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How to use fresh ginger

Fresh ginger

Fresh ginger is not as friendly looking as powdered ginger, which comes in a neat little canister along with all of the other dried spices. It goes into baked goods along with dry ingredients and requires no prep time. Fresh ginger, on the other hand, looks a little alien by comparison. The …

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What does ultra pastruized mean?

Ultra pasteurized heavy cream
Pasteurization is the process of heating a food – usually a liquid – to a specific temperature for the purpose of slowing microbial growth, extending the shelf life of a product by slowing the spoilage process. The technique was first developed to prevent wine and beer from souring quickly, but it is very …

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What is coarse salt?

Maldon sea salt
There are lots of recipes that call for coarse salt these days. Coarse salt refers to sea salt or kosher salt, salt that has a much larger grain to it than common table salt – hence the name “coarse” salt. The reason that coarse salt is so popular is not that it is …

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How to melt chocolate

Chocolate Chips
There are many recipes out there that call for melted chocolate, from brownies to cakes. Melted chocolate might not sound like a tricky ingredient, but it actually can be and is a place where many would be brownie-bakers run into problems. This is because chocolate tends to hold its shape as it melts …

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What’s your must-see food TV?

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Must See Food TV
Food tv goes far beyond just instructional cooking shows these days. Cooking is entertainment, after all. I find that I am watching more food related shows than I used to because there are so many more available to me, but I also find that I opt to check out a food reality show …

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