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Gifts for Cooks: The Most Wanted Kitchen Gadgets, Cookbooks, and Tools

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Every year around this time, my family starts asking me what I want for the holidays. The first thing I always do is to look around my kitchen and contemplate what cool cooking gadget, kitchen tool, or hot new cookbook … Continue reading

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The Science of Cheese: Cool Video From KQED’s Excellent QUEST Series

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Do you love cheese as much as Robin and I do? To help you scale your reply accurately, I will tell you that we love cheese very, very, VERY much. We also both like interesting sciencey stuff. So I was … Continue reading

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“Better than Bouillon” is an Accurate Product Name (plus: Turnip Soup with Rice & Greens)

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I love soup. I love its great variety, its generally healthy ingredients (the occasional heavy cream excepted), and how beautifully it holds up in the freezer. I love how calm I feel when I cook a huge pot of soup … Continue reading

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Gjetost Cheese. Love it? Hate it? Post your vote!

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If you’re familiar with gjetost cheese, chances are good that you’ve already formed a strong opinion about it. Like marzipan or Vegemite, Norwegian gjetost (pronounced yet-toast) is considered by some to be an acquired taste, and can be a particularly … Continue reading

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I Scream For Ice Cream Makers (Bonus: Coconut Avocado Ice Cream recipe)

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If you’re a friend of mine, or a former co-worker, or just about any acquaintance I’ve dined with at a pot-luck party, there’s a very good chance you’ve tried my homemade ice cream. And I’m not bragging, but you probably … Continue reading

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Balsamic Vinegar: The Perfect Foodie Gift

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Whenever the conversation turns to cooking, my 94-year-old grandmother loves to ask (as if she hasn’t asked it a hundred times before), “What is that vinegar called again? Ballsack?” I always answer earnestly, “Yes, Grandma, it’s called ballsack vinegar,” because … Continue reading

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