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A Living Encyclopedia of Food.

Our mission is no less than to demystify the kitchen and is so doing render complex techniques simple and define the mundane as well as the obscure for all to use.

But we need your help. So if you have some specialized knowledge about anything from apples to zucchini or if you know a thing or two about the history of Pyrex then by all means share the wealth.

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Useful Tip

Tired of flat cookies?

People ask me all the time why their cookies run flat when they bake them. The answer is easy. They are skipping a critical step which is to let the dough cool in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes … [more]

Favorite Ingredient

Black cardamom

This is also known as brown cardamom and gets its distinctive, smoky flavor from being dried over open flames. Because its flavor is very different to the more commonly used Indian cardamom, one … [more]