table and talk while we ate mom’s lasagna, the recipe for which had been handed down to her

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Catsup, Ketchup they sound pretty similar right and we wouldn't blame you for mistaking them as the same thing. If you've consumed both you may not have noticed a difference between the taste of both condiments and this is because they are terms used to refer to the same product. What are Ketchup and Catsup? Ketchup is a red-colored condiment that compliments the flavor of many meals from hamburgers, fries,

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Pancakes are one of the tastiest treats. They are so versatile and can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert, and even as a cheeky snack!  If you have ever made your own pancakes then you will know that they are surprisingly easy to make and do not require the use of many ingredients.  Considering how great they taste, and easy they are to make… it does make us wonder why we

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Oh, the age-old question… What came first, the cucumber or the pickle? We’re joking, of course. However, haven’t you ever wondered about pickles and cucumbers? They look oddly similar. Almost like pickles are baby cucumbers, right? This article is going to explore the differences between pickles and cucumbers. The title of ‘Cucumbers Vs Pickles’ makes it sound like they will be having an epic battle to the deaths. In some

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The use of herbs can take your dish to the next level of awesomeness.Seriously, so many people underestimate the brilliance of using herbs while they’re cooking. Basil is no different - it’s vibrant, aromatic, and enhancing! You can use basil both straight from the plant and dried down. While most people prefer using fresh basil, it doesn’t last nearly as long as dried basil does.If you have a sprig of basil

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Parsley is one of those herbs that has a very distinctive taste.  Parsley or garden parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a species of flowering plant native to the central and eastern Mediterranean region, however, it’s now widely found elsewhere in Europe.  The herb can be traced back to the 3rd century BC and is believed to have originally been grown in Sardinia, Italy. Today, it is widely used in European, Middle

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Pecan pie is a classic American Thanksgiving dessert. It consists of a pastry case, an egg-based filling, and lots of pecan nuts. It was originally known as a sugar pie due to the large quantities of syrup and sugar in the recipe. Store-bought pies are likely to contain preservatives that act to make the pie more shelf-stable and prolong its shelf life. You should not store an uncooked pecan pie in the

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Granulated garlic is an ingredient that can be found in lots of different recipes for a variety of different types of dishes. Garlic is able to bring flavor to almost any dish, and it is often used in combination with other herbs and spices. Due to its popularity, you might find that if you are the type of person who cooks from home a lot, then your supply is running

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Sashimi and Sushi are two delicious Japanese delicacies, however, they’re often confused with each other. Both of these dishes contain raw fish and are usually served with a soy dipping sauce. However, there are many differences between the two dishes, and in this article, we’ll be outlining 5 vital differences between the two.  Translation  The Japanese word ‘su’ means vinegar and ‘shi’ comes from the Japanese word ‘meshi’, meaning rice.

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Oregano is a flavorful herb that can really make a dish shine. However, sometimes you might just love it too much - to the point where your stores have completely run out. It’s too late to go out to the store to pick up some more, and you’re halfway through cooking. What should you do? Not panic - that’s what! We’ve put together a list to get you through your

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Fresh ginger, also known as root ginger, is the underground section of the Zingiber officinale.Turmeric, galangal, and cardamom are also part of the same family, Zingiberaceae. Ginger originated in China but has now spread its roots across the globe thanks to the spice routes. Ginger is a very commonly used spice, found in everything from ginger beer to gingerbread. It is also commonly used in savory dishes in Asian, Caribbean, African,

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You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food - Paul Prudhomme  Good company and good food are two of the finer things in life and whenever you get a chance to combine both of them, it’s an opportunity to throw caution to the wind, let your creativity run wild, and celebrate both. And there’s no better way to enjoy being surrounded by the people that you care about

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Tasso is a spiced, cured, and smoked ham that is a specialty added to many South Louisiana dishes and is often used in cajun style cuisine. Unlike many other types of meat, tasso is typically eaten when added to meals rather than eaten on its own. It also tends to be added to dishes in smaller quantities or used as a seasoning for soups or other dishes that could benefit

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Cheesecloth is the sort of kitchen utensil that you have likely seen on old cookery programs or maybe one of your grandparents used to make their own cheese. Cheesecloth can, of course, be used for making cheese. But it is useful for so many different dishes. Cheesecloth can be used to make oat milk, sauces, juices, and yogurt. Cheesecloth has waned in usage in recent years as few people make

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There are so many different foods out there, many that you’ve probably never tried, and knowing about all of these different foods can really help to improve your diet and make your meals more exciting.In this article, we are going to be looking at all of the different foods that begin with the letter D, so you can find out about new and interesting foods that you could include in

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Cheese is a scrumptious ingredient loved by many. Who can say no to a gooey grilled cheese sandwich? Or to a pizza piled high with melted cheese toppings with cheese buried in the crust? Cheese is a versatile ingredient that can be used in so many different recipes that it has become a firm staple in many a refrigerator. Most cheeses are traditionally made from cow’s milk, however, you can

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Today we have a fun article for you!  We have included 43 different types of food that begin with the letter I.Whether you are looking for inspiration for a themed dinner party, or you are just interested to know the different foods that begin with the letter I - this article will be interesting. There are so many different types of food available to come, from different cultures from across the

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Anchovies are one of the most extreme “love it or hate it” foods. Very few people don’t mind anchovies. They either absolutely love them or wonder how anyone could ever bring themselves to eat them. When it comes to anchovy paste, opinions are even more split. Any food that has been mashed up and made into a paste suddenly becomes more off-putting. Especially when that paste was once a living

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There are so many different types of food in the world, that you could dedicate your life to trying new types, and never get through them all! It can be hard to think of all the different types of foods, so it’s always good to take a look at lists of them!Most ingredients and foods you will likely be familiar with, as they will be used daily in common meals

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Everyone has those moments where they get to prepare their meal and find that they are out of a certain essential ingredient. There are lots of different substitutes for different food ingredients, and cornmeal is no exception to this. There are many different ingredients that you can use as a substitute for cornmeal, and you might even have some laying around in your kitchen for you to utilize. We are

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Tamales are a traditional dish, commonly known as Mexican, that are typically meat filled corn dough meals that are steamed in a corn husk. Other fillings include beans, cheeses, vegetables, and often sweet fillings such as chocolate or fruit. They are said to have originated from the Mesoamerican era, with variations deriving from different countries over time. All About Tamales Whilst they are considered to be a traditional Mexican dish,

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Greens are a fundamental part of a healthy diet. The term greens tends to refer to leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, and collard greens. This is not an exhaustive list and there are many more vegetables that fall under the category of greens.  It is recommended that you consume 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day, and greens are a great source of a number of nutrients. 

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Olives are truly love ‘em or hate ‘em snacks. But, chances are, if you’re reading this article, you absolutely love them. You will also likely know that there are many different kinds of olives.Two of the most popular are kalamata olives and black olives. But what’s the difference between these two delicious snacks? When ordering a selection of olives in a restaurant, you can never really be sure what you might

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Whisky of any kind is a delicious treat for the senses (of people over 21 of course…). Whether you drink it on the rocks, blended in your favorite whisky cocktail, or with your mixer of choice, there is no denying how wonderful that delectable, distinctive flavor is. As great as it tastes, there are many different types of whiskies, and believe it or not, they don’t all taste the same.

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Salami is a cured sausage made from fermented and/or air-dried meat. There are an array of different varieties of salami available. Traditionally it was only ever made from pork.Although nowadays, it is made with all sorts of meat including; beef, lamb, duck, venison, even horse or donkey – or a mixture of any of the above.These sausages have a marbled appearance, with specks of fat embedded throughout the meat. The

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Parsley and Cilantro are both popular herbs used for flavoring and garnishing a wide range of cuisines.They also come from the same family: the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family, which consists mostly of aromatic flowering plants.This plant family is named after the type genus Apium and is commonly known as the celery, carrot, or parsley family, or 'umbellifers'. This group is the 16th-largest family of flowering plants, containing more than 3,700

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Buttermilk is such a versatile ingredient. It is used frequently in baking, but it can also be used to cook savory meals too. Given that it is not an ingredient that you will use every day, you may notice that you end up throwing away the leftover buttermilk. If you have had buttermilk for a long period, you may be unsure whether it is still safe to use. This is

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Pepperoni is one of the most popular pizza toppings in America. It is an accumulation of meat and seasonings in the form of a salami sausage, giving off a slightly smoky and very meaty flavor.But what is pepperoni and how is it made? Here’s a gastronomic answer.Is Pepperoni Italian?Despite most assumptions, pepperoni is actually Italian-American and was never invented in Italy, unlike other forms of salami.‘Peperoni’ is the Italian word

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Freezing food is one of the most convenient things you can do. Not only will it save you from having to throw away unwanted food, but it will also prolong the shelflife of food significantly.If you have a freezer, you can freeze almost anything, within reason, of course!While certain types of food are easy to freeze, such as bread and different cuts of meat, some foods are trickier to freeze.

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Lettuce is a leaf vegetable that is often enjoyed in salads, sandwiches, and wraps, etc. Upon noticing a bargain during a visit to the local food shop, many of us tend to stock up on lettuce only to find that we have a lot of it leftover and not many uses for it. Because of this, likely, you are now questioning whether lettuce can be frozen to make it last

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I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food - WC Fields Historically, we tend to think of wine as being a drink that, while being shrouded in the mists of time, originated in Italy and was spread throughout Europe by the Roman Empire, fermenting a tradition of vinification that has lasted for nearly two millennia.But nothing could be further from the truth, as wine has a rich

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Cream cheese is a delicious cheese that can be used as a topping for a snack, as well as a key ingredient in a variety of different sweet and savory dishes. There is only one downside to cream cheese, and that is its short shelf life. In the fridge, cream cheese has a shelf life of one week which is nowhere near enough time to enjoy this delicious treat. But

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Escarole is large-leafed endive (an edible Mediterranean plant) and is a popular choice for adding to soups, pasta, or side dishes. Its mildly bitter taste isn’t for everyone but with some additives, it can be a tasty addition to various meals. Also known as Batavian endive, this plant is part of the genus Cichorium. Its leaves are broad and curly with the outer layers tending to be a little darker

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Switching out the core ingredients in a classic recipe is always a risk. Not only will they potentially taste different, but the texture, rise, and shape can all be affected. But, whether you are looking for an egg substitute for vegan cookies, have an allergy, or just forgot to buy eggs at the store, there are still plenty of ways that you can substitute eggs. Eggs are used in baking

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Soy sauce is used in a lot of Asian recipes, and is beloved the world over. It adds a salty and umami element of flavor to any dish. It is commonly served with rice, noodles, or sushi and also is used as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, gyoza, and more. It is often used as a seasoning. It is easy to store at an ambient temperature and has a

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Thyme is one of those deliciously herby tastes that complement a huge variety of recipes. It is a common feature in the cuisines of many cultures around the world, playing a role in many savory dishes and a handful of sweet ones too. It is renowned for its benefits on the skin, too, and thyme essential oil can be found in many products. It is also a common feature in dental

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Peach Schnapps is one of the most popular liqueurs for those with a sweet tooth. Sweet and peach-flavored, this liqueur is incredibly versatile and is easy to mix with other drinks to create a yummy concoction!  Here are the 10 popular peach schnapps mixed drink recipes that will leave you sated.  What Is Peach Schnapps?  Peach schnapps is a liqueur - a liquor that has added seasoning and flavors. A

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If you’re like me, you will love the taste of custard desserts. It can be the perfect finish to a full course dinner with its varying available tastes. These delicious custard desserts will typically be made with custard powder. This is a starch that is colored and available with various fruit flavors as well as vanilla and chocolate. So, how does the custard’s texture change from powder? This is when

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The words “gherkin” and “pickle” are often used interchangeably. But are they different? Or is this just a cultural difference and they are the same thing known by different terms? Depending on who you ask the answer is both and neither. But that isn’t a very useful answer. So let’s dig a bit deeper into this very important debate.What is a gherkin?A gherkin is, very basically, a close relative of the

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Gotta love a ripe pineapple! Really mouthwatering and juicy, and best of all it really packs a punch! It may sound cheesy, but to me eating a ripe pineapple is just like spending a brief moment in some tropical paradise. But these days fruits tend to hit the store shelves before they’ve had the chance to fully ripen. Instead the consumer (that’s you and me) has to ripen their favorite

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Tamales are a dish that originates from the Mesoamerican region. This was an indigenous region that existed prior to the Spanish colonization of the Americas.It included areas that are now known as central Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and North Costa Rica. Tamales are made of a corn-based, starchy dough, or a maize-based dough called masa. It can be filled with a variety of things from meats and cheeses

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In order to save food from going out of date, there are lots of different types of foods that can actually be frozen so you can still enjoy them at a later date. However, when it comes to freezing foods, depending on the type of food that it is, there are some things that you will need to know first. Due to the risk of food poisoning, shrimp is a

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Green onions and chives are both delicious additions to any dish in their own right. Both of them have super unique flavors and are delicious on their own as well as in other recipes.They are sometimes thought of interchangeably, with many [people thinking they are the same thing or at least from the same family.However, this is not correct. To look at, they definitely have similarities so we can certainly

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Limes can turn yellow when they become overripe, and lemons are green when they are underripe. So you can be forgiven for thinking they are the same fruit. In actuality, while they come from the same family of citrus fruits, they are not the same fruit at different stages of life.Lemons turn from green to yellow as the chlorophyll in the rind is replaced with anthocyanin as they ripen. Limes will turn

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