Anyone have facts or an opinion on wood versus plastic cutting boards? I have two plastic boards that have deep cuts in them and they are stained. Is there one type of plastic better than another, or should I just switch back to wood?
Dealing with plastic wrap can often turn into a wrestling match: Either it sticks together and makes a mess of itself, or it won't stick at all. Jenny Stewart of CHOW.com shows you how to tame the unruly material.
How to Make a Funnel Out of a Plastic Bottle
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How to Make a Funnel Out of a Plastic Bottle Don't spend your money on equipment you'll only use once a year. Here's how to make your own funnel using a common household object.
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French Chocolate Macarons with Chocolate Ganache
No lie: macarons can be fairly finicky to make, in that they might spread into uneven shapes or form dark spots on their tops -- but even if they're not as beautiful as bakery specimens, they will still be delicious. The smooth chocolate ganache filling sandwiches the light, chewy-inside, delicately-crisp-outside chocolate macarons together, for a classic French dessert you shouldn't be afraid to try making.
Behind The Business: Richard Blais
Richard Blais talks to Chowhound about being a TV chef, restaurateur, parent, and cookbook author.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
A Menu Worthy of Returning to Twin Peaks
In anticipation of the return of Twin Peaks, we look back at the best food moments from the cult classic.