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Notes from the Test Kitchen

The Guest Chef Experience

Cooking with students teaches us too.

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The Giving Kitchen

The test kitchen morphs from moment to moment.

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If You Can’t See It, You Won’t Cook It

Breathing life into our recipes one photo at a time.

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Kitchen Dyslexia

We make the mistakes, so you don’t have to.

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Thyme You Can Strip in a Zip

Look for the straight-sprigged thyme if you want faster prep.

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The Making of a Menu

Anyone made one of our whole menus?

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears in the Test Kitchen

Testing a recipe for the first time is like going on a date.

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Test Kitchen Cooks Have Dishpan Hands

We do more dishes than you do.

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Go to Your Happy Place

A pleasant diversion in the middle of a busy day.

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A Dozen a Day

Getting eggy in the test kitchen.

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Camera Gets Hungry, Eats Test Kitchen’s Trifle

Sometimes things don’t go well at a photo shoot.

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Cooks Stink

Working in a test kitchen doesn’t mix well with using public transportation.

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Welcome Back, You

Maternity leave is over; it’s back to the kitchen.

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Tastes Like Postnasal Drip

Sampling recipes is no fun when you have a cold.

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The Art of the Scrounge

Where can I buy sexy Spanish Medieval Catholic Church–themed cookware?

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Getting High in the Test Kitchen

Woah, dude. I feel it. Do you feel it?

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Chocolate + Brioche = Gastrorgasm

CHOW staffer secretly hopes recipe photo shoot goes south so she can eat the misfires.

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I Heart Ham

Falling in love with ham, and the Golden Gate Meat Company.

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Pork Appreciation

Carving a whole suckling pig is a humbling experience.

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When a Bud Light Just Won’t Do

Belgian beer tasting in the kitchen.

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Planning for 2009

Happy New Year, a little early.

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