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Is Smoked Brisket Technically Pastrami?

What distinguishes pastrami from corned beef? It's all about smoke. Both deli favorites begin with brining brisket with spices and curing... READ MORE

Sous Vide for Beginners

Sous-vide cooking at home is now more accessible than ever, thanks to less expensive, temperature-controlled immersion circulators designed... READ MORE

Slow-Cure Corned Beef with Kitchen Coach Aaron Rocchino

Slow-Cure Corned Beef with Kitchen Coach Aaron Rocchino

Great Dashi, Great Japanese Cooking

Dashi, the Japanese stock made from kombu (seaweed) and bonito flakes (fish), is a backbone of Japanese cuisine, like chicken stock in Fr... READ MORE

Make Your Own Blood Orange Digestif!

Make Your Own Blood Orange Digestif!

We’ve been making the boozy after-dinner drinks known as digestifs since 2008, when we published DIY projects for six sweetened sips flavored with citrus or herbs. “Digestifs really are the easiest and most rewarding things to make,” says CHOW’s Chris Rochelle, who’s been at it again in the Test Kitchen, this time with blood oranges. Making a blood orange digestif is a simple process of steeping peels in pure grain alcohol for about six days, then straining and sweetening—all you really need is patience. Next week, Chris will show you how to add rich simple syrup to a finished infusion. But for now, here’s what you’ll need to make your own blood orange digestif: READ MORE

Hot Dog Pancakes: Funky Snacks from Your Past

Hot Dog Pancakes: Funky Snacks from Your Past

Since 2006, one discussion in particular has been burning up the Chowhound Home Cooking board. Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family is an ongoing collection of offbeat things users grew up eating, from funky processed-food mashups of the 1970s to quirky snack obsessions of the 1980s. CHOW’s Chris Rochelle is photo-documenting some especially vivid snacks in the discussion thread. Today’s funky family snack: hot dog pancakes, from Chowhound fredamoon. READ MORE

How to Care for Copper Cookware

Whether you spent a bundle or got a great thrift store deal, get a quick primer on how to care for your functional-but-delicate copper co... READ MORE

Baloney Cups with Taters & Cheese: Funky Snacks from Your Past

Baloney Cups with Taters & Cheese: Funky Snacks from Your Past

Since 2006, one discussion in particular has been burning up the Chowhound Home Cooking board. Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family is an ongoing collection of offbeat things users grew up eating, from funky processed-food mashups of the 1970s to quirky snack obsessions of the 1980s. CHOW’s Chris Rochelle is photo-documenting some especially vivid snacks in the discussion thread, stocking his kitchen photo studio with things like baloney, Velveeta, marshmallows, and Miracle Whip, the building blocks of secret family snacking from the past. READ MORE

Lefties’ Laments on Kitchen Tools and Cookware

How is it different for left-handed people navigating the kitchen and cookware? Find out what tools and practices have a handedness to th... READ MORE

What’s Your Go-To Salad Dressing?

Do you have a go-to salad dressing, one you love so much you make it more than any other? See which combinations of vinegars, oils, arom... READ MORE