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Why Can Lactose-Intolerant People Eat Some Cheeses and Not Others?

Why Can Lactose-Intolerant People Eat Some Cheeses and Not Others?

Given our seemingly insatiable obsession with foods like mac ‘n cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, and mac ‘n cheese-stuffed... READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?

What’s the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?

The butter square softens around the edges as amber sweetness drips down the stack of steaming hotcakes, matching your leisurely Sunday morning pace. Or maybe you order yours at a French café, filled with sugared ricotta or proscuitto and spinach, drizzled with a balsamic glaze. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Salads

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Salads

Salad is one of the most basic components of a meal: toss some greens together with a light vinaigrette and you’ve got the basis for a healthy and delicious dish. And the beauty of salads? There aren’t really a lot of rules for what can or can’t be included. Chopped vegetables? Sure. Meat? Cheese? Hardboiled eggs? Add them all in! READ MORE

Does It Matter Whether You Use a Glass or Metal Baking Dish?

Does It Matter Whether You Use a Glass or Metal Baking Dish?

Baking has the ability to be creative, nourishing, and fun but can also lead to frustration and disappointment when the final dish doesn... READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Manicotti and Stuffed Shells?

What’s the Difference Between Manicotti and Stuffed Shells?

When you pull the pan from the oven, the tomato sauce bubbles between a top layer of stringy mozzarella. Beneath that invitation, fluffy mounds of herbed, creamy ricotta hide, stuffed within packages of pasta, lined up side by side like presents waiting to be unwrapped. You can accomplish this popular feat of Italian-American origin by following recipes for either manicotti or stuffed shells. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Italian Sausage and Breakfast Sausage?

What’s the Difference Between Italian Sausage and Breakfast Sausage?

Let's talk about tubular meat. Sausage stuffs itself with so much juicy, savory protein that it can snap when bitten. Undress that sausage from its casing, and it still wows, especially when it crumbles into pasta and eggs. So when your recipe calls for sausage and you already have Italian or breakfast sausage on hand, does it really matter which one you use? Sausage is sausage, no?  Of course not! In one sense, the distinction between the two is simple: spices. But let's cook and eat with our senses. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage?

What’s the Difference Between Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage?

Brussels sprouts look like Barbie-sized cabbages. And cabbages, well, there's a whole line of human-baby-sized dolls named after them, th... READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between a Conventional and a Convection Oven?

What’s the Difference Between a Conventional and a Convection Oven?

Lopsided muffins, burnt bread, and dried-out roast chicken prove one thing about convection and conventional ovens: There is a big difference between the two. Unlike the free-flowing art of cooking, baking is a science that likes exactness. And roasting requires knowledge of how to convert your baking temperature and time to convection standards. READ MORE

Save Space by Making Cookware Part of Your Decor

Save Space by Making Cookware Part of Your Decor

It’s Sunday morning and you tiptoe downstairs to the kitchen, planning to greet your still-snoozing spouse with a plateful of pancakes and the results of your latest omelet experiment. After a full twenty minutes spent rooting around for the griddle, you find it—firmly lodged between those two cake pans you never use. You yank hard, sending a shower of pots banging down around you—and wake your spouse, who’s unsurprisingly grumpy at the rude awakening. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Milkshakes and Malts?

What’s the Difference Between Milkshakes and Malts?

Ask a server at any 1950s-style diner to explain what their malt or malted milkshake really is, and you'll hear all sorts of answers. Regardless, you'll probably like it if you're already in the milkshake camp. READ MORE