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How to Sous Vide an Egg at Home

Get a perfect poach using a fancy (yet easy!) technique.

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How to Make a Brownie in a Mug (in the Microwave)

CHOW.com Copy Chief Deborah Lewis tested two member recipes, Microwave Brownie in a Mug (single serving) and Microwave Chocolate Mug Brownie. She liked the former, as you’ll see here. This

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How to Velvet Meat for a Stir-Fry

How Chinese chefs "seal" their proteins.

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How to Store Foie Gras

If Russell Jackson, chef-owner of the now-closed Lafitte in San Francisco, were stranded on a desert island, he would want just one thing: foie gras. If you share his passion,

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Nongreasy Fried Eggplant

If you prefer your eggplant fried but want to avoid turning it into a grease bomb, Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, has a simple, useful tip. CHOW Tips

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How to Make Rice Milk and Horchata

Karen Solomon, author of Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects, shows us that a few pennies’ worth of ingredients, a blender, and some patience are all

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How to Make a Low-Fat Salad Dressing

Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, shares a tip on how to make a delicious, low-fat salad dressing by swapping out one standard ingredient for a surprising one. (Here’s

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A Healthier Bacon Alternative

Though some may argue that nothing can replace the beloved taste of bacon, Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, shows that prosciutto can be a healthier and tasty alternative.

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How to Chop an Onion Without Crying

Russell Jackson, chef-owner of the now-closed Lafitte in San Francisco, knows that chopping onions can be a real pain in the eye sometimes. In this CHOW Tip he shares a

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How to Make a Healthy, Creamy Soup

Healthy soups don’t have to be watery and bland. Margo True, food editor at Sunset magazine, shares the secret to making a creamy and rich romesco soup without using any

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How to Make Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Brownies

Brownies are one of life’s great pleasures. In this CHOW Tip Marisa Churchill, author of Sweet & Skinny, shares a few easy ingredient substitutions so that indulging in brownies doesn’t

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How to Make a Quick, Easy Tomato Sauce

In this CHOW Tip, Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, shows us that you don’t need tomatoes to be in season to make a fresh-tasting tomato sauce. CHOW Tips

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How to Make the Perfect Jell-O Shot

Everyone loves Jell-O shots! In this CHOW tip, Poppy Tooker, host of the Louisiana Eats! radio show, shares a couple of easy tricks to ensure you have a tasty (and

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How to Get the Perfect Cake Slice

We all know that a perfect slice of cake just tastes better. Here Lisa Lavery, CHOW’s kitchen editorial assistant, shares a quick and easy method to ensure that you have

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Two Easy Ways to Spice Up Peanut Butter Cookies

Alice Medrich, author of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies, shares two easy ways to kick your peanut butter cookies up a notch. (And if you want to try this

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How to Make Meringue Mushrooms

Meringue mushrooms are a whimsical addition to a yule log or cookie plate. Alice Medrich, author of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies, shows how to create realistic mushrooms from

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How to Make a Supereasy Tart Dough

Lauren Shockey, author of Four Kitchens, shares a quick and easy tart dough recipe (view the recipe here) that doesn’t need to be rolled out or chilled. CHOW Tips are

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How to Make Doritos Consommé

Lauren Shockey, author of Four Kitchens, shows how to make a clear broth flavored with Doritos. She learned how to make it while apprenticing at the restaurant WD-50. See if

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The Best Way to Melt Chocolate

Alice Medrich, also known as the First Lady of Chocolate and the author of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies, ditches the double boiler for this superior method of melting

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How to Tell the Age of an Egg

Harold McGee, author of Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes, knows that we don’t always use a dozen eggs all at once.

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All of the Alcohol Can Cook Out of a Dish—True or False?

If you expected all of the alcohol to evaporate out of your dinner entrée, then you may be in for a surprise. Mark Scarbrough, coauthor of Lobsters Scream When You

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