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What’s the Difference Between Devil’s Food Cake and Chocolate Cake (and German Chocolate Cake)?

What’s the Difference Between Devil’s Food Cake and Chocolate Cake (and German Chocolate Cake)?

Devil's food cake is heavenly. And German chocolate cake isn't German. Naturally, people can get confused about the difference between these two variations plus plain old chocolate cake. For the record, we wouldn't turn away from any of them. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Among Our Favorite Squashes and Pumpkins

What’s the Difference Among Our Favorite Squashes and Pumpkins

Out go the yellow summer squash and zucchini, and in come the pumpkins, butternuts, and heartier autumn squashes. Now that fall is upon much of the country, it’s time to ditch warm-weather vegetables and embrace this sweet harvest. But beyond pumpkins, butternuts, and acorns, many of us have no idea what all the squashes in crazy shapes and colors are called, and how to use them. Given the variety available in many markets, we wanted to give you a breakdown of what to look for when shopping. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?

What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?

It's a soup stumper. 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?

People say baking is more of a science than stovetop cooking: Why? Because exactness matters. The amount of humidity in the air and the altitude of your city can affect how your dish turns out. Yeast and other components create chemical reactions that make dough rise. There's gluten formation, starch gelatinization, and protein coagulation. And there is just so much more. One thing many beginner bakers forget to think about is how their baking pan — glass or metal — is going to react with the ingredients. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

When it's too hot outside to swallow a steaming caffeinated beverage, much less hold it, you're more likely to choose a cold cup of java... READ MORE

Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter

Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter

Here's the scenario: You have a bunch of vegetables and aren't sure what to do with them. You don't have the energy or brain space to make anything remotely complicated. This is what you do: Just roast them to hit that sweet spot. It's an easy method, and you'll get lightly browned, crispy-skinned vegetables with tender, honeyed flesh within. Here's why: READ MORE

How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

In the same way sun exposure ages our skin, oxygen is the enemy of fruit that doesn't want to brown. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Tofu and Tempeh?

What’s the Difference Between Tofu and Tempeh?

It doesn't matter if you lust for a bloody burger once in a while. Soybeans can satisfy a different kind of craving when you need some protein, and you want it fast and cheap with no remorse. And two soybean products don't have to be mystery meat to you. Tofu is like the popular kid in school with many trendy outfits, and tempeh is the nuttier kid on the fringe who doesn't change for anyone. READ MORE

Does the Color of an Egg Yolk Indicate How Nutritious It Is?

Does the Color of an Egg Yolk Indicate How Nutritious It Is?

Yolks can range from pale yellow to deep orange. READ MORE

Should You Rinse Rice Before Cooking?

Should You Rinse Rice Before Cooking?

To rinse or not to rinse: There are so many opinions and types of rice, the answer is daunting. Here, we break it down for you. Because like the answers to life's most lofty questions, there is no easy single answer. READ MORE