Parmigiano-Reggiano

According to the World Cheese Book, to taste a piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano “is to taste a piece of Italian geological, culinary, and cultural history.” We can think of no other cheese that is more associated with, and reflective of, its country of origin. There is nothing like it, and for good reason.

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Brie de Meaux

Brie is perhaps the most iconic of all French cheeses. There are multiple varieties based on area of origin, including Brie de Melun and Brie de Mangis, but it is Brie de Meaux which is the original and most renowned brie, having once been declared the “King of Cheeses”.

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Chicken Broth Concentrates

When cooking with chicken broth, nothing beats homemade. Nothing. But it’s not always convenient to make and keep on hand. That’s why so many of us rely on the commercially produced variety. Yes it’s bland. Yes it lacks the depth of flavor of homemade, but it’s always there. It’s convenient, easy to store, and most

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U.S. Beef Cuts

Our comprehensive interactive guide to over 60 different cuts of beef; each one complete with a full description, color photo, recommended cooking methods, and a list of alternative names.

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Panology 101

It can be difficult keeping track of which pan does what. So to help separate a rondeau from a Dutch oven, or a double-boiler from a bain marie, we offer up this comprehensive list of pots and pans. From stove top to oven, we’ve got you covered with full descriptions and photos of each.

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Measuring Spoons

When it comes to measuring spoons, we like to say “the more, the merrier”.  Most folks have at least one set on hand, but if you cook or bake often, consider purchasing a second or third set. You’ll be glad you did the next time you need to measure a tablespoon of flour after measuring

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Product Review: Technivorm Moccamaster

It’s difficult to beat the convenience of an automatic drip coffee maker, but the coffee they produce falls somewhere between fair and lousy. Aficionados tell us that most in-home machines fail at two critical aspects of coffee brewing, water temperature and extraction time. If the water is too cold or the extraction time too short, flavor will be lost. Conversely,

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Product Review: All Clad Belgian Waffle Maker

Overall Rating In this age of high-end stoves, smart refrigerators and turbo blenders, it should come as no surprise that the Belgian waffle iron has undergone a high-end makeover in recent years. Manufactures like All-Clad, Breville and Kitchenaid have raised the a bar with high performance stainless-steel models; some so sleek in their design they

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Buying a Chefs Knife

The chef’s knife is the great workhorse of the kitchen.  After your hands, it is the most important tool you’ll own.  So it goes without saying that everyone should have a good-quality chef’s knife at their disposal. But buying a knife, like buying a car, can be a daunting matter.  There is much to consider, not

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