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Beans, Beans

The British love their baked beans–in particular, Heinz baked beans with tomato sauce, in the blue tin. READ MORE

The Many Lives of a Vanilla Bean

Vanilla beans are expensive, but you can reuse a single pod and still extract lots of flavor. READ MORE

The Iceman Cometh

The best way to have lots of good-tasting ice is to buy it by the bag. READ MORE

Best, Tightest Clips for Bags ‘O Chips (And Other Stuff)

Closing opened bags of chips, cereal, and crackers extra-tight is of paramount importance to those who value crispness. READ MORE

Chow 101: Vinegar

There’s a range of vinegar out there. Hounds survey the options. READ MORE

The Perfect Lemon and Lime Squeezer

You must buy yourself a hand-held enameled cast aluminum citrus squeezer, say hounds. READ MORE

Orange Flower Water

Orange flower water is an intoxicatingly aromatic infusion of–you guessed it–orange blossoms in water. READ MORE

Herb Butters

Herb butters are great for flavoring vegetables, fish, meats, summer corn. . . READ MORE

Brandied Sour Cherries, for Superior Cocktail Garnishes and More

Homemade brandied sour cherries are a mega-step up from commercial maraschino cherries as a garnish for cocktails. READ MORE

Trader Joe’s Canned Smoked Trout

We don’t want to start a run on your TJ’s store, but word has it that this product is being discontinued. READ MORE