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Salted Caramel, Smooth or Crunchy?

You decide.

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How to Melt Chocolate

You can do it in the microwave.

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How to Make a Marshmallow Pop

A perfect sweet for your sweetheart.

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How to Scrape a Vanilla Bean

Sticky goodness at your fingertips.

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Does a Chicken Lay Eggs Year-Round?

Give a poor chicken a break.

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How Are Fresh Eggs Different?

Let's count the ways.

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How to Get Fresh Eggs Clean

Soap won't always do the trick.

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Chickens Need Calcium Too

Feed them eggshells.

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What Makes a Good Chicken Coop?

It's more than chicken wire.

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How to Fold a Wonton

The apotheosis of wrapper and filling.

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How to Wrap a Dumpling

Three simple methods.

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Knife Skills: Troubleshooting

A few helpful hints in case you run into problems.

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Knife Skills: How to Make Julienne and Batonnet Cuts

Cut thin like matchsticks, these aren't for the beginner.

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Knife Skills: How to Dice

This is the most common knife cut, so learn it well.

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Knife Skills: How to Make a Bias Cut

This cut decreases the cooking time of vegetables.

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Knife Skills: How to Make a Roll Cut

Do this with oblong-shaped vegetables.

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Knife Skills: How to Make a Chiffonade Cut

It means "rags" in French, and that's what it looks like.

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Knife Skills: How to Mince

Use this cut for herbs, garlic, onions, or shallots.

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Knife Skills: How to Chop

Chopping ain't pretty, but it sure is useful.

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Caramelizing Versus Sweating Onions

One method results in golden brown onions, the other results in translucent onions.

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How to Sear Mushrooms

You want them caramelized and nutty, not steamed.

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