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How to Hold a Knife

Jeffrey Elliot literally wrote the book on knife skills. The difference between injured amateur and suave pro rests with the play button. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our

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How to Make a Vegan Smoothie That Tastes Like Apple Pie

Tess Masters, a blogger who goes by the nickname The Blender Girl, specializes in vegan and vegetarian blender recipes. Here she demonstrates how to make a vegan smoothie that actually

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A No-Hassle Way to Clean Your Blender

Tess Masters, a blogger who goes by the nickname The Blender Girl, specializes in vegan and vegetarian blender recipes. She manages to dirty her blender several times a day, so

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A One-Pot Dish for Your Rice Cooker

Tess Masters, a blogger who goes by the nickname The Blender Girl, specializes in vegan and vegetarian blender recipes, but her expertise is not limited to blended food! Here she

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How to Make Lemonade Using the Whole Lemon

Tess Masters, who also goes by the nickname The Blender Girl, is a blogger who specializes in vegan and vegetarian blender recipes. She suggests that lemonade shouldn’t be limited to

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How to Make a Vegan Breakfast Parfait

Tess Masters, who also goes by the nickname The Blender Girl, is a blogger who specializes in vegan and vegetarian blender recipes. Here she makes a guest-friendly nondairy breakfast parfait

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How to Make Goat Milk Caramel (a.k.a. Cajeta)

Bruce Weinstein, coauthor of Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese, wants you to start using goat milk in new ways. For example, try making the caramelly substance known as cajeta with it.

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How to Make Goat Cheese Truffles

Mark Scarbrough, coauthor of Goat: Meat, Milk, Cheese, shares an idea for a quick, delicious, simple dessert with a goaty tang—you just need goat cheese, chocolate, maple syrup, and cocoa.

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Great Gadgets for Shredding Scallions and Julienning Carrots

Grace Young, author and contributing editor at Saveur magazine, has found two gadgets that will keep you from wasting hours shredding scallions and julienning carrots. These tools will up your knife-skills

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How to Give Your Wok a Facial

Grace Young, author and contributing editor at Saveur magazine, helps you troubleshoot your rusty-wok problems from the point of view of a wok-thetician. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of

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How to Turn Your Wok into a Popcorn Popper

Grace Young, author and contributing editor at Saveur magazine, says the wok is the perfect popcorn popper. A bonus to making popcorn in a wok is that you’re helping season

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Did You Know That Woks Are Nonstick?

Grace Young, author and contributing editor at Saveur magazine, proves that the carbon-steel wok is a nonstick pan by frying an egg in hers. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom

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How to Test the Heat of Your Chiles

Margo True, food editor for Sunset magazine, points out that the spice of a chile cannot be predicted. She shows us a way to test a chile’s heat from the

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How to Prep Young Artichokes

Elaine Johnson, associate food editor for Sunset magazine, preps baby artichokes the way you’re supposed to, removing the stem and all of the tough outer leaves. What might surprise you

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How to Make the Fastest, Easiest Pizza Ever

Stephanie Dean, test kitchen coordinator for Sunset magazine, shares a great tip on how to make weeknight pizza for your family. Or yourself. Or whoever is hungry. CHOW Tips are

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Gadget Tip: Grill with Cedar Paper

Jason Fox, executive chef of San Francisco’s Commonwealth, grills meat on cedar paper—it gives the food a smoky, wood-grilled flavor. He recommends getting cedar paper online or at your local Asian

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How to Clean Squid

Jason Fox, executive chef of Commonwealth in SF, is a squid enthusiast, and enthusiastically shares how to clean the slippery cephalopods. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community.

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How to Make a Simple Vegetarian Soup

Jason Fox, executive chef of Commonwealth in San Francisco, says guests are always asking him how he makes the simple vegetarian soup he serves at the restaurant. So he showed

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How to Prevent an Avocado from Browning

A semiscientific study shows the best method.

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Using Egg Magnetism to Collect Broken Eggshells

Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, uses eggshell magnetism to collect the broken shards after cracking eggs into a bowl. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community. If you’ve

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How to Clean Your Cutting Board Without Soap

Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, urges you to reconsider your soap usage on cutting boards. Who wants soapy residue? CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community. If you’ve

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