Tips and Answers

Whipped Cream: Soft Peaks vs Medium Peaks vs Stiff Peaks

Whipped Cream — How to whip to soft peaks, medium peaks, and firm peaks.

Grana Padano vs Parmigiano-Reggiano

What is the difference between Grana Padano and Parmigiano-Reggiano?

Are Aperol and Campari the same thing?

Are Aperol and Campari the same thing? How are they different?

How to thicken fruit cobblers

Is it better to use cornstarch or flour to thicken cobblers, or is there a better choice?

Are yogurt, labneh, and kefir the same thing?

Yogurt vs labneh vs kefir — these dairy products are all great sources of probiotics, as well as calcium, vitamins, and minerals. They’re all somewhat tart, and slightly sour too.

What is the difference between wet- and dry-packed scallops?

Does it make a difference if I buy wet-packed or dry-packed scallops for my recipe?

What is ras el hanout?

What is ras el hanout? What is is used for? Where does it come from?

What is freezer jam and why do people love it so much?

What is freezer jam? If you love homemade jams but don't want to go to the trouble of cooking and canning — or if you just prefer a fresher taste! — freezer jam might be just the thing.

What is Furikake?

What's in furikake? What is furikake used for? Learn all about this popular seasoning blend!

What is the best way to clean morel mushrooms?

Morels come with a fair amount of dirt in all their nooks and crannies. What's the best way to clean them?

Ham Buying Guide

Spiral-sliced ham? It’s great for convenience, but for the best flavor, try a ham that you cook and carve yourself.

Another Use for Metal Turkey Lacers

Try using metal turkey lacers for stuffed-meat dishes.